Cambridgeshire Handicap Preview: Tips, Betting Offers and Odds, 3.40 at Newmarket, 28 September 2019
This heritage handicap was first run at Newmarket back in 1839 over a trip of 1m1f. One of the most historic events of the racing year, the contest now offers £160,000 in total prize money. Something of a cavalry charge, the Cambridgeshire is always a great betting event and this year looks no different.
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Previous Cambridgeshire Winners
- 2018 – Wissahickon – jockey Frankie Dettori, trainer John Gosden
- 2017 – Dolphin Vista – jockey George Wood, trainer Martyn Meade
- 2016 – Spark Plug – jockey Jimmy Fortune, trainer Brian Meehan
- 2015 – Third Time Lucky – jockey Adam Beschizza, trainer Richard Fahey
- 2014 – Bronze Angel – jockey Louis Steward, trainer Marcus Tregoning
- 2013 – Educate – jockey Johnny Murtagh, trainer Ismail Mohammed
- 2012 – Bronze Angel – jockey William Buick, trainer Marcus Tregoning
- 2011 – Prince of Johanne – jockey John Fahy, trainer Tom Tate
- 2010 – Credit Swap – jockey Jim Crowley, trainer Michael Wigham
- 2009 – Supaseus – jockey Travis Block, trainer Hughie Morrison
- 2008 – Tazeez – jockey Richard Hills, trainer John Gosden
- 2007 – Pipedreamer – jockey Jimmy Fortune, trainer John Gosden
- 2006 – Formal Decree – jockey Jamie Spencer, trainer Alan Swinbank
Cambridgeshire Handicap History, Top Jockeys and Best Trainers
1839 proved to be a vintage year for the founding of enduring handicap contests, as not just this event but also the Cesarewitch Handicap made their debut. Historically known as the Autumn Double, the task of winning both races is in fact rarely attempted by the same horse, due to the widely differing demands of the two contests. There were, however, three runners who pulled off the double in the first 50 years of the events, namely Rosebery, Foxhall and Plaisanterie.
This may “only” be a handicap contest, but it has nevertheless been won by some extremely talented performers over the years. Undoubtedly the classiest of these was the 1892 heroine, La Fleche, who also won that season’s 1000 Guineas, Oaks and St Leger. In more recent times, Godolphin’s, Halling took this prize in 1994 before going on to do the Eclipse and International double in both 1995 and 1996.
Top Horses, Jockeys and Trainers
As of 2015 a total of seven horses had recorded two wins in the Cambridgeshire, with Hackler’s Pride being the first to achieve the feat in 1903 and 1904.
Well over a century separates the two trainers who share the best record here. William Day recorded a quartet of successes between the years of 1855 and 1881, with Jeremy Glover repeating the trick between 1987 and 1996. John Gosden joined the pair on four wins when saddling the 2018 winner.
We have a two way tie on four wins in the jockeys ranks. Here the two men who lead the way are Nat Flatman and George Fordham. They both posted their winning performances way back in the 19th century.