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Rain a Lincoln boon for Fury

William Haggas is praying for rain ahead of Fury's run in the William Hill Lincoln at Doncaster on Saturday.

The Yorkshire-born Newmarket trainer has already won the prestigious handicap that kicks off the Flat turf season three times.

Fury, owned by the Cheveley Park Stud, is ante-post favourite for the one-mile cavalry charge on the opening day of the 2012 campaign.

"Fury's fine. He's on target and he'll definitely run," said Haggas.

"His chance will be increased if we get some rain."

Uneaten in two races as a two-year-old, the Invincible Spirit gelding failed to add to that tally last term, but was fifth to Frankel in the 2000 Guineas on his seasonal reappearance.

He was then just touched off by Tazahum in a Listed heat at Sandown, after which he lost his form.