October is fast approaching which means it’s almost time for the annual Cesarewitch Handicap race at Newmarket. The event is open to horses who are three years old or more and is run over a distance of 2 miles and 2 furlongs. Seamie Heffernan rode Low Sun to victory in 2018, but who will write their name into the racing history books this time around?
It’s shaping up to be a competitive race. More than 70 runners will lineup at the starting post. This is a grade three race, so there are plenty of talented horses. Our goal is to provide you with the latest horse racing news and tips in the run-up to the big event.
We’ll kick things off by analyzing some of the favourites. However, because this is such an open field, we’ll also recommend some each-way wagers. If you’re looking for expert advice before the big race, keep on reading.
Mr. Adjudicator - The great Willie Mullins trains Mr. Adjudicator. For that reason alone, he’s worth considering. This horse has won three races already this year. Patrick Mullins picked up the first one at Punchestown in May after beating Contingency by 3/4 of a length. Four weeks later, Bertrand Lestrade rode him to victory in France. However, Mr Adjudicator wasn’t finished yet, he also claimed the spoils at Galway in August. His current form explains why he’s the market favourite.
Buildmeupbuttercup - This 5-year-old, who is also trained by Willie Mullins, has a fantastic chance. His most recent win came in Galway at the end of July under the guidance of Patrick Mullins. What’s more, he performed brilliantly at Ascot the week before but was narrowly beaten by The Grand Visir. Don’t rule Buildmeupbuttercup out.
Barbados - If you’re looking for a runner with bags of potential, look no further than Barbados. The 3-year-old has picked up one win from seven appearances so far. However, he was beaten at the post on several occasions. A P O’Brien will make a few tweaks. Hopefully, he can get him over the line in first place this time around.
Time To Study - Time To Study has won two races on the bounce over the last few months. He romped home at Clairefontaine and beat Forever Yours by 3 lengths. His latest victory came on the 7th of September when he beat Alright Sunshine by a neck at Haydock. Form is one of the most important metrics in horse racing. The stats suggest that this horse will run a fantastic race.
Falcon Eight - We’re expecting this 4-year-old to be involved at the business end of the race. Falcon Eight has picked up 3 wins since he first appeared at Curragh back in July 2018. Frankie Dettori rode him to victory earlier this year at Sandown. However, please be aware that he was comprehensively beaten at York last time out. We think that Dermot Weld will be desperate to set the record straight. For that reason, we’re backing this horse each-way.