Three 25/1+ Outsiders For The Cambridgeshire
Three Outsiders To Back In The Cambridgeshire Handicap
It’s Cambridgeshire Handicap day at Newmarket on Saturday, with the world-famous race often considered one of the toughest to decipher – with 35 runners scorching up the Rowley mile. This year’s renewal looks no different, the betting is currently 15/2 the field, with co-favourites of three! There have been two 40/1 winners and a 50/1 winner of the Cambridgeshire in recent years, and here at Racing Tips, we have delved into the race identifying three selections at odds of 25/1 or greater that we feel are worth considering.
INDEED – (Sylvester Kirk, Ben Curtis) 25/1
INDEED proved a shred purchase by connections when flying up the handicap in 2019, starting the season off a mark of 92 but ending it rated 107.
He had been off the track for well over a year prior to reappearing with a fine sixth in the Clipper Logistics at York, where he finished only a length off Astro King. Indeed is entitled to strip fitter with that run under his belt, and he loves it here on the Rowley mile, having finished second in a Group 3 and third in Listed company on two previous starts.
He comes into this off a mark of 102, which is just two pounds higher than when last victorious, and the booking of Ben Curtis is a positive one.
BEDOUIN’S STORY – (Saeed bin Suroor, Jamie Spencer) 40/1
BEDOUIN’S STORY bombed out in the Buckingham Palace at Royal Ascot on seasonal reappearance, but he has been in fine form since then, finishing fifth in competitive handicaps at Sandown and Goodwood.
Saeed bin Suroor’s charge was a beaten favourite at Chelmsford last time out, but the drop back to seven furlongs went against him that day and he looks certain to appreciate getting back up to a more suitable distance this afternoon.
Jamie Spencer is aboard this six-year-old for the very first time today and looks absolutely tailormade for his preferred extreme hold-up tactics. The top jockey also has a 25% strike rate (+15.68 to £1 stake) when riding for this yard.
NAVAL COMMANDER – (Robyn Brisland, Darragh Keenan) 80/1
NAVAL COMMANDER is anyone’s price at the minute, but that looks a little disrespectful considering that he has some smart form to his name and remains relatively unexposed.
A winner on seasonal reappearance at Newbury in June, Naval Commander has run well in defeat in all three starts since that success, finishing a close-up third at Epsom last time out.
That effort can be upgraded as Naval Commander didn’t appear to handle the track and was denied a clear run when beginning to make his challenge. This more conventional course should suit better, and it seems interesting that connections reach for first-time cheekpieces here.
The yard is currently in decent form, with their form figures in the last week reading 232 (third 33/1 outsider Streak Jazz) and a high draw has proven advantageous in recent renewals of this race.