During the annual August Evening Racing meeting at Kempton Park Racecourse, The Class 3 3YO Handicap Flat Race is the sixth race to take place.
Kempton Park Racecourse, located in Kempton on the cusp of Greater London but just inside Surrey, is one of the busiest racecourses in the UK, owing to their easy access, all-weather Polytrack and floodlighting facilities.
Throughout the summer months, a number of Evening Racing and Afternoon Racing meetings take place at Kempton Park Racecourse, all of which feature a variety of flat races with different classes and age groups.
The next edition of this particular August Evening Racing meeting is scheduled to take place at Kempton Park on Wednesday the 18th 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 This Race
The Class 3 3YO Handicap Flat Race is a Class 3 handicap flat race for young colts and fillies that serves as the penultimate race of the August Evening Racing meeting at Kempton Park Racecourse every year.
Exclusively open to horses aged three years old, The Class 3 3YO Handicap Flat Race runs 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 219 yards of Kempton Park Racecourse and usually features a small to medium-sized field of runners.
In the Class 3 3YO Handicap Flat Race last time out, the race purse was £15,000 for the second time of the day, which was distributed as follows between the first four race finishers:
1st place – 7/2 Deal A Dollar (GB) – £9,338
2nd place – 4/1 Grey D’Ars (FR) – £2,796
3rd place – 9/2 Severance (GB) – £1,398
4th place – 6/1 Travel On (GB) – £699
The Class 3 3YO Handicap Flat Race is scheduled to begin at 20:15 on the evening of Wednesday the 18th of August 2021.
The Class 3 3YO Handicap Flat Race is the joint highest calibre race of the day, featuring young runners with official ratings of between 76-90 and 81-95, all of which will be looking to place at a minimum and move on to some more prestigious races as soon as possible.
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 2019 (ordered by saddlecloth number):
- Travel On (GB) – fourth-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Robert Havlin and trained by John and Thady Gosden
- Severance (GB) – third-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-3 – ridden by jockey Callum Shepherd and trained by Mick Channon
- Deal A Dollar (GB) – first-place finish – 7/2 starting price – weighing in at 8-9 – ridden by jockey Pat Dobbs and trained by Sir Michael Stoute
- Zuba (GB) – fifth-place finish – 7/4 starting price – weighing in at 8-6 – ridden by jockey David Egan and trained by Amanda Perrett
- Grey D’Ars (FR) – second-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-5 – ridden by jockey Hollie Doyle and trained by Nick Littmoden
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Odds in The Class 3 3YO Handicap Flat Race ranged from 7/4 for the race favourite Zuba up to 6/1 for the longest outsider Travel On last time out in 2019 at Kempton Park Racecourse.
This edition of The Class 3 3YO Handicap Flat Race was won by 7/2 priced second-favourite Deal A Dollar, who transformed, for example, all £10 outright backing stakes into £45 in returns, £35 in profits.
Here are the previous 4 winners of The Class 3 3YO Handicap Flat Race at The Evening Racing, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:
The mid-August Evening Racing meeting did not take place at Kempton Park Racecourse in August 2020.
The most recent edition of The Class 3 3YO Handicap Flat Race was run during the August Evening Racing meeting at Kempton Park Racecourse in 2019, which was won by 7/2 priced Deal A Dollar, ridden by jockey Pat Dobbs and trained by Sir Michael Stoute.
4/1 priced third-favourite Grey D’Ars finished just a length behind Deal A Dollar in second place, followed by 9/2 priced Severance in third place and 6/1 priced Travel On in fourth.
Only five runners contested this edition of The Class 3 3YO Handicap Flat Race which was won with a race time of 2m 34.28s.
Extra Elusive, the 7/4 priced joint race favourite, finished first in The Class 3 3YO Handicap Flat Race at Kempton Park Racecourse in 2018, ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and trained by Roger Charlton.
10/1 priced Pippin finished two lengths behind Extra Elusive in second place, followed by equally priced Bartholomeu Dias in third place and 12/1 priced We Know in fourth.
This edition of The Class 3 3YO Handicap Flat Race was contested by six runners and completed with a race time of 2m 35.14s.
The 3YO race that took place during the August Evening Racing meeting in August 2017 was a Class 6 over 6 furlongs. It was won by 6/1 priced Atlanta Belle, ridden by jockey Ted Durcan and trained by Chris Wall.
5/1 priced second-favourite Morello finished just three-quarters of a length behind Atlanta Bay in second place, followed by 20/1 priced outsider Socrates in third place and equally priced Innstigator in fourth.
12 runners took part in The Class 3 3YO Handicap Flat Race at Kempton Park Racecourse in 2017. It was won with a race time of 1m 12.78s.