Wednesday, February 6, 2013
91 ENTERED FOR THE 2013 WILLIAM HILL LINCOLN
John Gosden’s Lahaag heads the field as the 8-1 favourite with William Hill
91 horses have been entered for the 2013 running of the William Hill Lincoln, with John Gosden’s Lahaag heading the sponsors betting as the 8-1 favourite. Nine Realms, trained by Willie Haggas, is next in at 10-1, followed by Lahaag’s stable mate Trade Commissioner, Pearl Bloodstock’s Chapter Seven and Irish raider Tandem from the Dermot Weld yard amongst others as 14-1 shots.
The last three year’s winners, who all have strong form on the Town Moor Course, are entered again, with Brae Hill and Sweet Lightning both 16-1 chances and Penitent priced at 20-1.
The William Hill Lincoln is a race Gosden has targeted in recent years. He won the race in 2009 with Expresso Star and this time has three runners prominent in the betting, with Eshtibaak(16-1) joining favourite Lahaag and Trade Commissioner. Nine Realms will be having his first run in a handicap for Willie Haggas, won previous won the race with Penitent, and Gladys’ Galis an interesting runner for trainer Roger Varian, who had his first ever winner in 2011 when Eton Forever won the Spring Mile.
Jennie Prest, sponsorship manager for William Hill said; “This year’s William Hill Lincoln field has a good mix of up-and-coming, lightly-raced contenders and some popular milers who are proven performers on the course and as always it will be a competitive and exciting start to the Flat season.”
The two-day Lincoln meeting at Doncaster Racecourse is this year run on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March, with the William Hill Lincoln and it’s consolation race the William Hill Spring Mile the feature races on the Saturday card.
William Hill Lincoln: 8-1 Lahaag, 10-1 Nine Realms, 14-1 Chapter Seven, Garde Cotiere, Gladys’ Gal, Tandem, Trade Commissioner, 16-1 Arsaadi, Brae Hill, Captain Bertie, Eshtibaak, Forgotten Hero, Sweet Lightning, 20-1 Anderiego, Anton Chigurh, Bancnuanaheireann, Capaill Liath, Captain Joy, Chosen Character, Custom Cut, Dream Tune, Excellent Guest, Frog Hollow, Global Village, Jacks Revenge, Memory Cloth, Muffin McLeay, Penitent, Postscript, Prince of Johanne, Shamaal Nibras, Solar Deity, Strictly Silver, Swiftly Done, Trail Blaze, 25-1 Belgian Bill, Bertiewhittle, Billyford, Campanology, Credit Swap, Dance and Dance, Discression, Dubai Dynamo, Educate, Gaul Wood, Guest of Honour, Hit The Jackpot, Justonfortheroad, Laffan, Levitate, Lockantanks, Majestic Myles, Mawaakef, Mont Ras, Myboyalfie, Nameitwhatyoulike, Norse Blues, Pilgrims Rest, Roninski, 33-1 BAR (EW ¼ 1,2,3,4)