The seventh race that takes place during The Season Finale at Epsom Downs Racecourse every year is The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race.
Offering seven brilliant races on one single day of high-quality racing, The Epsom Season Finale concludes yet another season of incredible flat race meetings at Epsom Downs Racecourse on the final Sunday of September every year.
Included on this magnificent seven-race card are the likes of The Nursery, The Derby ‘Wild Card’ Conditions Stakes and The Apprentices’ Derby Stakes, among other exquisitely entertaining races.
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About The Race
The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race is a Class 4 handicap flat race that serves as the final race of The Season Finale every September at Epsom Downs Racecourse.
Horses aged three years of age and above can participate in The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race, which runs just 7 furlongs and 3 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse and usually features a moderately sized field of runners.
£11,600 was the final purse of the day in this race in September 2019, which was split between the first four race finishers as follows:
1st place – 9/4 Zeyzoun (FR) – £6,469
2nd place – 5/1 Swift Approval (IRE) – £1,925
3rd place – 14/1 Global Destination (IRE) – £962
4th place – 7/2 Dourado (IRE) – £481
The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race will conclude The Epsom Season Finale and Epsom’s flat racing season at around 17:15 on Sunday the 26th of September 2021.
The runners that participate in The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race during The Season Finale at Epsom Downs Racecourse never fail to end Epsom’s flat racing season in extravagant style, leaving the many present spectators hungry for the start of the next season.
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):
- Swift Approval (IRE) – second-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-10 – ridden by jockey Sean Levey and trained by Stuart Williams
- Dourado (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 7/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-9 – ridden by jockey Cieren Fallon and trained by Patrick Chamings
- Zeyzoun (FR) – first-place finish – 9/4 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey George Wood and trained by Chris Wall
- Red Bravo (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-11 – ridden by jockey Kieran Shoemark and trained by Charlie Hills
- Global Destination (IRE) – third-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-10 – ridden by jockey Robert Havlin and trained by Ed Dunlop
- Young Bernie (GB) – seventh-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 8-9 – ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy and trained by Andrew Balding
- Arctic Flower (IRE) – eighth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-7 – ridden by jockey George Rooke and trained by John Bridger
- Poet’s Magic (GB) – fifth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-4 – ridden by jockey Nicola Currie and trained by Jonathon Portman
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Odds for The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race during The Epsom Season Finale last time out ranged from 9/4 for the race favourite Zeyzoun up to 33/1 for the longest outsider Arctic Flower.
Things went pretty much according to plan at this edition of the race, with 33/1 priced Arctic Flower finishing in last place and 9/4 priced race favourite Zeyzoun taking the first place prize and converting £10 outright backing stakes into £32.50 in returns, £22.50 in profits.
Here are the previous 4 winners of The Class 4 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 Season Finale last September, The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race was won by 9/4 priced race favourite Zeyzoun, ridden by jockey George Wood and trained by Chris Wall.
5/1 priced Swift Approval finished a length and a quarter behind Zeyzoun in second place, followed by 14/1 priced outsider Global Destination in third place and 7/2 priced second-favourite Dourado in fourth.
The final race of The Season Finale at Epsom Downs Racecourse in 2018 was won by 5/2 priced race favourite Swanton Blue, ridden by jockey Seamus Cronin and trained by Ed De Giles.
7/2 priced second-favourite Canford’s Joy finished a length and three-quarters behind Swanton Blue in second place, followed by 10/1 priced Crosse Fire in third place and 8/1 priced Your Choice in fourth.
Ridden by jockey Josephine Gordon and trained by Phil McEntee, 10/3 priced race favourite London won The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race at Epsom’s Season Finale in 2017.
5/1 priced joint second-favourite King Of Swing finished three and a quarter lengths behind London in second place, followed by 6/1 priced Storm Cry in third place and 5/1 joint second-favourite Munfallet in fourth.
20/1 priced outsider Jack’s Revenge, ridden by jockey S Drowne and trained by George Baker, won The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse back in 2016.
16/1 priced Short Work finished a length and a half behind Jack’s Revenge in second place, followed by 9/2 priced race favourite Black Bess in third place and 8/1 priced Morache Music in fourth.