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The Class 4 Handicap

The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race is the fifth race that takes place at Epsom Downs Racecourse for The Glass Times Race Day every September.

On an autumnal afternoon in September, The Glass Times Race Day is a dazzling single-day horse racing event that features seven superb flat races, including the EBF Novice Median Auction Stakes and the Jump Jockeys’ Derby Handicap.

Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, which hosts a plethora of flat races throughout the year, is the prestigious home of The Glass Times Race Day, with public access areas nearby that allow up to 130,000 spectators to watch the races.

Whether it’s for The Glass Times Race Day or The Epsom Derby Festival, make sure you scribble a visit to Epsom Downs Racecourse onto your bucket list and visit as soon as you possibly can.

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About The Race

The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race is a Class 4 handicap flat race that serves as the fifth race of Epsom’s Glass Times Race Day every year at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

Open to horses aged three years old and above, The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race runs just seven furlongs and three yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse and usually features a small to medium-sized field of runners.

£13,200 was in the prize pot last time out, which was split proportionately between the first four runners to cross the line in the following manner:

1st place – 9/2 Casement (IRE) – £7,763

2nd place – 11/1 Buckingham (IRE) – £2,310

3rd place – 11/2 Luis Vaz De Torres (IRE) – £1,154

4th place – 5/1 Big Storm Coming (GB) – £577

The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race will begin at around 15:55 on Thursday the 9th of September 2021.

Runners

Those who intently follow flat racing throughout each season are likely to recognise a few of the names of the participating horses and jockeys in The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race. Those who are just starting to get involved with such races will be delighted by the quality on show in this thrilling race.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race at Epsom’s Glass Times Race Day at Epsom Downs Racecourse last time out in 2019 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Big Storm Coming (GB) – fourth-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-10 – ridden by jockey Cieren Fallon and trained by John Quinn
  2. Mamillius (GB) – eighth-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Scott McCullagh and trained by George Baker
  3. Luis Vaz De Torres (IRE) – third-place finish – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Barry McHugh and trained by Richard Fahey
  4. Casement (IRE) – first-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-6 – ridden by jockey Mark Crehan and trained by Michael Appleby
  5. Poetic Force (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-6 – ridden by jockey Joey Haynes and trained by A W Carroll
  6. Buckingham (IRE) – second-place finish – 11/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Georgia Dobie and trained by Eve Johnson Houghton
  7. Itizzit (GB) – seventh-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 12/1 – ridden by jockey Charlie Bennett and trained by Hughie Morrison
  8. Indian Viceroy (GB) – fifth-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Jason Watson and trained by Hughie Morrison

Tips

Our team of professional horse racing tipsters track the form of potential runners for each and every race at Epsom Downs Racecourse every year. They combine this information with their knowledge on how variables can affect the runners on the day to craft the most accurate racing tips for Epsom Downs races, from The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race to The Derby itself.

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Odds

Odds for races held at Epsom Downs Racecourse are always generous. Last time out, odds ranged from 9/2 for the joint race favourites Casement and Indian Viceroy up to 12/1 for the longest outsider Itizzit.

This edition of the race was won by 9/2 priced joint-favourite Casement, who turned £10 outright backing stakes into £55 in returns, £45 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race at The Epsom Glass Times Race Day, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

(2020 edition abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic)

2019

9/2 priced joint race favourite Casement, ridden by jockey Mark Crehan and trained by Michael Appleby, finished first in The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

11/1 priced Buckingham finished just a head behind Casement in second place, followed by Luis Vaz De Torres in third place and Big Storm Coming in fourth.

2018

The 2018 edition of The Epsom Glass Times Race Day was abandoned due to a grub infestation at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

2017

At Epsom Downs Racecourse in 2017, the winner of The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race during The Glass Times Race Day was 7/1 priced Scofflaw, ridden by jockey Adam McNamara and trained by Richard Fahey.

9/4 priced race favourite Bumptious finished a length and a quarter behind Scofflaw in second place, followed by 20/1 outsider Gold Hunter in third place and 10/1 priced Munfallet in fourth.

2016

Back in 2016, 8/1 priced Sarangoo finished first in The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse, ridden by jockey Georgia Cox and trained by Malcolm Saunders.

9/2 priced Pacolita finished two lengths behind Sarangoo in second place, followed by 7/2 priced race favourite Cricklewood Green in third place and 6/1 priced Mezzotint in fourth.

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