Coral Cup 2014
The Coral Cup is a Grade 3 hurdle which is run over two miles and five furlongs which was established in 1993 and is a race where hurdlers have to negotiate ten hurdles. This race has produced some big priced winners including last years winner Medinas who went on to success at 33/1 for the Alan King yard.
Coral Cup 2014 – Trends
- (16-16) Ran in class 3 or better LTO or ran OGB
- (15-16) Avoid the top two in the market or the outsider
- (15-16) Runners aged no older than 8yo
- (15-16) Has no headgear fitted
- (14-16) Carrying between 9-12 and 11-3
- (14-16) Holding an OR of between 127-144
- (14-16) Break of between 31-120 days (Ideally 31-60)
- (13-16) Target runners priced between 10/1 and 33/1
- (13-16) Finished in the first 6 last time out
- (12-16) Made debut as either 4yo or 5yo
- (12-16) Avoid Class 1 winner (except G2) and must have won C3 or better
- (11-16) Had made 3-11 career starts winning 1-5 races
Coral Cup 2014 – Trend Selection: Timesremembered (25/1)
Emma Lavelle’s runner is the one only runner in the field to comply with ALL of the above trends and it even fits the ideal DSR.
Coral Cup 2014 – Blogger Selections
Zipster – Timesremembered (Eachway at 25/1)
I have approached this race in the frame of mind of looking for a runner to place, if it goes on to win then great but looking for an each way runner here! Fourteen of the last twenty places have been filled by either a 5yo or 6yo and that pretty much cuts the field in half and of the runners which remain I have to agree with the trend pick of Timesremembered, well beaten last time out in a tougher race then this and here to make handicap debut is appealing off a mark of 143. Has recorded graded success last year and twice runner up too, his mark looks about right and one I believe will put him right in the mix here today.
gghofman – Waheeb (1st), Bayan (2nd)
This is a very open race by every aspect with double figures the field. So very much to make this manageable I will only select from 2nd season hurdlers with a win this season and no more than 9 years old. Also been lightly raced has paid off so no more than 3 runs is recommended.
Waaheb is one I will pick out despite the lack of McCoy backing I am not worried as he is Weld trained lightly raced this year protects the market. Form of his runs work out pretty well and had good 2nd in larger fields too. Too big a price to ignore. Both Vendor and Clondaw Kaempfer took eye for various reasons. Bayan however has the strongest piece of form for this one and as such will be my pick. He does step up in trip but stayed well in stayers on the flat, trainer won this in 2011.
Jaydubs – Vendor
King’s apparant second string here with Choc Thornton taking the ride on Meister Ekhart and Jack Doyle getting this. Cracking performance in November at Newbury when winning. The list of horses beat has a fair few of them now rated a lot higher including Saphir du Rheu, who finished fourth receiving 2lbs from Vendor. Now rated at 165 there could be more to come from Vendor on the better ground. Was 8th lto in Splash of Ginge’s race over an inadequate 17f on unsuitable ground and this looks like a good opportunity with King back in form and the better ground and a more suitable distance. Does have Cheltenham form with 3rd in the Fred Winter 2 years ago.
Darylrogerson – Timesremembered
Sent over too far last time out and back down in trip as a result but prior to that was only beaten by Captain Cutter on penultimate start and with that one attracting money in the Albert Bartlett it looks a decent formline. Has been very consistent over this trip and has the benefit of solid course form behind Creepy over this distance too.