14:50 Cheltenham

Wednesday 13 March 2019

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

    Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 5f  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   25 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:51  |   Winning time: 5m 8.04s
1st
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3
28/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Held up towards rear on outside, headway under pressure after 2 out, chased leaders on outside before last, soon ridden, stayed on strongly flat, led final strides
2nd
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sh
1
28/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Held up in rear, smooth headway 2 out, led narrowly before last, soon ridden, kept on under pressure flat, headed final strides
3rd
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½
12
14/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
In touch, tracked leaders 3 out, driven after next, every chance last, ridden and kept on flat, just held in 3rd near finish
4th
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1 ½
13
10/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Mid-division, smooth headway to track leaders after 4 out, challenged after next, led briefly before last, ridden and no extra flat op 9/1
5th
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½
16
14/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: R T Dunne
Held up behind, headway after 4 out, hampered next, chased leaders 2 out, ridden and every chance before last, one pace flat tchd 16/1
6th
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17
10/1
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
Mid-division, driven to chase leaders before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on, never pace to get on terms op 16/1
7th
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¾
22
810-10
13/2f
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Mid-division, driven to chase leaders after 2 out, ridden before last, kept on, never pace to get on terms op 6/1 tchd 11/2 and 13/2
8th
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2 ¾
11
25/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Towards rear, headway on outside before 2 out, driven and effort turning in, outpaced before last, soon no impression
9th
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1
20
16/1
T: A FlemingJ: D Meyler
Mid-division, tracked leaders after 4 out, in touch when hampered next, lost place 2 out, soon weakened tchd 20/1 in a place
10th
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2 ½
7
20/1
T: N B KingJ: Bryony Frost
Tracked leader to 3rd, in touch, driven after 2 out, one pace approaching last, ridden and weakened flat op 28/1
11th
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½
9
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Tracked leaders, challenged going well 3 out, ridden to lead narrowly turning in, headed before last, weakened flat op 14/1 tchd 16/1
12th
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1
25
33/1
T: T MullinsJ: M P Walsh
Held up towards rear, outpaced after 3 out, ridden and weakened after next op 50/1
13th
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hd
18
25/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
In touch on outside, tracked leaders 4 out, upsides next, led narrowly before 2 out, driven and headed turning in, lost place before last, soon weakened op 22/1
14th
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½
4
611-10
20/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Held up towards rear, outpaced 2 out, never a threat op 16/1
15th
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3
15
711-0
40/1
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Held up mid-division, outpaced on outside after 2 out, never on terms, weakened before last op 33/1 tchd 50/1 in a place
16th
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1 ¾
24
25/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Katie O'Farrell (5)
Tracked leaders, driven and lost place after 2 out, soon weakened op 28/1
17th
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4 ½
19
16/1
T: C L TizzardJ: T J O'Brien
Held up in touch, lost place 5th, soon pushed along, behind from 2 out
18th
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5
2
9/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Mistake 2nd, in touch on inside, headway 3 out, outpaced next, weakened before last op 14/1
19th
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25
6
16/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Always behind, mistake 3 out, weakened next, tailed off op 14/1

Also Ran

PU
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5
511-10
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Mid-division on inside, outpaced after 3 out, never able to challenge, weakened next, tailed off when pulled up before last tchd 20/1
PU
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8
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: N D Fehily
Always behind, lost touch 5th, pulled up before next op 25/1
PU
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10
66/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: Page Fuller (3)
Led, driven and headed before 2 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before last
PU
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14
16/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Raced keenly in mid-division, hampered 2nd, headway to track leader next, lost place when blundered 3 out, soon behind, pulled up before last
PU
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21
66/1
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
Tracked leaders, lost place after 3 out, behind from next, pulled up before last op 50/1
PU
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23
16/1
T: Mrs J WilliamsJ: Chester Williams (7)
Chased leaders to after 4 out, behind next, pulled up before last tchd 20/1

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Non-Runners

26
Horse silk
Joke Dancer18
Weight: 10-5|  Age: 6
T: Mrs S J Smith  J: Danny Cook
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£41.00Pl:£8.00, £6.80, £4.20, £2.30EX:£1,069.10Trifecta:£19,583.50Tricast:£10,893.30SF:£673.59Swingers:£164.30, £68.20, £146.40

Forecasts

Uradel (13/2), Vision Des Flos (9/1), Brio Conti (10/1), Apple's Shakira (10/1), Cracking Smart (12/1), Ballyandy (14/1), Canardier (14/1), Tully East (16/1), Highest Sun (16/1), Killultagh Vic (16/1), Dancing On My Own (16/1), Farclas (16/1), Erick Le Rouge (16/1), Lil Rockerfeller (20/1), Scarpeta (20/1), Bleu Berry (25/1), Knight In Dubai (25/1), Calie Du Mesnil (25/1), Joke Dancer (25/1), William Henry (28/1), Wicklow Brave (28/1), Oscar Knight (33/1), Diamond Cauchois (33/1), Burbank (40/1), Monbeg Theatre (66/1), Eragon De Chanay (66/1)

Verdict

Very few races are as competitive as the Coral Cup year on year and it's another wide-open renewal. Bleu Berry won the race last year and he's been overlooked by Ruby Walsh in favour of Uradel who appeals as a well-handicapped type. However, preference is for TULLY EAST who goes well at his course. The son of Shantou hasn't been at his best over two miles in recent starts but he's on a nice mark as a result and will relish this step up in trip. Bold Plan can go well if he gets in the race (first reserve) after the form of his latest run was franked in emphatic fashion by the runner-up and the five-year-old is less exposed than most in here.
  1. Tully East
  2. Uradel
  3. Bold Plan

Previous Winners

2018
Bleu Berry
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 7
20/1

Prize Money

1st: £56,270.002nd: £21,200.003rd: £10,610.004th: £5,300.005th: £2,660.006th: £1,330.007th: £660.008th: £340.00

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