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.

  • Go Above N Beyond at Chester

    Our resident tipster Man On The Spot previews Thursday's four races from Chester to be shown live on Channel 4 Racing.

    Thursday May 5 2016, 15:53 BST
    Runners contest the finish in last season's Huxley Stakes
  • Chester's winning Spirit!

    Our resident tipster Man On The Spot previews Wednesday's four races from Chester to be shown live on Channel 4 Racing.

    Wednesday May 4 2016, 15:37 BST
    Blythe Spirit (centre) can gain another success at Chester
  • Flash Jack holds the aces

    Man On The Spot previews Saturday's action on Channel 4, including four races from Newmarket and two from Goodwood.

    Saturday April 30 2016, 15:01 BST
    Jack Hobbs should be too good in the Jockey Club
  • Take up Punchestown Invitation

    Man On The Spot picks out his best bets from day three at Punchestown and likes Invitation Only in the final race.

    Thursday April 28 2016, 19:54 BST
    Bless The Wings (r) can hit the target in the La Touche Cup
  • Super Ted looks the Veale deal

    Man On The Spot can't see past Cue Card on day two at Punchestown while he's keen on a return to form for Ted Veale.

    Wednesday April 27 2016, 09:35 BST
    Ted Veale can land another big prize for his shrewd connections
  • Another bumper Mullins payday

    Man On The Spot predicts a fine day for Willie Mullins as he provides a race-by-race guide to day one at Punchestown.

    Tuesday April 26 2016, 18:26 BST
    The brilliant Vautour should take all the beating
  • Man On The Spot: Sprinter too quick

    Man On The Spot previews Saturday's terrestrial TV action, with Sprinter Sacre hard to oppose in Sandown's Celebration Chase.

    Saturday April 23 2016, 16:12 BST
    Nico de Boinville can celebrate more success on Sprinter Sacre
  • Man On The Spot: Bel-lissimo!

    Man On The Spot returns to preview the quality action at Sandown on Friday, with Belardo the nap selection in the bet365 Mile.

    Friday April 22 2016, 17:17 BST
    Belardo: Fancied to follow up his comeback success
  • Man On The Spot: Going for Gold

    Man On The Spot likes Ultragold at Ayr on Saturday while he's backing Shotgun Paddy in the Scottish Grand National.

    Saturday April 16 2016, 16:14 BST
    Shotgun Paddy can land a deserved big-race win
  • Man On The Spot: Oscar winner

    Man On The Spot previews the Crabbie's Grand National plus the rest of Saturday's card at Aintree.

    Saturday April 9 2016, 17:00 BST
    Gallant Oscar: Can win the Grand National
  • Lion to roar in Mildmay

    Man On The Spot previews Friday's Aintree card featuring Vautour in the JLT Melling Chase.

    Friday April 8 2016, 15:59 BST
    Ryan Hatch celebrates after winning the RSA Chase on Blaklion
  • Man On The Spot: Dream start

    There are no fewer than nine races across Channel 4 and More 4 this Saturday. Man On The Spot takes a close look at all of them.

    Saturday April 2 2016, 16:12 BST
    Wesley Ward and Frankie Dettori can enjoy more success together
  • Man On The Spot: Living it up

    Man On The Spot brings you his race-by-race guide to Easter Monday's Irish Grand National meeting at Fairyhouse.

    Monday March 28 2016, 16:51 BST
    Living Next Door is fancied to take the Fairyhouse feature
  • Varian charge has them licked

    Man On The Spot previews all of the action from Friday's All-Weather Championships Finals Day card at Lingfield Park.

    Friday March 25 2016, 16:48 GMT
    Haalick can land the closing three-year-old mile championship
  • Kennedy can be a National hero

    Our resident tipster Man On The Spot previews all of Saturday's action to be shown live on Channel 4 Racing.

    Saturday March 19 2016, 15:57 GMT
    Will Kennedy (pictured) can enjoy a big-race win in the Midlands Grand National
  • 'Lando a touch in the Martin Pipe

    Our resident tipster Man On The Spot previews all of the action from the final day of the Cheltenham Festival.

    Friday March 18 2016, 17:13 GMT
    Qualando can secure his second win at the Cheltenham Festival
  • Silver set for Cheltenham gold

    Our resident tipster Man On The Spot previews all of the action from the third day of the Cheltenham Festival.

    Thursday March 17 2016, 18:19 GMT
    Trainer Ben Pauling can saddle the final winner on Thursday
  • New name set to emerge

    Our resident tipster Man On The Spot previews all of the action from the second day of the Cheltenham Festival.

    Wednesday March 16 2016, 17:16 GMT
    Josies Orders can bag another cross-country success
  • Kay can turn copper into gold

    Resident tipster Man On The Spot previews Saturday's live Channel 4 Racing action races from Sandown and Wolverhampton.

    Saturday March 12 2016, 14:53 GMT
    Copper Kay can win the Listed mares' bumper
  • Doctor's Blood is Grim choice

    There are eight live races on Channel 4 Racing on Saturday and our Man On The Spot has previewed all of the action.

    Saturday March 5 2016, 15:42 GMT
    Dr Richard Newland could be celebrating after the Grimthorpe