Coral Cup Odds

The handicap races come thick and fast at the Cheltenham Festival, and on the second day, the main handicap race on offer within the festival races list is the Coral Cup handicap hurdle. Always run just before the feature race of the day, The Coral Cup betting odds give bettors a chance to browse the larger-priced horses who have the chance to land a win at the festival. 

A race synonymous with landing big-priced winners, with only two winners in the last ten renewals of the racing returning odds of single figures. It's no surprise at the Cheltenham Festival that the Coral Cup odds can offer value for each-way bettors who choose to select more than one runner in a race, especially given the high placings payouts.

Everything you need to know about the Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle

Handicaps are a main feature of the Cheltenham Festival, and the first handicap race on day two of Cheltenham is The Coral Cup. Contested on what is colloquially called Ladies Day, the race was established in 1993 and has been a feature on the race card since that inauguration. Given its name due to sponsorship, The Coral Cup, is raced on the old course at Prestbury Park and will feature ten hurdles for participants to jump. 

For horses looking to take part in the event, they will need to feature in a qualification handicap race, and the primary race is the Imperial Cup which is held at Sandown each year. The race itself will offer a $£100,000 purse with the prize split between the winning horse and placings. However, one thing to note for this race is many of the horses taking part will carry a different weight, which can range from 10st all the way to 11st 10lb. 

Coral Cup Betting Odds 

The Coral Cup is a race which is famed for providing punters with big prices winners, and 2022's victor Commander Of Fleet, is a prime example as he passed the post with a price of 50/1. This a trend which is continued with previous winners, such as Heaven Help Us at 33/1 and William Henry at 28/1; it seems a logical step to browse the higher prizes within the Coral Cup odds for this race. Last year, the winner came in at 9/1 odds, one of the smallest winners in recent memory.

Higher-priced runners with a strong form heading into this race, and there are both notable Irish and UK runners who have had their odds shortened following recent wins and place finished. These runners include Might I and Fil Dor in the most recent Coral Cup Cheltenham odds markets.

The Coral Cup Key Betting Trends: 

The Coral Cup odds or racecard is key to identifying big-priced winners who can potentially perform well at the Cheltenham Festival. Given recent renewals, there are expected to be 26 runners on the racecard at post time, and if you’re looking for some betting trends to assist your selections, there are many recent renewals that can help to make a betting decision. 

If you prefer to make your betting selections following a specific trainer, Nicky Henderson has the best record in this race over the last 20 renewals, as he’s managed to pick up four winners, but if you prefer an Irish trainer, he is closely followed by Gordon Elliott with three victories.  

The other notable trends which can affect the Coral Cup odds fall into specific race classes or if they’ve participated in a set number of races across the season. If you’re looking to follow these trends, we’d suggest that 81% of runners have between 2-6 career wins, which means identifying strong form is key, and that 84% of runners carried between 123 and 160 lbs on debut. 

Within a handicap race, there are other betting factors which can affect your betting decisions, and we’ve listed them below: 

Horses Weight

A staple of all horse racing betting but particularly within a handicap, horses will all carry different weights. This means horses with a lower weight could have an advantage, especially if the going conditions are on the heavier side. This weight will be decided following their last run, so pay attention to past results.

Going Conditions

The weather conditions before each race can affect the performance of horses in each race as many horses prefer to run on a specific type of ground. So always be aware of whether a horse prefers to run on good, soft or heavy ground as you make a decision when browsing the betting odds. 

Previous Form

The previous form of a horse is always something that should be paid attention to when browsing the Coral Cup odds. If a horse has managed to win in their last run, it will potentially be higher in the betting odds, but if its form is littered with a fall or a pull-up, it will be further down the Coral Cup market. 

Bet on the Coral Cup

The Coral Cup is one of the primary handicap races to be contested at Cheltenham and will feature many strong hurdlers who have strong form. However, if you’re preference is an each-way bet with a chance of a potentially higher payout, the latest Coral Cup odds should be firmly on your radar. 

Coral Cup FAQs

What day is the Coral Cup? 

The Coral Cup will be run on Wednesday 13th March 2024. 

What time is the Coral Cup? 

The Coral Cup is set to take place at 14:50pm 

Is the Coral Cup a handicap race? 

The Coral Cup is a grade 3 handicap hurdle race which is open to open to horses who are aged four and over. 

What distance is the Coral Cup race? 

The Coral Cup will take place over a distance of about two miles and five furlongs. 

What is the maximum field number for the Coral Cup? 

The max number of horses which can run in the Coral Cup is 26. 

Where can I browse the Coral Cup odds?

We have all of the latest Coral Cup odds available featuring our non runner no bet offer, which means if you place ante-post bet, you'll have the chance to think again before the race begins if your horse doesn't feature.

What are the feeder races for the Coral Cup?

The race which plays an important role in the Coral Cup can be the Imperial Cup at Sandown.

Where can I find Coral Cup tips?

If you're looking to bet on the Coral Cup but aren't completely sure on which horse you fancy to win the race, you can check out our Coral Cup tips

Take Time to Think | | 18+

We're sorry!

Unfortunately, BetUK isn't available in your country.