A 2m 5f Handicap Hurdle where there is usually more than one big gamble on the day of the race. However, big price winners of this race are very common so why not try for an outsider!
Coral Cup Last Ten Winners
Table below shows the last ten winners of the race.
|2017||Supersundae||7-11-4||J Harrington||R Power||16/1|
|2016||Diamond King||8-11-3||G Elliott||D Russell||12/1|
|2015||Aux Ptits Soins||5-10-7||P Nicholls||S Twiston Davies||9/1|
|2014||Whisper||6-11-6||N Henderson||N De Boinville||33/1|
|2013||Medinas||6-11-10||A King||W Hutchinson||33/1|
|2012||Son Of Flicka||8-10-6||D McCain||J Maguire||16/1|
|2011||Carlito Brigante||5-11-0||G Elliott||D Russell||16/1|
|2010||Spirit River||5-11-2||N Henderson||B Geraghty||9/1|
|2009||Ninetieth Minute||6-10-3||T Taaffe||P Flood||14/1|
|2008||Naiad Du Misselot||7-10-13||F Murphy||D Russell||7/1|
Coral Cup Trends
|16 / 16||Were sent off no bigger than 33/1|
|16 / 16||Had recorded between 2-6 career wins|
|16 / 16||Was not a Novice|
|16 / 16||Had not recorded more than 2 wins that season|
|15 / 16||Had competed in no more than three Class 1 races|
|15 / 16||Had made between 2-6 starts that season|
|15 / 16||Carried no more than 4lbs less than the race average weight|
|15 / 16||Were no older than 8yo|
|14 / 16||Did not have a claimer in the saddle|
Coral Cup Trends Analysis
The face of this race seems to be changing as the Coral
Cup used to be a race for horses carrying a low weight but with six of the last eight winners carrying eleven stone or more
perhaps we should be looking more closely at the classier participants?
Those who started the season a Novice over hurdles have a poor record in the race, on the flip side though we need to be looking for a progressive type (not older than 8yo) making their way up the official ratings as none of the last sixteen winners had won more than two races in the current season.
Give close inspection to the Betfair
Hurdle run at Newbury in February and the big handicap hurdles at Leopardstown when studying the form as the equivalents of these races have thrown up plenty of recent Coral
Favourites do not have a good record
in this race with just one outright and one joint favourite in twenty-four runnings.
has ridden the winner three times since 2008.
Lastly, it may be best to avoid front-runners
as they also have a poor recent record in the Coral
Coral Cup Trainer Statistics
Below is a table of how some of the other top trainers have fared in the last ten years:
|Trainer||Runners||Wins||Places (Inc Wins)||Win LSP||Each Way LSP|
|Mrs John Harrington||2||1||1||15.00||9.00|
|T J Taaffe||1||1||1||14.00||8.75|
|W P Mullins||21||0||3||-21.00||-12.87|
obviously likes to try and line one up for the Coral
Cup with two wins and two other placed horses from ten runners.
has had an amazing 29 runners in this race over the last ten seasons, finding two winners and just one placed in that time.
Coral Cup Tips from The OLBG Forum
We will be adding a tip for this race from the OLBG Forum when we get nearer to the Cheltenham Festival.
See the latest news on the Coral
Cup here via the OLBG forum.
Next up will be the Queen Mother Champion Chase
. Check out the tips and race preview for that race here.