Man On The Spot

  • Last Updated: July 6 2013, 11:52 BST

Name: Man On The Spot

Man On The Spot: Racing guru
Man On The Spot: Racing guru

Specialist sports: Horse racing

Notable success: Regularly has five or more winners on the big meetings, 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.

  • 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
  • Lantern to light up Newmarket

    Man On The Spot previews Friday's card at Newmarket and fancies Sky Lantern to land the feature race for Richard Hannon.

    Friday July 11 2014, 14:48 BST
    Richard Hannon with Sky Lantern
  • Get Moore for your money

    Man On The Spot previews the first day of Newmarket's July Festival with Ryan Moore fancied to ride a double.

    Wednesday July 9 2014, 23:42 BST
    Ryan Moore and Sir Michael Stoute can team up successfully
  • My Seal Of Approval

    Man On The Spot previews Saturday's live Channel 4 racing from Sandown Park and Haydock Park.

    Friday July 4 2014, 11:19 BST
    Seal Of Approval gets Man On The Spot's vote at Haydock
  • Top Notch form points to Tonto

    Our expert Man On The Spot provides a race-by-race guide to Saturday's action on Channel 4 Racing.

    Saturday June 28 2014, 15:50 BST
    Top Notch Tonto: Backed to return to winning form
  • Ambivalent ready for repeat

    Man On The Spot previews Sunday's Group action in Europe, including the Grand Prix Saint-Cloud and the Pretty Polly.

    Saturday June 28 2014, 10:12 BST
    Ambivalent: Can win the Pretty Polly again
  • Astaire to take centre stage

    Man On The Spot's horse-by-horse guide to Saturday's card at Royal Ascot featuring the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

    Saturday June 21 2014, 17:35 BST
    Astaire (left): Could be the answer to the Diamond Jubilee Stakes
  • Take Flight in Britannia

    Man On The Spot previews day three of Royal Ascot featuring the Gold Cup.

    Wednesday June 18 2014, 11:52 BST
    Kieren Fallon and Saeed bin Suroor team up with Britannia fancy First Flight