Cambridgeshire meeting day three tips – Through the card best bets on Saturday
Cambridgeshire Meeting day three tips through the card
We enter the third and final day of the Newmarket Cambridgeshire Meeting on Saturday with another top-quality racecard which features two Group One contests as well as the competitive Cambridgeshire Handicap. We’ve looked over the card and picked out our race-by-race Cambridgeshire Meeting day three tips and best bets through the card.
Another top class fixture heads to post at Newmarket on Saturday with the third day of racing for the 2021 Cambridgeshire Meeting and an eight-race card awaits punters where there is Group One action on the agenda with the Cheveley Park Stakes and Middle Park Stakes both taking place along with the Group Two Royal Lodge Stakes as well as the competitive Cambridgeshire Handicap.
The quality line-up will dominate ITV Racing’s Saturday broadcast which will also have racing from Haydock and our tipping team has looked through the day’s classy racecard to pick out their Cambridgeshire Meeting day three tips through the card and best bets for Saturday’s feature fixture.
CAMBRIDGESHIRE MEETING DAY THREE TIPS – THROUGH THE CARD BEST BETS ON SATURDAY
1:15 Newmarket – Blandford Bloodstock Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (GBB Race) (Div I) Cl3 (2yo) 7f
OHEKA finished a head behind reopposing Stellar Queen on debut last month on the July Course here, but William Haggas’ charge looked in need of that experience and may improve past Clive Cox’s rival in this rematch.
The Kodiac filly looked the part in that contest but showed obvious inexperience from an early stage against more experienced rivals but he caught the eye finishing off well once the penny had dropped.
He’s entitled to improve significantly on the back of that first run and every chance he can come out on top .
1:50 Newmarket – Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) Cl1 (2yo) 1m
ROYAL PATRONAGE has improved with every start and the Wootton Bassett colt has won his last two starts, taking the step up to Pattern company in his stride when successful in the Acomb Stakes at York latest.
Mark Johnston’s charge had also won at Epsom the time before, beating Firth Of Clyde who has filled the same position twice more; but his latest win saw him win readily by just over two lengths and the fourth has since won at Listed level.
He’s likely capable of better still as he goes up further in trip and while this is a step up in class he ought to make his presence felt for all he likely needs a shade more.
2:25 Newmarket – Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes (Group 1) (Fillies) Cl1 (2yo) 6f
This looks a cracker with unbeaten Irish raider Sacred Bridge squaring off against the likes of Zain Claudette and SANDRINE, and Andrew Balding’s charge is taken to reverse recent form with the latter named having finished runner-up behind that one at York in the recent Lowther Stakes.
The Bobby’s Kitten filly possibly wasn’t seen to best effect having been slowly away and forced to race further back than ideal, arguably giving the winner first run; she was beatren only one length though and her earlier form where she won three on the trot including the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot and Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes on the July Course here puts her firmly in the mix.
She remains with plenty of scope despite meeting with defeat last time out and no surprise to see her firmly in the mix.
3:00 Newmarket – Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes (Group 1) (Colts) Cl1 (2yo) 6f
PERFECT POWER atoned for a luckless run at Goodwood in July when only fifth in the Richmond Stakes to bounce back to winning form in the Prix Morny and Richard Fahey’s charge can strike again here.
The Ardad colt had struck wins in a Hamilton maiden and at Ascot in the Norfolk Stakes where he beat Go Bears Go – a Group Two winner since – before enduring a torrid passage through the race at Goodwood, constantly meeting with trouble and never seen to best effect in finishing fifth.
That represents some strong form as he was only a neck behind a subsequent Group One winner and beat a Group Two winner also before comprehensively reversing form with Asymmetric and others when scoring in France latest.
Open to plenty of further improvement he should make his presence felt again in this contest and he can register another victory with Christophe Soumillon coming from France for the ride.
3:40 Newmarket – bet365 Cambridgeshire Handicap (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+) 1m1f
ANYTHINGTODAY could be worth chancing to better last season’s seventh in this race and George Boughey’s charge can give a good account of himself.
The Zoffany gelding had run a series of good races in defeat form previous handler Roger Fell, including that ruin in this race last year but since joining this yard he is 2-2 and latterly ran out a comfortable winner over Glentaneous at Lingfield.
The handicapper has pushed him up 4lbs for that success as he returns to turf, but he was a winner off this mark in 2019 and so remains fairly treated on the best of his career efforts. He’s only 2lbs above last year’s mark where he was beaten seven lengths and he can get competitive this time around in a race which should be run to suit.
4:15 Newmarket – Blandford Bloodstock Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (GBB Race) (Div II) Cl3 (2yo) 7f
Only three of these have any previous experience and the bar hasn’t been set particularly high for one of the newcomers to make a winning debut and it might be worth chancing AL HUSN who represents Roger Varian and is the choice of Jim Crowley from the Hamdan Al Maktoum runners.
The Dubawi filly is related to some useful sorts and her dam, Hadaatha, was a Listed winner and finished third in a Group One and out of Sea The Stars so she makes some appeal on breeding and her stable has had some success with it’s juvenile newcomers.
Support in the betting could be significant and she could be one to keep an eye on on her debut where she could hit the ground running.
4:50 Newmarket – British Stallion Studs EBF “Jersey Lily” Fillies’ Nursery Handicap Cl2 (2yo) 7f
MISTRIX has shaped well on all three starts to date, twice finishing runner-up in outings at Doncaster and Salisbury before getting off the mark at York latest when running out a half-length winner over Flash The Dash.
George Scott’s charge was value for more on that occasion having travelled well into the race before finding plenty when challenged late on to assert and the front two had pulled clear of the third horse home.
The Vadamos filly likely has more to come and should appreciate the stiff finish here on her handicap debut where she could be fairly treated on her first start in a handicap so every chance she can raise her game again and make her presence felt here.
5:24 Newmarket – Sue Human Celebration Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 7f
JUMBY is already a course and distance winner this term and the New Bay colt was last seen adding to her tally when going in at Salisbury last month; Eve Johnson Houghton’s charge can strike again here upped just 2lbs.
Having won here in May he probably found heavy ground too much when tried in the Group One Commonwealth Cup although that company was certainly a couple of notches above what he had faced previously.
He bounced back from that performance with a good third to Great Ambassador over this course and distance, running better than the bare result having missed the break and that represents some solid form with the winner since scoring in Listed company and finishing runner-up in last week’s Ayr Gold Cup.
There could be more to come from him back over this longer trip and likely still well handicapped he can go in again.