Many bookmakers will offer extra places for a horse race like the Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle considering that it’s an open encounter that takes place over two miles and five furlongs.

It’s a stern test of stamina for horses from four years old and upwards, with Olympian running the first ever Coral Cup in 1993 and William Henry was the latest to claim the spoils in 2019.

The nine-year-old won for trainer Nicky Henderson a year after Bleu Berry and it’s not uncommon for a horse to win at big odds in this race, while you always get runners at a big price that finish in the frame.

Stratum is a horse that can potentially run well in the Coral Cup and trainer Willie Mullins has become synonymous with the Cheltenham Festival, with the charge having recently finished fourth in a race at Punchestown on New Year’s Eve.

Whiskey Sour could also be entered in the race, with this being another Willie Mullins-trained charge with the horse finishing fourth at last year’s Cheltenham Festival and he was impressive in the Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle.

Having been sent off as the 5/1 joint-favourite, the horse performed well and connections will feel confident that the runner can go well this time around.

The Cashel Man is a more experienced runner, with the eight-year-old having run for over several seasons and there was plenty to like about a second-placed finish behind Thyme Hill when being sent off at 5/2.

Previously to this, there was a victory at the end of November when being sent off at 9/1 and trainer Nicky Henderson probably has his best chance of victory with this horse.