William Haggas might depend on Johan to provide him an outright document of 5 winners within the Unibet Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster on Saturday.
The Yorkshire-born Newmarket coach shares the winning-most tally together with Jack Robinson, who gained the race 4 instances between 1896 and 1910.
Haggas has taken the normal curtain-raiser for the Flat turf season with Excessive Low (1992), Very Sensible (2007), Penitent (2010) and Addeybb (2018).
Johan must defy top-weight of 9st 10lb after 64 horses remained within the one-mile function.
The four-year-old has not raced since being overwhelmed in a Listed race at Kempton in November, gained by Kinross, after which he was gelded.
Haggas mentioned: “It is unlucky he is received high weight, however that is as a result of he ran nicely on the all-weather at Chelmsford, though he did not run so nicely within the Listed race.
“He is received loads of weight, so we’ll see. He is able to go.”
A most discipline of twenty-two is allowed for the Lincoln, with the subsequent 22 within the handicap going ahead to the comfort race, the Spring Mile, on the identical card.
Jap World is ante-post favorite on the again of a cushty success at Meydan in February. The four-year-old bids to provide coach Charlie Appleby a 3rd win within the race after Secret Transient (2016) and Auxerre (2019). James Doyle, who has ridden the final two Lincoln winners, is booked to journey.
Different horses outstanding available in the market to face their floor embody Haqeeqy, who is because of run beneath the brand new joint banner of John and Thady Gosden, the Owen Burrows-trained Danyah and Richard Hughes’ Brentford Hope.
Charlie Fellowes is anticipating an enormous run from King Ottokar.
“This has been the plan for the reason that Balmoral (at Ascot) on the finish of final 12 months,” the Newmarket coach informed Sky Sports activities Racing.
“He galloped on Sunday. Ben Curtis got here and sat on him, who I hope goes to journey him on the weekend.
“It was a beautiful piece of labor and he looks like he’s in actually good kind, to the extent the place I’ll take the visor off and simply run him in a set of cheekpieces. I do not assume he wants the visor anymore. He is again precisely the place I need him.
“We’re trying ahead to it, however I’ve mentioned all alongside it is a Group horse. I nonetheless consider that and also you want a Group horse while you’re looking for the winner of an enormous handicap.
“I hope this horse’s day will come. He deserves it and could be nice to see him win on Saturday.”