Author: Mike Steward Oct 07, 2009 06:36 PM
Internet tipsters mix it with the big guns
The Australian Pro Tipster Leader Board received a real shake-up this week after two Internet tipsters, unknown to most, along with Shane Anderson from 927am in Melbourne, debuted in spectacular style. Anderson, The Ace Tip from tajodds.com, and ProfessionalPunting.com.au entered the Leader Board at 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively.
Anderson, an international race caller and sports journalist, began posting his tips along side the legendary Deane Lester and Mark Hunter several weeks ago. In this time he has achieved a 78% profit, a 33% win strike rate and an average win price that is well in the value range at $5.35.
The Ace Tip from Tajodds.com is also boasting outstanding figures. Since June 2009, The Ace Tip has achieved a 61% profit, a win strike rate of 20% and a massive $8.05 average win price. The Ace Tip is posted on race day mornings at Tajodds.com along with their Biggest Value Runners and its ratings service for the major races of the day.
The spectacular entry of ProfessionalPunting.com.au (PP) to the Leader Board at 4th with 42% profit, a win strike rate of 25%, and an average win price of $5.67, has come from a massive 24 tips per week (on average). In addition to most major race meetings, PP's tipping service provides customers with tips for mid-week racing at both metropolitan and country tracks.
So is all this success just a 'flash in the pan' ? Well before you conclude consider this.
- The Ace Tip's performance has been updated and posted to their site every week for the past 3 years. In this time their records indicate a profit of 70+%.
- The Professionalpunting.com.au site boasts a 99% subscriber renewal rate and also offers a profit guarantee which they have never had to pay in 8 years.
Further to these points, the period over which these results were achieved was one of the toughest experienced by Australian tipsters in some time. Evidence of these tough times is shown by the profit % decline for most pro tipsters on the Leader Board.
So rather than a 'flash in the pan' we might be better off considering our debutants as a boutique wine label sitting in the bottom corner shelf of the wine cellar, far away from the popular labels on the rack. Just like the secret feeling we get when we taste that special first drop, we may have just discovered some of the most talented tipsters in the country.
Now that's something to drink to.