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2013 Coral Cup weights revealed - Orsippus 'flying' for Cheltenham mission

Jon Wilde in Wed. 15th March 27 Feb 2013
Orsippus and Davy Condon pictured winning at Aintree (credit: Cheltenhampro.com)

Orsippus, who has finished third on both his previous visits to the Cheltenham Festival, is “absolutely flying” at home in preparation for another tilt at the Coral Cup.

The seven-year-old, trained in Northumberland by Michael Smith, was placed in both the 2010 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle and the 2011 Coral Cup before missing the Festival last season.

But he is set to return this time for the March 13 contest in which he chased home Carlito Brigante and fellow northern raider Bothy two years ago, almost getting up for second place.

The weights for the Coral Cup and the other Cheltenham handicaps have now been revealed and Orsippus has 10st 2lbs, off a mark 2lbs lower than when he last went to the Festival and which would have guaranteed him a run in 2012.

“He’s absolutely flying at home and I'm just crossing my fingers he gets in,” said trainer Smith.

“He gave Peddlers Cross a real fright at Musselburgh a couple of weeks ago and the winner had the benefit of a run in a bumper.

“We'll improve a good deal for that and he'll go close in the Coral Cup if he gets in. He absolutely loves Cheltenham.”

Besides his excellent efforts at the Festival, Orsippus has tasted glory in the Grade 1 juvenile hurdle at the Aintree Grand National meeting among his five career wins, two of which have been on the Flat since his last trip to Cheltenham.

A huge entry of 166 has been received for the Coral Cup, with top weight of 11st 12lbs allotted to Zaidpour and Get Me Out Of Here, trained by Willie Mullins and Jonjo O’Neill respectively.


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2013 Coral Cup weights revealed - Orsippus "flying" for Cheltenham mission

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