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The Class 2 Epsom Handicap

The Class 2 Epsom Handicap Flat Race is the seventh and final race that takes place on Ladies Day at Epsom Downs Racecourse for The Epsom Derby Festival every year.

With each of its two thrilling days witnessed by up to 130,000 spectators every June, The Epsom Derby Festival presents 14 exceptional flat races including the likes of The Epsom Derby, The Epsom Oaks, The Surrey Stakes and various other prestigious races.

Make sure you witness history in the making this Summer when The Epsom Derby Festival takes 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 Class 2 Epsom Handicap Flat Race is a Class 2 handicap flat race that serves as the final race of Day One at Epsom Downs Racecourse for The Epsom Derby Festival every June.

Open to horses aged three years old and above, The Class 2 Epsom Handicap Flat Race runs 7 furlongs and 3 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse and featured 12 runners last time out back in 2019.

£50,000 is the purse the competitors fought for a share of in the most recent running of this race, which was shared between the first four finishers to pass the final post in the following manner:

1st place – 7/1 Corazon Espinado (IRE) – £31,125

2nd place – 9/2 Hateya (IRE) – £9,320

3rd place – 7/1 Love Dreams (IRE) – £4,660

4th place – 14/1 Alemaratalyoum (IRE) – £2,330

The Class 2 Epsom Handicap Flat Race will conclude Ladies Day at 17:50 on Friday the 4th of June 2021.

Runners

As participants of the Day One finale, the runners in The Class 2 Epsom Handicap Flat Race will be keen to put on an adrenaline-inducing show to close the first day off and leave anticipation for the next.

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 2020 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Adorable (IRE) – eleventh-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-0 – ridden by jockey James Doyle and trained by William Haggas
  2. Shady Mccoy (USA) – sixth-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-0 – ridden by jockey Jim Crowley and trained by Ian Williams
  3. Love Dreams (IRE) – third-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-12 – ridden by jockey Franny Norton and trained by Mark Johnston
  4. Alemaratalyoum (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-11 – ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy and trained by Stuart Williams
  5. Nobleman’s Nest (GB) – twelfth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-11 – ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and trained by Simon & Ed Crisford
  6. Ripp Orf (IRE) – tenth-place finish – 7/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-11 – ridden by jockey Hayley Turner and trained by David Elsworth
  7. Hateya (IRE) – second-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-11 – ridden by jockey Andrea Atzeni and trained by Jim Boyle
  8. War Glory (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-10 – ridden by jockey Sean Levey and trained by Richard Hannon
  9. Gabrial The Devil (IRE) – ninth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-3 – ridden by jockey Paddy Mathers and trained by Richard Fahey
  10. Blackheath (GB) – seventh-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Liam Keniry and trained by Ed Walker
  11. Corazon Espinado (IRE) – first-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-13 – ridden by jockey Tom Marquand and trained by Simon Dow
  12. Start Time (IRE) – eighth-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-9 – ridden by jockey Gerald Mosse and trained by Paul Midgley

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Odds

Odds for The Class 2 Epsom Handicap Flat Race last time out ranged from 7/2 for the race favourite Ripp Orf up to 33/1 for the longest outsider Gabrial The Devil.

The most recent edition of this race was won by 7/1 priced Corazon Espinado, who turned £10 outright betting stakes into £80 in returns, £70 in profits for those that backed him.

Previous Runners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Class 2 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 Class 2 Epsom Handicap Flat Race last time out at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Day One of The Epsom Derby Festival was 7/1 priced Corazon Espinado, ridden by jockey Tom Marquand and trained by Simon Dow.

9/2 second-favourite Hateya finished just a short head behind Corazon Espinado in second place, followed by 7/1 priced Love Dreams in third place and 14/1 outsider Alemaratalyoum in fourth.

2018

On Day One of The Epsom Downs Festival in 2018, the winner of The Class 2 Epsom Handicap Flat Race was 9/1 priced Shared Equity, ridden by jockey Jack Garritty and trained by Jedd O’Keeffe.

25/1 outsider Swift Approval finished just a neck behind Shared Equity in second place, followed by 40/1 longer outsider Pastoral Player in third place and 20/1 priced Belle Meade in fourth.

2017

4/1 priced race favourite Juanito Chico won The Class 2 Epsom Handicap Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse in 2017, ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and trained by William Jarvis.

7/1 priced Wahash finished just a length behind Juanito Chico in second place, followed by 5/1 third-favourite Black Trilby in third place and 20/1 outsider Dr Julius No in fourth.

2016

Back in 2016, the winner of The Class 2 Epsom Handicap Flat Race on Ladies Day at The Epsom Derby Festival was 10/1 priced King’s Pavilion, ridden by jockey Franny Norton and trained by Mark Johnston.

7/2 race favourite Stamp Hill finished just half a length behind King’s Pavilion in second place, followed by 12/1 outsider Qeyaadah in third place and 15/2 priced Reputation in fourth.

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