Doncaster

  • 15:35 Betfred November Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £40,462 2nd £12,116 3rd £6,058 4th £3,029
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 44.95s
  • Off time: 15:36:00
15:35 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Conduct (IRE) 8/1
2nd Rio's Rosanna (IRE) 33/1
3rd Open Eagle (IRE) 20/1
4th Bohemian Rhapsody (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 442-600 White, Emerald Green hoop Aiken 21
Distance Winner
5 9-10 b1 J H M Gosden W Buick 104 14/115.00
2 (2) 2-02551 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Lahaag 29
Distance Winner
4 9-7 J H M Gosden P Hanagan 101 9/110.00
3 (10) 469311 Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Hi There (IRE) 14
4 9-4 R A Fahey Sammy Jo Bell (5) 98 14/115.00
4 (11) 13116 BLACK, GREEN hoop and armlets, GREEN cap, BLACK spots Nearly Caught (IRE) 35
3 9-2 H Morrison R Hughes 102 12/113.00
5 (21) 11/2-53 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Conduct (IRE) 58
Beaten Favourite
6 9-2 W J Haggas S Sanders 96 8/19.00
6 (9) 31-2591 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Open Eagle (IRE) 46
Distance Winner
4 9-1 D O'Meara D Tudhope 95 20/121.00
7 (16) 043D03 Yellow, Red sash, Red cap, Yellow star Highland Castle 14
Distance Winner
5 9-1 D R C Elsworth T P Queally 95 16/117.00
8 (20) 348063 Red and White diabolo, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, White star Awake My Soul (IRE) 24
4 9-0 D O'Meara Graham Gibbons 94 33/134.00
9 (23) 10-5726 Dark Blue, Pink seams, Dark Blue sleeves, Pink cap Nicholascopernicus (IRE) 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-13 Ed Walker Andrea Atzeni 93 10/111.00
10 (6) 290461 DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap Forgotten Hero (IRE) 56
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-12 h C Hills Jim Crowley 92 16/117.00
11 (17) 24-3004 Dark green, red cross belts, hooped sleeves, red cap Communicator 84
Distance Winner
5 8-11 A M Balding David Probert 91 16/117.00
12 (1) 135803 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Kiama Bay (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
7 8-9 R A Fahey T Eaves 89 40/141.00
13 (14) 32-0831 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Border Legend 31
4 8-9 R Charlton G Lee 89 12/113.00
14 (8) 79-1113 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW and ROYAL BLUE diabolo on sleeves, YELLOW cap Bohemian Rhapsody (IRE) 78
Distance Winner
4 8-8 S Durack Martin Harley 88 25/126.00
15 (4) 637270 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Cousin Khee 28
Distance Winner
6 8-5 H Morrison Martin Lane 85 50/151.00
16 (15) 135413 Black and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves Cashpoint 14
Distance Winner
8 8-5 Ian Williams Joey Haynes (5) 85 40/141.00
17 (3) 690670 Orange, Emerald Green sleeves, Orange armlets, quartered cap Itlaaq 14
Distance Winner
7 8-5 t M W Easterby J P Sullivan 85 100/1101.00
18 (5) 212023- Beige, grey epaulets Swnymor (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
4 8-5 Miss R Curtis J P Fahy 85 20/121.00
19 (18) 224209 Yellow, large Black spots, Black sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap, Black spots Rio's Rosanna (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 8-5 R M Whitaker Connor Beasley (5) 85 33/134.00
20 (19) 013604 Red, White epaulets, halved sleeves Shrewd 53
Distance Winner
3 8-4 M L W Bell L Morris 90 14/115.00
21 (12) 312417 yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap Rhombus (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
3 8-4 I Mohammed S De Sousa 90 13/27.50
22 (13) 330791 Purple, Yellow hoops Twelve Strings (IRE) 10
4 8-4 B Ellison C D Hayes 84 20/121.00
23 (22) 4414-98 Yellow, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star Ex Oriente (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
4 8-2 S C Williams N Mackay 82 100/1101.00

Verdict

Beaten less than a length in last year's Irish St Leger, Aiken has been a disappointment this season and gets first-time blinkers back in handicap company. Stablemate Lahaag bounced back at York last time but has a big weight to carry in testing ground and the progressive NEARLY CAUGHT makes more appeal. He finished a creditable fourth over 1m7f in a Group 2 race at Longchamp last month and trip and ground are no problem for Hughie Morrison's three-year-old. He's certainly more robust than Conduct, having only his sixth start and yet to race on this surface but French-import Open Eagle has decent claims after winning his debut for new connections at Carlisle. Hi There is ending the season in fine form but steps up in trip in search of a hat trick, while Highland Castle went close over track and trip last time and is preferred to recent winners Forgotten Hero and Border Legend in the soft going. The likes of Bohemian Rhapsody and Twelve Strings have it all to do stepping up in class but Nicholascopernicus has a chance at the weights and looks the pick of the remainder.