The first race that takes place during the August Afternoon Racing meeting at Kempton Park Racecourse every year is The Class 3 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race.
The August Afternoon Racing meeting, which takes place on the first Monday of August every year and features an exciting eight-race card, is a magnificent flat racing event that follows a few months of Evening Racing meetings at Kempton Park Racecourse during the summer.
Kempton Park Racecourse, on the borders of Surrey near Greater London, is one of the country’s most well-known horse racing grounds, hosting well above the average number of meetings and race days each racing season owing to their outstanding all-weather Polytrack and floodlighting facilities.
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About The Race
The Class 3 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race is a Class 3 handicap flat race for fillies that serves as the penultimate race of Kempton Park’s August Afternoon Racing meeting every summer.
Horses aged three years old and above are eligible to participate in The Class 3 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race – the joint longest race of the August Afternoon Racing meeting running 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 219 yards of Kempton Park Racecourse.
Last time out, the purse for this race was £15,000, which was divided among the first four horses to pass the final post as follows:
1st place – 11/10 Hameem (GB) – £9,338
2nd place – 8/1 Isabella Brant (FR) – £2,796
3rd place – 10/1 I’ll Have Another (IRE) – £1,398
4th place – 5/1 White Chocolate (IRE) – £699
The Class 3 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race will commence at around 16:45 on Monday the 2nd of August 2021.
The Class 3 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race is the highest class race of the day and features runners that have official ratings of between 76-90 and 81-95. Expect a thrilling affair from these incredible runners and their skilled jockeys.
Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race at Kempton Park’s Afternoon Racing meeting at Kempton Park Racecourse last time out in 2019 (ordered by saddlecloth number):
- Hameem (GB) – first-place finish – 11/10 starting price – weighing in at 10-0 – ridden by jockey Jim Crowley and trained by John and Thady Gosden
- Plait (GB) – fifth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-9 – ridden by jockey James Doyle and trained by Michael Bell
- I’ll Have Another (IRE) – third-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-6 – ridden by jockey Franny Norton and trained by Mark Johnston
- White Chocolate (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Jamie Spencer and trained by David Simcock
- Point In Time (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-11 – ridden by jockey David Probert and trained by Mark Usher
- Isabella Brant (FR) – second-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-2 – ridden by jockey Josephine Gordon and trained by Ralph Beckett
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Odds in The Class 3 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race last time out in the summer of 2019 ranged from 11/10 for the race favourite Hameem up to 10/1 for the joint longest outsiders I’ll Have Another and Plait.
On this occasion, it was the 11/10 race favourite Hameem that took home the first-place prize, converting £50 outright backing stakes into £105 in returns, £55 in profits.
Here are the previous 4 winners of The Class 3 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race at The Afternoon Racing, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:
The August Afternoon Racing at Kempton Park Racecourse did not take place in 2020.
The winner of The Class 3 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race at the most recent edition of Kempton Park’s August Afternoon Racing meeting was 11/10 priced race favourite Hameem, ridden by jockey Jim Crowley and trained by John and Thady Gosden.
8/1 priced Isabella Brant finished five lengths behind Hameem in second place, followed by 10/1 priced I’ll Have Another in third place and 5/1 priced third-favourite White Chocolate in fourth.
The August Afternoon Racing at Kempton Park Racecourse did not take place in 2018.
The August Afternoon Racing at Kempton Park Racecourse did not take place in 2017.
The Class 3 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race did not feature on the fixture list of the August Afternoon Racing meeting in 2016. Instead, the seventh race of the day was The Class 6 3YO Handicap, which was won by 20/1 priced outsider Coarse Cut, ridden by jockey John Fahy and trained by Eve Johnson Houghton.
9/1 priced Denmead finished two and a half lengths behind Coarse Cut in second place, followed by 7/2 priced race favourite Pinstripe in third place and 9/1 priced Whitstable Pearl in fourth.