Newmarket Cambridgeshire Meeting 2014 Preview

Newmarket Cambridgeshire Meeting 2014

September 2014 has been fairly busy for the big horseracing meets. The Betfred Sprint Cup took place at Haydock in the first week of September and the Ladbrokes St.Leger meeting took place only a week later. The Betfred Sprint Cup was won by ‘G-Force’, beating the previous winner Gordon Lord Byron by just shy of a length. The outcome cemented David O’Meara’s reputation as one of the rising stars in the world of horse training and capped a so far successful season for jockey Danny Tudhope.

Trainers and Jockeys in Form

Andrea Atzeni has been in top form throughout the year and he led pre-race favourite Kingston Hill to victory in the Ladbrokes St.Leger race. The Ayr Gold Cup took place on the 20th and delivered another big win for trainer David O’Meara when jockey James Doyle guided Louis the Pious over the finish line at a nicely priced 10/1 with 2nd place Minalisa finishing nearly three lengths behind.

The Newmarket Cambridgeshire meeting is already underway and from Thursday’s races there has already been a couple of favourites that have failed to live up to race expectations. Oasis Fantasy was priced at 3/1 going into the 15:10 race but he fell away in the final furlongs and Der Meister, ridden by David Probert, snatched first place at a nicely priced 12/1 despite Knife Point leading most of the way and settling for second place.

Saturday will see the Betfred Cambridgeshire race take place with 35 runners in the mix at a distance of 1 mile and 1 furlong. Jamie Spencer is quietly confident of his chances on each-way shout ‘Forgotten Hero’.

“He’s grown up as time has gone on, he was a little bit of a worrier as a younger horse, but he’s got better and he was brilliant at Ascot the day he won, so hopefully he’s on a good going day again.”

Custom Cut to Beat Captain Cat?

Friday will also offer some interesting races. The Fillies listed race takes place at 13:40 and the two previous winners have both been three year olds. Provenance, whilst a slight outsider has a good chance of claiming a win here. The Group Two meeting Shadwell Joel Stakes will also be taking place on Friday. There is tight competition among the favourites who all have their own respective qualities but a couple of outsiders may also stand a good chance. Captain Cat is currently the shortest priced at 9/2 after three wins out of five starts this term.

Tullius is currently the most in form horse on offer and at a nicely priced at 5/1, and although his 100 day break away from racing may worry some, there is nothing to suggest that this horse can’t compete for that top spot. At better odds you also have Custom Cut at 10/1 who has been in fantastic form this year and is trained by David O’Meara who has had a great year so far. There are some other outsiders also in the mix such as Producer (16/1) and Anjaal (20/1) but Producer was comfortably beaten early this year by Captain Cat. It will be a competitive race but I feel like Custom Cut could offer a serious challenge against the favourite Captain Cat.


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