Cheltenham Festival 2019: Champion Bumper preview, tv schedule, race time, tips, runners and riders and odds

To get you in the mood for the race at Prestbury Park – here’s all you need to know.

When is the Champion Bumper, what’s the distance and which sort of horses can enter?

The 2019 Champion Bumper will take place on Wednesday, March 13 at 17:30 (5:30pm).

It’s a Grade 1 National Hunt Flat race run over two miles, for horses aged four to six.

Who is running in the 2019 Champion Bumper?

There is still plenty of time to go before the race, but Envoi Allen currently leads the market.

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How can I watch the race?

The race will be broadcast live on Racing TV and ITV.

ITV1 is on Sky channel 103 and Virgin channel 103.

You can watch Racing TV  on Sky Channel 426 and Virgin Media Channel 536.

What are the latest odds?

  • 4-1 Envoi Allen
  • 5-1 Blue Sari
  • 6-1 Andy Dufresne
  • 12-1 Sempo
  • 14-1 Meticulous
  • 20-1 bar

Who won the Champion Bumper in 2018?

The sensational Relegate (25-1) emerged victorious under Katie Walsh for trainer Willie Mullins, coming from last to first.

She flashed home to just get the better of her stablemate Carefully Selected (6-1) in second.

Which jockeys and trainers have won the Bumper the most? 

Willie Mullins is the leading trainer having won the race NINE times.

He’s been successful with Wither Or Which (1996), Florida Pearl (1997), Alexander Banquet (1998), Joe Cullen (2000), Missed That (2005), Cousin Vinny (2008), Champagne Fever (2012), Briar Hill (2013) and Relegate (2018)

Jockey Ruby Walsh has won the race three times.

What are the top tips for the race? 

That’s a good question!

Check back here nearer the time for all the tips.

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