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Charlie McCann Horse Racing Tips for Wednesday 10th August

Andaleep to defy welter burden at Beverley

No rain forecast for the foreseeable future so fast ground remains the order of the day.

2.00 Salisbury

The market suggested a big run was expected from CELTIC CHAMPION in a valuable maiden at Glorious Goodwood, but he failed to progress from a promising debut at Windsor and finished a well held fourth behind the impressive Mischief Magic.

I am convinced he is better than that and he still holds an entry in the Gimcrack Stakes at York later in the month. He has a modest draw to overcome in stall 12 but he sets a decent standard and one of the newcomers will have to be well above average to beat Andrew Balding’s son of Adaay on debut.

Quantum Impact and Dark Impact are well bred newcomers for whom a market move would be worth noting but there is more to come from the selection in what promises to be an informative novice event.

Recommendation: Celtic Champion at 4/1 with bet365

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Celtic Champion - 4/1 (2pm Salisbury)

After a slightly disappointing run last time,Celtic Champion is taken to bounce back here


At 4/1 a £10 bet would return £50

2pm Salisbury

August 10, 2022

4.00 Salisbury

The conditions for the finale – horses who have not won in the calendar year – ensure a mix of frustrating or badly handicapped types.

The maiden Thanks Monica drops back in distance having stayed on strongly when beaten just over a length from a 1lb lower mark at Ffos Las last time. She has only had seven career starts but will need an end-to-end gallop at the trip and it would be no surprise to see Hector Crouch try to make all on the sole three-year-old in the field.

Zlatan is reaching the veteran stage, but he showed he was no back number when a running on fourth at Pontefract last time over a mile when he would have gone close had he not met significant trouble in running. He has been campaigned over a mile or shorter so far this term but does have winning form over today’s trip and if he touches 10/1, I will certainly be saving on him.

UNCLE DICK has never won at this trip but his two runs at the distance so far this term have been a third to Pledge Of Honour – now rated 12lbs higher – and when beating just one home at Bath on his penultimate start. Daft as it may seem, but he would have gone very close with a clear passage, having been denied a run for almost all of the home straight.

The gelding has only won one of his twenty career starts – and that was on the all-weather - but has finished in the first three in over 50% of his races and he gets the each way vote with Georgia Dobie taking off a valuable 3lbs.

Recommendation: Uncle Dick EW at 11/2 with bet365

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Uncle Dick EW - 11/2 (4pm Salisbury)

A consistent runner and one who can go close again here


At 11/2 a £10 bet would return £65

4pm Salisbury

August 10, 2022

4.10 Beverley

ANDALEEP carries 10st 7lbs in the 10f handicap including a 5lbs penalty for scoring at Windsor in an amateur riders’ event on Sunday over 12f when he could be called the winner a long way out. He carries 10st 11lbs at the weekend, so he is no stranger to carrying big weights and he is taken to follow up for the yard of Daniel & Claire Kubler. Ben Curtis takes over in the plate on the 6-y-old who also holds entries later in the week at Newbury on Friday and Southwell on Saturday.

The selection would not want a tactical race but, going through the field, Can Can Girl and Dark Company are likely to go forward. A slowly run race would suit Zumurud who has stamina to prove at the trip but is ridden by the excellent Danny Tudhope who has a strong book of rides.

Recommendation: Andaleep at 13/8 with William Hill

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Andaleep - 13/8 (4:10pm Beverley)

After a win on Sunday, a 5lb penalty won't be enough to stop Andaleep


At 13/8 a £10 bet would return £26.25

4:10pm Beverley

August 10, 2022

5.05 Kempton

UNAGI showed little in two starts on turf but ran a much better race on her all-weather debut when third at Chelmsford in a decent maiden over six furlongs.

The filly should be suited by this afternoon’s additional furlong and the tongue-tie she wore last time is applied again by Stuart Williams who has entered his juvenile over seven furlongs (Newmarket) and a mile (Doncaster) on Saturday.

The Williams inmates have pulled up few trees in recent weeks and have gone over three weeks and thirty-eight runners since they last struck gold. They have had a couple of fancied runners run well in defeat, however, and Unagi get the vote ahead of Pending Appeal who is better than she showed at Doncaster last time. She has raced prominently in her last couple of starts but it would be no surprise to see her change tactics today.

Recommendation: Unagi at 7/2 with William Hill

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Unagi - 7/2 (5:05pm Kempton)

Up in trip should see this filly go close


At 7/2 a £10 bet would return £45

5:05pm Kempton

August 10, 2022

8.00 Kempton

There is a terrific 11f handicap and the one that interests me most is the handicap debutant ROYAL THUNDER who made late gains behind two classier rivals at Newbury when coming from last to third and has his first start on the all-weather this evening.

The ew recommendation is out of a dam who only raced four times – all on the all-weather – and won both her starts on polytrack. The booking of Neil Callan is considered a positive, he is well drawn in stall five and gets the vote ahead of Tequilamockingbird and Spyfall who is fitted with a hood for her own handicap debut.

Recommendation: Royal Thunder EW at 15/2 with William Hill 4 places

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Royal Thunder - 15/2 EW (8:00pm Kempton)

An eye-catching run last time from Royal Thunder in a better race


At 15/2 a £10 bet would return £85

8:00pm Kempton

August 10, 2022

Charlie McCann

Charlie McCann is one of our resident horse racing experts on Freebets