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  • 17:15 Weatherbys Champion Bumper 2m 110y

  • (Grade 1 Standard Open NH Flat Race) £60,000 added 4-6yo 22 ran
  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 3m 43.80s
  • Off time: 17:15:08

Champion Bumper gold for Dermot Weld's Silver Concorde

Last Updated: 12/03/14 5:39pm

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Silver Concorde wins the Champion Bumper

Silver Concorde wins the Champion Bumper

Silver Concorde (16/1) won the Weatherbys Champion Bumper, giving Dermot Weld his second Cheltenham Festival winner.

Silver Concorde came with a wet sail up the hill to claim the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham.

Robbie McNamara had the Dermot Weld-trained 16/1 shot not too far off a good pace set by Black Hercules and delayed his move until after the turn for home.

The six-year-old was always travelling well and quickened to the front when given the office by McNamara.

Silver Concorde bounded up the hill to beat the Willie Mullins-trained 7/2 favourite Shaneshill by a length and a half with Joshua Lane a length and three-quarters away in third.

Weld said: "He did it well. He's a very decent horse and I knew the drying ground would suit him well.

"Robbie's a master craftsman and rode a beautiful race.

"This horse has had his problems. He's taken time to come to himself as he was big and immature, but he's got there.

"He'll make a super hurdler, but there might be a few races to win with him on the Flat first."

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