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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.

Pochettino’s men must earn FA Cup Spurs

Despite manager Mauricio Pochettino attempting to relieve some of the pressure on his team, it is Tottenham who must perform on FA Cup semi-finals weekend. Last season Spurs crashed out against Chelsea, losing 4-2 despite a last-four encounter at Wembley where they were seemingly in control for long spells. A dream final against bitter north […]

Aintree Day 2 Preview – Keep it to the Min

We move into the middle afternoon of Aintree’s big meeting, hopefully with some profit to show from a thrilling first day on Merseyside. The top-class action keeps coming, with another four Grade One races taking places on Friday, including the Topham Chase over those most iconic of fences. For me the most exciting showdown on […]

Aintree Day 1 Preview – Live the Dream at Aintree

The second major spring festival of the British jumps season gets underway on Thursday as Aintree begins three days of action that will culminate in Saturday’s Grand National. Almost four weeks have gone by since Cheltenham ended, a week longer than is normal between the festivals, but how will those that performed well in the […]

Grand National – Early Betting Preview

The most talked-about race in the jumps calendar is fast approaching, with the countdown now well and truly on ahead of Saturday’s Grand National at Aintree. There are sure to be plenty of betting moves between now and the weekend, but how are the contenders shaping up ahead of the most iconic steeplechase in the […]

Bring the Tropics to Kempton

The weather continues to wreak its own brand of havoc with the racing schedule but plenty of action in Britain and Ireland has survived the rain this weekend. It has felt like the Tropics at times this week and that is where we begin as Dean Ivory’s charge looks to gain a fourth win in […]

Augusta set for a high-class renewal

This week is the tour de force of golf events as the famous Augusta National hosts the 2018 Masters Tournament. Everything about this event is shrouded in mystique. Magnolia Drive, par-three tournaments that nobody really wants to win, white overalls, Green Jackets, azaleas and a golf course that we all feel we know like the […]

Mullins to land Fairyhouse pot

A busy Easter Weekend of racing, with jumps and Flat action in equal measure, and the big race coming at Fairyhouse on Monday in the shape of the Irish Grand National. Out first bet for the weekend is at Carlisle (15:25) on Saturday where Verona Opera is tipped to score for in-form trainer Stuart Crawford. […]

Gers under pressure again

A lot can happen in a month, especially in Scottish football it seems. Just when Rangers thought they were getting within shouting distance of Celtic, things have turned dramatically against Graeme Murty’s improvers. The Hoops on the other hand are in cruise control despite their failure to beat ten-man Motherwell before the international break. They […]

Reds ready to take City out

Then there were only eight! The Champions League has once again boiled down to the quarter-final stage and there are some feisty match-ups in store early next month. With the international hiatus in full flow, this is a good chance to assess the last-eight draw and pick our fancies in Europe’s biggest and best tournament. […]

Blaklion still the one to beat at Aintree

The Aintree Grand National is starting to loom large on the horizon with Cheltenham done and dusted, but what is catching the attention for the Merseyside marathon on April 14. The well touted One For Arthur got the job done for Scotland a year ago, leaving the favourite Blaklion to finish fourth. Nigel Twiston-Davies’ charge […]