Key Trends For The Champion Bumper

The Champion Bumper, the pinnacle flat event at the Cheltenham Festival, showcases the finest emerging talent in National Hunt racing.

As anticipation builds for the 2024 renewal, those who bet on Cheltenham ante-post may struggle to make their prediction as the market continues to fluctuate.

Luckily, delving into the trends of past winners provides invaluable insights for both novice and seasoned punters alike.

So, without further ado, let’s dissect the key trends that have consistently shaped the outcome of this prestigious Grade 1 race.


Given that the Champion Bumper is for up-and-coming National Hunt horses to gain experience before they go over obstacles, it is only open to horses aged between four and six.

All of the last 12 winners have fallen into the five or six-year-old age bracket though, as four-year-olds are a rarity in the Champion Bumper.


Whilst the Cheltenham tips often highlight the favourites, the

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