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Swiftly Done has a lot going for him in Cambridgeshire

| 24.09.2012

With some 135 runners still entered into the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket, making an ante-post selection is dangerous, but 33/1 on the chances of Swiftly Done may stand out for punters to warrant the risk.

Assuming that trainer Declan Carroll finds no reason to remove Swiftly Done, he is guaranteed to take part at Newmarket.

Swiftly Done has been allocated a weight of 8st9lb, which puts him 28th in the Cambridgeshire entry list and 32 runners lined up last year when Prince of Johanne was a fairly comfortable winner.

Prince of Johanne had a lot in common with 2010 winner Credit Swap, who were both aged five and raced off a similar weight.

In fact, all of the last eight winners were weighted somewhere between 8st7lb and 9st3lb.

Swiftly Done is positioned within this weight bracket and is also a five-year-old, meaning he is part of the most recent dominant age bracket.

Furthermore, he is not as ground dependent as many of the other entries, having good previous form on both firm and softer surfaces.

Rain is predicted for the remainder of the week and therefore it is unlikely to be too fast at Newmarket and anticipating good to soft ground may even be a tad optimistic.

Swiftly Done has already won on soft and heavy ground this season and has filled the each-way places in three of his last four starts on good.

The Cambridgeshire has seemingly been his target throughout the season and he has shown the necessary improvement thus far to suggest that he is up to defying his current career-high mark.

He did race off the same mark at Goodwood for the Betfred Mile last time when finishing seventh of 20, but he was severely hampered at a pivotal point of the race and was finishing quickly at the death.

Horses held up have also triumphed in eight of the last 11 runnings of the Cambridgeshire.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.