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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.

Harrington hoping to reign in Spain

After the wind and rain of Walton Heath and the British Masters, the European Tour heads to the perfection of autumnal Spain for the final stop on the regular season – the Andalucía Masters at Valderrama. Sergio Garcia, hot off his Ryder Cup heroics, is seeking to win this event for a third time, previously […]

Too Hot to handle at Newmarket

The Dewhurst takes place at Newmarket on Saturday afternoon, one of the last opportunities to get a look at next season’s would-be Classic contenders strutting their stuff before the winter lockdown. It appeals also as one more chance to see John Gosden’s next star in winning action. Too Darn Hot, Newmarket 3.00 Saturday @ 1/1 […]

Rivals could find Dewhurst Too Hot to handle

A field of seven colts are set to line up in the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday with Too Darn Hot dominating the build-up. Can John Gosden’s rising star continue his progress by landing the traditional end-of-term championship test for the juveniles? Too Darn Hot – To win @ 1/1 He made it three […]

Three to think about at Newmarket

The Cesarewitch at Newmarket is one of the season’s toughest and most sought-after Flat handicaps. It scales two counties, finishes up the Rowley Mile and boasts a winning pot of more than £300k. The declarations are in for this year’s renewal and here are three contenders against the field. Vis A Vis, each-way @ 11/1 […]

Scotland can claim crucial win

Another international break is upon us as the Nations League takes centre stage over the weekend. Scotland to beat Israel @ 37/20 Scotland boss Alex McLeish was under pressure last month before a 2-0 win over Albania in their first Nations League game. The experienced coach is back in charge of the Tartan Army for […]

Girl power to rule in the Arc

Sunday is one of the highlights in the racing calendar – the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Europe’s premier middle-distance race and a contest dripping with racing history. This year the Arc is back at its spiritual home in Longchamp, now fully redeveloped, after a hiatus at Chantilly in recent seasons. Superstar filly Enable bids […]

Ibrox showdown offers Hearts litmus test

The Scottish Premiership table has a rather unfamiliar look to it so far this season, with Edinburgh rivals Hearts and Hibs occupying first and second places. As we enter October, champions Celtic find themselves as low as fifth, two points and one spot clear of Steven Gerrard’s Rangers. Aberdeen, routinely second best in recent times, […]

Cherries can bounce back at home

Bournemouth are looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss at Burnley when they entertain goal-shy Crystal Palace on Monday at the Vitality Stadium. Eddie Howe may still be wondering quite how his Cherries team ended up on the end of a 4-0 loss at Burnley last time out in the league. The Bournemouth boss […]

Question time for lacklustre Bhoys

Brendan Rodgers and Celtic go into Saturday’s home game with Aberdeen under a degree of pressure, following a series of lacklustre performances. The Hoops have drawn at St Mirren and lost to Kilmarnock in the league, either side of an uninspiring Europa League win over Rosenborg that needed a late intervention from Leigh Griffiths to […]

Take Cover at Newbury again

The Ayr Gold Cup is Saturday’s feature race in Britain. It is a fiercely competitive event over 6f and, with testing ground set to prevail, it is going to be very tough. Major Jumbo – each-way @ 16/1 Given the conditions, this could be tough going for plenty of the 25-runner line-up and a fair […]