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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.

Champ to reign at Newbury

The weekend’s feature event comes from Newbury in the shape of the Grade 1 Challow Novices’ Hurdle and there’s a JP McManus runner who is likely to be all the rage. McManus is an owner that seems to target the Grade 1 Challow at Newbury having won the race with the likes of Captain Cutter, […]

Apart to play at Ascot

Saturday marks the final day of racing before Christmas, with three full days to follow without any action before the feast of full-on festive sport is upon us! Agrapart – 2.25 Ascot @ 13/2 The Long Walk Hurdle is the feature event on a cracking Ascot card on Saturday and Agrapart is fancied to run […]

‘Intelligent man’ Gerrard knows Gers are short

Former Rangers skipper Barry Ferguson feels the Light Blues remain short on quality in their bid to topple Celtic this season, and he says Steven Gerrard is smart enough to realise it. It has been a topsy-turvy first half of the season in the Scottish Premiership. Hearts set a blistering early pace but the Jambos […]

Toffees can grab Silva lining

There will be an air of tension over Goodison Park come Monday evening as Everton ‘welcome’ Watford to Merseyside. The clubs did, after all, have something of a fallout when manager Marco Silva swapped Vicarage Road for Goodison in the summer. This will be their first meeting since and both teams come into the game […]

Get set to Tingle all over!

Big wheels keep on turning, big races keep on coming, now we’re rolling all right! For the second Saturday running we are spoilt by some scintillating Grade One action over two miles. Last weekend it was Buveur D’Air that rubberstamped his spot as top dog amongst the hurdlers and now Altior will attempt to follow […]

Killie deserve respect for Parkhead showdown

Hurtling towards Christmas and it is first against third in the Scottish Premiership as Celtic host Kilmarnock in Glasgow. Nothing strange in that, other than the fact it is Steve Clarke’s Ayrshire upstarts that travel to Parkhead as league leaders. A remarkable tale for the Killie boss. Celtic v Kilmarnock, under 2.5 goals @ 11/10 […]

Fighting Samcro’s corner

There’s plenty to get stuck into this weekend on the racing front but perhaps nothing catches the eye more than the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle. It has the essence of a ‘mini-Champion Hurdle’ and goes against the grain of recent seasons in the two-mile hurdling division. Routinely, the big guns have dodged each other […]

River to flow again at Haydock

Arguably this is where the jumps season gets serious! Yes, we’ve been saying the tempo is going up for a while now, but the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday afternoon is just short of concert pitch for two of jumps racing’s biggest stars. Native River – 3.00 Haydock @ 11/4 They finished first and […]

Cheltenham fancies for Saturday

Cheltenham takes centre stage this weekend with the three-day November Meeting already in full swing at the home of jumps racing. Where better to look for this weekend’s racing fancies. Lungarno Palace, Saturday 3.30 Cheltenham @ 20/1 Fergal O’Brien has his string in super form just now, with a 26% strike rate over the preceding fortnight. […]

Fresh Poulter to land Dubai spoils

The 2017/18 European Tour season comes to a close this week with the DP World Tour Championship and a refreshed Ian Poulter can end up in the winner’s circle come Sunday evening. The season-ending event at Jumeirah Golf Estates celebrates its tenth anniversary and barring an almighty collapse from Race to Dubai leader Francesco Molinari, […]