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.

  • 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
  • Make it Hot at Haydock

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

    Saturday May 23 2015, 18:02 BST
    Hot Streak can repeat last year's success
  • It can be Night's day at Newbury

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews the pick of Saturday's action from Newbury, including the Lockinge Stakes.

    Friday May 15 2015, 10:55 BST
    Night of Thunder (r) can stamp his class on the Lockinge
  • Snow appeals in Yorkshire Cup

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews the pick of the action at York on the third day of the Dante Meeting.

    Friday May 15 2015, 15:14 BST
    Snow Sky can claim the Yorkshire Cup
  • Jump in with Jack

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews day two of York's Dante Festival with Jack Hobbs his fancy in the feature.

    Thursday May 14 2015, 15:28 BST
    Ribbons (front) can go close in the Middleton
  • All Together in the Musidora

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt is backing Together Forever to land the Musidora on day one of York's Dante Festival.

    Wednesday May 13 2015, 15:30 BST
    Together Forever and Joseph O'Brien win the Dubai Fillies' Mile
  • Ed gets the vote in Victoria

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's feature races and expects Ed Dunlop to cap a good week in style.

    Saturday May 9 2015, 15:41 BST
    Ed Dunlop can claim the Victoria Cup with the progressive Zarwaan (l)
  • Angel Gabrial looks heaven sent

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt fancies Angel Gabriel to win the Betway Chester Cup on Wednesday.

    Tuesday May 5 2015, 10:40 BST
    Angel Gabrial: Can win the Chester Cup
  • Lucid selection in the Guineas

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews the QIPCO 1000 Guineas card from Newmarket on Sunday.

    Saturday May 2 2015, 12:25 BST
    Lucida (centre, blue cap) can land the 1000 Guineas
  • Hannon duo worth Guineas support

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt is backing two of Richard Hannon's runners in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas.

    Saturday May 2 2015, 15:31 BST
    Estidhkaar: Fancied to win the QIPCO 2000 Guineas
  • Ensure a Grand return at Sandown

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews the final day of the NH season at Sandown and picks out his best bets on the card.

    Saturday April 25 2015, 15:45 BST
    Grand Jesture can land the feature at Sandown
  • Power can hit Sandown Mile high

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews the pick of the action from a top-class card at Sandown on Friday.

    Friday April 24 2015, 14:32 BST
    Shifting Power (C, purple) can land the Mile at Sandown