The opening day of the new flat season takes place at Doncaster today where the feature race is the William Hill Lincoln Handicap run over a straight mile.

Top jockey Ryan Moore has been booked for the Irish-trained Little White Lie, while last year's winner Very Wise, the mount of Jimmy Fortune has had a less than helpful draw.

Quite a few of the fancied horses were balloted out including ante-post favourite Zaahid and Heaven Knows.

The first Sunday flat meeting of the season gets under way at Musselburgh tomorrow with a five furlong handicap for three-year-olds at 2.20pm.

Top all-weather rider Chris Catlin makes the long trip north to ride Barralane for West Ilsley trainer Mick Channon and is in with a chance.

The totesport Easter Handicap (3.20pm) could pose a problem for punters with plenty of the runners in with a chance. However Cha Cha Cha trained by Kevin Ryan and ridden by Neil Callan could be the one to back.

Feature race on the card is the Musselburgh Gold Cup.

Trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam, who recently moved to Lambourn, runs Clear Reef, the mount of John Egan and the four-year-old could be the trainer's first winner from her new base.

Plumpton's jumping card begins at 2.30pm with a novices hurdle that could go to the Noel Chance-trained Turbulence, the mount of Richard Johnson, while others on the card worth an interest could be Ede's in the handicap hurdle and Kiltimoney in the Novices Handicap Chase.

New favourite for the race is likely to be the Michael Jarvis, trained Prince Forever closely followed by the Andrew Balding-trained Yeaman's Hall, Smokey Oakey and Little White Lie.

It could be very difficult trying to pinpoint a winner but Little White Lie has a reasonable chance together with an each-way interest on outsider Fajr, who has been running well on the all-weather, ridden by local jockey George Baker.

West Country trainer Bill Turner always has his two-year-olds ready to run early and perhaps an each-way bet on Sally's Dilemma could get backers off to a good start in The Brocklesby Conditions Stakes.

Qadar could be handy in the seven furlong handicap at 5pm and, in the final race, Broad Hinton trainer Andy Turnell could send punters home happy courtesy of Outlandish with the mount of local jockey Alan Daly.