2023 Cesarewitch Handicap Betting Odds at Newmarket racecourse

Saturday, 14 October 2023

There is going to be a big field competing over two miles and two furlongs when it comes to the Cesarewitch Handicap, with Pied Piper running for trainer Gordon Elliott and this charge certainly has claims in a big field. However, the betting market is typically wide open and we can’t easily rule out horses such as Grand Providence, Vino Victrix and Jesse Evans.

The going is set to be good to firm for this historic race, with trainer Hughie Morrison not only saddling Vino Victrix but also having Not So Sleepy in this encounter. Andrew Balding is also double handed by virtue of having Grand Providence and Aztec Empire, with Tashkan being highly rated but also carrying a good deal of weight.

2023 Cesarewitch Handicap Tips

This weekend’s Newmarket meeting culminates in the Cesarewitch Handicap, with an intriguing race set to be run over two miles and two furlongs. There is a wide open look about the field, although Pied Piper not only boasts solid credentials but also appears to have a favourable weight allowance and that is why the horse has been installed as favourite.

The five-year-old has previously run over obstacles and was actually seen finishing second in the County Handicap Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, with the runner then disappointing at Punchestown and the latest flat effort came at Killarney where the horse was only able to finish third out of five runners despite being sent off as favourite.

Grand Providence has to be respected and the horse was successful in a Cesarewitch Handicap Trial race over the same distance, with that win at Newmarket not only implying the horse has the ability to cover the trip but also appears well suited to the track. That came after a second-placed finish in the Regiment Handicap at Goodwood.

Vino Victrix was fourth last time out for trainer Hughie Morrison and that performance came in the same Goodwood race as Grand Providence, with less than two lengths separating the two runners. Jesse Evans is an older runner who could go well for trainer Noel Meade at the age of seven and a fourth placed finish in the Irish Cesarewitch was no mean feat.

2022 Cesarewitch Handicap Tips

Adagio has hit the top of the betting market for the 2022 Cesarewitch Handicap, with David Pipe hoping that the horse’s switch to flat racing could be beneficial. It’s hard to judge the five-year-old considering that the last time we saw the runner at a racecourse, it was in the Irish Champion Hurdle where the horse was fifth out of six runners.

The horse was also off the pace when finishing well down the order in the Cheltenham Champion Hurdle. It’s hard to trust the favourite who could be anything, with Ahorsewithnoname looking like a more credible contender. There was an April win at Newbury before another triumph in York a month later.

Echoes In Rain looks like a tasty each-way selection, with favourite Waterville the only horse too good for him in the Irish Cesarewitch, with Willie Mullins having previously engineered a handicap win at Galway Racecourse. However, the horse doesn’t have a particularly strong win rate.

Mullins has another runner in the form of Lot Of Joy, with the four-year-old needing to step things up after finishing third at the Curragh, with a fourth-placed finish in the Galway race that was won by Echoes In Rain. Look out for extra each-way places with the top horse racing betting sites.

Cape Gentleman and Burning Victory Among 2021 Cesarewitch Favourites

Cape Gentleman is narrowly favourite with several leading horse racing betting sites, with the Emmet Mullins-trained charge having been switched from National Hunt to Flat racing in recent months and he’s taken well to the latter, having run a solid recent race in the Galway Hurdle Handicap after finishing third after being sent off as the 6/1 favourite.

Previously to this, the horse ran into fifth out of a large field that competed in the Ascot Stakes, although it’s hard to make too strong a case for this runner and others might prefer Burning Victory considering that the Willie Mullins-trained runner grabbed a recent victory at Deauville.

The win in the Handicap de la Manche was impressive enough after being sent off as the betting favourite and the horse has also got plenty of National Hunt pedigree after some bright runs which included a victory in the 2020 JCB Triumph Hurdle.

M C Muldoon, Valley Forge and Coltor Also Shorten in Betting

M C Muldoon is another interesting Willie Mullins runner and it’s worth noting that he hasn’t been out of the frame this season, with the most recent victory being an 11/8 favourite success in the Guinness Novice Hurdle. Previously to this, there was a runner-up performance in the Ascot Stakes and he would have gone one better if it hadn’t been for a shock 66/1 victory for Reshoun who triumphed by a short head.

Valley Forge is a younger contender at the age of three although Andrew Balding will have high hopes for his charge considering the promise that has been shown this year, with a 10/1 victory in the Sky Bet Melrose Handicap potentially marking the horse out for brighter things.

Finally, Coltor is a runner that merits respect and the Dermot Weld-trained horse came back from a break to register a victory in a handicap race at the end of July, with each-way punters likely to choose two or three runners for this encounter.