Simon Holt

  • Last Updated: July 6 2013, 11:51 BST

Name: Simon Holt

York Glory wins the Wokingham - and lands a 22/1 touch
York Glory wins the Wokingham - and lands a 22/1 touch

Specialist sports: Horse racing

Notable success: York Glory 22/1 in the Wokingham, Quentin Collonges 18/1 in the bet365 Gold Cup, Farrh 5/1 in the Lockinge, Barizan 20/1 at Haydock, Bobs Worth 4/1 in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

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.

  • There's only one Winner

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's feature action from both Ayr and Newbury.

    Saturday April 12 2014, 15:48 BST
    Sam Winner: Can land the Scottish Grand National
  • Take a Chance in the National

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt takes two against the field in the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree on Saturday.

    Saturday April 5 2014, 16:21 BST
    Chance Du Roy: Worth a bet in the National
  • Module makes Melling appeal

    Simon Holt previews day two of Aintree and he fancies Module to go well in the Melling Case.

    Friday April 4 2014, 16:13 BST
    Module: Melling Chase tip
  • First Lieutenant for Aintree repeat

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews day one of the Crabbie's Grand National meeting and is keen on First Lieutenant.

    Thursday April 3 2014, 16:54 BST
    First Lieutenant: Can win the Betfred Bowl again
  • Levitate to rise to the challenge

    Simon Holt previews Saturday's William Hill Lincoln card at Doncaster and fancies Levitate to win the feature.

    Saturday March 29 2014, 15:53 GMT
    Levitate (centre): Can win the Lincoln again
  • Let's go Loco - again!

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt joins us to preview Saturday's feature action at Lingfield, which includes the Winter Derby.

    Friday March 21 2014, 13:16 GMT
    Premio Loco (centre left) can reprise his 2012 success
  • Still time for Sun to shine

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt retains the faith with Sun Cloud in the Betfred Midlands Grand National on Saturday.

    Saturday March 15 2014, 15:41 GMT
    Malcolm Jefferson can land the big race at Uttoxeter
  • Conan looks a Champion wager

    Simon Holt previews the action on day two of the Cheltenham Festival and is prepared to take on Sire De Grugy.

    Wednesday March 12 2014, 16:05 GMT
    Captain Conan: Can prove an able deputy for the absent Sprinter Sacre
  • Worth a few Bob

    Our expert columnist Simon Holt can't see past Bobs Worth when it comes to Friday's Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.

    Friday March 14 2014, 15:33 GMT
    Bobs Worth: Bidding for a repeat win in the Gold Cup
  • My Tent set for Champion joy

    Simon Holt previews the action on day one of the Cheltenham Festival and expects to see a new Champion Hurdler crowned.

    Tuesday March 11 2014, 15:17 GMT
    My Tent Or Yours: Can win Tuesday's feature race
  • Nicholls' Imperial runner looks mint

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

    Saturday March 8 2014, 15:14 GMT
    Paul Nicholls: Can enjoy a pre-Cheltenham boost
  • Back Carruthers to raise the roof

    Simon Holt previews Saturday's feature action at Newbury and fancies Carruthers to prove a popular winner.

    Saturday March 1 2014, 14:57 GMT
    Carruthers can go in under Nico de Boinville
  • Witness holds key to Kempton test

    Simon Holt previews Saturday's racing and fancies Ardkilly Witness to win the BetBright Handicap Chase at Kempton.

    Saturday February 22 2014, 15:47 GMT
    Ardkilly Witness (far side) looks set to run a big race at Kempton
  • Merry McCoy can be Haydock King

    Simon Holt is relying on AP McCoy to guide Merry King to victory in Saturday's Betfred Grand National Trial at Haydock.

    Friday February 14 2014, 10:06 GMT
    AP McCoy: Rides Merry King for Jonjo O'Neill
  • Pipe pair appeal in Betfair

    Simon Holt previews the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday and he fancies David Pipe to have a good day.

    Saturday February 8 2014, 15:41 GMT
    David Pipe: Strong hand in the Betfair Hurdle
  • Mountainous a Welsh wonder

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews the feature action from Sandown and Ffos Las on Saturday.

    Saturday February 1 2014, 15:38 GMT
    Mountainous (right): Can star in Wales again
  • Gullinbursti can hit the straps

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt returns with his first selections of 2014 as he previews Cheltenham and Doncaster.

    Friday January 24 2014, 11:35 GMT
    Gullinbursti: Could be well handicapped if the tongue strap works
  • Trust pair of Champs

    Simon Holt previews Saturday's feature action from Chepstow and Leopardstown.

    Saturday December 28 2013, 15:06 GMT
    Tour Des Champs: Fancied to win the Welsh National
  • Dynaste to come of age

    Simon Holt previews Boxing Day's action from Kempton including the Christmas Hurdle and King George.

    Thursday December 26 2013, 15:14 GMT
    Dynaste: Can win the King George
  • Cross on comeback trail

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt previews the pick of Saturday's racing, including the Ladbroke Hurdle at Ascot

    Saturday December 21 2013, 15:43 GMT
    At Fishers Cross: Aims to get back into World Hurdle hunt