14:50 Coral Cup Tips & Odds – Cheltenham Festival 16th March 2022

A look at the best Coral Cup betting tips from the Cheltenham Festival 2022

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2022 Coral Cup tips from the Cheltenham Festival Day 2 action looks at one of the bigger fields to line up at the famous meeting.

It’s a big competitive and wide-open field from a Cheltenham Festival betting perspective that we have on our hands in this one.

Not surprisingly the race has led to some of the longer-priced winners cropping up at the Festival.

That adds to the excitement and challenge of picking through a huge field for Coral Cup Tips.

Our betting experts examine the latest odds, form and trends from the race to pull together the best selections for this fascinating race that has produced just one single-figure winner in the last decade.

Coral Cup Racing Odds

Saint Felicien 13/2
Camprond 15/2
Drop The Anchor 9/1
Gowel Road 11/1
Unexpected Party 11/1
Indigo Breeze 11/1
The Shunter 12/1
Mcfabulous 16/1
Ganapathi 20/1
Grand Roi 20/1
Ashdale Bob 22/1
Fastorslow 18/1
Mars Harper 25/1
Garry Clermont 25/1
Call Me Lord 28/1
Maze Runner 33/1
The Bosses Oscar 33/1
Dans Le Vent 33/1
Champagne Gold 33/1
40/1 bar

* (odds recorded at 17:57 GMT on March 15th, 2022 at Coral)

Horse Racing Betting at Coral


Coral Cup Race Details Cheltenham Festival

  • Grade 3
  • 4-year-olds plus
  • 28 declared runners
  • 2m 5f
  • 10 hurdles
  • Going: Good To Soft


FAV in Coral Cup Racing Odds

SAINT FELICIEN is the current 13/2 favourite in Coral Cup odds* (odds recorded at 17:57 GMT on March 15th, 2022 at Coral).

He opened the season well with a win at Gowran on what was his first run for a new yard.

He was second at Naas against a good prospect on his follow up.

Saint Felicien may well have more unlocked when he takes on these longer trips.

It’s been a couple of eye-catching runs from him so far.

His latest run was a Grade 3 and has every chance of getting involved in this one as the handicapper may have given him a chance.



Coral Cup Betting Contenders

Stablemate to Saint Felician, INDIGO BREEZE could come up with a good run as he moves back to this trip.

Like his stablemate, he is unexposed and is not without a chance.

Indigo Breeze is on the up at the moment after opening the season with a score at Gowran in a novice run.

The latest run that Indigo Breeze put out was a conditions race at Fairyhouse in which he finished second.

The extra test of stamina is sure to suit him and he carries a 3lb claimer.

This is a wide open-looking affair and THE SHUNTER could make an impression, even though this season hasn’t gone to plan.

He won the Plate here at the Cheltenham Festival last year, one of five wins that he took over the course of the season.

Connections have been a little cautious with The Shunter this season and he lost his rider last time out.

There could be more to come from him back at Prestbury Park.

CHRISTOPHER WOOD is up 2lb after finding some progressive form the last twice.

It’s been back to back runner-up spots for him and the last of those was on a yard debut. He has shown enough in his form to warrant respect.

As does UNEXPECTED PARTY who has really found his footing over the timbers this season. He’s been rapidly on the up recently.

In January he scored an Ascot handicap and moved up 12lb for that cosy score.

Unexpected Party looks to have big potential and could handle the rise.

Other contenders in Coral Cup betting odds

There are claims all over this field and FASTORSLOW is another of those.

He has not delivered the last twice in 2m Leopardstown handicaps, but the extra distance and having won a chase before in France could see a big run from him.

CALL ME LORD is no forlorn hope for the contest either, even though he hasn’t gotten his nose in front this season.

There was a hint of a return to form last time out with a 6th from a big field on a 3m trip at Sandown in February.

DROP THE ANCHOR was 7th in last year’s Coral Cup so knows what this is all about.

