Simon Holt

  • Last Updated: October 4 2016, 10:20 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: Simon is one of the country's top race callers and is a pretty shrewd judge too when it comes to his tipping with Found his latest big-race winning selection in the Arc de Tromphe at Chantilly. He has enjoyed a tremendous summer in 2016 with numerous winners pinpointed at Royal Ascot, Newmarket and Glorious Goodwood. 

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: Punters' friend

    Top commentator Simon Holt previews the action from Haydock where L'Ami Serge is fancied to make the most of conditions.

    Saturday January 21 2017, 15:07 GMT
    L'Ami Serge (r) can make the most of the weight he receives
  • Simon Holt: Calling Shotgun

    Shotgun Paddy is Simon Holt's tip for the Classic Chase at Warwick but who is the top commentator with in the Lanzarote?

    Saturday January 14 2017, 16:46 GMT
    Shotgun Paddy can reward each-way support at Warwick
  • Simon Holt: The Reel deal

    Simon Holt picks out his best bets for Saturday's card at Sandown and sides with a potentially well handicapped runner.

    Saturday January 7 2017, 15:33 GMT
    Loose Chips can be a devil to pass when on song.
  • Simon Holt: Order of the day

    Simon Holt previews the feature action at Cheltenham on Sunday, with Call To Order fancied to defy a rise in the weights.

    Sunday January 1 2017, 14:22 GMT
    Call To Order can go in again
  • Skelton's Welsh wonder to score

    Simon Holt is backing Dan Skelton to plunder another decent prize on Saturday as he previews the action at Newbury.

    Tuesday January 3 2017, 10:38 GMT
    Trainer Dan Skelton can saddle another decent winner
  • Simon Holt: The Special one

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews the pick of Tuesday's action and has a selection at Chepstow and Kempton.

    Tuesday December 27 2016, 15:15 GMT
    Special Tiara (r) can get the better of Sire De Grugy (l)
  • Amore can be a Kauto star

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt has a couple of fancies for the big Boxing Day card at Kempton Park.

    Monday December 26 2016, 15:50 GMT
    Richard Johnson takes the ride at Kempton on Amore Alato
  • Simon Holt: Use your Ed

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt is backing Eduard as he previews Saturday's principal action at Ascot.

    Friday December 16 2016, 15:30 GMT
    Eduard: Strong contender back in handicap company at Ascot
  • Simon Holt: Start the Van

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt is backing Vaniteux as he previews Saturday's action at Cheltenham.

    Saturday December 10 2016, 13:45 GMT
    Vaniteux can improve from his seasonal return and win at Cheltenham
  • Simon Holt: Temple of zoom

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt has two selections for the first day of The International at Cheltenham on Friday.

    Friday December 9 2016, 14:44 GMT
    Templeross could be hard to pass up the Cheltenham hill
  • Simon Holt: Own up at Sandown

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt has two selections for Saturday, including God's Own in the Tingle Creek Chase.

    Saturday December 3 2016, 15:06 GMT
    God's Own can capitalise on his race-fitness
  • Simon Holt: Smad the pick

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt has two selections for Newbury's Hennessy Gold Cup card on Saturday.

    Saturday November 26 2016, 15:06 GMT
    Smad Place can defend his Hennessy crown
  • Simon Holt: Card can deliver

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt focuses on Saturday's action from Haydock in this week's preview and has two bets.

    Saturday November 19 2016, 14:42 GMT
    Paddy Brennan and Cue Card can claim the Betfair Chase
  • Simon Holt: Leon to prove a hit

    Channel 4 comnmentator Simon Holt is backing Leoncavallo to win Sunday's StanJames.com Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham.

    Sunday November 13 2016, 15:38 GMT
    Leoncavallo (right) can go well in the Greatwood
  • Simon Holt: That'll do for me

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt nominates his best bets for the second day of The Open from Cheltenham.

    Saturday November 12 2016, 14:26 GMT
    Former World Hurdle winner can take BetVictor Gold Cup glory
  • Simon Holt: Bad advice!

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt nominates his best bets for the opening day of The Open from Cheltenham.

    Friday November 11 2016, 14:43 GMT
    Baden (l) highlights his potential at Punchestown
  • Simon Holt: Master plan

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt is backing The Young Master to win Saturday's Badger Ales Trophy at Wincanton.

    Saturday November 5 2016, 15:08 GMT
    The Young Master (left) can win the Badger Ales Trophy
  • Simon Holt: Super Saphir

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews the pick of Saturday's action and heads to Ascot for his best bets.

    Saturday October 29 2016, 15:33 BST
    Saphir Du Rheu is eye-catchingly well handicapped
  • A right Rivet-ing read!

    Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt is keen on the chances of Rivet in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday.

    Friday October 21 2016, 12:03 BST
    Rivet (nearside) can land the Racing :Post Trophy at Doncaster
  • Simon Holt: Be Lucky!

    Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt previews British Champions Day at Ascot and picks out his best bets on the card.

    Friday October 14 2016, 14:43 BST
    Third Time Lucky looks ready to regain the winning thread