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.
Champion Bumper Odds
The Champion Bumper odds are put up by the online bookies quite early but a key factor in the market is that quite often the best of the Irish entries only make their debut on the course six weeks before the Cheltenham Festival.
This relatively short timeframe makes the Champion Bumper ante post market very volatile and you can watch all the market moves on out odds comparison chart.
The Champion Bumper form requires loads of scrutiny from both sides of the water and in our era we are very fortunate that we have wall to wall TV coverage of both UK and Irish Horse Racing meetings so we can keep in touch with the key players as they make their racecourse debuts.
While we have indicated that one Champion Bumper tip is to consider the entry of Willie Mullins but he generally has two or even three in the Cheltenham feature and therefore you may need to have a small wager on a couple of his horses to avoid missing the winner.