At Kempton Park Racecourse, the fourth race to take place during their July Evening Racing meeting every year is The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race.
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The Kempton Park July Evening Racing meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday the 7th of July 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 4 Handicap Flat Race is a Class 4 handicap flat race that serves as the fourth race of Kempton Park’s July Evening Racing meeting every summer.
Open to horses aged four years old and above, The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race runs seven furlongs of Kempton Park Racecourse and featured 12 runners last time out.
In 2020, a prize pool worth £7,250 was split between the first four race finishers in the following manner:
1st place – 9/2 Quick Breath (GB) – £4,690
2nd place – 25/1 La Maquina (GB) – £1,396
3rd place – 12/1 Soar Above (GB) – £697
4th place – 14/1 Crystal Casque (GB) – £349
The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race is scheduled to kick off at approximately 18:10 on Wednesday the 7th of July 2021.
The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race features runners that have official ratings of between 66-80 and 71-85. Many of its participants are young, though, and looking to rise up the ranking for future races.
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):
- Eljaddaaf (IRE) – eighth-place finish – 17/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-8 – ridden by jockey George Downing and trained by Dean Ivory
- Healing Power (GB) – ninth-place finish – 11/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-8 – ridden by jockey David Nolan and trained by Ivan Furtado
- Louis Treize (IRE) – eleventh-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Adam Kirby and trained by Richard Spencer
- Soar Above (GB) – third-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Darragh Keenan and trained by John Butler
- Youthful (GB) – seventh-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey William Buick and trained by Michael Bell
- La Maquina (GB) – second-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Nicola Currie and trained by George Baker
- May Sonic (GB) – fifth-place finish – 18/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-6 – ridden by jockey Mark Winn and trained by Charles Hills
- Crystal Casque (GB) – fourth-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-6 – ridden by jockey Tom Marquand and trained by Rod Millman
- Rum Baba (GB) – tenth-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-6 – ridden by jockey David Probert and trained by Charlie Fellowes
- Quick Breath (GB) – first-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-4 – ridden by jockey Richard Kingscote and trained by Jonathon Portman
- Nezar (IRE) – twelfth-place finish – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-1 – ridden by jockey Sophie Ralston and trained by Dean Ivory
- Sonnet Rose (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-1 – ridden by jockey William Carver and trained by Conrad Allen
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Last summer, odds in The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race ranged from 4/1 for the race favourite Rum Baba up to 40/1 for the longest outsider Nezar.
Rum Baba’s tenth place finish paved the way for 9/2 priced joint second-favourite Quick Breath to take home the first-place prize. This result also meant punters that backed the winner converted £10 outright backing stakes into £55 in returns, £45 in profits.
Here are the previous 4 winners of The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race at The Evening Racing, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:
Last July, the winner of The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race at Kempton Park Racecourse was 9/2 priced joint second-favourite Quick Breath, ridden by jockey Richard Kingscote and trained by Jonathan Portman.
25/1 priced outsider La Maquina finished two lengths behind Quick Breath in second place, followed by 12/1 priced Soar Above in third place and 14/1 priced Crystal Casque in fourth.
At Kempton Park’s July Evening Racing in 2019, the winner of The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race was 10/3 priced second-favourite Soar Above, ridden by jockey Morgan Cole and trained by John Butler.
6/4 priced race favourite Quick Breath finished just a length behind Soar Above in second place, followed by 15/2 priced Grey Galleon in third place and 6/1 priced Roman Spinner in fourth.
Ridden by jockey Poppy Bridgwater and trained by Dominic Ffrench Davis, 10/1 priced Majboor finished first in The Class 4 Handicap Flat Race at Kempton Park’s July Evening Racing meeting in 2018.
13/2 priced King Of Nepal finished a length and three-quarters behind Majboor in second place, followed by 9/2 priced joint second-favourite Treacherous in third place and 3/1 priced race favourite El Principe in fourth.
The July Evening Racing meeting did not take place at Kempton Park Racecourse in 2017.