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Enda McElhinney

Our racing expert, Enda studies cards in both England and Ireland on a daily basis and knows all the details you need to know when trying to select a winner. He is also a regular football writer and has strong knowledge of the Scottish game, with golf another specialised sport on his CV.

Cracking Lockinge worth crossing a Bridge for

Newbury takes centre stage on Saturday afternoon as the Lockinge Stakes is the key race on a typically hectic May days’ racing. The Group 1 mile event has attracted a cracking line-up this year and in-form trainer Roger Varian might have an improver lurking to snare the pot. 15:40 Newbury – Sharja Bridge @ 11/1 […]

Apache Pilot set for take-off at Hexham

With the Boodles Festival behind us and the Dante meeting coming up next week at York we have three selections to try and boost the York betting bank. 17:00 Hexham – Apache Pilot @ SP Trainer Maurice Barnes is a frequent visitor to this venue and his Apache Pilot has placed on his last three […]

Qabala set for acid test at Newmarket

After the colts on Saturday, it is the turn of the girls on Sunday at Newmarket as the opening Fillies’ Classic of 2019 sees the raw potential of Qabala put to the acid test in the 1000 Guineas. Can she live up to the hype? Qabala @ 3/1 After just one run as a two-year-old, […]

Bright alternative to smart Sovereigns

The opening British Classic of the new season comes up at Newmarket on Saturday and Aidan O’Brien will be the man to beat, as he almost always is. The Ballydoyle supremo has won three of the last four renewals of the 2,000 Guineas, and it comes as little surprise that he dominates the head of […]

Nicholls can come up Trumps at Sandown

Altior is in line to be crowned jumps king as the national hunt season ends at Sandown Park on Saturday afternoon. The dual Queen Mother Champion Chase hero seeks his second career win in the bet365 Celebration Chase and, assuming he maintains his unbeaten record over, he’ll eclipse Big Buck’s and become the first horse […]

Reggae to keep Johnston team in tune

An apple a day keeps the doctor away…so they say. This Easter Bank Holiday Weekend we’ve got a selection a day to keep the punter at play! Reggae Runner, 2.25 Musselburgh (Saturday) @ 9/2 Mark Johnston and Joe Fanning were in fine tune at the All-Weather Finals on Good Friday at Lingfield and they’ve got […]

Henderson lines up Ayr raid

A busy weekend of racing launches on Saturday with the big meeting at Ayr featuring the Scottish National, alongside Newbury’s Greenham Stakes, a first proper Classic trial of the new Flat campaign. Nicky Henderson will be bidding to end a 33-year wait for success in the Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr. Brain Power, 2.25 Ayr […]

Trying to Conquer Aintree assignment

Tiger Roll is going to be one of the shortest-price favourites for the Grand National at Aintree in memory. Gordon Elliott’s pint-sized superstar will have no shortage of supporters in his bid to become the first back-to-back winner since Red Rum 45 years ago. He’s a terrific animal and good luck to him in his […]

Aintree ready to Roll

It is the second of the major spring jumps racing festivals and the centrepiece is, of course, Saturday’s Randox Health Grand National. We look ahead to three days of thrills and spills at Aintree. What a meeting in store, as Tiger Roll bids to buck a 45-year trend in the main event, while rivals Nicky […]

Zwayyan worth a look in Lincoln

The Lincoln at Doncaster takes centre stage on Saturday as the British turf season clicks into gear on the Flat, while there is also a supreme afternoon of entertainment to come from Meydan on their Dubai World Cup card. Zwayyan, Doncaster 3.35 @ 14/1 The Lincoln has attracted a cast of 22 and it should […]