Cheltenham

  • 14:50 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f 26y

  • Winner £54,102 2nd £20,302 3rd £10,165 4th £5,064
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 4.10s
  • Off time: 14:50:41
14:50 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Supasundae 16/1
2nd Taquin Du Seuil (FR) 12/1
3rd Who Dares Wins (IRE) 33/1
4th Monksland (IRE) 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 00-3271 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Modus 60
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-12 h P F Nicholls Stan Sheppard (5) 156 1001
2 P14347 Dark blue, royal blue stars, dark blue and red halved sleeves, red cap Old Guard 46
Course Winner
6 11-6 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 150 1001
3 U-214PP PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap The Romford Pele (IRE) 46
Course Winner
10 11-5 b Miss R Curtis Jonathan Moore (3) 149 1001
4 161-326 White, black stars, royal blue sleeves, black cap Mister Miyagi (IRE) 95
Course Winner
8 11-5 D Skelton Harry Skelton 149 1001
5 1224-31 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Tombstone (IRE) 25
7 11-5 G Elliott B J Cooper 149 1001
6 7-48124 Emerald Green, Yellow chevron and sleeves, Red cap Supasundae 24
7 11-4 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 148 1001
7 65-6154 Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Taquin Du Seuil (FR) 25
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill Aidan Coleman 148 1001
8 2-1F362 CERISE Monksland (IRE) 74
10 11-3 h N Meade D Meyler (3) 147 1001
9 123151 Dark blue, yellow stripe, yellow and dark blue striped sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow star Kalondra (IRE) 34
6 11-3 t N P Mulholland N D Fehily 147 1001
10 56-0100 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Royal Blue cap Waxies Dargle 77
8 11-2 t N Meade S W Flanagan 146 1001
11 0-4U103 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Who Dares Wins (IRE) 34
5 11-2 A King Wayne Hutchinson 146 1001
12 11P-39P Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Thomas Hobson 24
Distance Winner
7 11-1 W P Mullins D E Mullins 145 1001
13 311F1 EMERALD GREEN & yellow HOOPED, Red cap River Frost 18
Distance Winner
5 10-13 A King Tom Cannon 143 1001
14 803451 Yellow, emerald green and yellow striped sleeves Automated 87
6 10-12 G Elliott J W Kennedy 142 1001
15 011113 BLACK, red sash, striped cap Peregrine Run (IRE) 60
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-12 Peter Fahey R Loughran 142 1001
16 320/59-3 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Hawk High (IRE) 95
Course Winner
7 10-10 p T D Easterby B Hughes 140 1001
17 32/12-50 Royal Blue, Emerald Green triple diamond, Royal Blue cap, Emerald Green diamonds Allblak Des Places (FR) 52
5 10-10 W P Mullins P Townend 140 1001
18 0-4F372 Yellow, black disc, yellow sleeves, black spots, yellow cap, black spots Morello Royale (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
7 10-10 t C L Tizzard T J O'Brien 140 1001
19 52/84-11 Emerald green, white star, chevrons on sleeves, white cap Tin Soldier (FR) 20
6 10-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 140 1001
20 0-31000 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Hargam (FR) 32
Course Winner
6 10-10 p1 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville 140 1001
21 U5-27P8 Black, black and maroon striped cap Leoncavallo (IRE) 34
5 10-10 p B Pauling Mr Alex Ferguson (7) 140 1001
22 117120 ORANGE, DARK GREEN chevrons, ORANGE sleeves, quartered cap Robinshill (IRE) 46
6 10-9 t N A Twiston-Davies Jamie Bargary (3) 139 1001
23 8-11222 Emerald green, yellow hoops, yellow cap Scoir Mear (IRE) 67
Beaten Favourite
7 10-8 T Mullins D J Mullins 138 1001
24 3/17 Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves, light green cap Bravissimo (FR) 31
6 10-6 W P Mullins Ms K Walsh 136 1001
25 U11/354 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Sure Reef (IRE) 18
8 10-6 W P Mullins M P Fogarty 136 1001
Non runners
2614BU32Carrig Cathal610-6G ElliottD F O'Regan136

Verdict

Tombstone is potentially well treated and will probably start favourite for this traditionally-competitive Grade 3 handicap. He was fourth in last year’s Supreme Novices’ and beat Jezki on only his second start since in a Grade 3 at Gowran last month. That will have put him spot-on for this and he’ll be hard to beat if getting the run of the race. Gordon Elliott, who trained last year’s winner, also runs Carrig Cathal and Automated and the latter beat Scoir Mear at Navan last time, though was behind the enigmatic Waxies Dargle at Fairyhouse earlier. Ireland holds a very strong hand in this as Tin Soldier, Peregrine Run and Allblak Des Places could also figure with the Mullins stable saddling five runners in total. RIVER FROST was hit with a 10lb rise for winning over this trip at Kempton but the five-year-old is on a steep upward curve and may well prove the pick of a quartet sporting the JP McManus colours. Modus has a touch of class and could prove the pick of the remainder, though has to concede weight all round.