Today's racecards

Blue Plate call

Ground a concern but stayer likely to start

Last Updated: 27/06/12 2:14pm

  • Share:
Blue Bajan: An intended runner in the Northumberland Plate

Blue Bajan: An intended runner in the Northumberland Plate

Sky Bet

Popular stayer Blue Bajan looks set to have a tilt at the John Smith's Northumberland Plate at Newcastle on Saturday.

A winner in Group Two company as recently as May last year, when he claimed the Henry II Stakes at Sandown, the David O'Meara-trained 10-year-old has only once run outside of Pattern company since, when fourth in a Listed race at Nottingham in April.

His most recent start was when down the field in this year's renewal of the Henry II.

O'Meara said: "The intention is go for the Plate. I would prefer better ground, but he'll probably run anyway.

"He seems fine and this will be his first time back in a handicap since the Chester Cup last year."

Blue Bajan is a general 25-1 chance for the 'Pitmen's Derby'.

  • Share:

Related

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Tip of the Day

Tip of the Day

Fancy a flutter on the racing? Let Sky Sports News' Alex Hammond mark your card every day.

Saturday Tips

Saturday Tips

Anita Chambers provides a tip for every race on Saturday, with Fintry fancied to win for Godolphin at Sandown.

Look to the Future

Look to the Future

Alex Hammond on a fantastic week at York and picks three best bets for this weekend, including Godolphin's Future Empire