The Lincoln signifies the return of top-class flat action on the turf and as such, there is plenty of interest in what is often a fantastic each-way betting heat.
Dean Ivory saddles the interesting Sirius Prospect at Doncaster and given the form he has shown in the past, he may be worth a second look at a current 50/1.
He has won twice on Town Moor already, in 15 and 16-runner races, so crowded fields and a quick pace will seemingly suit the eight-year-old.
The son of Gone West has been placed in two 19-runner races on the track and it may be that tactical small-runner fields don’t play to his strengths.
He takes a while to hit top gear and this was seen to full effect on his last visit to Doncaster, as he finished a very close third behind Tullius in the Listed race on the Lincoln card.
He was a neck behind Glory Awaits, who in turn was a half-length away from Tullius, so a replication of that form would have to see him go close, with Penitent and Baltic Knight finishing behind that day.
Since then, Sirius Prospect has endured a rather mixed time, with his last victory coming in November 2014 on the all-weather but after dropping back to the surface since the turn of the year, he has ran three nice races.
He looked in need of the run as he finished fourth behind Our Channel, before chasing home a thriving Mindurownbusiness at Wolverhampton in February.
He was then thrown in at the deep-end in a hot four-runner race at Kempton and he didn’t disgrace himself as he ran well behind Captain Cat and Sloane Avenue, both of whom are very classy.
The fact he has been kept busy during the early parts of the year means he may have an edge on those who could require a run or two to be seen at their best. All in all, the 50/1 looks a big price and the veteran could land another major payday, even if he hits the places!
Odds subject to change.