Champion Bumper

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  • The field sometimes includes horses which ran previously in the Champion Bumper.
  • The event serves as a trial for the Champion Bumper in March, although no horse has ever achieved victory in both races.
  • His trainer them immediately stepped him up to the top level, where he contested the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival.
  • He then finished an eight length second to Cue Card in the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival.
  • He was then moved up sharply in class to contest the Grade I Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
  • He was a leading performer in National Hunt flat races, winning the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival.
  • Iris's Gift lost his unbeaten record on his next start, where he finished fifth in the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival.
  • After a break of more than ten months, French Holly returned for the Champion Bumper at the 1997 Cheltenham Festival.
  • The gelding showed early promise in National Hunt Flat races, winning twice and finishing third in an exceptionally strong renewal of the Champion Bumper.
  • The field usually includes horses which ran previously in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham, and both races were won by Cousin Vinny in 2008.
  • Having landed his first Grade 1 connections were quick to win another naming the Punchestown Champion Bumper as his next target and gave him a short break before producing him in top condition that April.
  • He made his racecourse debut in a National Hunt flat race in February 1998 at Gowran Park, where he finished third behind subsequent Champion Bumper winner Alexander Banquet.
  • Despite failing to win, the gelding was moved up sharply in class for the Grade I Champion Bumper on 12 March at the Cheltenham Festival.
  • He followed up at the same course on 4 March, beating The Big Easy by two lengths and was then sent to England to contest the Grade I Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival ten days later.
  • The gelding returned to Cheltenham in March and was moved up in class for the Grade I Champion Bumper in which he was ridden by Charlie Swan.
  • He was then stepped straight up to Grade 1 class, for the 1997 Cheltenham Festival, where he was an impressive 5-length winner of the Champion Bumper, which turned out to be his final appearance of that season.
  • Fiveforthree was then moved up in class for the Grade I Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival in March and finished fifth of the twenty-four runners, less than four lengths behind the winner Cork All Star after being denied a clear run two furlongs from the finish.
  • February before being sent to the Cheltenham Festival for the Grade I Champion Bumper where Pat Smullen replaced the amateur Robbie McNamara as his jockey.
  • After beginnin his racing career on the amateur point-to-point circuit he became the dominant National Hunt Flat performer in Britain and Ireland in 2012, winning the Champion Bumper and the Champion INH Flat Race.
  • His first successful horse in National Hunt racing was Tiananmen Square, for which Meade had high hopes after winning at the 1992 Punchestown Champion Bumper at the Punchestown Festival.
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