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.

  • Volnay's one for the house

    Man On The Spot previews Saturday's live Channel 4 races from the meetings at Cheltenham and Doncaster.

    Saturday December 13 2014, 15:47 GMT
    Volnay De Thaix is Man On The Spot's fancy for the Relkeel
  • Fill your boots at Aintree!

    Man On The Spot previews all Saturday's races from Aintree and Sandown that will be shown live on Channel 4.

    Saturday December 6 2014, 08:21 GMT
    Ma Filleule gets Man On The Spot's vote
  • Buff up for Broadway Rehearsal

    Man On The Spot previews all of Saturday's live Channel 4 races from Newcastle and Newbury.

    Saturday November 29 2014, 14:52 GMT
    Broadway Buffalo (l) can claim the Rehearsal Chase
  • Katkeau can get the cream

    Man On The Spot previews all of Channel 4's live races from Ascot and Haydock, including the feature Betfair Chase.

    Saturday November 22 2014, 15:05 GMT
    Katkeau (left)  can beat Big Easy again
  • Victoire could be Great

    Man On The Spot previews Channel 4's live races encompassing Cheltenham, Fontwell and Punchestown.

    Saturday November 15 2014, 11:25 GMT
    Garde La Victoire is taken to win the Greatwood
  • Pick The Package for Pipe

    Our Man On The Spot previews all Saturday's action on terrestrial TV from Cheltenham and Wetherby.

    Saturday November 15 2014, 14:25 GMT
    The Package can strike for David Pipe in the staying handicap chase
  • Balthazar can be King

    Man On The Spot previews all of the action from the opening day of The Open at Cheltenham.

    Friday November 14 2014, 15:39 GMT
    Balthazar King can land the Cross Country again
  • Take the Hint and back Mint

    Man On The Spot previews Saturday's Channel 4 action from Doncaster and Wincanton.

    Saturday November 8 2014, 15:22 GMT
    Hint Of Mint can win at Wincanton
  • Don't get Cross, get Medinas

    From Ascot to Down Royal and Wetherby, Man On The Spot has all the live Channel 4 action on Saturday covered.

    Saturday November 1 2014, 15:39 GMT
    Medinas (r) can get the better of At Fishers Cross
  • Uxizandre looks an Aintree ace

    Man On The Spot previews Saturday's races on terrestrial television from Doncaster, Newbury and Aintree.

    Friday October 24 2014, 15:44 BST
    Uxizandre: Fancied to win the Old Roan Chase
  • Cirrus can turn silver to gold

    Our Man On The Spot previews all of the races from Ascot on QIPCO British Champions Day.

    Saturday October 18 2014, 16:46 BST
    Cirrus Des Aigles can win the Champion Stakes
  • Pilot gets the verdict

    Man On The Spot previews all of the action from Dubai Future Champions Day at Newmarket on Friday.

    Friday October 17 2014, 17:22 BST
    Air Pilot can win the closing Darley Stakes
  • Empire to strike back

    Our Man On The Spot previews Saturday's televised action from Newmarket and York.

    Saturday October 11 2014, 15:42 BST
    Future Empire (blue) can land the opener at HQ
  • Nothing anodyne about Anodin

    Man On The Spot previews the feature action from Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe card at Longchamp.

    Saturday October 4 2014, 14:04 BST
    Anodin (white cap) can win the Foret
  • France can rule in Bahrain

    Man On The Spot previews all nine races that will be shown live on Channel 4 on Saturday.

    Saturday October 4 2014, 15:34 BST
    Miss France can make a successful return to Newmarket
  • 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