Horse Racing

The Coral Cup Handicap 2023 Betting Odds, Runners Preview


The first handicap of the second Cheltenham Festival day and one of the toughest handicaps of the entire week.

This two miles and five furlongs handicap hurdle usually throws up a gamble or two on the day of the race so it is always worth trying to pick out an early fancy.

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Race Details
Prize:£100,000
When:Wednesday 15th March, 2.50 pm
Race TypeGrade 3 Handicap Hurdle
Age:4-Years+
CourseOld Course
Weights:Handicap
Where to watch?ITV, Racing UK, Bookmaker Streams

Coral Cup Tips

One of the biggest handicaps of the year. A puzzle to solve, and our tipsters love nothing more than that!

When the declarations are out, our tipsters will be looking through every race on day two at the Cheltenham Festival, and that includes throwing a dart in this minefield! Check back nearer the time to see what they fancy.

Coral Cup Betting Odds (January Update)

Betting on the Coral Cup is very limited at this stage, with the contenders not really emerging right now for the race. Expect the next few weeks to be key for this race, and when we get into February, this market should really begin to come to life.

What Happened in 2022?

A big, competitive field went to post for the Coral Cup, and it gave us a dramatic finish. We saw outsider Commander Of Fleet win the race, coming home with a huge SP of 50/1 and winning the race by a short head in what was a photo finish.

Coral Cup Key Stats

  • Only three favourites have won in the last twenty years with the latest being last year.
  • Eight of the last 11 winners were aged between five and seven.

Previous Winners of the Coral Cup

2022 - Commander Of Fleet

2021 – Heaven Help Us

2020 – Dame De Compagnie

2019 – William Henry

2018 – Bleu Berry

Cheltenham Coral Cup FAQ’s

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What day is the Coral Cup at Cheltenham?

The Coral Cup race takes place on Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival which in 2023 falls on Wednesday, 15th March.

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What distance is the Coral Cup at Cheltenham?

The Coral Cup is run over a distance of two miles and five furlongs (4,225 metres).
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Who won the Coral Hurdle in 2022?

In 2022, we saw 50/1 shot Commander Of Fleet come home in front to win the Coral Cup.

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What time is the Coral Cup?

The Coral Cup is the third race on Day 2 (Ladies Day) and due off at 2.50pm.

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What is the purse for the Coral Cup?

In 2022, the Coral Cup prize fund total was £75,000 with £42,203 of it going to the winner.