Simon Holt

  • Last Updated: October 4 2016, 10:20 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: Simon is one of the country's top race callers and is a pretty shrewd judge too when it comes to his tipping with Found his latest big-race winning selection in the Arc de Tromphe at Chantilly. He has enjoyed a tremendous summer in 2016 with numerous winners pinpointed at Royal Ascot, Newmarket and Glorious Goodwood. 

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: Own up at Sandown

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt has two selections for Saturday, including God's Own in the Tingle Creek Chase.

    Saturday December 3 2016, 15:06 GMT
    God's Own can capitalise on his race-fitness
  • Simon Holt: Smad the pick

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt has two selections for Newbury's Hennessy Gold Cup card on Saturday.

    Saturday November 26 2016, 15:06 GMT
    Smad Place can defend his Hennessy crown
  • Simon Holt: Card can deliver

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt focuses on Saturday's action from Haydock in this week's preview and has two bets.

    Saturday November 19 2016, 14:42 GMT
    Paddy Brennan and Cue Card can claim the Betfair Chase
  • Simon Holt: Leon to prove a hit

    Channel 4 comnmentator Simon Holt is backing Leoncavallo to win Sunday's StanJames.com Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham.

    Sunday November 13 2016, 15:38 GMT
    Leoncavallo (right) can go well in the Greatwood
  • Simon Holt: That'll do for me

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt nominates his best bets for the second day of The Open from Cheltenham.

    Saturday November 12 2016, 14:26 GMT
    Former World Hurdle winner can take BetVictor Gold Cup glory
  • Simon Holt: Bad advice!

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt nominates his best bets for the opening day of The Open from Cheltenham.

    Friday November 11 2016, 14:43 GMT
    Baden (l) highlights his potential at Punchestown
  • Simon Holt: Master plan

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt is backing The Young Master to win Saturday's Badger Ales Trophy at Wincanton.

    Saturday November 5 2016, 15:08 GMT
    The Young Master (left) can win the Badger Ales Trophy
  • Simon Holt: Super Saphir

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews the pick of Saturday's action and heads to Ascot for his best bets.

    Saturday October 29 2016, 15:33 BST
    Saphir Du Rheu is eye-catchingly well handicapped
  • A right Rivet-ing read!

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt is keen on the chances of Rivet in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday.

    Friday October 21 2016, 12:03 BST
    Rivet (nearside) can land the Racing :Post Trophy at Doncaster
  • Simon Holt: Be Lucky!

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews British Champions Day at Ascot and picks out his best bets on the card.

    Friday October 14 2016, 14:43 BST
    Third Time Lucky looks ready to regain the winning thread
  • Simon Holt: The winning Nak

    After 15/2 and 13/2 winners last weekend, Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt nominates his best bets for Newmarket on Saturday.

    Friday October 7 2016, 12:10 BST
    Nakeeta (purple) can reward each-way support in  the Cesarewitch
  • Spatial set for Mile success

    After 15/2 and 13/2 winners last weekend, Channel 4 Racing expert Simon Holt has two picks for Friday's card at Newmarket

    Friday October 7 2016, 15:25 BST
    Andrea Atzeni and Spatial can team up for success at Newmarket
  • Simon Holt: Left & Found in the Arc

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly.

    Sunday October 2 2016, 15:12 BST
    Found (r): Can win the Arc at Chantilly
  • Simon Holt: Go with the Breeze

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's feature action from Ascot and Newmarket.

    Saturday October 1 2016, 15:49 BST
    Librisa Breeze: Worth a bet at Ascot
  • Simon Holt: Lucky to strike

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt is backing Third Time Lucky to win Saturday's Betfred Cambridgeshire at Newmarket.

    Saturday September 24 2016, 16:05 BST
    Third Time Lucky can win the feature race on Saturday
  • Simon Holt: Make it Maria

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt picks out his best bets for the second day of Newmarket's Cambridgeshire meeting.

    Friday September 23 2016, 16:44 BST
    Amazing Maria (right) can return to winning ways
  • Simon Holt: Absolutely fabulous!

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt unpicks Saturday's Gold and Silver Cups at Ayr, including a 28/1 selection.

    Saturday September 17 2016, 15:36 BST
    Simon Holt fancies Absolutely So (yellow, far side) at a price
  • Simon Holt: French fancy

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt fancies Almanzor to win a fascinating renewal of the Irish Champion Stakes.

    Saturday September 10 2016, 20:13 BST
    Almanzor is rated good value in a fascinating feature at Leopardstown
  • Simon Holt: Sweet on Cookie

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt is backing Clever Cookie to return to winning form at Doncaster on Friday.

    Friday September 9 2016, 15:36 BST
    Clever Cookie (blue) can return to winning form
  • Simon Holt: Keep things Simple

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt fancies Simple Verse to make her class count at Doncaster on Thursday.

    Thursday September 8 2016, 15:08 BST
    Simple Verse (right) can make a winning return to Doncaster, scene of her St Leger triumph