This most probably is the most difficult handicap of the entire meeting. 30 runners, all within a few lbs of eachother in the handicap. No wonder it’s sponsored by a bookmaker. It’s usually for their benefit.
Third on the race card for day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival is theCoral Cup Handicap Hurdle or more commonly known as theCoral Cup on Wednesday, March 13th at 14:50pm. This year’s Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle is for horses aged four years and upwards and is 2 mile and 5 furlongs in distance.Last year,Bleu Berry (20-1) recorded a narrow win for jockey Mark Walsh and trainer Willie Mullins.
Tips, runners, riders and the odds:A very open race!
A very open market at the moment with owners and trainers alike are keeping their cards very close to their chests early on. Currently heading the market are Wonder Laish and The Storyteller but I wouldn’t read too much into this as they are both exchanging favouritism at around 10/1 and 12/1 respectively.
There has been plenty of big priced winners prevailing in one of the hottest handicaps of the season in past years and MyCoral Cup 2019 Hot Tip is for Midnight Shadow. This horse,
There has been a huge Market Mover in this race, with Nigel Twiston-Davies’ Ballymoy opening-up at 25/1 and currently backed all the way into 14/1 so it could be worth keeping an eye on this one, but question marks remain over this distance.
JOCKEY FACT:Jockey Davy Russell has ridden three winners to victory and is the top rider in the race, with Naiad de Misselot in 2008, Carlito Brigante in 2011 and most recently with Diamond King in 2016.
Market Mover:Ballymoy from 21/1 to 14/1