Cambridgeshire Handicap Betting Odds Comparison - Newmarket

26/09/2020 15:35:00

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.