Champion Bumper

Grade – 1
Course – Cheltenham (Old Course)
Race Type – National Hunt Flat Race
Distance – 2 Miles 1/2 Furlong (16.5 Furlongs)
Ages – 4-6yo
Weights – 10st 11lb (4yo), 11st 5lb (5-6yo), 7lb allowance for fillies and mares
Sponsor – Weatherbys

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 11 of the last 12 winners were aged 5 or 6
Price – 2 of the last 12 favorites winners were favourite, 5/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 12 of the last 12 winners won on their previous run before Cheltenham
Previous Course Form – 2/12 winners had run at Cheltenham before, 2/12 winners had 1 previous win at Cheltenham
Previous Distance Form – 11/12 winners had at least 1 run over 16/16.5 furlongs, 9/12 winners had at least 2 previous runs over 16/16.5 furlongs, 11/12 had a previous win over that distance
Previous Flat Form – 10/12 winners had at least 2 previous flat runs, 12/12 winners had at least 1 previous flat win
Rating – 12/12 winners were rated 118 or higher
Season Form – 12/12 winners had at least 1 run and 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run – 5 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after Cheltenham, 8/12 finished in top 2 next time out
7/12 winners ran in the Champion Flat Race (Punchestown) next time out, 3 of the 7 won, 2 placed
Next Cheltenham Festival Run – 6/12 winners ran in the Supreme Novice Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 1 of the 6 won, 1 placed