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Matchbook Betting Podcast Handicap Hurdle

The Matchbook Betting Podcast Handicap Hurdle Race is the fifth race that runs for The May Bank Holiday Raceday at Kempton Park Racecourse every year.

Offering an elite seven-race card on the first Monday of May every year, The May Bank Holiday Raceday offers a special opportunity for 9-5 workers to watch some live, high-class horse racing on a warm Monday just before the start of the British Summer.

Seven excellent races take place at this single-day event, including The Class 2 VIP Handicap Chase and The Class 3 Beginners’ Chase.

Don’t miss this thrilling event at Kempton Park Racecourse on Monday the 3rd of May 2021. For all of The May Bank Holiday Raceday’s news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

About The Race

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 every Spring at Kempton Park Racecourse.

Open to horses aged four years old and above, The Matchbook Betting Podcast Handicap Hurdle Race runs 2 miles and 5 furlongs of Kempton Park Racecourse and features a number of high hurdles for the contestants to navigate.

The prize pool for this wonderful race was £7,749 last time out, which was split between the race’s placing horses in the following manner:

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 is expected to begin at around 16:05 on Monday the 3rd of May 2021.

Runners

The runners that compete in The Matchbook Betting Podcast Handicap Hurdle Race at The May Bank Holiday Raceday never fail to maintain the electric atmosphere that surrounds the magnificent racecourse throughout this wonderful day of racing.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race at Kempton Park’s May Bank Holiday Raceday at Kempton Park Racecourse last time out in 2019 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Rebel Royal (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Tom Cannon and trained by Alan King
  2. Jaisalmer (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-10 – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Mark Bradstock
  3. Full (FR) – eighth-place finish – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-9 – ridden by jockey Harry Reed and trained by Neil Mulholland
  4. Special Acceptance (GB) – third-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-7 – ridden by jockey Gavin Sheehan and trained by Paul Webber
  5. Ballygown Bay (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-5 – ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Philip Hobbs
  6. Neverbeen To Paris (IRE) – first-place finish – 6/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-2 – ridden by jockey Bryony Frost and trained by David Arbuthnot
  7. Mr Dorrell Sage (FR) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-2 – assigned jockey Leighton Aspell and trained by Oliver Sherwood
  8. Malangen (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-1 – ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by David Pipe
  9. King Cool (GB) – second-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-13 – ridden by jockey Joshua Moore and trained by Gary Moore

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Odds

At the most recent edition of The Matchbook Betting Podcast Handicap Hurdle Race back in 2019 (due to the global pandemic), odds ranged from 6/4 for the race favourite Neverbeen To Paris and climbed as high as 40/1 for the longest outsider Full.

It was in fact 6/4 priced Neverbeen To Paris that finished first in this edition of the race, converting £50 outright backing stakes into £125 in returns, £75 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Matchbook Betting Podcast Handicap Hurdle Race at The May Bank Holiday Raceday, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

(2020 edition abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic)

2019

The winner of The Matchbook Betting Podcast Handicap Hurdle Race last time out at Kempton Park Racecourse for The May Bank Holiday Raceday was 6/4 race favourite Neverbeen To Paris, ridden by jockey Bryony Frost and trained by David Arbuthnot.

14/1 outsider King Cool finished seven lengths behind Neverbeen To Paris in second place, followed by 4/1 priced second-favourite Special Acceptance in third place and 6/1 priced Ballygown Bay in fourth.

2018

Faint Hope won The Matchbook Betting Podcast Handicap Hurdle Race at Kempton Park Racecourse for The May Bank Holiday Raceday in 2018 with a starting price of 9/1, ridden by jockey Liam Heard and trained by Grace Harris.

4/1 priced joint race favourite Spin A Yarn finished a length and a half behind Faint Hope in second place, followed by 8/1 priced Fixed Rate in third place and 4/1 joint race favourite Rothman in fourth.

2017

The Matchbook Betting Podcast Handicap Hurdle Race at The May Bank Holiday Raceday 2017 was won by 3/1 priced race favourite Ballymountain Boy, ridden by jockey Andrew Tinkler and trained by Martin Keighley.

9/2 priced third-favourite Paddy’s Field finished two and three-quarter lengths behind Ballymountain Boy in second place, followed by 14/1 priced outsider Miss Yeats in third place and 12/1 priced A Boy Named Suzi in fourth.

2016

All the way back in 2016, the winner of The Matchbook Betting Podcast Handicap Hurdle Race at Kempton Park Racecourse for The May Bank Holiday Raceday was 5/1 priced Falcarragh, ridden by jockey Alan Johns and trained by Tim Vaughan.

4/1 joint race favourite Kublai finished just a neck behind Falcarragh in second place, followed by 10/1 priced Who You For in third place and 4/1 joint race favourite Monkhouse in fourth.

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