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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.

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 […]

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 […]