Horse Racing: Conduct can lead from the front

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Conduct looks an ideal type to help bring the curtain down on the Flat season in the Betfred November Handicap at Doncaster.

The six-year-old grey has had no end of issues during a protracted career, but his form this term has been particularly reassuring.

A nice blow-out at Newmarket in August was followed up by a really encouraging run here a month later. Conduct stayed on earnestly for third place, beaten only a length, in a tight 10-furlong handicap on easy enough ground.

Not only did this rubber-stamp his liking for Doncaster - he ran a smashing race in South Yorkshire last August when beaten just a head by Silvery Moon - but it emboldened the theory he is in need of this step up in trip.

The William Haggas-trained son of Selkirk has only been seen six times on a racecourse so remains open to no end of potential, while the drying forecast will also be in his favour.

Jack Dexter can put the seal on another good campaign by claiming the Betfred Goals Galore Wentworth Stakes.

Jim Goldie’s likeable sprinter is the highest-rated horse in this Listed encounter and loves Doncaster, where he has won twice.

Fourth in the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot, he has held his form really well with victory in the Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle - not to mention placed efforts in the Ayr Gold Cup and the British Champions Sprint Stakes.

Even in spite of his big weight, Jack Dexter unquestionably sets the standard.

Cushion would be a deserving winner of the Betfred Mobile/EBF Stallions Gillies Fillies’ Stakes.

John Gosden’s daughter of Galileo has made many new friends this season, with a runaway victory at Newbury in June backed up by three sound efforts in Listed races.

Her narrow defeat to subsequent Group One Seal Of Approval in August is the most significant yardstick by which to measure her ability.