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.

  • 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.

    Thursday July 28 2016, 14:26 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
  • Guest set for Bunbury boost

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews the final day of the July Festival at Newmarket.

    Saturday July 9 2016, 17:12 BST
    Heaven's Guest can enhance his record at the July Course
  • Amazing value on offer at HQ

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews the second day of the July Festival at Newmarket.

    Thursday July 7 2016, 13:05 BST
    Amazing Maria: Landed last year's Falmouth
  • Step lively at Newmarket

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews day one of the Moet & Chandon July Festival meeting at Newmarket.

    Thursday July 7 2016, 16:07 BST
    Second Step gets the vote up against The Grey Gatsby
  • Brando looks a Sandown star

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt makes Brando one of his best bets on Coral-Eclipse day at Sandown.

    Saturday July 2 2016, 14:29 BST
  • Simon Holt: Come on my Son!

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews the final day of action at Royal Ascot and is keen on Twilight Son.

    Saturday June 18 2016, 16:18 BST
    Twilight Son can win the Diamond Jubilee Stakes
  • Varian colt has all the right moves

    C4 commentator Simon Holt has enjoyed a profitable Royal Ascot so far and fancies Choreographer to oblige on Friday.

    Friday June 17 2016, 16:16 BST
    Choreographer ran well in the Dante behind Wings Of Desire
  • Simon Holt: Max bet in Gold Cup

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews day three of Royal Ascot and he's taking on the favourite in the Gold Cup.

    Thursday June 16 2016, 16:19 BST
    Max Dynamite: Simon's Gold Cup fancy
  • Simon Holt: Sing the Blues

    Simon Holt previews day two of Royal Ascot and he's banking on Godolphin having a good Wednesday.

    Wednesday June 15 2016, 16:49 BST
    Ribchester: Jersey Stakes bet
  • Simon Holt: Angel delight

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews day one of Royal Ascot and he fancies Mecca's Angel in the King's Stand Stakes.

    Tuesday June 14 2016, 16:27 BST
    Mecca's Angel (far right) can get the better of Profitable this time
  • Angel looks a gift from above

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt expects Easton Angel to prove too speedy for her rivals at Sandown on Saturday.

    Saturday June 11 2016, 15:40 BST
    Easton Angel seen winning at York last time
  • Simon Holt: Wings can take flight

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews Investec Derby day and expects the Dante form to come to the fore.

    Saturday June 4 2016, 16:18 BST
    Wings Of Desire (c, red) can land the Derby under Frankie Dettori
  • Arod set for Epsom repeat

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews day one of the Investec Deby meeting at predicts a repeat success for Arod.

    Friday June 3 2016, 14:48 BST
    Arod can follow up last year's win at Epsom
  • Simon Holt: Step to it!

    Simon Holt previews the pick of Friday's action and has selections at both York's Dante Festival and Newbury.

    Friday May 13 2016, 16:03 BST
    Second Step can win the Yorkshire Cup
  • Simon Holt: Lady and the champ

    Simon Holt previews day two of York's Dante Festival with Midterm fancied to ram home his Derby claims in the feature.

    Thursday May 12 2016, 15:26 BST
    Lady Of Dubai: Fancied in the Middleton