Lincoln Handicap Odds
The Lincoln Handicap, run at Doncaster, is seen as a kick-starter to the Flat season. This valuable and prestigious handicap is run in early April and completes the transition of the Jumps season to the Flat season.
Run over one mile, the Lincoln handicap is the feature race on one of Doncaster's biggest race-days of the season.
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Doncaster have housed the race since 1964 following the closure of the Lincoln racecourse where the race had been run for over 100 years previous. When the race as run in Lincoln, it had a habit of producing winning horses that would come back to win the race a year after.
Some of the most recognised horses to have been crowned multiple winners of the race are Ob (1906 & 1907) and Babur (1957 & 1958). However, since transferring the race to Doncaster, no horse has ever successfully defended his crown.
A reason for this may be because the way the race has grown in stature in recent years and a better standard of horses are now being targeted at the race. When punting on the race, following the market forces have been a profitable method to finding the winner since the race was at Doncaster.
Recent well-gambled on winners include Cataldi (1985), Right Wing (1999), John Ferneley (2000), Nimello (2001), Stream Of Gold (2005) and Expresso Star (2009).
Jockey Jimmy Fortune has a great association with the race and rides the track at Doncaster very well.
He is the winning most jockey with three wins, recorded in 2000, 2001 and 2009.
The great Dr Marwan Koukash, who as an owner has invested a lot of money into the sport, won the 2012 renewal with Brae Hill.
He finished runner-up in 2011 but went one better one year later as jockey Tony Hamilton saw off a late challenge from Mull of Killough in the final stages