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Cambridgeshire Handicap - 27th September, 2014

Educate was a fine winner of the Cambridgeshire Handicap 12 months ago and the five-year-old will attempt to bag back-to-back Newmarket crowns on Saturday afternoon when carrying top weight in what is a wide open renewal of one of the toughest betting heats on the Flat calendar.

A bumper field of 35 runners will head to the 1m 1f start and John Gosden's Cornrow has worked his way up the ratings this season and still looks attractively handicapped and could well have the ability to improve again and is a prominent figure in the betting.

Luca Cumani's Velox was a fine winner of Sandown Park's Coral Challenge a few starts ago, and whilst he has struggled to build on that effort since has to be considered to make it into the frame here, whilst William Haggas's Queensbury Rules returned to winning ways at York last time out and has to be on the shortlist if replicating that Knavesmire effort.

Niceofyoutotellme was down the field in a competitive event at Goodwood last time out and will need to perform better here if he is to play a part, whilst John Ryan's Tenor will go in search of a hat-trick of wins and is entitled to continue on an upward curve in this contest.

Of the others, Marcus Tregoning's Bronze Angel won this race in 2012 and excels in large field and has to be taken with respect, whilst the likes of Extremity, Homage and Bartack are another classy trio of runners who line up in this exciting race.

Latest Betting for 2014 Cambridgeshire Handicap

6/1 Cornrow

10/1 Velox

14/1 Queensbury Rules

16/1 Educate

16/1 Extremity

16/1 Niceofyoutotellme

16/1 Bronze Angel

20/1 Gabrial's Kaka

20/1 Forgotten Hero

20/1 Homage

20/1 Tenor

25/1 Balty Boys

25/1 Maverick Wave

25/1 Fort Bastion

33/1 BAR

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Cambridgeshire Handicap History

The Cambridgeshire Handicap is a race run at Newmarket over one mile, one furlong for horses aged three years or older.

One of the highlights of the flat season, the Cambridgeshire is one of the most fiercely contested handicaps on the flat racing calendar as fields in excess of 30 runners battle it out for the prize worth over £150,000.

Established in 1839, it is one of Britain's longest running races and was inaugurated alongside the Cesarewitch, which is another handicap run at Newmarket, to make up the 'Autumn Double'

Making up part of HQ's Cambridgeshire meeting, the Cambridgeshire Handicap is usually a wide open betting heat with bookmakers offering generous prices, due to the vast number of runners.

Rambo's Hall was the last horse to win two Cambridgeshire Handicaps in 1989 and 1992, which shows how open event it has been of late and big price winners are regularly seen winning the nine furlong contest.

Arguably the classiest horse to win the race in recent memory was the John Gosden-trained Halling, who won the race in 1994 before going on to win the Group One Eclipse Stakes and Juddmonte International Stakes in 1995 and 1996.

Since 1995, only three favourites have been victorious in the contest with Sir Mark Prescott's Pasternak the shortest price winner in recent times at 4/1.� I Cried For You was a 33/1 winner of the 2001 renewal for trainer James Gvien, but the biggest shock came in 2004 when the David Elsworth-trained Spanish Don was victorious at staggering odds of 100/1.

Recent Winners of Cambridgeshire Handicap

  • 2000 - Katy Nowaitee
  • 2001 - I Cried For You
  • 2002 - Beauchamp Pilot
  • 2003 - Chivalry
  • 2004 - Spanish Don
  • 2005 - Blue Monday
  • 2006 - Formal Decree
  • 2007 - Pipedreamer
  • 2008 - Tazeez
  • 2009 - Supaseus
  • 2010 - Credit Swap
  • 2011 - Prince of Johanne
  • 2012 - Bronze Angel
  • 2013 - Educate