Lincoln gamble Captain Bertie drawn high for Doncaster showpiece
Last Updated: March 21, 2013 11:31am
Brae Hill (right) winning last year's Lincoln
Last year's William Hill Lincoln winner Brae Hill will break from stall three as he bids to land the race for the second year running.
Trainer Richard Fahey, who is also set to run Majestic Myles from stall five, was hoping for a drawn in the middle of the track.
He told At The Races: "If I had the choice I'd have preferred to come down the middle and not on either wing.
"I think because we race on the Friday at Doncaster the stands side will get worn out a little and the far side too. I think they'll head down the middle."
Ante-post gamble Captain Bertie is among those drawn high with only Eshtibaak outside him, while Lahaag, also among the market principals is in six.
Alan Bailey's Strictly Silver is drawn in eight with Global Village (7) and Hit The Jackpot (9) either side, while Monsieur Chevalier is drawn furthest away from the stands in stall one.
Leading ante-post fancy Nine Realms was the most notable absentee from the final declarations.
Trainer William Haggas had warned the lightly-raced four-year-old might not turn up as he was worried about the ground.
Haggas will still be represented by Arsaadi (12) as he seeks a fourth success in the valuable handicap over the straight mile.
1. Monsieur Chevalier
2. Memory Cloth
3. Brae Hill
4. Capaill Liath
5. Majestic Myles
7. Global Village
8. Strictly Silver
9. Hit The Jackpot
10. Dance and Dance
11. Gladys' Girl
13. Muffin McLeay
14. Prince Of Johanne
15. Solar Deity
16. Shamaal Nibras
17. Belgian Bill
18. Swiftly Done
19. Chapter Seven
21. Captain Bertie