The seventh and final race of the second day at the 2011 Cheltenham Festival and it’s the Weatherbys Champion Bumper which is a Class A Grade 1 flat race run over 2m and is open to horses aged between 4 and 6 years old.
Previous winners include the illustrious Cousin Vinny and Dunguib with Cue Card winning in 2010. The Champion Bumper is the only flat race run at the Cheltenham Festival and not only attracts ssome of the very best young flat horses but also some of the best flat jockeys.
For 2011, the three horses attracting most attention for this race are Knight Pass, Bold Optimist and Keys. Bare in mind though that 15 of this races’ winners have all won on their previous run-out – might be a useful nugget to think about when placing a bet!