Coral Cup

Date Time Class Distance
Wed 17th March 2021 14:50 Grade 3 2m 5f

Results

Pos Dist Horse Jockey Trainer Age Wgt
1st Heaven Help Us R J Condon Paul Hennessy
2nd 9 Craigneiche Tom Cannon N J Henderson
3rd 2.25 Tea Clipper J J Burke Tom Lacey
4th nk Sayo B J Cooper W P Mullins
5th shd Janika James Bowen N J Henderson
6th 1 Birchdale Nico de Boinville N J Henderson
7th nk Guard Your Dreams Sam Twiston-Davies N A Twiston-Davies
8th 0.5 Dans Le Vent Isabel Williams Evan Williams
9th 0.5 Palmers Hill Jonjo O'Neill Jr. Jonjo O'Neill
10th hd Burbank Charlotte Jones James Moffatt
11th 0.5 Monte Cristo D A Jacob N J Henderson
12th 0.5 Grand Roi J W Kennedy Mrs D Foster
13th 1.25 Garo De Juilley Felix de Giles Mrs S Leech
14th nk Thomas Darby Aidan Coleman Olly Murphy
15th 2.25 Saint Sonnet H Cobden P F Nicholls
16th 0.5 Koshari P Townend W P Mullins
17th 6 Nelson River Harry Bannister A W Carroll
18th 0.75 Shakem Up'arry David Bass Ben Pauling
19th 2.5 Shang Tang Thomas Bellamy Miss E C Lavelle
20th 1.25 Dysart Diamond D E Mullins W P Mullins
21th 6 Witness Protection James Best M Keighley
22th 1.5 Boreham Bill Ben Jones Miss E C Lavelle
23th 18 Sneaky Getaway B Hayes Emmet Mullins
- - Blue Sari M P Walsh W P Mullins    
- - Botox Has Joshua Moore G L Moore    
- - Our Power G Sheehan N A Twiston-Davies    
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About the Coral Cup

The Coral Cup is the first handicap hurdles race on the Cheltenham Festival card. The race is run over a distance of 2 miles 5 furlongs and is open to 4-year-old and above hurdlers. 10 hurdles are cleared on the way to the finishing post.

The Coral Cup pulls in reasonably strong handicap fields, befitting its status as a Grade 3 race. However, with stronger horses aimed at higher grade races, it’s primary interest is to more seasoned punters looking to score off a handicap winner.

Betting on the Coral Cup

The Coral Cup is not quite a cavalry charge. Like many Cheltenham races you’re not going to get anything resembling real value on the favourite, but the winner does tend to emerge from the band of horses priced just above the top 1-3 in the betting.

A shortcut for Coral Cup betting is therefore to look at entries priced under the 20/1 mark, and then match these to the distance, group conditions and their personal handicap benchmarks to find a likely candidate. As with other handicaps, don’t focus on form. Look at how the horse has performed over similar distances and how a drop or increase in weight from those runs is likely to influence their performance at Cheltenham.

Coral Cup Past Winners

Year Winner Age Weight Jockey Trainer
2020 Dame De Compagnie 7 10-12 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2019 William Henry 9 11-10 Nico de Boinville Nicky Henderson
2018 Bleu Berry 7 11-02 Mark Walsh Willie Mullins
2017 Supasundae 7 11-04 Robbie Power Jessica Harrington
2016 Diamond King 8 11-03 Davy Russell Gordon Elliott
2015 Aux Ptits Soins 5 10-07 Sam Twiston-Davies Paul Nicholls

More past winners

Year Winner Age Weight Jockey Trainer
2015 Aux Ptits Soins 5 10-07 Sam Twiston-Davies Paul Nicholls
2014 Whisper 6 11-06 Nico de Boinville Nicky Henderson
2013 Medinas 6 11-10 Wayne Hutchinson Alan King
2012 Son of Flicka 8 10-06 Jason Maguire Donald McCain
2011 Carlito Brigante 5 10-12 Davy Russell Gordon Elliott
2010 Spirit River 5 11-02 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2009 Ninetieth Minute 6 10-03 Paddy Flood Tom Taaffe
2008 Naiad du Misselot 7 10-13 Davy Russell Ferdy Murphy
2007 Burntoakboy 9 09-12 Sam Jones Richard Newland
2006 Sky's the Limit 5 11-12 Barry Geraghty Edward O'Grady
2005 Idole First 6 10-10 Alan O'Keeffe Venetia Williams
2004 Monkerhostin 7 10-08 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2003 Xenophon 7 11-00 Mick Fitzgerald Tony Martin
2002 Ilnamar 6 10-05 Rodi Greene Martin Pipe
2001 no race     due to foot-and-mouth crisis  
2000 What's Up Boys 6 10-03 Paul Flynn[a] Philip Hobbs
1999 Khayrawani 7 11-03 Fran Berry Christy Roche
1998 Top Cees 8 10-00 Barry Fenton Lynda Ramsden
1997 Big Strand 8 10-00 Jamie Evans Martin Pipe
1996 Trainglot 9 10-03 Mark Dwyer Jimmy FitzGerald
1995 Chance Coffey 10 10-00 Gerry O'Neill Pat O'Donnell
1994 Time for a Run 7 11-08 Charlie Swan Edward O'Grady
1993 Olympian 6 10-00 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe

 

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