The homebred Aiken was unraced as a two-year-old but quickly established himself as a progressive performer in 2011, winning three of his four starts (a maiden and two handicaps).
The 2012 season began as he had left off with victory in a handicap over the Derby course at Epsom Downs in April. That earned him a crack at Listed company and he passed the test with flying colours when taking the Listed Buckhounds Stakes at Ascot the following month.
On June 4, he was sent to France to contest the Group 2 Grand Prix de Chantilly and again showed further improvement as he made all under an expert William Buick ride to come home three-quarters of a length clear of Maxios.
Following two fourth places in the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Group 1 Irish St Leger, he ran a fine race at Ascot on QIPCO British Champions Day, October 20, when runner-up to Rite Of Passage in the QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup on his first attempt at two miles.
He did not reappear until September 2013 and after a couple of disappointing runs, he returned to Ascot for another crack at the Long Distance Cup but finished tailed off in last place and followed that with a run in the Betfred November Handicap at Doncaster off top weight when 11th of the 23 runners.
He has now retired to Anngrove Stud in Ireland as a stallion.