Champion Bumper Odds

Find the latest Champion Bumper odds, tip and racecard below for the race on Wednesday 16th March 2022.

The exciting Facile Vega is challenging favouritism for the 2022 Champion Bumper following his win on debut at Leopardstown on Boxing Day. The 5yo by Walk In The Park out of Quevega has a lot of hype about him and and big shoes to fill in a race which trainer Willie Mullins has dominated. Gordon Elliott's 5yo American Mike is also well following a facile win at Navan in December. 

Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets Exclusive promo code : H30

#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after  settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after  the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.

American Mike
1
REVEAL OFFER
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
Facile Vega
1
£40 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
£20 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
Redemption Day
1
£20 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
Pink In The Park
1
REVEAL OFFER
£40 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
The Big Doyen
1
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
£20 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
Harmonya Maker
1
REVEAL OFFER
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
Itswhatunitesus
1
REVEAL OFFER
£40 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
Estacas
1
REVEAL OFFER
£40 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
Springwell Bay
1
REVEAL OFFER
£20 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
Sandor Clegane
1
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
£20 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
The Mediator
1
REVEAL OFFER
£40 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
Embassy Gardens
1
£20 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
Timeforatune
1
£40 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
Nikini
1
£40 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
£20 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
The Model Kingdom
1
£100 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
Impulsive Dancer
1
REVEAL OFFER
£20 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
Bellatior
1
REVEAL OFFER
£40 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
Uncle Phil
1
£100 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
Glowing Account
1
REVEAL OFFER
£20 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
Liberty Dance
1
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
Hubrisko
1
£40 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
Ashroe Diamond
1
£40 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
Bonttay
1
REVEAL OFFER
£20 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
Champ Kiely
1
REVEAL OFFER
£40 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
Nonbinding
1
£40 FREE BET
£40 FREE BET
Carnfunnock
1
REVEAL OFFER
£40 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
Hullnback
1
£100 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
Sa Fureur
1
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
Da Capo Glory
1
£40 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
£40 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
Onethreefivenotout
Maclaine
1
£40 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
Klarc Kent
1
REVEAL OFFER
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
Grivei
1
£100 FREE BET
£20 FREE BET
REVEAL OFFER
Top Ville Bobby
1
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
Libberty Hunter
1
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
Ted Hastings
1
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
Mamoon Star
1
REVEAL OFFER
£20 FREE BET
£100 FREE BET
Each Way Terms
Odds correct as of 2022-01-15 09:51 Odds subject to change.
Cheltenham Tips

Champion Bumper Tips

Look out for our Champion Bumper tip as we get close to the Festival.

What is the Champion Bumper?

The Champion Bumper is a Grade 1 National Hunt Flat race, run over two miles and 87 yards, which brings the second day of the Cheltenham Festival, Ladies Day, to a close. It is the most prestigious ‘bumper’ of the season, races which are designed to give horses who haven’t run on the Flat experience in their career before they switch to jumping, and it is open to horses aged between four and six. It is the only race at the festival where an obstacle isn’t cleared, and as such Flat jockeys regularly ride in it - with Jamie Spencer emerging victorious on Pizarro in 2002.      

The history of the Champion Bumper

The race has regularly produced future stars of the sport since being established in 1992, and several winners of the Champion Bumper have come back to win other races at the festival in later years. Willie Mullins has a formidable record in the Champion Bumper, training the winner of the race on nine occasions - though rather surprisingly, Ruby Walsh was only on board for three. Champion Bumper horses regularly graduate to novice hurdling the following season, and the last Champion Bumper winner to win the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle the following year was the 2012 winner, Champagne Fever, who struck in the Supreme for Willie Mullins in 2013.   

What happened in the 2021 Champion Bumper?

Willie Mullins trained the first two home in the Champion Bumper as Sir Gerhard got the better of Kilcruit, with the pair pulling over six lengths clear of Dan Skelton's Elle Est Belle in a race that is sure to throw up some classy horses for the future.

