15:15 Doncaster Sat 10 November 2018

  • Marathonbet November Handicap (Class 2)
  • 1m 3f 197y, Soft (Good to Soft in places )
  • 23 Runners
  • Winner£43,575.002nd£13,048.003rd£6,524.004th£3,262.005th£1,631.006th£819.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 40.26sOff time:15:18:10
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1
(19)
79-10OR: 107
80/1

Listed winner at Newbury last year but has been struggling at pattern level this time around. Needs soft ground to be seen at his best and probably a little vulnerable from this sort of mark.

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2
(4)
59-8OR: 105CD
16/1

C&D winner back in 2016 but only seen twice since, well beaten on both starts and he returns from a lengthy absence here. Tough race to make a comeback in.

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3
(23)
49-8OR: 105D
9/1

Very impressive when bolting up over a similar trip at Epsom when last seen. Not missed by the handicapper but form of that race is solid and the yard have a good record in this race having won two of the last nine renewals.

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4
(3)
49-6OR: 103BFD
20/1

Has been in good form this campaign without managing to get his head in front. Tends to make the running and that won't be easy around here in this field but he will appreciate any rain that arrives and has solid each-way claims.

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5
(1)
49-5OR: 102D
40/1

Seen to good effect when coming from off the pace at Newmarket two starts back but gives the impression he needs everything to fall right and it's likely others are better handicapped.

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6
(9)
49-3OR: 100D
40/1

Impressive when eased down to win at Newbury, despite over-racing in the early stages. Two subsequent efforts have been poor and needs to learn to settle better but not ruled out if plenty of rain arrives.

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7
(14)
69-1OR: 98D
33/1

Narrowly got the better of Hochfield last time out and only nudged up 1lb for that success. This yard have a good record with improving new recruits and there could still be more to come here; any rain in his his favour.

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8
(12)
49-1OR: 98D
8/1

Listed winner at Saint Cloud as a three-year-old and while he's been largely disappointing in the interim, he produced a much better effort when runner-up at Goodwood last time. May be capable of further progress and yard flying at present.

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9
(21)
49-1OR: 98D
8/1

Narrowly got up in the closing stages at Newbury last time when making it three wins from his last four starts. The step back up in trip could see him take another step forward and any rain would be in his favour; each-way claims.

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10
(6)
39-1OR: 103
15/2

Produced a much improved effort when only narrowly denied at York last time, shaping like he may appreciate this step back up in trip. Less exposed than several of these and capable of running well for a yard that have enjoyed success in this race.

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11
(17)
59-0OR: 97
50/1

Hasn't won since landing a handicap at Sandown as a three-year-old when trained by Sir Michael Stoute. Plenty of promise on his first couple of starts for this yard having missed 2017 but has disappointed since.

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12
(7)
49-0OR: 97D
7/1

Impressive when bolting up at Goodwood last time (Wolf Country runner-up) and a 6lb rise for that looks more than fair for that success. Lightly raced for his age and ought to run well here.

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13
(5)
59-0OR: 97D
33/1

Looks progressive this year, landing a hat-trick at Haydock in September after previous wins at Chester and Salisbury. Her effort last time perhaps suggested she's over the top but quite possibly capable off this mark if there was another excuse.

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14
(2)
68-13OR: 96BF
33/1

Has been unlucky not to get his head in front this year but handicapper probably has his measure as a result and the yard have stronger claims with their other runners in here.

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15
(13)
Fun Macb,t28
78-13OR: 96D
50/1

Listed winner at Maisons-Laffitte last year but has been largely disappointing since his placed effort in the Chester Cup. Has been shown some leniency from the handicapper and can't be ruled out if he can bounce back to his very best.

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16
(10)
68-13OR: 96C
20/1

Runner-up in this in 2016 and a course winner here in 2017. Has been running well in defeat in his last couple of runs but 2lb above his last winning mark at present and looks vulnerable for win purposes.

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17
(15)
Aasheqt112
58-13OR: 96BF
50/1

Rattled off a hat-trick earlier in the campaign and he was a shade unlucky not to add to his tally at Ayr in September. Wears a first-time tongue-tie and he's an interesting runner if that headgear ekes out any improvement.

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18
(18)
48-11OR: 94CD
9/1

Yard won this last year and this course and distance winner was impressive when bolting up at Haydock last time. Soft ground specialist and only 4lb higher here; ought to run well if the rain arrives.

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19
(20)
48-10OR: 93
14/1

Has looked progressive throughout this campaign and went close to following up an impressive Haydock win when only narrowly denied at Newmarket last time. Another 4lb higher here but soft ground would suit.

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20
(22)
48-9OR: 92BFWS
10/1

Won his last two starts for John Oxx and has been running well in defeat in three starts for this yard. Has his first start since wind surgery here and a return to a softer surface should help.

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21
(11)
68-8OR: 91
12/1

Hasn't won since a win at York last summer but finished third in this race last year from 9lb higher and he hinted at a return to form last time out when fifth of 20 at Naas. Obvious player if building on that.

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22
(16)
Baydarb128
58-8OR: 91
12/1

Losing run is mounting up now but he's been in better form from his reduced mark in recent starts. Dropped back in trip not certain to be ideal but the yard won this last year, he gets first-time headgear and Atzeni takes the ride.

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23
(8)
48-8OR: 91D
28/1

Hasn't won since winning a Chepstow handicap last year. Arrives here fresher than most having just his fourth start of the campaign but he has a tough ask in a race this competitive. Wears first-time blinkers.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
14Saunter48-136/1Full Result
T: Ian WilliamsJ: Jim Crowley

Betting

Forecast

Now Children (7/1), My Lord And Master (15/2), Buzz (8/1), Wolf Country (8/1), Royal Line (9/1), Reshoun (9/1), Birds Of Prey (10/1), Baydar (12/1), Eddystone Rock (12/1), Everything For You (14/1), To Be Wild (16/1), Erik The Red (20/1), Hochfeld (20/1), Seafarer (28/1), Not So Sleepy (33/1), Restorer (33/1), Lorelina (33/1), Grey Britain (40/1), Temple Church (40/1), Aasheq (50/1), Fun Mac (50/1), Stargazer (50/1), What About Carlo (80/1)

Verdict

Ian Williams sends a strong team in his bid to win back-to-back renewals of this race after Saunter's success last year. With Andrea Atzeni in the saddle and first-time headgear applied, Baydar could be his strongest representative and has to be high on any shortlist. However, Clive Cox's NOW CHILDREN may have been let in lightly by the handicapper here after getting the better of Wolf Country last time and with an uncertain forecast, he's versatile with regards to conditions. There's no shortage of dangers in opposition but Eddystone Rock should run well after an improved effort last time and the gelding placed in this contest last year.
  1. Now Children
  2. Eddystone Rock
  3. Baydar

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