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CONDUCT with Seb Sanders

Conduct: landed his first win in over two years under Seb Sanders

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Conduct bolts up in November Handicap

Report: Doncaster, Saturday

Betfred November Handicap (Class 2) 1m4f, 3yo+

CONDUCT brought the curtain down on a brilliant season on the Flat when annihilating his opponents to land the November Handicap in comfortable fashion.

The lightly-raced six-year-old had not recorded a victory since September 2010 but the William Haggas-trained gelding put that statistic to bed to beat Rio's Rosanna by five lengths under the guidance of Seb Sanders.

"I had a shocking draw and I was caught out for the first half mile and he was keener than I would have liked in the ground," said Sanders. "Believe it or not I won his maiden on him when he was with Sir Michael [Stoute] and I said then that he was the best maiden I had ever ridden."

Sanders added: "He handled the conditions very well, he stayed well and he has done that very well."

Haggas had always remained confident that the grey would handle the soft ground despite only one of his five previous races being run on ground softer than good and that confidence was justified in fine style.

Open Eagle ran a big race under Daniel Tudhope for David O'Meara to finish third at 20-1 with 25-1 shot Bohemian Rhapsody grabbing fourth.

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