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.

  • Affaire appeals at Newbury

    Our resident tipster Man On The Spot runs us through the action from Newbury and Warwick that will be live on Channel 4.

    Friday February 12 2016, 15:39 GMT
    Harry Whittington can claim the Betfair Hurdle
  • Benefit from Leopardstown Fringe

    Our resident tipster Man On The Spot guides you through the top-class Irish Gold Cup card from Leopardstown on Saturday.

    Saturday February 6 2016, 15:46 GMT
    On The Fringe can have the last laugh at Leopardstown
  • Black can be a Sandown beauty

    Our resident tipster Man On The Spot previews the seven races to be shown live on Channel 4 Racing on Saturday.

    Saturday February 6 2016, 15:45 GMT
    Black Thunder can win the Masters Handicap at Sandown.
  • Man On The Spot: Go West!

    Man On The Spot previews Saturday's televised action from Cheltenham and Doncaster, including the Sky Bet Chase.

    Saturday January 30 2016, 15:13 GMT
    Champagne West (right) can win at Cheltenham
  • Man On The Spot: He's Sceaux good

    Channel 4 Racing comes from Ascot and Haydock on Saturday afternoon and Man On The Spot has previewed all of the action.

    Saturday January 23 2016, 15:01 GMT
    Un De Sceaux rates a strong fancy to win the Ascot feature
  • Get on the winning Trail

    Man On The Spot previews all eight races that are scheduled to be shown live on Channel 4 Racing on Saturday.

    Saturday January 9 2016, 15:09 GMT
    Otago Trail can follow up his Exeter win at Chepstow
  • All aboard the Ebony Express

    Man On The Spot previews all of Saturday's televised action with Ebony Express fancied to go close at Sandown.

    Saturday January 2 2016, 15:32 GMT
    Ebony Express seen winning at the track last season
  • Three can put them to the sword

    Man On The Spot provides an unmissable guide to Friday's televised racing from Cheltenham and Musselburgh.

    Friday January 1 2016, 15:22 GMT
    Three Musketeers can win the Dipper at Cheltenham
  • Pekan can nut City rivals

    Man On The Spot previews Sunday's live Channel 4 Racing action from both Kempton and Chelmsford.

    Sunday December 27 2015, 15:29 GMT
    Roger Varian, trainer of Chelmsford nap One Pekan
  • Don can be King of Kempton

    Man On The Spot previews the four races from Kempton to be shown live by Channel 4 Racing on Boxing Day.

    Saturday December 26 2015, 14:48 GMT
    Don Cossack can win the King George VI Chase
  • Give Peace a chance

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

    Saturday December 12 2015, 15:09 GMT
    Peace And Co can win the International Hurdle
  • Go for Gold at Cheltenham

    Man On The Spot previews the first day of Cheltenham's Caspian Caviar Gold Cup meeting, with Monbeg Gold among his fancies.

    Friday December 11 2015, 15:47 GMT
    Monbeg Gold: Worth backing to go in again
  • Don Poli to win the Lotto

    Man On The Spot previews Saturday's Channel 4 live races from Aintree and Sandown.

    Saturday December 5 2015, 14:08 GMT
    Don Poli: Can win at Aintree
  • Follow the Newbury Whisper

    Man On The Spot provides a race-by-race guide to Saturday's televised action from Newbury and Newcastle.

    Saturday November 28 2015, 14:27 GMT
    Whisper can make a winning return at Newbury
  • Williams to saddle TV double

    Man On The Spot is backing Venetia Williams to saddle a Channel 4 double on Saturday as he previews all the TV action.

    Saturday November 21 2015, 14:50 GMT
    Venetia Williams (left) can saddle a double at Haydock
  • Simply Ned to sink Sacre

    Man On the Spot previews the final day of The Open meeting at Cheltenham on Sunday.

    Sunday November 15 2015, 14:38 GMT
    Simply Ned can win at Cheltenham
  • Get set for Success

    Man On the Spot previews Saturday's live Channel 4 racing action from Cheltenham and Wetherby.

    Saturday November 14 2015, 14:27 GMT
    Sego Success can make a winning impact at Cheltenham
  • More Of That at Cheltenham

    Man On The Spot previews the opening day of The Open meeting at Cheltenham on Friday.

    Friday November 13 2015, 15:20 GMT
    More Of That: Chase debut at Cheltenham
  • Take Ten in November Handicap

    The Channel 4 Racing cameras are at Aintree, Doncaster and Wincanton and Man On The Spot has previewed the action.

    Saturday November 7 2015, 15:22 GMT
    Storm Force Ten can successfully revert to the Flat in the November Handicap
  • Miss France looks a stunner

    Man On The Spot runs the rule over Saturday's brilliant Breeders' Cup action, with Miss France taken to win the Filly & Mare Turf.

    Saturday October 31 2015, 19:20 GMT
    Miss France can land a blow for the Europeans