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Coral Cup Tips - Cheltenham 2021

Coral Cup 2021 Tips – Day 2, 14:30

A ferociously competitive handicap that sets a real challenge every year for punters (currently the bookmakers offer 16/1 the field), and stakes are best kept to a minimum (unless you can find a layer offering 6+ places for each-way betting purposes). The late market moves can be revealing, and the ability to stay thoroughly is always a big asset in a race run at a blistering gallop from the tape.

Best betting tips by Stephen Harris – Day 2, 14:30

Bets Horse Odds Bookmaker Coral Cup Tips
#1 Monte Cristo betferd.com logo Read Preview here
#2 Grand Roi   betferd.com logo Read Preview here

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 17th March 2021



Coral Cup 2021 Preview

One of the hardest handicaps of the week, with over £42,000 on offer and a huge field assured. Formlines from Britain and Ireland are notoriously hard to compare, with the English handicapper usually adding on a few pounds to the marks of the Irish runners (very often in the past that has not been anywhere near enough).

The ante-post market has been quiet, with 7-1 the field available for looking and no standout candidate emerging (and plenty of the front end like The Shunter having multiple entries across the four days of the festival). Nicky Henderson’s Monte Christo impressed when winning at Kempton in December, and has been kept fresh for this race since, with decent ground ideal and the strong pace sure to help him settle in the early stages.


Coral Cup 2021 Trends

  • 9 of the last 12 winners were 5, 6 or 7 years of age
  • 5 of the last 12 winners won on their last race prior to Cheltenham
  • 9 of the last 12 winners had raced at least 1 time previously at Cheltenham
  • 10 of the last 12 winners had raced at least 6 times over hurdles

Coral Cup Cheltenham 2021 Tips

Monte Cristo, Coral Cup Tip #1

Nicky Henderson’s handicapper is unxposed after just four runs in the UK for his astute connections, and he impressed when landing a competitive Kempton handicap at 25/1 on Boxing Day. There is plenty more imporvement to come and he has already proven that testing ground suits when winning at Auteuil in October 2019.

Tip stakes (out of 5):  1

Tip Horse Odds Bookmaker Bet
#1 Monte Cristo betferd.com logo BET

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 17th March 2021


Grand Roi, Coral Cup Tip #2

This 5-y-o seems an improved performer since arriving with Gordon Elliott from Nicky Henderson, and he remains with plenty of potential into handicaps after just five career runs over hurdles. The right money has been around in the ante-post market over the last few weeks, and he should relish the big field/strong run race on drying ground for the first time.

Tip stakes (out of 5):  1

Tip Horse Odds Bookmaker Bet
#2 Grand Roi betferd.com logo BET

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 17th March 2021



Coral Cup Winners

A red hot 2m5f handicap, with a maximum field size assured and a strong pace from the tape making this a stiff test of stamina up the final hill. Nicky Henderson has done especially well in this race, winning it three times since Whisper in 2014, and the well backed Dame de Compagnie landed a wholesale gamble in the JP McManus silks in 2020 (given a masterclass from out the back by the now retired Barry Geraghty).

Last 5 Coral Cup Winners

Year Horses Jockey Trainer
2020 Dame De Compagnie B Geraghty N Henderson
2019 William Henry N de Boinville N Henderson
2018 Bleu Berry  M Walsh W Mullins
2017 Supasundae R Power J Harrington
2016 Diamond King  D Russell N Twiston-Davies

Coral Cup 2021 Race Conditions

Race Information
Location Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham England
Race Type Handicap hurdle
Distance 2 Miles 5 Furlongs
Age 4 yo+
Weight Handicap

FAQs about the Coral Cup race

Who will win the Coral Cup?

Our racing expert Stephen Harris’ favourite for the Coral Cup race is Monte Cristo. We invite you to read his preview to understand why Stephen has picked this horse.

What time is the Coral Cup?

The Coral Cup race will be the third race of day 2. The race start is scheduled for 14:30.

What day is the Coral Cup race at Cheltenham festival 2021?

The Coral Cup race will take place on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival (Day 2 – Ladies Day), Wednesday 17th of March 2021.

Who won the Coral Cup last year?

The 2020 Coral Cup was won by Dame De Compagnie.


Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Tuesday 16th March, Day 1 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Tips
1:55 Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Tips
2:30 Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase Tips
3:05 Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Tips
3:40 Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Tips
4:15 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Tips
4:50 National Hunt Challenge Chase Tips

Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Wednesday 17th March, Day 2 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Tips
1:55 Festival Novices’ Chase Tips
2:30 Coral Cup Hurdle Tips
3:05 Queen Mother Champion Chase Tips
3:40 Glenfarcias Cross Country Chase Tips
4:15 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Tips
4:50 Weatherbys Champion Bumper Tips

Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Thursday 18th March, Day 3 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 Marsh Novices Chase Tips
1:55 Pertemps Network Final Tips
2:30 Ryanair Chase Tips
3:05 Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle Tips
3:40 Paddy Power Plate Tips
4:15 Daylesford Mares Novices Hurdle Tips
4:50 Kim Muir Challenge Cup Tips

Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Friday 19th March, Day 4 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 JCB Triumph Hurdle Tips
1:55 County Handicap Hurdle Tips
2:30 Albert Bartlett Novice’s Hurdle Tips
3:05 Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips
3:40 Foxhunter Steeple Chase Tips
4:15 Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase Tips
4:50 Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Tips

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