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Champion Bumper 2020 Result

17:30 Wednesday 11 March 2020


Distance: 2m 87y (Old)
Prize: £42,202 Age: 4yo to 6yo Race Type: Bumper Going: Soft

Last season's 14-runner affair proved to be just a blip, as the regular maximum-sized field lined up for the best bumper of the season, this looking a strong renewal on paper, 18 of the 23 having won last time out, the race more open than the market suggested, and it required one of the best performances in recent years, probably since Briar Hill in 2013, for the stable second string to deny the favourite as Willie Mullins landed the race for the tenth time, the big Irish stables dominating the finish, with Elliott-trained runners third and fifth, Third Time Lucki acquitting himself well in proving the pick of the British; the race was a proper test, though it is possible those that raced on the inner into the straight were at a disadvantage, Ocean Wind and, in particular, Five Bar Brian among those that should probably be marked up, the principals all among the more patiently ridden as well; as ever, this looks a race to throw up plenty of winners over hurdles next season; it was yet another race that resulted in a standing start being required.

All 23 ran.

Winning Owner: Cheveley Park Stud

Time: 4m 6.8s

1 Silk colours for FERNY HOLLOW (IRE), trained by W. P. Mullins, Ireland and owned by Cheveley Park Stud FERNY HOLLOW (IRE) 5 11-5 11/1
J: P. Townend T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
2 Silk colours for APPRECIATE IT (IRE), trained by W. P. Mullins, Ireland and owned by Miss M. A. Masterson APPRECIATE IT (IRE) 6 11-5 15/8
J: Mr P. W. Mullins T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
3 Silk colours for QUEENS BROOK (IRE), trained by Gordon Elliott, Ireland and owned by Noel Moran/Mrs Valerie Moran QUEENS BROOK (IRE) 5 10-12 6/1
J: Mr J. J. Codd T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
4 Silk colours for THIRD TIME LUCKI (IRE), trained by Dan Skelton and owned by Mike and Eileen Newbould nk THIRD TIME LUCKI (IRE) 5 11-5 16/1
J: Harry Skelton T: Dan Skelton
5 Silk colours for ESKYLANE (IRE), trained by Gordon Elliott, Ireland and owned by K Haughey/Laura Haughey/Kieran T Byrne hd ESKYLANE (IRE) 6 11-5 16/1
J: Davy Russell T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
6 Silk colours for OCEAN WIND, trained by Roger Teal and owned by Rockingham Reins Limited OCEAN WIND 4 10-11 12/1
J: Aidan Coleman T: Roger Teal
7 Silk colours for JULIES STOWAWAY (IRE), trained by Ms Margaret Mullins, Ireland and owned by Mr M. O'Callaghan 8 JULIES STOWAWAY (IRE) 6 11-5 40/1
J: D. E. Mullins T: Ms Margaret Mullins, Ireland
8 Silk colours for THE GLANCING QUEEN (IRE), trained by Alan King and owned by Dingwall, Farrell, Hornsey & Murray THE GLANCING QUEEN (IRE) 6 10-12 12/1
J: Tom Cannon T: Alan King
9 Silk colours for GOOD TIME JONNY (IRE), trained by A. J. Martin, Ireland and owned by A Shiels/Donal Gavigan/Niall Reilly 1 GOOD TIME JONNY (IRE) 5 11-5 66/1
J: Robbie Power T: A. J. Martin, Ireland
10 Silk colours for ONE TRUE KING (IRE), trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies and owned by Teme Valley 2 ½ ONE TRUE KING (IRE) 5 11-5 100/1
J: Sam Twiston-Davies T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
11 Silk colours for FIVE BAR BRIAN (IRE), trained by W. P. Mullins, Ireland and owned by Beswick Brothers Bloodstock Partnership ½ FIVE BAR BRIAN (IRE) 6 11-5 33/1
J: D. J. Mullins T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
12 Silk colours for MAHLER ALLSTAR (IRE), trained by Jonathan Sweeney, Ireland and owned by Patrick Pyne MAHLER ALLSTAR (IRE) 6 11-5 100/1
J: M. P. Walsh T: Jonathan Sweeney, Ireland
13 Silk colours for ASK A HONEY BEE (IRE), trained by Fergal O'Brien and owned by Lewis, Lawson and Hope 9 ASK A HONEY BEE (IRE) 6 11-5 25/1
J: Liam Harrison T: Fergal O'Brien
14 Silk colours for CAN YOU CALL, trained by Andrew Martin and owned by Mr Andrew J. Martin CAN YOU CALL 5 11-5 100/1
J: Mr James Martin T: Andrew Martin
15 Silk colours for DARLING DAUGHTER (IRE), trained by Gordon Elliott, Ireland and owned by Gigginstown House Stud DARLING DAUGHTER (IRE) 6 10-12 14/1
J: Ms L. O'Neill T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
16 Silk colours for ADRIMEL (FR), trained by Tom Lacey and owned by Lady Bamford & Alice Bamford nk ADRIMEL (FR) 5 11-5 25/1
J: Richard Johnson T: Tom Lacey
17 Silk colours for ISRAEL CHAMP (IRE), trained by David Pipe and owned by John White & Anne Underhill ½ ISRAEL CHAMP (IRE) 5 11-5 8/1
J: Tom Scudamore T: David Pipe
18 Silk colours for PANIC ATTACK (IRE), trained by David Pipe and owned by Bryan Drew nk PANIC ATTACK (IRE) 4 10-4 10/1
J: Brian Hughes T: David Pipe
19 Silk colours for AUDACITY, trained by Warren Greatrex and owned by The Audacity Partnership hd AUDACITY 4 10-11 100/1
J: Gavin Sheehan T: Warren Greatrex
20 Silk colours for LET ME ENTERTAIN U, trained by Michael Scudamore and owned by Mr Mark Dunphy hd LET ME ENTERTAIN U 4 10-11 100/1
J: Brendan Powell T: Michael Scudamore
21 Silk colours for BRIEF AMBITION, trained by Fergal O'Brien and owned by C Coley, D Porter, H Redknapp, P Smith ns BRIEF AMBITION 6 11-5 100/1
J: Adam Wedge T: Fergal O'Brien
22 Silk colours for LINELEE KING (FR), trained by Olly Murphy and owned by Mrs Diana L. Whateley sh LINELEE KING (FR) 5 11-5 100/1
J: A. P. Heskin T: Olly Murphy
23 Silk colours for SNOWPIERCER (FR), trained by Lady Susan Brooke and owned by Lady Susan Brooke 43 SNOWPIERCER (FR) 6 11-5 150/1
J: Miss Lorna Brooke T: Lady Susan Brooke

All 23 ran.

Winning Owner: Cheveley Park Stud

Time: 4m 6.8s


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45% Harry Cobden's strike rate on hurdling favourites (rides STRIKING A POSE)