Cheltenham Festival 2019: Champion Bumper betting preview: Latest runners, riders, odds and trainer quotes for the final field
We've put together all the important info to help you pick the winner.
1. Abacadabras – Gordon Elliott/Lisa O'Neill (10-1)
Ran through the rails when behind favourite Envoi Allen last time.
Still the unfinished article and looks set for a big run under capable rider.
2. Ask For Glory – Paul Nicholls/Harry Cobden (8-1)
Was very impressive at Chepstow on his bumper debut and looked a horse with a big future.
Has a good shout provided this doesn't come too soon.
3. Envoi Allen – Gordon Elliott/Jamie Codd (7-2)
Sets the standard with a Grade 2 win last time out and is now three from three under rules.
Looks the one they've got to beat with more progress likely.
Gordon Elliott on Envoi Allen
"He just does what he has to do.
"Everything was against him last time with the track and the ground and more of a galloping track will suit him.
"He is a nice horse, but is one for the future and is hopefully an exciting three-mile chaser in time.
"I've probably had speedier horses than him in bumpers and you won't see him at his best until stepping up to three miles."
4. Flic Ou Voyou – Paul Nicholls/Sam Twiston-Davies (33-1)
Unbeaten this season, with two commanding wins from the front.
This is much hotter, though, and he's the stable second string.
5. Jelski – Nigel Twiston-Davies/Jamie Bargary (40-1)
Won a small race at Ffos Las last time, asserting late on as the 6-4f.
That's nowhere near good enough for this and he's best watched.
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6. Master Debonair – Colin Tizzard/Robbie Power (10-1)
Has looked a smart horse in all three starts and won a Listed race here last time out.
Has to find a bit but shouldn't be discounted.
7. Meticulous – Joseph O'Brien/Donnacha O'Brien (15-2)
Won very easily on debut and repeated that form with a good second behind Envoi Allen last time.
Much respected from these quarters and could have a big say.
Joseph O'Brien on Meticulous
"I thought Meticulous ran very well behind Envoi Allen at the Dublin Racing Festival. He should have learned from the experience he got there and we're looking forward to him."
8. Sempo – Joseph O'Brien/Derek O'Connor (12-1)
Much improved last time, thrashing a big field by 15 lengths.
Hard not to be impressed with that and the jockey booking is a big positive.
Joseph O'Brien on Sempo
"We've always liked Sempo at home, but Cheltenham wasn't really in our minds for him until he won in very good style at Thurles the last day."
9. Some Detail – Nigel Hawke/Sean Bowen (80-1)
Won a minor race last time but that form is way below the required standard.
Likely to find it tough in this competitive a race.
10. Thor De Cerisy – Michael Scudamore/Brendan Powell (100-1)
Won by nine lengths on debut but found himself outclassed in Listed company at Ascot.
Needs a lot more here but a first-time hood could help and he's one to watch a massive price.
11. Thyme Hill – Philip Hobbs/Richard Johnson (25-1)
Just lost out to Master Debonair here last time but that was still a good effort.
Needs a bit more but he's in good hands and could run well.
12. The Glancing Queen – Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson (22-1)
Won a Listed event here in November before finishing third in a similar contest at Ascot.
Has it in her to make a good stab of it.
Alan King on The Glancing Queen
"The Glancing Queen is good. I'm happy to let her go on this ground, although I would prefer it if it didn't get too much softer. I would have thought having already won at the track is a bonus.
"She also ran very well at Ascot in a Listed race, particularly as she didn't get all of her mares' allowance. I'm not saying she will win on Wednesday, but hopefully she will run a nice race."
13. Blue Sari – Willie Mullins/Barry Geraghty (11-4)
Was phenomenal on debut, scooting clear from some decent-looking sorts.
Carries a massive chance for a trainer who's won the race nine times.
Patrick Mullins on Blue Sari
"I think it will be the first time since 2007 I haven't ridden in the race. Ruby (Walsh) doesn't have a ride, either.
"Blue Sari is a very laid-back individual, which is a huge advantage in a race like this.
"He's a French-bred horse, so he's a bit different to a lot of four-year-olds and I think he goes there with a huge chance."
14. Cascova – Martyn Meade/Noel Fehily (33-1)
Rare runner in the National Hunt scene for Martyn Meade has a lot of toe but could find this too much of a test.
Worth respect but has a bit to find.
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