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  • 16:00 Coral Cup 2m 5f

  • (Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle) £70,000 added 4yo+ 22 ran
  • Winner £39,907 2nd £14,973 3rd £7,497 4th £3,738
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 9.40s
  • Off time: 16:00:30

Full result

16:00 Cheltenham Result 16th March 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Carlito Brigante (IRE) 10-12 D N Russell G Elliott 5 16/1
Tracked clear pair, close up 5th, went 2nd 2 out, soon challenged going well, led when left 4 lengths clear last, stayed on well flat, readily opened 16/1 touched 16/1
2nd 6 Bothy 10-10 Danny Cook (3) B Ellison 5 12/1
In touch, effort to chase leading pair when hit 3 out, soon ridden, 4 lengths down in 3rd when left 2nd last, kept on, no impression with winner opened 12/1 touched 12/1
3rd ½ Orsippus (USA) 10-8 D J Condon M Smith 5 33/1
Mid-divison on inside, headway 4 out, ridden and effort approaching last, 5 lengths down in 4th and one pace when left 3rd last, kept on flat, no impression opened 33/1 touched 33/1
4th Battle Group 10-9 T Scudamore D Pipe 6 33/1
Mid-division on outside, outpaced 2 out, ridden to chase leaders when hung left between last 2, stayed on to go 4th after last, no impression opened 33/1 touched 33/1 £20000-£500
5th Solix (FR) 11-10 B J Geraghty N J Henderson 5 25/1
Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, ridden and stayed on to chase leaders approaching last, left 4th briefly last, no impression opened 25/1 touched 28/1
6th Dantari (IRE) 10-0 J E Moore Evan Williams 6 25/1
Led and clear to 5th, headed after 3 out, ridden and lost place after next, no impression approaching last opened 25/1 touched 25/1
7th Walkon (FR) 11-12 R Thornton A King 6 16/1
In touch, driven and outpaced after 3 out, kept on same pace from next, never on terms opened 20/1 touched 20/1
8th Arcalis 10-10 B S Hughes J Howard Johnson 11 20/1
Mid-division on inside, outpaced 3 out, never on terms opened 16/1 touched 20/1
9th Pistolet Noir (FR) 10-9 Ian Popham (3) P F Nicholls 5 33/1
Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, never near leaders opened 28/1 touched 33/1 £20000-£500
10th Aachen 10-3 R T Dunne (5) Miss V Williams 7 33/1
Mid-division, mistake 6th, outpaced 3 out, never on terms opened 33/1 touched 33/1
11th nk Call The Police (IRE) 10-12 R Walsh W P Mullins 8 7/2f
Mid-division, headway under pressure to chase leaders 2 out, soon outpaced, weakened last opened 4/1 touched 4/1
12th ¾ Mohanad (IRE) 10-1 J Goldstein Miss S West 5 100/1
Mid-division, outpaced before 3 out, never dangerous opened 100/1 touched 100/1
13th Trenchant 11-7 Wayne Hutchinson A King 6 33/1
Mid-division, lost place 4 out, soon behind opened 33/1 touched 33/1 £20000-£500
14th ½ Busker Royal 10-2 R J Killoran (3) N J Henderson 8 40/1
Held up behind, headway into mid-division 3 out, outpaced next, never near leaders opened 40/1 touched 40/1
15th nk Straw Bear (USA) 10-7 L Treadwell N J Gifford 10 33/1
Mistake 2nd, always behind opened 28/1 touched 33/1 £20000-£500
16th nk Aegean Dawn 11-3 D Bass (3) N J Henderson 6 5/1
Towards rear of mid-division, headway on outside approaching 3 out, outpaced next, weakened before last opened 6/1 touched 6/1
17th Ballyhaunis 10-7 P Townend W P Mullins 6 10/1
Mid-division, outpaced when hit 3 out, weakened after next opened 10/1 touched 10/1
18th 3 Lightning Strike (GER) 10-1 Aidan Coleman Miss V Williams 8 14/1
In touch, outpaced 3 out, weakened next opened 16/1 touched 16/1 £10000-£400
19th Song of Songs 10-0 R P McLernon (3) Jonjo O'Neill 9 66/1
Towards rear of mid-division, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened opened 50/1 touched 66/1
20th 18 Tiger O'Toole (IRE) 10-9 Paul Moloney Evan Williams 6 20/1
Always behind, outpaced when blundered 3 out opened 20/1 touched 20/1 £10000-£400
21st Lord Ragnar (IRE) 10-1 A Tinkler N J Henderson 8 50/1
Behind, switched outside and headway into mid-division 5th, ridden and outpaced 3 out, weakened next opened 50/1 touched 50/1
F For Non Stop (IRE) 10-7 D A Jacob Nick Williams 6 5/1
Tracked clear leader, close up 5th, led after 3 out, hard pressed after next, soon ridden, headed and 1 length down in 2nd when fell last opened 6/1 touched 6/1
NR Orzare (IRE) 10-2 A Glassonbury G L Moore 5
NR Secret Dancer (IRE) 10-1 T J O'Brien A E Jones 6
NR Montan (FR) 10-1 Non Runner A J Martin 7
NR Gift Of Dgab (IRE) 10-0 Non Runner A J Martin 7
NR Points of View 10-0 E Cookson (7) K C Bailey 6
NR County Zen (FR) 10-0 Non Runner P J Hobbs 8

