The Class 5 ‘1 Mile’ Flat Race is the fifth race that takes place at Kempton Park Racecourse for the August Afternoon Racing meeting every summer.
Kempton Park Racecourse, based on the outskirts of Surrey near the Greater London border, is the majestic home of the August Afternoon Racing meeting, as well as many other prestigious race days such as The Christmas Festival, which features the second most prestigious steeplechase behind The Gold Cup at Cheltenham – The King George VI Chase.
The next August Afternoon Racing meeting to take place at Kempton Park Racecourse will be on Friday the 20th 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 5 ‘1 Mile’ Flat Race is a Class 5 flat race that serves as the fifth race of the Afternoon Racing at Kempton Park Racecourse every August.
Open to horses aged three years old and above, The Class 5 ‘1 Mile’ Flat Race, as its name suggests, runs precisely 1 mile of Kempton Park Racecourse and usually features a fairly large field of runners.
The purse for The Class 5 ‘1 Mile’ Flat Race last time out was £7,021, which was distributed proportionately amongst the first four finishers as follows:
1st place – 12/1 Highfaluting (IRE) – £3,752
2nd place – 5/1 Toro Dorado (GB) – £1,116
3rd place – 11/1 Makambe (IRE) – £558
4th place – 5/2 Kendergarten Kop (IRE) – £300
The Class 5 ‘1 Mile’ Flat Race will commence at around 16:00 on Friday the 20th of August 2021.
The Class 5 ‘1 Mile’ Flat Race features runners with official ratings of between 56 and 75, all of which will be looking to put on a thrilling show for the people of Kempton Park.
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):
- Choral Music (GB) – tenth-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-12 – ridden by jockey Rob Hornby and trained by John Long
- Vixen (IRE) – eleventh-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-10 – ridden by jockey Thomas Greatrex and trained by Emma Lavelle
- Kendergarten Kop (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 5/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-10 – ridden by jockey David Probert and trained by David Flood
- Highfaluting (IRE) – first-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-8 – ridden by jockey Gerald Mosse and trained by James Eustace
- Professor (GB) – twelfth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Kieran Fox and trained by William Knight
- Deleyll (GB) – eighth-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-6 – ridden by jockey Sean Levey and trained by John Butler
- Subliminal (GB) – fourteenth-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Adam Kirby and trained by Simon Dow
- Cashel (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Alistair Rawlinson and trained by Michael Appleby
- Makambe (IRE) – third-place finish – 11/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Joey Haynes and trained by Chelsea Banham
- Weloof (FR) – seventh-place finish – 100/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Georgia Cox and trained by John Butler
- Rusper’s Gift (IRE) – thirteenth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-4 – ridden by jockey Dougie Costello and trained by Jamie Osborne
- Toro Dorado (GB) – second-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy and trained by Ed Dunlop
- French Twist (GB) – sixth-place finish – 66/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-12 – ridden by jockey David Egan and trained by David Loughnane
- Kafeel (USA) – eighth-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-9 – ridden by jockey William Cox and trained by Alexandra Dunn
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In The Class 5 ‘1 Mile’ Flat Race last time out, odds ranged from 5/2 for the race favourite Kendergarten Kop up to 100/1 for the longest outsider Weloof, who managed a seventh-place finish.
This edition of The Class 5 ‘1 Mile’ Flat Race was won by 12/1 priced slight outsider Highfaluting, who turned, for example, all £10 outright backing stakes into £130 in returns, £120 in profits.
Here are the previous 4 winners of The Class 5 ‘1 Mile’ Flat Race at The Afternoon Racing, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:
The August Afternoon Racing meeting did not take place at Kempton Park Racecourse in 2020.
12/1 priced Highfaluting, ridden by jockey Gerald Mosse and trained by James Eustace, finished first in The Class 5 ‘1 Mile’ Flat Race at Kempton Park’s August Afternoon Racing meeting last time out.
5/1 priced Toro Dorado finished just a nose behind Highfaluting in second place, followed by 11/1 priced Makambe in third place and 5/2 priced race favourite Kendergarten Kop in fourth.
In 2018, The Class 5 ‘1 Mile’ Flat Race at Kempton Park Racecourse was split into two separate divisions. The winner of the division 1 edition of the race was 3/1 priced second-favourite Margie’s Choice, ridden by jockey Robert Havlin and trained by John and Thady Gosden.
10/11 priced race favourite Appointment Only finished four lengths behind Margie’s Choice in second place, followed by 33/1 priced outsider Star Gypsy in third place and 28/1 priced outsider Jupiter in fourth.
Ridden by jockey Finley Marsh and trained by Richard Hughes, 25/1 priced outsider Bluff Crag finished first in The Class 5 ‘1 Mile’ Flat Race during the Afternoon Racing at Kempton Park Racecourse in 2017.
7/2 priced second-favourite Dangerous Ends finished a length and a half behind Bluff Crag in second place, followed by 25/1 priced outsider Mezmaar in third place and 3/1 priced race favourite Anna Medici in fourth.