Stainforth horses to run in Lincoln

Stainforth based jockey turned trainer Richard Guest is pinning his hopes on a dual entry in this year’s £100,000 William Hill Lincoln at Doncaster Racecourse.

The former Grand National winning jockey has Champagne Style and Sweet Child O Mine - both 66/1 shots for the first major handicap on the flat calendar - among a 118-strong list of entries.

Last year’s winner Penitent, trained by William Haggas, has already been been installed as a co-favourite for the prestigious crown.

Malton trainer Richard Fahey boasts 15 potential mounts including well-fancied Irish Heartbeat, while David Nicholls’ Thirsk yard has nine race entries.

Mark Spincer, managing director of Doncaster Racecourse, said: “The William Hill Lincoln is a great event and this year’s strong renewal points to a thrilling contest on the day.

“We are accustomed to welcoming runners from all over the UK and Ireland.

But it is a pleasure to see so many fine entries from our own county, and some that are likely to be right in contention too.”

Lincoln Day at Town Moor is on Saturday, April 2, and is followed by Doncaster Shield Day on the Sunday.