Coral Cup

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RacecourseCheltenham, Old Course
Race Distance2 miles, 5 furlongs
Entry ConditionsHorses aged 4 and over
Current SponsorBetway
Date & TimeDay 2 / Wednesday 17th March 2021 / 15:30
Leading Jockey Davy Russell with 3 wins
Leading TrainerMartin Pipe with 3 wins

The Coral Cup is a race which takes place on day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival at 14:50. It is run over a distance of approximately 2 miles and 5 furlongs and features 10 hurdles around the Cheltenham old course.

The race has only ever been sponsored by betting brand Coral since it was introduced in 1993nd has always been known as the Coral Cup.


Coral Cup Past Winners

Year   Horse Age Price Trainer Jockey Distances
2020 1st Dame De Compagnie 7 5-1 NJ Henderson B J Geraghty  
  2nd Black Tears 6 12-1 G Elliott D N Russell  2 1/4 lengths
  3rd Thosedaysaregone 7 10-1 C Byrnes K J Brouder  2 1/2 lengths
2019 1st William Henry 9 28-1 N J Henderson Nico DeBoinville  
  2nd Wicklow Brave 10 28-1 W P Mullins P W Mullins Short Head
  3rd Ballyandy 8 14-1 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 1/2 Length
2018 1st Bleu Berry 7 20-1 W P Mullins Ruby Walsh  
  2nd Topofthegame 6 9-1 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies Neck
  3rd Barra 7 16-1 G Elliott J W Kennedy 1 1/4 Lengths
2017 1st  Supasundae 7 16-1 J Harrington R M Power  
  2nd Taquin Du Seuil 10 12-1 Jonjo O’Neill Aidan Coleman 1 1/2 Lengths
  3rd Who Dares Wins 5 33-1 A King Wayne Hutchinson Nose
2016 1st  Diamond King 8 12-1 G Elliott D N Russell  
  2nd Long House Hall 8 16-1 D Skelton Harry Skelton 1 1/4 Lengths
  3rd Ubak 8 28-1 G L Moore Joshua Moore Neck
2015 1st  Aux Ptits Soins 5 9-1 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies  
  2nd Zabana 6 25-1 A Lynch R C Colgan Neck
  3rd Activial 5 17-2 N Fry N D Fehily Neck

Coral Cup Trends

  • 18 of the last 25 winners of the Coral Cup had won earlier in the same season
  • 13 of the last 26 Coral Cup winners won last time out
  • None of the last 16 winners of the Coral Cup were the SP favourite
  • 15 of the last 19 Coral Cup winners had not run previously at the Cheltenham Festival

Coral Cup Betting Offers

If you’re looking for Coral Cup betting offers then you’ll be please to know that there are many of them available. In the run-up and throughout the Cheltenham Festival, bookmakers allow customers to take advantage of a number of promotions such as money-back specials, extra places, best odds guaranteed, enhanced odds and a flurry of free bet offers.

Along with a range of betting offers available to those with existing bookmaker accounts, you will also find that many bookmakers offer enhanced sign up offers around the time of the Cheltenham Festival. These offers often have more value than their standard welcome offers and are worth taking advantage of with bookies you don’t currently have an account with.

You’ll find a list of Coral Cup betting offers below.

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Money Back if 2nd or 3rd to SP Favourite – Cheltenham

Get a refund as a free bet up to £20 if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP Favourite in ANY RACE at Cheltenham

Free Bet if your selection finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite at the Cheltenham Festival. 18+. UK/IRE customers only. Max refund £/€20. Win or win part of e/w outright singles only. Min field size required. 1st bet on each race. Free bet expires after 7 days. Applies to Ante Post bets placed from 3/3/2020. Free/void bets don't qualify. T&Cs apply.

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Cheltenham Money Back if 2nd

Cash refund up to £10 if your horse finishes 2nd at Cheltenham

Money back credited as cash to £10 per race. First bet qualifies on the Race Winner market only. Min odds 3/1 and 4+ runners. Other terms and restrictions apply.