Updated: January 2019

The Cambridgeshire Meeting – 27th – 29th September

27 September 2018

The Cambridgeshire Meeting – 27th 29th September 2018

The three day Cambridgeshire meeting culminates on Saturday with the first leg of the famous Autumn Double…….”The Cambridgeshire” and along with the 2 mile and 2 furlong Cesarewitch run in October, forms a great betting spectacle with two big field handicaps.

On Saturday we will be offering some advice on potential bets to have on both races but for now we are focusing on the Cambridgeshire.

History of the Cambridgeshire.

The race was first run in 1839, which was won by a horse named Lanercost. It forms the first leg of the famous “Autumn Double” with the second leg being “The Cesarewitch” which was also formed the same year. At first the Cesarewitch was the first leg of the double, but that changed and now “The Cambridgeshire” is the first leg run over 9 furlongs of the Rowley Mile course in Newmarket with the Cesarewitch taking place in October over 2 miles and two furlongs.

Three horses have actually completed the double but in modern day racing this is now quite an impossible feat to achieve, given the races ar so close and the breeding of speed and stamina is so different today.

Race statistics

For those of you who like to bet and look at statistics then below you will find five interesting facts to look out for when making your betting selections.

– In the last twenty years the race has seen just three winning favorites
– In the last 10 years we have seen winners at 25/1, 40/1 and 50/1 in last years renewal. Only two of the winners have been under 10/1 in the last ten years.
– Only four horses to win in the last 20 years have been aged over 5 years old.
– 14 of the last 20 winners have carried less than 9 stone with only one of the other six having carried more than 9st 5 lbs. This was Educate in 2013.
– Of the modern day trainers, Jeremy Glover (4) and Sir Mark Prescott (3) have the best record.

Things to do and see in Newmarket

Apart from the racing there is always lots to do and see for the horse racing fan in Newmarket. The top three attractions are listed below:

1. The National Stud

The National Stud has been owned by The Jockey Club since 2008, and from our 500 acre site on the outskirts of Newmarket we aim to provide a comprehensive range of services to the Thoroughbred breeding industry.

Our breeding and boarding services offer the highest possible standard of care and first class communication with our clients.

Internationally renowned training facilities give young people entering the industry the best possible start to a career in Thoroughbred breeding.

Public tours, run by Discover Newmarket, give the outside world a unique insight into the world of Thoroughbred breeding.

2. The National Horseracing Museum

The History and Heritage Tour includes a historic Walking Tour where you can discover the history and heritage of Newmarket from the time of King James I to the present day and learn how the town has developed into the international Home of Horseracing.

Starting at 09.00 at the top of the high street at the Bill Tutte Memorial, the tour will take in sights of historical interest including Palace House, the Jockey Club Rooms, All Saints Church and Tattersalls. The walking tour on it’s own will last approx two hours.


3. Tattersals Sales

Founded in 1766 by Richard Tattersall, Tattersalls is the oldest bloodstock auctioneers in the world and the largest in Europe. Today, Tattersalls is an international firm offering 10,000 thoroughbred horses each year at 15 sales at either its Newmarket headquarters in England, or at Fairyhouse outside Dublin, in Ireland.

Tours of Tattersalls can be arranged through discover Newmarket and there is nothing like being there on a live sales day seeing the excitement and frenzied bidding as the world’s most beautifully bred horses are sold for mind boggling sums of money.

The Cambridgeshire Meeting – Racecards

Day 1

13:50 Bonhams EBF Maiden Stakes (Plus 10) (2yo, Class 4, 1m, 19 runners)
14:25 Bonhams Nursery (2yo, Class 2, 1m, 7 runners)
15:00 Bonham Fillies’ Handicap (3yo+, Class 3, 7f, 13 runners)
15:35 Tattersalls Stakes (Group 3) (Registered As The Somerville Tattersall Stakes) (2yo, Class 1, 7f, 7 runners)
16:10 Jockey Club Rose Bowl Stakes (Listed) (3yo+, Class 1, 2m, 7 runners)
16:45 Weatherbys General Stud Book Handicap (3yo+, Class 2, 1m 4f, 7 runners)
17:20 Molson Coors Handicap (3yo+, Class 3, 1m, 9 runners)
17:55 Newmarket Challenge Whip Handicap (3yo+, Class 4, 1m 2f, 5 runners)

Day 2

13:50 Muhaarar British EBF Rosemary Stakes (Listed) (Fillies And Mares) (3yo+, Class 1, 1m, 9 runners)
14:25 Princess Royal Nayef Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies And Mares) (3yo+, Class 1, 1m 4f, 9 runners)
15:00 Shadwell Rockfel Stakes (Fillies’ Group 2) (2yo, Class 1, 7f, 9 runners)
15:35 Shadwell Joel Stakes (Group 2) (3yo+, Class 1, 1m, 5 runners)
16:10 Derrinstown British EBF Maiden Stakes (Plus 10) (2yo, Class 4, 7f, 15 runners)
16:45 Mukhadram Godolphin Stakes (Listed) (3yo+, Class 1, 1m 4f, 5 runners)
17:15 Shadwell Farm Handicap (Silver Cambridgeshire) (Class 2, 1m 1f, 60 runners

Day 3

13:50 Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1, 1m, 18 runners)
14:25 Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes (Fillies’ Group 1) (Class 1, 6f, 16 runners)
15:00 Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes (Group 1) (Class 1, 6f, 13 runners)
15:40 bet365 Cambridgeshire Handicap (Class 2, 1m 1f, 95 runners)
16:15 Blandford Bloodstock Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (Plus 10) (Class 4, 7f, 49 runners)
16:50 British Stallion Studs EBF ‘Jersey Lily’ Fillies’ Nursery (Class 2, 7f, 23 runners)
17:25 Newmarket Journal Handicap (Class 2, 7f, 18 runners)


The Cambridgeshire Meeting – Betting Tips and Analysis

Day 1

Day one of the meeting sees a pretty low key start with the highlight of the day being the Group 3 Tattersalls Stakes where we have a small field of 7 runners.

However, the first race of the day is a highly competitive maiden with 19 runners and it is here we will have our first selection of the week with more tips to come on Friday and Saturday.

Our first selection comes in the 1.50 at Newmarket and we are going for the Martyn Meade Trained FOX VARDY at 20/1 EW.

This imposing son of Frankel put up a really nice performance on debut at Ascot in what looked a hot race and is sure to come on for the run. Today’s race is no different with a whole host of horses from big yards involved.

That means there is value elsewhere and FOX VARDY fits the bill at 20/1 EW general but a standout 28/1 with Marathon Bet.

Day 2

No selections on day two

Day 3

Day three see’s the major race of the meeting which is the Cambridgeshire off at 3.40 and we have two selections in this race.

Circus Courture 40/1 EW

Circus Couture looks a fascinating contender off top weight and is only 1lb higher than when finishing 3rd in the Royal Hunt Cup. Has not been disgraced in two subsequent Group races and looks a class above these. Could well find a few too well handicapped but with most bookmakers paying 7 places then should be in the shake up.

Danceteria 12/1 EW

Won four on the trot before a very solid 5th of 19 in Ireland when running on strongly and a strongly run mile and one furlongs should be ideal.

Make sure to place your bets with either Bet365 or Skybet who are paying 8 places on each way bets