Horse Racing: Cambridgeshire Preview & 14/1 Betting Tip

Jeremy NosedaThird Time Lucky is the 8/1 clear favourite in the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket, strongly fancied to gain his second consecutive victory in this Heritage handicap run over nine furlongs (4.10pm, Saturday live on Channel 4).

His task is made easier by the defection of Firmament but the last horse to achieve back-to-back wins wasmore…

St Leger Preview & Betting Tip: Put Favourite To Sword at 12/1

Aidan O'BrienIdaho has every right to head the St Leger betting at Doncaster but 4/6 seems plenty short enough for a colt having his first try at this trip of a mile and six and a half furlongs (3.45pm, Saturday).

Trained by Aidan O’Brien (pictured), Idaho is certainly the classiest act in the line-up with impressive form overmore…

Horse Racing: Goodwood Cup Preview & 11/1 Betting Tip

Gordon ElliottThe Goodwood Cup run over the marathon distance of two miles is the feature race on Thursday (3.10pm, Channel 4). The field includes three of the first four home last year and some interesting newcomers to the track to preview.

The betting market is understandably led by the current titleholder, Big Orange at 4/1. Trained by Michael Bell, thismore…

Glorious Goodwood: Sussex Stakes Preview & Betting Tip

Aidan O'BrienThe Sussex Stakes is the highlight of Glorious Goodwood, bringing together the top milers of all ages on Wednesday (3.10pm, on Channel 4).

The classic generation look to have strong claims with a trio of Guineas winners but who will fare best on summer ground? Read on for our Sussex Stakes preview with betting tips’ conclusion.more…

Royal Ascot: Queen Anne Stakes Preview & 33/1 Betting Tip

David O'Meara - Queen Anne Stakes PreviewAn American raider, the super mare Tepin is strongly fancied in the Queen Anne Stakes betting at 4/1 but this is her first experience of Europe and the straight mile at Royal Ascot is totally unlike any US track (2.30pm Tuesday live on Channel 4).

You can’t knock Tepin’s connections for having a go. She heads the field by 2lb on ratings and hasmore…

Horse Racing: 2000 Guineas Preview & Betting Tip @ 12/1

Aidan O'BrienAir Force Blue is the shortest priced favourite at 8/11 since Frankel in the Qipco 2000 Guineas (3.45pm Saturday, Newmarket on Channel 4) but does he deserve to be?

Frankel had scored in the Greenham before taking this race five years ago. This will be Air Force Blue’s firstmore…

Bet365 Gold Cup Chase Preview & 25/1 Betting Tip

David Mullins - Bet365 Chase PreviewPaul Nicholls’ Southfield Theatre is 7/1 favourite to take the Bet365 Gold Cup Chase at Sandown today but this is a wide open race with some interesting Irish challengers (4.10pm Saturday on Channel 4).

Southfield Theatre needs to show much more than he has so far this season.  In his three starts he hasmore…

Horse Racing: Scottish Grand National Preview & 16/1 Betting Tip

JP McManusIrish raiders head the Scottish Grand National betting, aiming to replicate their Aintree success at Ayr (4.10pm, Saturday live on Channel 4).

Gordon Elliott’s Cause Of Causes is strongly fancied at 12/1 but he has been clobbered by the handicapper for his impressive win in the Kim Muir. A hike of nearly a stone ismore…

Grand National Preview & 25/1 Betting Tip

Last updated April 9th, 2016

Oliver SherwoodCurrent titleholder Many Clouds is the clear 8/1 favourite in the Grand National betting at Aintree but this is a different proposition with an exceptionally high quality field (5.15pm Saturday on CH4). Multiple Grade 1 winner Silviniaco Conti (12/1) lines up as well as progressive types who may be ahead of the handicapper.

The Last Samuri (10/1) and Kruzhlinin (25/1) are two upwardlymore…

Horse Racing: Lincoln Preview & 10/1 Betting Tip

David O'MearaShrewd trainers often specifically target the Lincoln run over a mile at Doncaster (2.45pm, Saturday live on Channel 4 TV).

That’s what David O’Meara (pictured) has done with Lord Of The Land, the 9/2 favourite in the bookies’ Lincoln betting. This five-year-old French import has a very similar profile tomore…

Horse Racing: Cheltenham Gold Cup Preview & Betting Tip

Colin Tizzard - Gold Cup Preview & TipIrish raiders lead the Cheltenham Gold Cup betting market but the drying ground should help the chances of the home team’s Cue Card (4/1) in the highlight of the Festival (3.30pm Friday, Channel 4).

The likely conditions have probably contributed to the decision of Gigginstown’s jockey Bryan Cooper tomore…

Cheltenham Horse Racing: Champion Hurdle Preview & 18/1 Betting Tip

Ruby Walsh - Champion Hurdle PreviewThe 2016 Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham could be anyone’s race with most of the field rated within a few pounds of each other (3.30pm Tuesday, Channel 4).

After the injury of the current titleholder Faugheen, Annie Power was installed as the 9/4 favourite for the same, all-powerful connections. This eight-year-old mare trained by Willie Mullins has notmore…

Horse Racing: Ascot Chase Preview & 7/1 Betting Tip

Last updated February 29th, 2016

Ascot Chase Preview: David PipeBoth market leaders in the betting for Saturday’s Ascot Chase are on a recovery mission (3.35pm live on Channel 4).

Silviniaco Conti, the 11/4 favourite, was last seen pulling up three out in the King George on Boxing Day. This 10-year-old had only failed to finish once before in his 29 runs, when hemore…

Horse Racing: King George VI Chase Preview & Betting Tip

Last updated March 1st, 2016

Colin TizzardThe King George VI Chase is not only the highlight of Kempton’s spectacular Boxing Day card but the most interesting prospect for punters of the day (3.10pm, Channel 4). The betting market for this three mile contest is headed by Irish raiders but they are far from certain to take home the spoils.

