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Class 1 Hurdle

The fifth and featured race of Jump Sunday at Kempton Park Racecourse every year is The Class 1 Hurdle Race.

Jump Sunday offers a magnificent single-day seven-race card every October which includes The Class 1 Hurdle Race as the highest-rewarding featured race of the event. It’s the first National Hunt meeting that takes place at Kempton Park after a summer of intense flat racing.

Thanks to Kempton Park Racecourse’s state-of-the-art all-weather racetrack, races can take place at this exceptional venue all year round, so those horse racing fanatics that live within close proximity to the racecourse in Surrey and London are never kept waiting very long for the next event.

Jump Sunday will return to Kempton Park Racecourse on Sunday the 19th of October 2021. For all of The Kempton Jump Sunday news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

About The Race

The Class 1 Hurdle Race is a Class 1 Listed National Hunt hurdle race that serves as the fifth and featured race of Jump Sunday at Kempton Park Racecourse every October.

Horses aged four years old and above can compete in The Class 1 Hurdle Race, which runs 2 miles of Kempton Park Racecourse and features a number of high hurdles for the elite runners to jump.

On Jump Sunday last October, a share of a generous £32,000 prize pool was to contest, which was split between the first four runners that passed the final post as follows:

1st place – 9/2 Silver Streak (IRE) – £18,224

2nd place – 1/2 Verdana Blue (IRE) – £6,838

3rd place – 10/1 Diego Du Charmil (FR) – £3,424

4th place – 18/1 Teqany (IRE) – £1,706

The Class 1 Hurdle Race will take place at around 15:32 on Sunday the 19th of October 2021.

Runners

It’s the featured race of this wonderful raceday and only those that are amongst the best in the business compete in this excellent race on Jump Sunday as National Hunt racing returns to Kempton Park Racecourse.

You may recognise some of the names of the participating horses from some of the sport’s most prestigious meetings like The Cheltenham Festival and The Grand National Festival.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race at Kempton Park’s Jump Sunday meeting at Kempton Park Racecourse last time out in October 2020 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Brain Power (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman and trained by Nicky Henderson
  2. Silver Streak (IRE) – first-place finish – 9/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Tom O’Brien and trained by Evan Williams
  3. Diego Du Charmil (FR) – third-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
  4. Highly Prized (GB) – fifth-place finish – 28/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Jonathon Burke and trained by Emma Lavelle
  5. Teqany (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 18/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Fergal O’Brien
  6. Verdana Blue (IRE) – second-place finish – 1/2 starting price – weighing in at 10-7 – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson

Tips

If you intend to place some bets on any of the races during Jump Sunday this October, be sure to get involved with The Class 1 Hurdle Race for an intense, exciting and lucrative betting experience.

We can do the work for you, too, so the experience will be nothing but enjoyable while you have the greatest chance of making a profit on the races thanks to our intelligent, diligently-researched betting tips.

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Odds

Odds for The Class 1 Hurdle Race last October ranged from 1/2 for the race favourite Verdana Blue up to 28/1 for the longest outsider Highly Prized.

The 2020 edition of The Class 1 Hurdle Race was won by 9/2 priced Silver Streak, who, for example, turned £10 outright backing stakes into £55 in returns, £45 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Class 1 Hurdle Race at Kempton Park’s Jump Sunday Race Day, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

The most recent victor in The Class 1 Hurdle Race at Kempton Park’s Jump Sunday last October was 9/2 priced Silver Streak for the second consecutive year, ridden by jockey Tom O’Brien and trained by Evan Williams.

1/2 priced strong race favourite Verdana Blue finished six and a half lengths behind Silver Streak in second place, followed by 10/1 priced Diego Du Charmil in third place and 18/1 priced outsider Teqany in fourth.

2019

Back in 2019, 9/4 priced second-favourite Silver Streak won his first of two consecutive Class 1 Hurdle Races at Kempton Park Racecourse, ridden by jockey Adam Wedge and trained by Evan Williams.

33/1 priced long outsider Beat The Judge finished eight lengths behind Silver Streak in second place, followed by 5/1 priced Sofia’s Rock in third place and 13/8 priced race favourite Itchy Feet in fourth.

2018

Ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson, 8/13 priced race favourite Verdana Blue finished first in The Class 1 Hurdle Race on Jump Sunday back in 2018.

3/1 priced second-favourite Old Guard finished seven lengths behind Verdana Blue in second place, followed by 16/1 priced Smaoineamh Alainn in third place and 33/1 priced outsider High Secret in fourth.

2017

1/1 priced race favourite Old Guard, ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls, finished first in The Class 1 Hurdle Race on Jump Sunday at Kempton Park Racecourse in 2017.

9/4 priced second-favourite San Benedeto finished four and a half lengths behind Old Guard in second place, followed by 66/1 priced long outsider Miss Spent in third place and 4/1 priced third-favourite Optimus Prime in fourth.

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