14:50 Cheltenham

Wednesday 14 March 2018

All13:3014:1014:5015:3016:1016:5017:30

    The Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle Race (Grade 3)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 5f 26y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   26 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:51  |   Winning time: 5m 20.6s
1st
Horse silk
6
20/1
T: W P MullinsJ: M P Walsh
Held up behind, headway before 3 out, driven to chase leaders after next, ridden before last, challenged flat, stayed on to lead narrowly inside final 100 yards, held on
2nd
Horse silk
nk
3
9/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
In touch, challenged 2 out, led narrowly last, soon ridden, kept on when headed inside final 100 yards, just held op 11/1 tchd 17/2
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¼
23
710-10
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, ridden to challenge before last, kept on and every chance flat, no extra in 3rd towards finish
4th
Horse silk
1 ¼
2
8/1j
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen (3)
Tracked leaders, effort after 2 out, ridden and every chance before last, kept on same pace in 4th flat
5th
Horse silk
2 ¾
20
25/1
T: O SherwoodJ: L P Aspell
Held up behind, switched towards outside and headway before 2 out, chased leaders turning in, soon every chance, one pace last, ridden and no impression in 5th flat op 20/1 tchd 25/1
6th
Horse silk
1
17
14/1
T: B PaulingJ: David Bass
Mid-division, chased leaders 3 out, ridden after next, kept on, not pace to challenge op 20/1 tchd 14/1
7th
Horse silk
½
7
611-2
18/1
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
In touch, driven to chase leaders after 2 out, ridden and one pace before last, no impression after op 16/1 tchd 18/1
8th
Horse silk
½
13
33/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Tracked leader, led 2 out, soon hard pressed, ridden and headed last, gradually weakened flat
9th
Horse silk
4 ½
27
25/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin (3)
Towards rear, headway under pressure into mid-division 2 out, soon ridden, not pace to threaten leaders op 20/1 tchd 25/1
10th
Horse silk
3 ¾
10
12/1
T: Ruth JeffersonJ: B S Hughes
Tracked leaders on inside, driven 2 out, soon one pace, ridden and weakened last
11th
Horse silk
3
22
610-11
66/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Patrick Cowley (5)
Held up behind, headway into mid-division 3 out, ridden after next, kept on same pace, never near leaders op 50/1 tchd 66/1
12th
Horse silk
½
12
16/1
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
Mid-division in touch, lost place 2 out, ridden before last, never a threat
13th
Horse silk
½
21
40/1
T: P BowenJ: S Bowen
Tracked leaders, lost place 3 out, weakened after next
14th
Horse silk
1
8
10/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
In touch on outside, challenged 2 out, driven and one pace when not clearest of runs turning in, soon lost place, weakened last op 11/1 tchd 9/1
15th
Horse silk
½
5
25/1
T: A KingJ: B J Geraghty
Mid-division on outside, outpaced before 2 out, never on terms, weakened last op 20/1 tchd 25/1
16th
Horse silk
nk
16
610-12
14/1
T: B PaulingJ: Aidan Coleman
Never better than mid-division, outpaced 2 out
17th
Horse silk
1 ½
24
710-10
50/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, weakened next
18th
Horse silk
2
9
22/1
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Tracked leaders on outside, lost place after 3 out, weakened from next tchd 25/1
19th
Horse silk
2
15
20/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Led, headed 2 out, weakened before last
20th
Horse silk
2 ¼
25
66/1
T: B I CaseJ: Max Kendrick (5)
Held up, always towards rear, weakened after 2 out
21st
Horse silk
12
19
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: N D Fehily
Held up, always towards rear, weakened 2 out
22nd
Horse silk
hd
11
8/1j
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Mid-division on inside, hit 3 out, soon outpaced and beaten, weakened between last 2 tchd 17/2

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Held up behind when badly hampered 2nd, not recover and pulled up quickly soon after
PU
Horse silk
4
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Always towards rear, lost touch after 3 out, tailed off when pulled up after next op 28/1 tchd 33/1
PU
Horse silk
14
20/1
T: A FlemingJ: D F O'Regan
Held up, always behind, weakened 2 out, tailed off when pulled up before last
F
Horse silk
18
33/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Mid-division, fell 2nd op 40/1 tchd 33/1

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Non-Runners

26
Horse silk
Project Bluebook32
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 5
T: J J Quinn  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£35.10Pl:£7.00, £2.40, £4.10, £2.30EX:£413.30Trifecta:£2,732.20Tricast:£2,999.16SF:£166.02Swingers:£79.30, £132.20, £24.80

Forecasts

William Henry (8/1), Max Dynamite (8/1), Topofthegame (9/1), Voix Du Reve (10/1), Mount Mews (12/1), Red Indian (14/1), Le Breuil (14/1), Barra (16/1), Fixe Le Kap (16/1), Burbank (18/1), Bleu Berry (20/1), Springtown Lake (20/1), As You Were (20/1), Royal Vacation (22/1), The Organist (25/1), Mischievious Max (25/1), River Frost (25/1), Project Bluebook (25/1), Stowaway Magic (33/1), C'Est Jersey (33/1), Diamond King (33/1), Abbyssial (33/1), Dusky Legend (33/1), Jeannot De Nonant (40/1), Bastien (50/1), Flemcara (66/1), Graceful Legend (66/1)

Verdict

First run in 1993, the 25th Coral Cup features the top-weighted 2016 hero Diamond King. He is partnered by Davy Russell who is seeking a record extending fourth race success. The Lanzarote Hurdle holds plenty of clues as to the potential solution with winner William Henry, recommencing battle with Red Indian (third) and Topofthegame (fourth). Furthermore, Melbourne Cup warrior Max Dynamite must be respected returned to timber. However, despite four of the past five winners being rated 148+, it's possible a less exposed sort could buck that trend and Alan Fleming's AS YOU WERE fits that bill; he rates as an intriguing handicap debutante.
  1. As You Were
  2. William Henry
  3. Max Dynamite

Prize Money

1st: £56,192.002nd: £21,527.003rd: £10,688.004th: £5,149.005th: £2,680.006th: £1,340.00

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