Dubawi Fifty the Northumberland Plate punt

Dubawi Fifty runs Newcastle well and has a good record fresh, so at 11/1 looks decent each-way value in the Northumberland Plate thre today (3.35).

This six-year-old has an impressive 38.5 per cent strike rate since joining trainer Karen McLintock having won five of his 13 startsand also made the frame on five occasssions.

He also has proven course form having won twice and been been twice in four runs at the venue.

After landing back-to-back contests at Ayr and Nottingham in the summer of 2017, Dubawi Fifty ran well to finish fourth of 34 to Withhold in the 2m 2f Cesarewitch at Newmarket where after outpaced three from home after being held-up before rallying and staying on strongly to be nearest at the finish and beaten 11 lengths.

Duabawi Fifty looked as good as ever last year, winning twice on the all-weather before finishing a 1/2 length third to American Gigolo over this course and distance.

Dubawi Fifty also ran a cracker when fourth to Magic Circle in the Chester Cup, racing a shade too keenly but holding every chance two from home before weakening late on to be beaten 7 1/2 lengths.

He went on to round off the campaigh with a fine length second of 19 to Lagostovegas in the Ascot Stakes at the Royal meeting off a mark of 97.

That was a career-best performance and a 3lb rise in the weights looks fair, so a revised rating of 100 does not look beyond Dubawi Fifty.

The gelding does have an absence of 373 days to overcome but that should not be an issue as he has a good record fresh and has won off a lengthy lay-off in the past.

With Luke Mprris in the saddle, everything looks in place for a big run.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Dubawi Fifty (11/1 generally available – use BOG firms)

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