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The Epsom Handicap

The Epsom Handicap Flat Race is the fourth race that takes place at Epsom Downs Racecourse for Ladies Day at The Epson Derby Festival every June.

The Epsom Derby Festival is one of the most highly-anticipated meetings of the entire British horse racing calendar, offering 14 brilliant races including the likes of The Oaks Stakes, The Surrey Stakes, The Princess Elizabeth Stakes and, of course, The Epsom Derby.

The Epsom Derby itself takes place on the second day of this two-day affair and offers over £1,600,000 in prize money in front of crowds upwards of 130,000 enthusiastic spectators thanks to the racecourse’s perfect positioning on the public access Epsom Downs.

The Epsom Derby Festival 2021 will take place this Summer on Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th of June. 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 Flat Race is a Class 2 handicap flat race that serves as the fourth race of Day One, Ladies Day, at The Epsom Derby Festival every year.

Open to horses aged four years old and above, The Epsom Handicap Flat Race runs 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 17 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse and featured eleven runners last time out.

The most recent edition of The Epsom Handicap Flat Race featured a prize pool worth £60,000, which was shared between the four placing horses in the following manner:

1st place – 11/4 Mountain Angel – £37,350

2nd place – 7/1 Jazeel (IRE) – £11,184

3rd place – 33/1 Mr Scaramanga – £5,592

4th place – 4/1 Setting Sail (GB) – £2,796

The Epsom Handicap Flat Race will begin at 15:45 on Friday the 4th of June 2021.

Runners

The Epsom Handicap Flat Race features some of the best up and coming flat race racehorses ridden by the most talented jockeys and trained by the most experienced racehorse trainers in the sport.

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. Comin’ Through (AUS) – eleventh-place finish – 66/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-10 – ridden by jockey Harry Bentley and trained by George Scott
  2. Mountain Angel (IRE) – first-place finish – 11/4 starting price – weighing in at 9-4 – ridden by jockey Andrea Atzeni and trained by Roger Varian
  3. What About Carlo (FR) – ninth-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-3 – ridden by jockey Charles Bishop and trained by Eve Johnson Houghton
  4. Setting Sail (GB) – fourth-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-12 – ridden by jockey James Doyle and trained by Charlie Appleby
  5. Elector (GB) – eighth-place finish – 3/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-12 – ridden by jockey Ryan Moore and trained by Sir Michael Stoute
  6. Lorelina (GB) – fifth-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-12 – ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy and trained by Andrew Balding
  7. Jazeel (IRE) – second-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-8 – ridden by jockey Jamie Spencer and trained by Jedd O’Keeffe
  8. Borodin (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 9/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-8 – ridden by jockey Paddy Mathers and trained by Richard Fahey
  9. Lawmaking (GB) – tenth-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-1 – ridden by jockey Kieran O’Neill and trained by Michael Scudamore
  10. Mr Scaramanga (GB) – third-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-0 – ridden by jockey David Egan and trained by Simon Dow
  11. Regular Income (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-0 – ridden by jockey John Quinn and trained by Adam West

Tips

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Odds

At the most recent edition of The Epsom Handicap Flat Race, odds ranged between 11/4 for the race favourite Mountain Angel and 66/1 for the longest outsider Comin’ Through.

The 2019 edition of The Epsom Handicap Flat Race was won by 11/4 race favourite Mountain Angel, who turned £20 outright backing stakes into £75 in returns, £55 in profits.

Previous Runners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The 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 Epsom Handicap Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse for The Epsom Derby Festival last time out was 11/4 race favourite Mountain Angel, ridden by jockey Andrea Atzeni and trained by Roger Varian.

7/1 priced Jazeel finished just a length behind Mountain Angel in second place, followed by 33/1 outsider Mr Scaramanga in third place and 4/1 priced Setting Sail in fourth.

2018

At The Epsom Derby Festival in 2018, the winner of The Epsom Handicap Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse was 5/4 race favourite Ajman King, ridden by jockey Andrea Atzeni and trained by Roger Varian.

10/1 priced Brorocco finished two and three-quarter lengths behind Ajman King in second place, followed by 11/1 outsider Dark Red in third place and 8/1 priced Not So Sleepy in fourth.

2017

10/1 priced Not So Sleepy won The Epsom Handicap Flat Race on Day One of The Epsom Derby Festival in 2017, ridden by jockey Adam Kirby and trained by Hughie Morrison.

16/1 outsider Innocent Touch finished just a neck behind Not So Sleepy in second place, followed by 14/1 priced What About Carlo in third place and 16/1 Examiner in fourth.

2016

Back in 2016, the winner of The Epsom Handicap Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse for The Epsom Derby Festival was 25/1 outsider Imshivalla, ridden by jockey Paul Hanagan and trained by Richard Fahey.

16/1 outsider Gold Prince finished a length and a quarter behind Imshivalla in second place, followed by 9/2 second-favourite What About Carlo in third place and 7/4 race-favourite Dark Red in fourth.

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