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The Epsom Dash Handicap

The Epsom Dash Handicap Flat Race is the fourth race that takes place on Day Two of The Epsom Derby Festival every Summer at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey.

Each day of The Epsom Derby Festival is witnessed by upwards of 130,000 spectators, with millions of pounds being placed on races like The Epsom Oaks and The Cazoo Derby which offer millions of pounds in prize money themselves.

The 2021 edition of The Epsom Derby Festival featuring The Cazoo Derby will take place on Friday the fourth and Saturday the fifth of June this Summer. 

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About The Race

The Epsom Dash Handicap Flat Race is a Class 2 short handicap flat race that serves as the fourth race of the second day of The Epsom Derby Festival every year.

Open to horses aged three years old and above, The Epsom Dash Handicap Flat Race runs just 5 furlongs of Epsom Downs Racecourse and featured as many as nineteen runners last time out back in 2019.

Here’s how the £100,000 prize pool of the 2019 edition of The Epsom Dash Handicap Flat Race was shared between its placing competitors:

1st place – 33/1 Ornate (GB) – £61,590

2nd place – 14/1 Dark Shot (GB) – £18,540

3rd place – 25/1 Blue De Vega (GER) – £9,270

4th place – 9/1 Eeh Bah Gum (IRE) – £4,620

The Epsom Dash Handicap Flat Race will begin at 15:45 on Saturday the 5th of June 2021.

Runners

The Epsom Dash Handicap Flat Race is a thrilling race that features a large field of runners running over a short track length competing for a share of a generous £100,000 prize pool.

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. Caspian Prince (IRE) – ninth-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-0 – ridden by jockey Alistair Rawlinson and trained by Michael Appleby
  2. Stake Acclaim (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 9-8 – assigned jockey Robert Winston and trained by Dean Ivory
  3. Muthmir (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Jim Crowley and trained by William Haggas
  4. Copper Knight (IRE) – twelfth-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-4 – ridden by jockey David Allan and trained by Tim Easterby
  5. Ornate (GB) – first-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-13 – ridden by jockey Phil Dennis and trained by David Griffiths
  6. Open Wide (USA) – tenth-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-7 – ridden by jockey Harry Bentley and trained by Amanda Perrett
  7. Line Of Reason (IRE) – thirteenth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-6 – ridden by jockey Joe Fanning and trained by Paul Midgley
  8. Blue De Vega (GER) – third-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-5 – ridden by jockey Martin Dwyer and trained by Robert Cowell
  9. Fool For You (IRE) – eighteenth-place finish – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-4 – ridden by jockey Shane Gray and trained by Richard Fahey
  10. Duke Of Firenze (GB) – seventh-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-3 – ridden by jockey Nathan Evans and trained by David Griffiths
  11. Eeh Bah Gum (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 9/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Jamie Gormley and trained by Tim Easterby
  12. Harome (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-2 – ridden by jockey Nicola Currie and trained by Roger Fell
  13. Recon Mission (IRE) – fifteenth-place finish – 9/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-2 – ridden by jockey Hollie Doyle and trained by A W Carroll
  14. Boom The Groom (IRE) – eighth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-2 – ridden by jockey Darragh Keenan and trained by A W Carroll
  15. Hathiq (IRE) – seventeenth-place finish – 7/2 starting price – weighing in at 8-2 – ridden by jockey Rory Cleary and trained by Denis Hogan
  16. Mokaatil (GB) – fourteenth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-1 – ridden by jockey Andrew Breslin and trained by Ian Williams
  17. Just That Lord (GB) – sixteenth-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-1 – ridden by jockey John Egan and trained by Michael Attwater
  18. Dark Shot (GB) – second-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-0 – ridden by jockey Paddy Mathers and trained by Scott Dixon
  19. Just Glamorous (IRE) – eleventh-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-0 – ridden by jockey Jack Quinn and trained by Grace Harris
  20. Daschas (GB) – nineteenth-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-0 – ridden by jockey Kieran O’Neill and trained by Stuart Williams

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Odds

Last time out, odds for The Epsom Dash Handicap Flat Race ranged from 7/2 for the race favourite Hathiq up to 40/1 for the longest outsider Fool For You.

The 2019 edition of The Epsom Dash Handicap Flat Race was won by 33/1 outsider Ornate, who turned £10 outright backing stakes into a whopping £340 in returns, £330 in profits.

Previous Runners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Epsom Dash 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 Epsom Dash Handicap Flat Race last time out at Epsom Downs Racecourse was 33/1 outsider Ornate, ridden by jockey Phil Dennis and trained by David Griffiths.

14/1 priced Dark Shot finished just a neck behind Ornate in second place, followed by 25/1 outsider Blue De Vega in third place and 9/1 priced Eeh Bah Gum in fourth.

2018

On Day Two of The Epsom Derby Festival 2021, the winner of The Epsom Dash Handicap Flat Race was 12/1 priced Tanasoq, ridden by jockey James Sullivan and trained by Paul Midgley.

33/1 outsider Pettochside finished a length and three-quarters behind Tanasoq in second place, followed by 16/1 priced Just That Lord in third place and 8/1 priced Blue De Vega in fourth.

2017

25/1 priced outsider Caspian Prince finished first in The Epsom Dash Handicap Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse in 2017, ridden by jockey Tom Eaves and trained by Tony Coyle.

10/1 priced Dark Shot finished just a short head behind Caspian Prince in second place, followed by 9/1 priced Duke Of Firenze in third place and 8/1 priced A Momentofmadness in fourth.

2016

Back in 2016, the winner of The Epsom Dash Handicap Flat Race on Derby Day at The Epsom Derby Festival was 11/1 priced Caspian Prince, ridden by jockey Robert Winston and trained by Dean Ivory.

10/1 priced Kimberella finished just a short head behind Caspian Prince in second place, followed by 6/1 priced Duke Of Firenze in third place and 10/1 priced Mukaynis in fourth.

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