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Coral Cup 2021 Racecard

The Coral Cup is a Grade 3 handicap hurdle race, open to horses aged four and older, which is held on Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival, which is traditionally the Wednesday. The race is run over a distance of just over two miles and five furlongs (2 miles, 5 furlongs and 26 yards), with ten hurdles jumped by those taking part, and is widely considered to be one of the most competitive races at the entire festival.

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2:30 Wed 17 Mar CORAL CUP

Distance: 21f 0y Age: 4yo + Prize: £75,000

ENTRY
FORM
SILKS HORSE
JOCKEY & TRAINER
AGE
WGT
ODDS
1
2374/60-P4
jockey silks 1. ADJALI (GER)
T: Nicky Henderson
6
0-0
2374/60-P4
2
15127-443
jockey silks 2. ALFA MIX
T: Gavin Patrick Cromwell, Ireland
6
0-0
15127-443
3
3/F115-1F
jockey silks 3. ALLART (IRE)
T: Nicky Henderson
7
0-0
3/F115-1F
4
1242/1245
jockey silks 4. AMOUR DE NUIT (IRE)
T: Paul Nicholls
9
0-0
1242/1245
5
02994/261
jockey silks 5. AND THE NEW (IRE)
T: Johnny Farrelly
10
0-0
02994/261
6
721-1F023
jockey silks 6. ARRIVEDERCI (FR)
T: Jonjo O'Neill
6
0-0
721-1F023
7
14/361-111
jockey silks 7. BACHASSON (FR)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
10
0-0
14/361-111
8
4P/21571-3
jockey silks 8. BACK ON THE LASH
T: Martin Keighley
7
0-0
4P/21571-3
9
3-211
jockey silks 9. BALLYBEGG (IRE)
T: Kerry Lee
6
0-0
3-211
10
74221-421
jockey silks 10. BARNAVIDDAUN (IRE)
T: David Bridgwater
8
0-0
74221-421
11
1-111
jockey silks 11. BEAR GHYLLS (IRE)
T: Nicky Martin
6
0-0
1-111
12
11P/38-U63
jockey silks 12. BIRCHDALE (IRE)
T: Nicky Henderson
7
0-0
11P/38-U63
13
23122-331
jockey silks 13. BLACK TEARS
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
7
0-0
23122-331
14
12/14P-P
jockey silks 14. BLUE SARI (FR)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
6
0-0
12/14P-P
15
7/10-34331
jockey silks 15. BOREHAM BILL (IRE)
T: Emma Lavelle
9
0-0
7/10-34331
16
2/121-1406
jockey silks 16. BOTOX HAS (FR)
T: Gary Moore
5
0-0
2/121-1406
17
13111124
jockey silks 17. BREFFNIBOY (FR)
T: Johnny Farrelly
7
0-0
13111124
18
4/1518P-13
jockey silks 18. BURBANK (IRE)
T: James Moffatt
9
0-0
4/1518P-13
19
114-3125
jockey silks 19. BUZZ (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
7
0-0
114-3125
20
120-42744
jockey silks 20. CALL ME LORD (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
8
0-0
120-42744
21
3/4220-519
jockey silks 21. CIEL DE NEIGE (FR)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
6
0-0
3/4220-519
22
63P13PP1
jockey silks 22. CLONDAW CIAN (IRE)
T: Sophie Leech
11
0-0
63P13PP1
23
2/32F13F-0
jockey silks 23. COLUMN OF FIRE (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
7
0-0
2/32F13F-0
24
1412/P-00
jockey silks 24. COMMANDER OF FLEET (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
7
0-0
1412/P-00
25
4P-122163
jockey silks 25. COOLE CODY (IRE)
T: Evan Williams
10
0-0
4P-122163
26
3144/1-1
jockey silks 26. CORRIEBEN REIVER
T: Alistair Whillans
7
0-0
3144/1-1
27
7514-F500
jockey silks 27. CRACKING SMART (FR)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
9
0-0
7514-F500
28
131-1
jockey silks 28. CRAIGNEICHE (IRE)
T: Nicky Henderson
7
0-0
131-1
29
3U4U-4430
jockey silks 29. DALLAS DES PICTONS (FR)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
8
0-0
3U4U-4430
30
675/51-64
jockey silks 30. DALTON HIGHWAY (IRE)
T: D. K. Weld, Ireland
8
0-0
675/51-64
31
230/U2-144
jockey silks 31. DANS LE VENT (FR)
T: Evan Williams
8
0-0
230/U2-144
32
420-42433
jockey silks 32. DARASSO (FR)
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
8
0-0
