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Class 5 Handicap

The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race is the seventh race that takes place at Kempton Park Racecourse for the third June Evening Racing meeting every year.

Kempton Park Racecourse holds numerous National Hunt meetings, afternoon racing engagements, and evening racing events each year, owing to its all-weather Polytrack and floodlighting capabilities.

This specific Evening Racing meeting normally takes place on the final Wednesday of June each year, and last time out featured a nine-race programme, however, this may fluctuate based on abandoned races that may need to be rescheduled.

On Wednesday the 23rd of June 2021, Kempton Park Racecourse in Surrey, near the Greater London border, will stage the Evening Racing. 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 5 Handicap Flat Race is a Class 5 handicap flat race that serves as the seventh race of Kempton Park’s Evening Racing every summer.

Open to horses aged four years old and above, The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race runs 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 219 yards of Kempton Park Racecourse and usually features a moderate to large field of runners.

The purse for The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race was £5,400 last time out, which was shared proportionately between the first four race finishers in the following manner:

1st place – 9/2 Francisco Bay (GB) – £3,493

2nd place – 16/1 Willkommen (GB) – £1,040

3rd place – 4/1 Crimson King (IRE) – £519

4th place – 14/1 Peckinpah (IRE) – £260

At approximately 19:55 on Wednesday the 23rd of June 2021 The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race will begin.

Runners

Usually featuring a medium to large field of runners, The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race is a thrilling race that offers a very high level of competition between its many skilful participants.

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):

  1. Bartholomew J (IRE) – eighth-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-8 – ridden by jockey David Probert and trained by Simon Pearce
  2. Confils (FR) – eleventh-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Pat Cosgrave and trained by George Baker
  3. Peckinpah (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-6 – ridden by jockey Martin Harley and trained by Alan King
  4. Employer (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-6 – ridden by jockey Luke Morris and trained by Dr Richard Newland
  5. Craneur (GB) – sixth-place finish – 8/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Jim Crowley and trained by Harry Dunlop
  6. Crimson King (IRE) – third-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and trained by Michael Appleby
  7. Francisco Bay (GB) – first-place finish dead-heat – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-4 – ridden by jockey Harry Bentley and trained by Ed De Giles
  8. Sea Tide (GB) – tenth-place finish – 50/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-4 – ridden by jockey William Carson and trained by Laura Mongan
  9. Willkommen (GB) – first-place finish dead-heat – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-3 – ridden by jockey Stefano Cherchi and trained by Marco Botti
  10. Margie’s Choice (GER) – twelfth-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Liam Keniry and trained by Michael Madgwick
  11. Ididitforyoooo (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 200/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Dougie Costello and trained by Richard Rowe
  12. Double Legend (IRE) – ninth-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey Marco Ghiani and trained by Amanda Perrett
  13. Archippos (GB) – thirteenth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy and trained by Michael Herrington

Tips

Races like The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race at Kempton Park Racecourse are just as good for wagering purposes as the likes of The King George VI Chase and The Christmas Hurdle.

In fact, any race day hosted by Kempton Park Racecourse offers a lucrative betting opportunity, especially when our intelligent, well-researched betting tips are put to use.

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Odds

Last time out, odds for The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race ranged from 4/1 for the race favourite Crimson King up to an incredible 200/1 for the longest outsider Ididitforyoooo, who managed a fifth-place finish.

This edition of The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race was won by 9/2 priced second-favourite Francisco Bay, who turned £10 outright backing stakes into £55 in returns, £45 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race at The Evening Racing, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

The joint winner of The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race last time out in June 2020 was 9/2 priced Francisco Bay, ridden by jockey Harry Bentley and trained by Ed De Giles.

16/1 priced Willkommen finished joint first in a rare dead-heat scenario, followed by 4/1 priced race favourite Crimson King in third place and 14/1 priced Peckinpah in fourth.

2019

At Kempton Park Racecourse in 2019 for the Evening Racing, the seventh race that was run on the day was the Class 4 Handicap, which was won by 9/2 priced third-favourite The Pinto Kid, ridden by jockey George Wood and trained by James Fanshawe.

66/1 priced outsider Fairy Tale finished just a neck behind The Pinto Kid in second place, followed by 12/1 priced Oh It’s Saucepot in third place and 4/1 priced joint race favourite Autumn War in fourth.

2018

The Class 4 Handicap was the seventh race of the day at Kempton Park Racecourse for their third June Evening Racing of the month in 2018, which was won by 33/1 priced outsider Villette, ridden by jockey Rob Hornby and trained by Dean Ivory.

8/1 priced Sporting Times finished just a head behind Villette in second place, followed by 13/2 priced Rake’s Progress in third place and 16/1 priced New Agenda in fourth.

2017

Back in 2017 at Kempton Park Racecourse, the Class 4 Handicap Qualifier race was run as the seventh race of the day, which was won by 8/1 priced Spinners Ball, ridden by jockey Mitch Godwin and trained by Sylvester Kirk.

9/2 priced Tom’s Rock finished just a head behind Spinners Ball in second place, followed by 11/4 priced race favourite Clowance One in third place and 33/1 priced outsider Castlelyons in fourth.

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