This Grade 3 race is run over hurdles at two miles and five furlongs in length. It is a handicap race, for horses over four years of age. The 2018 Coral Cup will take place on 14th March at 14.50 GMT. This race can be a tough one for punters, due to the large amount of contenders, especially as no one horse has won the race more than once.
The 2017 winner was Supasundae, (16-1) with second place Taquin Du Seuil, (12-1) third Who Dares Wins (33-1) and fourth place taken by Monksland (66-1). Run on the Old Course, this Grade 3 race is handicapped, with the challenge of 10 hurdles. Introduced in 1993, this most competitive of handicap races offers a prize cup of £100,000.
The Coral Cup is one of the Ladies Day races, and in reality, it’s more about the fashion styles on the course, than about the horse racing action. Many punters see the Coral Cup as a taster to the main event of the day, the Queen Mother Champion Chase. Unlike many other races at Cheltenham, this event has always been sponsored by the bookmakers Coral from the outset, who have kept up the association with the race ever since.