The 2015 British flat racing season will climax next month with the Betfred November Handicap at Doncaster Racecourse.
Argus has been chalked up as the 6/1 favourite for the Betfred November Handicap by the sponsors after 40 horses were entered for the final major handicap of the Flat season at Doncaster on Saturday.
Ralph Beckett’s lightly-raced colt was a well backed winner over course and distance last month and heads the betting from Penhill and Seamour at 10/1.
Betfred spokesman Andrew Griffiths said: “Argus boasts the perfect profile for the November Handicap and is the one to beat off the back of landing a gamble on Town Moor last month.”
Smad Place was a cosy winner on his seasonal reappearance over fences at Kempton this afternoon and has been cut to 14/1 (from 20/1) by Betfred for the Hennessy Gold Cup.
Betfred November Handicap – sponsors bet: 6 Argus; 10 Penhill, Seamour; 12 Awake My Soul, Green Light, Litigant, Mistiroc, Super Kid; 14 Ladurelli, Low Key; 16 Cousin Khee, Esteaming; 20 Agent Gibbs, Buonarroti, Craggaknock, Eton Rambler, First Mohican, Giantstepsahead, Latenightrequest, Off Art, Only Orsenfoolsies, Pearl Castle, Storm Force Ten; 25 Barwick, Blue Hussar, Handiwork, Instant Karma, Manhattan Swing, Multellie, Paddys Motorbike, Stock Hill Fair, Villa Royale, Zand; 33 Bazooka, Shrewd, Swnymor, Trimoulet; 40 Captain Navarre, Two Jabs; 50 Tyrsal.
The traditional end of season finale gets underway on Saturday, November 7 and will be the last opportunity of the season to witness British Flat racing in all its glory. As well as enjoying seven quality races, racegoers will be able to see Cock O’ the North awarded to the Northern-based jockey who rides the most winners at the end of the flat season.
Following an action-packed day of racing at the Town Moor venue there will be a variety of live entertainment on offer, including food, drink and an energetic performance in the exhibition hall from Big Party Band, who will play tracks from well-known artists such as The Kings of Leon, Amy Winehouse, Madonna and Chaka Khan.
There will also be the chance to take on former world champion Dennis Taylor in a pool challenge and win tickets to the prestigious 2016 Betfred World Snooker Championship in Sheffield.
Kieran Gallagher, executive director of Doncaster Racecourse said: “The November Handicap is always a firm favourite on the racing calendar and a great way to end the flat season. It will combine quality racing with exciting entertainment in a relaxed, fun environment.
“The crowning of Cock O’ The North is always a popular event and the appearance of snooker legend Dennis Taylor is sure to create a real buzz around the place.”