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The Class 5 Epsom Handicap

The Class 5 Epsom Handicap Flat Race is the fourth race that takes place for The Epsom August Afternoon Racing meeting at Epsom Downs Racecourse on the final week of the British Summer every year.

Offering an incredible day of first-class horse racing every August, The Epsom August Afternoon Racing presents a seven-race card featuring some exciting flat races such as The Nursery and The EBF Maiden Stakes.

Around £70,000 in prize money is handed out to winning and placing horses on the day, creating an intense, competitive atmosphere for the many horse racing fanatics in attendance.

Speaking of attendance – thanks to the racecourse’s public access locality on the Epsom Downs, up to 130,000 horse racing enthusiasts can witness the extraordinary action at any given time.

Don’t miss The Epsom August Afternoon Raceday this Summer which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday the 31st of August 2021. For all of The Epsom August Afternoon Racing’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 Epsom Handicap Flat Race is a Class 5 handicap flat race that serves as the fourth race of The Epsom August Afternoon Racing at Epsom Downs Racecourse every August.

Open to horses aged three years old and above, The Class 5 Epsom Handicap Flat Race is one of the longer races hosted by Epsom Downs Racecourse, running 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 6 yards of the track.

£8,200 was the purse at the most recent edition of The Class 5 Epsom Handicap Flat Race, which was shared between the first four horses in the following fashion:

1st place – 7/4 Peace Prevails (GB) – £4,528

2nd place – 5/1 Mullarkey (GB) – £1,348

3rd place – 5/1 Junoesque (GB) – £673

4th place – 4/1 Ban Shoof (GB) – £337

The Class 5 Epsom Handicap Flat Race is scheduled to begin at around 15:50 on Tuesday the 31st of August 2021.

Runners

Usually featuring a fairly small field of runners, The Class 5 Epsom Handicap Flat Race is fiercely contested at around the midpoint of the day at The Epsom August Afternoon Racing meeting every year.

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

  1. Takbeer (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-2 – ridden by jockey Charles Bishop and trained by Nikki Evans
  2. Junoesque (GB) – third-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-11 – ridden by jockey Hector Crouch and trained by John Gallagher
  3. Gawdawpalin (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 9-11 – assigned jockey Jason Watson and trained by Sylvester Kirk
  4. Country’n’western (FR) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 9-11 – assigned jockey Darragh Keenan and trained by Robert Eddery
  5. Ban Shoof (GB) – fourth-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-9 – ridden by jockey Adam Kirby and trained by Gary Moore
  6. Jawshan (USA) – sixth-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-9 – ridden by jockey Andrea Atzeni and trained by Ian Williams
  7. Peace Prevails (GB) – first-place finish – 7/4 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Isobel Francis and trained by Jim Boyle
  8. Mullarkey (GB) – second-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Kieren Fox and trained by John Best
  9. Hatsaway (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Paddy Bradley and trained by Pat Phelan

Tips

The Class 5 Epsom Handicap Flat Race, just like the Epsom Derby, is a fantastic race to bet on hosted by a world-class horse racing venue.

If you don’t know where to start with your bet selections, trust our knowledgeable, professional Epsom Downs horse racing tipsters to guide your bet slips in a profitable direction.

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Odds

The odds on the horses last time out were very generous for a seven-horse race. The longest outsider was 33/1 priced Takbeer, while the race favourite was 7/4 priced Peace Prevail who went on to win the race.

This result last time out in The Class 5 Epsom Handicap Flat Race at The Epsom August Afternoon Racing 2019 turned £20 outright backing stakes on the 7/4 priced race favourite into £55 in returns, £35 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Class 5 Epsom Handicap Flat Race at The Epsom August Afternoon Racing, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

(2020 edition abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic)

2019

The winner of The Class 5 Epsom Handicap Flat Race last time out at Epsom Downs Racecourse for The Epsom August Afternoon meeting was 7/4 priced race favourite Peace Prevails, ridden by jockey Isobel Francis and trained by Jim Boyle.

5/1 priced Mullarkey finished just half a length behind Peace Prevails in second place, followed by 5/1 priced Junoesque in third place and 4/1 second-favourite Ban Shoof in fourth.

2018

At The Epsom August Afternoon Racing in 2018, The Class 5 Epsom Handicap Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse was won by 14/1 priced outsider Foresee, ridden by jockey David Probert and trained by A W Carroll.

11/2 priced Becca Campbell finished two and a quarter lengths behind Foresee in second place, followed by 9/2 priced Hatsaway in third place and 10/3 joint race favourite Amanto in fourth.

2017

9/2 priced third-favourite Cordite finished first in The Class 5 Epsom Handicap Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse in 2017, ridden by jockey Pat Cosgrave and trained by Jim Boyle.

6/1 priced Ode To Glory finished a length and a half behind Cordite in second place, followed by 11/2 priced Challow in third place and 11/4 race favourite Hepplewhite in fourth.

2016

Back at Epsom Downs Racecourse in 2016, the winner of The Class 5 Epsom Handicap Flat Race for Epsom’s August Afternoon Racing meeting was 6/4 second-favourite Fandango, ridden by jockey David Parkes and trained by Jeremy Gask.

1/1 race favourite Alsacienne finished four and a half lengths behind Fandango in second place, followed by 6/1 priced Le Tissier in third place and 12/1 outsider Deluxe in fourth.

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