Cheltenham

  • 16:00 Coral Cup 2m 5f

  • Winner £39,907 2nd £14,973 3rd £7,497 4th £3,738
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 9.40s
  • Off time: 16:00:30
16:00 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Carlito Brigante (IRE) 16/1
2nd Bothy 12/1
3rd Orsippus (USA) 33/1
4th Battle Group 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1121/20 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Walkon (FR) 26
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 11-12 A King R Thornton 154 16/117.00
2 257147 White, black cap Solix (FR) 26
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5 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 152 25/126.00
3 15910-2 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, striped sleeves, Pink cap, Emerald Green star Trenchant 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 b A King Wayne Hutchinson 149 33/134.00
4 1/1-11 Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Aegean Dawn 117
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-3 N J Henderson D Bass (3) 145 5/16.00
5 P/114-21 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Call The Police (IRE) 28
Nag me
8 10-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 140 7/24.50
6 142-102 MAROON, white star and armlet, maroon cap, white star Carlito Brigante (IRE) 46
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5 10-12 t G Elliott D N Russell 140 16/117.00
7 023-636 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Arcalis 46
Nag meCourse Winner
11 10-10 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 138 20/121.00
8 117-252 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Bothy 26
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5 10-10 B Ellison Danny Cook (3) 138 12/113.00
9 123441 Yellow, dark green and royal blue halved sleeves, pink cap Battle Group 18
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6 10-9 D Pipe T Scudamore 137 33/134.00
10 116951 White, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Tiger O'Toole (IRE) 53
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6 10-9 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 137 20/121.00
11 203-0F4 Mauve, red sleeves, black armlets, red cap Pistolet Noir (FR) 22
Nag meCourse Winner
5 10-9 P F Nicholls Ian Popham (3) 137 33/134.00
12 314-674 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Orsippus (USA) 27
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5 10-8 M Smith D J Condon 136 33/134.00
13 4P6-325 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Straw Bear (USA) 25
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10 10-7 N J Gifford L Treadwell 135 33/134.00
14 643-124 Red, Pink epaulets For Non Stop (IRE) 77
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-7 Nick Williams D A Jacob 135 5/16.00
15 7-112 Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Ballyhaunis 52
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6 10-7 t W P Mullins P Townend 135 10/111.00
16 1103/P3- Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Aachen 410
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7 10-3 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (5) 131 33/134.00
17 8F-4443 Royal Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Busker Royal 25
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-2 N J Henderson R J Killoran (3) 130 40/141.00
19 471P-42 Grey, White epaulets Lord Ragnar (IRE) 39
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-1 N J Henderson A Tinkler 129 50/151.00
21 1131P/7 Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves Lightning Strike (GER) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 129 14/115.00
22 4-43520 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Mohanad (IRE) 15
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5 10-1 Miss S West J Goldstein 129 100/1101.00
26 872553 Royal Blue, large Red spots, Royal Blue sleeves, Red stars, Royal Blue cap, Red star Dantari (IRE) 39
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6 10-0 Evan Williams J E Moore 128 25/126.00
27 44F4-F0 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Song of Songs 4
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9 10-0 v Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon (3) 128 66/167.00
Non runners
18111-Orzare (IRE)510-2G L MooreA Glassonbury130
20357-075Secret Dancer (IRE)610-1A E JonesT J O'Brien129
23180122Montan (FR)710-1A J MartinNon Runner129
244-22221Gift Of Dgab (IRE)710-0A J MartinNon Runner128
25116770Points of View610-0K C BaileyE Cookson128
28530548County Zen (FR)810-0P J HobbsNon Runner126

Verdict

Aegean Dawn missed the Imperial Cup for this and his defeat of Mille Chief at Ascot is the best form on offer but he's been raised an incredible 26lb which may just be enough to prevent a five-timer. Call The Police was beaten a couple of lengths by stablemate Final Approach over two miles at Leopardstown in January but stepped up on that with a smooth victory over 2m4f at Punchestown. All of his runs to date have been in testing conditions and this will be very different. For Non Stop has been attracting support for this since an excellent second to Grands Crus in a handicap over the C&D in November. He wasn't at his best behind Backspin in the Challow at Newbury and looks nicely weighted here. CARLITO BRIGANTE was beaten in a two-runner affair at Fairyhouse last time but ran well when fourth in last year's Triumph Hurdle. Gordon Elliott's charge has always looked as though this trip would suit despite a disappointing run in the Relkeel Hurdle and he gets the vote. The veteran Arcalis has been tackling top-flight company throughout his career and looks just the type to run well at a big price while Bothy ran a superb race in the totesport Trophy and will have been well prepared by Brian Ellison, who deserves some luck at The Festival.