Coral Cup Tips

The Coral Cup is the first handicap to be run on Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival.

A capacity field of 24 hurdlers will cross 2m 5f of turf, and the Coral Cup usually provides a fitting lead-up to the feature race on Ladies' Day, the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Cheltenham Festival Day Two Card

Cheltenham Day 2 Tips 2021 (Wednesday)

Time - DateRaceOur Tips / ResultsBet / Watch Replays
13:30 ResultNovices' HurdleWinner: Envoi Allen 4/7 F
14:10 ResultRSA ChaseWinner: Champ 9/2
14:50 ResultCoral CupWinner: Dame De Compagnie 5/1
15:30Champion ChaseWinner: Politologue 6/1 2ndF
16:10Cross Country ChaseWinner: Easysland 3/1
16:50Boodles Juvenile H'cap HurdleWinner: Aramax
17:30Champion BumperWinner: Ferny Hollow

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2020 Coral Cup Result

Coral Cup 2020 Runners & Results

RunnerBest OddsPlace Bet
Winner: Dame De Compagnie9/2
2nd Place: Black Tears16/1
3rd Place: Thosedaysaregone16/1
4th Place: Cracking Smart33/1
5th Place: Honest Vic33/1
Canardier7/1
Champagne Well11/1
Franco de Port11/1
Alfa Mix14/1
Eglantine Du Seuil16/1
Ladbrokes Paying1/5 Odds - 6 Places
E/W TermsNon Runner No Bet
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Coral Cup Key Facts


DateWednesday March 17, 2021
Time2:40pm
TrackCheltenham
Distance2m 5f
StatusGrade 3 Handicap
Prize Money£100,000
Age4YO+

Coral Cup History

Peter Scudamore and Martin Pipe teamed up to win the inaugural running of the Coral Cup, with bottom-weight Olympian coming out on top. 

Pipe had been the leading trainer in Coral Cup history with three victories. However, in the last two year's Nicky Henderson has jumped to the head of the trainer standings, with victories in 2019 and 2020 taking his tally up to four.

As far as jockeys go, Davy Russell and Barry Geraghty have claimed the most victories, sharing eight wins between them between 2006 and 2020.

The 2020 renewal of this great handicap, once again, went the way of Nicky Henderson, as well-backed mare Dame De Compagnie rewarded favourite backers with a fine winning display.

Coral Cup FAQs

When is the Coral Cup?

The Coral Cup 2021 is the third race on Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday, March 17th.

What time is the Coral Cup 2020?

The Coral Cup is a 2m5f handicap hurdle which is due off at 2.50pm on Wednesday, March 17th 2020.

Who won the 2019 Coral Cup?

28/1 William Henry finished strong to win the Coral Cup at last year's Cheltenham Festival ahead of Wicklow Brace (28/1) and Ballyandy (14/1).

Who will win the 2020 Cheltenham Coral Cup?

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