420-42433
33
1/765U-027
jockey silks 33. DEBESTYMAN (IRE)
T: Suzy Smith
8
0-0
1/765U-027
34
22-111R8
jockey silks 34. DOES HE KNOW
T: Kim Bailey
6
0-0
22-111R8
35
F7/20-397
jockey silks 35. DREAM BERRY (FR)
T: Jonjo O'Neill
10
0-0
F7/20-397
36
433-11410
jockey silks 36. DYSART DIAMOND (IRE)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
6
0-0
433-11410
37
00-831212
jockey silks 37. ECCO
T: Paul Nicholls
6
0-0
00-831212
38
540-58235
jockey silks 38. EGLANTINE DU SEUIL (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
7
0-0
540-58235
39
222F/16
jockey silks 39. EMIR SACREE (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
7
0-0
222F/16
40
78/2617F-5
jockey silks 40. ENCORE CHAMPS (IRE)
T: Dan Skelton
7
0-0
78/2617F-5
41
1/2-111
jockey silks 41. ENEMY COAST AHEAD
T: Olly Murphy
7
0-0
1/2-111
42
215-1550
jockey silks 42. ESKYLANE (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
7
0-0
215-1550
43
317-32079
jockey silks 43. FAN DE BLUES (FR)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
6
0-0
317-32079
44
511-32112
jockey silks 44. FIFTY BALL (FR)
T: Gary Moore
6
0-0
511-32112
45
12-26F3
jockey silks 45. FIRE ATTACK (IRE)
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
6
0-0
12-26F3
46
22-111325
jockey silks 46. FLIC OU VOYOU (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
7
0-0
22-111325
47
1211760-9
jockey silks 47. FOVEROS (FR)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
6
0-0
1211760-9
48
120-531U0
jockey silks 48. FRONT VIEW (FR)
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
6
0-0
120-531U0
49
3-221330
jockey silks 49. GABYNAKO (FR)
T: Gavin Patrick Cromwell, Ireland
6
0-0
3-221330
50
1-125
jockey silks 50. GANAPATHI (FR)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
5
0-0
1-125
51
7F-821F31
jockey silks 51. GARO DE JUILLEY (FR)
T: Sophie Leech
9
0-0
7F-821F31
52
23F-11433
jockey silks 52. GO ANOTHER ONE (IRE)
T: John McConnell, Ireland
9
0-0
23F-11433
53
31411-312
jockey silks 53. GRAND ROI (FR)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
5
0-0
31411-312
54
133083-17
jockey silks 54. GREAT WHITE SHARK (FR)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
7
0-0
133083-17
55
2-14116
jockey silks 55. GUARD YOUR DREAMS
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
5
0-0
2-14116
56
7-2175441
jockey silks 56. HEAVEN HELP US (IRE)
T: Paul Hennessy, Ireland
7
0-0
7-2175441
57
14433
jockey silks 57. HUNTERS CALL (IRE)
T: Olly Murphy
11
0-0
14433
58
R5314418
jockey silks 58. JACAMAR (GER)
T: Milton Harris
6
0-0
R5314418
59
24/14442-9
jockey silks 59. JANIKA (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
8
0-0
24/14442-9
60
1449F-562
jockey silks 60. JARVEYS PLATE (IRE)
T: Fergal O'Brien
8
0-0
1449F-562
61
02/16
jockey silks 61. KOSHARI (FR)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
9
0-0
02/16
62
31232-414
jockey silks 62. LADY BREFFNI (IRE)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
7
0-0
31232-414
63
11226-954
jockey silks 63. LANGER DAN (IRE)
T: Dan Skelton
5
0-0
11226-954
64
1/02P
jockey silks 64. LOW SUN
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
8
0-0
1/02P
65
2042-4141
jockey silks 65. LUST FOR GLORY (IRE)
T: Nicky Henderson
8
0-0
2042-4141
66
1725/01
jockey silks 66. MAZE RUNNER (IRE)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
6
0-0
1725/01
67
343/1P6-54
jockey silks 67. MILL GREEN
T: Nicky Henderson
9
0-0
343/1P6-54
68
42-114124
jockey silks 68. MINT CONDITION
T: Jennie Candlish
7
0-0
42-114124
69
662141-81
jockey silks 69. MONTE CRISTO (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
5
0-0
662141-81
70
24FB-2214
