Newmarket Rowley Mile course guide and key stats for the Cambridgeshire meeting

Timeform’s in-depth guide to Newmarket’s Rowley Mile, featuring all the key facts and figures for the 2022 Cambridgeshire meeting.


Timeform’s Newmarket (Rowley Mile) Course Guide

The Cesarewitch course is two and a half miles long, with a single right turn halfway through, creating a ten furlong straight course, the longest in the country.

A wide, galloping track with an uphill finish ideal for big horses with long strides, except for the descent into the Dip where these types can get out of balance.

The ability to see the journey well is essential and those who commit too early to return home may be caught up in the climb to the line.


Main active jockeys in Newmarket (Rowley Mile)

Sorted by strike rate over the past five years (minimum 20 rides)

  • William Buick 26.67% (92-345)
  • Frankie Dettori 18.75% (39-208)
  • Wayne Lordan 18.18% (4-22)
  • Richard Kingscote 17.02% (16-94)
  • Pat Cosgrave 15.07% (11-73)

Other points to consider

  • William Buick is the most prolific jockey at Newmarket over the past five years with 92 winners, posting a profit of £34.63. Buick has had the bulk of that success by partnering with Charlie Appleby, for whom it has partnered 66 winners of 193 rides (34.20% strike rate) at Newmarket over the past five years. Mischief Magic is part of a strong team for Buick and Appleby at this year’s Cambridgeshire Meeting when it lines up in Saturday’s Middle Park Stakes.
  • Five racers have made a higher level profit at Newmarket in the last five years than Buick, namely Gerald Mosse (£55.00), Hector Crouch (£41.83), Sean Levey (£41.00), Neil Callan (£40.00) and Wayne Lordan (£35.00).

Main active coaches in Newmarket (Rowley Mile)

Sorted by strike rate over the past five years (minimum 20 riders)

  • Charlie Appleby 30.34% (88-290)
  • Michael Dods 22.73% (5-22)
  • Harry and Roger Charlton 21.31% (13-61)
  • Willie Mullins 19.05% (4-21)
  • John and Thady Gosden 18.80% (66-351)

Other points to consider

  • Charlie Appleby is Newmarket’s most prolific manager over the past five years with 88 winners, posting a profit of £46.24. Appleby has a particularly strong record at Newmarket with rookies, with 20 winners out of 66 runners (30.30% strike rate) over the past five years. Regal Honour, who cost 625,000 guineas as a yearling, is bred in the purple (by Dubawi and a half-brother to Coronation Stakes winner Rizeena) and will be one to watch when he makes his maiden debut on the chart of Friday.
  • John & Thady Gosden (66 winners) and Roger Varian (42) have also had great success at Newmarket over the past five years. Varian could hardly be in better shape heading into the Cambridgeshire Meeting after beating 13 winners over the past 14 days. His top runners in this game include Zanbaq in Friday’s Rosemary Stakes and Kitsune Power in Saturday’s Cambridgeshire Handicap.

Trending Cheveley Park Stakes

Since 2000 unless otherwise stated

  • Jockey – Frankie Dettori (2000 and 2003) and Ryan Moore (2017 and 2021) are the only active jockeys to have won Cheveley Park more than once. Dettori is suspended for this year’s renewal, but Moore will have the plum ride on favorite Meditate.
  • Coach – Aidan O’Brien (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2021) will be looking for his fifth victory in Cheveley Park when Meditate lines up in this year’s renewal. Richard Hannon (2014), who rides Trillium, is the only other trainer with a possible rider on Saturday to have already won the race.

Click here to read our horse-by-horse guide to the Cheveley Park Stakes


Middle Park Stakes Trends

Since 2000 unless otherwise stated

  • Jockey – Frankie Dettori (1996, 1998, 2006 and 2015), Neil Callan (2005 and 2013), William Buick (2010 and 2014) and Seamie Heffernan (2011 and 2017) have all won Middle Park more than once. Buick will have the opportunity to add to its tally when it partners with Mischief Magic as part of this year’s renewal.
  • Coach – Aidan O’Brien (2000, 2001, 2004, 2011, 2017 and 2018) will seek his seventh win in Middle Park when Blackbeard and The Antarctic line up in this year’s renewal. Charlie Appleby (2014), who rides Mischief Magic, is the only other trainer with a possible racer on Saturday to have already won the race.

Disability trends in Cambridgeshire

Since 2000 unless otherwise stated

  • Jockey – Frankie Dettori (1994, 2018 and 2019) and Jamie Spencer (2006 and 2021) are the only active jockeys to have won Cambridgeshire more than once. Jim Crowley (2010) will look for his second victory in the race when he partners with ante-post favorite Mujtaba.
  • Coach – John Gosden (1994, 2007, 2008, 2018 and 2019) will seek a record sixth win in Cambridgeshire when Magical Morning lines up in this year’s renewal. Marcus Tregoning (2012 and 2014), Brian Meehan (2016), Paul & Oliver Cole (2020) and Saeed bin Suroor (2021) are the only other coaches with a possible runner on Saturday to have already won the race.

Click here to find out what’s on our Cambridgeshire shortlist


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