Sportsman Racing: Just Out Of Breath!

In this regular Monday segment, racing expert Scott Armstrong rounds up all the action of note from this weekend’s racing for SBC Blog readers.

This week Scott picks apart the action from Saturday’s Sprint Cup at Haydock including how his 7/1 each way shot fared in a photo finish. He also highlights some of the weekend’s other horses of note, including a juvenile requiring further and one to watch if upped in trip next time out. Continue reading

Sportsman Racing: Bated Breath at Haydock

Welcome to our latest column from Scott Armstrong of The Sportsman tipster service.

Each Friday, Scott will be provide us with a rundown of all the best weekend racing action – all the key  horses to follow and those to oppose. You can also find a recap from him each Monday on the SBC Blog with his reaction to the weekend’s events. Thorough, frank and not afraid to take a contrary view Scott Armstrong is a racing man whose opinion you can’t afford to be without.

Flush from his 12/1 winner Mehdi last Saturday, This week Scott has turned his attention to the Sprint Cup at Haydock, where he picks apart each of the main contenders and highlights a 7/1 shot he fancies as value to claim the title of ‘King of the Sprinters’. Continue reading

The Sportsman Racing Recap: Hoof It Obliges at 7/1

Welcome to our latest column from Scott Armstrong of The Sportsman, who recaps on last week’s action including his 7/1 winner Hoof It and why this monster of a horse should be followed…

Scott is a proven racing expert, thanks to his work at and has a keen eye for racing value, especially in the big feature races.

The highlight of the weekend racing was Midday capping off a Glorious Goodwood meeting for Sir Henry Cecil when landing the Nassau Stakes for the third time at 6-4.The best horse won the race quickening well to brush aside challenges from Snow Fair and Crytstal Capella to triumph by two lengths.

Hoof It ran a massive race under 10 stone in the Stewards Cup to win under the guidance of Kieran Fallon by 2 ½ lengths. I had suggested playing him each-way but there was no need for such caution as he simply demolished the field. No horse had carried over 9st 10lb to success in the Stewards Cup before and that fact emphasises the worthiness of his win. A physically imposing four year old he can take the elevation to Group 1 level in his stride. Kieran Fallon emphasised this when saying “This horse is a monster. He is still a big baby and has a big future. A Group 1 horse one day”. He should be followed and Continue reading