Cheltenham

  • 14:50 Coral Cup 2m 5f 26y

  • Winner £51,255 2nd £19,233 3rd £9,630 4th £4,797
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 2.80s
  • Off time: 14:50:48
14:50 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Diamond King (IRE) 12/1
2nd Long House Hall (IRE) 16/1
3rd Ubak (FR) 28/1
4th Blazer (FR) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 4253-14 Dark blue, emerald green hoop, quartered cap Volnay De Thaix (FR) 75
Distance Winner
7 11-12 N J Henderson Freddie Mitchell (5) 158 1001
2 1/4112-8 Emerald green and yellow hoops, red cap Call The Cops (IRE) 38
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-7 N J Henderson A Tinkler 153 1001
3 21P-211 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Rock The Kasbah (IRE) 53
Distance Winner
6 11-6 P J Hobbs R Johnson 152 1001
4 U-172P3 Black, purple cap Commissioned (IRE) 130
Course Winner
6 11-6 b J P Ferguson Mikey Ennis (5) 152 1001
5 421-134 Dark Blue, Red star, halved sleeves, Red cap Brother Tedd 67
Distance Winner
7 11-4 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 150 1001
6 3/114-22 Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves, Emerald green cap Arbre De Vie (FR) 48
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-4 W P Mullins D J Mullins (3) 150 1001
7 5211-3P Yellow, Light Blue hooped sleeves Theinval (FR) 53
Distance Winner
6 11-3 N J Henderson J McGrath 149 1001
8 1/7P-421 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves, White cap Diamond King (IRE) 67
8 11-3 t G Elliott D N Russell 149 1001
9 231P-15 Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Blood Cotil (FR) 59
Distance Winner
7 10-13 W P Mullins R Walsh 145 1001
10 12/4U42 Yellow and dark green diabolo, dark green and yellow striped sleeves, quartered cap Ubak (FR) 17
8 10-12 G L Moore Joshua Moore 144 1001
11 4P-112F Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Avant Tout (FR) 48
6 10-12 W P Mullins P Townend 144 1001
12 137-415 Royal Blue, Pink star and star on cap Mister Fizz 11
Distance Winner
8 10-12 Miss I Pickard Sean Bowen 144 1001
13 2119-UF Beige, grey epaulets Beast Of Burden (IRE) 111
7 10-11 Miss R Curtis J J Burke 143 1001
14 913P05 Emerald green, yellow hoops, emerald green and yellow quartered cap Waxies Dargle 32
7 10-10 N Meade M P Walsh 142 1001
15 21U21 YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Politologue (FR) 31
5 10-10 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 142 1001
16 153-322 Black, black and maroon striped cap Qewy (IRE) 95
Beaten Favourite
6 10-10 p1 J P Ferguson Aidan Coleman 142 1001
17 1119-07 White, black cap Days Of Heaven (FR) 38
6 10-9 h N J Henderson David Bass 141 1001
18 F1-3919 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Blazer (FR) 32
Beaten Favourite
5 10-9 W P Mullins B J Geraghty 141 1001
19 2195-40 Black, orange cap Three Kingdoms (IRE) 88
7 10-9 p J P Ferguson Mr Alex Ferguson (7) 141 1001
20 1561-70 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Sgt Reckless 88
9 10-8 M R Channon B Hughes 140 1001
21 72-1P12 Red, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap One For Harry (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
8 10-8 N G Richards B P Harding 140 1001
22 6611-1U Dark Green, Black hoop, Black cap Long House Hall (IRE) 144
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-8 ht D Skelton Harry Skelton 140 1001
23 11-77F3 PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap The Romford Pele (IRE) 46
Course Winner
9 10-8 b Miss R Curtis L P Aspell 140 1001
24 34111 Red, pink hoop and armlets Baoulet Delaroque (FR) 34
5 10-8 P F Nicholls N D Fehily 140 1001
25 86-1112 White, dark green hoops, white sleeves and cap Baron Alco (FR) 53
Distance Winner
5 10-8 G L Moore J E Moore 140 1001
26 20/11-18 Light green and grey stripes, light green sleeves, quartered cap Hunters Hoof (IRE) 116
7 10-7 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville 139 1001

Verdict

Nicky Henderson has won two of the last six renewals and is mob-handed this year. Whisper defied a big weight in 2014 and Volnay De Thaix and Call The Cops will seek to defy similar hefty burdens. Days Of Heaven and Hunters Hoof may be more interesting further down the handicap. BLAZER could prove the pick of the Mullins' quartet, ahead of Arbre De Vie, as he didn't give his true running when a well-backed favourite for the Betfair Hurdle last month. He is worth another chance on the evidence of an earlier easy win in a big field at Leopardstown. Diamond King, Rock The Kasbah, Politologue and Baoulet Delaroque are all in peak form while it's possible that a step up in trip will suit Doncaster runner-up Qewy. Beast Of Burden was fancied for the Neptune Investment on this day last year but refused to settle and finished tailed off. It later transpired that he'd broken a blood vessel and little has gone right since but he's got plenty of ability and could go well if the switch back to hurdles rekindles his interest.