2m. 87yds. 21 Declared.
Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Standard Open NH Flat Race) (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (Class 1 ) of £80,000.00 4/6-y-o
1st - €45,560.00 2nd - €17,096.00 3rd - €8,560.00 4th - €4,264.00 5th - €2,144.00 6th - €1,072.00
Formscan - Willie Mullins has farmed this race in recent years, winning four of the last five renewals, and It's For Me, who bolted up at Navan on his racecourse bow, would appear to be his best hope this time around. A Dream To Share remains unbeaten having landed a Grade 2 at last month's Dublin Racing Festival and he's likely to be thereabouts, along with Fun Fun Fun, who landed the Grade 2 mares' contest that same weekend. However, a chance is taken on the Oliver Sherwood-trained QUEENS GAMBLE. She hacked up in a Listed event over C&D in November, and was perhaps unfortunate to bump into a promising type when finishing second at Market Rasen on her latest outing. Like the majority of these, she remains open to further improvement and with no doubts as to whether she'll stay on up the hill, she might get back to winning ways. Others to note include Fact To File, Better Days Ahead, and Encanto Bruno.