Who is the most iconic winner of the Champion Bumper?

Several winners of the Champion Bumper have a strong claim to such a title, including the 2010 winner Cue Card and the 2012 winner Champagne Fever, though the most successful of the lot was arguably the 1997 winner, Florida Pearl. Having won the Champion Bumper on just his second career start, Florida Pearl bypassed hurdles and launched straight into a chasing career the following season, winning the 1998 RSA Chase before placing in the 1999 and 2000 renewals of the Cheltenham Gold Cup. That particular prize would elude him throughout his career, but he proved to be a top-class horse nonetheless, winning the Irish Gold Cup on four occasions, and the King George VI Chase in 2001. Florida Pearl signed off in the perfect way, remarkably winning the Irish Gold Cup on his final start as a 12-year-old in 2004. He has a Grade 2 race named in his honour, the Florida Pearl Novice Chase, which is traditionally run at Punchestown in November. 

Are there any trials for the Champion Bumper?

The unique nature of a bumper in National Hunt racing means that, in theory, any winner of a bumper race during a season could progress into a bona fide contender for the festival. As such, there are no fixed trials for the Champion Bumper, but it’s worth noting down any bumper winner who impresses during the season, while keeping an eye on some of the graded bumpers throughout the season, such as the Grade 2 contest at the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown in February, can also prove fruitful. 

Who is the most successful jockey in the Champion Bumper?

The most successful jockey in the history of the Champion Bumper is Ruby Walsh, who has won the race on three occasions, courtesy of Alexander Banquet (1998), Missed That (2005) and Briar Hill (2013).

Who is the most successful trainer in the Champion Bumper?

The most successful trainer in the history of the Champion Bumper is Willie Mullins, who has trained the winner of the race on trn occasions. Mullins was responsible for each of Ruby Walsh’s three wins in the race (Alexander Banquet in 1998, Missed That in 2005 and Briar Hill in 2013), while he has also trained Wither Or Which (1996), Florida Pearl (1997), Joe Cullen (2000), Cousin Vinny (2008), Champagne Fever (2012), Relegate (2018) and Sir Gerhard (2020). 

Cheltenham Festival Betting
Advert Disclaimer
Horseracing.net is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Horseracing.net accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.

Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets + £10 Casino Bonus

#AD Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after  settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after  the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). First bet only. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. Online UK customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 in Free Bets. 18+. T&Cs apply
Bet £10 Get £40 In Bonuses
#AD 18+ New customers only. Opt in and place a £10 bet on Horse Racing at odds of 2.00+ within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 3x £10 Horse Racing Free Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00+. Plus, a £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw a max of £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.
Bet £10 Get £60 in Bonuses
#AD New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £20 & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Horse Racing market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Get Up To £100 In Free Bets
#AD New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
Money Back As CASH Up To £20 (APP Only)
#AD New customers only. Deposit £20 using card or Trustly. Up to your first £20 of losses will be refunded as CASH within 24 hours of qualifying bet having been settled. T&Cs apply
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD. New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. 18+
£25 Free Bet + 10 Free Spins
If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting, QuinnBet will refund 50% of your losses as a Free Bet up to £25 (min 3 bets) Plus 10 Free Spins on Asgard Warriors. Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 10 Free Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at the minimum odds. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | BeGambleAware.org
£10 Welcome Offer
#AD UK & ROI customers only. 18+. Place your first bet on sports pools and if it loses we’ll refund your stake in cash. Max refund is £10. Qualifying bet is the first sports pool bet added to the betslip. Ten to Follow bets do not qualify. Totewin will be the qualifying bet when a Totewin and a Toteplace bet are struck at the same time. BeGambleaware.org T&Cs apply
Latest racing results
Southwell
16:00
1st Airshow
2nd Burrows Seeside
3rd Aramis Grey
Punchestown
15:50
1st John Adams
2nd Exit To The West
3rd Glenloe
Kelso
15:40
1st To The Limit
2nd Lastofthecosmics
3rd Don't Need To Know
View All Today's Results