The fourth race that is run at Epsom Downs Racecourse for The Epsom Season Finale every year is The 3YO Handicap Flat Race.
The Epsom Season Finale, held on the beautiful grounds of Epsom Downs on the last Sunday of September each year, features a spectacular seven-race card that includes the Nursery, The Derby ‘Wild Card’ Conditions Stakes, and The Apprentices’ Derby Stakes, among others.
Epsom Downs Racecourse is one of the most renowned racecourses in the United Kingdom, best known for The Epsom Derby. However, there are four other incredible meetings held here every year, and owing to its proximity on The Epsom Downs in Surrey, it can accommodate upwards of 130,000 spectators at a time.
Don’t miss The 3YO Handicap at the next edition of The Epsom Season Finale on Sunday the 26th of September 2021. For all of The Epsom Season Finale news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.
About The Race
The 3YO Handicap Flat Race is a Class 3 handicap flat race that serves as the fourth race of The Season Finale at Epsom Downs Racecourse every September.
Exclusively open to horses aged just three years old, The 3YO Handicap Flat Race runs 1 mile and 113 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse and usually features a small to medium-sized field of runners.
At the most recent edition of The 3YO Handicap Flat Race in September 2019, the prize pool was £15,000, which was shared amongst the first four race finishers as follows:
1st place – 4/1 Marronnier (IRE) – £9,338
2nd place – 11/10 I’m Available (IRE) – £2,796
3rd place – 7/1 Hot Team (IRE) – £1,398
4th place – 5/1 House Of Kings (IRE) – £699
The 3YO Handicap Flat Race will begin at around 15:35 on Sunday the 26th of September 2021.
This race may be contested by a small field of runners that are just three years old, but the jockeys in the saddles have plenty of experience in races of all types, so you can rest assured the quality will remain high in The 3YO Handicap Flat Race
Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race at Epsom’s Season Finale at Epsom Downs Racecourse last time out in 2019 (ordered by saddlecloth number):
- Hot Team (IRE) – third-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-10 – ridden by jockey Cieren Fallon and trained by Hugo Palmer
- Alfred Boucher (GB) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey David Probert and trained by Henry Candy
- Desirous (GB) – fifth-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-6 – ridden by jockey Harry Bentley and trained by Ralph Beckett
- I’m Available (IRE) – second-place finish – 11/10 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy and trained by Andrew Balding
- Marronnier (IRE) – first-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Sean Levey and trained by Stuart Williams
- House Of Kings (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-4 – ridden by jockey Adam Kirby and trained by Clive Cox
- Water’s Edge (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-7 – ridden by jockey Nicola Currie and trained by George Baker
Epsom Downs Racecourse hosts many excellent flat race meetings throughout the year, and whether it’s The 3YO Handicap Flat Race or The Epsom Derby itself, a lot of money can be made wagering on the action.
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At the latest edition of The 3YO Handicap Flat Race, odds ranged from 11/10 for the race favourite I’m Available up to 20/1 for the longest outsider Water’s Edge.
This edition of the race was won by 4/1 priced Marronnier, who transformed £10 outright backing stakes into £50 in returns, £40 in profits.
Here are the previous 4 winners of The 3YO Handicap Flat Race at The Epsom Season Finale, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:
(2020 edition abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic)
At Epsom Downs Racecourse for The Epsom Season Finale last time out in 2019, the winner of The 3YO Handicap Flat Race was 4/1 priced second-favourite Marronnier, ridden by jockey Sean Levey and trained by Stuart Williams.
11/10 priced race favourite I’m Available finished two and three-quarter lengths behind Marronnier in second place, followed by 7/1 priced Hot Team in third place and 5/1 priced third-favourite House Of Kings in fourth.
At Epsom’s Season Finale in 2018, 7/2 priced second-favourite Akvavera finished first in The 3YO Handicap Flat Race, ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and trained by Ralph Beckett.
17/2 priced Sing Out Loud finished two lengths behind Akvavera in second place, followed by 6/1 priced Arigato in third place and 7/1 priced Macaque in fourth.
Ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and trained by Richard Fahey, 3/1 priced race favourite Heatongrad won The 3YO Handicap Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse in 2017.
4/1 priced third-favourite Fujaira Bridge finished nine lengths behind Heatongrad in second place, followed by 7/2 priced second-favourite Swiss Storm in third place and 16/1 priced outsider Dr Julius No in fourth.
Back in 2016 at Epsom Downs Racecourse, The 3YO Handicap Flat Race during The Epsom Season Finale was won by 8/1 priced Dubai Fashion, ridden by jockey Paul Hanagan and trained by Saeed Bin Suroor.
9/2 priced second-favourite Blair House finished two lengths behind Dubai Fashion in second place, followed by 5/1 priced Lorelina in third place and 8/1 priced High Draw in fourth.