Nick Bradley has high hopes for Toshizou in Lincoln Handicap

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The one mile race is usually the first feature event of the British Flat racing season and falls on April 1 this year, and has been won in the past by Group 1 winner Addeybb.

Formerly trained by Joseph O'Brien, he is a best price of 33/1 for the prestigious season-opening handicap and the director of Nick Bradley Racing believes his odds offer real value judged on his best form in Ireland.

Bradley said: "If you watch his two runs last year - the run at the start of the season was really good, he was just too far back. Then he was sent off favourite next time and I thought he ran fine that day but came back lame.

"We got him going early January and we're on target for the Lincoln. At the moment he might need a little help to get in, but it's a race that will cut up plenty.

"He will go and have his first away day in about 10 days and we don't know levels of ability or anything like that at present, but based on the form of his first run in 2022.

"He was a very well-handicapped horse then and I told all the owners to back him at 40/1 for the Lincoln a few weeks ago. I don't know what price he is now, but he was definitely the wrong price at 40/1. "The horse has done everything right so far, but March will be the month we find out more."

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