Simon Holt

  • Last Updated: September 30 2014, 13:23 BST

Kingston Hill: St Leger winner for Simon Holt
Kingston Hill: St Leger winner for Simon Holt

Name: Simon Holt

Specialist sports: Horse racing

Notable success: Is ending the 2014 Flat season in fine form, making a series of profits. High-profile winners included St Leger winner Kingston Hill at 7/2 and Muthmir at 6/1 on the same card, plus Miss France in the 1000 Guineas earlier in the season.

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.

  • Simon Holt: Tropics triumph

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt picks out his best bets from the final day of Glorious Goodwood.

    Saturday August 1 2015, 15:46 BST
    Tropics can come out on top in the Stewards' Cup
  • Simon Holt: Base line

    Simon Holt looks ahead to Friday's action at Glorious Goodwood, with Basem his pick in the big mile handicap.

    Thursday July 30 2015, 10:02 BST
    Basem: Continues on a steep upward curve
  • Simon Holt: Take a Trip

    Simon Holt assesses the third day of the 2015 Qatar Goodwood Festival and is sticking with Trip To Paris in the feature.

    Thursday July 30 2015, 15:10 BST
    Trip To Paris: Still improving, according to Simon Holt
  • Simon Holt: The Reel deal

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt expects Highland Reel to land Wednesday's Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

    Wednesday July 29 2015, 14:41 BST
    Highland Reel won at Goodwood last year and can do so again
  • Simon Holt: Go Dutch

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews the opening day of Glorious Goodwood.

    Tuesday July 28 2015, 15:36 BST
    Dutch Connection: Good bet in the Lennox Stakes
  • Nak can nick Ascot prize

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's feature action and fancies Nakuti to go well at Ascot.

    Saturday July 25 2015, 15:33 BST
    Nakuti: Worth backing each-way in seriously competitive heat at Ascot
  • Hawatif is a Super bet at Newbury

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt picks out his best bets for the weekend's racing at Newbury and the Curragh.

    Friday July 17 2015, 12:08 BST
    Mark Johnston: Can win with Hawatif
  • Be a Beau selector

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt picks out his best bets from the final day of the July Festival at Newmarket.

    Saturday July 11 2015, 15:42 BST
    Brazen Beau can regain the winning thread in the July Cup
  • Lucida gets Falmouth vote

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt has two selections from day two of the July Festival at Newmarket.

    Thursday July 9 2015, 16:30 BST
    Lucida (blue) can land the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket
  • Mahsoob to cope with rise in class

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews day one of the July Festival at Newmarket.

    Thursday July 9 2015, 15:24 BST
    Areen: Worth a bet at Newmarket
  • Basem looks best once more

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt picks out his best bets from Sandown and Haydock on Saturday.

    Saturday July 4 2015, 14:44 BST
    Basem is fancied to score again at Sandown on Saturday
  • Aussie raider Brazen looks best

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt has been among the winners this week as he casts his eye over day five of Royal Ascot.

    Friday June 19 2015, 13:06 BST
    Brazen Beau can win Saturday's Diamond Jubilee Stakes
  • A lot to like about Lucida

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews the fourth day of Royal Ascot and likes Lucida in the Coronation Stakes.

    Friday June 19 2015, 16:23 BST
    Lucida (blue) can make a winning impact in the Coronation Stakes
  • Paris poised for Gold glory

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews the third day of Royal Ascot and is keen on Trip To Paris in the Gold Cup.

    Wednesday June 17 2015, 14:27 BST
    Trip To Paris should be well suited by the trip in the Ascot Gold Cup
  • Cumani can make Ay at Ascot

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews the second day of Royal Ascot and has two selections from the card.

    Tuesday June 16 2015, 14:47 BST
    Ayaar can land the Royal Hunt Cup
  • Thunder ready to rumble

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews the opening day of Royal Ascot and has four selections from the card.

    Tuesday June 16 2015, 16:55 BST
    Night Of Thunder can strike for the home-trained team in the Queen Anne
  • Esher duo look Must-bets

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt has two fancies from Sandown Park's card on Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday June 13 2015, 15:40 BST
    Basem can continue on an upward curve at Sandown
  • Horn to blow away Derby rivals

    Simon Holt previews Saturday's action at Epsom and he's backing Golden Horn to win the Investec Derby.

    Saturday June 6 2015, 16:24 BST
    Golden Horn: Can win the Investec Derby
  • Moore success for racing's best

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt is backing Legatissimo to add to her 1000 Guineas victory in the Investec Oaks.

    Friday June 5 2015, 16:20 BST
    Ryan Moore can guide Legatissimo to another Classic success
  • Golden opportunity for Master

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt picks out his best bets from Saturday's feature action including Haydock and York.

    Sunday May 31 2015, 12:16 BST
    Music Master: Has the class to deliver at Haydock