UK Horse Racing Update: Why is Tempus favourite for Cambridgeshire handicap?
UK Horse Racing is coming to the climax of an intriguing flat season. With the COVID situation we have seen so many top races in a short space of time. The ‘classic’ races have seen some great horses come to the fore including Kameko, Serpentine, and Love.
Pinatubo was a strong favourite for the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, but Andrew Blading’s Kameko caused an upset to win the first ‘classic’ of the season. Kameko powered to the lead inside the final furlong and won well and then became one of the favourites for the English Derby.
Kameko runs out of his shell!— Newmarket Racecourse (@NewmarketRace) June 6, 2020
An incredible victory in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas Stakes driven home by Champion Jockey @oismurphy for Andrew Balding who believes he is ‘The best we’ve had at Kingsclere for many a year’. pic.twitter.com/u5PQ1hfklY
Reviewing the English Derby and it was one of the strangest races as Aiden O’Brien’s Serpentine, who had won a week before the race, adopted a strategy of trying to lead from the front and stretch the other horses out and that is exactly what happened. Serpentine was not going to be caught and all the other horses in the race were nowhere in sight as the Irish raider caused a huge upset.
The horse who has taken this year’s flat racing by storm is another of Aiden O’Brien’s called Love. Love won the 1000 Guineas well and then followed this up with a very impressive performance in the English Oaks as she stretched here lead towards the end. Love is now favourite for the Prix d’larc de Triomphe at Longchamp in France which would end an outstanding season for the horse and also jockey Ryan Moore.
on horses and it is his outstanding relationship as number 1 jockey for Aiden O’Brien that enables him to ride on the best horses, but he never disappoints as get the job done more often than not.
Upcoming Top Races
Over the next few weeks, there are some competitive handicaps in the UK and the first one is the Ayr Gold Cup. This race is wide open with joint-favorites with the latest odds at 14/1 of Chil Chil and Nahaarr on the best sportsbooks. Only horses to note who is likely to run well include Stone Of Destiny at 16/1 who is on a rich vein of form and is a worthwhile each-way bet in the race.
One other horse to mention is Mr Lupton whose latest odds to win in the race is 18/1. Mr Lupton has won a few big handicaps and knows how to get the job done and navigate through a field of horses to put a nose in front at the finishing line.
Kimifive from Ireland is another interesting horse who is likely to run well. The horse has had a few narrow defeats but has had a few places in handicaps this year and will not be far away. The current latest odds are 20/1 on Kimifive landing this handicap.
In two weeks’ time, attention turns to Newmarket as the Cambridgeshire handicap will take centre stage. This race is notoriously very competitive and this year it’s no different. Favourite for the race is Tempus who has performed really well so far this season.
Tempus is trained by Roger Charlton and has won on both starts so far this season. Both wins were in a field of eight and the upcoming Cambridgeshire will feature a lot more horses. Tempus won well at Newbury in August and then followed up with a win at Ascot last week. Next up will be the Newmarket cavalry charge and it wouldn’t be surprising if Tempus made it a hat-trick of wins
Other horse to note include Montatham whose latest odds are 12/1. Top Rank is also priced at 12/1 and the horse has credentials to make a strong account in the race. One horse who may go under the radar is Sir Busker. This horse has performed really well this year and this type of race will definitely suit. The latest odds are 14/1 to win the Cambridgeshire and this would be our pick to land the race and add to the current successes this season.