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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.

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 […]

Swedes to win local derby but more frustration for ROI

A frenzy of Euro 2020 qualifiers comes to a halt on Tuesday evening with the closing round of games and Sweden are fancied to win the Scandinavian derby with Norway, while Ireland’s excellent record against Georgia may come a cropper. Sweden to beat Norway @ 2/1 There can be few international games in Europe that […]

Home wins for Wales and thriving Dutch

The European qualifiers continue to come thick and fast. Wales will launch their campaign on Sunday and Ryan Giggs’ side can start with a win Cardiff. Wales to beat Slovakia @ 11/10 Giggs left his stars on the bench for the midweek friendly win over Trinidad and Tobago but Gareth Bale will be back in […]

Cheltenham Festival: Day Three Preview

Day three of the Cheltenham Festival is upon us, hard to believe we are only halfway through. With three winners on card yesterday, let’s hope for more success on Thursday where the Stayers’ Hurdle is the headline event. JLT Novices’ Chase (1.30) – Voix De Reve @ 10/1 Willie Mullins is bidding to win this […]

Cheltenham Festival Preview

The Cheltenham Festival bursts into action on Tuesday and here’s our final look at the four Championship races. Champion Hurdle – Apple’s Jade @ 2/1 The opening afternoon feature sees defending champion Buveur D’Air facing two exciting mares in Apple’s Jade and Laurina in what looks a vintage renewal. Nicky Henderson’s dual-winner was beaten by […]