Champion Bumper Betting Tips For Cheltenham Festival | Robbie Power
Gold Cup winning jockey Robbie Power has singled out American Mike as the most likely winner of this year’s Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival.
Gordon Elliott’s prospect is 5/2 favourite to win the Grade One contest and the Gold Cup.
Grand National winning jockey Power is impressed out of all the bumper horses he has seen this season.
He said: “I was at Navan the day American Mike won the Listed Bumper just before Christmas for Gordon Elliott. He is an absolutely gorgeous specimen of a horse and was hugely impressive that day. He coasted around Navan.
“You need stamina to win a Champion Bumper at Cheltenham and he has that in abundance, I’d imagine. I find it very hard to look past him.
“I think he is a really nice horse who we probably won’t see again now until Cheltenham. He has done all his work and as far as I know he won’t go to the Dublin Racing Festival.
“A good gallop, a stiff track like Cheltenham, up that hill, and you are going to see the best of American Mike. Of all the bumper horses, he has impressed me the most.
“Willie Mullins unleashed some very nice bumper horses over Christmas with Facile Vega also impressive.
“We all know what his mother Quevega done at Cheltenham, so he is a very interesting contender if he takes on American Mike.”
5-2 American Mike
3 Facile Vega
6 Redemption Day
10 Pink In The Park
12 The Big Doyen
20 Springwell Bay
20 The Mediator
20 Sandor Clegane
25 Impulsive Dancer
25 Embassy Gardens
33 Champ Kiely
33 Glowing Account
33 Battling Bessie
* Prices correct at the time of publication
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR ROBBIE POWER
Robbie ‘Puppy’ Power is BoyleSports’ Racing Ambassador and a successful National Hunt jockey with a number wins and achievements under his belt.
These include the English Grand National at Aintree, the Gold Cup at Cheltenham and the BoyleSports Irish Grand National.