Cheltenham Festival Tips: Coral Cup betting preview


RACING anorak Graeme Johnston (@GraemeJ_83) analyses the field for the Coral Cup, the third race on Day 2 at Cheltenham Festival.

Coral Cup | Wednesday 17th March 2021, 2:30 | ITV1

The Coral Cup is one of the meetings big handicaps and not a race I'm normally heavily involved with, however this year I really like one.

I have backed Thomas Darby here. He has been allotted top weight but I feel that he has the class and scope to cope with it. A runner up in the Supreme Novice Hurdle two years ago his career has been stop-start since.

After an abandoned chasing career he has returned to hurdles, winning an Ascot handicap and placed in graded races since. He is fresh, likes the track and I feel is still improving. With the fast pace a real plus for him here I've backed him each way with up to 7 places on offer with Skybet

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2:30 Coral Cup – Thomas Darby each-way (12/1 Sky Bet)

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I grew up watching Hearts games with my dad and playing football at every opportunity so betting on it was the logical next step! Football coupons became a Saturday ritual and it introduced me into the world of horse racing. I started watching it on a regular basis, and after Galileo's Derby win in 2001 I was hooked. I follow both flat and national hunt racing attending the northern meetings when possible.

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