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The Surrey Stakes

The Surrey Stakes Flat Race is the sixth race that takes place on Day One of The Epsom Derby Festival every June at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

The Epsom Derby Festival is a thrilling two-day meeting that, thanks to its positioning on public grounds of The Epsom Downs, can welcome up to 130,000 enthusiastic horse racing fanatics at any given time.

14 magnificent races take place during The Epsom Derby Festival, including The Epsom Oaks and The Epsom Derby, which offer over £2 million in prize money between them.

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 Surrey Stakes Flat Race is a Class 1 flat race that serves as the penultimate race of Day One at The Epsom Derby Festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse every June.

Exclusively open to horses aged three years old, The Surrey Stakes Flat Race runs 7 furlongs and 3 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse and featured just 6 runners on its rearranged date in 2020.

The rescheduled races that took place last July offered prize pools around 50% lower than usual, so while a £50,000 purse is the standard for this race, the first four finishers took home a share of £25,500 instead. Here’s how much was assigned to each position:

1st place – 6/5 Safe Voyage (IRE) – £14,461

2nd place – 5/1 Vale Of Kent (IRE) – £5,482

3rd place – 5/1 Shine So Bright (GB) – £2,744

4th place – 6/1 Oh This Is Us (IRE) – £1,367

The Surrey Stakes Flat Race will begin at 17:15 on Friday the 4th of June 2021.

Runners

The runners that compete in The Surrey Stakes Flat Race provide an awe-inspiring spectacle for all in attendance every time The Epsom Derby Festival returns to Epsom Downs Racecourse.

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. Daarik (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Jim Crowley and trained by John Gosden
  2. Jack’s Point (GB) – fifth-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Martin Dwyer and trained by William Muir
  3. Oh This Is Us (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Ryan Moore and trained by Richard Hannon
  4. Safe Voyage (IRE) – first-place finish – 6/5 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Jason Hart and trained by John Quinn
  5. Shine So Bright (GB) – third-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and trained by Andrew Balding
  6. Vale Of Kent (IRE) – second-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Joe Fanning and trained by Mark Johnston

Tips

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Odds

At The Surrey Stakes Flat Race last July, odds for the favourite Safe Voyage were 6/5, while odds for the longest outsider Jack’s Point were 14/1, which is fairly generous for a six-horse race.

Jack’s Point may have finished in 5th place, but the 14/1 outsider was only six and a half lengths behind the winner Safe Voyage.

6/5 favourite Safe Voyage won the 2020 edition of The Surrey Stakes Flat Race, turning £50 outright betting stakes into £110 in returns, £60 in profits.

Previous Runners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Surrey Stakes Flat Race at The Epsom Derby Festival, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

The winner of The Surrey Stakes Flat Race at The Epsom Derby Festival last time out in 2020 was 6/5 race favourite Safe Voyage, ridden by jockey Jason Hart and trained by John Quinn.

5/1 priced joint second-favourite Vale Of Kent finished a length and a half behind Safe Voyage in second place, followed by equally priced Shine So Bright in third place and 6/1 priced Oh This Is Us in fourth.

The 2020 edition of The Surrey Stakes Flat Race was contested by six runners and won with a race time of 1m 19.88s.

2019

At The Epsom Derby Festival in 2019, The Surrey Stakes Flat Race was won by 6/5 race favourite Space Blues, ridden by jockey James Doyle and trained by Charlie Appleby.

7/2 third-favourite Urban Icon finished just a neck behind Space Blues in second place, followed by 14/1 outsider Marie’s Diamond in third place and 11/4 second-favourite Angel’s Hideaway in fourth.

The 2019 edition of The Surrey Stakes Flat Race was contested by seven runners and won with a race time of 1m 22.74s.

2018

3/1 third-favourite Lake Volta won The Surrey Stakes Flat Race on Day One of The Epsom Derby Festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse in 2018, ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and trained by Mark Johnston.

5/1 second-favourite Aurum finished four and a half lengths behind Lake Volta in second place, followed by 9/1 priced Rufus King in third place and 9/4 race favourite Kings Shield in fourth.

The 2018 edition of The Surrey Stakes Flat Race was contested by six runners and won with a race time of 1m 24.34s.

2017

The Surrey Stakes Flat Race was won by 8/1 priced Solomon’s Bay at Epsom Downs Racecourse back in 2017, ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and trained by Roger Varian.

5/2 second-favourite Seven Heavens finished just three-quarters of a length behind Solomon’s Bay in second place, followed by 3/1 third-favourite True Valour in third place and 22/1 outsider Mr Scaramanga in fourth.

The 2017 edition of The Surrey Stakes Flat Race was contested by seven runners and won with a race time of 1m 21.97s.

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