2022 Coral Cup Racecard Betting Odds

Sandwiched between the more prestigious Festival Novices Chase and the feature race of the second day of the Cheltenham Festival, the Queen Mother Champion Chase, the Coral Cup perhaps doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves. This Grade 3 hurdle is, however, well worth watching as it almost always produces a race that is full of excitement – not to mention opportunities for betting value. Run over a distance of two miles and five furlongs and with 10 hurdles to jump, the race is open to runners aged four and older. Check out our betting tips for this fine hurdle, along with the latest live betting odds from the best bookies in the business.

It can often be difficult to pick out the winner of the Coral Cup at the Cheltenham Festival although many punters profit from betting each-way on the meeting, with the bookies regularly offering several places when it comes to this type of wager.

This is the first handicap race on Day Two of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival and it’s always interesting to go through the weights and try to work out which horses have benefitted off a certain mark, with this being a competitive hurdle race over two miles and five furlongs.

Benson looks to be a talented five-year-old who can compete for the Coral Cup, with Doctor Richard Newland having previously saddled winners at the Cheltenham Festival and the horse landed fourth place in the Betfair Exchange Trophy at Ascot just before Christmas which is a good marker for this race.

Previously to this, the horse delivered when winning a hat-trick of races by claiming victory at Hereford on two occasions before winning a handicap hurdle at Sandown although the runner is likely to be off one of the top weights for this encounter.

Monte Cristo also looks an interesting horse and the five-year-old looks to be a leading contender for Nicky Henderson, with the runner a surprising winner of a handicap hurdle on the King George race card on Boxing Day when obliging at odds of 25/1.

This was a notable improvement on the previous outing when Monte Cristo finished eighth at Aintree over two miles and four furlongs, with On the Blind Side also being priced up by several bookmakers and this could be another exciting each-way prospect.

Indeed, the nine-year-old might be the best for the 2022 Coral Cup considering there was an impressive runner-up performance behind McFabulous in the Grade 2 Relkeel Hurdle and we’re expecting Nico de Boinville to potentially be on board.