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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.

Dons to dominate Hibs

Aberdeen have an excellent recent record against Hibernian and they may be able to continue that at Easter Road on Saturday. The Dons have won six of their last seven matches against the Hibees in all competitions, including both Scottish Premiership meetings this season so far. In fact, during 2017, Derek McInnes’ team have been […]

Ascot specialist is Top Notch

Nicky Henderson’s Top Notch can preserve his perfect record around Ascot by landing Saturday’s feature contest and cementing a passage to next month’s Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham in doing so. In the familiar two-tone green colours of owners Simon Munir & Isaac Souede, Top Notch looks ready-made for his graduation into Grade 1 class in […]

Gunners begin quest for Europa fast-track

The Europa League returns this week with its usual promise of excitement, gusto and goals aplenty. Fingers crossed the scoreless encounter between Red Star Belgrade and CSKA Moscow on Tuesday evening wasn’t a sign of things to come! There are just two British sides left amongst the 32 still standing, with Arsenal and Celtic seemingly […]

Liverpool’s attack to worry Saints

Southampton have been a thorn in Liverpool‘s side in recent times – not to mention a drain on cash from the Anfield outfit – but Jurgen Klopp’s men can win well against them on Sunday. The Reds ended a run of five games without a win against Southampton with a 3-0 victory in the reverse […]

All eyes on Altior

Newbury takes centre stage on Saturday as unbeaten chasing superstar in the making Altior returns to the fray. Nicky Henderson’s charge hasn’t been sighted since the spring, having undergone a wind operation this winter and missed his return date in the Tingle Creek at Sandown. He lines up in the Game Spirit Chase and, on […]

Follow Top Gamble at Sandown

A massive weekend of racing awaits with high-class action on offer at Sandown on Saturday, Musselburgh’s trials weekend taking place up north and Leopardstown hosting the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival. More from Leopardstown to follow but the first idea of a winner this weekend comes from the Kerry Lee-trained Top Gamble in two-mile handicap chase […]

Dundee can inch closer to safety

Neil McCann and Dundee would take a massive step towards retaining their Scottish Premiership status with a win over basement club Ross County on Saturday and they are fancied to get it. Formerly a television pundit, McCann swapped the studio for the dugout at the tail end of last season and helped his former team […]

Don’t expect Wembley fireworks

Tottenham host Manchester United at Wembley on Wednesday evening and it is unlikely to be an end-to-end rollercoaster of entertainment. Jose Mourinho will have a game plan designed to frustrate Spurs, something that has routinely been implemented by the likes of Burnley, Swansea, West Brom and West Ham on League duty this season at this […]

Put it on the Slate

Cheltenham Trials Day is centre stage on Saturday as the great amphitheatre in the Cotswolds stages it final day of racing before the Cheltenham Festival in March. This day often provides plenty of pointers towards March and, with some luck, we’ll see a Festival winner or two in what appears a good card. Colin Tizzard’s […]

Edinburgh ‘natural order’ restored

Hearts ended their winless Edinburgh derby streak at nine as they dumped Hibs from the Scottish Cup at Tynecastle last Sunday, as predicted here a week ago. In truth, they did so rather fortuitously and neither side could have complained had a replay been required but Don Cowie’s header just about squeezed over the line […]