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Charlie McCann’s Horse Racing Tips for Sunday 17th July

Etat Major Aulmes to land the hat-trick at Stratford


A noon start at Stratford, but racing goes ahead on ground described as good on Saturday morning.

12.30pm Stratford

I am surprised to see Solley Gardens put on as favourite for the extended 2m 6f handicap chase as the three-runner race he won at Southwell last time didn’t take much winning with the market leader failing to negotiate the first. He jumped out to his right on occasions after that and this is much stiffer.

Cawthorne Lad has only raced twice over fences but on debut, he was a ready winner over C&D back in October from a 5lbs lower mark. He jumped poorly on his sole previous start over the larger obstacles and has been plying his trade over hurdles in recent starts.

I am sweet on the chances of the hat-trick-seeking ETAT MAJOR AULMES (NAP) who made all when scoring at Worcester last time under Gavin Sheehan who is building up a reputation as a jockey who is outstanding from the front. He has his optimum conditions this afternoon and Oliver Signy has entered his 8-y-old in a couple of races at Worcester on Thursday.

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Charlie's Nap of the Day

12.30pm Stratford

Etat Major Aulmes looks set to go in again with conditions ideal

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At 7/4 a £10 bet would return £27.50

12.30pm Stratford

July 17, 2022

12:30 pm BST


2.45pm Curragh

There are two Group races at the Curragh this afternoon, but I like the look of KERKIYRA in the 10f handicap for three-year-olds.

The filly has only had the one start this term when third in a Naas maiden over a mile back in May. She is a half-sister to three winners at a mile, but the dam was a winner up to 12f and Johnny Murtagh’s filly was doing all her best work late on at Naas. Well drawn in stall two the selection is a maiden after five starts but this step up in trip can help her break her duck.

Supagirl has been raised a stone for dotting up in an apprentice handicap for Jessica Harrington last time – her third win of the campaign – but that is largely negated by the 10lbs claim of apprentice Dylan Kidd who was last seen steering the stable’s Jungle Cove home in a €100,000 Premier Handicap at Leopardstown earlier in the month on his first ride since leaving the Racing Academy & Centre of Education in Ireland. Some start to his racing career!

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Charlie's Tip

2.45pm Curragh

Kerkiyra looks set to go very close stepping up in trip here

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At 6/1 a £10 bet would return £70

2.45pm Curragh

July 17, 2022

2:45 pm BST


* Betting odds quoted correct at the time of writing. Subject to changes.


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Charlie McCann

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