17:30 Cheltenham Wed 14 March 2018
- Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Standard Open NH Flat Race) (Grade 1) (Class 1)
- 2m 87y, Soft (Heavy in places)
- 23 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Last Year's Winner
|T: G ElliottJ: Mr J J Codd|
Acey Milan (9/2), Blackbow (5/1), Rhinestone (5/1), Carefully Selected (6/1), Felix Desjy (8/1), Didtheyleaveuoutto (12/1), Tornado Flyer (14/1), The Big Bite (20/1), Know The Score (20/1), Relegate (25/1), Mercy Mercy Me (25/1), Crooks Peak (25/1), Seddon (33/1), Thebannerkingrebel (33/1), Herecomestheboom (33/1), Colreevy (50/1), Volcano (50/1), The Flying Sofa (66/1), Jaytrack Parkhomes (80/1), Dashel Drasher (100/1), Arch My Boy (100/1), Stoney Mountain (100/1), Nestor Park (100/1), Doc Penfro (200/1)
- Acey Milan
- Felix Desjy
WHAT THE TRAINERS SAY
Nick Gifford - Didtheyleaveuoutto: "He is in great form, but he has never been on this sort of ground before so it is a massive unknown for us. He has a great action and we will find out on Wednesday if he goes on it. If he does handle it, he will be an even more exciting horse going forward.
"Barry (Geraghty, owner's retained rider) has hopped on to the other one (Rhinestone) as he rode our one at Ascot and he obviously feels the other horse has got a better chance on the ground.
"Since Straw Bear (runner-up in the 2006 Supreme) we've not had a horse show this much so early in their career. It is very exciting, win, lose or draw, as we have a very exciting horse for the future."
Anthony Honeyball - Acey Milan: "He's done all his winning on soft ground. He's won on the course and has won two Listed events - one against older horses and one against younger horses. He also gets a lumpy weight allowance for being a four-year-old. He's getting more weight than when he won by 11 lengths at Newbury because he had a penalty for that. Aidan Coleman rides and he's got a very good chance. Hopefully all goes well."
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