The Cambridgeshire Meeting at Newmarket

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We look at the Cambridgeshire meeting which takes place at Newmarket in late September, are there certain trainers and jockeys who target this meeting? We will have a look at their records.

The Cambridgeshire Meeting at Newmarket
Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

The 2024 Cambridgeshire Meeting

The Cambridgeshire Meeting is a three-day 'festival' that takes place at the Rowley Mile course at Newmarket each year in late September and can run into early October. Over the three days of racing, there is a total of twenty-two races, ten of which are class one races with Saturday, the final day of the meeting being the highlight of the three days and a chance to see the progress of the youngsters with five of the seven races being restricted to two-year-old runners.

We have individual blogs for all of the major races during the Cambridgeshire meeting (links below), these blogs are packed full of information dedicated to those individual races which include trainer and jockey records in the race and plenty of trends to help you narrow down the fields, you can use those along with the horse racing predictions to find a bet in the race.

Moore - Dettori Factor

Over the last ten years, Ryan Moore and Frankie Dettori have a combined total of twenty-one winners ridden on Friday of the meeting, that is eleven for Ryan and ten for Frankie, backing all of their rides on Friday would have resulted in an LSP of +36.06.

Over the three days remember to head over to the best horse racing tipsters page to see what those tipsters are backing at Newmarket, these are tipsters who have open tips and have shown a profit over the past twelve months.

Cambridgeshire Leading Trainers

  • 2019 - Aidan O'Brien & Saeed bin Suroor (3 Winners & 1 Place)
  • 2020 - Andrew Balding (3 Winners & 5 Places)
  • 2021 - Saeed Bin Suroor (3 winners from just 6 runners)
  • 2022 - Charlie Appleby (5 winners from 14 runners)
  • 2023 - Charlie Appleby (3 winners from 12 runners)

Cambridgeshire Leading Jockeys

  • 2019 - Oisin Murphy (4 Winners & 3 Places)
  • 2020 - Oisin Murphy (4 Winners & 4 Places)
  • 2021 - Andrea Atzeni (4 Winners & 1 Place)
  • 2022 - William Buick (8 Winners & 3 Places)
  • 2023 - William Buick (4 winners & 1 Place)

Cambridgeshire Meeting - Day One

The highlight on the opening day is the Tattersall Stakes, a Group 3 race for two-year-old colts and geldings, a race where runners who ran in the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster are worth a second look and plenty has gone on to win this race after running at Doncaster.

Races - Day 1 (Thursday) Last Winner Info
Cambridgeshire Meeting 1m4f Handicap Divina Grace (IRE)
3yo - 18/1
Rae Guest
Callum Shepherd
Jockey Club Rose Bowl Trawlerman (IRE)
5yo - 1/5
John & Thady Gosden
Frankie Dettori
Tattersall Stakes Alyanaabi (IRE)
2yo - 4/1
Owen Burrows
Jim Crowley

Cambridgeshire Meeting - Day Two

There are three group races on Friday, the Princess Royal Stakes (G3), the Rockfel Stakes (G2) and the Joel Stakes (G2) and is a day to keep an eye on both John Gosden (x14) and William Haggas (x8), the pair has combined for a total of twenty-two winners on the Friday since 2012 from just fifty-four races, backing all of their runners on this day would have produced an LSP of +93.01.

Races - Day 2 (Friday) Last Winner Info
Godolphin Stakes Tregony (GB)
5yo - 10/1
Clive Cox
Saffie Osborne
Joel Stakes Mutasaabeq (GB)
5yo - 11/4
Charles Hills
Jim Crowley
Princess Royal Stakes Time Lock (GB)
4yo - 9/2
Harry & Roger Charlton
Ryan Moore
Rockfel Stakes Carlas Way (IRE)
2yo - 7/2
Simon & Ed Crisford
James Doyle
Rosemary Stakes Coppice (GB)
3yo - 11/2
John & Thady Gosden
Frankie Dettori

Cambridgeshire Meeting - Day Three

The final day of the meeting is the day that everyone looks forward to as it features the race of the meeting, the Cambridgeshire Handicap, a race which spans two counties, it starts in Cambridgeshire and ends in Suffolk! It's a day when you can see which two-year-olds have progressed over the season and which ones go into the tracker for their three-year-old season as we have the Royal Lodge Stakes (G2), Cheveley Park Stakes (G1) and the Middle Park Stakes (G1), three group races which are all restricted to two-year-old runners. Aidan O'Brien is a man to keep an eye on for the final day, not only does he lead the number of winners (10) but shows a 22% strike rate and an LSP of +50.93 to go along with that since 2016.