jockey silks 70. MY SISTER SARAH (IRE)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
7
0-0
24FB-2214
71
164/559-47
jockey silks 71. NELSON RIVER
T: Tony Carroll
6
0-0
164/559-47
72
1P11390
jockey silks 72. N'GOLO (IRE)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
6
0-0
1P11390
73
6331-634P
jockey silks 73. OUR POWER (IRE)
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
6
0-0
6331-634P
74
3115
jockey silks 74. PADDYS MOTORBIKE (IRE)
T: Sam Thomas
9
0-0
3115
75
1/2-40
jockey silks 75. PALMERS HILL (IRE)
T: Jonjo O'Neill
8
0-0
1/2-40
76
516-41574
jockey silks 76. PERFECT MAN (IRE)
T: Sophie Leech
10
0-0
516-41574
77
0/F61-2F42
jockey silks 77. PIC D'ORHY (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
6
0-0
0/F61-2F42
78
232-3
jockey silks 78. PIPESMOKER (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
6
0-0
232-3
79
25-21135
jockey silks 79. POWER OF PAUSE (IRE)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
6
0-0
25-21135
80
2-631313
jockey silks 80. RED GERRY (IRE)
T: Noel Meade, Ireland
5
0-0
2-631313
81
56317-FPP
jockey silks 81. SAINT SONNET (FR)
T: Paul Nicholls
6
0-0
56317-FPP
82
222-22112
jockey silks 82. SANDYMOUNT ROSE (IRE)
T: Neil Mulholland
7
0-0
222-22112
83
P300-8187
jockey silks 83. SAYO
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
7
0-0
P300-8187
84
1301/52P4
jockey silks 84. SCARPETA (FR)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
8
0-0
1301/52P4
85
F220-1428
jockey silks 85. SHAKEM UP'ARRY (IRE)
T: Ben Pauling
7
0-0
F220-1428
86
20-31FP51
jockey silks 86. SHANG TANG (IRE)
T: Emma Lavelle
7
0-0
20-31FP51
87
21/13-115P
jockey silks 87. SNEAKY GETAWAY (IRE)
T: Emmet Mullins, Ireland
8
0-0
21/13-115P
88
544-2111
jockey silks 88. SOMETIMES ALWAYS (IRE)
T: Ian Williams
6
0-0
544-2111
89
113P-P304
jockey silks 89. SON OF CAMAS (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
6
0-0
113P-P304
90
0226-2482
jockey silks 90. SPIRITOFTHEGAMES (IRE)
T: Dan Skelton
9
0-0
0226-2482
91
31-334145
jockey silks 91. STORM GODDESS (IRE)
T: Charlie Longsdon
7
0-0
31-334145
92
41924P-70
jockey silks 92. STRATUM
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
8
0-0
41924P-70
93
5-218
jockey silks 93. SWITCH HITTER (IRE)
T: Paul Nicholls
6
0-0
5-218
94
1112-155
jockey silks 94. TEA CLIPPER (IRE)
T: Tom Lacey
6
0-0
1112-155
95
350-13113
jockey silks 95. TELMESOMETHINGGIRL (IRE)
T: Henry de Bromhead, Ireland
6
0-0
350-13113
96
4P-411413
jockey silks 96. THE SHUNTER (IRE)
T: Emmet Mullins, Ireland
8
0-0
4P-411413
97
1/714-5251
jockey silks 97. THIRD WIND
T: Hughie Morrison
7
0-0
1/714-5251
98
12/2313-33
jockey silks 98. THOMAS DARBY (IRE)
T: Olly Murphy
8
0-0
12/2313-33
99
11060-867
jockey silks 99. TIGER TAP TAP (GER)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
6
0-0
11060-867
100
53-2359P4
jockey silks 100. TOUT EST PERMIS (FR)
T: Noel Meade, Ireland
8
0-0
53-2359P4
101
31-432U25
jockey silks 101. UP THE STRAIGHT (IRE)
T: Richard Rowe
7
0-0
31-432U25
102
B57/0
jockey silks 102. URADEL (GER)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
10
0-0
B57/0
103
U325-3556
jockey silks 103. VIVE LE ROI (IRE)
T: Tony Carroll
10
0-0
U325-3556
104
24-125144
jockey silks 104. WEST CORK WILDWAY (IRE)
T: Paul O'Flynn, Ireland
7
0-0
24-125144
105
1P3-725
jockey silks 105. WHATSUPWITHYOU (IRE)
T: Ben Pauling
7
0-0
1P3-725
106
126-23210
jockey silks 106. WIDE RECEIVER (IRE)
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
6
0-0
126-23210
107
342-121
jockey silks 107. WITNESS PROTECTION (IRE)
T: Martin Keighley
8
0-0
342-121
108
1/42253-11
jockey silks 108. YOU RAISED ME UP (IRE)
T: Martin Brassil, Ireland
8
0-0
1/42253-11

