Cheltenham Festival 2019: Coral Cup betting preview: Latest runners, riders, odds and trainer quotes for the final field

Cheltenham Festival 2019: Coral Cup betting preview: Latest runners, riders, odds and trainer quotes for the final field

We've put together all the important info to help you find the winner of the contest.

1. Wicklow Brave – Willie Mullins/Patrick Mullins (20-1)

Won the County in fantastic style a few years ago and his run behind the Champion Hurdle winner last time now looks better than ever.

Top weight but he's classy and could have a say.

2. Vision Des Flos – Colin Tizzard/Robbie Power (16-1)

Won the National Spirit Hurdle in fine style last time but needs to be at the top of his game to defy this mark.

He's very consistent though, and deserves respect from these quarters.

3. William Henry – Nicky Henderson/Nico de Boinville (33-1)

Has had a wind operation since last seen and looks on a very tough mark at the moment.

Needs the clearing of the pipes to have had a big impact.

4. Scarpeta – Willie Mullins/Danny Mullins (33-1)

Wears first-time cheekpieces just to sharpen her up a bit.

Can be given decent shout off this mark based on last year's Ballymore fourth but she needs to find something extra.

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5. Farclas – Gordon Elliott/Davy Russell (12-1)

Last year's Triumph winner has found things tough in open company this year.

Would be folly to write off for connections despite appearing to be on a tough enough mark.

6. Killultagh Vic – Willie Mullins/Paul Townend (14-1)

Always looked a big talent and won the Martin Pipe in 2015 before winning a Grade 1 at Punchestown.

Has suffered with injuries since but has the ability to go well if putting his latest run behind him.

7. Lil Rockerfeller – Neil King/Bryony Frost (40-1)

Couldn't win the National Spirit last time despite everything being in his favour and has wisely sidestepped the Sun Racing Stayers' Hurdle this year.

Needs more off this mark but loves the track and will give it his all.

8. Diamond Cauchois – Gordon Elliott/Noel Fehily (16-1)

Could be a plot job having had so long off the track and considering he comes from the Elliott yard.

Will need to be spot on after so long off, though, and his mark looks a tad high.

9. Cracking Smart – Gordon Elliott/Jack Kennedy (12-1)

Elliott's third runner is the choice of the stable jock and has a big chance based on his Grade 1 form last year.

Not been seen much since but had a nice pipe-opener for this last time and 150 is probably a decent mark.

10. Monbeg Theatre – Jamie Snowden/Page Fuller (100-1)

Had a first-time wind op but has a mountain to climb on form despite the help of a 3lb claimer.

Looks on way too tough a mark.

11. Bleu Berry – Willie Mullins/David Mullins (25-1)

Won this race last year off 5lb lower and will need to be even better to defy this mark.

Clearly goes well at the course, though, and will probably be thereabouts.

12. Ballyandy – Nigel Twiston-Davies/Sam Twiston-Davies (20-1)

Won the Betfair Hurdle in 2017 but hasn't performed to that level since, bar a decent win in a competitive handicap at Uttoxeter in January.

Third last time off this mark and needs a lot more.

13. Brio Conti – Paul Nicholls/Harry Cobden (11-1)

Talked up by connections in the lead-up to this after winning nicely at Ascot last time.

Likely to improve for that run and could still be on a competitive mark.

14. Dancing On My Own – Henry De Bromhead/Rachael Blackmore (16-1)

Jockey of the moment Rachel Blackmore is a very positive booking for this one, who's got some very good form behind Supreme winner Klassical Dream.

He could be on a nice mark and looks very unexposed after just four starts.

15. Burbank – Nicky Henderson/Jerry McGrath (40-1)

The trainer/jockey combo teamed up for a winner at the Festival yesterday but could struggle to follow up with this one.

Showed more after a wind op last time but needs to improve markedly to win this.

16. Canardier – Dermot Mcloughlin/Robert Dunne (14-1)

Last seen back in October winning well in a novice off a mark just 3lb lower.

Can definitely be given a shout provided he's raring to go.

17. Apple's Shakira – Nicky Henderson/Barry Geraghty (16-1)

Pulled up on her latest start and looks a shadow of the mare that started off favourite for the Triumph last year.

Is undoubtedly on a good mark but needs to show a lot more.

18. Knight In Dubai – Dan Skelton/Harry Skelton (33-1)

Second in a handicap at Newbury last time out was a decent effort after a break.

Had a similar break here and could be a force coming from these connections off a 3lb higher mark.

19. Highest Sun – Colin Tizzard/Tom O'Brien (20-1)

Possibly overpriced considering how well he won at Chepstow last time and has definitely earned his 7lb rise.

This will be a whole different ball game, but he retains a lot of potential and should go well.

20. Tully East – Alan Fleming/Donagh Meyler (20-1)

Has been beaten hollow on his last four starts and comes into this needing to prove point

Won the novice handicap on day 1 off an 8lb lower mark two years ago and looks harshly handicapped at present.

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  3. Tips & news – get a steer from the best tipsters in the business in our news tab

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21. Eragon De Chanay – Gary Moore/Joshua Moore (100-1)

Won a handicap at Wincanton last time and looks better than his 100-1 price.

However, this is a lot more competitive and he will find dominating this field very tricky.

22. Uradel – Willie Mullins/Ruby Walsh (5-1)

Looked in need of a longer trip when fifth in very competitive race at Leopardstown last time and Willie Mullins has done very well to get him qualified for this.

Went up 1lb for that performance and justifiably carries a favourite's chance.

23. Erick Le Rouge – Jane Williams/Chester Williams (14-1)

Won his last four, with his most recent win coming off a mark just 3lb lower.

Keeps improving and is at the bottom of the weights here but this is a lot more competitive.

24. Calie Du Mesnil – Willie Mullins/Katie O'Farrell (20-1)

Wears first-time tongue-tie and drops back in trip after finishing second over three miles last time.

Might find this a bit hot under inexperienced rider.

25. Oscar Knight – Thomas Mullins/Mark Walsh (66-1)

Likely to struggle here if producing a similar effort to the rest of his performances this season.

Ten years old now and they might just got a bit quick for him.

26. Joke Dancer – Sue Smith/Danny Cook (40-1)

Consistent sort won easily last time on return from long break and could have more in him off this 5lb higher mark.

Will find this a hotter affair than the slowly-run event he won at Newcastle, though.

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