2023 Cambridgeshire Handicap Betting Odds at Newmarket racecourse

Saturday, 30 September 2023

As the 2023 flat season draws to a close, we’re looking forward to the bet365 Cambridgeshire Handicap, with Newmarket Racecourse hosting an encounter over one mile and one furlong. Greek Order looks to be a talented three-year-old who should go well for Harry & Roger Charlton, with the horse likely to go off favourite.

Dual Identity was successful last time out, with William Haggas also having a couple of lively entrants in the form of Kathab and Lattam. We’ve also got Oviedo and Astro King, the latter of whom scored on his previous outing. This is definitely a race where the best betting sites will offer extra places and there are price boosts also available.

2023 Cambridgeshire Handicap Tips

We’ve got a big field lining up in the 2023 Cambridgeshire Handicap, with Greek Order looking like the one to beat at the time of writing. The three-year-old was able to win the Benchmark Handicap over one mile and two furlongs last time out, with the 9/4 favourite triumphing by four lengths at Newbury and that came after a win at Sandown.

That success in May saw the horse oblige in a handicap race and the Harry & Roger Charlton-trained runner looks like the stand out contender, although there are lots of viable winners. Dual Identity was successful at Sandown Park in a recent encounter and the five-year-old was able to oblige by four and a half lengths.

Having outrun his racing odds of 50/1 in the Coral Golden Mile at Glorious Goodwood, this could be an interesting each-way contender, with the horse having previously performed well in the Royal Hunt Cup. Sent off at betting odds of 40/1, there was plenty to like about the way in which the horse was able to get the better of other quality performers.

Oviedo is another three-year-old with a live chance, with the horse finishing second in the Sky Bet Finale Handicap at York Racecourse, with the runner second to Astro King and the latter will line up here for this contest. Indeed, the Daniel & Claire Kubler-trained runner could be overpriced and there are interesting each-way odds here.

2022 Cambridgeshire Handicap Tips

Dual Identity heads the betting market for the 2022 Cambridgeshire Handicap, with the William Knight-trained runner being snapped up at prices as big as 33/1 before the four-year-old delivered a string of tidy performances although he hasn’t won his races on too many occasions.

There was a success in the Imber Court Handicap at Sandown Park in late July, while the horse returned to the same racecourse and ran gamely to finish second behind Protagonist in the Kensington Gates Handicap. This was over one mile and two furlongs, with less than a length separating the first two in the order.

Protagonist is one of the William Haggas-trained runners near the top of the betting and this horse is bidding for a third consecutive victory. Cieren Fallon was on board when obliging last time out at 17/2 and that came after a narrow win at Doncaster, with many people looking to punt each-way on this runner.

Haggas also has Mujtaba who could be capable of a big race even if the form line suggests that the horse has plenty to find on previous outings. There was a flat performance in the Deepbridge Handicap at Chester when delivering an underwhelming fourth place as the 9/4 favourite.

Who Are Favourites for 2021 Cambridgeshire?

Fantastic Fox, Migration and Storm Damage are the leading trio of horses who are heading the betting market, with the former having scored two wins this season and Roger Varian will have high hopes that his three-year-old can run a big race after winning over the distance of one mile at Haydock Park in early August.

Migration is a more experienced horse at the age of five, with the Sky Bet Handicap winner getting plenty of respect by the bookies and it appears as though the runner is bubbling to the surface form-wise, with David Menuisier having previously saddled the horse to victory at Goodwood in late July.

Storm Damage has also been in the winners’ enclosure a couple of times this season, with the Godolphin horse having triumphed on the all-weather at Kempton, with two wins on the July course at Newmarket meaning that he has to be a serious contender.

Anmaat and Bear Force One Also Short in the Cambridgeshire Betting

Anmaat has two wins on the board this season and the three-year-old is trained by Owen Burrows, with plenty to like about the Irish raider who won off a favourable mark at Bath Racecourse, with the horse having previously finished second in a handicap race at Newbury.

Bear Force One should also be respected, with Roger Teal’s horse having secured a surprise 16/1 win in the recent Newbury Handicap, with Ryan Moore giving the charge a brilliant spin and perhaps this could be the best each-way bet, especially if you can get paid for four, five or even six places.

Bet on the Cambridgeshire 2020

We’ve still got lots of important races before the 2020 Flat horse racing season comes to an end in the United Kingdom and one of the big races takes place on Saturday 26 September 2020, when the bet365 Cambridgeshire Handicap takes place.

This is a race which is run over one mile and one furlong, so a combination of speed and stamina is required in order for a horse to triumph. After the previous two renewals of the Cambridgeshire, it’s worth considering any John Gosden runner considering that the legendary handler is bidding for a consecutive hat-trick.

Gosden is now regarded as one of the leading trainers in the UK and he’s likely to have a few lively chances in this race including Al Rufaa who is heading the betting market at the time of writing. The three-year-old has won his past three races and looks like a worthy favourite and the horse has the added advantage of previously performing well at Newmarket.

Al Rufaa most recently won the Betway Handicap on 8 August 2020, with the horse obliging over seven furlongs and it will be interesting to see whether a longer trip will be to his liking, while there was a previous victory at the same course over that exact distance.

Which Horses Can Beat Al Rufaa in the Cambridgeshire?

Trainer William Haggas looks as though he could have a number of worthy contenders if they make the final cut and it’s initially quite hard to separate Montatham and Sinjaari, with both horses having impressed in their 2020 outings to date.

Montatham was the recent winner of the Clipper Logistics Handicap at the Ebor Meeting at York Racecourse and that came after another triumph in the Coral Challenge Handicap which means that Jim Crowley will be bidding to ride the horse to a consecutive hat-trick of victories.

Meanwhile, Sinjaari has been wrapped up in cotton wool for the 2020 flat racing season although he’s an interesting runner on the racecard and there was everything to like about a victory in the John Smith's Cup Handicap which was over a longer distance than the Cambridgeshire.

The History of the Cambridgeshire Handicap

As mentioned, John Gosden has enjoyed plenty of success in this race and needs to be treated with respect after his 2018 and 2019 winners, although this race goes back as far as 1839 and has come to represent one half of the Autumn Double along with the Cesarewitch.

The Cambridgeshire Handicap is currently held on the final day of Newmarket's three-day Cambridgeshire Meeting and is one of several races on the racecard which attracts punters to speculate on the latest winners.