Lincoln Handicap Tips: River Nymph to score at Doncaster

Lincoln Handicap Tips: A competitive field line up at Doncaster on Saturday
Lincoln Handicap Tips: A competitive field line up at Doncaster on Saturday

Steve Chambers picks out his Lincoln Handicap tip for Saturday's hugely competitive betting heat, which takes place at Doncaster...

Steve Chambers' Lincoln Handicap Tip

River Nymph at 8/1 with bet365

Flat fans will be chomping at the bit for Doncaster's weekend card, as the Lincoln Handicap takes centre stage at 15:10 and the one-mile event on Town Moor is set to be an absolute thriller, with a host of contenders in with a chance of etching their name on the illustrious roll of honour.

The Grand National maybe on the horizon at Aintree, but the Flat takes supremacy this weekend and the John Gosden-trained Haqeeqy is well fancied to claim Saturday's Lincoln. Last seen winning a seven furlong handicap at Doncaster in September, the four-year-old will need to defy an 8lb rise to claim glory, but a mark of 100 looks feasible for a horse on a rapid incline. The Gosden team have elected to put top notch 7lb claimer Benoit Sayette on board the fancied challenger, so that shall negate some of the rise, and it's a huge opportunity for the youngster to deliver on the big stage, and Haqeeqy is the one to beat.

Challenging Haqeeqy for favouritism is Charlie Appleby's Eastern World, who was last seen impressing at Meydan in mid-February and will return to British shores to try and land victory here. However, he disappointed on his last British start when way behind Haqeeqy in that aforementioned seven furlong contest in September, and while he's a little better off at the weights, it's hard to see him reversing that form.

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One contender that could be a thorn in the side of Haqeeqy is the Clive Cox-trained River Nymph, who looks to stand a tremendous chance of landing glory. Having won eye-catchingly well at Ascot last July, the four-year-old son of Cable Bay then followed up with an even more impressive win at Newbury the following month. Unable to land any sort of blow in the Balmoral Handicap at Ascot next time out, he will need to bounce back to form here, but he found himself struggling in testing going that day at Ascot, and he found it hard in the middle of the track to deliver his charge. So, he can be forgiven that outing, and his mark of 101 looks to be workable for a horse that could be destined for Group company this season.

Richard Hughes never tasted victory in this race as a jockey, but he will look to claim glory as a trainer and he saddles Brentford Hope, who was last seen winning at Haydock in October, while the Charlie Fellowes-trained King Ottokar has to be respected if recapturing the form that saw him finish third in the Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot a few years ago.

Danyah was another last-time-out winner who tasted victory at Haydock on his last start, and Owen Burrowes' raider was also a winner on his last trip to Doncaster, so he has to warrant respect, with the Karl Burke-trained Born To Be Alive adding more depth to the race, as he lines up in the form of his life after winning at Wolverhampton and Kempton this year, but this is much tougher.

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Of the others that are worth a mention, the William Haggas-trained Johan will have the burden of top weight, and he appeared to be in the handicapper's grip when beaten at Kempton back in November, while the classy Librisa Breeze appears to have seen better days now, but if he can recapture his best form then has to be given a second look off his current mark of 102.

Sneaking in at the bottom of the handicap, Roger Varian's Ascension is open to more improvement this season after a progressive three-year-old campaign, and he has some excellent form over seven furlongs, and could be a potential danger at the bottom of the weights, while the pair of Brunch and Man Of The Night add yet more depth to an enthralling renewal.

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