Help & FAQs
The Intelligent Punter ratings are unique in that they are adjusted to conditions and the opposition of each race and do not rely on weights. They do not rely on a computer algorithm. The 1st column is a rating where the top-rated horse is given 100. Each rating point is equal to 1 length. (1 rating point=1 length. Therefore a rating of 99 means the horse is rated 1 length inferior to the top rated horse on a rating of 100.) The 2nd column is a price for the 5 top rated runners framed to a percentage of 80%. Historically the ratings have the winner in the top 5 rated runners in just on 80% of races. Whether you decide to look for overs or back the top rated horse is a personal preference and one you will need to decide upon. Whilst history can never guarantee the future, both methods have proved profitable in the past. Ratings will generally be available by Friday morning and adjusted for conditions/scratchings late Friday or Saturday morning.
The Intelligent Punter selections are horses that I believe over the long term are able to provide a profit on your investment. They are carefully selected and will be available as late as possible to take into account the prevailing conditions on the day. They will generally be available just before the 1st race of the day. If you want the selections emailed to you please email us to be added to the mailing list.
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Can I make money from punting on racing?
If you are patient and strict you can make a profit from racing. Our Premium Tips are aimed at building a nest-egg. We select these as a broker would select shares in a stock exchange. With patience and strict staking we have consistently turned over a healthy profit every year. This is not a guarantee that every future year will turnover a profit but just as in the stock market you should be committed to a long term outlook.
Can I make money from betting on every race?
It is much harder to do so. We analyse every race and will try and direct you in the right approach for every race. There are races that we wouldn’t bet in as there may be 3 or more chances. In this case we will pinpoint the chances. It is then up to you to decide whether to avoid this race, back the best priced horse or take some exotics. We will indicate in our Intelligent Bet what our suggested strategy would be.
How do you come up with your selections?
I watch videos and keep a database of all races in Australia and other countries. I judge the strength of each race and judge each horse on a number of factors. Our speed maps are formulated by a barrier speed figure allotted to each horse from their previous performances. I then determine the likely pace of each race based on the speed map. Analysis of the race is a technique which I have honed over years using pace, speed, acceleration and stamina factors shown by each individual horse. There is no use of ratings figures or weights used in my analysis and the method of form analysis is possibly unique.
What is your history in form analysis?
I have been analysing form for just over 20 years. Initially with weight ratings which were extremely popular in the early 1980’s. After realising that they were not all they were made out to be, I moved to the American method of using speed and times which is far more difficult. Whilst enjoying a degree of success, I found too many discrepancies with the Australian style of racing and found them to be more suited to racing in the US. I hypothesised that the reason they weren’t as successful with Australian racing was because of the wide variance in the pace at which races were run. I set out to come up with a method for analysing form which took into account the speed, pace, acceleration and stamina of horses without having to rely on the overall time that a race had been run in and could be used in any country around the world. After honing this method, I put it into practice with great results. In that time, I worked for other form analysts that had different philosophies to mine and also as a genetic consultant to breeders in Australia and overseas. After honing my analysis skills, I was able to pick up a few private clients that have stayed with me up till this day.