2022 Cambridgeshire Handicap Betting Odds at Newmarket racecourse

Saturday, 24 September 2022

We’re looking forward to the Cambridgeshire Handicap which takes place on 24 September 2022. There are a number of horses that are competing for favoritism, with Dual Identity among them, while Mujtaba, Protagonist and Savvy Victory are other runners that have been supported in the market leading up to this race.

William Haggas has two of the leading contenders and it could be all about waiting until closer to the race before you make your final bets. Essentially the distance of over one mile means that we’re looking for a horse with strong stamina and there’s a likelihood that we will see some big priced runners in the field.

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.