Tag Archives: The Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire H’cp Day 2022

Today’s Newmarket fancies:

1.50 Newm- Flying Honours (win).

2.25 Newm- Mawj (e/w).

3.00 Newm- Mischief Magic (win).

3.40 Newm- Austrian Theory, Caradoc & Electrical Storm (e/w).

4.15 Newm- Rouen & Amazing (e/w).

4.50 Newm- Mystic Pearl (e/w).

5.25 Newm- Noble Dynasty (win).

Cambridgeshire Day 2021 (Newmarket)

Today’s Newmarket fancies:

1.15 Newkt- Miss Carol Ann (e/w).

1.50 Newkt- Click here.

2.25 Newkt- Click here.

3.00 Newkt- Click here.

3.40 Newkt- Click here.

4.15 Newkt- Parameter (e/w).

4.50 Newkt- Prism & Tinderbox (e/w).

5.24 Newkt- Corvair (e/w).

Newmarket (Cambridgeshire Day 2020)

Hope some of you backed Follow The Swallow (S.P 22/1) at a nice price yesterday?

Today’s Newmarket fancies:

1.15 Newm- Conservatoire (e/w).

1.50 Newm- Cobh (win).

2.25 Newm- Sacred (e/w).

3.00 Newm- Lucky Vega (win).

3.35 Newm- see link above * (also -see note below).

4.10 Newm- Dromquinna & Neptune’s Wonder (e/w).

4.40 Newm- Fleeting Prince (e/w).

Clifton Fox winning in 1996.

*NB* Unfortunately this will be the last (FULL) Saturday big race preview for some time that I will carry on my personal Mull It Over Blog. An editorial decision has been taken elsewhere to concentrate on daily tipping and information pieces. I shall continue to post those daily/weekend tips here but sadly there will be no more written in depth looks at the Saturday big race (i.e trends, statistics, runner-by-runner guides) after today.

Rest assured I will still be doing my own in-depth study of the races as I always have, but the format on here will pretty much go back to the listing one i.e – one meeting, one full set of fancies from that meeting.

Wishing you all the best of luck in your punting going forward and lets continue to find some of those winners together- Steve.

Newmarket Cambs Meeting 2019 (Sat)

Photo: J.Fahy

Today’s Newmarket fancies:

1.50 Newm- Kameko (win).

2.25 Newm- Tropbeau (e/w).

3.00 Newm- Siskin (e/w).

3.40 Newm- see article above (+ Little Jo e/w).

4.15 Newm- Sunset Kiss (e/w).

4.50 Newm- Huboor (e/w).

5.25 Newm- Dubai Legacy (e/w).

Rambo’s Hall wins 30 years ago.

Newmarket Cambs Meeting 2019 (Fri)

Today’s Newmarket fancies:

1.50 Newm- Clon Coulis & Agincourt (e/w).

2.25 Newm- Spirit Of Appin (e/w).

3.00 Newm- Festival Day (e/w).

3.35 Newm- Uae Jewel (e/w).

4.10 Newm- Colour Image (win).

4.45 Newm- Weekender (win).

5.20 Newm- Destroyer (e/w).

The Cambridgeshire 2017

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Newmarket (Cambridgeshire Day 2016)

Photo: J.Fahy

Photo: J.Fahy

Today’s Newmarket fancies:

1.50 New- Black Illusion (6.4) e/w.

2.20 New- Bay Of Poets (7.8) e/w.

2.55 New- Queen Kindly (4.5) win.

3.30 New- Peace Envoy (10.5) e/w.

4.10 New- Examiner (22.0), Erik The Red (26.0) & Very Talented (15.0) e/w.

4.45 New- Clef (7.2) e/w.

5.20 New- Shady Mccoy (9.4) e/w.

Clifton Fox wins the 1996 renewal.

The Cambridgeshire 2016 (Newmarket)


Spotlight on The Cambridgeshire Handicap

Run over a distance of 1m1f the Cambridgeshire Handicap is staged at Newmarket on the Rowley Mile course. First run in 1839 the contest is the first leg of what is known as the “Autumn Double”, with the Cesarewitch being the second leg run in October.

Here are some key trends and statistics to bear in mind as you go through the form (based on the last ten years):

10/10 were aged 6-y-o or below

4/10 were aged 3-y-o

Only 1/10 had carried more than 9st 2lb

8/10 had a run in the last 56 days

0/10 for horses that were beaten 6 lengths or more last time out

The main contenders

With the likelihood of 35 runners going to post this is not a race for the fainthearted punter. With double figures prices available on all but one of the runners it makes sense to bet on a small handful of selections.

Here are just a few horses I consider to have a live chance on Saturday:

Third Time Lucky

Third Time Lucky, beat another of today’s runners, Master The World, by a short-head 12 months ago, and races off 5lbs higher this time. Positives for this horse are that he is only 4-years-old and his recent form (short of room 5th last time) and draw (13) are highly favourable. He also clocked up five wins in 2015 proving he is no back number.

Bravo Zolo

Won at Wolverhampton in February and was beaten a neck second at Doncaster in The Lincoln. He has a lengthy absence to overcome which may be against him on the trends, but he is lightly raced and is going well for his current yard.

Spark Plug

Brian Meehan’s runner finished ahead of Third Time Lucky at York recently and seems to be on the up this season. Running off a mark of 104 he is capable of being in the thick of things come the business end of the race. Runs behind Ayrad and Scottish in Listed company this season certainly give his followers grounds for optimism.


