sport

Pique misses Plate

Ante-post favourite Pique Sous has not been declared for Saturday's John Smith's Northumberland Place at Newcastle.

Willie Mullins' grey was a warm order for the valuable handicap after his well-backed success in the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot last Saturday.

Mullins also decided not to declare top-weight Simenon and now relies only on Lucky Bridle, who was second in a handicap at Cork last month.

With Whiplash Willie another missing, Mark Johnston's Oriental Fox will carry the top weight ahead of the David O'Meara-trained Repeater.