A 2m 5f Handicap Hurdle where there is usually more than one big gamble on the day of the race. However, big price winners of this race are very common so why not try for an outsider!
Coral Cup Trends
|10/10||had not run for at least 32 days||9/10||had an official rating of 148 or lower|
|9/10||had won between 2m 2f and 2m 6f over hurdles|
|9/10||had won a race earlier in the season|
|8/10||were aged seven or younger||8/10||had no more than four runs that season|
|8/10||had no more than nine runs over hurdles|
|7/10||finished first or second last time out|
Coral Cup Analysis
The face of this race seems to be changing as the Coral
Cup used to be a race for horse carrying low weights but with four of the last five winners carrying eleven stone or more
or more perhaps we should be looking more closely at the classier participants?
Lightly raced horses tend to do well in the Coral
Cup with most of the winners in the last decade having less than ten runs over hurdles
The last stat highlighted in our table finished first or second last time out
is especially worthy of note as not many of the field will tick this box.
Lastly, it may be best to avoid front-runners
as they have a poor recent record in the Coral
Coral Cup Last Ten Winners
Table below shows the last ten winners of the race.
|2014||Whisper||6-11-6||N henderson||N De Boinville||33/1|
|2013||Medinas||6-11-10||A King||W Hutchinson||33/1|
|2012||Son Of Flicka||8-10-6||D McCain||J Maguire||16/1|
|2011||Carlito Brigante||5-11-0||G Elliott||D Russell||16/1|
|2010||Spirit River||5-11-2||N Henderson||B Geraghty||9/1|
|2009||Ninetieth Minute||6-10-3||T Taaffe||P Flood||14/1|
|2008||Naiad Du Misselot||7-10-13||F Murphy||D Russell||7/1|
|2007||Burntoakboy||9-9-12||R Newland||S Jones||10/1|
|2006||Skys The Limit||5-11-12||E OGrady||B Geraghty||11/1|
|2005||Idole First||6-10-10||Miss V Williams||A OKeeffe||33/1|
Coral Cup PreviewGive close inspection to the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury and the Boylesports.com Hurdle at Leopardstown
when studying the form as the equivalents of those two races have thrown up plenty of recent Coral
Favourites do not have a good record
in this race with just one outright and one joint favourite in twenty-one runnings.
Philip Hobbs' runners are always of interest
in the handicap hurdles and with two wins and seven other finishers in the top sIX his Coral
Cup entries warrant the closest inspection.
Hobbs' record may even have been better than this had Wishful Thinking not fell at the second last in 2010. He was racing there off a mark of 144 and subsequently marched up to 167 over fences so may have gone quite close!
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