Taqleed is 5/1 (from 6/1) fav with Coral for Saturday’s Lincoln, following the latest entry stage for the Flat season’s curtain-raiser. Prime Exhibit and the well-backed Gunner Lindley are the 10/1 joint second favourites, the latter from 12/1.
“Taqleed has halved in price to his current 5/1 since betting opened, so his backers will be delighted that he is guaranteed a place in Saturday’s race, and a win for John Gosden’s charge would give punters a flying start to the new flat season,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
Switching codes, The Midnight Club is 8/1 favourite with Coral for the John Smith’s Grand National, after the recent Fairyhouse winner was confirmed as the big race mount of Ruby Walsh.
William Hill Lincoln
5-1 Taqleed, 10-1 Prime Exhibit, Gunner Lindley, 12-1 Kalk Bay, Lowther, Our Joe Mac, Shamali, 14-1 Irish Heartbeat, 16-1 Breakheart, Call To Reason, Dhaamer, Doctor Crane, Eton Forever, Fareer, Fremont, Our Joe Mac, Tartan Gigha, 20-1 Bar