Overturn to clean up the Northumberland Plate
Overturn and Activate are 8-1 joint-favourites with William Hill for the John Smith’s Northumberland Plate on Saturday.
Donald McCain’s classy dual-purpose performer is looking for a second successive victory in the Newcastle showpiece and will arrive at Gosforth Park on the back of victory in the Chester Cup, having been missed his engagement in the Queen Alexandra at Royal Ascot.
Michael Bell’s progressive four-year-old Activate has improved with stepping up in trip and secured a hat-trick in a competitive handicap at Haydock last time.
Mount Athos and Tuscan Gold share 9-1 second-favouritism at the entry stage ahead of Investissement, Harlestone Times, and second Bell inmate Tactician, who all receive a quote of 10-1.
Lucy Rhodes, spokeswoman for William Hill, said, "The Northumberland Plate looks it’s usual ultra-competitive affair, with the dual-purpose stalwart Overturn sure to be popular in his bids to double-up on last year’s all-the-way victory."
8-1 Activate, Overturn, 9-1 Mount Athos, Tuscan Gold, 10-1 Harlestone Times, Investissement, Tactician, 11-1 Ted Spread, 12-1 Deauville Flyer, Fox Hunt, High Office, 14-1 Address Unknown, Hawk Mountain, 16-1 Dayia, English Summer, Junior, Moyenne Corniche, Mystery Star, Nave, Old Hundred, Red Cadeaux, Regal Park, 20-1 Dazinski, Montaff, My Arch, Petara Bay, Simenon, 25-1 Crackentorp, Hunterview, Icon Dream, Line of Duty, Merchant of Dubai, Plymouth Rock, Precision Break, Prospect Wells, Trovare, Beat The Rush 33-1 BAR (EW ¼ 1,2,3,4)