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The Class 5 Handicap

The third race that takes place at The Glass Times Race Day meeting every year at Epsom Downs Racecourse is The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race.

The Glass Times Race Day features a dazzling seven-race card that includes some wonderful flat races including The EBF Novice Median Auction Stakes and The Jump Jockeys’ Derby Handicap.

This marvellous meeting takes place around 2 weeks after the conclusion of the August Afternoon Racing at the end of August and about 3 weeks before the Epsom Season Finale on the final Sunday of September.

Epsom Downs Racecourse, located on the public grounds of Epsom Downs in Surrey, is the splendid host of this spectacular raceday, enabling upwards of 130,000 fans to experience their many thrilling races at any given moment.

The 2021 edition of Epsom’s Glass Times Race Day is scheduled to take place on Thursday the 9th of September this autumn. For all of The Epsom Glass Times Race Day’s news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

About The Race

The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race is a Class 5 handicap flat race that serves as the second race of The Glass Times Race Day annually at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

Open to horses aged four years old and above, The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race runs 1 mile and 113 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse and usually features a medium-sized field of runners.

£8,200 was in the prize pot last time out, which was shared between the first four horses to pass the final post. Here’s how much was assigned to each placement position:

1st place – 7/2 Kingston Kurrajong (GB) – £4,528

2nd place – 11/1 Bombastic (IRE) – £1,348

3rd place – 25/1 Balmoral Castle (GB) – £673

4th place – 6/4 Thechildren’strust (IRE) – £337

The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race will begin at around 14:15 on Thursday the 9th of September 2021.

Runners

The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse features some excellent flat race runners that are amongst the best in the business at competing over 1 mile and 113 yards.

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. Kingston Kurrajong (GB) – first-place finish – 7/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-10 – ridden by jockey Jason Watson and trained by William Knight
  2. Kenstone (FR) – seventh-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Angus Villiers and trained by Adrian Wintle
  3. Sing Out Loud (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Scott McCullagh and trained by Michael Madgwick
  4. Pour La Victoire (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 9-6 – assigned jockey Joey Haynes and trained by A W Carroll
  5. Canford’s Joy (IRE) – tenth-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Cieren Fallon and trained by Alexandra Dunn
  6. Balmoral Castle (GB) – third-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-4 – ridden by jockey Tyler Saunders and trained by Jonathon Portman
  7. Thechildren’strust (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 6/4 starting price – weighing in at 9-3 – ridden by jockey Kieran Shoemark and trained by Gary Moore
  8. Rakematiz (GB) – ninth-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Daniel Muscutt and trained by Brett Johnson
  9. Bombastic (IRE) – second-place finish – 11/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Pat Cosgrave and trained by Ed De Giles
  10. La Sioux (IRE) – eighth-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-1 – ridden by jockey Barry McHugh and trained by Richard Fahey
  11. Savitar (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-10 – ridden by jockey Charlie Bennett and trained by Jim Boyle

Tips

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Odds

At the most recent edition of The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse, odds ranged from 6/4 for the race favourite Thechildren’strust up to 25/1 for the longest outsider Balmoral Castle, who managed a third-place finish.

This edition of The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race was won by 7/2 priced second-favourite Kingston Kurrajong, who turned £10 outright backing stakes into £45 in returns, £35 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race at The Glass Times Race Day, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

(2020 edition abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic)

2019

The winner of The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race last time out at Epsom’s Glass Times Race Day was 7/2 priced second-favourite Kingston Kurrajong, ridden by jockey Jason Watson and trained by William Knight.

11/1 priced Bombastic finished just a neck behind Kingston Kurrajong in second place, followed by 25/1 priced outsider Balmoral Castle in third place and 6/4 priced race favourite Thechildren’strust 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

Ridden by jockey Jimmy Fortune and trained by Andrew Balding, 14/1 priced Lady Perignon finished first in The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race at The Glass Times Race Day in 2017.

2/1 priced race favourite Masarzain finished just half a length behind Lady Perignon in second place, followed by 13/2 priced Squiggley in third place and 50/1 priced outsider Duke Of North in fourth.

2016

The Glass Times Race Day meeting in 2016 only featured a six-race card and The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race was not amongst the fixtures.

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