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Class 5 Handicap

Every summer, the second race that takes place during Kempton Park’s July Evening Racing meeting is The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race.

The July Evening Racing meeting, held at the sumptuous Kempton Park Racecourse in Surrey, has a stunning nine-race schedule that includes fixtures such as The EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes Flat Races and The Class 3 Handicap Flat Race.

Kempton Park Racecourse is one of the most famous horse racing grounds in the UK, with their most important meeting of the year, The Christmas Festival, taking place in late December.

However, Kempton Park’s fantastic all-weather Polytrack and floodlighting facilities allow them to host dozens of great meetings and race days throughout the year, so it’s not all just about the Christmas Festival.

For example, don’t miss the July Evening Racing meeting on Wednesday the 7th of July 2021 – and 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 second race of the July Evening Racing meeting at Kempton Park Racecourse every year.

Open to horses aged four years old and above, The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race runs just 6 furlongs of Kempton Park Racecourse and usually features a medium to large field of runners.

Last July, the prize pool for The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race was £5,400, which was divided amongst the winning and placing horses as follows:

1st place – 15/2 Sepahi (GB) – £3,493

2nd place – 22/1 Turn To Rock (IRE) – £1,040

3rd place – 3/1 Lordsbridge Boy (GB) – £519

4th place – 12/1 The Right Choice (IRE) – 260

The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race will commence at around 17:10 on Wednesday the 7th of July 2021.

Runners

In The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race at The Evening Racing, the runners may only have official ratings between 56-70 and 61-75, but you’ll be thoroughly impressed at the quality of the entertainment they provide as they look to climb the ranks.

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. Vegas Boy (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 10/3 starting price – weighing in at 9-7 – ridden by jockey Tom Marquand and trained by Gay Kelleway
  2. Inaam (IRE) – tenth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Adam Kirby and trained by John Butler
  3. Private Matter (GB) – sixth-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-5 – ridden by jockey Jack Mitchell and trained by Amy Murphy
  4. Griggy (IRE) – ninth-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-4 – ridden by jockey Darragh Keenan and trained by Sean Curran
  5. Turn To Rock (IRE) – second-place finish – 22/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey Jack Garritty and trained by Jedd O’Keeffe
  6. Sepahi (GB) – first-place finish – 15/2 starting price – weighing in at 9-2 – ridden by jockey David Probert and trained by Shaun Keightley
  7. Mr Buttons (IRE) – eighth-place finish – 9/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-1 – ridden by jockey Dylan Hogan and trained by Linda Stubbs
  8. The Right Choice (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 9-0 – ridden by jockey Hector Crouch and trained by James Ferguson
  9. Sea Fox (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-12 – ridden by jockey Gina Mangan and trained by David Evans
  10. Lordsbridge Boy (GB) – third-place finish – 3/1 starting price – weighing in at 8-10 – ridden by jockey George Downing and trained by Dean Ivory

Tips

Whether it’s The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race during the July Evening Racing or The King George VI Chase during The Christmas Festival, races that take place throughout the year at Kempton Park Racecourse are always worth wagering on.

Don’t bet blindly, though, as you could miss out on a genuinely lucrative betting opportunity. Instead, trust our team of intelligent, knowledgable horse racing tipsters for the best chance of making a small fortune at your choice of Kempton Park race day.

Odds

Last time out, odds in The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race ranged from 3/1 for the race favourite Lordsbridge Boy up to 22/1 for the longest outsider Turn To Rock, who managed a second-place finish.

It was 15/2 priced Sepahi that took home the first-place prize in this edition of the race, converting £10 outright backing stakes into £85 in returns, £75 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 winner of The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race last time out at Kempton Park’s July Evening Racing was 15/2 priced Sepahi, ridden by jockey David Probert and trained by Shaun Keightley.

22/1 priced Turn To Rock finished just a neck behind Sepahi in second place, followed by 3/1 priced race favourite Lordsbridge Boy in third place and 12/1 priced The Right Choice in fourth.

2019

The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race was split into two seperate divisions at the July Evening Racing meeting in 2018. The winner of the division 1 edition of the race was 9/4 priced race favourite Motawaj, ridden by jockey David Egan and trained by Roger Varian.

7/2 priced second-favourite Eligible finished three and a half lengths behind Motawaj in second place, followed by 12/1 priced Francisco Bay in third place and 7/1 priced Solfeggio in fourth.

2018

Ridden by jockey Gabriele Malune and trained by Marco Botti, the winner of The Class 5 Handicap Flat Race at Kempton Park Racecourse in 2018 was 11/1 priced Lady Al Thumama.

2/1 priced race favourite Diocles Of Rome finished just a head behind Lady Al Thumama in second place, followed by 6/1 priced Margie’s Choice in third place and 25/1 priced outsider Landue in fourth.

2017

The July Evening Racing meeting did not take place at Kempton Park Racecourse in 2017.

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