Betway Lincoln Preview 02/04/2016
The Betway Lincoln is one of the early flat season highlights and many will fancy their chances. Run over one mile at Doncaster, it looks a very open renewal. The favourite is Lord Of The Land at a top price of 5/1 with Betvictor. He is clearly very interesting but my selection goes to Mutarakez who looks to have a fantastic chance.
Mutarakez is best priced with William Hill at 10/1. That could represent excellent value for this Brian Meehan trained four-year-old. He has a career record of three wins from five starts and looks like he could have more to offer as a four-year-old. He has also recorded a win at Doncaster as a two-year-old which is an obvious positive for Saturday. He was impressive in two competitive handicaps last season and then went on to run at Royal Ascot. That run was in the Britannia Stakes which is a very competitive handicap. He may have finished down the field in fourteenth that day but his performance was still respectable. He was only beaten seven lengths that day and the ground may have been too quick for him. He has been gelded since that run and that could again bring about some improvement. The ground will also be considerable softer on Saturday which should aid his chances.
Lord Of The Land may be the biggest danger and comes into the race as somewhat of an unknown quantity. He makes his stable debut for David O’Meara after coming over from France. He has shown a decent level of form in France and looks to have plenty of potential. New connections paid a good sum for him and he has a great chance to repay some of that on Saturday. There has been good vibes behind this horse and he has been very well supported in the market in the lead up to this race. He now stands at a best priced 5/1 after the sustained support. Get the latest free bets here.
Another who could have a chance is Udododontu. He is best priced with William Hill at 10/1. He has some good form to his name already and is race fit from running at Meydan. He made a winning debut for Godolphin in Meydan before coming second in a twenty runner race. This should put him exactly right for Saturday’s race. He also showed some good form for Richard Guest last season including a second in the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot.