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: 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
  • Simon Holt: Raucous appeal

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews the action from Goodwood and Newmarket and thinks Raucous has a big shout.

    Saturday August 27 2016, 16:11 BST
    Raucous is fancied to claim Listed honours at Newmarket
  • Back Dettori to weave his magic

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt fancies Frankie Dettori to guide She Is No Lady to Ebor success on Saturday.

    Saturday August 20 2016, 15:56 BST
    She Is No Lady (near) can win the Ebor
  • Take Trip to stamp his class

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt fancies classy stayer Trip To Paris to deliver in Friday's Londsdale Cup at York.

    Friday August 19 2016, 15:36 BST
    Trip To Paris: Eye-catching run over shorter trip last time
  • Found fancied for Yorkshire Oaks

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt fancies Found to prove her class by winning Thursday's Darley Yorkshire Oaks.

    Thursday August 18 2016, 15:35 BST
    Found: Worth backing to win the feature
  • Simon Holt: Wings to take flight

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews day one of the Ebor Festival, with Wings Of Desire the big-race fancy.

    Wednesday August 17 2016, 15:37 BST
    Wings Of Desire (right): Likes York and still has improvement in him
  • Simon Holt: Bow an arrow

    Simon Holt picks out his best bets on Saturday and is finding it hard to look past Orion's Bow in the Great St Wilfrid at Ripon.

    Friday August 12 2016, 11:05 BST
    Orion's Bow: Hard to beat in the Great St Wilfrid
  • Simon Holt: Take 'that at Ascot

    Channel 4 Racing Commentator Simon Holt picks out his best bets for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot on Saturday.

    Saturday August 6 2016, 10:46 BST
    Muhadathat (far side) posted an eyecatching run at Goodwood
  • Simon Holt: On the Ridge

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt has had a great week at Goodwood and he's tackling the Stewards' Cup with Ridge Ranger.

    Saturday July 30 2016, 16:02 BST
    Ridge Ranger: Setwards' Cup hopeful
  • Franklin D earns confident vote

    Simon Holt has been among the winners already this week and has two confident tips for day four at Glorious Goodwood.

    Friday July 29 2016, 15:35 BST
    Franklin D (left) is well-handicapped, well-drawn and well-fancied
  • Simon Holt: Orange to crush rivals

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews day three of Glorious Goodwood with Big Orange fancied in the feature.

    Thursday July 28 2016, 15:09 BST
    Big Orange: Goes for another Goodwood Cup
  • Simon Holt: Go for So shock

    After two winners on day one of Glorious Goodwood, Channel 4 Racing's Simon Holt is predicting a shock in the feature on day two.

    Wednesday July 27 2016, 15:27 BST
    So Beloved: Big price at 33/1
  • Simon Holt: Top Connection

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt picks out his best bets for the opening day's racing from Glorious Goodwood.

    Tuesday July 26 2016, 15:33 BST
    James McDonald takes the ride on Dutch Connection
  • Desire to deliver in King George

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt tips Wings Of Desire to come out on top in the King George at Ascot on Saturday.

    Saturday July 23 2016, 16:24 BST
    Wings Of Desire (left) can land the King George at Ascot
  • Malik to Hack up at Newbury

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's action at Newbury and Newmarket.

    Saturday July 16 2016, 16:16 BST
    Ibn Malik: Drops back in trip