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When is the Champion Bumper? Cheltenham date, start time, runners and betting

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*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

The Champion Bumper is the only race at the Cheltenham Festival where the runners and riders don’t have to jump obstacles – and it rounds off the action on day two of this year’s meeting.

Run over 2m½f on the Old Course at Cheltenham, it is the biggest flat race on the National Hunt calendar and has been won by a host of future stars including Florida Pearl in 1997 and Cue Card in 2010.

Willie Mullins is the leading trainer in the history of the Champion Bumper with 12 winners and the Closutton handler is bidding for his fourth-consecutive victory after saddling Ferny Hollow, Sir Gerhard and Facile Vega to success in recent years.

You can run the rule over our Champion Bumper odds on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key details about this year’s renewal can be found below.

Champion Bumper 2023 date and start time

The Champion Bumper is set to take place at Cheltenham on Wednesday, March 15. The post time is provisionally set for 17:30 GMT. You can watch the race live on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app or on ITV.

Champion Bumper 2023 runners

The following 33 horses hold entries for the Champion Bumper ahead of the final declarations. A maximum field of 24 is permitted.

A Dream To Share (Jockey TBC)
Beachcomber (TBC)
Better Days Ahead (TBC)
Captain Cody (TBC)
Captain Teague (Harry Cobden)
Chapeau De Soleil (TBC)
Chosen Witness (TBC)
D Art D Art (TBC)
Encanto Bruno (TBC)
Fact To File (TBC)
Fascile Mode (TBC)
Favour And Fortune (TBC)
Fiercely Proud (TBC)
Fingle Bridge (TBC)
Fun Fun Fun (TBC)
Invictus World (TBC)
It’s For Me (TBC)
Jack Hyde (TBC)
Kamsinas (TBC)
King Of Kingsfield (TBC)
Lecky Watson (TBC)
Loughglynn (TBC)
No Time To Wait (TBC)
Out Of Focus (TBC)
Pour Les Filles (TBC)
Quantum Storm (TBC)
Queens Gamble (TBC)
Samui (TBC)
Shinji (TBC)
Special Cadeau (TBC)
Western Diego (TBC)
Westport Cove (TBC)
Yonconor (TBC)

Champion Bumper 2023 betting

Champion Bumper odds are on and prices for the leading contenders can be seen on our snazzy widgets below.

Sporting the JP McManus silks, A Dream To Share is the favourite with Paddy Power for the Champion Bumper after three wins from three under rules including last month’s Future Stars I.N.H. Flat Race at the Dublin Racing Festival.

Willie Mullins’ It’s For Me is next in our early betting after clocking an impressive performance on his racecourse debut in an INH Flat Race at Navan in January.

Fun Fun Fun is also prominent in our non runner money back market for Mullins following a demolition job in the Santiago Irish EBF Mares I.N.H. Flat Race at the DRF.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

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