The Betfred Cambridgeshire is one of the big autumn handicaps and forms the first leg of the autumn double with the Cesarewitch.
Traditionally the race attracts a 30 plus field and a first glance looks impossible to unravel, however here a few pointers which may help with selecting the winner.
One major advantage that you should be looking for is that any horse who is capable of winning this race should have proven form over 1M and preferably further, the vast majority of recent winners of this 9F race had winning form at up to 10F before prevailing on the big day at Newmarket.
The last nine winners of the race have all had at least one win over 1M before to their names and eight of them had a victory on their CVs over 10 furlongs. Stamina is then a key element that you should be looking for in your selection and those looking for horse racing betting tips need to bear this in mind.
The key trial race for the Betfred Cambridgeshire is the10F handicap at Newbury which took place last Saturday and was won by Taqleed – he’s not entered here, but it may pay to keep a close eye on the horses that ran in that race and come on to run at Newmarket. With just a week between the races this year it may deter some from running but a recent run is another positive factor that you should be looking for with regard to finding the Cambridgeshire winner – six of the last ten winners of this race have run within the past fortnight. People looking to bet on racing should remember this.
The draw is sure to be of considerable debate and with 30 plus runners sure to take part the field could split into as many as three separate groups, using the past results as a guide it looks as though it is preferable to be drawn relatively high, as only Spanish Don the 2004 winner was drawn in single figures.
In terms of age then three year olds if they make it into the field are of particular interest given that they are likely to have considerable improvement left in them and the potential to make up into Group class horses. This was certainly the case with the last two winners from this age group Pipedreamer and Formal Decree.
The Betfred Cambridgeshire may look a tough race on paper but applying these pointers should enable you to come up with a suitable and manageable short-list.