2022 Lincoln Betting Odds at Doncaster racecourse

Saturday, 26 March 2022

The Lincoln is a horse race that has been in operation since 1853 and this is always a horse racing meeting that heralds the start of the Flat UK horse racing season in the United Kingdom. After no race in 2020, the horses returned to Doncaster racecourse last year and it was Haqeeqy who landed the spoils at 9/2 for trainer John Gosden.

Indeed, the past three Lincoln winners have traded at short prices considering that Auxerre was the 5/2 betting favourite in 2019 and Addeybb was the previous winner, with James Doyle once more on board in 2018 when the horse was sent off at betting odds of 5/1. It’s therefore worth looking at the short-priced runners this time around.

2022 Lincoln Handicap Tips

The Lincoln Handicap is always somewhat unpredictable on the basis that it’s a first outing of the season for many of the runners who are lining up. Therefore, if you are looking for Doncaster tips, you have to go back to the previous season or consider the trainer comments regarding each horse as we build up to the action.

We can see why the horse racing betting sites are keen to keep Mujtaba on side, with the four-year-old having impressed last season when landing a series of victories. There was a Novice Stakes win at Chepstow before following this up with a win at Chester in late September and the hat-trick was completed when winning the more competitive Join Racing TV For The Jumps Season Handicap on 25 October.

Trainer William Haggas has previously saddled Addeybb to victory, while the same hander has already had Very Wise and Penitent in the winners’ enclosure, although this Lincoln Handicap betting market has a wide open look about it. However, there could be a viable contender in the form of Modern News.

The Charlie Appleby-trained runner ran in a listed race in Meydan last month and finished third in a competitive race over seven lengths, with the horse securing a consecutive hat-trick of victories at Newmarket, Doncaster and the all-weather surface at Lingfield Park. The win at Doncaster could be particularly telling.

Saleymm is another talented four-year-old who is near the top of the betting and it’s worth considering an each-way horse racing bet when it comes to the Simon & Ed Crisford-trained runner who managed a comfortable victory in a heat at Wolverhampton last November, with the horse securing this win after scoring a Novice Stakes triumph at Chelmsford and he is one for the shortlist.

2021 Lincoln Handicap Betting Tips

The Unibet Lincoln is one of the most well-known British races and it ultimately heralds the start of the 2021 Flat horse racing season, with some of the leading trainers bringing their horses to Doncaster racecourse for the meeting and there’s plenty of prize money on offer in South Yorkshire when it comes to this race.

The Lincoln Handicap traditionally forms one half of the spring double, with the betting usually wide open for this encounter which is run over the distance of one mile and there are as many as twenty-two runners who can compete for this major honour.

Brentford Hope, Ilaraab and Ajyaall Among Lincoln Favourites

Brentford Hope heads the betting market with a number of bookies and the Richard Hughes-trained horse obliged with a decent victory in a handicap at Haydock back in October, with Jamie Spencer on board when the runner won as the 9/4 favourite.

However, Ilaraab arguably has better credentials and the four-year-old landed a string of five consecutive victories last season, with the horse looking increasingly impressive and the horse obliged with a solid win to sign off the previous campaign when obliging with the goods in October.

Haggas also has Ajyaall lining up and that’s another dart that could end up going in, with the Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum-owned runner having scored twice at Wolverhampton last season and could realise further potential.

The History of the Lincoln Handicap

The Lincoln Handicap first took place in the middle of the 19th century, with the first running of the race occurring in 1853, with this race taking place on the first Saturday of the flat season, with the other half of the Spring Double being the Aintree Grand National which traditionally takes place a few weeks later in the season.

As the name suggests, the race was actually held at Lincoln until 1964 when it was transferred in 1965, with the name previously being the Lincoln Spring Handicap and it was run over 1.5 miles in the early stages before being shortened to the distance of one mile.

There was no race in 2020, with Auxerre the winner of the race in 2019 and that was the first time that a favourite had obliged since 2010, with Levitate, Ocean Tempest and Brae Hill among the big priced horses that have won this race.