Cheltenham Day 2 Tips: CORAL CUP

  • 13/03/2019
  • 14:50

2020 Coral Cup Tips

I’m going to fire two arrows at this lucrative handicap, and the first of my Coral Cup tips will be PROTEKTORAT. Dan Skelton’s five-year-old overcome Imperial Alcazar and Redford Road to claim a maiden victory over hurdles in a Listed race here on New Year’s Day. On just his second start over two-and-a-half miles, Protektorat then ran a blinder to place third in the Ballymore Trial on Trials’ Day.

Skelton’s youngster crossed the line just four lengths behind Harry Senior that day, when giving his rival five pounds at the weights. I thought that performance was worthy of a run in the Ballymore itself, so to see Protektorat enter this handicap with just over 11-00 on his back is a chance I don’t want to pass up.

The second of my each-way Cheltenham Festival day two tips will be EGLANTINE DU SEUIL. On her first start for Willie Mullins, Eglantine Du Seuil scored in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle here at Cheltenham. Mullins’ mare backed up that victory with a couple of thirds in Grade One company, losing out to Honeysuckle at Fairyhouse and Reserve Tank at Punchestown.

Eglantine Du Seuil made eye-catching progress through the pack in a handicap at the Dublin Racing Festival, eventually coming up a length short over that two mile trip. Mullins has left the County Hurdle option open, but I think Eglantine Du Seuil would be much better suited to this longer distance and she looks a solid each-way Cheltenham Festival tip.

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Cheltenham tips for Wednesday

TIME RACE
1:30 Ballymore Novices Hurdle Tips
2:10 RSA Chase Tips
2:50 Coral Cup Tips
3:30 Champion Chase Tips
4:10 Cross Country Chase Tips
4:50 Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle Tips
5:30 Champion Bumper Tips

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CORAL CUP TIPS

Once the RSA has reached its conclusion, punters will flock to the Cheltenham Festival betting ring, all seeking to make the most of Cheltenham day 2 tips on the Coral Cup. Like the Ballymore earlier in the card, two-and-a-half miles is the trip for a field of talented hurdlers and it will take a tremendous amount of courage for any horse to triumph in a handicap that always attracts a large field. 

Martin Pipe’s Olympian was the first Coral Cup winner back in 1993 and the trophy has since been lifted by other top trainers like Nicky Henderson, Philip Hobbs, and Willie Mullins.

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