Cesarewitch Trends

Silvestre de Sousa

Cesarewitch Trends

The Cesarewitch is one of British horse racing's most famous handicaps. Held every October at Newmarket the race over 2m2f finishes on the "Rowley Mile".

The race was first run way back in 1839 and currently holds a total prize money of £250,000 with over £150,000 for first place. The attractive money ensures some top quality horses are attracted to the race, but the race has proven quite a lottery in terms of predicting the winner in recent years.

A quick look at the races roll of honour shows that three of the past six winners have been priced at 50/1 or bigger. Only three favourites have won the race in the fifteen years.

Due to the distance of the race National Hunt and track trainers are attracted to Newmarket. They have won the race with regularity, seven times in the last sixteen years to be premise. 

Three years old's are best avoided, only one horse has won the race in the last sixteen years. It's also worth noting the requirement for your selection to have proven stamina, thirteen of the last sixteen winners had been successful over at least 1m6f prior to winning this race.

Another trend to note is the requirement for race fitness, thirteen of the last sixteen winners had run in the last two months.

Silvestre De Sousa is undoubtedly the jockey to focus on in recent years. He was won three of the last five renewals, on each occasion for a decent trainer.

The final stat we would like to highlight is that only one horse has won the race carrying over 9 stone.

Good luck with your bets, there are plenty of trends to focus on.