The Nursery Flat Race is the first race that takes place at The Epsom August Afternoon Racing meeting at Epsom Downs Racecourse every August.
The August Afternoon Racing is a single-day flat racing event that offers a spectacular seven-race card on a warm Summer afternoon including The Nursery Flat Race, The EBF Maiden Stakes and The Class 3 Handicap.
Epsom Downs Racecourse is the marvellous host of this exciting raceday, which can accommodate up to 130,000 spectators at a time thanks to its idyllic positioning on the Epsom Downs in Surrey.
The August Afternoon Racing takes place just a few months after the venue’s most prestigious meeting – The Epsom Derby Festival – while pinnacle excitement levels remain rife in the air.
The Epsom August Afternoon Racing meeting will 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 Nursery Flat Race is a Class 5 flat race that serves as the opening race of The Epsom August Afternoon Racing meeting at Epsom Downs Racecourse every Summer.
Exclusively open to horses aged just two years old, The Nursery Flat Race runs 7 furlongs and three yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse and featured seven runners last time out.
The prize pool for this race sits at around £8,200, which is shared between the race winner and the placing horses. Here’s how that purse was split last time out:
1st place – 9/4 Good Job Power (IRE) – £4,528
2nd place – 5/2 Light The Fuse (IRE) – £1,348
3rd place – 25/1 Krishmaya (IRE) – £673
4th place – 11/4 Timon (IRE) – £337
The Nursery Flat Race will begin at around 14:10 on Tuesday the 31st of August 2021.
The young runners that participate in The Nursery Flat Race never fail to open this thrilling day of racing with an exceptional level of competition.
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):
- Light The Fuse (IRE) – second-place finish – 5/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-13 – ridden by jockey Harrison Shaw and trained by Karl Burke
- Good Job Power (IRE) – first-place finish – 9/4 starting price – weighing in at 9-13 – ridden by jockey Pat Dobbs and trained by Richard Hannon
- Speed Dating (FR) – sixth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Aled Beech and trained by Derek Shaw
- Shani (GB) – seventh-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-4 – ridden by jockey Liam Jones and trained by John Bridger
- Geepower (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey James Sullivan and trained by Brian Ellison
- Timon (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 11/4 starting price – weighing in at 8-10 – ridden by jockey Franny Norton and trained by Mick Channon
- Krishmaya (IRE) – third-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-6 – ridden by jockey Rhiain Ingram and trained by Adam West
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Odds for The Nursery Flat Race last time out in 2019 ranged from 9/4 for the race favourite Good Job Power up to 25/1 for the longest outsider Krishmaya who managed a third-place finish.
Good Job Power’s victory turned £20 outright backing stakes into £65 in returns, £45 in profits for those that trusted in the race favourite.
Here are the previous 4 winners of The Nursery Flat Race at The Epsom August Afternoon Racing, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:
(2020 edition abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic)
The winner of The Nursery Flat Race last time out at Epsom Downs Racecourse for The Epsom August Afternoon Racing was 9/4 race favourite Good Job Power, ridden by jockey Pat Dobbs and trained by Richard Hannon.
5/2 second-favourite Light The Fuse finished just three-quarters of a length behind Good Job Power in second place, followed by 25/1 outsider Krishmaya in third place and 11/4 third-favourite Timon in fourth.
At The Epsom August Afternoon Racing meeting in 2018, the winner of The Nursery Flat Race was 11/1 priced Majestic Mac, ridden by jockey Charlie Bennett and trained by Hughie Morrison.
6/1 priced Valentino Sunrise finished two and a quarter lengths behind Majestic Mac in second place, followed by 7/1 priced Cracking Speed in third place and 25/1 outsider Sukalia in fourth.
11/2 priced Lexington Grace finished in first place in The Nursery Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse in 2017, ridden by jockey Tom Marquand and trained by Richard Hannon.
7/2 race favourite Seaella finished two and a quarter lengths behind Lexington Grace in second place, followed by 4/1 second-favourite Viceroy Mac in third place and 8/1 priced Rainbow Jazz in fourth.
Back in 2016, the winner of The Nursery Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse for The Epsom August Afternoon Racing was 5/1 priced Kodiac Khan, ridden by jockey Marc Monaghan and trained by Hugo Palmer.
9/2 priced third-favourite Fair Power finished two and a quarter lengths behind Kodiac Khan in second place, followed by 3/1 race favourite Suffragette City in third place and 10/1 priced Spiritofedinburgh in fourth.