Day 2 - Wednesday 11th March 2020 - 5.30pm - Weatherbys Champion Bumper - Grade 1 - 2m110y
The Weatherbys Champion Bumper is the only Cheltenham Festival Race without obstacles and gives us a chance to run the rule over some future stars of the sport. The Bumper is essentially a flat race run under National Hunt racing rules, over a distance just over two miles.
Despite the Champion Bumper only having a brief history the Irish Trainer Willie Mullins already possesses a fine record in this race with a number of winners and the Cheltenham Champion Bumper tip is that is well worth looking at his entries in this race.
Not only is Willie Mullins to be feared but all the Irish trainers as the Champion Bumper is one of the races that the Irish give major importance to in their National Hunt season.
The Champion Bumper form is so important for shaping the Supreme Novices Hurdle betting for the following year as the leading players in the Bumper are the initial favourites for the following years Cheltenham Novice Hurdler.