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Novice Auction Stakes

The Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race is the first race that is run for the August Evening Racing meeting at Kempton Park Racecourse every year.

Kempton Park Racecourse is amongst the most prestigious racecourses in the UK owing to their excellent all-weather Polytrack and floodlighting facilities, which mean they can host a plethora of meetings throughout the year.

Amongst these race days are a number of Evening Racing meetings, including today’s, which include a couple of quality Grade 3 races.

The August Evening Racing meeting is scheduled to take place 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 Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race is a Class 4 race for novices that serves as the opening race of the August Evening Racing meeting every year at Kempton Park Racecourse.

Exclusively open to horses aged exactly 2 years old, the Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race runs seven furlongs of Kempton Park Racecourse and featured 8 runners last time out.

The most recent edition of The Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race featured a prize pool worth £9,000, which was split between the first four horses to pass the final post as follows:

1st place – 5/1 Restless Endeavour (IRE) – £5,822

2nd place – 9/4 Lyricist Voice (GB) – £1,732

3rd place – 33/1 Jalwan (USA) – £866

4th place – 6/1 Rajguru (GB) – £ 433

The next edition of The Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race will commence at approximately 17:45 on Wednesday the 18th of August 2021.

Runners

As the participating runners of the opening race of the day at the August Evening Racing meeting, all with official ratings of between 66-80 and 71-85, those involved consistently manage to put on an exceptional performance to launch the evening in style.

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):

  1. D Day (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 11/10 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Sean Levey and trained by Richard Hannon
  2. Glencoe Boy (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey David Egan and trained by David Flood
  3. Go Bob Go (IRE) – eighth-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Charles Bishop and trained by Eve Johnson Houghton
  4. Jalwan (USA) – third-place finish – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-1 – ridden by jockey Robert Havlin and trained by John Butler
  5. Rajguru (GB) – fourth-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-12 – ridden by jockey Pat Cosgrave and trained by Tom Clover
  6. Robert Frost (USA) – sixth-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-12 – ridden by jockey Cameron Noble and trained by Jane Chapple-Hyam
  7. Lyricist Voice (GB) – second-place finish – 9/4 starting price – weighing in at 8-11 – ridden by jockey Shane Kelly and trained by Marco Botti
  8. Restless Endeavour (IRE) – first-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-9 – ridden by jockey Hollie Doyle and trained by Jamie Osborne

Tips

The Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race can be as lucrative an opportunity for wagering purposes as the likes of races like The King George VI Chase or The Christmas Hurdle which are so well associated with Kempton Park.

If you’re not sure who to bet on this season, though, you can trust our team of professional Kempton Park tipsters, who can guide your bet slips towards glory.

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Odds

The Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race featured odds of between 11/10 for the race favourite D Day and 33/1 for the joint longest outsiders Jalwan, who managed a third placed finish, and Glencoe Boy last time out.

This edition of The Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race was won by 5/1 priced Restless Endeavour, who converted, for example, all £10 outright backing stakes into £60 in returns, £50 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race at The Evening Racing, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

The mid-August Evening Racing meeting did not take place at Kempton Park Racecourse in August 2020.

2019

The winner of The Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race last time out at Kempton Park’s August Evening Racing meeting was 5/1 priced Restless Endeavour, ridden by jockey Hollie Doyle and trained by Jamie Osborne.

9/4 priced second-favourite Lyricist Voice finished just a nose behind Restless Endeavour in second place, followed by 33/1 priced outsider Jalwan in third place and 6/1 priced Rajguru in fourth.

2018

Ridden by jockey Charles Bishop and trained by Eve Johnson Houghton, 11/8 priced race favourite Lively Lydia finished first in The Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race at Kempton Park Racecourse in 2018.

11/4 priced second-favourite Molly Mai finished a length and a quarter behind Lively Lydia in second place, followed by 20/1 priced outsider Pop The Cork in third place and 7/2 priced third-favourite Rock Up In Style in fourth.

2017

13/8 priced second-favourite Iconic Sunset finished first in The Novice Auction Stakes Flat Race during the August Evening Racing meeting at Kempton Park Racecourse in 2017, ridden by jockey Martin Harley and trained by James Tate.

8/1 priced Jack Crow finished just half a length behind Iconic Sunset in second place, followed by 5/6 priced race favourite Azezati in third place and 33/1 priced Cristal Pallas Cat in fourth.

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