Coral Cup Hurdle Betting Odds 2021 | Winner Cheltenham
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The Coral Cup Hurdle is a handicap run over two miles and five furlongs and there are 13 obstacles. This article looks at the current Coral Cup Hurdle odds and identifies the best Coral Cup Hurdle tips. We provide the answers to some common questions about the Coral Cup Hurdle Cheltenham race. There is also form analysis for the Coral Cup Hurdle favourites 2021. The article also features background information regarding the Coral Cup Hurdle.
Coral Cup Hurdle Betting Odds Winner – Favourites 2021
The betting market takes shape when the weights are announced so at the time of writing bookmakers listed many horses in the Coral Cup Hurdle odds. This odds comparison table for the Coral Cup Hurdle shows the best Coral Cup Hurdle odds for each possible runner (list is a pure opinion of our editorial team). Many horses in these lists will not qualify so the Coral Cup Hurdle favourites 2021 are difficult to assess until nearer race day.
Coral Cup Hurdle Tips
At the time of writing in January, there were six joint Coral Cup Hurdle favourites 2021. Therefore, finding the right Coral Cup Hurdle tips was not easy. However, two horses did stand out so Dreal Deal and Main Fact are the Coral Cup Hurdle tips for the race in March. Here is an analysis of the form for these horses that are prominent in the betting for the Coral Cup Hurdle Cheltenham race. If you want to have a look at all Cheltenham odds for 2021, please visit our dedicated page.
Dreal Deal is six and there has not been a six-year-old winner since 2014. The gelding is trained by Ronan McNally who also owns the horse. Dreal Deal has won six races from 17 starts and four hurdle races from 11 starts over the smaller obstacles.
Those runs have meant win and place earnings of just £43,438 so the horse has been competing at a low level. There needs to be some improvement for the horse to justify the position in the Coral Cup Hurdle odds. Dreal Deal took a step forward when winning the Grade 2 novice hurdle over two miles at Punchestown in January. The three-length win was convincing and brings Dreal Deal into the mix and prominent in the betting in Coral Cup Hurdle odds.
The horse also appears in the betting for the Ballymore Novice Hurdle so there will be options at Cheltenham. If the trainer goes down the handicap route, Dreal Deal could be a handicap good thing and one of the main tips.
Main Fact is an eight-year-old gelding trained by David Pipe and usually ridden by Fergus Gillard but Ben Curtis and Tom Scudamore have also been the jockey. Main Fact put together a run of nine wins in nine races between January and November 2020.
In that spell, his Official Rating had increased from 104 to 147 which is a remarkable amount of progress in less than one year. Main Fact finished seventh in a Grade 1 hurdle which was a step too far. The Pipe horse has won 12 races from 29 starts so had a poor strike rate before the latest run of wins. Main Fact has won eight hurdle races and four on the Flat. He has won about £128,000 in prize money which suggests he has been competing below the top level.
The handicapper must catch up with Main Fact at some point and the allocation in the Coral Cup Hurdle Cheltenham race will be interesting. In any case, the horse warrants being one of the tips.
Coral Cup Hurdle Cheltenham Festival
Here you will find some more information about the Coral Cup Hurdle that takes place on the Wednesday of the 2021 Festival. More info on odds, races and tips of Day 2 are available here.
The Coral Cup Hurdle is a Grade 3 handicap for horses who are four and older. The race was introduced in 1993 and Coral have always been the sponsors. The winning most age is seven with eight wins and 11 winners carried more than 11 stone, including six times in the last eight years. The age range of the successful runners is five to 10.
The projected prize fund will be as follows:
- 1st: £56,270.00
- 2nd: £21,200.00
- 3rd: £10,610.00
- 4th: £5,300.00
- 5th: £2,660.00
- 6th: £1,330.00
- 7th: £660.00
- 8th: £340.00
A number of horses could be seen as the most famous winner but Supsundae who prevailed in 2017 went on to be a consistent Grade 1 performer. However, What’s Up Boys won the race in 2000 and were subsequently second in the Grand National.
There has not been a multiple winner of the Coral Cup Hurdle. The leading jockeys are Davy Russell and Barry Geraghty with three wins. The leading trainer is Nicky Henderson with four wins. Geraghty has retired and Russell’s mount has not been confirmed.
Henderson will be preparing at least one horse for this race which could be prominent in the Coral Cup Hurdle odds and maybe one of the Coral Cup Hurdle favourites 2021.
Coral Cup Hurdle – FAQs
Here are the answers to some common questions about the Coral Cup Hurdle:
What Time is the Coral Cup Hurdle Cheltenham 2021?
The Coral Cup Hurdle now has a regular place as the third race on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival and a post time of 14.50 but this could be subject to change.
Who Won the Coral Cup Hurdle Last Year?
Dame De Compagnie won the race last year as the favourite in the Coral Cup Hurdle odds. The horse was trained by Nicky Henderson and ridden by Barry Geraghty.
Which Horse is the Favourite to Win in 2021?
At the time of writing the favourite according to the Coral Cup Hurdle odds is Dreal Deal who is trained in Ireland and won five races in five starts up to January 2021.