Champion Bumper

Date Time Class Distance
Wed 17th March 2020 17:30 Grade 1 2m 110y


Pos Dist Horse Jockey Trainer Age Wgt
1st Sky Pirate Nick Scholfield Jonjo O'Neill
2nd shd Entoucas M P Walsh Joseph P O'Brien
3rd 3.75 Ibleo Charlie Deutsch Miss V Williams
4th 3 On The Slopes Tom Cannon C Gordon
5th 0.5 Not That Fuisse Harry Skelton D Skelton
6th 5.5 Capuccimix D J O'Keeffe H de Bromhead
7th 4 Duc Des Genievres Lorcan Williams P F Nicholls
8th 0.75 Amoola Gold Bridget Andrews D Skelton
9th 1.75 Ashutor H Cobden P F Nicholls
10th 2.25 Chosen Mate J C Gainford Mrs D Foster
11th 2.25 Us And Them J J Slevin Joseph P O'Brien
12th 22 Glen Forsa T Scudamore M R Channon
13th 2.25 Bun Doran J J Burke T R George
14th 12 Western Miller Paul O'Brien C E Longsdon
15th nk Or Jaune De Somoza J W Kennedy Mrs D Foster
- - Moonlighter David Bass Nick Williams    
- - Sizing Pottsie R M Power Mrs J Harrington    
- - Embittered Rachael Blackmore Joseph P O'Brien    
- - Zanza R Johnson P J Hobbs    
- - Theinval Unknown Unknown    
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About the Champion Bumper

The Champion Bumper is the only Grade 1 flat race in UK National Hunt racing. The race is run over a distance of 2 miles and half a furlong on the Cheltenham Old Course and is the last race on the card for the second day of the Festival. Entry to the race is restricted to horses aged 4- to 6-years-old.

Despite being a flat race, the Champion Bumper has produced several champions that have gone on to achieve success in jumps races. These include the likes of champion steeplechasers Florida Pearl and Cue Card, while Dunguib and Champagne Fever went on to win major hurdles races.

Betting on the Champion Bumper

The Champion Bumper is one of the easier races to untangle when it comes to telling which horses are genuine candidates. Recent winners have all shown strong form ahead of the Champion Bumper, and a win or second place last time out is a virtual prerequisite for a win.

The markets will usually pick out the top contenders quite accurately, and the top 3-4 in the betting will usually meet the above requirements and wins by antepost favourites are common. This leaves you to decide between an all-or-nothing punt on the favourite, or putting your money behind a higher priced horse that also offers value on the places.

Champion Bumper Past Winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
2020/td> Ferny Hollow 5 Pete Townsend Willie Mullins
2019 Envoi Allen 5 Jamie Codd Gordon Elliott
2018 Relegate 5 Katie Walsh Willie Mullins
2017 Fayonagh 6 Jamie Codd Gordon Elliott
2016 Ballyandy 5 Sam Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies
2015 Moon Racer 6 Tom Scudamore David Pipe

More past winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
2015 Moon Racer 6 Tom Scudamore David Pipe
2014 Silver Concorde 6 Robbie McNamara Dermot Weld
2013 Briar Hill 5 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2012 Champagne Fever 5 Patrick Mullins Willie Mullins
2011 Cheltenian 5 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2010 Cue Card 4 Joe Tizzard Colin Tizzard
2009 Dunguib 6 Brian O'Connell Philip Fenton
2008 Cousin Vinny 5 Patrick Mullins Willie Mullins
2007 Cork All Star 5 Barry Geraghty Jessica Harrington
2006 Hairy Molly 6 Paul Carberry Joseph Crowley
2005 Missed That 6 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2004 Total Enjoyment 5 Jim Culloty Tom Cooper
2003 Liberman 5 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2002 Pizarro 5 Jamie Spencer Edward O'Grady
2001 no race   due to foot-and-mouth crisis  
2000 Joe Cullen 5 Charlie Swan Willie Mullins
1999 Monsignor 5 Brendan Powell Mark Pitman
1998 Alexander Banquet 5 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
1997 Florida Pearl 5 Richard Dunwoody Willie Mullins
1996 Wither or Which 5 Willie Mullins Willie Mullins
1995 Dato Star 4 Mark Dwyer Malcolm Jefferson
1994 Mucklemeg 6 Charlie Swan Edward O'Grady
1993 Rhythm Section 4 Paul Carberry Homer Scott
1992 Montelado 5 Richard Dunwoody Pat Flynn


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