Betfred November Handicap
£65,000 added,
3yo plus,
1m 4f, Class 2
Going: Soft

Saturday 9th November 2013

Conduct Bolts Up in November Handicap

1 Conduct 8/1
2 Rio's Rosanna 33/1
3 Open Eagle 20/1
4 Bohemian Rhapsody 25/1
23 ran Distances: 5l, 2½l, 2¾l
TIME 2m 44.95s (slow by 15.45s)

Conduct turned the Betfred November Handicap at Doncaster into a procession in the hands of Seb Sanders.

Now trained by William Haggas having been handled by Sir Michael Stoute in his early days, the six-year-old has had no end of injury problems. However, he could be spotted travelling noticeably well throughout and Sanders weaved his way through the pack to challenge Open Eagle on entering the final furlong.

The 8-1 chance powered clear to win by five lengths from the staying-on Rio's Rosanna. Open Eagle was third, with Bohemian Rhapsody fourth.

Sanders said: "He had a shocking draw but he was liking this ground. I won his maiden on him when Sir Michael had him. He handled the conditions well and stayed well - he's done it well."

Haggas added: "He's been very fragile, loves soft ground and has been waiting for this step up in trip. Sir Michael told us what a good horse he was and the treadmill has been the making of him. He's had a leg (tendon injury) three times but, touching a lot of wood, he's been fine with us."

Harry Herbert, racing manager for owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, said: "We thought about retiring him and when he had the leg for the third time, we brought him back to Highclere to find him a home.

"Ed Dunlop told me Snow Fairy returned as good as ever after a similar injury and we sent him to a guy in Ireland, and it's been a remarkable journey ever since.

"To win this having been prepared to pension him off is unbelievable - this game throws everything at you. All due credit to William and his team."

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Betfred November Handicap
£65,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m 4f, Class 2
23 ran
Going: Soft

Pos
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
Starting Price
Beaten Distance
1
Conduct
W J Haggas
S Sanders
9st 2lbs
8 - 1
Winner
2
Rio's Rosanna
R M Whitaker
Connor Beasley
8st 5lbs
33 - 1
5 lengths
3
Open Eagle
D O'Meara
D Tudhope
9st 1lbs
20 - 1
2 1/2 lengths
4
Bohemian Rhapsody
S Durack
M Harley
8st 8lbs
25 - 1
2 3/4 lengths
5
Communicator
A M Balding
David Probert
8st 11lbs
16 - 1
1 1/2 length
6
Swnymor
Miss R Curtis
J P Fahy
8st 5lbs
20 - 1
5 lengths
7
Nicholascopernicus
Ed Walker
Andrea Atzeni
8st 13lbs
10 - 1
1/2 length
8
Awake My Soul
D O'Meara
G Gibbons
9st 0lbs
33 - 1
2 1/4 lengths
9
Twelve Strings
B Ellison
C D Hayes
8st 4lbs
20 - 1
2 1/2 lengths
10
Hi There
R A Fahey
Samantha Bell
9st 4lbs
14 - 1
3/4 length
11
Aiken
J H M Gosden
W Buick
9st 10lbs
14 - 1
6 lengths
12
Kiama Bay
R A Fahey
T Eaves
8st 9lbs
40 - 1
1 1/2 length
13
Cashpoint
Ian Williams
Joey Haynes
8st 5lbs
40 - 1
11 lengths
14
Ex Oriente
S C Williams
N Mackay
8st 2lbs
100 - 1
3/4 length
15
Highland Castle
D R C Elsworth
T P Queally
9st 1lbs
16 - 1
1/2 length
16
Border Legend
R Charlton
G Lee
8st 9lbs
12 - 1
3/4 length
17
Cousin Khee
H Morrison
Martin Lane
8st 5lbs
50 - 1
5 lengths
18
Rhombus
I Mohammed
S De Sousa
8st 4lbs
13 - 2
4 1/2 lengths
19
Forgotten Hero
C Hills
Jim Crowley
8st 12lbs
16 - 1
5 lengths
20
Itlaaq
M W Easterby
J P Sullivan
8st 5lbs
100 - 1
4 1/2 lengths
21
Lahaag
J H M Gosden
P Hanagan
9st 7lbs
9 - 1
25 lengths
22
Nearly Caught
H Morrison
R Hughes
9st 2lbs
12 - 1
27 lengths
23
Shrewd
M L W Bell
Luke Morris
8st 4lbs
14 - 1
51 lengths
       

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