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The Epsom Spring Meeting

The Epsom Spring Meeting is the first meeting of Epsom’s Summer season that takes place at Epsom Downs Racecourse every April.

This magnificent Spring-time meeting offers six excellent flat races, including the Blue Riband Trial, which grants its winner instant qualification into The Derby, which takes place just a few months later.

These six flat races vary in length and field size and make up a magical day of racing at the home of The Epsom Derby Festival that’s regularly attended by royal representatives like the Queen herself.

There are plenty of ticket types to suit all budget types for The Epsom Spring Meeting, from standard admission with freedom of the venue to hospitality options with fine-dining restaurants and even private balconies.

If you’ve yet to attend Epsom’s Spring flat race meeting, make this year the year you experience the ultimate season warmup just a matter of weeks before The Epsom Derby Festival.

The next edition of The Epsom Spring Meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday the 20th of April 2021

Investec Asset Finance Handicap

The Investec Asset Finance Handicap is a Class 3 handicap flat race that serves as the opening race of The Epsom Spring Meeting at the end of April every year.

Open to horses aged four years old and above, The Investec Asset Finance Handicap runs 5 furlongs of Epsom Downs Racecourse and usually consists of a medium-sized field.

The purse for The Investec Asset Finance Handicap last time out was £20,000, which was split between the first four finishers in the following fashion:

1st place – £12,450

2nd place – £3,782

3rd place – £1,864

4th place – £932

The Investec Asset Finance Handicap will begin at 14:10 on Tuesday the 20th of April 2021.

Investec Blue Riband Trial

The Investec Blue Riband Trial is a Class 1 flat race that takes place at Epsom Downs Racecourse every April and serves as a qualifier for The Epsom Derby which takes place just 6 weeks later.

Exclusively open to horses aged three years old, The Investec Blue Riband runs a total distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 17 yards along Epsom’s Surrey-based racecourse and is made up by a fairly mid-sized field of runners.

£50,000 was up for grabs last time out in 2019, which was shared between the first four competitors to successfully complete the race. Each placement position was assigned the following amounts:

1st place – £28,355

2nd place – £10,750

3rd place – £5,380

4th place – £2,680

The Investec Blue Riband Trial is scheduled to begin at 14:45 on Tuesday the 20th of April 2021.

Investec Corporate & Investment Banking Great Metropolitan Handicap

The Investec Corporate & Investment Banking Great Metropolitan Handicap is a Class 3 handicap flat race that takes place at The Epsom Spring Meeting as the occasion’s third race every April.

Horses aged four years old and above can participate in this race that stretches 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 6 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse and usually a medium-sized field of runners does so.

At The Epsom Spring Meeting 2019, £20,000 was the prize pool which was shared proportionately between the first four finishers, with each top-four position assigned the following amount:

1st place – £12,450

2nd place – £3,782

3rd place – £1,864

4th place – £932

The Investec Corporate & Investment Banking Great Metropolitan Handicap will start at 15:20 on Tuesday the 20th of April 2021.

Investec City And Suburban Handicap

The Investec City And Suburban Handicap is a Class 2 handicap flat race that is run annually at Epsom Downs Racecourse for The Spring Meeting every April.

Open to horses aged four years old and over, The Investec City And Suburban Handicap runs an Epsom course distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 17 yards and consisted of 11 runners last time out.

The most recent purse for this race was £50,000, which is likely to be the case again next time the medium field of runners thunder down The Tattenham Straight. Here’s how the purse is split:

1st place – £28,355

2nd place – £10,750

3rd place – £5,380

4th place – £2,680

The Investec City And Suburban Handicap will begin at 15:55 on Tuesday the 20th of April 2021.

Investec Wealth Novice Stakes

The Investec Wealth Novice Stakes is a Class 4 flat race for novices that serves as the penultimate race of The Epsom Spring Meeting every April.

Exclusively open to horses aged three and four years old, The Investec Wealth Novice Stakes runs just 1 mile and 113 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse and often features a fairly small field of runners.

£10,000 is in the prize pot which is to be shared between the first four placed horses in the following manner:

1st place – £6,469

2nd place – £1,925

3rd place – £962

4th place – £481

The Investec Wealth Novice Stakes is scheduled to start at 16:25 on Tuesday the 20th of April 2021.

Investec Private Banking Handicap

The Investec Private Banking Handicap is a Class 4 handicap flat race that annually concludes The Epsom Spring Meeting every April.

The Investec Private Banking Handicap flat race is open to horses aged three years old and features a race distance of just 1 mile and 113 yards.

£11,200 was the prize pool for this race last time out, which was shared between the first four finishers in the following amounts:

1st place – £6,469

2nd place – £1,925

3rd place – £962

4th place – £481

The Investec Private Banking Handicap will conclude The Epsom Spring Meeting at 17:00 on Tuesday the 20th of April 2021.

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Odds

Odds on horses for the races at The Epsom Spring Meeting last time out ranged from around Evens up to 50/1 for Noble Expression who finished 10th of 12 runners in The Investec Corporate & Investment Banking Great Metropolitan Handicap.

The biggest upset of The Spring Meeting at Epsom Downs Racecourse last time out was in the final race of the day, The Investec Private Banking Handicap, which was won by 16/1 outsider Multamis, ridden by jockey Jim Crowley and trained by Owen Burrows.

This 16/1 result turned £10 outright backing stakes into £170 in returns, £160 profit for the punters who had predicted this upset.

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