Betfair November Handicap
Doncaster 15:15
£55,000 added,
3yo plus,
1m 3f 197y, Class 2   
Saturday 7th November 2020

1 On To Victory 10/1
2 Rhythmic Intent 28/1
3 Nuits St Georges 80/1
4 Bollin Joan 80/1
23 ran Distances: 1¾l, 1¾l, 1½l
Time: 2m 36.52s (slow by 8.02s)

On To Victory was breaking his duck for Alan King having moved from Eve Johnson Houghton at the end of last year and he had been knocking on the door.

Placed in his last three races, he managed to get his head in front this time after a well-timed challenged under James Doyle who was delighted with the success.

"It set up quite nicely for him," he said on Sky Sports Racing.

"I thought I was tracking the right type of horses so I was pretty happy when I turned into the straight. On this ground you just hope you can keep the momentum going to the line.

"It's always nice to get Alan a winner, I get a few good rides from him throughout the year."

Henry Ponsonby, syndicate manager of owners HP Racing, was delighted to see his faith in On To Victory vindicated.

“It was a great team effort for a horse we have always liked a lot,” he said.

“James Doyle gave him a great ride, and it wasn’t unexpected because this horse has got enormous talent and he’s going to be very exciting over hurdles. He’s a different horse to when he was hurdling before. He just had the four runs and was rated 125. That’s where he’s going to go now.

“A great team of owners have been very patient, because he’d had nearly two years off the Flat. He was running in the November Handicap 9lb lower than his official rating two years ago – so he was, to a certain extent, thrown in and he’s done nothing wrong at all.

“It’s great credit also to Gary Witheford, the stalls’ ‘horse whisperer’ – his team was up there with him because he has got a slight problem with the stalls, and without them I don’t think he’d have lined up for today’s race.

“It’s been a great day for Alan (King). He had a wonderful winner (Sceau Royal) at Wincanton, Canelo at Aintree and a nice winner yesterday. The horses are firing – it’s fantastic.”

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November Handicap
£55,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m 3f 197y, Class 2
23 ran
Going: Soft

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (13)     On To Victory 6 9-0 Alan King James Doyle 10/1
2 (10)
Rhythmic Intent 4 8-9 Stuart Williams William Buick 28/1
3 (14)
Nuits St Georges 5 8-3 David Menuisier J F Egan 80/1
4 (7)
Bollin Joan 5 8-0 Tim Easterby Duran Fentiman 80/1
5 (16)
½ Hiroshima 4 8-2 John Ryan Darragh Keenan 16/1
6 (1)
Raymond Tusk 5 9-9 Richard Hannon Thore Hammer Hansen 80/1
7 (6)
¾ Surrey Pride 3 8-0 Joseph Tuite Ray Dawson 7/1
8 (2)
nse Ben Lilly 15 3 8-0 David Brown George Rooke 66/1
9 (3)
  Dash Of Spice 6 8-9 David Elsworth Tom Marquand 12/1
10 (4)
1 Aasheq 7 8-5 Tim Easterby Paul Hanagan 28/1
11 (22)
Kingbrook 3 8-7 Ian Williams Richard Kingscote 7/2J
12 (11)
Strawberry Rock 3 8-0 Hugo Palmer Luke Morris 28/1
13 (18)
shd Euchen Glen 7 9-10 Jim Goldie Paul Mulrennan 13/2
14 (9)
Now Children 6 8-10 Alexandra Dunn Robert Havlin 250/1
15 (21)
nk Eagle Court 3 8-0 David O'Meara Cam Hardie 16/1
16 (12)
hd Glencadam Glory 6 9-4 Tim Easterby Ella McCain 80/1
17 (20)
½ Sam Cooke 4 8-10 Ralph Beckett Rob Hornby 7/2J
18 (5)
3 Indianapolis 5 8-12 James Given Silvestre De Sousa 28/1
19 (23)
C'Est No Mour 7 8-2 Simon Hodgson George Wood 100/1
20 (8)
30 Everything For You 6 8-7 Ian Williams Andrea Atzeni 80/1
21 (19)
Beechwood Jude 4 8-0 Keith Dalgleish Joe Fanning 66/1
22 (15)
Tulip Fields 3 8-4 Mark Johnston Harry Bentley 12/1
23 (17)
22 Torcello 6 8-8 Shaun Lycett Megan Nicholls 20/1

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