Irish Cambridgeshire betting tips: Terzetto looks tasty in hot Curragh handicap

The progressive and unexposed Terzetto tops 2018 Irish Cambridgeshire betting tips given by Horsebetting.com experts for this wide-open 1m handicap contest at The Curragh on Saturday, 1 September. Jessica Harrington trained gelding Charcor rates the main danger,, while Firmament odds appeal each-way in a typically ultra-competitive renewal. Read our 2018 Irish Cambridgeshire betting tips preview to learn more about our recommended punts in this premier handicap.

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Terzetto ticks all the right boxes in Irish Cambridgeshire

The unexposed and progressive Terzetto looks to hold leading claims of landing the spoils in the big betting 1m premier handicap at The Curragh on Saturday, the ultra-competitive Irish Cambridgeshire (16:00). This Mick Halford trained three-year-old has had just four starts, winning twice and making the frame on the to other occasions.

After finishing a promising runner-up on debut to the now 107-rated Could It Be Love at Dundalk. she easily opened her account when scoring by three lengths at the same venue. Terzetto than very well on handicap debut over this course and distance when a keeping on 1 1/4 lengths third to Hence.

She was not given a hard time once it was clear she would not be winning and has since got back to winnings ways, again here over the trip, when beating Surrounding by a neck. The daughter of Iffaaj responded well for pressure to score a shade cosily, while a 4lb rise in the weights looks more than fair.

A revised rating of 97 could still seriously underestimate Terzetto’s ability as she’s bred to be better than it and clearly going the right way. Her handler also loves nothing more to lay one out for a big pot like this and Terzetto looks to have the perfect profile for the race.

So, with proven course form a big plus, and the prospect of further improvement assured, Terzetto had to be the main selection in our 2018 Irish Cambridgeshire betting tips. Given the wide open nature of this contest we would suggest backing her each-way.

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Charcor a leading contender for Jessie

Trainer Jessica Harrington is enjoying a terrific season and boasts a healthy strike rate of nearly 20 per cent with her runners at the venue in the past 12 months. She saddles Charcor who – like Terzetto – is lightly-raced and looks on a potentially handy mark.

The four-year-old came good at the second time of asking when keeping on strongly to beat Mazzuri, who has won since, in a seven-runner affair at Gowran Park. Charcor then ran very well in a rated race last time out at Killarney when second of eight to Monkeylou when arguably an unlucky loser.

After losing vital ground when being slowly away, the son of Choisir quickly found himself playing catch-up with a mountain to climb. It was to his credit that he responded generously to his riders urgings and finished to great effect to be beaten just half-a-length.

Charcor was gaining hand over first at the finish and, given how the race panned out, it was an excellent effort off an official rating of 93. He’s now able to race in handicap company for the first time off the same rating, so that makes him look a leading contender at the weights.

There is undoubtedly better to come from Charcor, so he had to feature in our 2018 Irish Cambridgeshire betting tips for and is another well worthy considering backing each-way. Some bookies will be paying enhanced places and terms on this contest, so be on the lookout for that.

Frustrating Firmament has an each-way shout

In a race in which a case can be made for most of the 22 runners, Firmament is another  with each-way claims. This David O’Meara trained six-year-old been a costly horse to follow, because he often finds trouble in-running and backing him therefore comes with a health warning, but he is undoubtedly weighted to go in again any time soon.

His last success came at York in 2016 where he beat Mustashry by half-a-length off off a mark of 96. Firmament went on to post some solid efforts in defeat last season, finishing third in a Listed contest at Ascot off an official rating of 109 and a fine five-length eighth of 20 to Lord Glitters in the Balmoral Handicap off the same mark at the Berkshire venue.

Firmament is now able to race off a reduced rating off 99 and comes into the race on the back of some decent runs, finishing a close-up sixth to Burnt Sugar in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket and a 3 1/2 lengths 12 of 27 to the same rival in the Gigaset International at Ascot.

He also ran well when a 3 1/2 lengths seventh of 17 to Seniority in the Golden Mile at Goodwood, where he was again luckless in-running, and a close-up third at York last time out – once again denied a clear run at a vital stage. So, if the cards do finally drop right, Firmament has leading claims of at least making the frame and is thus another each-way punt in our 2018 Irish Cambridgeshire betting tips.

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