Northumberland Plate Betting Preview
With Royal Ascot done and dusted, it's time to look ahead to the remainder of the flat season. First up is the jewel of North East racing as we head to Newcastle for the Northumberland Plate.
Held annually in June, the Northumberland Plate is one of the premier flat races in the UK, and trainers from far and wide make the trek to Gosforth Park in search of glory.
As we look ahead to race day, we've got a host of handicap races, including the Group 3 Chipchase Stakes and the main event itself. So here at Bet Uk, we've gone through the racecard to pick out our top bets for the meeting.
Nap of the Day
Diligent Harry @ 10/3 - 2:20 Newcastle
Always an interesting race given the all-weather surface at Newcastle, The Chipchase Stakes is run on the same day as The Northumberland Plate. Contested over six furlongs, horses have little margin for error here, with a good start needed to impact the race. With that in mind, our pick for this race is Diligent Harry. Trained by Clive Cox, he’s unbeaten in all four starts this season, and with three of those coming over six furlongs, the three-year-old has a solid chance to add another win to his tally here.
Dark Horse Of The Day
Dubious Affair @ 7/1 - 3:30 Newcastle
One of the richest two-mile handicaps in the world, The Northumberland Plate is the most anticipated meeting of the year at Newcastle. Also known as the Pitmans Derby, it’s in this feature race we’ve selected our dark horse, Dubious Affair. Although it’s only 11 days since his last run, this was a second-place finish in the Copper Horse Stakes at Royal Ascot, so he has the form and calibre to be upped in distance for this Class 2 handicap.
Longshot Of The Day
Byron Hill @ 11/1 - 2:55 Newcastle
Cam Hardie is a jockey that favours courses in the North of England, always likely to pick up a winner; his mount in this race is Byron Hill for trainer Charlie Fellowes. A winner at Yarmouth earlier this month, he heads to Newcastle in fine form, and even though he had to be pushed out in the final furlong of that race, we think the extra distance will do him the world of good here.
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