The first race that takes place during the August Afternoon Racing meeting at Kempton Park Racecourse every year is The Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race.
Offering a spectacular eight-race card, the August Afternoon Racing is a delightful horse racing affair that takes place after a series of Evening Racing meetings throughout the summer at Kempton Park Racecourse.
Kempton Park Racecourse, based on the outskirts of Surrey near the Greater London border, is one of the most prominent racecourses in the UK, owing to its magnificent state-of-the-art all-weather Polytrack and floodlighting facilities.
The next edition of the August Afternoon Racing 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 Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race is a Class 5 flat race for novice horses that serves as the opening race of the August Afternoon Racing meeting at Kempton Park Racecourse every year.
Exclusively open to horses aged just two years old, The Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race runs just five furlongs of Kempton Park Racecourse and featured just five runners last time out.
Those five competitors last time out fought for a share of a £6,000 purse, which was split proportionately between the teams of the winning and placing horses in the following manner:
1st place – 4/5 Streamline (GB) – £3,881
2nd place – 16/1 Force Of Impact (IRE) – £1,155
3rd place – 14/1 Simply Silca (IRE) – £577
4th place – 15/8 Better The Devil (USA) – £289
The Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race is scheduled to open the next edition of the August Afternoon Racing meeting at approximately 13:45 on Monday the 2nd of August 2021.
It’s the opening race of the day and regardless of whether it’s the August Afternoon Racing or the Christmas Festival itself, the runners will always want to get the show on the road in style.
The particular runners that are participating in this race are of a Class 5 calibre, which means they have official ratings of between 56-70 and 61-75.
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):
- Better The Devil (USA) – fourth-place finish – 15/8 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Hollie Doyle and trained by Anthony Watson
- Streamline (GB) – first-place finish – 4/5 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Adam Kirby and trained by Clive Cox
- Capla Spirit (GB) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 9-0 – assigned jockey Tom Marquand and trained by Gay Kelleway
- Force Of Impact (IRE) – second-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-13 – ridden by jockey Liam Morris and trained by Paul George
- Simply Silca (IRE) – third-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-11 – ridden by jockey Shane Kelly and trained by Richard Hughes
- Treaty Of Dingle (GB) – fifth-place finish – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-8 – ridden by jockey Charlie Bennett and trained by Hughie Morrison
It’s not just the races that feature as part of the Christmas Festival that can make you a small fortune at Kempton Park Racecourse. As such a prestigious horse racing venue, any race that takes place during any of their annual meetings can present a genuine opportunity to make some money wagering on the action.
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Last time out in The Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race, odds ranged from 4/5 for the race favourite Streamline up to 16/1 for the longest outsiders Force Of Impact and Treaty Of Dingle – not bad for a five-horse race.
This edition of The Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race was won by the 4/5 race favourite Streamline, who converted £50 outright backing stakes into £112.50 in returns, £62.50 in profits.
Here are the previous 5 winners of The Novice Auction Stakes 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.
At the most recent edition of the August Afternoon Racing meeting at Kempton Park Racecourse in 2019, The Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race was won by 4/5 priced race favourite Streamline, ridden by jockey Adam Kirby and trained by Clive Cox.
16/1 priced outsider Force Of Impact finished three and three-quarter lengths behind Streamline in second place, followed by 14/1 priced Simply Silca in third place and 15/8 priced second-favourite Better The Devil 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.
Back in 2016 at Kempton Park Racecourse, the winner of The Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race during the August Afternoon Racing meeting was 4/1 priced third-favourite Just Maybe, ridden by jockey Robert Winston and trained by Mike Murphy.
10/1 priced Happy Queen finished a length and three-quarters behind Just Maybe in second place, followed by 8/1 priced Bubble Bath in third place and 11/4 priced race favourite Scorching Heat in fourth.