Cheltenham Wednesday 11th March 5.30pm
Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Open NH Flat Race) (Grade 1) (4-6yo)
Distance: 2 Miles ½ furlongs
Weights –10st 11lb (4yo), 11st 5lb (5-6yo), 7lb allowance for fillies and mares
The seventh and final race on day two is the Champion Bumper it is a grade one national hunt flat race over a distance of about two miles and 100 yards. Some of the winners of this race have gone on to be superstars over jumps in years to come. Notable past winners include Florida Pearl, Cue Card, and Champagne Fever. This is another race where the top stables generally do well, but it isn’t always the fancied horses that win. For example, the year that Cue Card won, it went off at 40/1.
12 YEAR STATISTICS
Here are Cheltenham Weatherbys Champion Bumper Trends and Statistics:
Age – Eleven of the last twelve winners were aged five or six.
Starting Price – Seven of the last twelve winners returned at odds between 12/1 and 40/1.
Last Run – All of the last twelve winners won on their previous run before Cheltenham. Eleven of the last twelve runners last ran within 87 days.
Course Form – Ten of the last twelve winners had never previously run at Cheltenham.
Distance Form – Eleven of the last twelve winners had at least one run over between 1m 7f and 2m 1f and at least one win over the trip.
Flat Form – Ten of the last twelve winners had at least two previous flat runs and all twelve winners had at least one previous flat win.
Rating – All of the last twelve winners were rated 118 or higher.
Season Form – All of the last twelve winners had at least one run and one win in the current.
Cheltenham Weatherbys Champion Bumper – LEADING CONTENDERS
Expected to change as more data becomes available.
Cheltenham Weatherbys Champion Bumper – TIPS
Will be posted here when more data becomes available
Cheltenham Weatherbys Champion Bumper – 2019
FRT Tipster Keith advised:
The anti-post market is dominated by Gordon Elliott with ENVOI ALLEN, MALONE ROAD and ANDY DUFRESNE but I like one trained by his old adversary Willie Mullins, BLUE SARI was impressive on debut at Galway an should have a big future.
My selection BLUE SARI 10/1 each way, at just 4 years old he is younger than the stats suggest but his win last time was an outstanding performance.
Result: 1st ENVOI ALLEN, 2nd BLUE SARI
Cheltenham Weatherbys Champion Bumper – PREVIOUS WINNERS
2008 Cousin Vinny 5 Patrick Mullins[a] Willie Mullins
2009 Dunguib 6 Brian O’Connell[a] Philip Fenton
2010 Cue Card 4 Joe Tizzard Colin Tizzard
2011 Cheltenian 5 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2012 Champagne Fever 5 Patrick Mullins Willie Mullins
2013 Briar Hill 5 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2014 Silver Concorde 6 Robbie McNamara Dermot Weld
2015 Moon Racer 6 Tom Scudamore David Pipe
2016 Ballyandy 5 Sam Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies
2017 Fayonagh 6 Jamie Codd Gordon Elliott
2018 Relegate 5 Katie Walsh Willie Mullins
2019 Envoi Allen 5 Jamie Codd Gordon Elliott
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