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The 1m 2f 17y Epsom Handicap

The 1m 2f 17y Epsom Handicap Flat Race is the first race that is run on Day Two, Derby Day, at The Epsom Derby Festival every June.

Hosted by the marvellous Epsom Downs Racecourse, The Epsom Derby Festival is a highly-anticipated two-day horse racing event that offers 14 flat races every Summer.

Included in the two seven-race cards are the likes of The Oaks Stakes, The Princess Elizabeth Stakes and, of course, The Cazoo Derby.

This year’s edition of The Epsom Derby Festival is scheduled to take place on Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th of June 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 1m 2f 17y Epsom Handicap Flat Race is a Class 2 handicap flat race that serves as the opening race of Day Two at The Epsom Derby Festival every year.

Exclusively open to horses aged just three years old, The 1m 2f 17y Epsom Handicap Flat Race runs 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 17 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse and featured nine runners last time out.

The most recent edition of The 1m 2f 17y Epsom Handicap Flat Race offered a purse worth £50,000, which was shared between the first four competitors to successfully pass the final post. Here’s how much each of those placing horses received:

1st place – 5/1 Le Don De Vie (GB) – £31,125

2nd place – 7/2 The Trader (IRE) – £9,320

3rd place – 6/1 Alkaamel (GB) – £4,660

4th place – 11/1 Victory Command (IRE) – £2,330

The 1m 2f 17y Epsom Handicap Flat Race will begin at 14:00 on Saturday the 5th of June 2021.

Runners

The runners of The 1m 2f 17y Epsom Handicap Flat Race are always keen to get Derby Day off to a flying start and year after year they do a fantastic job of doing so with truly admirable performances.

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. Nayef Road (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Ryan Moore and trained by Mark Johnston
  2. Creationist (USA) – ninth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-10 – ridden by jockey Jason Watson and trained by Roger Charlton
  3. Victory Command (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 11/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-9 – ridden by jockey Joe Fanning and trained by Mark Johnston
  4. The Trader (IRE) – second-place finish – 7/2 starting price – weighing in at 8-8 – ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and trained by Mark Johnston
  5. Red Hot (FR) – eighth-place finish – 11/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-6 – ridden by jockey Barry McHugh and trained by Richard Fahey
  6. Alkaamel (GB) – third-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-5 – ridden by jockey Chris Hayes and trained by William Haggas
  7. Le Don De Vie (GB) – first-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-2 – ridden by jockey Martin Dwyer and trained by Andrew Balding
  8. Politicise (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-1 – ridden by jockey John Egan and trained by William Haggas
  9. Kheros (GB) – sixth-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-1 – ridden by jockey Hollie Doyle and trained by Archie Watson

Tips

Any race that features on the fixture list of The Epsom Derby Festival is always worth placing a few bets on, including The 1m 2f 17y Epsom Handicap Flat Race.

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Odds

Odds for The 1m 2f 17y Epsom Handicap Flat Race ranged from 7/2 for the race favourite The Trader up to 25/1 for the longest outsider Kheros last time out.

This edition of The 1m 2f 17y Epsom Handicap Flat Race was in fact won by 5/1 priced Le Don De Vie, who transformed £10 outright backing stakes into £60 in returns, £50 in profits.

Previous Runners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The 1m 2f 17y Epsom Handicap Flat Race at The Epsom Derby Festival, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

(2020 edition abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic)

2019

The winner of The 1m 2f 17y Epsom Handicap Flat Race last time out at Epsom Downs Racecourse for The Epsom Derby Festival was 5/1 third-favourite Le Don De Vie, ridden by jockey Martin Dwyer and trained by Andrew Balding.

7/2 race favourite The Trader finished four and a half lengths behind Le Don De Vie in second place, followed by 6/1 priced Alkaamel in third place and 11/1 outsider Victory Command in fourth.

2018

On Day Two of The Epsom Derby Festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse in 2018, the winner of The 1m 2f 17y Epsom Handicap Flat Race was 12/1 outsider Connect, ridden by jockey Adam Kirby and trained by Clive Cox.

5/1 priced second-favourite Court House finished a length and a half behind Connect in second place, followed by 11/1 priced Shuhood in third place and 4/1 race favourite Poet’s Prince in fourth.

2017

11/2 priced Drochaid finished first in The 1m 2f 17y Epsom Handicap Flat Race on Derby Day at The Epsom Derby Festival in 2017, ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy and trained by Andrew Balding.

9/2 third-favourite Emenem finished just a neck behind Drochaid in second place, followed by 4/1 second-favourite Desert Skyline in third place and 7/2 race favourite Tartini in fourth.

2016

Back in 2016, the winner of The 1m 2f 17y Epsom Handicap Flat Race at The Epsom Derby Festival was 25/1 outsider Gawdawpalin, ridden by jockey Kieran O’Neill and trained by Sylvester Kirk.

33/1 longer outsider Goodwood Zodiac finished two and three-quarter lengths behind Gawdawpalin in second place, followed by 16/1 priced High Grounds in third place and 9/4 race favourite Poet’s World in fourth.

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