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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.

Garcia to land maiden WGC title

Attention turns to the WGC-Mexico Championship this week and Sergio Garcia’s strong course form can help him claim the spoils in Naucalpan. Garcia to win @ 45/1 It has been a strange couple of weeks for world number 29 Sergio Garcia, with his disqualification from the Saudi International for damaging greens after the conclusion of his […]

Patient approach to pay off

After a blank weekend in Britain last time, this Saturday is a bonanza of top-class action with the equine flu now hopefully behind us. Waiting Patiently is amongst the star names out on Saturday and he’s expected to retain his crown at Ascot. Waiting Patiently, 3.55 Ascot @ 7/4 It ranks as something of a […]

Konitho to shine for JP

With equine flu grounding racing in Britain until at Wednesday, Ireland is keeping the show on the road this weekend. There are meetings at Naas on Saturday and Punchestown on Sunday to keep horse racing fans happy. Synopsis – 2.10 Naas (Saturday) @ 4/1 Gordon Elliott aims two at this Listed Mares contest over two […]

Stars to shine at Leopardstown

The big freeze has played havoc with jumps racing this week but the weekend promises a return, with a feast of Grade 1 races in Britain and Ireland to savour. Let’s hope we have found some winners to start February! Apple’s Jade and Min both to win @ 47/20 There’s high-quality action at Leopardstown over […]

Pepperell to land inaugural Saudi title

The European Tour heads to the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City this week for the first Saudi International tournament and Eddie Pepperell looks good value to claim all the spoils. Despite the decision to play an event in Saudi Arabia being met with widespread criticism, this week’s tournament will […]

Henderson’s latest Triumph warm-up act fancied

Cheltenham Trials Day is here, with an intriguing card on Saturday afternoon likely to offer some all-important clues towards the Festival in March. There’s also excellent action over the jumps at Doncaster and Fairyhouse on a busy day. Adjali, 12.40 Cheltenham @ 6/4 Nicky Henderson has a fine record in this Triumph Hurdle Trial, most […]

Harrington’s Magic show at Ascot

There is a busy weekend’s racing ahead, despite the threat of some frost. Jumps fans will be keeping fingers crossed the freeze doesn’t take over. Here are some selections from Haydock and Ascot’s big cards on Saturday. Vendor, 3.45 Haydock @ 8/1 Once trained by Alan King, Vendor has tested the patience of trainer Sue […]

Refreshed Fisher to break Abu Dhabi duck

The European Tour returns after nearly a month off over the festive period and Englishman Ross Fisher looks primed to strike in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, which gets underway early on Wednesday morning. A star-studded field will be teeing it up in the United Arab Emirates this week and defending champion Tommy Fleetwood will […]

Charbel to land Kempton prize

Some decent jumps action across Britain and Ireland this Saturday afternoon, including the Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton. Erick Le Rouge – 2.40 Kempton @ 8/1 He didn’t manage to win in four novice outings last season but Erick Le Rouge showed potential and he is now delivering on that promise. He’s a perfect three-from-three since […]

Commander can restore order

The first racing weekend of the new year is a relatively quiet one, but there’s plenty to get stuck into nonetheless, including a Gigginstown runner fancied to restore a damaged reputation at Naas on Sunday. Commander Of Fleet, Sunday 1.50 Naas @ 10/1 Gordon Elliott’s Fame And Glory gelding was a point-to-point winner in the […]