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2021 Cambridgeshire Handicap Preview, Trends & Analysis

Published: Sep 22, 2:59pm Last Updated: Nov 16, 2:25pm Horse Racing 2 Comments 10379 Views

2021 Cambridgeshire Handicap Preview

The Cambridgeshire Handicap is run over a specialist distance of nine furlongs on Newmarket's Rowley Mile Course towards the end of September on the final day of the excellent three day Cambridgeshire meeting. Inaugurated in 1839, the same year as Newmarket's Cesarewitch Handicap which is held in October, the two valuable handicaps form the 'Autumn Double' for punters looking to strike gold! Despite there being a nine-furlong gap in distance between the two races as the Cesarewitch is eighteen furlongs, three horses have actually achieved the 'Autumn Double' but not since 1885.

Although not so much recently, down the years a 'Group' horse in the making has been unleashed in the Cambridgeshire from what turned out to be a very 'favourable' handicap mark, one that springs to mind is the Godolphin owned and John Gosden trained Halling in 1994 who went on to win multiple Group 1 races of the highest quality like the Eclipse at Sandown and Juddmonte International Stakes at York.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 1:46.94 was set by Majestic Dawn in 2020, that is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Paul & Oliver Cole and ridden by Paul Hanagan. The slowest winning time was set in 2010 when Credit Swap won in a time of 1:53.87, booked to ride was Jim Crowley on this Michael Wigham trained runner.

These are the top three quickest run Cambridgeshire Handicap over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2020 - Majestic Dawn (1:46.94)
  • 2019 - Lord North (1:46.99)
  • 2002 - Beauchamp Pilot (1:47.28)

How competitive is the Cambridgeshire Handicap market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2004 when the race had an over-round of 131%. The race in 2002 was a race which was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 153%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Cambridgeshire Handicap, the over-round has been 140% which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £140 which is bet.

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Cambridgeshire Handicap next time out then you would have back a total of 7 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +22.40. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2021 Cambridgeshire Handicap.

Cambridgeshire Handicap Past Ten Winners

Here are the past 10 winners of the Cambridgeshire Handicap. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall which the horse came from and also the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Cambridgeshire Handicap as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
Majestic Dawn
4yo 8-8 (25 of 27) 40/1
Paul Hanagan
Paul & Oliver Cole
Lord North
3yo 8-10 (29 of 30) 9/2F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden
3yo 9-5 (21 of 33) 11/1
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden
Dolphin Vista
4yo 8-7 (29 of 34) 50/1
George Wood (3lbs)
Martyn Meade
Spark Plug
5yo 9-4 (28 of 31) 12/1
Jimmy Fortune
Brian Meehan
Third Time Lucky
3yo 8-4 (7 of 34) 14/1
Adam Beschizza
Richard Fahey
Bronze Angel
5yo 8-8 (11 of 31) 14/1
Louis Steward (5lbs)
Marcus Tregoning
4yo 9-9 (4 of 31) 8/1F
Johnny Murtagh
Ismail Mohammed
Bronze Angel
3yo 8-8 (21 of 33) 9/1
William Buick
Marcus Tregoning
Prince Of Johanne
5yo 8-9 (31 of 32) 40/1
John Fahy (3lbs)
Tom Tate

Cambridgeshire Handicap Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Cambridgeshire Handicap over the last 20 renewals is John Gosden who has won the race 4 times. Those 4 winners came from Pipedreamer I (2007), Tazeez (2008), Wissahickon (2018) & Lord North (2019). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Cambridgeshire Handicap is Marcus Tregoning (2 wins). There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Cambridgeshire Handicap, Mark Johnston (0-21), William Haggas (0-18), Saeed bin Suroor (0-17), Andrew Balding (0-17), David OMeara (0-14), Brian Ellison (0-13), Sir Michael Stoute (0-12), Mick Channon (0-10), Amanda Perrett (0-10), Ed Dunlop (0-10) & Jim Goldie (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Cambridgeshire Handicap trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
John Gosden 20-4-4 +29.50 +12.45
Marcus Tregoning 8-2-3 +17.00 +11.38
Richard Fahey 19-1-3 -4.00 -3.37
David Elsworth 13-1-3 +88.00 +55.76
Brian Meehan 10-1-2 +3.00 +4.00
Roger Charlton 10-1-2 -4.00 -3.62
Sir Mark Prescott Bt 9-1-1 +6.00 +0.75
Hughie Morrison 8-1-2 +9.00 +6.00
James Given 7-1-2 +27.00 +27.63
Tom Tate 4-1-1 +37.00 +22.00

