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Man City star Kevin De Bruyne’s namesake horse takes to the track and is cracking 12-1 bet at Newcastle

The Sun


MANCHESTER CITY superstar Kevin De Bruyne is no stranger to playing under the Friday night lights of the Etihad.

But strutting his stuff on the sand of Newcastle racecourse is something he might find a little more unusual.

The playmaker's equine namesake De Bruyne Horse takes to the track this evening to try and hit the back of the net - and connections will be hoping he scores in style.

It will be the first time the Belgian international has swapped hoofing it into the top corner for hoofing it down the home straight, as he trades galloping up the touchline to galloping into the winner's enclosure.

The race itself is competitive enough, but there are reasons to think De Bruyne Horse can follow his counterpart by smashing home another victory in Newcastle's 7.00.

His best form has come on synthetic tracks and he's dropped to a handicap mark off which he can be very competitive - and what's more, De Bruyne is always fired up when he travels to the Toon.

Ladbrokes rate the five-year-old gelding a 12-1 shot to do the business but he has a much better chance than that if returning to his old level, so shouldn't be overlooked under favourable conditions.

It's been a while since he last won but although De Bruyne Horse's form is temporary - like Kevin De Bruyne himself - his class is permanent.

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