Simon Holt

  • Last Updated: November 12 2015, 16:25 GMT

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: Trip To Paris at 12/1 in the Ascot Gold Cup. Other big-race Flat winners included Golden Horn in the Derby, Arod in the Diomed Stakes and Muthmir in the King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. In the National Hunt game, Don Cossack, Rajdhani Express, Whisper and Jezki were all winning tips at Aintree's Grand National meeting.

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: Find the winning Nak

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews Wednesday's Betway Chester Cup and is keen to take an each-way chance.

    Tuesday May 3 2016, 08:55 BST
    Nakeeta (purple headgear) seen winning late last season
  • Buratino set to shine in Guineas bid

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt can see Buratino hitting the frame at decent odds in the Qipco 2000 Guineas on Saturday.

    Saturday April 30 2016, 15:50 BST
    Buratino  looks set to run well in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket
  • Minding not to be opposed

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt thinks it should be a good day for the market-leaders at Newmarket on Sunday.

    Sunday May 1 2016, 14:23 BST
  • Simon Holt: Dream win for Mullins

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's Sandown jumps finale and thinks Willie Mullins could land the big pot.

    Saturday April 23 2016, 16:13 BST
    Willie Mullins: Could land the bet365 Gold Cup on Saturday
  • Simon Holt: Ready to Roc

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr.

    Saturday April 16 2016, 16:13 BST
    Vyta Du Roc (right) looks set to go well at Ayr
  • Simon Holt: Many possibilities

    Many Clouds can repeat last year's success in the Crabbie's Grand National according to Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt.

    Saturday April 9 2016, 17:13 BST
    Many Clouds can repeat last year's success in the Grand National
  • Simon Holt: Not to be Mist!

    Simon Holt previews day two of the Grand National meeting at Aintree, starring Vautour in the Melling Chase.

    Friday April 8 2016, 16:12 BST
     Vautour: The star attraction on day two
  • Simon Holt: Cue the action!

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews day one of the Grand National meeting at Aintree, featuring Cue Card.

    Thursday April 7 2016, 16:11 BST
    Cue Card: Can make amends for his Gold Cup fall
  • Simon Holt: He's the Man

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's card at Doncaster, with Man Of Harlech fancied in the Lincoln.

    Saturday April 2 2016, 14:46 BST
    Man Of Harlech (second from right) seen running a big race in the Cambridgeshire
  • Simon Holt: Uncle bucks

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday afternoon's live TV action from Kempton Park.

    Saturday March 26 2016, 14:57 GMT
    Ed Dunlop: Trains Dutch Uncle
  • Sovereign can rule at Lingfield

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt picks out the best bets from Good Friday's All-Weather Championship Finals Day.

    Friday March 25 2016, 15:32 GMT
    Sovereign Debt can score with a little good fortune
  • Shotgun can hit National target

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt expects Shotgun Paddy to prevail in Saturday's Midlands National at Uttoxeter.

    Saturday March 19 2016, 15:57 GMT
    Shotgun Paddy can land the Midlands National
  • Festival form points to Poli

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt takes Don Poli to grind out victory in Friday's Timico Gold Cup at Cheltenham.

    Friday March 18 2016, 15:40 GMT
    Don Poli can win the feature race
  • Fire still burns in Cole Harden

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt takes Cole Harden to upset the favourite and win the Ryanair World Hurdle on Thursday.

    Thursday March 17 2016, 15:24 GMT
    Cole Harden triumphed in this event last year and can go in again
  • Sacre to regain Champion crown

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt takes Sprinter Sacre to roll back the years in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase.

    Wednesday March 16 2016, 15:20 GMT
    Sprinter Sacre can reclaim his Champion Chase title
  • Royale looks a Top Notch wager

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt picks out his best bets for Tuesday, the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.

    Monday March 14 2016, 12:28 GMT
    Southfield Royale can go well in the National Hunt Chase
  • Follow the Star at Sandown

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews the pick of Saturday's action from Sandown Park and Wolverhampton.

    Saturday March 12 2016, 14:51 GMT
    Solstice Star (left) can extend his sequence in the Imperial Cup
  • Last can be first at Doncaster

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews the pick of Saturday's action from Doncaster and Newbury.

    Saturday March 5 2016, 16:37 GMT
    The Last Samuri (left) can win the Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster
  • Simon Holt: Another Blanc cheque

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews the two big betting races on Saturday including the BetBright Chase.

    Saturday February 27 2016, 15:20 GMT
    Russe Blanc can follow up this Warwick victory in the Eider
  • Simon Holt: Play it Cool

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's feature action from both Cheltenham and Doncaster.

    Saturday January 30 2016, 15:13 GMT
    Charlie Longsdon, trainer of Simon's selection Coologue