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££3.20,£2.70,£8.50,£8.70
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£45.70 2&3:£106.90 1&3:£207.30

Jackpot: £74,164.61 carried forward to Cheltenham, 17th Mar
Placepot: £933.20, Pool: £918439.44, 718.42 winning tickets
Quadpot: £211.90, Pool: £38065.53, 132.92 winning tickets


A procession from a horse trained to the minute for this race, as CARLITO BRIGANTE spread-eagled the field. Dantari set off like a scolded cat in-front, soon opening up a clear lead, with only For Non Stop prepared to even remotely chase him. He in turn was clear from a chasing pack, which was led by Bothy and the eventual winner. Apart from Pistolet Noir being a bit sloppy over the hurdle in front of the stands, the early stages of the race were pretty unremarkable. The race started to hot up at the top of the hill as For Non Stop jumped past the faltering Dantari, and Nick Williams' charge was still on the bridle as they ran down the hill. However just in-behind him Davy Russell was sitting quiet on Carlito Brigante, with the pair skipping away from the chasing pack. The pair jumped the second-last level, but whilst For Non Stop came off the bridle, his rival was still cruising. Coming to the last, and the winner made quite a serious error, however whilst he managed to recover, his rival seemed to take his eye off the ball and clattered through the flight. He wasn't so lucky and took a heavy fall, with his jockey doing well to avoid the hooves of those filing in behind. The winner was clear, sauntering effortlessly up the hill, and he was evidently a stone ahead of the handicapper; he also seemed to relish the longer trip. Bothy stayed on for second place and seemed to cope with the trip ok. This was a fine effort considering he arguably needs softer ground, whilst Orsippus started to make up some ground before the fourth-last but couldn't cope with the acceleration of the winner. Battle Group, not always the most willing, ran on for fourth having been outpaced, whilst there was an encouraging effort from Solix in fifth. He had to make up quite a bit of ground from off the pace, and whilst he's probably a little high in the handicap, this classy French recruit will be a force when tackling fences over this sort of trip in the future. He also had to avoid the stricken For Non Stop after the last flight which halted his momentum; but for that he might have finished fourth. Considering the strong pace he set, the performance of Dantari in sixth was more than meritorious, whilst Walkon and Arcalis, a couple of greys, were both outpaced but ran on fairly well. Pistolet Noir is a chaser in the making really, and, after having his problems, this was probably a fine run back in ninth. Favourite Call The Police was held-up but made little impression when asked to chase the leaders on the swing for home and he was ultimately well-held; softer ground may suit more. Aegean Dawn, after an interrupted preparation and a hike in the weights, never looked like featuring although it should be said that his jockey doing a good impression of Christophe Pieux, and giving the outside to no-one, would hardly have helped his chance.