Coral Handicap Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Coral Handicap Stakes will be perfect for you! Not only do we look at the trends but we look at past winners as well as trainer and jockey records for the Coral Handicap Stakes, a race run over 1m2½f at York.

Coral Handicap Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2024 Coral Handicap Stakes Preview

This class two handicap was established in 2013, the race is run over a distance of one mile, two and a half furlongs in which runners aged three or older are permitted entry. The race is scheduled to take place in October of each year at the York racecourse.

Coral Handicap Stakes Information:

If you are interested in other predictions at York then head over to the York tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG racing tipsters and also compare those predictions to the runners that make the trend shortlist when added below. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races at York Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Coral Handicap Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 11 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2022 when the race had an over-round of 108%. The race in 2023 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 122%, whilst on average over the last 11 renewals of the Coral Handicap Stakes, the over-round has been 116%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £116 which is bet.

Coral Handicap Stakes Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 11 if you had followed the winner of the Coral Handicap Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 2 winners. Backing all 9 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -2.30. Before placing your bet on the 2024 Coral Handicap Stakes see which other runners today are being backed on the racing predictions page.

The runner that holds the record over the past 11 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2021 renewal when Bay Bridge from Sir Michael Stoute under the guidance of Richard Kingscote, won in a time of 2:16.01, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Dark Red, trained by Ed Dunlop and ridden by Franny Norton set the quickest time of 2:08.36 in the 2017 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Coral Handicap Stakes over the last 11 renewals:

  • 2017 - Dark Red (2:08.36)
  • 2013 - Seussical (2:09.03)
  • 2016 - Captain Cook (2:11.12)

Coral Handicap Stakes Past Winners

Here are the Coral Handicap Stakes 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. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Coral Handicap Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2023
2:15.42
Certain Lad (GB)
7yo 9-7 (3 of 12) 9/2
George Bass (3lbs)
Jack Channon (GB)
2022
2:15.05
Algiers (IRE)
5yo 9-11 (3 of 5) 11/1
Harry Burns (3lbs)
Simon & Ed Crisford (GB)
2021
2:16.01
Bay Bridge (GB)
3yo 9-6 (4 of 10) 15/8F
Richard Kingscote
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
2020
2:14.89
Ilaraab (IRE)
3yo 8-13 (11 of 13) 3/1F
Daniel Tudhope
William Haggas (GB)
2019
2:13.06
Coolagh Forest (IRE)
3yo 8-6 (1 of 7) 7/2
Paul Hanagan
Richard Fahey (GB)
2018
2:13.57
Aquarium (GB)
3yo 9-4 (4 of 14) 16/1
Franny Norton
Mark Johnston (GB)
2017
2:08.36
Dark Red (IRE)
5yo 9-4 (8 of 12) 10/1
Franny Norton
Ed Dunlop (GB)
2016
2:11.12
Captain Cook (GB)
3yo 8-13 (8 of 9) 11/2
Ted Durcan
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
2015
2:14.43
Chancery (USA)
7yo 9-1 (2 of 8) 9/1
Jack Garritty (3lbs)
David O'Meara (GB)
2014
2:11.88
Sudden Wonder (IRE)
3yo 9-1 (3 of 9) 13/2
Adam Kirby
Charlie Appleby (GB)

Coral Handicap Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Coral Handicap Stakes over the last 11 renewals is Sir Michael Stoute who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Captain Cook (2016) and Bay Bridge (2021).

Here are some of the top Coral Handicap Stakes trainer statistics over the last 11 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):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
Sir Michael Stoute3-2-2+6.38+3.43
Richard Fahey10-1-2-5.50-4.31
David O'Meara7-1-3+3.00+1.60
William Haggas4-1-4+0.00+1.86
Ed Dunlop3-1-1+8.00+4.25
Simon & Ed Crisford1-1-1+11.00+6.88
Charlie Appleby1-1-1+6.50+3.90
Jack Channon1-1-1+4.50+2.81
Andrew Balding7-0-2-7.00-4.55
Tim Easterby6-0-3-6.00-1.12

Coral Handicap Stakes Jockey Statistics

There are two leading jockeys in the Coral Handicap Stakes over the last 11 renewals with both Adam Kirby and Franny Norton who have both won the race two times. Adam Kirby's winners have been with Seussical (2013) and Sudden Wonder (2014). Franny Norton winners have been with Dark Red (2017) and Aquarium (2018).

Here are some of the top Coral Handicap Stakes jockey statistics over the last 11 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):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Adam Kirby4-2-2+10.50+5.65
Franny Norton3-2-2+25.00+15.25
Daniel Tudhope4-1-3+0.00+1.08
Richard Kingscote4-1-1-1.12-1.87
Jack Garritty2-1-1+8.00+4.40
Harry Burns1-1-1+11.00+6.88
George Bass1-1-1+4.50+2.81
David Allan5-0-3-5.00-0.12
Jason Hart5-0-0-5.00-5.00
David Nolan5-0-0-5.00-5.00

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 5, 4, 4, 2, (5, 6), 8, 2, 1, 1, 2, 2

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.

  • 11 / 11 (64%) - Highest Won is not G2/LST/Cl3
  • 11 / 11 (69%) - Had 2 - 10 placings (Season)
  • 11 / 11 (76%) - Had 2 - 10 placings (1 Year)
  • 11 / 11 (76%) - Break of 21 - 237 days (Last Place)
  • 11 / 11 (78%) - No bigger than 16/1
  • 11 / 11 (79%) - Had 1 - 5 wins (Further)
  • 11 / 11 (80%) - Held an OR of 95+
  • 11 / 11 (82%) - Ran over 1mf - 1m2½f (Last Win)
  • 11 / 11 (82%) - Carried 120 - 135lbs (LTO)
  • 11 / 11 (84%) - Within the first 9 of the market
  • 10 / 11 (70%) - No bigger than 16/1 (Career Place)
  • 10 / 11 (73%) - No bigger than 12/1 (Career Win)
  • 10 / 11 (75%) - Not on HY/GF/FM/FS (Debut)
  • 10 / 11 (80%) - Ran over 7f - 1m4½f (Debut)
  • 10 / 11 (82%) - Fewer than 2 wins (Trip)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the York racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Coral Handicap Stakes. 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 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 share your thoughts on the Coral Handicap Stakes by adding a tip on the race here.

Coral Handicap Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 6+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +14.00 is when runners had 1 career win over the trip. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners were aged 4yo, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-28.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2023: Winner in 3 (12,1) [12 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 3 (2) [5 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 4 (3,5) [10 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 11 (1,9) [13 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 1 (6) [7 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Coral Handicap Stakes is Newbury, there has been a total number of 5 winners of this race who ran at Newbury last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 11 winners from a total of 110 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 2 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 11 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Aquarium in 2018, winning for Mark Johnston at odds of 16/1 under the guidance of Franny Norton. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 11 renewals there has been a total of 2 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2024 Coral Handicap Stakes head over to see which other runners today are being backed by the best racing tipsters today.

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