Calling The Wind to blow away rivals in The Cesarewitch at Newmarket

The Cesarewitch is one of the biggest betting races of the Flat season and our Planet Sport tipster is staying away from the favourite in the big race at Newmarket.

The two mile and two furlong Cesarewitch Handicap at Newmarket (Saturday 3.35) is not only a monster slog for both horse and jockey it is also one of the biggest betting races of the Flat season.

The race for three-year-olds and above, has a over £120,000 available in prize money and trainer Willie Mullins is looking for his fourth win on the bounce.

As well as its neck and neck offer, Planet Sport Bet is also paying six places at 1/5 odds in The Cesarewitch.

The Cesarewitch tip: Calling The Wind

Wiliie Mullins knows what it takes to land this marathon 2m2f handicap having sent out the last three winners, and that helps explain the ante post plunge on his M C Muldoon, who is now clear favourite.

But he's no value now at around the 5/1 mark and besides gambles do go astray, with Mullins' Mt Leinster a good case in point - you may remember he was punted off the boards into favouritism before the Ebor only to run a shocker.

If he wins, he wins but our money is down on Calling The Wind, whose credentials look just as good, if not better. He's a good few points longer in the betting too.

Richard Hughes' charge has looked every inch a smart stayer since first tackling trips over 2m plus last autumn, with this season's highlights being his second at Royal Ascot over an extended 2m5f and a subsequent defeat of Withold (the 2019 Cesarewitch winner) at Glorious Goodwood over a furlong less.

He was simply given too much to do when beaten into second over an inadequate 1m4f last time, with his jockey waiting too long to ask him for maximum effort, and while the handicapper nudged him up 3lb for his troubles, he can run off his old mark in this early-closing race.

Seemingly best with some give in the ground - another tick - and with his stable in form - 4-22, 18% in the last fortnight - he looks to have a huge amount going for him.

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