Royal Line
Copyright A.J. Byles

Royal Line proved a class above his rivals as he ran out a ready winner of the Marathonbet November Handicap at Doncaster.

The final big race on the last day of the 2018 Turf Flat Season, attracted a field of 23 horses for this 1 ½ mile contest.

At the break, it was Wolf Country who raced prominently with Grey Britain and Not So Sleepy.

Hochfeld and Wolf Country took the field along from Grey Britain, with the field well strung out.

As they reached the home turn, Hochfeld was a length to the good over Wolf Country, with Grey Britain tracking these and then Baydar.

At the three-furlong pole, Hochfeld was swallowed up by a wall of horses, including Grey Britain, Birds Of Prey, Lorelina and Eddystone Rock.

But Royal Line and Rab Havlin stormed through with two furlongs to race, in those famous Sheikh Mohamed colours, quickly drawing clear.

Birds Of Prey tried in vain to close the gap, but Royal Line had flown, comfortably winning, to give trainer John Gosden a sixth victory in the November Handicap.

Not So Sleepy stayed on late for second, ahead of Reshoun and Birds Of Prey.

The Listed Badger Ales Trophy Handicap Chase at Wincanton.