Ross Brierley's betting tips: Big price Johan in The Lincoln

Our tipster looks ahead to the race that signals the official start of the flat season.

Put the beer away and the champagne on ice, as Ross Brierley is back to give you a big priced runner in The Lincoln at Doncaster on Saturday.

3.10 Doncaster - Johan

Brierley says: "A big field as ever here then for the Lincoln, but over the past few years, you've been able to narrow down the field by looking at unexposed four-year-olds coming off the back of a winter break.

"A few of those catch the eye; Haqeeqy is the most obvious one for the Gosden team, who was very progressive last season.

"Eastern World has a chance as well, after disappointing in a couple of handicaps that weren't run to suit, and Brunch looks a little overpriced - as ever - for Michael Dods.

"But we're going to take a chance at a big price with a big weight here in the shape of William Haggas' Johan.

"The yard won the race with Addeybb a couple of seasons ago and Johan could also progress to be a listed or group race performer this season.

"He's already gone through the handicap ranks, an impressive win at Newbury last season, a couple on the all-weather, [but] disappointing last time out over at Kempton but that was a listed race, and it didn't really suit his strengths.

"But he should be on the heels of the speed and kick on late. He loves a straight track, and his speed figures are second to none, so he looks a little bit overpriced here for the Lincoln."

Check out Ross Brierley's two other Saturday tips:

14:15 - Kempton

14:45 - Kempton

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