Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 16:00 Coral Cup 2m 5f

  • Winner £45,560 2nd £17,096 3rd £8,560 4th £4,264
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 11.10s
  • Off time: 16:00:07
16:00 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Medinas (FR) 33/1
2nd Meister Eckhart (IRE) 14/1
3rd Fiveforthree (IRE) 20/1
4th Master Of The Sea (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 47/14-72 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Any Given Day (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-12 p1 D McCain Jnr Mr N Slatter (7) 150 40/141.00
2 2632-02 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Sadler's Risk (IRE) 25
Nag me
5 11-12 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 150 33/134.00
3 0P2-225 Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Crack Away Jack 46
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-11 t T R George D J Casey 149 33/134.00
4 212118/ Red and White hoops, Red sleeves, Black cap Fiveforthree (IRE) 727
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-11 W P Mullins P Townend 149 20/121.00
5 16-2241 Emerald Green and White check, halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Medinas (FR) 39
Nag me
6 11-10 A King W Hutchinson 148 33/134.00
6 211-325 Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Black Thunder (FR) 60
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-7 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 145 16/117.00
7 324112 WHITE, RED stars, RED and WHITE chevrons on sleeves Bondage (IRE) 115
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-7 t G Elliott D J Condon 145 20/121.00
8 115-2U7 Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Cash And Go (IRE) 32
Nag me
6 11-6 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 144 10/111.00
9 11135-2 Red, white hoops, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap, white star Meister Eckhart (IRE) 17
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7 11-5 A King Aidan Coleman 143 14/115.00
10 2-P21F3 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Un Beau Matin (IRE) 22
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5 11-4 G Elliott D N Russell 142 16/117.00
11 661111 ORANGE, DARK GREEN chevrons, ORANGE sleeves, quartered cap Master Of The Sea (IRE) 32
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6 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 142 10/111.00
12 13160B Red, yellow hoops, red sleeves, yellow stars on cap Rattan (USA) 46
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8 11-3 W P Mullins D E Mullins 141 40/141.00
13 7-0311P Dark blue, beige star, maroon sleeves, beige cap Loose Chips 60
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 b C E Longsdon N Fehily 140 80/181.00
14 4-63216 Black, white star, red sleeves, red cap, white star Owega Star (IRE) 75
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6 11-2 Peter Fahey A D Leigh 140 33/134.00
15 37-2470 Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Hollow Tree 39
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5 11-1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 139 33/134.00
16 663/0-21 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Abbey Lane (IRE) 46
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8 11-1 W P Mullins R Walsh 139 15/28.50
17 13-4511 White, Mauve stars Mr Watson (IRE) 46
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-1 h Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 139 18/119.00
18 1-112 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Pendra (IRE) 67
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5 11-1 C E Longsdon A P McCoy 139 6/17.00
19 2/1231-0 Red and Grey (quartered), hooped sleeves Barbatos (FR) 46
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-0 Ian Williams P J Brennan 138 16/117.00
20 20-FF33 White, black cap Tour D'argent (FR) 18
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6 10-13 h N J Henderson D Bass 137 50/151.00
21 1734-50 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Big Easy (GER) 95
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-12 P J Hobbs M G Nolan (5) 136 25/126.00
22 04-1489 Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Urbain De Sivola (FR) 81
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5 10-11 t1 Nick Williams Nick Scholfield 135 33/134.00
23 2R210-7 White, Pink stars, White cap, Pink star Timesawastin (IRE) 88
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7 10-11 h Evan Williams Paul Moloney 135 50/151.00
24 313/2P-U Royal blue, red and royal blue diabolo on sleeves, red cap Wyse Hill Teabags 167
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8 10-10 J S Goldie R McGrath 134 40/141.00
25 4-P1033 Black, purple sleeves, white armlets, white cap Saphir River (FR) 60
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7 10-10 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 134 50/151.00
26 00-1711 Maroon, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Ericht (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-10 N J Henderson Gary Derwin (10) 134 14/115.00
27 0544F-3 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Orsippus (USA) 28
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7 10-10 M Smith Danny Cook 134 33/134.00
28 4-61341 Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Buck Magic (IRE) 11 (ex5)
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-10 b N P Mulholland Michael Byrne (3) 129 16/117.00

Verdict

Only one winner of this in the last eight years has been returned shorter than 10/1 which doesn't bode well for the chances of the well-backed Pendra, second in a Grade 1 novice event at Sandown last time after a couple of wins at Plumpton. A few gambles have been landed, however, so the market should be monitored. The Irish don't have as many entries as usual but Ruby Walsh partners Leopardstown winner Abbey Lane for Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott will be hopeful of a big run from Bondage. Master Of The Sea is on a five-timer for Nigel Twiston-Davies while Medinas will handle conditions, though was raised 8lb after winning on heavy ground at Ffos Las. HOLLOW TREE was well behind that day but that was a rare poor run from Donald McCain's five-year-old. He ran well in the Triumph Hurdle here last year and the handicapper may have finally given him a chance to recapture his smart juvenile form so he gets a tentative vote at decent odds given his yard won this 12 months ago and should know what it takes. In-form pair Mr Watson and Ericht could also be interesting if handling the longer trip but Any Given day and Sadler's Risk have welter burdens to overcome and Black Thunder has been a little disappointing this season.