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It’s 10-1 the field as sponsor opens betting on Coral Cup

Activial, Quick Jack and Regal Encore are the 10-1 co-favourites of three for next month’s Coral Cup, in the sponsor’s opening show on their Cheltenham Festival race. The firm has also opened betting on a further seven Festival handicaps today, with the Crabbie’s Grand National favourite Shutthefrontdoor among the 10-1 market leaders for the Ultima Handicap Chase, while stablemate Taquin Du Seuil heads the Brown Advisory & Merribelle Stable Plate betting at 8-1.

“Coral is one of the longest-standing commercial sponsors at Cheltenham, with a relationship dating back to the Coral Golden Hurdle Final in the 1970s, and this long-term partnership is something we are extremely proud of, indeed we recently extended our sponsorship of the Coral Cup for another five year period,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

“Festival prize money is in the news at present, and whilst details of our commercial dealings with Jockey Club Racecourses would remain private, we are completely comfortable with our contribution towards the Coral Cup, with the racecourse having the ultimate say over total prize money levels. We would never be complacent with regard to the race value, but the Coral Cup consistently attracts an extremely high entry, and that is the case again this season,” added Stevens.

**Coral Cup
10 Activial, Quick Jack, Regal Encore, 12 Arbre De Vie, 14 Aux Ptits Soins, Batavir, Bayan, Calipto, On Tour, Tea For Two, Unique De Cotte, 16 Bar

**Ultima Handicap Chase
10 Ned Stark, Sausalito Sunrise, Shutthefrontdoor, The Druids Nephew, 12 Buywise, Easter Day, Mendip Express, 14 Living Next Door, 16 Bar

**Glenfarclas Handicap Chase
5 Any Currency, 7 Duke Of Lucca, Quantitativeeasing, Sire Collonges, Toutancarmont, 12 Current Exchange, 14 Chicago Grey, Imperial Circus, Ipsos Du Berlais, Pasquini Rouge, Roi Du Mee, 16 Bar

**Pertemps Network Final
7 Batavir, Cup Final, 10 Regal Encore, 12 Big Easy, Dawalan, Edeymi, Join The Clan, 14 Lite Duties, Mydor, Unique De Cotte, 16 Knight Of Noir, Run Runctions Run, 20 Bar

**Brown Advisory & Merribelle Stable Plate
8 Taquin Du Seuil, 10 Buywise, Monetaire, 12 Ballynagour, Camping Ground, Generous Ransom, Un Ace, Easter Day, 14 Barrakilla, Caid Du Berlais, 16 Bar

**Kim Muir
12 Broadway Buffalo, Colbert Station, Easter Day, Gallant Oscar, 14 As De Ferbet, Buddy Bolero, Gevrey Chambertin, Grand Vision, Los Amigos, Monbed Dude, Pendra, Soll, Super Duty, 16 Bar

**Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle
8 Sempre Medici, 10 Calipto, 12 Abbyssial, 14 Arbre De Vie, Chesterfield, Quick Jack, Velvet Maker, 16 Bar

**Johnny Henderson Grand Annual
10 Clarcam, Monetaire, Ned Buntline, 12 Blood Cotil, Camping Ground, Claret Cloak, Un Ace, 14 Next Sensation, Rawnaq, Savello, Ted Veale, 16 Bar

ENDS

Further Information Contact
David Stevens 07720 400438