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The Champion Bumper is a Grade 1 National Hunt Flat race which takes place at the Cheltenham Festival each year, and is run over a distance of about two miles and half a furlong (2 miles and 87 yards). Open to horses aged between four and six years old, the Champion Bumper was established in 1992 and is run on the Old Course at Cheltenham. It was initially called the Festival Bumper, and had various sponsors in the early years, including Tote and Guinness. However, Weatherbys have been sponsoring the race since 1997 and it is now widely known as the Weatherbys Champion Bumper.

5:30

Wednesday 13 March

Distance: 16f 87y Age: 4yo 6 Prize: £75000

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Entries for the Champion Bumper will appear here when they become available.

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The Champion Bumper is the most prestigious race of its type in the National Hunt calendar, and has been won in the past by some horses that have gone on to be top-class performers over jumps, notably Florida Pearl and Dunguib.

Cue Card and Champagne Fever are two of the more successful winners of the race in recent years, both of whom went on to achieve further success at the Cheltenham Festival, in the Ryanair Chase and Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, respectively.

Cue Card always struck of a horse with any amount of ability, but it took him a few years to get to full capacity.

His victory in the 2013 Ryanair Chase was the best performance on Timeform ratings since the inaugural running in 2005, Cue Card making most and deserving extra credit given the mistakes he made during the race.

His burst of speed between the last two flights left his rivals for dead, beating a high-class performer in First Lieutenant by nine lengths.

Cue Card went on to win six more times at the highest level – including three wins in the Betfair Chase at Haydock – and was arguably in with a very good chance of winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2016, still travelling ominously well and moving upsides the leaders when making a rare jumping lapse three from home.

With niggling doubts about his stamina at the Gold Cup trip, it isn’t definitive that he would have been able to withstand the pressure of proven stayer and winner Don Cossack in the closing stages, but it would have been a sight to see.

The most successful Champion Bumper trainer is Willie Mullins , who has won the race a remarkable nine times (he also rode the winner he trained in 1996), with: Wither Or Which (1996), Florida Pearl (1997), Alexander Banquet (1998), Joe Cullen (2000), Missed That (2005), Cousin Vinny (2008), Champagne Fever (2012), Briar Hill (2013) and Relegate (2018).

The most successful Champion Bumper jockey is

Ruby Walsh

, who has tasted success in the race three times, with: Alexander Banquet (1998), Missed That (2005) and Briar Hill (2013).

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Champion Bumper 2019 FAQs

What is the distance of the Champion Bumper?

2 miles and 87 yards

How many fences are jumped in the Champion Bumper?

n/a

What day of the festival is the Champion Bumper?

Day 2

What time is the Champion Bumper?

17:30

What weights are carried for the Champion Bumper?

10st 11lbs (4yo). 11st 5lb (5yo-6yo). 7lb allowance for fillies and mares.

What is the purse for the Champion Bumper?

£75,000 (2018)

Who is the leading jockey in the Champion Bumper?

Ruby Walsh

Who is the leading trainer in the Champion Bumper?

Willie Mullins

Who won the Champion Bumper?

You can check out our Champion Bumper results page here to see a list of previous winners.

Where can I compare the odds for the Champion Bumper?

Click the link to visit our Champion Bumper Odds Comparison page.

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NEXT RACE SMART STATS

2 W. P. Mullins's number of winners in past 8 runnings. (saddles FAST BUCK)
£14.52 Edward P. Harty's profit to a £1 level stake when having only one runner on the card (hurdles) (saddles SPRUCED UP)
£32.00 Paul Nolan's profit to a £1 level stake with hurdling debutants (saddles EACH WAY)

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