Man On The Spot

  • Last Updated: October 4 2016, 11:08 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 winners during the big Festival meetings and rounded off Arc day with a winner thanks to Limato 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.

  • Man On The Spot: Make it Maurice

    Man On The Spot previews the four Longines Hong Kong International Races from Sha Tin on Sunday morning.

    Friday December 9 2016, 11:17 GMT
    Maurice and Ryan Moore can win the feature
  • Man On The Spot: Score with Maul

    Man On The Spot previews the opening day of the International meeting at Cheltenham on Friday.

    Thursday December 8 2016, 15:56 GMT
    Rolling Maul (r) can win the Citipost Handicap Hurdle
  • Man On The Spot: Toi story

    Man On The Spot previews Sunday's excellent card at Fairyhouse, featuring three Grade Ones, with A Toi Phil well fancied.

    Sunday December 4 2016, 14:28 GMT
    A Toi Phil is the Drinmore selection
  • Man On The Spot: Red letter day!

    Man On The Spot previews Saturday's bumper afternoon of live action from Newbury and Newcastle on Channel 4 Racing

    Saturday November 26 2016, 15:05 GMT
    Definitely Red (right) can win the Rehearsal Chase
  • Man On The Spot: Van can deliver

    Resident tipster Man On The Spot previews Saturday's live Channel 4 Racing action from Ascot and Haydock Park.

    Saturday November 19 2016, 14:43 GMT
    Vaniteux can make a winning return to action
  • Man On The Spot: King for Sunday

    Man On The Spot previews Sunday's quality action at Cheltenham, featuring the StanJames.com Greatwood Hurdle.

    Sunday November 13 2016, 15:29 GMT
    Tom George saddles the nap selection
  • Man On The Spot: Going for a Song

    Resident tipster Man On The Spot turns his attention to Friday night's Breeders' Cup action from Santa Anita.

    Friday November 4 2016, 22:38 GMT
    The action unfolds at Santa Anita
  • Man On The Spot: A Good wager

    Resident tipster Man On The Spot previews the live Channel 4 Racing action from both Ascot and Wetherby on Saturday.

    Saturday October 29 2016, 15:26 BST
    Tom George, trainer of A Good Skin
  • Fox poised for winning return

    Man On the Spot previews the live Channel 4 action on Saturday from Doncaster, Newbury and Cheltenham.

    Saturday October 22 2016, 15:31 BST
    Fox Norton can score at Cheltenham on Saturday
  • Man On The Spot: French fancy

    Resident tipster Man On The Spot previews all six races from Ascot on Qipco British Champions Day.

    Friday October 14 2016, 13:01 BST
    Almanzor gets the thumbs up from Man On The Spot
  • Man On The Spot: Take the Michel

    Man On The Spot previews the live Channel 4 Racing from Newmarket and York and nominates St Michel in the Cesarewitch.

    Friday October 7 2016, 12:57 BST
    St Michel is Man On The Spot's fancy for the Cesarewitch
  • Get a flying start with Saunter

    Our resident tipster Man On The Spot previews the seven races from Newmarket and York to be shown live on Channel 4 Racing.

    Friday October 7 2016, 15:36 BST
    Saunter is taken to win the Old Rowley Cup
  • Man On The Spot: Trust in Angel

    Our resident tipster Man On The Spot previews the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe card from Chantilly on Sunday.

    Sunday October 2 2016, 16:22 BST
    Mecca's Angel is taken to land the Abbaye
  • Man On The Spot: Step to it

    Man On The Spot previews day two of Newmarket's Cambridgeshire meeting with Second Step among his selections.

    Friday September 23 2016, 16:44 BST
    Second Step
  • Man On The Spot: Don't oppose St

    Our resident tipster Man On The Spot previews the Group race action from Irish Champions Weekend and from Chantilly.

    Sunday September 11 2016, 16:55 BST
    Order Of St George can justify his short price in the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger
  • Man On The Spot: Qemah to star

    Man On The Spot previews Saturday's feature action from Leopardstown, including the Irish Champion Stakes.

    Saturday September 10 2016, 17:41 BST
    Qemah should be hard to beat in the Matron
  • Man On The Spot: Go for Gosden

    Man On The Spot previews Saturday's televised racing from Doncaster and Chester, with John Gosden set for a good day.

    Saturday September 10 2016, 15:22 BST
    John Gosden: Number of fascinating runners on Saturday
  • Man On The Spot: Get on!

    Man On The Spot previews day three of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster and is keen on Get Knotted in the last.

    Saturday September 10 2016, 18:37 BST
    Nemoralia can follow up her impressive win at York
  • Man On The Spot: Logan to peak

    Man On The Spot previews day one of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster.

    Wednesday September 7 2016, 18:04 BST
    Mount Logan is fancied on day one of the St Leger Festival
  • Clean up with Sweeping Up

    Resident tipster Man On The Spot guides us through the eight races to be shown live on Channel 4 Racing on Saturday.

    Saturday August 27 2016, 16:12 BST
    Sweeping Up can win the March Stakes at Goodwood