Legendary ex-jockey Ruby Walsh has an interesting 20/1 Cheltenham Ante-post tip for the Weatherbys Champion Bumper. Walsh, who rode 59 Festival winners, still has strong links to the Willie Mullins yard so you can’t miss his thoughts on a race the stable has won an incredible 12 times before.
Ruby Walsh Cheltenham Ante-Post Tip | 2023 Champion Bumper Best Bet
CHOSEN WITNESS @ 20/1 with bet365
It’s For Me, Westport Cove, Fact To File, Did I Ask You That and Chapeau De Soleil are all respected, but Ruby Walsh feels the value call in the Champion Bumper is the Willie Mullins-trained CHOSEN WITNESS.
This 6 year-old was a winning Pointer before being successful on his rules debut at Limerick by an easy 10 lengths back at the end of December, which also came on heavy ground.
However, Walsh suggests the horse will be even better suited by drier conditions, that he should get at the Cheltenham Festival in March, so that victory last time in really deep ground was probably much better than it looked.
The Limerick victory also came over 2m2f, so Chosen Witness can be expected to suited by the Cheltenham hill and showed a lot of gears that day to suggest there’s plenty more in the tank to come.
He’s entered to run at the Dublin Racing Festival (4th Feb) and a good showing there would see his Cheltenham odds for the Champion Bumper on the Wednesday shorten further, so now might be a good time to get on @ 20/1 with bet365.
What Date & Time Is The 2023 Weatherbys Champion Bumper?
📅Time/Date: 5:30pm (Wednesday 15th March 2023)
💰 Purse/Winner: £45,560
📺 TV: ITV / Racing TV
Champion Bumper Latest Odds
- It’s For Me @ 4/1 with bet365
- Better Days Ahead @ 8/1 with bet365
- Chapeau De Soleil @ 8/1 with bet365
- Queens Gamble @ 8/1 with bet365
- Fascile Mode @ 10/1 with bet365
- Westport Cove @ 12/1 with bet365
- Encanto Bruno @ 16/1 with bet365
- Slade [email protected] 16/1 with bet365
- Wrappedupinmay @ 16/1 with bet365
- Barry The Butcher @ 20/1 with bet365
- Croke Park @ 20/1 with bet365
- Fact To File @ 20/1 with bet365
- Chosen Witness 20/1 with bet365
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