He is 3lb down and warmed up for the Festival return with a fifth-place finish in a big field of 27 at Leopardstown in February.

One more worthy of a mention in Coral Cup betting odds for the Cheltenham Festival 2022 is GANPATHI.

He returns from a long absence after a fall in the Champion Novices’ Hurdle at Punchestown. Ganapathi was going well in that and turns up on Wednesday for Willie Mullins.

MCFABULOUS rattled the crossbar at Cheltenham back in January and coming back down in trip can’t be underestimated.

He needs a little revival after a below-par effort in the Cleeve Hurdle last time out though.

Another one who could easily make the shortlist is ASHDALE BOB who carded a superb runner-up spot at Navan on his latest.

Last 10 Coral Cup Winners at the Cheltenham Festival

Year Winner Odds Jockey Trainer
2021 Heaven Help Us 33/1 Richard Condon Paul Hennessy
2020 Dame De Compagnie 5/1F Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2019 William Henry 28/1 Nico de Boinville Nicky Henderson
2018 Bleu Berry 20/1 Mark Walsh Willie Mullins
2017 Supasundae 16/1 Robbie Power Jessica Harrington
2016 Diamond King 12/1 Davy Russell Gordon Elliott
2015 Aux Ptits Soins 9/1 Sam Twiston-Davies Paul Nicholls
2014 Whisper 14/1 Nico de Boinville Nicky Henderson
2013 Medinas 33/1 Wayne Hutchinson Alan King
2012 Son Of Flicka 16/1 Jason Maguire Donald McCain

Coral Cup Trends

For the next part of this Coral Cup betting tips preview for the Cheltenham Festival 2022 we look at some trends.

This appears to be a wide-open affair, and the recent race trends warrants looking down the list.

There has only been one winning favourite in the last ten renewals of the Coral Cup. That was Dame De Compagnie in 2020 from a 5/1 SP.

Two of the last three winners of the Coral Cup at the Festival have been at least 28/1 SP. Only two of the last eight renewals have been won by a runner at single figures.


Coral Cup Trends Cheltenham Festival

  • There has been 1 winning favourite in the last 10 renewals of the Coral Cup
  • Nicky Henderson is the leading trainer with 4 wins in the last 20 renewals
  • Davy Russell is the leading active jockey in the race with 3 success
  • Last win was at Class 3 or above but not Grade 1 20/20
  • Had carded between 2 and 5 wins over the hurdles 20/20
  • No more than 2+ wins had been taken in twelve months 20/20
  • The last race was not a novices 20/20
  • Had recorded between 2 and 5 career wins 19/20
  • Was over the hurdles last time out 19/20
  • Had carried at least 10-10 for the last win 18/20


Coral Cup Tips & Predictions Cheltenham Festival 2022

This contest is a tough one to pick through for Coral Cup betting tips, but with the cheekpieces on for the first time, MCFABULOUS gets the nod at 16/1* (odds recorded at 17:57 GMT on March 15th, 2022 at Coral).

He ran superbly in the Relkeel here earlier this year and any kind of repeat performance of that could see him thrive.

Mcfabulous could enjoy the drop in trip and he did score a couple of Grade 2 wins last season so has this in him.

The 13/2 market favourite SAINT FELICIEN does look like a genuine threat* (odds recorded at 17:57 GMT on March 15th, 2022 at Coral).

He is unexposed and his debut win at the Gowran was very impressive. He is one of the big stock from trainer Gordon Elliott in this one.

THE SHUNTER is another for the shortlist at 12/1* (odds recorded at 17:57 GMT on March 15th, 2022 at Coral). Even though results have not gone his way this season, he has been handled very well and could have a big run in him.

UNEXPECTED PARTY from a slightly shorter 11/1 mark is the final shortlisted selection for Coral Cup tips* (odds recorded at 17:57 GMT on March 15th, 2022 at Coral).

He is rapidly heading in the right direction at the moment and despite a big 12lb rise, he could challenge for the places.

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