Man On The Spot

  • Last Updated: September 29 2014, 14:23 BST

Our man of mystery keeps tabs on the racing
Our man of mystery keeps tabs on the racing

Name: Man On The Spot

Specialist sports: Horse racing

Notable success: Regularly has five or more winners on the big meetings; nailed the Cambridgeshire winner recently - although stakes aren't recommended in his verdicts.

Profile: Our racing man of mystery, who dates back to the days of The Sporting Life newspaper, knows the scene like the back of his hand. He uses that knowledge to bring you succinct race-by-race previews on a daily basis - they appear on the bottom of all the sportinglife.com racecards. His feature previews of the all big meetings and race days can be found in the Betting Zone.

  • Take Cover in the Temple

    Man On The Spot previews Saturday's live Channel Four races from Goodwood, Haydock and the Curragh.

    Saturday May 23 2015, 15:29 BST
    Take Cover can win the Temple Stakes
  • Dusky Queen to delight Fahey

    Man On The Spot previews day three of the Dante Festival at York, featuring the Betway Yorkshire Cup.

    Friday May 15 2015, 16:50 BST
    Dusky Queen can follow up this win from last season
  • Man On The Spot's tips

    Man On The Spot previews day two of the Dante Festival at York, featuring the Betfred Dante Stakes.

    Thursday May 14 2015, 17:04 BST
    Elm Park: Can land the Dante
  • Mass appeal in York opener

    Man On The Spot provides a race-by-race guide to the first day of York's Dante Festival.

    Wednesday May 13 2015, 17:36 BST
    Mass Rally: Worth backing in the opener
  • Muhaarar a French fancy

    Man On The Spot previews all the group action from Leopardstown and Longchamp on Sunday, featuring the French Guineas.

    Sunday May 10 2015, 15:17 BST
    Muhaarar: Fancied for the French Guineas
  • Make it Marlowe at Lingfield

    There are eight live races from three tracks on Channel 4 Racing on Saturday and Man On The Spot has all the action covered.

    Saturday May 9 2015, 15:26 BST
    Christophermarlowe can retain his unbeaten record
  • Hans up for Chester contest

    Man On The Spot previews the second day of Chester's May Festival with Aidan O'Brien fancied to land the Chester Vase.

    Thursday May 7 2015, 17:29 BST
    Aidan O'Brien can win another Chester Vase with Hans Holbein
  • Get set for a Moore Masterpiece

    Man On The Spot previews the first day of Chester's May Festival with Ryan Moore expected to win aboard Dutch Masterpiece.

    Wednesday May 6 2015, 21:41 BST
    Ryan Moore: Fancied to guide home a winner for his father Gary
  • Fabulous Fintry can blossom

    Man On The Spot previews the six races from Hamilton, Newmarket and Salisbury that will be shown live on Channel 4 Racing.

    Saturday May 2 2015, 12:52 BST
    Fintry can strike for Andre Fabre
  • To the Palace and Step on it

    Man On The Spot previews all four Newmarket races to be shown live on Channel 4 Racing on QIPCO 2000 Guineas day.

    Saturday May 2 2015, 15:27 BST
    Stepper Point can win the Palace House Stakes
  • Uranna winner at Punchestown!

    Man On The Spot previews the action from the third day of the Punchestown Festival, including the World Series Hurdle.

    Thursday April 30 2015, 20:08 BST
    Uranna can collect for Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins
  • Get set for a Champagne moment

    Man On The Spot previews day one of the Punchestown Festival, which is expected to be dominated by Willie Mullins.

    Tuesday April 28 2015, 17:57 BST
    Champagne Fever: Can win for Mullins and Walsh
  • It's a Wonderful world!

    Man On The Spot previews the races from Sandown, Ripon and Haydock that will be shown live by Channel 4 Racing on Saturday.

    Saturday April 25 2015, 15:40 BST
    Wonderful Charm (l) can win the feature at Sandown
  • Ivawood primed for Greenham

    Our Man On The Spot previews Saturday's televised Channel 4 action from Newbury and Ayr.

    Saturday April 18 2015, 15:09 BST
    Ivawood can land Saturday's Greenham Stakes at Newbury
  • Emirates Airline 'A Sure Thing'

    Man On The Spot previews Thursday afternoon's Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes card at Newmarket.

    Thursday April 16 2015, 17:25 BST
    Goldolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor can land the last
  • Cox colt Ticks The Boxes

    Man On The Spot previews this afternoon's Nell Gwyn card at Newmarket with Ticks The Boxes his best bet.

    Wednesday April 15 2015, 17:30 BST
    Clive Cox: Trains Man On The Spot's best bet at Newmarket
  • Portrait to make National frame

    Man On The Spot previews every race on the Crabbie's Grand National card at Aintree on Saturday.

    Saturday April 11 2015, 16:10 BST
    Parlour Games (l): Can win the opener
  • Ruby to steal the show

    Man On The Spot previews every race at Aintree on day one of the Crabbie's Grand National meeting.

    Thursday April 9 2015, 16:44 BST
    Rock on Ruby: Can go one better in the Aintree Hurdle
  • Virak to land Haydock pot

    Man On The Spot previews Saturday's Channel 4 TV action from Kempton and Haydock.

    Saturday April 4 2015, 16:34 BST
    Virak: Can win at Haydock
  • Anglophile has great claims

    Man On The Spot previews the All-Weather Championships Finals Day from Lingfield and provides a selection for every race.

    Friday April 3 2015, 16:44 BST
    Anglophile can claim the last at Lingfield