Marathonbet November Handicap – Betting Preview
The flat season comes to a close on Saturday as Doncaster Racecourse and Marathonbet team up for the 2018 Marathonbet November Handicap Raceday.
With seven thrilling races to help bring the curtain down on another fantastic flat racing season, the highlight of the day’s action will be the 3:15 Marathonbet November Handicap, run over 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 197 yards.
Last year Saunter, trained by Ian Williams, belied his name by surging through a competitive 23-horse field to take the feature race. With the going currently expected to be good, here’s our look at the main contenders for this year’s Marathonbet November Handicap.
Can Royal Line (7/1) take the crown in the day’s feature race? The four-year old is currently leading the betting and will surely improve on his previous showing in this race, finishing 7th in 2017. A lack of action since April could count against him.
A big win at Goodwood back in October suggests the time may indeed be now for Now Children (8/1) – that was over a similar distance, and he could thrive on the softer turf.
Another horse with lofty ambitions in this race is My Lord And Master (10/1). The youngest horse in the field, inexperience may be his biggest stumbling block, but an impressive second place at York last month suggests he could stay the distance.
Alternatively why not go with another horse creating plenty of Buzz (15/2) towards the front of the pack? The Hughie Morrison-trained horse took an impressive victory at 9/1 over a similar distance at Newbury back in September and is shaping up nicely for another landmark win here.
Looking for an interesting leftfield option? Take a walk on the wild side with five-year-old To Be Wild (10/1). He’s been out of action for nearly 18 months but has the class to ease to the front of the field, and already has a victory under his belt on this track.
For any fans of Norse mythology or 90s Man Utd stars, Erik the Red (16/1) might be worth a flutter towards the middle of the pack. He already has experience over the Doncaster turf, placing 4th at the Cliff Williams Memorial Handicap, but recent form suggests a serious challenge may be beyond him here.
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