Natural Scenery the Northumberland Plate punt

Natural Scenery looks to have plenty going for her in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle today (3.30).

Saeed bin Suroor’ filly is unbeaten in two runs at the venue showing plenty of speed to comfotably beating Masterpaver by 1/2 a length over 1m 4f before easily dfeying a 4lb rise in the weights to follow up in impressive fashion over course and distance.

After travelling well on the heels of the leaders in the latter she took up thr running two from home and only had to be shaken up at the furlong marker to win easing down by 2 1/2 lengths from London Prize.

Natural Scenery scored with tons in hand and the runner-up, to whom she was conceding 7lb, has since come out and bolted up at Goodwood by eight lengths.

That gives the form a rock solid look and although Natural Scenerey was hit with an 8lb rise for that success she showed that a revised mark of 103 was not beyond her when sixth of 14 at Lingfield in a race which didn’t go to plan.

The return to this venue is a big plus and Natural Scenery is unbeaten in three runs on the Tapeta surface having also scored at Wolverhampton back in October.

She is also now reunited with Josephine Gordon who partnered her to all those successes and has a 100 per cent strike rate on her.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Natural Scenery (15/2 generally available – use BOG firms)

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