Doncaster races: Lincoln preview

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Bronze Angel is taken to swoop at Doncaster in the William Hill Lincoln, the first big prize of the new Flat season.

The Marcus Tregoning-trained five-year-old has not been seen since November, but is no stranger to top handicaps and won the Cambridgeshire in 2012, beating Mull Of Killough.

The subsequent exploits of the runner-up have been noteworthy and with World Cup hope Mukhadram fifth and Chil The Kite sixth, that was a fair old renewal of the historic Newmarket event.

Tregoning’s gelding has not had a lot of racing since, with just four outings.

The last of those saw him beat just one home on the Polytrack at Lingfield, although he can be rated way better than that as he was denied a clear run, but for which he would have been much closer to useful winner Anaconda, who ran well enough in the Winter Derby.

Back to a mark just 1lb higher than his glory hour in the Cambridgeshire, he has been laid out for this by Tregoning, who could do with another good winner, and he will not mind how the ground comes up.

Tropics has to be counted as banker material in the William Hill - Bet On The Move Cammidge Trophy if anything like ready.

Dean Ivory’s pride and joy could make up into a really smart sprinter this season, having rounded off 2013 with victory in a Group Three at Ascot, winning really nicely on his first try at that level.

Although he is a six-year-old, he did not see the racetrack until late in his four-year-old season and the dream this year is Group Ones.

He will improve as the year goes on but this has to be seen as a perfect opportunity and he seems adaptable ground-wise.

The William Hill Download The App Brocklesby Conditions Stakes for unraced two-year-olds is always a guessing game, but the Richard Hannon stable will have loads of winners in this division as the season goes on and there seems to be a good word for Flyball.

William Haggas runs Graphic on Town Moor in the William Hill In The App Store Doncaster Mile Stakes rather than take up an engagement at Kempton and the hint should be taken.

The selection had a most progressive campaign in handicaps and might be capable of holding his own in conditions races as a five-year-old.