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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.

Hear the Rors at Carnoustie

The Open Championship returns to Carnoustie this week and the Scottish links has plenty to live up to going on the two most renewals at the Angus course. Who can forget Jean van de Velde and his Barry Burn collapse in 1999, the Frenchman tossing away a two-shot lead, the Claret Jug and (for some) […]

Sands can savour July Cup

While the World Cup final and Wimbledon take centre stage on Sunday, the July Cup is the big event on Saturday at Newmarket for racing fans. Harry Angel misses the defence of his crown, but who will take his mantle? Sands Of Mali – July Cup – 8/1 Each Way Normally a front-running sort, Sands […]

More Lancashire Oaks glory beckons for Gosden

Trainer John Gosden will be seeking to extend his remarkable recent run in the Lancashire Oaks at Haydock on Saturday with Precious Ramotswe. The Clarehaven handler sits alongside the late Sir Henry Cecil with seven career wins in Merseyside feature and may surpass that on Saturday. Precious Ramotswe – Lancashire Oaks – 6/1 Of Gosden’s […]

Campillo poised to strike in Ireland

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open makes its debut at Ballyliffin Golf Club in County Donegal this year and Jorge Campillo looks ready to land his maiden European Tour title following an impressive season so far. Campillo to win @ 53/1 Tournament host Rory McIlroy has described the Irish layout as “one of the toughest […]

Dee Ex can Bee Curragh answer

The Irish Derby takes centre stage this weekend at the Curragh as Saxon Warrior goes in pursuit of redemption for his defeat at Epsom early this month. Aidan O’Brien’s charge didn’t stand a chance on the Downs having been stuck out the back from stall one. Ryan Moore’s mount was never comfortable and couldn’t build […]

Survival of fairest for England and Belgium

So it has all come down to this for England and Belgium in Group G – a tense battle to avoid any unnecessary yellow cards in Kaliningrad! Both nations have secured passage to the last 16 with a game to spare, leaving Tunisia and Panama rooted to the bottom of the table. By virtue of […]

The Tin Man is rock solid

There is only one to place to look this Saturday afternoon as the five-day Royal Ascot bonanza comes to a thrilling conclusion with the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. Can Harry Angel silence his Ascot doubters or will Aussie raider Redkirk Warrior prove a big hit? They might both be floored by last year’s winner! The Tin […]

Ronaldo to shine…on the racecourse!

An element of the calm before the storm this weekend with Royal Ascot on the horizon but there’s plenty of action no less and still the same chance to find winners. Here are three fancies for Saturday afternoon. Rio Ronaldo, Sandown 2.35, to win @ 9/2 Mike Murphy’s charge is coming back aiming to win […]

Go Dutch in Haydock feature

The John Of Gaunt Stakes is centre stage on Haydock’s Saturday afternoon card as three days of racing at the Merseyside track comes to a close and Dutch Connection is the fancy to oblige. 4.00 Haydock Dutch Connection – To win @ 3/1 Charlie Hills’ charge ran a stormer last month in the Lockinge at […]

The Derby – Runners and Riders

Saturday is Epsom Derby Day, the world’s oldest Classic and billed as ‘the supreme test of a racehorse’ as the three-year-old’s tackle a mile-and-a-half on the unique undulations of the Epsom Downs. Ahead of the big race, we assess the runners and riders with 12 colts going to post for The Derby. 1: Dee Ex […]