The Spring Meeting Novice Stakes Flat Race is the fourth race that is run for The Epsom Spring Meeting at Epsom Downs Racecourse every year.
The Epsom Spring Meeting is a single-day horse racing event that offers six unique flat races including The Blue Riband Trials Stakes which grants its winner automatic entry into The Epsom Derby the following June, as well as a share of a £50k prize pool.
The Epsom Spring Meeting is scheduled to commence with The Westminster Handicap Flat Race at 13:45 and conclude with The Walton Downs Handicap Flat race at 16:30.
Thanks to the public land around the racecourse on the Epsom Downs in Surrey, up to 130,000 horse racing fanatics can witness the action at any given time, but if you’re hoping for seats or hospitality, you’ll need to book as soon as possible.
This year’s edition of The Epsom Spring Meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday the 20th of April 2021. For all of The Epsom Spring Meeting’s news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.
About The Race
The Spring Meeting Novice Stakes Flat Race is a Class 4 flat race for novices that serves as the fourth race of The Epsom Spring Meeting at Epsom Downs Racecourse every April.
Exclusively open to horses aged three and four years old, The Spring Meeting Novice Stakes Flat Race runs 1 mile and 113 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse and featured just six runners last time out.
Those six runners fought for a share of a £10,000 purse, which was shared proportionately between the first four horses to successfully cross the finish line. Here’s how much was assigned to each placement position and who received the winnings:
1st place – 10/3 Le Don De Vie (GB) – £6,469
2nd place – 5/2 Casanova (GB) – £1,925
3rd place – 1/1 Current Option (IRE) – £962
4th place – 11/1 Turntable (GB) – £481
The Spring Meeting Novice Stakes Flat Race will begin at 15:20 on Tuesday the 20th of April 2021.
The runners that compete in The Spring Meeting Novice Stakes Flat Race provide an inspiring spectacle for the upwards of 130,000 spectators that are able to visit Epsom Downs Racecourse every time the race takes place.
Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race at Epsom’s Spring Meeting at Epsom Downs Racecourse last time out in 2019 (ordered by saddlecloth number):
- Casanova (GB) – second-place finish – 5/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Frankie Dettori and trained by John Gosden
- Current Option (IRE) – third-place finish – 1/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey James Doyle and trained by William Haggas
- Le Don De Vie (GB) – first-place finish – 10/3 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy and trained by Andrew Balding
- Mr Zoom Zoom (GB) – fifth-place finish – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Eoin Walsh and trained by Luke McJannet
- Turntable (GB) – fourth-place finish – 11/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and trained by Simon and Ed Crisford
- Fancy Dress (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey Harry Bentley and trained by Ralph Beckett
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Odds for The Spring Meeting Novice Stakes Flat Race ranged between Evs for the race favourite Current Option and 40/1 for the longest outsider Mr Zoom Zoom last time out.
This edition of The Spring Meeting Novice Stakes Flat Race was in fact won by 10/3 third favourite Le Don De Vie, who converted £10 outright backing stakes into £43.33 in returns, £33.33 in profits for all those that backed the winner.
Here are the previous 4 winners of The Spring Meeting Novice Stakes Flat Race at The Epsom Spring Meeting, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:
(2020 meeting abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic)
The winner of The Spring Meeting Novice Stakes Flat Race last time out at Epsom Downs Racecourse was 10/3 third-favourite Le Don De Vie, ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy and trained by Andrew Balding.
5/2 second-favourite Casanova finished just a neck behind Le Don De Vie in second place, followed by 1/1 race favourite Current Option in third place and 11/1 priced Turntable in fourth.
At The Epsom Spring Meeting in 2018, The Spring Meeting Novice Stakes Flat Race was won by 15/8 second-favourite Master Of Wine, ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy and trained by Andrew Balding.
10/1 priced Simoon finished two and a quarter lengths behind Master Of Wine in second place, followed by 11/8 race favourite King Of The Sand in third place and 50/1 outsider Zig Zag Zyggy in fourth.
The Class 5 Maiden Stakes Flat Race was run in this time slot at The Epsom Spring Meeting in 2017, which was won by 11/8 race favourite Leader’s Legacy, ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and trained by Saeed bin Suroor.
12/1 outsider Romanor finished four lengths behind Leader’s Legacy in second place, followed by 5/1 priced Carpe Diem Lady in third place and 7/2 second-favourite Bahar in fourth.
Back in 2016, the Class 5 Maiden Stakes was run in this time slot at Epsom Downs Racecourse, which was won by 9/1 priced Finelcity, ridden by jockey Dane O’Neill and trained by Harry Dunlop.
11/1 outsider Najd finished three and a half lengths behind Finelcity in second place, followed by 13/8 race favourite Generalship in third place and 4/1third-favourite Yensir in fourth.