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The Class 6 Handicap

The Class 6 Handicap Flat Race is the seventh and final race of The Epsom August Afternoon Racing Meeting, which takes place every summer at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

The Epsom August Afternoon Racing Meeting is a one-day horse racing affair hosted by Epsom Downs Racecourse, which is home to the Epsom Derby, the richest race in British and Irish horse racing.

Epsom Downs Racecourse is situated on the public ground of the Epsom Downs in Epsom, Surrey, and can accommodate up to 130,000 spectators at any given time.

The Epsom August Afternoon Racing meeting is set for Tuesday, August 31st, 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 6 Handicap Flat Race is a Class 6 handicap flat race that serves as the final race of The August Afternoon Racing at Epsom Downs Racecourse every August.

Exclusively open to horses aged just three years old, The Class 6 Handicap Flat Race runs 7 furlongs and 3 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse and was contested by as many as 14 runners last time out back in 2019.

Those 14 runners fought for a share of a £7,211 purse, which was shared accordingly between the four placing horses:

1st place – 9/2 Sirius Slew (GB) – £3,881

2nd place – 7/1 Poet’s Magic (GB) – £1,155

3rd place – 12/1 Threefeetfromgold (IRE) – £577

4th place – 10/1 Arriba De Toda (IRE) – £300

The Class 6 Handicap Flat Race is scheduled to conclude The Epsom August Afternoon Racing meeting at around 17:25 on Tuesday the 31st of August 2021.

Runners

The runners that participate in The Class 6 Handicap Flat Race at The Epsom August Afternoon Racing are always keen to close off this epic day of racing with a thrilling performance as they look to take a share of this race’s generous prize pool.

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. Sirius Slew (GB) – first-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-9 – ridden by jockey Cieren Fallon and trained by Alan Bailey
  2. Aubretia (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 15/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-8 – ridden by jockey Pat Dobbs and trained by Richard Hannon
  3. Threefeetfromgold (IRE) – third-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Hector Crouch and trained by Martin Smith
  4. Recuerdame (USA) – fourteenth-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-6 – ridden by jockey Adam Kirby and trained by Simon Dow
  5. Geneva Spur (USA) – twelfth-place finish – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Andrea Atzeni and trained by Roger Varian
  6. Cookupastorm (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 9-4 – ridden by jockey Jacob Clark and trained by Martin Smith
  7. Lady Monica (GB) – seventh-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-4 – ridden by jockey Royston Ffrench and trained by John Holt
  8. Poet’s Magic (GB) – second-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-4 – ridden by jockey David Probert and trained by Jonathon Portman
  9. Paddy’s Pursuit (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 50/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-13 – ridden by jockey Thomas Greatrex and trained by David Loughnane
  10. Confab (USA) – eleventh-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-13 – ridden by jockey Pat Cosgrave and trained by George Baker
  11. Break Of Day (GB) – ninth-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-10 – ridden by jockey Tom Marquand and trained by William Haggas
  12. Crimson Kiss (IRE) – thirteenth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-8 – ridden by jockey Charlie Bennett and trained by Pat Phelan
  13. Arriba De Toda (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-3 – ridden by jockey James Sullivan and trained by Brian Ellison
  14. Harbour Times (IRE) – tenth-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-2 – ridden by jockey Isobel Francis and trained by Patrick Chamings
  15. Moon Artist (FR) – eighth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-2 – ridden by jockey Rhiain Ingram and trained by Michael Blanshard

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Odds

Odds for The Class 6 Handicap Flat Race started at 4/1 for the race favourite Break Of Day last time out and rose as high as 50/1 for the longest outsider Paddy’s Pursuit, who managed a fifth-place finish out of 14 runners.

This edition of The Class 6 Handicap Flat Race was won by 9/2 priced second-favourite Sirius Slew, who multiplied backing stakes 4.5 fold, meaning £55 back from a £10 outright backing stake including the stake, £45 of which would be profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Class 6 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

9/2 priced second-favourite Sirius Slew was the winner of The Class 6 Handicap Flat Race at The Epsom August Afternoon Racing meeting last time out, ridden by jockey Cieren Fallon and trained by Alan Bailey.

7/1 priced Poet’s Magic finished just a neck behind Sirius Slew in second place, followed by 12/1 outsider Threefeetfromgold in third place and 10/1 priced Arriba De Toda in fourth.

2018

At Epsom Downs Racecourse in 2018, the winner of The Class 6 Handicap Flat Race for The Epsom August Afternoon Racing was 5/2 race favourite Port Of Call, ridden by jockey Charles Bishop and trained by Amanda Perrett.

6/1 priced third-favourite Gainsay finished just a head behind Port Of Call in second place, followed by 4/1 second-favourite N Over J in third place and 10/1 priced Busby in fourth.

2017

In 2017, The Class 6 Handicap Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse was won by 6/4 race favourite Dourado, ridden by jockey David Probert and trained by Patrick Chamings.

9/2 third-favourite Right Action finished just a head behind Dourado in second place, followed by 7/2 second-favourite Traveller in third place and 8/1 priced Lightoller in fourth.

2016

At The Epsom August Afternoon Racing meeting back in 2016, the fixture list only consisted of six races and The Class 6 Handicap Flat Race did not take place.

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