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2024 Wetherbys Champion Bumper 4 Or 5 Places Each Way

Any extended each-way options for the Champion Bumper will be posted here once confirmed.

Another fantastic option is bet365’s Each Way Extra proposition which you can find out about here – this promotion lets you increase (or decrease) the number of each-way places available on horse racing.

  • Each Way Extra gives you the option to increase or decrease the number of places in a race when you are betting Each Way on selected Horse Races at bet365.
  • When you use Each Way Extra you can add places to your Each Way Horse Racing bets and take a reduced price or remove places and increase the odds on your selection.
  • The number of Each Way Extra places offered on a race can be viewed on the Each Way Extra coupon or on the bet slip.”
    Each Way Extra bets will not be eligible for bet365 Price Promise, Best Odds Guaranteed, ITV Racing 4/1 Offer or Feature Race 4/1 Offer, except where a new or eligible customer selects place terms that match the standard Win and Each Way market for that race. Where Enhanced Place Terms are offered on a race and selected by a new or eligible customer, ITV Racing 4/1 Offer and Feature Race 4/1 Offer will apply.
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The Weatherbys Champion Bumper always features a large field on Ladies Day at the Cheltenham Festival.

Traditionally the last race of the day, the Champion Bumper sees the very best National Hunt horses from both sides of the Irish Sea fighting out for supremacy. Naturally as the champion flat-race of the season it’s a Grade 1 run over 2 miles and 1 furlong on the Old Course.

For the 2024 Cheltenham Festival any field approaching the maximum 24 runners will see 5 places each way offered by online bookmakers, meaning an additional place over and above the standard 4 places each way. Of course, offering 5 places each way in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper is an excellent way to offer maximum profit opportunity for punters and is a promotion which will undoubtedly drive 2024 Cheltenham Festival new customer registrations for savvy bookmakers.

2024 Champion Bumper 4 Places Each Way

The Weatherbys Champion Bumper is always one of the more interesting races at the Cheltenham Festival. The championship National Hunt flat race or ‘bumper’ is always the final race on the Cheltenham Festival Wednesday, but we see masses of quality winners who prove their basic speed. Of the past 10 winners 4 have been trained in the United Kingdom with 6 in Ireland. The most famous winner in-recent times has to be Cue Card. Colin Tizzard’s star performer won with son Joe Tizzard on-board before going on to have a glittering career which includes winning the Ryanair Chase in 2013 and the King George VI Chase at Kempton in 2015. Fayonagh won in 2017 after an exceptional finish, with the ‘Codd Father,’ Jamie Codd the winning jockey and Codd doubled-up when riding favourite Envoi Allen to victory in 2019.

With anything up to 23 runners across recent staging’s, online bookmakers payout the standard 3 places each way at 1/4 odds or more commonly 1/5 odds for this championship National Hunt flat race. However with the Weatherbys Champion Bumper one of the big opportunities at the Cheltenham Festival for each-way betting, a growing number of bookmakers over recent seasons have promoted an additional place, with 4 or even 5 places possible for the 2024 running. Remember online bookmakers have a new customer war-chest for the Cheltenham Festival, so offering additional each way places attracts new customers who spot the value to be had. Naturally 5 places covers circa 25% of the field – a situation which can only drive the chances of profit.

At the time of writing, no bookmakers have extended beyond the standard 3 places each way terms. As soon as this changes we’ll confirm details here.

Champion Bumper Each Way Places Tracker

We track the value dished out by online bookmakers across the major National Hunt races. Extended each way terms gives punters a huge boost in terms of profit potential and is the perfect promotion for those who love to back big priced long shots. With some High Street bookmakers, still categorically giving their customers the standard each way terms, savvy online punters have been using online bookmakers who have been offering far better value to their customers now for years.

The 2017 renewal of the Weatherbys Champion Bumper saw 22 starters go to post, with an even larger 23 runners in 2018, hence some extended each way place offers were available across both years.

2022 Each Way Terms Offered:

  • 4 places each-way 1/5 odds: 888Sport, bet365, Betfair Sportsbook, Betfred, BetVictor, Coral, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Skybet, Unibet, William Hill.
  • 3 places each-way 1/5 odds: Boylesports.

2021 Each Way Terms Offered:

  • 4 places each-way 1/5 odds: 888Sport, bet365, Betfair Sportsbook, Betfred, BetVictor, Boylesports, Coral, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Skybet, Unibet.
  • 3 places each-way 1/5 odds: William Hill.

2020 Each Way Terms Offered:

  • 4 places each way 1/5 odds: 888Sport, bet365, Betfair Sportsbook, Betfred, BetVictor, Betway, Boylesports, Coral Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Unibet
  • 3 places each way 1/5 odds: Skybet, William Hill.

2018 Each Way Terms Offered:

  • 5 places each way 1/5 odds: Skybet
  • 4 places each way 1/4 odds: bet365
  • 4 places each way 1/5 odds: Betfred, BetVictor, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Totesport
  • 3 places each way 1/4 odds: 888sport, Unibet
  • 3 places each way 1/5 odds: Betfair, Boylesports, Coral, William Hill.
  • Please Note: bet365 offered an Each Way Extra 5ew 1/4 odds extended market

2017 Each Way Terms Offered:

  • 5 places each way – 1/4 odds: bet365, Betfred, Coral, Ladbrokes, Totesport.
  • 5 places each way – 1/5 odds: Paddy Power.
  • 4 places each way – 1/5 odds: Betfair Sportsbook, BetVictor, William Hill.

Here’s a breakdown of the horses and their prices that have been paid out on over and above the standard 3 places each way in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper from 2017 onwards:

  • 2018: 4th Acey Milan 9/2F, 5th Blackbow 5/1
  • 2017: 4th Next Destination 10/1, 5th Western Ryder 7/1

Champion Bumper Recent Results:

  • 2023 A Dream To Share JL Gleeson JE Keily 7/2 21 runners
  • 2022 Facile Vega PW Mullins WP Mullins 15/8F 20 runners
  • 2021 Sir Gerhard R Blackmore WP Mullins 85/40 14 runners
  • 2020 Ferny Hollow P Townend WP Mullins 11/1 23 runners
  • 2019 Envoi Allen Mr JJ Codd G Elliott 2/1F 14 runners
  • 2018 Relegate Ms K Walsh WP Mullins 25/1 23 runners
  • 2017 Fayonagh Mr JJ Codd G Elliott 7/1 22 runners
  • 2016 Ballyandy S Twiston-Davies NA Twiston-Davies 5/1 23 runners
  • 2015 Moor Racer T Scudamore D Pipe 9/2F 23 runners
  • 2014 Silver Concorde RP McNamara DK Weld 16/1 22 runners
  • 2013 Briar Hill R Walsh WM Mullins 25/1 23 runners
  • 2012 Champagne Fever Mr PW Mullins WP Mullins 16/1 20 runners
  • 2011 Cheltenian R Johnson PJ Hobbs 14/1 24 runners
  • 2010 Cue Card J Tizzard CL Tizzard 40/1 24 runners