2023 Coral Cup Preview, Trends & Analysis

A 2m5f Handicap Hurdle where there is usually more than one big gamble on the day of the race. However, big price winners of this race are very common so why not try for an outsider!

2023 Coral Cup Preview, Trends & Analysis

2023 Coral Cup Preview

Two miles and five furlongs Handicap Hurdle where there is usually more than one big gamble on the day of the race. However, big price winners of this race are very common so why not try for an outsider! Below we have taken a look at the race in greater detail with previous Coral Cup trends and form picks highlighted by our expert horse racing tipsters in forum posts to help you find the winner of the Coral Cup.

Coral Cup Content:

We also have a dedicated Cheltenham Betting Picks page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the Nicky Henderson trained Whisper ridden by Nico de Boinville who has set the fastest winning time in the Coral Cup, the runner won the race in a time of 4:58.70 that was set when winning the race in 2014. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Nicky Henderson and jockey Barry Geraghty with Dame De Compagnie who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 5:25.40 in the 2020 renewal.

These are the top three quickest run Coral Cup over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2014 - Whisper (4:58.70)
  • 2004 - Monkerhostin (4:59.50)
  • 2012 - Son Of Flicka (5:00.40)

How competitive is the Coral Cup market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2004 when the race had an over-round of 123%. The race in 2006 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 143%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Coral Cup, the over-round has been 134%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £134 which is bet.

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Coral Cup next time out then you would have back a total of 2 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -13.50. Whilst we wait for the 2023 Coral Cup remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

Coral Cup Past Winners

Here are the Coral Cup past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Coral Cup as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse Info
2022
5:19.82
Commander Of Fleet (IRE)
8yo 11-5 50/1
Shane Fitzgerald (5lbs)
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2021
5:08.59
Heaven Help Us (IRE)
7yo 10-2 33/1
Richard Condon (7lbs)
Paul Hennessy (IRE)
2020
5:25.40
Dame De Compagnie (FR)
7yo 10-12 5/1F
Barry Geraghty
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2019
5:08.04
William Henry (IRE)
9yo 11-10 28/1
Nico de Boinville
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2018
5:20.80
Bleu Berry (FR)
7yo 11-2 20/1
Mark Walsh
W P Mullins (IRE)
2017
5:04.60
Supasundae (GB)
7yo 11-4 16/1
Robbie Power
Mrs John Harrington (IRE)
2016
5:02.90
Diamond King (IRE)
8yo 11-3 12/1
Davy Russell
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2015
5:07.45
Aux Ptits Soins (FR)
5yo 10-7 9/1
Sam Twiston-Davies
Paul Nicholls (GB)
2014
4:58.70
Whisper (FR)
6yo 11-6 14/1
Nico de Boinville (5lbs)
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2013
5:11.10
Medinas (FR)
6yo 11-10 33/1
Wayne Hutchinson
Alan King (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Coral Cup have been based:

  • GB: 10 winners with an additional 39 placings from 376 runners
  • IRE: 9 winners with an additional 21 placings from 148 runners
  • FR: 1 winner with an additional 0 placings from 3 runners

Coral Cup Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Coral Cup over the last 20 renewals is Nicky Henderson who has won the race 4 times. Those 4 winners came from Spirit River (2010), Whisper (2014), William Henry (2019) & Dame De Compagnie (2020). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Coral Cup is Gordon Elliott (3 wins). There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Coral Cup, David Pipe (0-16), Jonjo O'Neill (0-15), Nigel Twiston-Davies (0-14), Gary Moore (0-10) & Noel Meade (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Coral Cup trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Nicky Henderson 53-4-8 +12.00 -1.93
Gordon Elliott 25-3-8 +56.00 +40.01
W P Mullins 45-1-6 -24.00 -15.37
Paul Nicholls 23-1-5 -13.00 -9.36
Philip Hobbs 22-1-4 -14.50 -11.94
Alan King 21-1-5 +13.00 +10.70
Venetia Williams 11-1-1 +23.00 +10.63
T J Taaffe 6-1-3 +9.00 +7.63
A J Martin 6-1-1 -1.00 -2.50
Donald McCain 5-1-1 +12.00 +6.00

Coral Cup Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Coral Cup over the last 20 renewals is Davy Russell who has won the race 3 times. Those 3 winners came from Naiad Du Misselot (2008), Carlito Brigante (2011) & Diamond King (2016). The only other jockey to have recorded multiple wins in the Coral Cup is Nico de Boinville (2 wins). There are multiple jockeys who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Coral Cup, Aidan Coleman (0-12), Tom Scudamore (0-11), Daryl Jacob (0-10) & Paul Townend (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite having multiple rides to the race.

Here are some of the top Coral Cup jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Rides, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Davy Russell 13-3-4 +25.00 +13.88
Nico de Boinville 8-2-2 +36.00 +20.25
Sam Twiston-Davies 10-1-4 +0.00 +2.26
Mark Walsh 7-1-1 +14.00 +6.50
Robbie Power 5-1-1 +12.00 +6.00
Shane Fitzgerald 1-1-1 +50.00 +31.25
Richard Condon 1-1-1 +33.00 +20.63
Aidan Coleman 12-0-3 -12.00 -6.00
Tom Scudamore 11-0-1 -11.00 -6.37
Paul Townend 10-0-1 -10.00 -7.00

2023 Coral Cup Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,1,3,9,F,16,18,10,12,11,(2,7),17,5,3,22,22,(4,22),7,1,12,PU

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (80%) - Last win in Class 3+ (Not G1)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Had 2-5 wins (Hurdles)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Not Chestnut and Brown
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Last win came over hurdles
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Furthest ran of 2m1½f - 3m½f
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Not 2+ wins (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Ran over hurdles (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Did not run in Novice race (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (70%) - Had 2-5 wins (Career)
  • 19 / 20 (75%) - No bigger than 33/1
  • 19 / 20 (75%) - Won within last 5 starts
  • 19 / 20 (81%) - Not CHEL FONT SAND (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (83%) - Best win G2 to Class 3
  • 18 / 20 (73%) - Never bigger than 40/1
  • 18 / 20 (83%) - Carried at least 10-10 (Last Win)
  • 18 / 20 (88%) - Carrying at least 10-3

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Cheltenham racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Coral Cup. Did you know that we have an OLBG Betting School section on OLBG? It is a place to help you improve your betting experience with articles like the How to Find Winners - 101 Tips to Choose A Winning Horse Racing Bet.

