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The Walton Downs Handicap Flat Race

The Walton Downs Handicap Flat Race is the final race that takes place for The Epsom Spring Meeting at Epsom Downs Racecourse every April.

The Epsom Spring Meeting takes place during the last week of April every year and offers six excellent flat races including The Blue Riband Trial, which offers the race victor automatic entry into The Epsom Derby a few months later.

Epsom Downs Racecourse in Epsom, Surrey, is the wonderful host venue of this single-day meeting, where up to 130,000 spectators can witness the intense action as it unfolds thanks to the public access areas in the Epsom Downs.

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 Walton Downs Handicap Flat Race is a Class 4 handicap flat race that serves as the final race of The Epsom Spring Meeting at Epsom Downs Racecourse every Spring.

Exclusively open to horses aged three years old, The Walton Downs Handicap Flat Race runs 1 mile and 114 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse and featured eight runners last time out.

The Walton Downs Handicap Flat Race offered a purse worth £11,200 last time it took place in 2019, which was shared between placing horses in the following manner:

1st place – 16/1 Multamis (IRE) – £6,469

2nd place – 7/2 Spirit Warning (GB) – £1,925

3rd place – 11/2 Balladeer (GB) – £962

4th place – 8/1 Majestic Mac (GB) – £481

The Walton Downs Handicap Flat Race will begin at 16:30 on Tuesday the 20th of April 2021.

Runners

The brilliant runners that compete in The Walton Downs Handicap Flat Race will be keen to put on a fantastic finale for this final race, as they do every year for The Epsom Spring Meeting.

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):

  1. Sir Victor (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 9/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-8 – ridden by jockey Richard Kingscote and trained by Tom Dascombe
  2. Spirit Warning (GB) – second-place finish – 7/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy and trained by Andrew Balding
  3. Bay Of Naples (IRE) – ninth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-6 – ridden by jockey Joe Fanning and trained by Mark Johnston
  4. Balladeer (GB) – third-place finish – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Hayley Turner and trained by Michael Bell
  5. Multamis (IRE) – first-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Jim Crowley and trained by Owen Burrows
  6. Majestic Mac (GB) – fourth-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-3 – ridden by jockey Charlie Bennett and trained by Hughie Morrison
  7. Barbarosa (IRE) – eighth-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Tom Marquand and trained by Brian Meehan
  8. Gin Palace (GB) – sixth-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-1 – ridden by jockey Charles Bishop and trained by Eve Johnson Houghton
  9. Island Jungle (IRE) – eleventh-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey Fergus Sweeney and trained by Mark Usher
  10. Winter Gleam (IRE) – twelfth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-12 – ridden by jockey Harry Bentley and trained by William Knight
  11. Isle Of Wolves (GB) – seventh-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-9 – ridden by jockey Isobel Francis and trained by Jim Boyle
  12. Recuerdame (USA) – tenth-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-8 – ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and trained by Simon Dow

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Odds

Last time out, odds for The Walton Downs Handicap Flat Race ranged from 7/2 for the race favourite Spirit Warning up to 25/1 for the longest outsider Isle Of Wolves.

This edition of The Walton Downs Handicap Flat Race was in fact won by 16/1 outsider Multamis, who converted £10 outright backing stakes into £170 in returns, £160 in profits for all those that backed him.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Walton Downs Handicap Flat Race at The Epsom Spring Meeting, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

(2020 meeting abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic)

2019

The winner of The Walton Downs Handicap Flat Race last time out at The Epsom Spring Meeting 2019 was 16/1 outsider Multamis, ridden by jockey Jim Crowley and trained by Owen Burrows.

7/2 priced race favourite Spirit Warning finished just a length behind Multamis in second place, followed by 11/2 priced Balladeer in third place and 8/1 priced Majestic Mac in fourth.

2018

The Walton Downs Handicap Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse was won by 14/1 outsider Corazon Espinado in 2018, ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and trained by Simon Dow.

8/1 priced Cuban Heel finished just a neck behind Corazon Espinado in second place, followed by 8/1 priced Warburton in third place and 7/1 priced Akvavera in fourth.

2017

9/1 priced Emenem won The Walton Downs Handicap Flat Race at The Epsom Spring Meeting in 2017, ridden by jockey John Egan and trained by Simon Dow.

9/2 priced joint second-favourite Native Prospect finished a length and three-quarters behind Emenem in second place, followed by 16/1 outsider Star Maker in third place and 25/1 longer outsider Fair Power in fourth.

2016

Back in 2016, the winner of The Walton Downs Handicap Flat Race at Epsom Downs Racecourse for The Epsom Spring Meeting was 9/2 priced joint second-favourite Medburn Dream, ridden by jockey Franny Norton and trained by Paul Henderson.

7/1 priced Scarlet Dragon finished four and a half lengths behind Medburn Dream in second place, followed by 6/1 priced Machine Learner in third place and 7/2 race favourite Byres Road in fourth.

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