Cheltenham

  • 16:00 Coral Cup 2m 5f

  • Winner £39,865 2nd £14,959 3rd £7,490 4th £3,731
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 0.30s
  • Off time: 16:01:52
16:00 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Son Of Flicka 16/1
2nd Get Me Out Of Here (IRE) 6/1
3rd Veiled 25/1
4th Silverhand (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 82P-522 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Get Me Out Of Here (IRE) 26
8 11-12 t Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 155 6/17.00
2 0214-35 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Carlito Brigante (IRE) 19
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-12 t G Elliott D N Russell 155 16/117.00
3 1-67201 Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap Third Intention (IRE) 17
Course Winner
5 11-10 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 153 20/121.00
4 3U-1123 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Featherbed Lane (IRE) 25
Beaten Favourite
7 11-7 P J Hobbs James Best (7) 150 16/117.00
5 1-65410 Dark Blue, Dark Blue and White diabolo on sleeves Final Approach 26
Course Winner
6 11-6 W P Mullins R Walsh 149 20/121.00
6 13-R81P ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Golan Way 79
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-2 Miss S West M Goldstein (3) 145 100/1101.00
7 01/FF0-4 White, black cap Spirit River (FR) 110
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 145 16/117.00
8 305050 Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Stonemaster (IRE) 10
7 11-2 v1 D T Hughes B J Cooper 145 100/1101.00
9 222533 RED, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Cockney Trucker (IRE) 73
10 10-13 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 142 66/167.00
10 7-P8171 Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), white and emerald green striped sleeves Tenor Nivernais (FR) 23
5 10-11 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (5) 140 25/126.00
11 F5P222 Beige, Beige and Black check sleeves, Black cap Shoreacres (IRE) 53
9 10-10 B G Powell L Treadwell 139 50/151.00
12 10-3214 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE quartered, RED sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap First Fandango 109
Distance Winner
5 10-10 pt Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 139 28/129.00
13 3-27232 Black, white seams, black sleeves, white stars, black cap, white spots Saphir River (FR) 130
6 10-10 M Scudamore S Thomas 139 50/151.00
14 F/111-96 Emerald green, yellow hoops, emerald green and yellow quartered cap Silverhand (IRE) 230
8 10-10 N Meade P Carberry 139 25/126.00
15 4/611-45 Mauve, Yellow seams, Yellow cap Veiled 130
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-8 N J Henderson D Bass 137 25/126.00
16 337432 Mauve and Black (quartered), Mauve sleeves, White cap, Mauve diamond Megastar 20
7 10-7 t1 G L Moore J E Moore 136 22/123.00
17 5-31144 Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Bally Legend 17
Course Winner
7 10-7 Mrs Caroline Keevil Nick Scholfield 136 50/151.00
18 5481/01 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Star Of Angels 67
8 10-7 b D Pipe C O'Farrell (3) 136 33/134.00
19 083134 Navy Blue, Gold braid Consigliere (FR) 18
Distance Winner
9 10-7 p D Pipe Tom Bellamy (10) 136 40/141.00
20 741-363 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 60
6 10-6 Dr R D P Newland Brendan Powell (5) 135 12/113.00
21 113019 White, dark green spots on sleeves, purple cap Abergavenny 26
5 10-6 B Ellison Felix de Giles 135 20/121.00
22 2F-9090 White, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Orange cap Son Of Flicka 60
8 10-6 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 135 16/117.00
23 62/11-93 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Dare Me (IRE) 22
Beaten Favourite
8 10-6 P J Hobbs Sam Twiston-Davies 135 12/113.00
24 10-1316 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Knight Pass (IRE) 46
Distance Winner
6 10-6 W Greatrex P J Brennan 135 28/129.00
25 214-111 Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Poole Master 12 (ex5)
Distance Winner
7 10-6 D Pipe C Honour (3) 130 8/19.00
26 41121 Black, black and maroon striped cap Cape Dutch (IRE) 32
5 10-5 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (5) 134 14/115.00
27 235312 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Cotillion 32
6 10-5 p Ian Williams Harry Skelton 134 50/151.00
28 2/1-1 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Balgarry (FR) 11 (ex5)
5 10-5 D Pipe T Scudamore 129 6/17.00

Verdict

Carlito Brigante went up a massive 13lb for winning this last year but did it in such style that a follow-up is no forlorn hope. FINAL APPROACH won the County Hurdle last year and is only 6lb higher. He was nowhere near his best in a Grade 3 at Haydock last time but looks to have been laid out for the race and gets the vote. Get Me Out Of Here was a long way in front of the selection at Haydock but had finished runner-up to him in the County Hurdle though has always gone well on this track. Silverhand likes quick ground, which is why we haven't seen much of him recently, but he stays the trip and is well enough handicapped at his best to make his presence felt. Balgarry has sneaked in at the bottom thanks to a 5lb penalty for his recent Newbury victory on his debut for David Pipe. He could prove a real blot on the handicap but this will be only his fourth career start. Pipe also runs Poole Master, who is making his handicap debut after three easy victories in maiden and novice company while Cape Dutch could go well as his only recent defeat came over a trip too short on this track. French import Saphir River has a touch of class though all of his victories have come with plenty of give in the ground.