Eight-year-old Blythe Knight remains as the strongest contender for the William Hill Lincoln. The winner of the event in 2006 did not offer a good performance last week in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. On the other hand, Sir Michael Stoute’s Lang Shining and Mick Easterby’s Atlantic Story have held their ground.
Zaahid will be part of the Lincoln field as well and so will be Escape Route, representing John Gosden. Also, 2004 and 2007 winners of the William Hill competition Babodana and Very Wise have been confirmed.