Races - Day 3 (Saturday) Last Winner Info
Cambridgeshire Handicap Astro King (IRE)
6yo - 20/1
Daniel & Claire Kubler
Richard Kingscote
Cambridgeshire Meeting 7f Handicap Catch The Paddy (IRE)
3yo - 16/1
Kevin Ryan
Ronan Whelan
Cheveley Park Stakes Porta Fortuna (IRE)
2yo - 9/2
Donnacha Aidan O'Brien
Oisin Murphy
Jersey Lily Fillies Nursery Wild Goddess (GB)
2yo - 11/2
Charlie Appleby
William Buick
Middle Park Stakes Vandeek (GB)
2yo - 5/4
Simon & Ed Crisford
James Doyle
Royal Lodge Stakes Ghostwriter (IRE)
2yo - 100/30
Clive Cox
Richard Kingscote

Cambridgeshire Meeting - Top Trainers

There are seven group races at the Cambridgeshire meeting each year and in terms of winners, Aidan O'Brien leads the way by landing twelve of those races over the last ten years, which is double that anyone else has achieved with John Gosden hitting six winners.

When it comes to handicap races, it is Charlie Appleby who leads the way with an impressive 37.5% strike rate with nine winners from twenty-four runners and that is three winners clear of both Andrew Balding and John Gosden.

Here are the trainers in order of the number of winners at the Cambridgeshire meeting over the past ten years.

Trainer R-W-P LSP
Gosden, J H M 112-26-44 +27.83
Appleby, Charlie 77-17-29 -11.35
Balding, A M 93-15-32 -14.51
O'Brien, A P 68-14-33 +44.84
Johnston, M 79-12-27 +13.09
Varian, Roger 101-11-31 -35.34
Suroor, Saeed Bin 53-11-21 +35.88
Haggas, W J 86-9-26 +2.75
Beckett, R M 56-7-17 -22.50
Hannon (Jnr), Richard 96-6-29 -52.50

Most Profitable Trainers at the Cambridgeshire Meeting at Exchange SP (Win)

  • Meade, Freddie and Martyn (2 Winners +117.96)
  • O'Brien, A P (14 Winners +74.41)
  • Suroor, Saeed Bin (11 Winners +41.33)
  • Gosden, J H M (26 Winners +39.03)
  • Channon, M R (2 Winners +39.01)

Most Profitable Trainers at the Cambridgeshire Meeting at Exchange SP (Place)

  • O'Brien, A P (33 Placings +38.52)
  • Fahey, R A (11 Placings +35.66)
  • Crisford, Simon (15 Placings +28.34)
  • Eyre, J L (2 Placings +24.37)
  • Fanshawe, J R (7 Placings +19.72)

Cambridgeshire Meeting - Top Jockeys

It may surprise a few that Ryan Moore is up there for handicap wins at the meeting with a total of six winners (from fifty) but it is William Buick who leads the way when it comes to handicaps at the meeting with a total of twelve winners (from fifty-eight) with Oisin Murphy (7 from 42) splitting the pair.

When it comes to wins in Group races, Moore tops the list with nine winners (from sixty rides) but does show a loss of -12.72, behind him with seven wins is Oisin Murphy (from thirty-two) and then both Dettori (from twenty-eight) and William Buick (from thirty-six) with six wins apiece.

Here are the jockeys in order of the number of winners at the Cambridgeshire meeting over the past ten years.

Jockey R-W-P LSP
Buick, William 141-25-57 -29.58
Moore, Ryan 162-23-66 -30.48
Murphy, Oisin 111-19-39 -24.50
Dettori, L 74-18-33 +41.63
Atzeni, Andrea 96-13-28 -27.13
Doyle, James 91-13-40 -30.29
Crowley, Jim 83-11-28 -20.16
Egan, David 49-4-8 -19.09
Bentley, Harry 45-4-11 -20.25
Sousa, Silvestre De 42-4-10 -15.00

Most Profitable Jockeys at the Cambridgeshire Meeting at Exchange SP (Win)

  • Dettori, L (18 Winners +65.84)
  • Heffernan, J A (2 Winners +48.63)
  • Shepherd, Callum (2 Winners +38.50)
  • Harley, M (2 Winners +24.94)
  • Fanning, Joe (2 Winners +22.01)

Most Profitable Jockeys at the Cambridgeshire Meeting at Exchange SP (Place)

  • McHugh, B (2 Placings +64.43)
  • Doyle, James (40 Placings +31.19)
  • Harley, M (5 Placings +22.94)
  • Lordan, W M (3 Placings +19.69)
  • Probert, David (11 Placings +18.00)

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