IT’S Plate day in Geordie land and it looks a cracking afternoon for punters.
A high-quality field have assembled for the Plate itself, which is worth a cool £150,000.
I like the look of RED GALILEO (3.35 Newcastle) for Godolphin.
He doesn’t win very often, but he’s got loads of ability and he won with authority in a first-time hood at Newmarket last time.
He had several of these in behind that day, and the form was given a big boost when the seventh won at Royal Ascot.
Tom Greatrex takes over in the saddle, with his 5lb allowance negating Red Galileo’s penalty, and the step back up to 2m is no issue at all.
Saturday's each-way fancies
Nick Vedder – 1.50 Newcastle (Click here to see the best prices and place your bet)
Red Galileo – 3.35 Newcastle (Click here to see the best prices and place your bet)
In the opener, NICK VEDDER (1.50 Newcastle) holds rock-solid each-way claims.
Michael Wigham’s speedster has a superb record at this venue having never finished outside of the first three in ten visits (including three wins).
He clearly loves the place and he arrives fresh having been given a break after a good fourth in decent company at Lingfield, where he was closing at the finish having been poorly placed.
The return to this venue is clearly a big plus, several of his rivals here have a point to prove and Andrea Atzeni is a good booking.