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2020 Cambridgeshire Meeting Schedule - Dates, cards and race previews for Newmarket's three-day Festival

  • We take a look through the schedule for the 2020 Cambridgeshire Meeting
  • This three-day meeting kicks off at Newmarket on Thursday 24th September
  • The Cambridgeshire Handicap will be the big betting race of the meeting
  • Two Group Ones will be on offer in the Middle Park and Cheveley Park Stakes
  • There will also be a number of Group Twos and other pattern races to take in at Newmarket this week
Newmarket September
Cambridgeshire Meeting Newmarket. (Getty)

Newmarket racecourse stages yet another big meeting this week, as the 2020 Cambridgeshire Meeting hits our screens. Although the stands will, once again, remain empty, viewers can look forward to three fantastic days of racing at flat racing HQ.

Let's take a look through the three cards, and pick out a few names for punters to keep their eye on during this year's Cambridgeshire Meeting.

2020 Cambridgeshire Meeting Day One - Thursday 24th September

1:15pm Rossdales EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes 1m
1:50pm newmarketracecourses.co.uk Nursery Handicap 1m
2:25pm British Stallion Studs EBF Premier Fillies' Handicap 6f
3:00pm Tattersalls Stakes (Registered As The Somerville Stakes) (Group 3) 7f
3:35pm Jockey Club Rose Bowl Stakes (Listed Race) 2m
4:10pm Federation Of Bloodstock Agents Handicap 1m4f
4:45pm Discover Newmarket Handicap 1m
5:20pm Newmarket Challenge Whip Handicap 1m2f

The card on day one of the Cambridgeshire Meeting kicks off with a couple of good-quality handicaps. A field of talented two-year-olds will then take part in the Tattersalls Stakes, where Naval Crown and Cobh, will look to prove their worthy of a run in the Dewhurst next month.

Stayers then take center-stage in the Listed Rose Bowl Stakes. Mildenberger could make his first start on turf this season, and could clash with Ghostwatch, Ranch Hand and Withhold.

2020 Cambridgeshire Meeting Day Two - Friday 25th September

1:15pm Derringstown Irish EBF Maiden Stakes 7f
1:50pm Tasleet British EBF Rosemary Stakes (Listed Race) 1m
2:25pm Princess Royal Muhaarar Stakes (Group 3) 1m4f
3:00pm Shadwell Rockfel Stakes (Group 2) 7f
3:35pm Shadwell Joel Stakes (Group 2) 1m
4:10pm Mukhadram Godolphin Stakes (Listed Race) 1m4f
4:45pm Shadwell Farm Handicap 1m1f

The opening ITV Race on Friday will be the Listed Rosemary Stakes, where Cloak Of Spirits and Fooraat head a talented bunch of fillies and mares. 

Alpinista will then carry the tag of favouritism into the Muharaar Stakes. Sir Mark Prescott's Yorkshire Oaks runner-up will face stiff competition from Antonio De Vega, Franconia and Born With Pride.

The first of a Group Two double-header follows, as Happy Romance and Santosha square off against Aidan O'Brien's Monday in the Shadwell Rockfel Stakes.

A thrilling renewal of the Shadwell Joel Stakes follows, where 2000 Guineas winner, Kameko is your ante-post favourite. Andre Balding's Classic winner has several high-quality rivals to contend with, including Benbatl, Top Rank, Zabeel Prince and Tilsit.

Minzaal Gimcrack
Minzaal destroys his rivals in the Gimcrack Stakes. (Getty)

2020 Cambridgeshire Meeting Day Three - Saturday 26th September

1:15pm Blandford Bloodstock Maiden Fillies' Stakes 7f
1:50pm Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (Group 2) 1m
2:25pm Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes (Group 1) 6f
3:00pm Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes (Group 1) 6f
3:35pm bet365 Cambridgeshire Handicap (Heritage Handicap) 1m1f
4:10pm British Stallion Studs EBF 'Jersey Lily' Fillies' Nursery Handicap 7f
4:40pm Home Of Racing Handicap 7f

The third and final card at the Cambridgeshire Meeting kicks off in excellent fashion, as a number of talented juveniles clash in the Royal Lodge Stakes. Gear Up could head the betting, with High Definition and Ontario making the trip over from Ballydoyle to have a cracker at Mark Johnston's unbeaten Acomb Stakes winner.

Juvenile fillies will then have their chance to shine in the first Group One of the meeting, the Cheveley Park Stakes. Dandalla will put her unbeaten record on the line. Karl Burke's Royal Ascot winner has a wave of dangerous Irish entrants to fight against, with Miss Amulet, Aloha Star and More Beautiful featuring prominently in the betting.

The Middle Park Stakes is up next, and it's Minzaal who heads the early betting. Owen Burrow's star has Method, Tactical and Supremacy up against him, as well as Irish raiders Lucky Vega and St Mark's Basilica.

Tempus will then look to bolster his reputation in the Cambridgeshire Handicap. John Smith's Cup winner, Sinjaari joins Roger Charlton's star at the head of the market. Top Rank, Sir Busker, Montatham and Certain Lad could also take up their entries in Saturday's ITV Racing feature.

Cambridgeshire Meeting FAQs

When is the Cambridgeshire Meeting?

The 2020 Cambridgeshire Meeting will start on Thursday 24th September, with the third and final day falling on Saturday 24th September.

Where is the Cambridgeshire Meeting held?

The Cambridgeshire Meeting is staged on the Rowley Mile track at Newmarket racecourse in late September.

What races are run during the Cambridgeshire Meeting?

The Cambridgeshire Handicap is the namesake race of the Cambridgeshire Meeting. There's also two Group Ones for two-year-olds in the Middle Park Stakes and the Cheveley Park Stakes.

Where can I watch the Cambridgeshire Meeting?

The main races on all three days of the Cambridgeshire Meeting will be shown live on ITV Racing. If you want to watch the action via your mobile or tablet, then check out our Cambridgeshire Meeting Live Streaming page.


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