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November Handicap Betting Guide & Trends

11:47am - Saturday 2nd November, 2013, written by Andrew Newton 11 Comments

Staged at Doncaster racecourse the November Handicap is run over a distance of 1m4f, and, you guessed it, is run every November. The race is run on the final day of Britain’s flat turf racing season – this year on Saturday 9th November 2013.

First run in 1876 the contest was held in the early days at Manchester and Pontefract racecourses – it was then moved to Doncaster in 1964. The race is always a very competitive betting heat, while in recent years trainer John Gosden has been the man to follow – he’s landed the prize five times since 1991!

Looking at the recent trends horses drawn in stall 9 or higher have a great record, but be wary of the favourites – we’ve not seen a single market leader win the race in the last 11 runnings – in fact the last winning jolly was in 1995!

We take a look at recent winners of the November Handicap, plus highlight some key trends and stats to apply to the 2013 renewal.


November Handicap Recent Winners

2012 – Art Scholar (20/1)
2011 –
Zuider Zee (8/1)
2010 –
Times Up (14/1)
2009 –
Charm School (17/2)
2008 –
Tropical Strait (20/1)
2007 –
Malt or Mash (5/1)
2006 –
Group Captain (10/1)
2005 –
Come On Jonny (14/1)
2004 –
Carte Diamond (12/1)
2003 –
Turbo (25/1)

November Handicap Betting Trends and Stats

10/11 – Raced at least 5 times that season
9/11 – Won by a horse aged 3 or 4 years-old
9/11 – Favourites unplaced
9/11 – Won between 2 and 4 races previously
9/11 – Came from draw 9 or higher
9/11 – Winning distance – 2 ½ lengths or less
9/11 – Raced at Doncaster before (6 had won)
9/11 – Won over 1m4f previously
8/11 – Carried 8-13 or less in weight
8/11 – Won at a double-figure price
7/11 – Placed in their most recent race
4/11 – Raced at Newmarket last time out
2/11 – Won their latest race
2/11 – Ridden by Martin Dwyer
0/11 – Favourites that won
The average winning SP in the last 10 years is 13.55/1
The last winning favourite was in 1995

Note: The 2006 renewal was run at Windsor



Nov Handicap



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