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Class 5 Novice Stakes

The sixth race that takes place during The Season Finale every year at Epsom Downs Racecourse is The Class 5 Novice Stakes Flat Race.

The Epsom Season Finale, as the name implies, is the final race day of the flat racing season, which takes place every year on the last Sunday of September at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

The Nursery, The Derby ‘Wild Card’ Conditions Stakes, and The Apprentices’ Derby Stakes are among the seven outstanding races held at this magnificent meeting, which can attract up to 130,000 spectators thanks to the local public grounds of The Epsom Downs.

Don’t miss The Epsom Season Finale this autumn 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 Class 5 Novice Stakes Flat Race is a Class 5 flat race for novices that serves as the penultimate race of The Season Finale meeting at Epsom Downs Racecourse every September.

Open to horses aged three years old and above, The Class 5 Novice Stakes Flat Race runs 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 17 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse and often features a fairly small field of runners.

Last September, participating runners contested a £7,000 prize pool, which was shared between the first four horses to pass the final post in the following manner:

1st place – 5/4 Edinburgh Castle (IRE) – £4,528

2nd place – 14/1 Manucci (IRE) – £1,348

3rd place – 5/4 Roving Mission (USA) – £673

4th place – 33/1 Shattering (IRE) – £337

The Class 5 Novice Stakes Flat Race will begin at around 16:45 on Sunday the 26th of September 2021.

Runners

The Class 5 Novice Stakes Flat Race is contested by a small to medium-sized field of some very well known runners that you’ll likely recognise from various other flat race meetings.

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):

  1. Big Bang (GB) – seventh-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Shelley Birkett and trained by Julia Feilden
  2. Dereham (GB) – sixth-place finish – 50/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Raul De Silva and trained by John Berry
  3. Edinburgh Castle (IRE) – first-place finish – 5/4 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy and trained by Andrew Balding
  4. Manucci (IRE) – second-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Kieran Shoemark and trained by Amanda Perrett
  5. Memphis Bleek (GB) – fifth-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Gabriele Malune and trained by Ivan Furtado
  6. Shattering (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Sean Levey and trained by Paul Cole
  7. Roving Mission (USA) – third-place finish – 5/4 starting price – weighing in at 8-11 – ridden by jockey Harry Bentley and trained by Ralph Beckett

Tips

Each race at Epsom Downs Racecourse during The Season Finale offers a real chance for reasonable profits if you know who to bet on. Our experienced Epsom horse racing tipsters will provide you with all the details you require to make the best decisions possible this September.

We can’t promise winners, but we can provide you with the best online advice for making the best choices for each and every race. These fantastic picks are often accompanied by promo codes for sign-up bonuses such as big free bets at the best online betting sites and more.

Odds

At Epsom Downs Racecourse last September, odds for The Class 5 Novice Stakes Flat Race ranged from 5/4 for the joint race favourites Edinburgh Castle and Roving Mission up to 50/1 for the longest outsider Dereham who finished ahead of 33/1 priced Big Bang.

5/4 priced joint-favourite Edinburgh Castle took the first place prize in this edition of The Class 5 Novice Stakes Flat Race, converting £50 outright betting stakes into £112.50 in returns, £62.50 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Class 5 Novice Stakes Flat Race at The Epsom Season Finale, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

(2020 edition abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic)

2019

The winner of The Class 5 Novice Stakes Flat Race last time out at Epsom’s Season Finale was 5/4 priced joint race favourite Edinburgh Castle, ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy and trained by Andrew Balding.

14/1 priced outsider Manucci finished four and a half lengths behind Edinburgh Castle in second place, followed by 5/4 joint race favourite Roving Mission in third place and 33/1 priced outsider Shattering in fourth.

2018

At Epsom Downs Racecourse in 2018, race 6, The Class 5 Flat Race, was won by 11/1 priced Allegiant, ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and trained by Stuart Williams.

16/1 priced outsider Gerry The Glover finished two and a half lengths behind Allegiant in second place, followed by 9/4 priced race favourite Central City in third place and 9/2 priced Deadly Accurate in fourth.

2017

Ridden by jockey Andrea Atzeni and trained by  Roger Varian, 2/5 priced race favourite Ajman King finished first in The Maiden Stakes during The Season Finale at Epsom Downs Racecourse in 2017.

9/1 priced Dash Of Spice finished two lengths behind Ajman King in second place, followed by 14/1 priced outsider Wine List in third place and 9/2 priced second-favourite Star Story in fourth.

2016

Back in 2016, the winner of The Class 5 Maiden Novice Stakes at Epsom Downs Racecourse was 8/1 priced Squiggley, ridden by jockey Dane O’Neill and trained by Henry Candy.

Equally priced Henry The Explorer finished just three-quarters of a length behind Squiggley in second place, followed by 2/1 priced joint race favourite Aldrin in third place and equally priced Cape Banjo in fourth.

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