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.

  • Saphir has World at his feet

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews the pick of Saturday's racing from both Cheltenham and Doncaster.

    Saturday January 24 2015, 15:35 GMT
    Saphir Du Rheu can claim the Cleeve
  • Sprinter price too big to resist

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews this weekend's racing action at Ascot and Haydock.

    Saturday January 17 2015, 15:09 GMT
    Sprinter Sacre: Can make a triumphant return
  • Have a nibble at Peck

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's Classic Chase from Warwick and Kempton Park's Lanzarote Hurdle.

    Saturday January 10 2015, 15:36 GMT
    Peckhamecho rates an interesting outsider at Warwick
  • Take Unioniste to strike

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's action from Sandown and he believes it could be a good day for Paul Nicholls.

    Saturday January 3 2015, 15:28 GMT
    Unioniste is attractively handicapped on his best form
  • Take two in the King George

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Kempton Park's King George VI Chase on Boxing Day and takes two against the field.

    Friday December 26 2014, 15:08 GMT
    Silviniaco Conti (centre) can land the King George
  • Fry star to sizzle in Ladbroke

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's feature action at Ascot including The Ladbroke.

    Saturday December 20 2014, 15:30 GMT
    Activial: Worth a bet at Ascot
  • Ready to make a Splash

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's card at Cheltenham with Splash Of Ginge his best bet.

    Saturday December 13 2014, 14:01 GMT
    Splash Of Ginge: Can improve again over fences
  • Bullets can fire at Sandown

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's feature action from Aintree and Sandown.

    Friday December 5 2014, 14:23 GMT
    Dodging Bullets could spring a surprise
  • Smad about the boy

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt fancies Smad Place to go close in Saturday's Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury.

    Saturday November 29 2014, 14:52 GMT
    Smad Place (grey): Fancied to go close in the Hennessy
  • Cue Card looks an ace bet

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's feature action from Haydock Park.

    Saturday November 22 2014, 15:04 GMT
    Cue Card can claim the Betfair Chase
  • Big weight won't stop Van

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews the feature action from the final day of The Open at Cheltenham.

    Saturday November 15 2014, 12:23 GMT
    Vaniteux (r) can defy top-weight in the Greatwood
  • Takes a positive View

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday at Cheltenham, including the Paddy Power Gold Cup.

    Saturday November 15 2014, 14:27 GMT
    Present View is a horse on an upward curve
  • It can be Night's day at Ascot

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt picks out his best bets from the card at Ascot on QIPCO British Champions Day.

    Saturday October 18 2014, 16:46 BST
    Night of Thunder can strike with conditions to suit
  • Take a chance with Agnes

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Dubai Future Champions Day at Newmarket and picks out his best bets.

    Friday October 17 2014, 16:05 BST
    Agnes Stewart can win the Fillies' Mile
  • Tough as Teak

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt takes in-form Teak to win Saturday's Betfred Cesarewitch at Newmarket.

    Saturday October 11 2014, 15:41 BST
    Teak (right) can add to his spoils this season in the Cesarewitch
  • That's the Way to do it!

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

    Friday October 3 2014, 16:08 BST
    Just A Way (right) is Simon's fancy for the Prix de l'Arc
  • Looking for a Hero

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's action and takes two against the field in the Cambridgeshire.

    Saturday September 27 2014, 15:55 BST
    Forgotten Hero can reward support in the Cambridgeshire
  • Simon Holt: The secret's Out

    Simon Holt previews today's action at Newmarket and he fancies Outstrip now he drops in class.

    Friday September 26 2014, 15:20 BST
    Outstrip: Can win at Newmarket today
  • Muthmir to press on in Portland

    Simon Holt previews Saturday's action at Doncaster and is backing Muthmir to land the Portland Handicap.

    Saturday September 13 2014, 15:55 BST
    Muthmir: Can return to winning ways in the Portland Handicap, according to Simon Holt
  • Estimate a Royal performance

    Simon Holt previews Friday's card at Doncaster and he's backing Estimate to win the feature race.

    Friday September 12 2014, 17:27 BST
    Estimate (centre): Worth backing at Doncaster