The Class 4 Novices’ Hurdle Race is the seventh race that takes place at Kempton Park’s Jump Sunday National Hunt meeting every year.
Jump Sunday is an enthralling single-day National Hunt meeting that offers an excellent seven-race card that includes the likes of The Class 1 Listed Hurdle Race and The Great British Breeders Juvenile Hurdle.
Jump Sunday is the first National Hunt meeting of the season at Kempton Park Racecourse, taking place after a summer of brilliant flat racing.
Kempton Park Racecourse is the magnificent hosting venue of this spectacular meeting, which is situated just outside the boundaries of Greater London, just inside the County of Surrey. Thanks to Kempton Park’s all-weather racetrack, meetings take place here throughout the entire year, including The Christmas Festival which features The King George VI Chase.
The next edition of Jump Sunday is scheduled to take place 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 4 Novices’ Hurdle Race is a Class 4 National Hunt hurdle race for novices that serves as the final race of Jump Sunday at Kempton Park Racecourse every October.
Open to horses aged four years old and above, The Class 4 Novices’ Hurdle Race runs 2 miles and 5 furlongs of Kempton Park Racecourse and features a number of hurdles for the novice runners to negotiate.
The race purse contained £5,800 last time out, which was shared between the first four race finishers as follows:
1st place – 1/2 Sunrise Ruby (IRE) – £3,769
2nd place – 10/1 Zarrar (IRE) – £1,107
3rd place – 10/3 The Domino Effect (IRE) – £553
4th place – 12/1 Al Kout (GB) – £277
The Class 4 Novices’ Hurdle Race will conclude Jump Sunday at around 16:43 on Sunday the 19th of October 2021.
It’s the final race of Jump Sunday at Kempton Park Racecourse and the runners that are taking part will be keen to leave a lasting impression as they make a name for themselves in The Class 4 Novices’ Hurdle Race.
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):
- Zarrar (IRE) – second-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-5 – ridden by jockey Nick Scholfield and trained by Rae Guest
- Al Kout (GB) – fourth-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Joshua Moore and trained by Heather Main
- Rasaasy (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Graham Carson and trained by Anthony Carson
- Sunrise Ruby (IRE) – first-place finish – 1/2 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson
- The Domino Effect (IRE) – third-place finish – 10/3 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman and trained by Emma Lavelle
- Strike The Flint (GB) – sixth-place finish – 66/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-5 – ridden by jockey Micheal Nolan and trained by Sue Smith
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Odds for The Class 4 Novices’ Hurdle Race last October ranged from 1/2 for the race favourite Sunrise Ruby up to 66/1 for the longest outsider Strike The Flint. The bookies had the odds spot-on as these two competitors finished in first and last place respectively.
The 1/2 priced race champion Sunrise Ruby converted £50 outright betting stakes into £75 in returns, £25 in profits for those that backed the race favourite.
Here are the previous 4 winners of The Class 4 Novices’ Hurdle Race at Kempton Park’s Jump Sunday Race Day, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:
The winner of The Class 4 Novices’ Hurdle Race last time out at Kempton Park Racecourse for Jump Sunday was 1/2 priced strong race favourite Sunrise Ruby, ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson.
10/1 priced Zarrar finished five and a half lengths behind Sunrise Ruby in second place, followed by 10/3 priced second-favourite The Domino Effect in third place and 12/1 priced Al Kout in fourth.
Ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Dr Richard Newland, 8/11 priced race favourite Mason Jar won The Class 4 Novices’ Hurdle Race at Kempton Park Racecourse in 2019.
2/1 priced second-favourite House Island finished four and a half lengths behind Mason Jar in second place, followed by 14/1 priced Top Man in third place and 20/1 priced outsider Mister Murchan in fourth.
At Kempton Park Racecourse in 2018, 5/1 priced Hidden Glen won The Class 4 Novices’ Hurdle Race on Jump Sunday, ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Ben Pauling.
1/1 priced race favourite Admiral Barratry finished just a neck behind Hidden Glen in second place, followed by 5/2 priced second-favourite Wallace Spirit in third place and 8/1 priced Hugos Horse in fourth.
4/7 priced race favourite Present Man won The Class 4 Novices’ Hurdle Race at Kempton Park’s Jump Sunday in 2017, ridden by jockey Bryony Frost and trained by Paul Nicholls.
22/1 priced outsider Tynecastle Park finished just three-quarters of a length behind Present Man in second place, followed by 11/2 priced De Rasher Counter in third place and 10/3 priced second-favourite Jaisalmer in fourth.