Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle

The Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle is a Grade 3  race. Horses must be  four years old or older to enter the race, which is run on the Old Course, and runners have to jump 10 hurdles.

The race was first run in 1993 and has been sponsored by Coral since.

No horse has ever won the Coral Cup more than once.

2.50 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (ITV/RTV) 

Type: Grade 3 Hurdle Race

Distance: 2m 5f 

Age: 4 year olds +

Weight: Handicap

Allowances: None

Prize Fund: £100,000

2010-2019 Quick Read Stats

Wednesday 11 March

Cheltenham (Old Course) 2.50: Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (4yo+) 2m5f (ITV)


  • Nicky Henderson has won the race three times in the past 10 years, and Gordon Elliott has won it twice – both have had three placed runners


  • 5yo winners: 3
  • 6yo: 2
  • 7yo: 2
  • 8yo: 2
  • 9yo 1

Weight and Official Ratings

  •  Six winners have carried 11st to 11st6lb
  •  Six winners were rated between 141 and 149


  • No favourite has won in ten years
  • Nine winners returned double-digit SPs and prices have ranged from 9/1 to 33/1

Form pointers:

  • All winners had won at least two races
  • Eight winners had run at Cheltenham
  • Seven winners had already won a race that season
  • Seven winners had won races between 2m2f and 2m6f, and only one had won over the distance
  • Nine winners hadn’t run for a month prior to the race

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