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May Bank Holiday Raceday

Kempton Park Racecourse has one of the busiest racing schedules in the UK, with many meetings held each month during the year due to Kempton’s excellent all-weather facilities and floodlighting.

Kempton Park Racecourse, which is located in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, just on the outskirts of Greater London, hosts hundreds of race days and meetings throughout the year.

The May Bank Holiday Raceday allows many horse racing enthusiasts to watch a fantastic series of races at a beautiful racecourse outside London on a day when they will otherwise be at work.

This year’s edition of The May Bank Holiday Raceday is scheduled to take place on Monday the 3rd of May 2021

The precise racecard for The May Bank Holiday Raceday 2021 is yet to be determined, but this is how it looked last year and we should expect something comparable this year, too:

Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle

The Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle is a Class 4 National Hunt hurdle race that serves as the opening race of The May Bank Holiday Raceday every year.

Open to horses aged four years old and above, The Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle runs exactly 2 miles of Kempton Park Racecourse and features a number of hurdles for the competitors to jump.

£6,300 was in the prize pool last time out, which was shared between the four placing horses in the following manner:

1st place – 7/1 Vision Clear (GER) – £4,094

2nd place – 9/4 Tiffin Top (GB) – £1,202

3rd place – 12/1 Mystic Court (IRE) – £601

4th place – 9/2 West Coast Flyer (GB) – £301

The Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle will begin at around 13:45 on Monday the 3rd of May 2021.

Matchbook Low Commission Exchange Beginners’ Chase

The Matchbook Low Commission Exchange Beginners’ Chase is a Class 3 National Hunt steeplechase for beginners that serves as the second race of The May Bank Holiday Raceday every year.

Open to horses aged five years old and above, The Matchbook Low Commission Exchange Beginners’ Chase runs 2 miles, 4 furlongs and 110 yards of Kempton Park Racecourse and features a number of fences for the small group of runners to negotiate.

The purse for this race last time out back in 2019 was £12,800, which was shared between the first four finishers in the following fashion:

1st place – 8/15 Burbank (IRE) – £7,408

2nd place – 13/8 Sao (FR) – £2,175

3rd place – 28/1 Kingston Mimosa (GB) – £1,088

4th place – N/A – £544

The Matchbook Low Commission Exchange Beginners’ Chase will begin at around 14:20 on Monday the 3rd of May 2021.

Matchbook ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle

The Matchbook ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle Race is a Class 4 National Hunt hurdle race for novices that serves as the third race of The May Bank Holiday Raceday at Kempton Park Racecourse every May.

Horses aged four years old and above can participate in The Matchbook ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle Race, which is the longest race of the day stretching 3 miles and 110 yards of Kempton Park’s racecourse.

The prize pool for the most recent edition of this race was £6,300, which was shared accordingly between the first four horses to successfully pass the final post:

1st place – 5/2 No Hidden Charges (IRE) – £4,094

2nd place – 11/10 Fontley House (IRE) – £1,202

3rd place – 11/1 Domaine De L’Isle (FR) – £601

4th place – 10/1 Pepperdew (USA) – £301

The Matchbook ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle Race will begin at 14:55 on Monday the 3rd of May 2021.

Get Switched On With Matchbook Handicap Chase

The Get Switched On With Matchbook Handicap Chase is a Class 3 National Hunt handicap steeplechase that serves as the fourth race of The May Bank Holiday Raceday at Kempton Park Racecourse every May.

Open to horses aged five years old and above, The Get Switched On With Matchbook Handicap Chase runs 3 miles of Kempton Park Racecourse and features a number of obstacles for the participating horses and jockeys to jump.

£14,400 was up for grabs in the most recent edition of this race. Here’s how much was assigned to each of the placing horses:

1st place – 11/2 Beau Du Brizais (FR) – £8,447

2nd place – 8/1 Marquis Of Carabas (IRE) – £2,480

3rd place – 10/1 Exitas (IRE) – £1,240

4th place – 10/11 Tommy Silver (FR) – £620

The Get Switched On With Matchbook Handicap Chase will commence at around 15:30 on Monday the 3rd of May 2021.

Matchbook Betting Podcast Handicap Hurdle

The Matchbook Betting Podcast Handicap Hurdle Race is a Class 4 National Hunt handicap hurdle race that serves as the fifth race of The May Bank Holiday Raceday at Kempton Park Racecourse every year.

Horses aged four years old and above can participate in this race, which runs 2 miles and 5 furlongs of Kempton Park Racecourse and features a moderate number of hurdles for the horses to navigate.

£7,749 was added to the purse last time out in 2019, which was split proportionately between the first four horses that successfully passed the final post. Here’s how much each placement position received:

1st place – 6/4 Neverbeen To Paris (IRE) – £4,094

2nd place – 14/1 King Cool (GB) – £1,202

3rd place – 4/1 Special Acceptance (GB) – £601

4th place – 6/1 Ballygown Bay (IRE) – £350

The Matchbook Betting Podcast Handicap Hurdle Race will begin at around 16:05 on Monday the 3rd of May 2021.

Matchbook VIP Handicap Chase

The Matchbook VIP Handicap Chase is a Class 2 National Hunt handicap steeplechase that serves as the penultimate and featured race of The May Bank Holiday Raceday at Kempton Park Racecourse every year.

Horses aged five years old and above can participate in The Matchbook VIP Handicap Chase, which just 2 miles and 2 furlongs of Kempton Park Racecourse and features a number of fences for the competitors to jump.

This featured race had the highest prize pool last time out with £23,000 available in the purse. Here’s how this sum was split between the race’s placing horses:

1st place – 11/10 Dolos (FR) – £14,389

2nd place – 9/2 Solar Impulse (FR) – £4,250

3rd place – 7/1 Dandridge (GB) – £2,125

4th place – 7/2 Adrrastos (IRE) – £1,063

The Matchbook VIP Handicap Chase usually begins at around 16:40 and will take place at this Spring’s May Bank Holiday Raceday on Monday the 3rd of May 2021.

Matchbook Casino Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

The Matchbook Casino Mares’ Handicap Hurdle is a Class 4 National Hunt handicap hurdle race that serves as the final race of The May Bank Holiday Raceday at Kempton Park Racecourse every Spring.

A small number of mares aged four years old and above compete in The Matchbook Casino Mares’ Handicap Hurdle, which runs just 2 miles of Kempton Park Racecourse and features a small number of hurdles for the mares to jump.

The prize pool for this final race last time our was £7,749, which was shared between the placing horses in the following manner:

1st place – 5/6 Tomorrow Mystery (GB) – £4,094

2nd place – 10/1 Stepover (GB) – £1,202

3rd place – 3/1 Sula Island (GB) – £601

4th place – 7/2 Admiral’s Sunset (GB) – £350

The Matchbook Casino Mares’ Handicap Hurdle will conclude The May Bank Holiday Raceday at 17:15 on Monday the 3rd of May 2021.

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Odds

Odds for the excellent races that take place at The May Bank Holiday Raceday at Kempton Park Racecourse every year are always generous, with big profits possible regardless of whether you prefer to bet on the race favourites or the longer outsider.

The biggest upset seen at The May Bank Holiday Raceday last time out was in The Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle when 7/1 priced Vision Clear finished in first place and turned £10 outright betting stakes into £80 in returns, £70 in profits.

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