Are you already a member? If not, then why not! With over £6,000 given away each month in the tipster competition, why not get involved? Remember, It is completely FREE! So, head over to the registration page to sign up today! If you are already a member, then why share your thoughts on the Coral Cup by adding a tip on the race here.

Coral Cup Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +114.00 is when runners had 1 career win in Handicap races. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran in a Class 4 when last winning, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-84.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Coral Cup is Leopardstown, there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Leopardstown last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 18 winners from a total of 506 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 2 winners from a total of 21 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Coral Cup, that stallion is Kings Theatre who has produced 2 winners (2019,2016).

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Coral Cup despite multiple attempts:

  • Sadlers Wells (0 Wins from 12 runners)
  • Accordion (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Oscar (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Presenting (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Kayf Tara (0 Wins from 7 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Commander Of Fleet in 2022 when winning for Gordon Elliott at odds of 50/1 under the guidance of Shane Fitzgerald. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 2 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2023 Coral Cup see which other runners today are being back by the best racing tipsters today.

Schedule at the Cheltenham Festival

Have a look at our racing tipsters Cheltenham predictions for the Coral Cup. Next up is the Queen Mother Champion Chase, head over to find trends and tips.

Cheltenham Festival races for Tuesday 14th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Supreme Novices Hurdle
Constitution Hill (GB)
5yo - 9/4
Nicky Henderson
Nico de Boinville
14:10 Cheltenham
Arkle Challenge Trophy
Edwardstone (GB)
8yo - 5/2
Alan King
Tom Cannon
14:50 Cheltenham
Ultima Handicap Chase
Corach Rambler (IRE)
8yo - 10/1
Lucinda Russell
Derek Fox
15:30 Cheltenham
Champion Hurdle
Honeysuckle (GB)
8yo - 8/11
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
16:10 Cheltenham
Close Brothers Mares Hurdle
Maries Rock (IRE)
7yo - 18/1
Nicky Henderson
Nico de Boinville
16:50 Cheltenham
Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
Brazil (IRE)
4yo - 10/1
Padraig Roche
Mark Walsh
17:30 Cheltenham
National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup
Stattler (IRE)
7yo - 2/1
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Cheltenham Festival races for Wednesday 15th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Ballymore Novices Hurdle
Sir Gerhard (IRE)
7yo - 8/11
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:10 Cheltenham
Brown Advisory Novices Chase
LHomme Presse (FR)
7yo - 9/4
Venetia Williams
Charlie Deutsch
14:50 Cheltenham
Coral Cup (Link)
Commander Of Fleet (IRE)
8yo - 50/1
Gordon Elliott
Shane Fitzgerald
15:30 Cheltenham
Queen Mother Champion Chase
Energumene (FR)
8yo - 5/2
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:10 Cheltenham
Cross Country Chase
Delta Work (FR)
9yo - 5/2
Gordon Elliott
Jack Kennedy
16:50 Cheltenham
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual
Global Citizen (IRE)
10yo - 28/1
Ben Pauling
Kielan Woods
17:30 Cheltenham
Champion Bumper
Facile Vega (IRE)
5yo - 15/8
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Cheltenham Festival races for Thursday 16th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Turners Novices Chase
Bob Olinger (IRE)
7yo - 6/5
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
14:10 Cheltenham
Pertemps Network Final
Third Wind (GB)
8yo - 25/1
Hughie Morrison
Tom OBrien
14:50 Cheltenham
Ryanair Chase
Allaho (FR)
8yo - 4/7
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
15:30 Cheltenham
Stayers Hurdle
Flooring Porter (IRE)
7yo - 4/1
Gavin Cromwell
Danny Mullins
16:10 Cheltenham
Festival Plate
Coole Cody (IRE)
11yo - 22/1
Evan Williams
Adam Wedge
16:50 Cheltenham
Ryanair Mares Novices Hurdle
Love Envoi (IRE)
6yo - 15/2
Harry Fry
Jonathan Burke
17:30 Cheltenham
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup
Chambard (FR)
10yo - 40/1
Venetia Williams
Miss Lucy Turner

Cheltenham Festival races for Friday 17th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
JCB Triumph Hurdle
Vauban (FR)
4yo - 6/4
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:10 Cheltenham
County Handicap Hurdle
State Man (FR)
5yo - 11/4
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:50 Cheltenham
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle
The Nice Guy (IRE)
7yo - 18/1
W P Mullins
Sean OKeeffe
15:30 Cheltenham
Cheltenham Gold Cup
A Plus Tard (FR)
8yo - 3/1
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
16:10 Cheltenham
Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup
Billaway (IRE)
10yo - 13/8
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins
16:50 Cheltenham
Mrs PP Mares Chase
Elimay (FR)
8yo - 9/4
W P Mullins
Mark Walsh
17:30 Cheltenham
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle
Banbridge (IRE)
6yo - 12/1
Joseph Patrick OBrien
M M McDonagh

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