IT'S proving a great season for Clacton horse racing writer and pundit Dave Youngman.

Top tip Ulysses, who he predicted to do well, won the big race at Sandown on Saturday, winning the Eclipse Stakes at 8-1.

This led to a handsome pay day for Youngman and his legion of Racing Club members.

Ulysses, who showed what a class horse he is, is trained at Newmarket by Sir Michael Stoute.

"Even as a young horse, we knew had a very good prospect on our hands and Sir Michael was patient with him and has got the best out of him," said Youngman.

"Hopefully, he'll end up racing in America in November at the Breeder's Cup, in California.

"We're all looking forward to that and before then he could go to York next month to run in the Juddmonte International or go to Ireland to run in the Champion Stakes."

Youngman's Racing Club membership has shot up and he says results like this are the "finest advertisement".

He is looking forward to many more big winners this season and the first appearance of some as yet unraced young horses.

"We have some very exciting two-year-olds waiting in the wings to introduce over the next few months," he said.

"My club members are in for much profit and excitement before the season ends in November."