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Cheltenham

  • 14:50 Coral Cup 2m 5f 26y

  • (Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle) £90,000 added 4yo+ 26 ran
  • Winner £51,255 2nd £19,233 3rd £9,630 4th £4,797
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
    Result
  • Winning time: 5m 2.80s
  • Off time: 14:50:48

Diamond King impressive winner of Coral Cup

Last Updated: 16/03/16 3:22pm

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Davy Russell celebrates on Diamond King after winning the Coral Cup

Davy Russell celebrates on Diamond King after winning the Coral Cup

Diamond King ran out a ready winner of the Coral Cup at Cheltenham for Gordon Elliott and Davy Russell.

The long-time ante-post favourite drifted out to 12/1 but was always cantering through the contest and went to the front approaching the last.

He soon put the race to bed and for all Long House Hall (16/1) tried to close, he was still a length-and-a-quarter in arrears at the line.

Ubak (28/1) finished third, one place ahead of Blazer (8/1), who fared best of the Willie Mullins team. Baoulet Delaroque was fifth and several bookmakers, including Sky Bet, paid out on him each-way. 

Elliott said: "That was great. Davy gave him a great ride and we're delighted everything worked out.

"We thought if he settled he'd win."

Russell said: "It's great to ride a winner here at any time of the year, let alone at the Festival.

"Gordon filled me with loads of confidence - no instructions.

"All credit has to go to Gordon, he got him here in tip-top shape.

"He's a master of his trade and it was easy to ride him."

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