The first race that takes place during The Epsom Season Finale at Epsom Downs Racecourse every year is The Nursery Flat Race.
The Epsom Season Finale is an extraordinary day of racing that offers a seven-race card including the likes of The Nursery, The Apprentices’ Derby Stakes and The Season Finale Handicap Flat Race.
Opened in 1661, Epsom Downs Racecourse, positioned on the Epsom Downs chalk uplands of Surrey, can accommodate up to 130,000 spectators at a time thanks to free public access areas. This monumental number of horse racing fanatics makes for one of the most exhilarating atmospheres in the sport.
The Epsom Season Finale usually takes place on the last Sunday of September, just a few weeks after the conclusion of The Glass Times Race Day. Don’t miss the next edition this autumn on Sunday the 26th of September 2021.
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About The Race
The Nursery Flat Race is a Class 4 flat race that serves as the opening race of The Season Finale at Epsom Downs Racecourse every September.
Exclusively open to horses aged just two years old, The Nursery Flat Race runs 7 furlongs and 3 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse and usually features a fairly limited field of runners.
Last time out, £11,600 was split between the first four race finishers in the following fashion:
1st place – 4/1 Afraid Of Nothing (GB) – £6,469
2nd place – 8/11 Lost In Time (GB) – £1,925
3rd place – 16/1 Hubert (IRE) – £962
4th place – 12/1 Light The Fuse (IRE) – £481
The Nursery Flat Race will begin at around 14:00 on Sunday the 26th of September 2021.
The first race of The Epsom Season Finale at Epsom Downs Racecourse consistently launches the day off to an energetic start thanks to the talented runners that participate in this thrilling affair.
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):
- Lost In Time (GB) – second-place finish – 8/11 starting price – weighing in at 9-11 – ridden by jockey Hector Crouch and trained by Saeed Bin Suroor
- Stoweman (GB) – sixth-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Adam Kirby and trained by Clive Cox
- Afraid Of Nothing (GB) – first-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-6 – ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy and trained by Ralph Beckett
- Hubert (IRE) – third-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Luke Morris and trained by Sylvester Kirk
- Nat Love (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-13 – ridden by jockey Callum Shepherd and trained by Mich Channon
- Light The Fuse (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-12 – ridden by jockey Sean Levey and trained by Karl Burke
- Barry Magoo (GB) – seventh-place finish – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-0 – ridden by jockey Raul De Silva and trained by Adam West
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Odds for The Nursery Flat Race last time out at Epsom Downs Racecourse ranged from 8/11 for the race favourite Lost In Time up to 40/1 for the longest outsider Barry Magoo.
This edition of the race was won by 4/1 priced second-favourite Afraid Of Nothing, who converted £10 outright backing stakes into £50 in returns, £40 in profits.
Here are the previous 4 winners of The Nursery Flat Race at The Epsom Season Finale, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:
(2020 edition abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic)
The winner of The Nursery Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse for The Epsom Season Finale last time out was 4/1 priced second-favourite Afraid Of Nothing, ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy and trained by Ralph Beckett.
8/11 priced race favourite Lost In Time finished two and a quarter lengths behind Afraid Of Nothing in second place, followed by 16/1 priced outsider Hubert in third place and 12/1 priced Light The Fuse in fourth.
Ridden by jockey Jason Watson and trained by Sylvester Kirk, 7/1 priced Hackle Setter won The Nursery Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse back in 2018.
Equally priced Winter Gleam finished just half a length behind Hackle Setter in second place, followed by 4/1 priced second-favourite Royal Big Night in third place and 9/2 priced Two Blondes in fourth.
At Epsom Downs Racecourse for The Epsom Season Finale back in 2017, the winner of The Nursery Flat Race on the 1st of October was 9/2 priced race favourite Shrewd Approach, ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and trained by Simon and Ed Crisford.
8/1 priced George finished a length and a quarter behind Shrewd Approach in second place, followed by 22/1 priced outsider Reverberation in third place and 7/1 priced Kimifive in fourth.
Back at The Epsom Season Finale in 2016, the winner of The Nursery Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse was 3/1 priced race favourite Mutahaady, ridden by jockey Clifford Lee and trained by Karl Burke.
9/2 priced joint third-favourite Juanito Chico finished just half a length behind Mutahaady in second place, followed by equally priced Law Power in third place and 4/1 priced second-favourite Kodiac Khan in fourth.