Newcastle evening racing tips: Best bets for Friday, June 28

The Northumberland Plate Festival continues on day two with the Gosforth Park Cup Night on Friday, June 28. Can the Planet Sport tipsters find you some big winners?

Let's start with some details on our selected horses at Newcastle, with a full set of tips from card at the bottom of the page.

Don't forget to check out the full racecard, results and live odds in Planet Sport's racing live centre.

Good luck and please gamble responsibly.

(Please be aware selections could become non-runners after article's first publication)


17:25 (Newcastle) Bergerac

Bergerac has a decent record at the North-East venue and has been given a chance to shine in the Jenningsbet In Shiremoor Gosforth Park Cup Handicap.

He is back down to a similar mark to when a smooth course and distance scorer in December and was far from disgraced in a couple of ultra-competitive March contests here after rising up the ratings.


18:00 (Newcastle) Darnation


Darnation is taken to relish stepping up in distance for the Group Three JenningsBet In Delves Hoppings Fillies’ Stakes.

Karl Burke’s charge found the pace too hot in the 1000 Guineas but bounced back to form in the German equivalent at Dusseldorf, staying on strongly to slam the in-form Queues Likely.

Moving up to 10 furlongs should not be a problem on that evidence, or the fact that she scored over a mile as a juvenile in Doncaster’s May Hill Stakes.

Although then put in her place by Opera Singer at elite level in the Prix Marcel Boussac, this is a very likeable filly with plenty of stamina on her dam’s side, hailing from the same family as Irish Oaks heroine Blue Bunting.

Burke claimed this prize with a far less accomplished three-year-old in Poptronic two years ago and looks well placed to strike again.


18.35 (Newcastle) Perfectly Timed

Archie Watson’s Perfectly Timed heads into the Best For Menswear Handicap with a progressive profile.

He won well at Kempton in February despite showing signs of greenness and then returned from being gelded to finish a fine second at Brighton, with the first and third from that race both scoring since.


19:45 (Newcastle) Ten Pounds

Ten Pounds produced a decent debut fourth attempting a seven furlong novice contest at Newbury. Progress likely second up and the Race Ahead With Sage From X3Consulting Novice Stakes looks an ideal opportunity.

Washeek brings good placed form including a third attempting a 1m maiden at Nottingham. Makes for appeal.

Baraq improved on second outing last November when 3L third contesting a 1m novice race at Lingfield and is of interest.


Newcastle tips in full:

NEWCASTLE: 4.23 Breguet Boy, 4.55 Rory, 5.25 Bergerac, 6.00 Darnation, 6.35 Perfectly Timed, 7.10 Thewind Cries Mary, 7.45 Ten Pounds, 8.20 Port And Starburd.

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