SA TROTS - Promising Youngster Major Lincoln

PROMISING youngster Major Lincoln should have little trouble completing a hat-trick when he returns to Globe Derby tomorrow night.

Despite drawing poorly over 1800 metres, the three-year-old is considered the one to beat.

Trained by multiple premiership winner David Harding, Major Lincoln has won his last two starts, having finished third during his only other outing for the season.

Set to begin from the outside of the front row, the son of Art Major will be driven by inspirational reinswoman Dani Hill.

Major Lincoln is part-owned Joe Carbone, who is also a premiership winning trainer.

“David has him low flying,” Carbone said. “He was going well with a win and several placings in his last handful of runs before going for a spell and has come back in ever better shape.

“He hadn’t raced for seven months when he was third first-up and he hasn’t stopped improving since.

“It’s not the best draw on Saturday night, but we’re pretty confident he can get the job done.”

Citing American Beauty as the main danger, Carbone is also wary of Kahina.

Scoring at her second South Australian run last week, American Beauty has drawn to find the front barrier two.

Boasting two wins and two placings from her last four starts, Kahina should settle in a prominent position from gate four.

“American Beauty went well last week and is the one to look out for,” Carbone said. “Kahina is in top form and will also make he presence felt.”

Story: Paul COURTS