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Class 4 Fillies’ Handicap

The eighth race that takes place at Kempton Park Racecourse during the August Afternoon Racing meeting every year is The Class 4 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race.

Kempton Park Racecourse is an exceptional horse racing venue that features some of the most meetings and race days of any UK racecourse each season. The reason Kempton Park can be such a prominent race day powerhouse is owing to its first-rate all-weather Polytrack course for adverse weather conditions and floodlighting facilities for winter and later evening events.

The August Afternoon Racing meeting usually takes place on the first Monday of August each year after a summer of warm Evening Racing meetings and before the Floodlit Racing meetings and jump season begin.

The next edition of Kempton Park’s August Afternoon Racing meeting is scheduled to take place on Monday the 2nd of August 2021. For all of The Kempton Park Racecourse Afternoon Racing news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

About The Race

The Class 4 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race is a Class 4 handicap flat race for fillies that annually serves as the final race of the August Afternoon Racing meeting at Kempton Park Racecourse.

Open to fillies aged three years old and above, The Class 4 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race runs just six furlongs of Kempton Park Racecourse and usually features a fairly small field of runners.

The final purse of the day last time out was £11,200, which was contested by the runners of The Class 4 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race with the first four positions being assigned the following shares:

1st place – 11/4 Lapidary (GB) – £6,469

2nd place – 11/2 Be Like Me (IRE) – £1,925

3rd place – 11/4 Rose Berry (GB) – £962

4th place – 13/2 Lorna Cole (IRE) – £481

The Class 4 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race is scheduled to commence at approximately 17:15 on Monday the 2nd of August 2021.

Runners

The last race of the day provides the final opportunity to win some money by placing some bets on the action. Great news, though, as the highly skilled participating runners mean said wagering opportunity can be a particularly lucrative one. 

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):

  1. Peggie Sue (GB) – fifth-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-12 – ridden by jockey David Probert and trained by Adam West
  2. Rose Berry (GB) – third-place finish – 11/4 starting price – weighing in at 9-8 – ridden by jockey Silvestre Se Sousa and trained by Charlie Wallis
  3. Be Like Me (IRE) – second-place finish – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Andrea Atzeni and trained by Marco Botti
  4. Sweet Pursuit (GB) – sixth-place finish – 13/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy and trained by Rod Millman
  5. Irene May (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 9/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-1 – ridden by jockey Jason Watson and trained by Sylvester Kirk
  6. Lapidary (GB) – first-place finish – 11/4 starting price – weighing in at 8-12 – ridden by jockey Luke Morris and trained by Heather Main
  7. Lorna Cole (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 13/2 starting price – weighing in at 8-6 – ridden by jockey Martin Dwyer and trained by William Muir

Tips

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We have the best horse racing tips for races like The Class 4 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race and The King George VI Chase, as well as promo codes for sign-up offers that include free bets, paid extra places promotions, boosted odds on race favourites and more, so you can make this your one-stop-shop for all things Kempton Park and fully maximise your profits this racing season.

Odds

Odds for races held at Kempton Park Racecourse are always generous, whether it’s any of the races held during the famous Christmas Festival or races like The Class 4 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race during the August Afternoon Racing.

Last time out, odds for The Class 4 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race ranged from 11/4 for the joint race favourites Lapidary and Rose Berry up to 14/1 for the longest outsider Peggie Sue.

The winner of this edition of the race was 11/4 priced joint-favourite Lapidary, who converted, for example, £20 outright backing stakes into £75 in returns, £55 in profits. 

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Class 4 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race at The Afternoon Racing, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

The August Afternoon Racing at Kempton Park Racecourse did not take place in 2020.

2019

The winner of The Class 4 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race at Kempton Park Racecourse’s August Afternoon Racing meeting last time out was 11/4 priced joint-favourite Lapidary, ridden by jockey Luke Morris and trained by Heather Main.

11/2 priced Be Like Me finished just a short head behind Lapidary in second place, followed by 11/4 priced joint race favourite Rose Berry in third place and 13/2 priced Lorna Cole in fourth.

2018

The August Afternoon Racing at Kempton Park Racecourse did not take place in 2018.

2017

The August Afternoon Racing at Kempton Park Racecourse did not take place in 2017.

2016

The Class 4 Fillies’ Handicap Flat Race did not take place during the August Afternoon Racing meeting in 2016. Instead, the Class 4 race was a standard handicap race for horses aged four years old and above over a distance of two miles.

This race was won by 5/2 priced second-favourite Mister Bob, ridden by jockey Ted Durcan and trained by James Bethell. 9/1 priced Saborido finished a length and a quarter behind Mister Bob in second place, followed by 6/1 priced Le Rock in third place and 11/2 priced third-favourite Voice Control in fourth.

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