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.

  • 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
  • A Persuasive case at Sandown

    Man On The Spot previews the televised action on day four of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival plus three from Sandown.

    Saturday August 20 2016, 15:54 BST
    Persuasive can keep up her winning streak
  • Banksea looks a picture

    Man On The Spot previews day three of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, including strong fancy Nemoralia.

    Friday August 19 2016, 17:14 BST
    Nemoralia: Classy filly who will relish the fast ground at York
  • Must-bet material!

    Man On The Spot previews day two of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, featuring the Sky Bet Lowther Stakes.

    Thursday August 18 2016, 19:46 BST
    Mustashry: Worth backing in the Clipper Logistics Stakes
  • Sweet Selection on day one

    Man On The Spot previews day one of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, featuring the Juddmonte International.

    Wednesday August 17 2016, 17:42 BST
    Ryan Moore riding Sweet Selection (r) at Newbury
  • Man On The Spot: Go for Home

    Our resident tipster Man On The Spot previews the eight races that will be shown live on Channel 4 Racing on Saturday.

    Saturday August 13 2016, 15:55 BST
    Home Of The Brave can land the Hungerford Stakes
  • Architecture has solid foundations

    Man On The Spot previews the Group One action from the Curragh, Deauville and Dusseldorf on Sunday.

    Sunday August 7 2016, 16:06 BST
    Architecture: Can win in Germany
  • Man On The Spot: TV guide

    Man On The Spot previews all six races from the Shergar Cup plus the televised action from Haydock and Newmarket.

    Saturday August 6 2016, 10:46 BST
    Jockey  Hayley Turner is back in action at the Shergar Cup
  • Man On The Spot: Time for Toofi

    Man On The Spot previews Saturday's Channel 4 televised action at Goodwood and Newmarket.

    Saturday July 30 2016, 16:02 BST
    Toofi (right): Fancied for the Stewards' Cup
  • Man On The Spot: Go Gurkha!

    Man On The Spot previews day two of Glorious Goodwood and The Gurkha can turn around Royal Ascot form with Galileo Gold.

    Wednesday July 27 2016, 18:52 BST
    The Gurkha (right): Fancied in the Sussex
  • Man On The Spot: Summer high

    Resident tipster Man On The Spot runs through the card for the opening day's action from Glorious Goodwood on Tuesday.

    Tuesday July 26 2016, 17:30 BST
    Qewy (r) is fancied to take the Summer Stakes
  • Time to pass York Test

    Our Man On The Spot previews Saturday afternoon's terrestrially televised races from Ascot and York.

    Saturday July 23 2016, 16:10 BST
    Time Test looks to have ideal conditions on the Knavesmire
  • Time for some Quiet Reflection

    Our Man On The Spot previews day three of the Moet & Chandon July Festival meeting at Newmarket.

    Saturday July 9 2016, 17:06 BST
    Quiet Reflection can add to her tally in the Darley July Cup
  • Say Boo at the July Meeting

    Our Man On The Spot previews day one of the Moet & Chandon July Festival meeting at Newmarket.

    Thursday July 7 2016, 18:44 BST
    Mehmas (purple cap) has the form to land the July Stakes