17:30 Cheltenham - Champion Bumper
This race revolves around the hype surrounding Facile Vega. It’s not just the fact that his dam was a multiple festival winner, it’s also due to the fact his been ultra impressive on his two winning starts.
American Mike from the Elliott yard is a horse that has also been on peoples lips since his winning debut under rules back in October. He added to that success at Navan and has been put aside for this race. He looks like a stayer and it usually takes a horse that stays well to take this event.
Willie Mullins not only saddles Facile Vega, he also has five other unbeaten horses and a horse that won last time out.
It really is a bit of a guessing game at this stage of these young horses career, however the Mullins yard should know where they stand, and the chat before Facile Vega made his debut was that he was very special.
written by Matt Polley