Talented Velox to speed away from his rivals in the Betfred Cambridgeshire and win the prize for Luca Cumani

The impressive Sandown winner Velox looks certain to provide trainer Luca Cumani with anothe excellent chance of landing the valuable Cambridgeshire. Partnered by the up and coming Cam Hardie, the pair will hope to build on his Doncaster run when they face their rivals today. Clearly unsuited by the course in the Betfred Mile at Glorious Goodwood, the four year old should relish the conditions this afternoon. In the way of victory will be the 2012 winner Bronze Angel who appears to be coming back to form for connections. Punters would also be foolish to write off the Gosden pair; Cornrow who has been aimed at the race and Maverick Wave.

The speedster Tiggy Wiggy will hope to take the Group One Cheveley Park before going on to the L’Abbaye on Arc Day. Her main danger will be the French trained High Celebrity.

CROCKFORD’S DEAD CERT – TIGGY WIGGY (NEWMARKET 3.10)

This speed machine has done nothing but impress throughout the season so far. Holding high grade entries including today the stable expect more to come from this classy filly.

CROCKFORD’S WHISPER – VELOX E/W (CAMBRIDGESHIRE – NEWMARKET 3.50)

Coming back to form last time after disappointing at Glorious Goodwood, the whisper is that her trainer has got him right for a bold show today. With the useful Cam Hardie taking weight off expect Velox to go close.

ARCHER’S SELECTION – ROSALIE BONHEUR (NEWMARKET 2.00)

Archer would have demanded the ride on this unbeaten type. Fancied by many for another win, the shrewd horseman would have  been up on this main chance.

Crockford’s Betfred Cambridgeshire Day Gambles:

Newmarket – Misterioso (2.35), Bronze Angel e/w (Cambridgeshire 3.50) and Pastoral Player e/w (5.35)

Haydock – Zero Money e/w (3.35), Goldream e/w (4.15), Patterned e/w (4.45), Sir Walter Scott e/w and Number One London e/w (5.20) and Boom And Bust e/w (5.50)

Chester – Examiner e/w and Master Of Finance e/w (3.05), Fuwairt e/w (4.15), Mehdi (4.50) and Chesil Beach (5.25)

Ripon – Spinatrix and Supplicant e/w (3.55)

Market Rasen – Unanimite (1.45), Solaras Exhibition e/w and Odin e/w (2.15) and Fox Appeal e/w (2.50)


(Featured Photograph – Luca Cumani on Warren Hill by Stuart Rice)

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