The second race that takes place at Kempton Park Racecourse for their annual August Evening Racing meeting is The Class 6 Nursery Flat Race.
The August Evening Racing meeting, which features a spectacular nine-race card, is one of many meetings and race days held at Kempton Park Racecourse throughout the year.
Kempton Park’s notoriety is due to its excellent all-weather Polytrack and floodlighting facilities, which ensure that weather and lighting conditions are rarely a concern, except in the most severe of circumstances.
The next edition of the August Evening Racing will feature The Class 6 Nursery Flat Race on Wednesday the 11th of August 2021. For all of The Kempton Park Racecourse Evening 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 6 Nursery Flat Race is a Class 6 nursery flat race that serves as the second of nine races during the second of three August Evening Racing meetings at Kempton Park Racecourse every year.
Only horses aged two years old can participate in The Class 6 Nursery Flat Race, which runs seven furlongs of Kempton Park Racecourse and usually features a moderate to large-sized field of runners.
This race had a £4,300 purse last summer, which was divided amongst the first four finishers as follows:
1st place – 9/2 Breckland (GB) – £2,782
2nd place – 15/2 Twentysharesofgrey (GB) – £828
3rd place – 9/2 Largo Bay (USA) – £414
4th place – 18/1 Spirit Of Rowdown (GB) – £207
The Class 6 Nursery Flat Race will commence at around 13:45 on Wednesday the 11th of August 2021.
The Class 6 Nursery Flat Race is slightly longer than the Class 5 Nursery it follows and may also feature marginally lower-rated horses, with official ratings between 46-60 and 51-65, but it’s still a thrilling, well contested flat race all the same.
Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race at Kempton Park’s Evening Racing meeting at Kempton Park Racecourse last time out in 2020 (ordered by saddlecloth number):
- Breckland (GB) – first-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-10 – ridden by jockey Alistair Rawlinson and trained by Michael Appleby
- Largo Bay (USA) – third-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-10 – ridden by jockey Shane Kelly and trained by Richard Hughes
- Baroness Rachael (GB) – eleventh-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Harry Bentley and trained by David Evans
- Baton (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-6 – ridden by jockey Sean Levey and trained by Richard Hannon
- Twentysharesofgrey (GB) – second-place finish – 15/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Hollie Doyle and trained by Simon Dow
- Steely Queen (GB) – ninth-place finish – 22/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-3 – ridden by jockey Daniel Muscutt and trained by Mike Murphy
- Right Proud (IRE) – twelfth-place finish – 66/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-1 – ridden by jockey Eoin Walsh and trained by Bill Turner
- Star Of Bahrain (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-13 – ridden by jockey Rossa Ryan and trained by David Loughnane
- Devil’s Cub (GB) – fifth-place finish – 18/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-12 – ridden by jockey George Wood and trained by Tom Ward
- Tempah (GB) – eighth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-8 – ridden by jockey Sam Hitchcott and trained by Milton Harris
- Scalene (IRE) – tenth-place finish – 100/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-8 – ridden by jockey Callum Shepherd and trained by David Evans
- Bonny Miss Molly (GB) – thirteenth-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-8 – ridden by jockey Rob Hornby and trained by Rod Millman
- Spirit Of Rowdown (GB) – fourth-place finish – 18/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-8 – ridden by jockey Nicola Currie and trained by Mark Usher
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The Class 6 Nursery Flat Race featured odds ranging from 4/1 for the race favourite Star Of Bahrain up to 100/1 for the longest outsider Scalene last time out.
This edition of The Class 6 Nursery Flat Race at Kempton Park Racecourse was won by 9/2 priced joint second-favourite Breckland, who transformed, for example, all £10 outright backing stakes into £55 in returns, £45 in profits.
Here are the previous 4 winners of The Class 6 Nursery Flat Race at The Evening Racing, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:
The winner of the most recent edition of The Class 6 Nursery Flat Race at Kempton Park’s Evening Racing meeting was 9/2 priced joint second-favourite Breckland, ridden by jockeyAlistair Rawlinson and trained by Michael Appleby.
15/2 priced Twentysharesofgrey finished seven and a half lengths behind Breckland in second place, followed by 9/2 joint second-favourite Largo Bay in third place and 18/1 priced Spirit Of Rowdown in fourth.
11/4 priced second-favourite Kalsara finished first in The Class 6 Nursery Flat Race at Kempton Park Racecourse in 2019, ridden by jockey Oisin Muprhy and trained by Andrew Balding.
1/1 priced race favourite African Swift finished just a short head behind Kalsara in second place, followed by 16/1 priced Penpal in third place and 20/1 priced Golden Cygnet in fourth.
At Kempton Park Racecourse in August 2018, the winner of The Class 6 Nursery Flat Race during the second Evening Racing meeting of the month was 8/1 priced Precision Prince, ridden by jockey Kieran O’Neill and trained by David Loughnane.
7/2 priced joint race favourite Sophosc finished just a head behind Precision Prince in second place, followed by 8/1 priced Rajman in third place and 20/1 priced Keep it Country Tv in fourth.
Back in 2017, 8/1 priced Mountain Peak finished first in The Class 6 Nursery Flat Race during the Evening Racing meeting, ridden by jockey Liam Keniry and trained by Ed Walker.
12/1 priced Shoyd finished just health a length behind Mountain Peak in second place, followed by 18/1 priced Super Florence in third place and 10/1 priced Inuk in fourth.