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.

  • GM to provide food for thought

    Man On The Spot previews all the races from Newmarket on the second day of the Cambridgeshire meeting.

    Friday September 26 2014, 17:09 BST
    GM Hopkins can land the Silver Cambridgeshire
  • Officer backed to boss proceedings

    Man On The Spot provides a selection for every race on day one of the Cambridgeshire meeting at Newmarket.

    Thursday September 25 2014, 18:16 BST
    Flying Officer: Looks well up to landing Newmarket's stamina test
  • Stars to shine brightly

    Man On The Spot provides an unmissable guide to Saturday's eight televised races from Newbury and Ayr.

    Saturday September 20 2014, 15:49 BST
    Sennockian Star (front): Can go in again at Ayr
  • Treve to shine on trials day

    Man On The Spot previews the Arc trials and all the other top-class action from Longchamp today.

    Sunday September 14 2014, 17:30 BST
    Treve: Can bounce back to winning form at Longchamp today
  • Back smart Alex in Leger

    Man On The Spot previews Saturday's Channel 4 TV races from Doncaster and Chester, including the Ladbrokes St Leger.

    Saturday September 13 2014, 15:56 BST
    Alex My Boy (blue silks): Can go well in the Leger
  • Seal the deal at Donny

    Man On The Spot previews every race from day two of Doncaster's St Leger meeting featuring the Park Hill Stakes.

    Wednesday September 10 2014, 14:24 BST
    Seal Of Approval: Can win at Doncaster
  • G Force to put rivals in a spin

    Man On The Spot previews Channel 4's live action from Ascot, Haydock Park and Kempton Park.

    Saturday September 6 2014, 16:15 BST
    G Force is Man On The Spot's fancy for the feature
  • Prosper with Ocean Tempest

    Man On The Spot previews Saturday's Channel 4 action with Ocean Tempest worth backing on his return to handicap company.

    Friday August 29 2014, 15:31 BST
    Ocean Tempest: Fancied to make the most of a drop in grade
  • Stoute to have Bragging rights

    Man On The Spot previews every race on day two of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York.

    Saturday August 23 2014, 10:10 BST
    Sir Michael Stoute: Trains Russian Realm and Bragging
  • Captain can lift the Doom

    Man On The Spot previews Saturday's live Channel 4 action from both Goodwood and York.

    Saturday August 23 2014, 15:51 BST
    Captain Cat can land the Celebration at Goodwood
  • Nun better than Shea Shea

    Man On The Spot previews every race on day three of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York.

    Friday August 22 2014, 15:30 BST
    Shea Shea is fancied to land the Nunthorpe
  • Take the Gambol at York

    Man On The Spot provides a race-by-race guide to the first day of York's Ebor Festival with Gambol among his fancies.

    Wednesday August 20 2014, 16:47 BST
    Paul Hanagan: Can win aboard Gambol
  • Look to a boy named 'su

    Man On The Spot previews all of Saturday's races from Newbury, Newmarket and Ripon that will be shown live on Channel 4.

    Saturday August 16 2014, 15:26 BST
    Tatlisu is fancied to win the Great St Wilfrid
  • Seeking Magic in the Stewards'

    Man On The Spot provides a guide to Saturday's card at Goodwood plus two races from Newmarket which are live on Channel 4.

    Saturday August 2 2014, 17:30 BST
    Seeking Magic (right): Fancied for the feature
  • Royal gets Seal of approval

    Man On The Spot provides a race-by-race guide to Thursday's card at Glorious Goodwood.

    Thursday July 31 2014, 17:21 BST
    Royal Seal (centre): Can return to winning ways
  • Observational one to watch

    Man On The Spot previews all seven races on day two of Glorious Goodwood.

    Tuesday July 29 2014, 16:36 BST
    Observational: Can win at Goodwood again
  • Beacon stands out

    Our Man On The Spot previews all the action on the opening day of Glorious Goodwood.

    Tuesday July 29 2014, 17:29 BST
    Beacon can hit the target ion the Molecomb Stakes
  • Hitch can claim Sky Bet Dash

    Man On The Spot previews the races from Ascot and York that will be shown live on Channel 4 on Saturday.

    Saturday July 26 2014, 15:52 BST
    Hitchens can land the ultra-competitive Sky Bet Dash
  • Al be back

    Man On The Spot provides a guide to all eight races being shown live on Channel 4 Racing this Saturday afternoon.

    Friday July 18 2014, 17:15 BST
    Al Kazeem can make a triumphant return, according to Man On The Spot
  • Take Slade to Power to victory

    Man On The Spot provides a guide to all 10 races being shown live on Channel 4 Racing this Saturday afternoon.

    Friday July 11 2014, 14:56 BST
    Slade Power (right): Fancied to land another top sprint prize