A more low-key weekend after the Royal Ascot smash-up but the brief for the tipsters is still the same. Winners – and lots of them.
Paddy, racing pundit and ‘why won’t CH4 sign-him up’ Twitter jockey Matt Chapman, the suave Turftalk Tom and a mystery trader in Power Tower are all well rested and raring to go again as we gear up for the second half of the season and the Newmarket, York, Goodwood and Galway festivals.
The 22-runner Northumberland Plate cavalry charge (where Paddy’s paying each-way the first five places) is the day’s feature but unsurprisingly one of the season’s most competitive handicaps is dividing opinion more than Katie Hopkins.
Recent Redcar winner Katie’s Diamond gets three quarters of the poll at Newmarket as the panel try to fix on a winner while Outback Traveller will keep at least half of them happy if Jamie Spencer’s mount delivers at HQ in the race after it.
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