Cambridgeshire Handicap Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Cambridgeshire Handicap over the last 20 renewals is Frankie Dettori who has won the race 2 times. Those 2 winners came from Wissahickon (2018) & Lord North (2019). There are two jockeys who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Cambridgeshire Handicap, Ryan Moore has sent a total of 13 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst Jimmy Quinn has sent out 10 without a winner.

Here are some of the top Cambridgeshire Handicap jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Frankie Dettori 10-2-3 +7.50 +4.19
William Buick 12-1-3 -2.00 -0.62
Paul Hanagan 11-1-3 +30.00 +25.38
Jim Crowley 11-1-2 +4.00 +4.25
Jamie Spencer 11-1-2 -1.00 -0.74
Liam Keniry 6-1-1 +95.00 +57.50
John Fahy 3-1-2 +38.00 +25.50
Louis Steward 3-1-1 +12.00 +6.75
George Wood 2-1-1 +49.00 +30.25
Ryan Moore 13-0-0 -13.00 -13.00

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,(2,15,25),13,(17,26),22,1,5,1,3,(11,12),28,19,6,1,13,5,19,7,33,1,6

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (83%) - 2-6 Career wins
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Ran in England (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (90%) - No older than a 6yo
  • 20 / 20 (90%) - Not wearing TT or Visor
  • 19 / 20 (70%) - Top 5 finish within last three
  • 19 / 20 (72%) - Not G1/Listed - High class run
  • 19 / 20 (74%) - No more than 26 starts
  • 19 / 20 (74%) - Ran over with 8f or 10f (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (78%) - Ran in a handicap (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (79%) - Within 7 lbs of average weight
  • 19 / 20 (83%) - No bigger than 50/1
  • 19 / 20 (83%) - No bigger than 16/1 (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (84%) - Debut was in 8-18 runner race
  • 19 / 20 (85%) - Ran in a Cl2-3 (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (87%) - Never placed over 11f+
  • 19 / 20 (88%) - Never won a Class 1 race
  • 18 / 20 (72%) - 1-4 Handicap wins
  • 18 / 20 (75%) - High class placed Listed/C2

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Newmarket racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Cambridgeshire Handicap. How well do you know your horse racing? Are there certain types of races which are you are unsure of? Why not take a look at this Types Of Horse Race article to familiarise yourself with the different type of racing, that is just one of many helpful horse racing articles in the OLBG Betting School.

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Cambridgeshire Handicap Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +175.00 is when runners ran over 10f when last winning. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran on Good To Soft ground on debut, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-87.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Cambridgeshire Handicap is Newbury, there has been a total number of 5 winners of this race who ran at Newbury last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Ascot, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Ascot last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 614 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 25 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, theses are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Cambridgeshire Handicap:

  • Dark Angel (2 Wins)
  • Diktat (2 Wins)

Theses are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Cambridgeshire Handicap despite multiple attempts:

  • Invincible Spirit (0 Wins from 14 runners)
  • Pivotal (0 Wins from 13 runners)
  • Cape Cross (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Dansili (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Grand Lodge (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Green Desert (0 Wins from 10 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Spanish Don in 2004 when winning for David Elsworth at odds of 100/1 under the guidance of Liam Keniry. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 4 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2021 Cambridgeshire Handicap why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today.

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