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10/10/2020 15:35:00

Cesarewitch Handicap Betting Odds

The bookies have now released the betting odds for the 2020 Cesarewitch Handicap, with this looking like a wide open contest which is typical of a race that takes place on the Rowley Mile course at Newmarket, with this historic race being run over two miles and two furlongs.

At the time of writing, the 2020 Cesarewitch Handicap racecard is 10/1 the field and that means you can get double figures about any runner in this race, with Coltrane and Revolver currently joint-favourites, although we should expect the betting market to change as we get closer to the race taking place on 10 October.

Who Are the Favourites to Win 2020 Cesarewitch Handicap?

Coltrane is a three-year-old with a bright future and the Andrew Balding-trained runner has recently landed a consecutive hat-trick which makes him a lively contender for this race. There was a Maiden Stakes win at Chepstow on 17 July over one mile and four furlongs, while the horse then enjoyed victory over one mile and six furlongs at Newmarket.

However, the horse really announced his credentials in the Sky Bet Melrose Handicap at the recent Ebor Festival at the York Knavesmire racecourse, with Coltrane obliging at odds of 12/1 and it’s plausible that he can get a longer trip on any sort of ground.

Revolver is also really interesting, with the horse coming to the Cesarewitch Handicap with a string of victories this year and it all began in the middle of June when the horse returned from a lengthy break to score at Pontefract. The horse has continued to perform all the tricks in the ensuing runs and demonstrated class over two miles and one furlong.

Ocean Wind, Princess Zoe and Verdana Blue are other horses that are likely to be popular in the Cesarewitch Handicap betting. Ocean Wind ran in the Champion Bumper at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, with connections then rerouting the horse to running in the flat season and the four-year-old recently won the Betway Maiden Stakes.

Princess Zoe is a German born and bred horse that recently made its way over to Ireland and Anthony Mullins has been getting a tune out of the runner in recent months, while Verdana Blue is an instantly recognisable name and it would be a great story if the Nicky Henderson horse claimed the spoils.

The eight-year-old has spent the majority of his career running in National Hunt races although a third-placed finish in the Ebor Handicap means that Verdana Blue is certainly a viable option on the Cesarewitch Handicap racecards.

The History of the Cesarewitch Handicap

The Cesarewitch Handicap is one of the most historic horse races in England and forms part of the autumn Flat racing double with the Cambridgeshire Handicap, with the former being run over a long distance of two miles and two furlongs which means it’s a real stamina-sapping contest.

Any horse aged three or older can compete in this race, with the event first taking place in 1839, although the only horse to have landed success on more than one occasion is Aaim to Prosper. It’s worth noting that there have been some huge-priced winners of the Cesarewitch Handicap in recent years.

Stratum obliged as a 25/1 shot in 2019, while Grumeti was the winner in 2015 at odds of 50/1 so it pays to look outside of the favourites on a regular basis.


We’re getting towards the end of the British flat racing season, although there are still some fantastic races in the offing and that includes the Cesarewitch Handicap which forms one part of the autumn Flat double along with the Cambridgeshire.

This is a race over a longer distance than your average Flat encounter, with the runners and riders going over two miles and two furlongs in a bid to claim victory in this prestigious race.

The winner’s prize is well over £200,000 and this was scooped by Low Sun last season who won at 5/1 for trainer Willie Mullins, someone who is more associated with National Hunt racing.

However, the Irishman is accomplished when it comes to these longer distances and it appears he has a lively chance of landing another victory this time around, with Mullins having some great opportunities.

Mr Adjudicator is a talented five-year-old who is currently the race favourite at odds of 5/1 and is sure to be a warm order considering he has a similar profile to last year’s winner.

The horse has bags of experience and that includes finishing second in the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival last year, while there was also a credible run in the County Hurdle at the Festival in March which saw the horse finish mid-table.

More recently, the charge has obliged over one mile and four furlongs at Galway and looks sure to be able to stay the trip.

Buildmeupbuttercup hasn’t been out of the places in his three outings this season and Mullins is sure to expect big things of a horse that ran a blinder in the Ascot Stakes at Royal Ascot on 18 June.

The horse was then edged out by a neck in a handicap race at Leopardstown and looks set to be given some kind of team orders considering he’s second in the betting.

Sir Mark Prescott looks to have a couple of decent chances in the form of Timoshenko and Land Of Oz. The former is available at odds of 10/1 hasn’t been beaten in six races.

Granted, five of these victories were achieved last season although there was plenty to like about the win in the Unibet Goodwood Handicap where the horse obliged at 9/1 in this Class 2 encounter.

Land Of Oz is a younger pretender at the age of 3, with the horse having finished third behind Hamish in York, although the horse has since landed the spoils on the all-weather at Kempton, while a Cesarewitch Trial Handicap saw the horse win at odds of 11/10.

Willie Mullins is sure to have other horses in the race and these could include Great White Shark and Stratum, with the duo having both won this season.