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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.

Ajax set to east past APOEL

There are three Champions League play-off round second-leg fixtures on Wednesday, with a place in the lucrative group stage on offer for the winners. All three are tight affairs after the first leg but a familiar name is tipped to advance. Ajax to beat APOEL Nicosia by two goals @ 27/10 APOEL are still in […]

Wolves to bare teeth as Gers face Danish fight

The Europa League action continues this week, with the first legs of the third qualifying round set to get underway for several British clubs on Thursday. FC Pyunik v Wolves – Wolves To Win 2-0 Exact Score @ 19/4 Wolves eased through their two-legged second qualifying round against Northern Irish side Crusaders with a 6-1 […]

Dettori value for Epsom double

An Aidan O’Brien onslaught is due in Saturday’s Epsom Derby as the Ballydoyle maestro goes in search of a seventh career success in the world’s premier Classic. The Irish trainer accounts for seven of the 13 runners, including 11/4 favourite Sir Dragonet, but the value might come down the pecking order – as it has […]

Oaks likely to end up in familiar hands

Trainers Aidan O’Brien and John Gosden have taken the last five Epsom Oaks renewals and it’s very tough to imagine they won’t add to that tally on Friday. The star pair account for six of the 14 runners declared and, while he’s outnumbered numerically, Gosden may have the upper hand with his recent Chester scorer. […]

Embrace the stars at Epsom

The oldest and most iconic Flat race in the world is fast approaching with the Epsom Derby taking place one Saturday. It is the world’s premier Classic contest and will be preceded by The Oaks on Friday amid two days of stunning action on the Downs. We look ahead to this weekend’s action. O’Brien’s masses […]

Too Darn excited for Curragh clash

It was hard not to be a shade underwhelmed as the Qipco 2,000 Guineas approached at Newmarket. There were a waft of absentees, headlined by last season’s champion two-year-old Too Darn Hot. John Gosden’s Dewhurst winner missed out as Aidan O’Brien scored yet more Classic success on the Rowley Mile with Magna Grecia. While we […]

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 […]