Racing: Simon Holt (right) of Channel 4 Racing gives a runner- by runner analysis of today's Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster

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Nigrasine: Quite classy but faces a huge task under top weight and over a trip too far.

Peartree House: Did not fulfil expectations after winning here and running sixth in Ascot's Jersey Stakes.

Punishment: Rare French-trained Lincoln runner. Now seven and open to little improvement. Soft would help.

Gulf Shaadi: Looked the type for this race when scoring over Newmarket's straight mile in October. Should be fit after runaway win on all-weather.

Right Wing: Winner twice on soft ground for Dick Hern. Could develop into a useful performer for John Dunlop.

Solar Storm: Won last three starts, all over a mile, and still lightly raced. Trained for the race, he has leading claims.

Silca Blanka: Has been at stud since last ran in 1996.

Hunters Of Brora: Placed in her third Cambridgeshire when filling third place behind Pasternak in October. An extra furlong might be needed.

Kala Sunrise: Has scored only twice in his entire career but has an each- way chance given his fifth in this race last year.

Lionize: Won three of last four starts in 1997, the latest on Boxing Day, and seems transformed by blinkers.

Albert The Bear: Best at seven furlongs.

Consort: Won 28-runner handicap over a mile at Newmarket last autumn and races off just a 3lb higher mark here.

Saifan: Too long in the tooth.

Hajr: Fared badly on last two runs but gelded since and will be suited by strongly-run mile.

Rock Falcon: Must have soft ground and refused to race on two occasions last season.

Sharp Rebuff: Not good enough at these weights.

Rapier: Has a squeak on third in Britannia Handicap.

Ginzbourg: Has not run since last July.

Young Precedent: Scored twice over seven furlongs last season and may struggle to last home.

Almuhimm: Three wins over seven furlongs. Inconsistent.

King Of Tunes: Lively long-shot on his fifth in Golden Mile at Goodwood. Has twice won first time out in the past.

Nomore Mr Niceguy: Second on his first run for five months a fortnight ago and runs off 6lb lower mark here. Big chance on that all-weather form.

Duraid: Won in big field over a mile. Has outside chance.

La Modiste: Sure to have been well prepared by Gay Kelleway and cannot be ruled out.

Conclusion: SOLAR STORM is the one horse with pretensions to better-class races and goes well when fresh.

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