2021 Cesarewitch Handicap Betting Odds at Newmarket racecourse

Saturday, 09 October 2021

As usual, the 2021 Cesarewitch Handicap looks to be a wide open contest and the UK race is scheduled for Saturday 9 October. The nature of this autumn double encounter means that you can back any horse at double figure odds right now, with the competitors battling it out over two miles and two furlongs which represents a stern test of stamina.

There’s a sizeable prize pool of over £125,000 for the winning connections of the horse that triumphs at Newmarket and we look at the horses who are shaping up at the head of the Cesarewitch betting market.

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.