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Matchbook Casino Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

The Matchbook Casino Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race is the seventh race that takes place at Kempton Park Racecourse for The May Bank Holiday Raceday every May.

The May Bank Holiday Raceday is an exciting day of National Hunt horse racing that takes place on the first Monday in May each year. It features a glorious seven-race card, with the VIP Handicap Chase, at 16:40, being the most valuable race of the occasion.

The May Bank Holiday Raceday offers a unique opportunity for 9-5 workers to watch some live, high-class horse racing on a warm Spring Monday Afternoon just before the beginning of the British Summer.

The May Bank Holiday Raceday is right around the corner 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 Casino Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race is a Class 4 National Hunt handicap hurdle race that serves as the final race of The May Bank Holiday Raceday every year.

Horses aged four years old and up can participate in The Matchbook Casino Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race, which runs precisely two miles of Kempton Park Racecourse and features a number of large hurdles for the horses and jockeys to jump.

A sum of £7,749 was added to the race purse last time out, which was shared accordingly between the first four race finishers:

1st place – 5/6 Tomorrow Mystery (GB) – £4,049

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 Race will conclude The May Bank Holiday Raceday at Kempton Park Racecourse at 17:15 on Monday the 3rd of May 2021.

Runners

It’s the final race of The May Bank Holiday Raceday at Kempton Park Racecourse and the participating mares always do a fantastic job at leaving a lasting impression on the many horse racing fanatics in attendance that have travelled from all over the UK and beyond.

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. Sula Island (GB) – third-place finish – 3/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Fergus Gregory and trained by Alan King
  2. Tomorrow Mystery (GB) – first-place finish – 5/6 starting price – weighing in at 11-5 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
  3. Stepover (GB) – second-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by jockey Harry Bannister and trained by Alex Hales
  4. Admiral’s Sunset (GB) – fourth-place finish – 7/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by David Weston

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Odds

At the most recent edition of The Matchbook Casino Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race last May, odds began at 5/6 for the race favourite Tomorrow Mystery and rose as high as 10/1 for the least likely competitor Stepover who managed a second-place finish.

5/6 priced Tomorrow Mystery won the race, turning £20 outright betting stakes into £36.67 in returns, £16.67 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Matchbook Casino Mares’ 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

At Kempton Park Racecourse last May, the winner of The Matchbook Casino Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race was 5/6 race favourite Tomorrow Mystery, ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls.

10/1 priced Stepover finished three and a quarter lengths behind Tomorrow Mystery in second place, followed by 3/1 second-favourite Sula Island in third place and 7/2 priced third-favourite Admiral’s Sunset in fourth.

These were the only four competitors to participate in this edition of The Matchbook Casino Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race last time out.

2018

5/2 priced second-favourite Canoodle finished first in The Matchbook Casino Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race at Kempton Park Racecourse in 2018, ridden by jockey David Crosse and trained by Hughie Morrison.

10/1 priced Cascaye finished just a length behind Canoodle in second place, followed by 9/2 priced Grania O’Malley in third place and 20/1 priced outsider Mirzam in fourth.

This edition of The Matchbook Casino Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race was contested by nine runners and completed by eight.

2017

Back at The May Bank Holiday Raceday in 2017, the winner of The Matchbook Casino Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race was 6/4 race favourite Our Three Sons, ridden by jockey Page Fuller and trained by Jamie Snowden.

25/1 priced outsider Court In Session finished five lengths behind Our Three Sons in second place, followed by 14/1 priced Darwins Theory in third place and 8/1 priced Bob’s Boy in fourth.

Eight runners took part in this edition of The Matchbook Casino Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race but only six successfully passed the final post.

2016

Back in 2016, the winner of The Matchbook Casino Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race at Kempton Park Racecourse was 13/8 priced race favourite Brotherly Company, ridden by jockey Michael Legg and trained by Harry Fry.

9/2 priced Forever Field finished a length and three-quarters behind Brotherly Company in second place, followed by 8/1 priced Mr Lando in third place and 10/1 priced Frozen Over in fourth.

14 runners began this edition of The Matchbook Casino Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race but only thirteen completed it successfully.

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