Silver out to get Lincoln gold
Alan Bailey is convinced Strictly Silver will take some hauling back in the William Hill Lincoln on Saturday.
The four-year-old colt booked his place in the esteemed handicap on the first day of the Flat season with a convincing victory in a trial race at Wolverhampton earlier in the month.
"As long as the ground is not heavy, Strictly Silver will be hard to beat," Newmarket-based Bailey told The Sun.
"He's absolutely bouncing at the moment and I am just praying we have good ground.
"He had to win at Wolverhampton to be sure of a run in the Lincoln.
"He picks up a 5lb penalty, but my apprentice Robert Tart will be able to use his 5lb allowance to offset that.
"You need the luck of the draw in the Lincoln but I am convinced he is a better horse on grass and he has won at Doncaster."