The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race is the sixth race that is run at Kempton Park Racecourse for the August Afternoon Racing meeting every year.
Presenting a thrilling eight-race card on the first Monday of August every year, the August Afternoon Racing meeting is a spectacular flat racing occasion that takes place after a few months of Evening Racing meetings at Kempton Park Racecourse throughout the summer.
Kempton Park Racecourse, positioned on the outskirts of Surrey near Greater London, is amongst the most prominent horse racing venues in the country, with dozens of meetings and race days taking place throughout each racing season thanks to their fantastic all-weather Polytrack and floodlighting facilities.
The next edition of the August Afternoon Racing meeting will 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 Handicap Flat Race is a Class 4 handicap flat race that serves as the sixth race of the August Afternoon Racing meeting at Kempton Park Racecourse every summer.
Exclusively open to horses aged just three years old, The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race is the joint-longest race of the day, running 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 219 yards of Kempton Park Racecourse.
The most recent edition of The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race offered a generous prize pool worth £11,200, which was divided proportionately between the first four race finishers in the following fashion:
1st place – 7/2 Zuba (GB) – £6,469
2nd place – 7/2 Laafy (USA) – £1,925
3rd place – 7/1 Selino (GB) – £962
4th place – 5/4 Ironclad (GB) – £481
The next edition of The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race will take place at approximately 16:15 on Monday the 2nd of August 2021.
As the joint longest run of the day during the August Afternoon Racing meeting, The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race features some of the most well-conditioned three-year-old Class 4 rated runners, ridden by some of the most talented jockeys in British flat racing.
With official ratings of between 66-80 and 71-85, 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):
- Ironclad (GB) – fourth-place finish – 5/4 starting price – weighing in at 9-8 – ridden by jockey James Doyle and trained by Hugo Palmer
- Laafy (USA) – second-place finish – 7/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Ryan Moore and trained by Sir Michael Stoute
- Desert Friend (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-4 – ridden by jockey Jamie Spencer and trained by David Simcock
- Selino (GB) – third-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-1 – ridden by jockey Daniel Muscutt and trained by James Fanshawe
- Zuba (GB) – first-place finish – 7/2 starting price – weighing in at 8-13 – ridden by jockey Jim Crowley and trained by Amanda Perrett
- Fragrant Dawn (GB) – fifth-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-8 – ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and trained by Charles Hills
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Last time out, odds in The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race ranged from 5/4 for the race favourite Ironclad up to 16/1 for the longest outsiders Fragrant Dawn and Desert Friend.
This edition of The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race was won by 7/2 priced joint second-favourite Zuba, who converted £10 outright backing stakes into £45 in returns, £35 in profits.
Here are the previous 4 winners of The Class 4 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.
Last time out in The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race at Kempton Park’s August Afternoon Racing it was 7/2 priced joint second-favourite Zuba that came out on top, ridden by jockey Jim Crowley and trained by Amanda Perrett.
Equally priced Laafy finished just a neck behind Zuba in second place, followed by 7/1 priced Selino in second place and 5/4 priced race favourite Ironclad 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.
At Kempton Park Racecourse back in 2016, the winner of The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race during the August Afternoon Racing meeting was 9/5 priced Anzhelika, ridden by jockey George Baker and trained by David Lanigan.
6/1 priced Soul Intent finished a length and a quarter behind Anzhelika in second place, followed by 10/1 priced Dakota City in third place and 12/1 priced Plymouth Sound in fourth.