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Established in 1993, the race has been sponsored by Coral for its entire history, and was upgraded to Grade 3 status in 1999.

The inaugural winner of the race, the Peter Scudamore-trained Olympian , was awarded a £50,000 bonus by the sponsors for winning the Imperial Cup at Sandown, another highly competitive handicap hurdle race, over two miles, the week before.

The bonus is available to any winner of the Imperial Cup who can win at the Festival a week later, and whilst Olympian is the only horse to have won it by following up in the Coral Cup, the Martin Pipe-trained Blowing Wind earned the bonus by winning the County Hurdle in 1998, and Gaspara also achieved the bonus in 2007, by following up in the Fred Winter.

The 2008 renewal of the Coral Cup, won by the Ferdy Murphy-trained Naiad du Misselot , had to be switched to the New Course at Cheltenham due to high winds and as a result was run over half a furlong shorter, over two miles and four and a half furlongs.

The race is one of the most competitive races at the entire Festival, and as such the winner regularly returns at a big price, with just one favourite winning the race this century – the Tony Martin-trained Xenophon , who won the 2003 Coral Cup and returned home the 4/1 favourite, ridden by Mick Fitzgerald.

Perhaps the most prestigious winner of the Coral Cup is Whisper , who won the race when trained by Nicky Henderson in 2014, but is now trained by Sam Thomas.

Whisper went on to win the Grade 1 Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree a year later and latterly progressed to become a top-class staying chaser, finishing second to Might Bite in a thrilling renewal of the RSA Chase in 2017.

Dai Walters’ colours were also carried to victory in the 2019 renewal won by William Henry, who flashed home under Nico de Boinville to deny the Willie Mullins-trained Wicklow Brave. That win means that Henderson is now tied with Martin Pipe as the leading trainer in the race (three wins apiece).

The leading jockey in the Coral Cup is Davy Russell , who has won the race three times, with Naiad de Misselot in 2008, Carlito Brigante in 2011 and most recently with Diamond King in 2016.

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Coral Cup 2020 FAQs

What is the distance of the Coral Cup?

2 miles 5 furlongs and 26 yards

How many obstacles are jumped in the Coral Cup?

10

What day of the festival is the Coral Cup?

Day 2

What time is the Coral Cup?

14:40

What weights are carried for the Coral Cup?

Handicap

What is the purse for the Coral Cup?

£100,000 (2019)

Who is the leading jockey in the Coral Cup*?

Davy Russell, with three wins

Who is the leading trainer in the Coral Cup*?

David Pipe, with three wins

Who won the Coral Cup?

You can check out our Coral Cup results page here to see a list of previous winners.

Where can I compare the odds for the Coral Cup?

Click the link to visit our Coral Cup Odds Comparison page.

*Since 1993

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