Northumberland Plate Looks Set For A Flyer

The richest two mile handicap of the year takes place tomorrow at Newcastle and the Tim Easterby trained Deauville Flyer looks the one to beat in the ultra competitive Northumberland Plate.

Deauville Flyer is now top priced 4/1 with Bet365 to land the feature event and with a favourable low draw looks set to run a big race .

Tim Easterby’s 4 year-old is improving at a rate of knots and with only 8s 3lb to carry ( including a 5lb penalty ) the gelding looks to be well ahead of the handicapper. The going at Newcastle is currently good to firm and the Clerk of the Course James Armstrong confirmed Thursday that the course would be watered Friday night after racing to ensure the ground is not officially firm for Saturday’s racing .

With £175 ooo guaranteed prize money the race has attracted a maximum field of twenty with two reserves . The seven race card gets underway at 2.00pm with the Group 3 Chipchase Stakes and Channel 4 will be covering the first four races . A large crowd is expected at the track with sunshine forecast and temperatures predicted to reach 25c.

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