17:30 Champion Bumper Tips & Odds – Cheltenham Festival 16th March 2022

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The leading National Hunt flat fixture on the calendar spotlights the Champion Bumper Tips from the Cheltenham Festival 2022.

This popular race gives punters a look at some of the potential future stars that could be gracing the Cheltenham Festival down the line.

There is no richer or more prestigious National Hunt flat fixture than this.

Our betting experts look at the latest odds and also at some of the trends and current form for Champion Bumper Tips 2022.

It’s the final action of Wednesday’s Cheltenham Festival fixture list and it is a Grade 1 affair.

Champion Bumper Racing Odds

Facile Vega 6/4
American Mike 5/2
Redemption Day 6/1
James’s Gate 14/1
Houlanbatordechais 20/1
Madmansgame 28/1
Joyeux Machin 33/1
Rosy Redrum 33/1
Our Jest 33/1
Music Drive 44/1
Poetic Music 40/1
Seabank Bistro 40/1
Viva Devito 40/1
Ocean Of Mercy 50/1
Top Dog 66/1
Authorised Speed 66/1
100/1 bar
* (odds recorded at 17:57 GMT on March 15th, 2022 at William Hill)

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Champion Bumper Race Details Cheltenham Festival

  • Grade 1
  • 4 to 6 year-olds
  • 22 declared runners
  • 2m
  • Going: Good To Soft


FAV in Champion Bumper Racing Odds

FACILE VEGA has been a strong contender in the Champion Bumper betting right through the ante-post.

He comes in at a quote of 6/4 for Wednesday’s action* (odds recorded at 17:57 GMT on March 15th, 2022 at William Hill).

It has been a back to back very good scores by the Willie Mullins-trained 5-year-old to get off the mark.

The last of those wins for Facile Vega was by a huge 12 lengths in a flat race at Leopardstown on a 2m trip last month.

Facile Vega looked as if he had plenty more left in the tank as well.

He should be a big player in this contest.


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Champion Bumper Betting Contenders

REDEMPTION DAY delivered the odds when making his debut in December.

That was at Leopardstown and easily looked as if he could handle a lot more in terms of class.

The 6/1 shot Redemption Day is another of the big players from trainer Willie Mullins who has a big hand in this contest* (odds recorded at 17:57 GMT on March 15th, 2022 at William Hill).

AMERICAN MIKE is unbeaten so far with three runs under his belt. He has dominated proceedings the last two times.

Last time out in action American Mike collected a Listed score at Navan.

From from that race has been franked and he is a big contender from 5/2* (odds recorded at 17:57 GMT on March 15th, 2022 at William Hill).

SEABANK BISTRO picked up a win on his debut, which was at Naas. It wasn’t the worst of openers by any stretch of the imagination.

The 5-year-old will be up against it a little bit perhaps in terms of lack of experience against some of the others.

Others to note in Champion Bumper Betting

HOULANBATORDECHAIS won a couple of times over France back at the start of the season. He has moved yard during his absence and may not be a total forlorn hope coming into this.

JAMES’S GATE looks competitive in the form of his debut. He impressively delivered the odds at Punchestown a month ago and looks a decent fit for this contest.

MADMANSGAME was an expensive purchase and has won his two efforts for farm, a pointer and then a number at Navan. He may just have the finish in him against some of those to feature.

One final one of the shortlist in Champion Bumper is VIVA DEVITO who scored at Tramore in a bumper. This is a much tougher content for him but looks to have the potential to be unlocked.

Last 10 Champion Bumper Winners at the Cheltenham Festival

Year Winner Odds Jockey Trainer
2021 Sir Gerhard 85/40 Rachael Blackmore Willie Mullins
2020 Ferny Hollow 11/1 Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2019 Envoi Allen 2/1F Mr J J Codd Gordon Elliott
2018 Relegate 25/1 Ms K Walsh Willie Mullins
2017 Fyanoagh 7/1 Mr J J Codd Gordon Elliott
2016 Ballyandy 5/1 Sam Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies
2015 Moon Race 9/2F Tom Scudamore David Pipe
2014 Silver Concorde 16/1 Robbie McNamara D K Weld
2013 Briar Hill 25/1 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2012 Champagne Fever 16/1 Patrick Mullins Willie Mullins

Champion Bumper Trends

Next for Champion Bumper tips at the Cheltenham Festival 2022 we look at some of the trends surrounding the race.

It can be a very unpredictable one and there has been just one winning favourite pop up in the last 10 renewals.

That was when the talented Envoi Allen got the score in 2019 as the 2/1F for trainer Gordon Elliott.

Only two of the last seven renewals of the Champion Bumper have seen a double-figure winner get their nose in front.


Champion Bumper Trends Cheltenham Festival

  • There has been 1 winning favourite in the last 10 renewals
  • Willie Mullins is the leading trainer with 7 wins in the last 20 renewals
  • Patrick Mullins and Jamie Codd are the joint leading jockeys with two wins each
  • Was beaten by no more than one length last time out 20/20
  • Had run in good to soft or worse conditions last time out 20/20
  • The last win had been good to soft of worse conditions 20/20
  • Had claimed a win last time out 19/20
  • A previous win had been handed over at least a 2m trip 19/20
  • Was no bigger than an 8/1 SP last time out 19/20
  • Champion Bumper winner was a 5 or 6 year old 19/20


Champion Bumper Tips & Predictions Cheltenham Festival 2022

Our Champion Bumper tip for this year’s renewal is JAMES’S GATE at a quote of 14/1* (odds recorded at 17:57 GMT on March 15th, 2022 at William Hill).

He fits the trends pretty well and simply made all on his very promising debut last month at Punchestown.

The next of the Champion Bumper Tips for 2022 is MADMANSGAME at 28/1* (odds recorded at 17:57 GMT on March 15th, 2022 at William Hill).

There have been signs of a superb staying engine in him, which should put him the frame going up the hill.

The final selection is AMERICAN MIKE who has had some recent form from a Listed win at Navan franked, so he is likely to play a part from a quote of 5/2* (odds recorded at 17:57 GMT on March 15th, 2022 at William Hill).

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