William Hill Lincoln (Heritage Handicap) (Str) 1m

  • (4yo+, 1m, Class 2, 21 runners)
  • Winner £62,310 2nd £18,660 3rd £9,330 4th £4,670 5th £2,330 6th £1,170
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 28.38s
  • Off time: 15:13:04

Full Result

15:10 Doncaster
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (16) 2 Sweet Lightning M Dods 6 9-4 J P Murtagh 16/1
SP 16/1 Held up mid-division stands side group, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well opened 25/1
2nd (19) 14 Brae Hill (IRE) R A Fahey 5 8-9 J P Spencer 22/1
SP 22/1 Held up behind stands side group, took keen hold, headway on outer 4f out, led stands side group and overall leader over 2f out, ridden 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on opened 33/1
3rd (6) 6 11 Dubai Hills B Smart 5 8-9 T Eaves 40/1
SP 40/1 Held up mid-division far side group, headway over 2f out, led farside group 1f out, kept on and no chance with stands side opened 66/1
4th (15) ¾ 5 Axiom Ed Walker 7 9-1 N Callan 50/1
SP 50/1 Held up towards rear stands side group, headway and switched to outer over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on
5th (9) ¾ 21 Eton Rifles (IRE) J Howard Johnson 6 8-8 P Mulrennan 18/1
SP 18/1 Prominent far side group, led farside group 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on, no impression on stands side leaders opened 20/1
6th (13) 7 Docofthebay (IRE) D Nicholls 7 8-11 p I Mongan 11/1
SP 11/1 In touch stands side group, led stands side group over 2f out, soon headed, no extra final furlong opened 12/1
7th (17) ½ 4 Lowther A Bailey 6 9-2 be R Winston 11/1
SP 11/1 Towards rear stands side group, headway and switched left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong opened 12/1 £6000-£500
8th (8) nk 6 Light From Mars D Nicholls 6 8-11 T P Queally 14/1
SP 14/1 Held up mid-division far side group, ridden over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong
9th (21) nse 19 Fremont (IRE) Richard Hannon 4 8-8 R L Moore 8/1
SP 8/1 Held up towards rear stands side group, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous opened 9/1
10th (7) s.h 9 Irish Heartbeat (IRE) R A Fahey 6 8-10 P Hanagan 6/1f
SP 6/1f Held up towards rear far side group, headway 2f out, switched right over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong opened 17/2 £3000-£400
11th (14) 2 16 Our Joe Mac (IRE) R A Fahey 4 8-8 T Hamilton 16/1
SP 16/1 Held up mid-division stands side group, effort over 1f out, soon weakened
12th (1) ½ 13 Prime Exhibit R A Fahey 6 8-9 Lee Topliss (5) 9/1
SP 9/1 Tracked leaders far side group and keen, led far side group over 2f out, soon headed, weakened over 1f out
13th (5) nk 3 Castles In The Air R A Fahey 6 9-2 Freddie Tylicki 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up mid-division far side group, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
14th (12) 12 Kiwi Bay M Dods 6 8-9 P McDonald 40/1
SP 40/1 Held up towards rear far side group, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression
15th (18) ½ 22 Gunner Lindley (IRE) B W Hills 4 8-7 M Hills 13/2
SP 13/2 Chased leader stands side group, led stands side group and overall leader 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out opened 7/1
16th (3) ½ 20 Prince Of Dance T P Tate 5 8-8 T E Durcan 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up mid-division far side group, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong
17th (20) ¾ 18 Dream Lodge (IRE) D Nicholls 7 8-8 Billy Cray (3) 25/1
SP 25/1 Chased leaders stands side group, weakened over 3f out opened 22/1
18th (2) ¾ 8 Tartan Gigha (IRE) M Johnston 6 8-10 S De Sousa 12/1
SP 12/1 Chased leader far side group, ridden and weakened over 2f out opened 11/1
19th (4) nk 1 Harrison George (IRE) R A Fahey 6 9-10 George Chaloner (7) 40/1
SP 40/1 Led far side group and overall leader to halfway, ridden and headed by stands side group over 2f out, soon weakened opened 50/1
20th (10) 17 Al Muheer (IRE) D Nicholls 6 8-8 Adrian Nicholls 28/1
SP 28/1 Held up towards rear far side group, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous opened 22/1 touched 33/1
21st (22) 38 10 Doctor Crane (USA) J H M Gosden 5 8-10 e R Havlin 16/1
SP 16/1 Led stands side group, ridden and headed by stands side group 3f out, soon weakened opened 14/1
NR (11) 15 Taqleed (IRE) J H M Gosden 4 8-9 R Hills

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £18.80 Tote Place £4.30 £6.70 £9.40 £11.70 Straight Forecast £349.30 Exacta £497.60 Trifecta £8,723.20 Swingers 1&2 £79.50, 2&3 £0.00, 1&3 £380.40

Jackpot £13,559.38 carried forward to Doncaster, 3rd Apr
Placepot £19,426.50, Pool: £203579.28, 7.65 winning tickets
Quadpot £554.90, Pool: £13048.58, 17.4 winning tickets

Analysis

An emphatic winner in the form of SWEET LIGHTNING, providing a timely fillip for owner Andrew Tinkler. Trained by Michael Dods, the winner was held up off the pace in the stands side group but began to creep closer to the front from halfway. With proven stamina up to 12 furlongs, and fitness on his side from a jaunt to Dubai, jockey Johnny Murtagh kept tabs on the leader with three furlongs left to run. He got a lovely tow through from Docofthebay and once hitting the front a furlong from home there was only ever one winner. He had to work hard to master Brae Hill, but with the pair pulling clear of the pack, once he had done so then he was never in any danger and the wining margin was ultimately a fairly cosy one. According to his trainer he loves getting a good tow from quick horses, so this plan worked out perfectly. Accordingly he was impressive, which means the handicapper will probably be a tad over-zealous meaning that any future handicap run will be tough, but if he gets another perfect tow then he could improve once again. Brae Hills ran a cracker in second, having been fairly close to the pace throughout. He was on the favoured side but, having been keen early on, the way he saw out his race suggests that this test holds no fears, especially if returned to his favoured haunt of Chester in the future. The first two were miles clear of Dubai Hills who belied his odds with a fine third, leading the group home on the far side. He was 30lb higher than when last tried on turf, but ran a cracker, suggesting that another win is imminent when granted softer ground or a return to fibresand. Axiom was fourth home, meaning that three of the first four finishers were drawn above 15. He is fairly exposed but showed plenty of zest and may yet return to the winners' enclosure this season. Eton Rifles was a real eye catcher, only just finishing outside the (regulation) places. He was always prominent on the far side, but his stamina just gave way in the closing stages; he looks a well-handicapped horse and will win when returned to shorter. Docofthebay ran well, leading inside the two furlong pole, but ultimately he paid the price for racing on the tough end throughout. Lowther was next home; he wasn't given a great ride by his jockey, finding trouble just as the race developed, and he can be rated better than the bare result. Irish Heartbeat held every chance on the far side but his effort petered out late on, a comment that also applies to the grey Light From Mars who made an effort two from home. He hasn't been with his new yard for long and will be placed to good effect later in the season. Gunner Lindley raced in the front-rank for a fair way but probably found the ground a bit quick, whilst Doctor Crane raced too freely in first-time headgear. Our Joe Mac and Fremont were fairly well-held but neither looks a lost cause just yet. It should be noted that the race lost a bit of its lustre with the withdrawal of favourite Taqleed on account of the ground.