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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.

Mixed night in store for British quartet

The Europa League group stage gets underway on Thursday evening with four British teams involved and there will be mixed emotions amongst them. For Arsenal and Chelsea, failing to get their Champions League allowance is a big knock. Celtic meanwhile spurned their invite to the top table when they fell in the qualifiers but their […]

Johnston outsider worth St Leger interest

Saturday is St Leger Day at Doncaster, the final British Classic of the season, while there’s a bumper opening afternoon of the Irish Champions Weekend over at Leopardstown. There is no shortage of top-tier racing to get stuck into this weekend and the good news is that the action runs right through until late evening […]

Dundee to make Gers work hard

Rangers will look to rebound from their Old Firm derby loss when they host Dundee at Ibrox on Saturday. Steven Gerrard may have felt referee Willie Collum was to blame for the 1-0 reverse at Parkhead before the international window, but in reality that loss to Celtic was a stark reminder of the job ahead […]

St Leger Preview

This Saturday is the final British Classic of what has been a standout season. Here we look ahead to Doncaster on Saturday and the St Leger. It has been a season of ups and downs on the Flat and we’ve witnessed things we probably thought weren’t going to happen. We’ve finally seen the iconic Godolphin […]

Profit please, Mam’selle

We’ve already examined Saturday’s big race in thorough detail so this time we’ll put the focus elsewhere on the Haydock card and around the country on a busy Saturday afternoon’s racing. Mam’selle, 3.35 Haydock, @ 6/1 The William Haggas-trained filly by Teofilo might just get underestimated here. Mam’selle banked three wins from her first four […]

Haydock Sprint Cup Preview

The 32Red Sprint Cup takes centre stage on Saturday afternoon at Haydock Park. Harry Angel blitzed the field last year and will take some stopping now if he’s thriving as connections suggest. Harry Angel to win the Sprint Cup @ 6/5 Clive Cox’s charge hasn’t raced since Royal Ascot in June. There he suffered a […]

Solario Stakes could be wide open

There’s plenty of top-quality action on the Flat this weekend, with the Beverley Bullet and the Solario Stakes. The Solario Stakes at Sandown is always a fascinating contest for the two-year-old generation and it’s seen some smart types, such as Kingman, win the race in years gone by. Arthur Kitt –  Solario Stakes @ 6/1 […]

Fierce Old Firm battle on the cards

Even the most avid fan of either side will admit that last season’s Old Firm clashes became a bit one-dimensional. That might change on Sunday at Parkhead when the Steven Gerrard-led Rangers cross the city to face his old mentor, Brendan Rodgers, and Celtic. There is only one game capturing the imagination in Scotland this […]

Hunt on for Ebor value

Four days of brilliant racing on the Knavesmire concludes on Saturday with the famous Ebor Handicap. Depending on your punting perspective, they’ve either saved the best for last in the form of Europe’s richest Flat handicap or it’s a Saturday afternoon nightmare puzzle. The Ebor isn’t easy, that much we know. Not since 2007 has […]

Ebor Festival Tips – Part 2

The Ebor Festival continues at York until Saturday and, having flagged up Old Persian on day one, it is time to look ahead to the final two days of the meeting with our racing tips. Sioux Nation, Nunthorpe Stakes @ 25/1 The Nunthorpe is a majestic race and one to savour. It is raw speed […]