The Daily Yankee:
NAP OF THE DAY: Beringer, (1535 Doncaster), 2pts win, 8/1 generally available
The Lincoln is a tough race for a nap of the day, but we can’t resist the bang-in-form Alan King’s 4yo. Crept in here with bottom weight and has course wizard Atzeni booked to ride. Spent most of his career as a 3yo coming with smooth runs but lacking crucial final kick at 10f. This drop to a mile looks a genius play, and he should be fit enough from his dual purpose yard.
Equilateral, (1350 Doncaster), 7/2: may not be the highest rated in this field, but hinted a few times that he may have a real touch of class. Never better than when winning here on seasonal debut. This is a tough ask, but he should live conditions, has a great jockey booking, and his stable can barely miss at the moment.
Matterhorn, (1405 Kempton), 15/8: possibly the biggest all weather improves this winter, up 32lbs in the ratings off 6 straight wins. Looks better each time but now tries his luck outside of handicaps. The step up could be a challenge, but he should get the lead here and just looks irrepressible at the moment.
Petrus, (1425 Doncaster), 8/1: this Lincoln consolation race looks pretty thin on talent. Brian Meehan often a starts quickly, and his 4yo Petrus catches the eye having narrowly missed getting into the big race. Tom Marquand is riding at his very best and can take this on a horse taking a distinct drop in grade and likely to have improved for another winter under the belt.
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