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What's your early selection for Saturday's Northumberland Plate? Last year's winner Som Tala had a soft lead in the rain-softened ground, in which Wells Lyrical ran a good race to fail by just under a length. At one time he was considered to be an Ascot Gold Cup horse so, given a fair draw off the same mark, Wells looks a good each-way bet at 20-1. The-Templar I'll be having an each-way bet on whatever 'that man again' Paul Hanagan is riding. tsugua Shipmaster catches my eye as a Group 3-winning performer over this trip a couple of years ago. Now he has had a recent run, it should have put him forward enough to take a hand in this. Newhalen It's too early to say until we have the declarations and the draw, but it pays to go with a low draw and an imp roving horse with a touch of quality. Swingkeel and Cosmic Sun to name but two at this stage, but wait until the draw.

nijinskynijinsky Ajaan for Henry Cecil at this stage. Heavily backed on the day for this race last year, he didn't get in the race but then ran a blinder in the Cesarewitch. everton Today on racingpost.com Who is your favourite Irish Derby winner of the past decade?
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jun 22, 2010
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