Gordon Elliott’s stable star Don Cossack narrowly leads themore…

Strictly Come Dancing Preview with 10/1 Betting Tip

Last updated March 1st, 2016

Anita RaniThe Wanted’s Jay McGuiness is now the last celebrity man standing in Strictly Come Dancing and he is the red hot favourite to lift the glitterball on December 19. But is he the certainty that his odds of 4/7 suggest? I don’t think so.

There’s another slight anomaly in the Strictly betting market. Why is the actress Helen George an 18/1 outsider whenmore…

Horse Racing: Charlie Hall Chase Preview & 16/1 Betting Tip

Colin TizzardThe Charlie Hall Chase has attracted a seven-strong field of classy staying chasers to do battle over three miles at Wetherby (3.05pm Saturday on Channel 4). This is an intriguing renewal as the two market leaders are on recovery missions.

Cue Card the 7/2 favourite is one of three runners unencumbered by a penalty. Colin Tizzard’s (pictured) nine-year-old flag bearer ismore…

Horse Racing: Cesarewitch Betting Tips Preview

David PipeThe Cesarewitch is a notoriously tricky call for punters but it’s easy to see why Low Key (8/1) heads the betting (3.50pm Saturday at Newmarket on CH4).

He comes into the race on the back of three wins and the most recent of them was three weeks ago, over this 2m2f course and distance in the Cesarewitch Trial. His cause was aided by Tom Marquand’s 3lb claim butmore…

Horse Racing: Arc Preview with 33/1 Betting Tip

Criquette Head-MaarekTreve is the hot 11/10 favourite to make history by scoring a hat-trick in Europe’s richest race, the Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday (2.55pm live on CH4 TV).

But is it the foregone conclusion that the bookmakers’ odds suggest? This Arc preview makes the case thatmore…

Horse Racing: St Leger Betting Tips Preview

Aidan O'BrienThe St Leger betting suggests that it should be a close run race after the stamina-testing mile and three quarters at Doncaster (3.45pm Saturday).

Storm The Stars and Bondi Beach are neck and neck at the top of the market but is it realistic to expect the first two home in the Great Voltigeur to lead the way again after such a hard race?more…

Horse Racing: King George Preview & 33/1 Betting Tip

William BuickThe 2015 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes has brought the best middle distance horses to Ascot to do battle over a mile and a half (3.50pm Saturday).

The Derby winner Golden Horn is the drifting favourite at 4/5. Logic suggests that John Gosden’s unbeaten colt deserves to head the market by some distance. He is rated 6lb superior tomore…

Epsom Derby Preview: In for the Kil at 20/1

Frankie DettoriThe 2015 Investec Derby at Epsom looks the most open renewal of this prestigious contest for years (4.30pm, Saturday). There is plenty of talent but not one proven Group 1 performer crying out for the Derby distance of a mile and a half.

The 6/4 favourite Golden Horn is unbeaten in his three starts and looked stunningly impressive when winning the Dante overmore…

Grand National Preview & Betting Tips

Last updated April 11th, 2015

Paul NichollsCan the 2015 Grand National provide a perfect conclusion to the career of champion jockey, AP McCoy who takes the ride on the 7/1 favourite, Shutthefrontdoor at Aintree (Saturday 4.15pm)? Possibly, but fairytale endings are rare in racing.

There are good reasons for Shutthefrontdoor to be strongly fancied. This Irish-bred son of Accordion proved thatmore…

Cheltenham Festival: Gold Cup Preview & Tip

Jim CullotyThe Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase is the most valuable and prestigious race of the Festival. An unusually large field will line up in the hope of bagging the lion’s share of a £550,000 prize fund (3.20pm, Friday on CH4). It includes the first five home last year but the betting suggests a very different finishing order this time.

The current title-holder Lord Windermere (12/1) succeeded bymore…

Cheltenham Festival: World Hurdle Preview & 10/1 Betting Tip

Nicky HendersonThe World Hurdle is the ultimate stamina test for hurdlers over three miles (3.20pm Thursday). Big Buck’s scored four times for his owners, the Stewart family and they have a decent chance of reclaiming the title with Saphir Du Rheu, the 5/1 joint favourite.

This physically imposing six-year-old French-bred looks every inch amore…

Champion Chase Preview & Betting Tip

Last updated March 11th, 2015

Paul NichollsThe Queen Mother Champion Chase is one of the greatest spectacles of the Cheltenham Festival as the top two-mile speed merchants go into battle (3.20pm, Wednesday). This is an extraordinary renewal as the two market leaders are both on recovery missions after physical problems, making them vulnerable.

Sprinter Sacre, the 7/2 favourite, was once untouchable butmore…

Cheltenham Festival: Champion Hurdle Betting Tip & Preview

Willie MullinsThe Champion Hurdle is the main event of the action-packed first day of the Cheltenham Festival (3.20pm, Tuesday). Is the 11/10 favourite Faugheen really ‘the machine’ that his odds suggest?

The popular seven-year-old son of Germany, Faugheen, has done everything asked of him, usually inmore…

Betfair Hurdle Preview & Betting Tip

Paul NichollsThe two mile Betfair Hurdle is the most valuable handicap hurdle race of the season with a prize fund of £155,000 (3.35pm, Saturday, Newbury).

Favourites have won two of the past three renewals but we haven’t seen Paul Nicholls’ (pictured) 6/1 market leader Calipto since his seasonal debut at Cheltenham in October whenmore…