Penitent out of Lincoln

Top-weight and previous winner Penitent is a notable absentee at the declaration stage for tomorrow’s William Hill Lincoln at Doncaster.

The six-year-old’s trainer David O’Meara said earlier in the week his charge was not a definite runner on Town Moor and is instead set to contest the Prix Edmond Blanc at Saint-Cloud on Sunday.

Ante-post favourite Eton Forever features among a maximum field of 22 runners.

William Haggas saddled High Low (1992), Very Wise (2007) and Penitent (2010) to win the Lincoln and has a major contender in Fury, who was this time last year being prepared for the 2000 Guineas, in which he finished fifth.

Former John Oxx inmate Cocozza makes his debut for English-based Italian Marco Botti, while top-weight Edinburgh Knight is another leading player for Paul d’Arcy.

Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor is represented by Man Of Action and Start Right.

Mull Of Killough, Mia’s Boy, Pintura and Stevie Thunder are also of interest.

Robemaker, Primaeval and Prime Exhibit are other significant absentees.


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