Bansksea won at Pontefract back in June has been runner-up four times this season. He has been on the go since May this year and whilst the yard have been in and out of form that whole time the 3-y-o has remained consistent, showing he has got a touch of class. He looks almost certain to be in the places.


Was third in this last year and was second over the course and distance in April before going on to win at Epsom. That was just his fifth start for Stuart Williams who has produced the five-year-old to run career bests on his last two starts. Running off a mark 8lb higher than last season should not pose a problem given the upward curve in his form.

Very Talented

This Godolphin runner shaped very well last time out when a half length third to Acclaim at Ascot. With the yard seemingly coming out the other side of a virus and several winners already coming this week, there is every chance this horse will be trained up to peak fitness.

Gm Hopkins

The John Gosden stable has an excellent record in the race, winning it in 2007 and 2008. The 5 year-old is the joint highest-rated in the field and a past course and distance winner. He has been running in Listed company of late so this drop back into a handicap should be an easier task.  Ryan Moore is a top booking too. The only downside is that he has to concede weight to all his other rivals.

Erik The Red

Erik the Red has been knocking on the door this season but getting off the mark in a 30+ runner handicap does not appear to be the easiest of tasks. He has gone up 5lb in defeat this term but his trainer Kevin Ryan is still be keen on his chances. Ryan will certainly be buoyed by last weekend’s Ayr Gold Cup win and will be eager to keep the ball rolling by taking another big race handicap this weekend.

Master The World

Master The World is without a win since 2015 and was the runner-up in this race twelve months ago. His best run this season was filling second spot to Franklin D at Goodwood in July when just touched off by a head. The five-year-old grey gelding certainly has a big race in him. Whether it will be this big race remains to be seen.

Treasury Notes

Treasury Notes comes here after successive wins at Haydock and Ripon and has gone up 4lb in the ratings for doing so. David O’Meara’s  four-year-old is drawn in the middle and has won on a variety of going descriptions. He may progress again.

American Artist

This horse appears to be floating just below the betting radar. Gelded over the summer, Roger Varian’s four-year-old ran a respectable fifth to Sacred Act on his return. That looked very much a prep race for a tilt at this contest and sizeable odds may well reward each-way backers.

Knight Owl

Knight Owl won the Suffolk Stakes here over course and distance at the Guineas meeting and finished a short head second to Treasury Notes in the Ripon Rowells last time out. That form has to be respected.

Carry On Deryck

Saeed Bin Suroor’s season has turned a corner and what a carry on it would be if he could take the Cambridgeshire with this horse. He shaped alright from a terrible draw when sixth behind Franklin D at Goodwood. A former Meydan winner, this trip looks the ideal distance for him and William Buick is certainly the man Godolphin look to for winners.


  1. Examiner
  2. Erik The Red
  3. Very Talented

E/W singles.

Cambridgeshire Press

cambridgeshireThirty five runners take to the Rowley Mile over one mile and a furlong today for the Cambridgeshire Handicap and what a spectacle it is. But from a punting point of view what a silly race to get involved in unless you know something the rest of us don’t. However even though we know our chances are slim we still risk our cash as it’s almost traditional to tackle this conundrum of a race on an annual basis.

Whilst scrolling through the past winners of The Cambridgeshire I didn’t realise just how long ago my last winning bet was in this race. I had to go all the way back to 1999 when She’s Our Mare (11/1) took the spoils for Franny Norton & Tony Martin. Last year I endured the agony of watching Mull Of Killough (33/1) being nabbed on the line by Bronze Angel (9/1) and it still hurts one year on.

The Sun Chariot has been billed as the Sky Lantern versus Elusive Kate rematch however there are five others in the race with strong claims too and at this stage of the season chinks in the form start to appear. I think it’s definitely worth opposing the big two and looking for some value.

Today’s Newmarket fancies:

2.00 New- Somewhat (win).

2.35 New- Joyeuse (e/w).

3.10 New- La Collina (e/w).

3.50 New- Dance And Dance, Tres Coronas, Prince Of Johanne & Sam Sharp (e/w).

4.25 New- Ticking Katie & Autumn Lily (e/w).

5.00 New- Majestic Moon (e/w).

5.35 New- Amralah (e/w).

coronaThree is a magic number, ya it is, it’s a magic number! 😉

Rasen the roof in Cambridgeshire

First things first and it would be rude not to blow my own trumpet after picking four winners from six races at yesterday’s matinee meeting at Stratford. Those lunchtime lights were: Spanish Fork (W Kennedy, 4-1 ), Aviso (A Coleman, 9-1 ), Hi Note (M Goldstein, 10-3) & Peckhamecho (A P McCoy, 1-4 fav). A 10p e/w Yankee on the same selections netted me a few bob too on the Betfair Multiples too which was handy.

The 2012 renewal of The Cambridgeshire today is an absolute minefield and with so many runners it’s worth being with a few runners at prices spread across the stall numbers. My five against the field are:

3.40 Newmarket- Credit Swap, Mull Of Killough, Stevie Thunder, Postscript & Silvery Moon (all e/w).

Today’s fancies are at Market Rasen:

1.40 MR- Dizzy River & Pasture Bay (e/w).

2.10 MR- Dubai Crest & Ultimate (e/w).

2.40 MR- Buck Mulligan & Quito De Tresor (e/w).

3.20 MR- Hunters Lodge (e/w).

3.55 MR- Kings Wharf (e/w).

4.30 MR- Amok (e/w).

5.05 MR- Claiming Benefits (e/w).

Anyone need credit?

Get in the Cambridgeshire hole! 😉