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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.

More broken Hearts in Glasgow

League leaders Hearts are the visitors on Saturday afternoon as champions Celtic look to continue the recent resurgence of their domestic form. There were questions asked of Brendan Rodgers’ side early in the autumn, with an August defeat at Tynecastle contributing to their unusually slow start to the new term. The Bhoys are on the […]

Get on the Ball as Cheltenham returns

A weekend to savour for fans of jumps racing as Cheltenham has opened its gates for the new season with their traditional two-day Showcase Meeting. Plenty to get stuck into on a strong card at Prestbury Park on Saturday and here are three worth thinking about. Gumball – Cheltenham 2.35 @ 7/4 The Philip Hobbs-trained […]

Super Sunday comes to Scotland

Super Sunday is more the domain of England’s Premier League but this weekend there will be a real hope of something special going into the Scottish League Cup semi-finals. Original plans to stage both games at Hampden Park on the same day were, mercifully, scrapped. It means Hearts will face Celtic at Murrayfield at 1.30pm […]

Cracksman unfancied for Champion Stakes repeat

The culmination of another wonderful summer on the Flat comes at Ascot on Saturday afternoon, with the eighth staging of British Champions Day, already so well established on the racing calendar. Cracksman will look to sign off with a Champions Stakes repeat, while stablemate Roaring Lion bids to complete a Group One four-timer, but both […]

Lennon’s Hibs to test Hoops

The game of the weekend in Scotland sees Neil Lennon heading to his old hunting ground as second-placed Hibs face third-placed Celtic at Parkhead. The Edinburgh outfit have been a continual thorn in Celtic’s side over the last year and more, and Hibs can cause further problems in Glasgow’s East End. Hibs +1 @ 33/20 […]

Harrington hoping to reign in Spain

After the wind and rain of Walton Heath and the British Masters, the European Tour heads to the perfection of autumnal Spain for the final stop on the regular season – the Andalucía Masters at Valderrama. Sergio Garcia, hot off his Ryder Cup heroics, is seeking to win this event for a third time, previously […]

Too Hot to handle at Newmarket

The Dewhurst takes place at Newmarket on Saturday afternoon, one of the last opportunities to get a look at next season’s would-be Classic contenders strutting their stuff before the winter lockdown. It appeals also as one more chance to see John Gosden’s next star in winning action. Too Darn Hot, Newmarket 3.00 Saturday @ 1/1 […]

Rivals could find Dewhurst Too Hot to handle

A field of seven colts are set to line up in the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday with Too Darn Hot dominating the build-up. Can John Gosden’s rising star continue his progress by landing the traditional end-of-term championship test for the juveniles? Too Darn Hot – To win @ 1/1 He made it three […]

Three to think about at Newmarket

The Cesarewitch at Newmarket is one of the season’s toughest and most sought-after Flat handicaps. It scales two counties, finishes up the Rowley Mile and boasts a winning pot of more than £300k. The declarations are in for this year’s renewal and here are three contenders against the field. Vis A Vis, each-way @ 11/1 […]

Scotland can claim crucial win

Another international break is upon us as the Nations League takes centre stage over the weekend. Scotland to beat Israel @ 37/20 Scotland boss Alex McLeish was under pressure last month before a 2-0 win over Albania in their first Nations League game. The experienced coach is back in charge of the Tartan Army for […]