A highly-trained data scientist, Andrew is the brains behind our very popular DataBase Ratings – the free resource which is used on a daily basis by hundreds of punters and form analysts looking for an extra edge.
Andrew was a keen recreational punter with a professional background in IT and data science. The two interests didn’t meet until a job opportunity with a bookmaker presented itself, which gave him the opportunity to see how things are done on the other side. Andrew’s job was to build models that could price racing markets quickly and accurately, and the lessons learned would stick with him.
Through industry contacts, Andrew was then able to work closely with a very high-volume private punting operation, where he learnt the principles of bet selection and how to obtain the best price.
Andrew’s experiences with both bookmakers and professional punters have given him a wide view of all angles of racing and betting, and his data science skills have allowed him to build a model that has proven profitable over the long-term.Let's get started
DataBase Bets are the highest-value selections produced by Andrew’s DataBase Ratings, which produce rated markets for almost all thoroughbred races ran in Australia each day.
Data covering forty individual horse, trainer, jockey, track and race variables is crunched by 25 separate data models, all of which interpret them from different angles. The results from these models are then blended to create a single final probability, which produces a price for each horse.
DataBase Bets consist of only those selections which meet strict high-probability and high-value hurdles.
Importantly, the system utilises machine learning: every day new results are fed in, and the models re-train themselves based on the latest data. So while things are always changing – and we know the betting market is constantly evolving – machine learning ensures the model stays on top of that.
The DataBase Bets model does not discriminate when it comes to location or day. All races across all meetings around Australia are analysed every day.
The Australian racing market varies greatly across states and seasons, from the bright lights of Flemington or Randwick with their high-volume pools to country racing across all corners of the continent. Andrew’s model scours them all in the pursuit of value.
DataBase Bets focus on Win betting only, with the day’s best selections identified and sent to members each morning.
The bets utilise flat staking, with a recommended bet of one unit per selection. This approach is appropriate based on the average rated price of all recommended bets.
The DataBase Bets service consists of a daily release of bets delivered to you each morning.
There is no set number of bets per day: this depends entirely on how much racing is happening across Australia, and how much value is identified. To qualify as a DataBase Bet, selections must satisfy strict parameters on value… there is no adding of additional, lower-value bets to produce a certain number of selections per day.
On average, DataBase Bets consists of around 20 selections per week.
Official results are recorded at Betfair SP, a simple-to-use dividend type that is available to all punters.
- Releases are sent between 10am and 11am AEST on a daily basis
- All bets are delivered in the members section on the website, direct to your email, and straight to your smartphone via our app
As with all Champion Bets packages, the results for DataBase Bets are consistently updated, fully transparent and available publicly. Click here to view our results page.
- A 100 unit betting bank
- Official results will be recorded at the Betfair SP dividend type, which is simple to use and available to all punters. Members will need a Betfair account.
- Some members elect to bet with other bookmakers where they think they can obtain a superior price. One such option here is the Best of the Best dividend, which is available on all Australian races at VicBet, or on Saturday metro racing at Ladbrokes, Neds, or TopSport.
- A simple understanding of the basics of value betting and bankroll management, which you can get here at our Betting Academy.
- A positive attitude and a desire to win!
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