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Epsom Handicap for The Tokyo Trophy

The Epsom Handicap for The Tokyo Trophy is the final race that takes place on the final day of The Epsom Derby Festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse every June.

The Epsom Derby is an electrifying two-day horse racing affair that features 14 breathtaking flat races including The Derby Stakes, The Oaks Stakes and The Princess Elizabeth Stakes, as well as many more notable, prestigious races.

Taking place on Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th of June this Summer will be The Epsom Derby Festival 2021. For all of The Epsom Derby Festival’s news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

About The Race

The Epsom Handicap for The Tokyo Trophy is a Class 2 handicap flat race that serves as the final race of Day Two at The Epsom Derby Festival.

Open to horses aged four years old and above, The Epsom Handicap for The Tokyo Trophy runs just 6 furlongs and 3 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse and featured a £50,000 purse at its last running.

Here’s how that £50,000 prize pool was shared between the first four finishers back in 2019:

1st place – 8/1 Watchable (GB) – £31,125

2nd place – 4/1 Lake Volta (IRE) – £9,320

3rd place – 16/1 Squats (IRE) – £4,660

4th place – 9/2 Reputation (IRE) – £2,330

The Epsom Handicap for The Tokyo Trophy will conclude Day Two of The Epsom Derby Festival at 17:50 on Saturday the 5th of June 2021.

Runners

The runners that compete in The Epsom Handicap for The Tokyo Trophy know full well that they have the opportunity to leave a lasting impression on the spectating horse racing enthusiasts as they compete in the final race of The Epsom Derby Festival.

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

  1. Lake Volta (IRE) – second-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Joe Fanning and trained by Mark Johnston
  2. Stone Of Destiny (GB) – eighth-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-6 – ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and trained by Andrew Balding
  3. Reputation (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-1 – ridden by jockey Barry McHugh and trained by Ruth Carr
  4. Spanish City (GB) – fifth-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-13 – ridden by jockey Andrea Atzeni and trained by Roger Varian
  5. Watchable (GB) – first-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-11 – ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy and trained by David O’Meara
  6. Areen Heart (FR) – seventh-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-7 – ridden by jockey Shane Gray and trained by David O’Meara
  7. Squats (IRE) – third-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-6 – ridden by jockey Jason Watson and trained by Ian Williams
  8. Mountain Peak (GB) – thirteenth-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-6 – ridden by jockey Charlie Bennett and trained by Ed Walker
  9. Beyond Equal (GB) – tenth-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-5 – ridden by jockey Martin Dwyer and trained by Stuart Kittow
  10. Helvetian (GB) – sixth-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-5 – ridden by jockey  Theodore Ladd and trained by Mick Channon
  11. Gabrial The Devil (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 8-4 – assigned jockey Nicola Currie and trained by Richard Fahey
  12. Ashpan Sam (GB) – fourteenth-place finish – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-4 – ridden by jockey Ellie Mackenzie and trained by David Drinkwater
  13. Tawny Port (GB) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 8-2 – assigned Jokcye Keiran O’Neill and trained by Stuart Williams
  14. Paddy Power (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – not assigned a jockey – trained by Richard Fahey
  15. Manshood (IRE) – ninth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-2 – ridden by jockey John Quinn and trained by Paul Midgley
  16. Harrogate (IRE) – twelfth-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-2 – ridden by jockey Gabriele Malune and trained by Jim Boyle
  17. Blaine (GB) – eleventh-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-2 – ridden by jockey Jamie Gormley and trained by Brian Barr

Tips

As the final race of not just Day Two but the entire Epsom Derby Festival, The Epsom Handicap for The Tokyo Trophy will be the final opportunity to place some bets on this magnificent occasion.

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Odds

The odds for The Epsom Handicap for The Tokyo Trophy were very generous last time out, with the starting price of the joint race favourites Lake Volta and Spanish City at 4/1, and the longest outsider Ashpan Sam beginning the race at 40/1.

The most recent edition of The Epsom Handicap for The Tokyo Trophy was won by 8/1 priced Watchable, who converted £10 outright betting tips into £90 in returns, £80 in profits.

Previous Runners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Epsom Handicap for The Tokyo Trophy at The Epsom Derby Festival, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

(2020 edition abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic)

2019

The last edition of The Epsom Handicap for The Tokyo Trophy on Derby Day at Epsom Downs Racecourse in 2019 was 8/1 priced Watchable, ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy and trained by David O’Meara.

4/1 joint race-favourite Lake Volta finished three and a half lengths behind Watchable in second place, followed by 16/1 outsider Squats in third place and 9/2 third-favourite Reputation in fourth.

2018

On Day Two of The Epsom Derby Festival in 2018, the winner of The Epsom Handicap for The Tokyo Trophy was 11/2 joint race-favourite Aces, ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and trained by Ian Williams.

33/1 outsider Russian Realm finished a length and three quarters behind Aces in second place, followed by 7/1 priced Shanghai Glory in third place and 12/1 priced Boy In The Bar in fourth.

2017

25/1 outsider Reputation finished first and gained a reputation in The Epsom Handicap for The Tokyo Trophy on Day Two of The Epsom Derby Festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse in 2017, ridden by jockey Jason Hart and trained by John Quinn.

5/2 race favourite Naggers finished just half a length behind Reputation in second place, followed by 15/2 priced George Bowen in third place and 8/1 priced Watchable in fourth.

2016

Back in 2016, the winner of The Epsom Handicap for The Tokyo Trophy at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Day Two of The Epsom Derby Festival was 8/1 priced Blaine, ridden by jockey Kieron Fallon and trained by late David Nicholls.

6/1 priced Shared Equity finished four and a half lengths behind Blaine in second place, followed by 25/1 outsider Perfect Pasture in third place and 33/1 priced longer outsider Waseem Faris in fourth.

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