Backdrop a Plate dish

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Backdrop stands out among the 16 horses left in Saturday's Newcastle Brown Ale Northumberland Plate at Newcastle, writes Ian Davies.

The Peter Chapple-Hyam trained three-year-old, not given one of John Reid's better rides in the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot last week, races off a handicap mark of 83 in Saturday's race, the weights for which were framed before his second place in the Italian Derby. He is rated 106 in all future events.

William Hill offer 10-1 about Backdrop. Snow Princess is the 3-1 favourite.

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