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Huge field remains for Lincoln

Emell and Tinghir were among 19 withdrawals as 79 horses stood their ground for the William Hill Lincoln at Doncaster on Saturday.

Both were around the 16-1 mark in the ante-post betting for the valuable handicap that headlines the opening day of the turf season.

Market leaders Whispering Warrior, Gabrial's Kaka, Captain Cat and Irish challenger Paene Magnus all remain at the five-day stage.

As expected, the top-weight Penitent is among the absentees as he is going for the Godolphin Mile in Meydan on Dubai World Cup night.

That leaves the penalised Chookie Royale and Tullius at the head of the list.

For those that do not make the cut, there is the consolation William Hill Spring Mile on the same card.