racingbetter.co.uk
Betfred November Handicap 2011 

Ladbrokes

racing news/


Zuider Zee Gives Gosden November Glory
05/11/11

1 Zuider Zee 8/1
2 Willing Foe 11/1
3 Merchant Of Dubai 16/1
4 Hanoverian Baron 20/1
23 ran Distances: 6l, 1¼l, ¾l
TIME 2m 36.49s (slow by 4.99s)

John Gosden improved his already impressive Betfred November Handicap record when Zuider Zee (8-1) ran out an emphatic winner at Doncaster.

Zuider Zee
© Racehorse Photos

Zuider Zee

A consistent performer all through the season, the four-year-old was Gosden's fifth win in the prestigious race. He last scored two years ago with Charm School, who won in the same green and black silks of Princess Haya of Jordan.

Having tracked Godolphin's Willing Foe into the straight, Robert Havlin pressed the button a furlong out and the response was immediate and he ran out a six-length winner. Merchant Of Dubai was third with Hanoverian Baron fourth.

Havlin said: "He travelled ever so well and when I saw it was the Godolphin horse near me, I knew I was following the right one. I had to take a pull turning in he was going so well.

"When I gave him a squeeze he really picked up and he's won easy. He'd been working really well at home and I knew he was in good form. All season he's been running well off a similar mark but he's a better horse in this ground."

On the day Khalid Abdullah was crowned champion owner for 2011, it was fitting that the first two home, Mirror Lake and Principal Role, both carried his colours in the Betfred Goals Galore EBF 'Sir Percy' Gillies Fillies' Stakes.

However, they probably did not finish in the order that was expected as Sir Henry Cecil's Principal Role was sent off the 11-4 favourite, with Mirror Lake at 7-1.

Martin Dwyer looked beaten up against the rail on Amanda Perrett's four-year-old when Beckett's Ceilidh House swooped down the middle of the track. However, Mirror Lake rallied and held off Principal Role by a neck with Ceilidh House three-quarters of a length away.

Perrett said: "She deserves that as she's run well against the likes of Midday. It's nice to win a good race for the owner as he's been very loyal to me. She had a lot in her favour today, a good draw, a galloping track and soft ground. I hope she stays in training."

 

Betfred November Handicap
Position
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
Starting Price
Beaten Distance
1
Zuider Zee
J H M Gosden
R Havlin
8st 13lbs
8 - 1
Winner
2
Willing Foe
S bin Suroor
I Mongan
9st 4lbs
11 - 1
6 lengths
3
Merchant Of Dubai
J S Goldie
D Tudhope
8st 13lbs
16 - 1
1 1/4 length
4
Hanoverian Baron
A G Newcombe
David Probert
8st 11lbs
20 - 1
3/4 length
5
Classic Vintage
Mrs A J Perrett
Jim Crowley
9st 1lbs
20 - 1
1 length
6
Scrapper Smith
A C Whillans
D Swift
8st 10lbs
14 - 1
1 1/4 length
7
Crackentorp
T D Easterby
D Allan
8st 12lbs
33 - 1
1 1/2 length
8
The Betchworth Kid
A King
Lucy K Barry
9st 4lbs
16 - 1
2 1/2 lengths
9
Kiama Bay
J J Quinn
S H James
9st 5lbs
10 - 1
1 1/2 length
10
Pekan Star
R Varian
Andrea Atzeni
8st 13lbs
13 - 2
1/2 length
11
Montaff
M R Channon
S Hitchcott
9st 10lbs
40 - 1
2 lengths
12
Resurge
W S Kittow
D Sweeney
9st 1lbs
33 - 1
Nose
13
Oceanway
M Johnston
S De Sousa
8st 11lbs
20 - 1
Short Head
14
Harlestone Times
J Dunlop
T E Durcan
9st 5lbs
16 - 1
1 1/4 length
15
Tepmokea
R A Fahey
P Hanagan
9st 1lbs
22 - 1
Head
16
Status Symbol
G C Bravery
E Ahern
8st 10lbs
14 - 1
2 lengths
17
Itlaaq
M W Easterby
G Gibbons
8st 12lbs
33 - 1
1 length
18
Burj Nahar
S bin Suroor
R Hills
9st 3lbs
25 - 1
3 lengths
19
Bramalea
H Morrison
J Quinn
8st 10lbs
25 - 1
1/2 length
20
Samsons Son
A King
J Fortune
8st 10lbs
12 - 1
5 lengths
21
Demolition
N Wilson
P J Smullen
8st 13lbs
20 - 1
9 lengths
22
Enroller
W R Muir
S J Drowne
8st 11lbs
20 - 1
12 lengths
UnseatedRider
Ile De Re
Ian Williams
Martin Lane
8st 13lbs
22 - 1
       

tumpline internet home | associations | bloodstock agents | bookmakers | information | horses | jockeys | links | overseas | portals | racecourses | race horse trainers | sales | studs | syndicates | submit site email
© racingbetter.co.uk • 91 Tribune Drive • Carlisle • CA3 0LE