Simon Holt

  • Last Updated: July 6 2013, 11:51 BST

Name: Simon Holt

York Glory wins the Wokingham - and lands a 22/1 touch
York Glory wins the Wokingham - and lands a 22/1 touch

Specialist sports: Horse racing

Notable success: York Glory 22/1 in the Wokingham, Quentin Collonges 18/1 in the bet365 Gold Cup, Farrh 5/1 in the Lockinge, Barizan 20/1 at Haydock, Bobs Worth 4/1 in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Twitter: @SimonHolt3

Profile: The voice of Channel 4 Racing, Simon is another of our expert columnists who brings his knowledge to the site for the punter's benefit. Previews all the big races across both the National Hunt and Flat racing seasons to bring you his best bets.

  • Yar has Mighty chance

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's feature action from Goodwood and York.

    Saturday August 23 2014, 15:51 BST
    Mighty Yar should relish both the course and the distance
  • Raise a glass to Pale Mimosa

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Friday's action at York and he's backing Pale Mimosa to win the Lonsdale Cup.

    Friday August 22 2014, 15:35 BST
    Dermot Weld: Saddles Pale Mimosa
  • Worth more than a Cursory Glance

    Simon Holt previews the second day of York's Ebor Festival and fancies Cursory Glance to win the Lowther Stakes.

    Thursday August 21 2014, 14:45 BST
    Cursory Glance wins the Albany Stakes under Andrea Atzeni
  • Kingston Hill looks a Great bet

    Simon Holt previews the first day of York's Ebor Festival and fancies Kingston Hill to win the Great Voltigeur.

    Wednesday August 20 2014, 16:47 BST
    Kingston Hill: Can win the Great Voltigeur
  • Player can score on Ladies Day

    Simon Holt previews Saturday's card at Newbury with Pastoral Player fancied to land the Betfred Goals Galore Ladies Day Handicap.

    Saturday August 16 2014, 15:26 BST
    Pastoral Player can strike at Newbury
  • Olivier can take centre stage

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt picks out his best bets from Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot.

    Saturday August 9 2014, 13:06 BST
    Olivier Peslier: Can land the Silver Saddle
  • Alben can be Stewards' Star

    Simon Holt previews the final day at Glorious Goodwood and fancies Alben Star in the feature handicap.

    Saturday August 2 2014, 15:56 BST
    Alben Star: Primed for a big run having turned the corner
  • Take two in the Mile

    Channel 4 Racing's Simon Holt brings you his thoughts on day four of Glorious Goodwood with two picks for the Betfred Mile.

    Friday August 1 2014, 15:06 BST
    Velox: Andrea Atzeni takes over from Cam Hardie in the saddle
  • Panther poised to pounce

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews day three at Glorious Goodwood.

    Thursday July 31 2014, 15:40 BST
    Brown Panther: Can win at Goodwood
  • Dr to prescribe profits

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews day two of Glorious Goodwood.

    Wednesday July 30 2014, 15:41 BST
    Somewhat finishes close up in the Eclipse
  • More to come from Toor

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews day one of Glorious Goodwood and likes Toormore in the Lennox Stakes.

    Tuesday July 29 2014, 15:35 BST
    Toormore: Fancied to win the Lennox Stakes
  • Weighty case for Taghrooda

    Channel 4 Racing's Simon Holt feels Taghrooda can add King George glory to her Oaks triumph at Ascot on Saturday.

    Saturday July 26 2014, 15:52 BST
    Taghrooda: Has targeted the King George over the Irish Oaks
  • Super day in store for Hannon

    Simon Holt previews the weekend's racing and predicts big-race wins for Richard Hannon on both sides of the Irish Sea.

    Saturday July 19 2014, 16:09 BST
    Lustrous: Should give her all once again in the Irish Oaks
  • Spanish raider set to strike

    Simon Holt previews Saturday's action at York and Newmarket with Noozhoh Canarias among his selections.

    Saturday July 12 2014, 12:31 BST
    Roger Varian: Can win with Horsted Keynes
  • Bank on Brittain's best

    Simon Holt previews Friday's action at Newmarket and fancies Rizeena to land the Falmouth Stakes for Clive Brittain.

    Thursday July 10 2014, 13:24 BST
    Rizeena: Fancied to win the Falmouth
  • Spring into action at Newmarket

    Simon Holt previews Thursday's action at Newmarket and fancies Arab Spring to take a step up in class in his stride.

    Thursday July 10 2014, 14:45 BST
    Arab Spring: Fancied to win again
  • Mighty Fugue to Eclipse rivals

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt is back to preview Saturday's action at Sandown and Haydock.

    Friday July 4 2014, 12:42 BST
    Mighty Yar: Worth another chance
  • Aljamaaheer rates a Diamond bet

    Simon Holt previews the final day at Royal Ascot and fancies Aljamaaheer to land the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

    Saturday June 21 2014, 16:55 BST
    Aljamaaheer (centre): Could relish the test on offer at Ascot
  • Titania can claim Coronation

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews day four at Royal Ascot with My Titania fancied to land the Coronation.

    Friday June 20 2014, 16:26 BST
    My Titania is fancied to make a winning return at Royal Ascot
  • Light to shine in Thursday feature

    Simon Holt previews day three at Royal Ascot where Leading Light is fancied to land the Gold Cup.

    Thursday June 19 2014, 16:43 BST
    Leading Light: Fancied to beat Estimate in the feature