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Ladbrokes’ Donohue takes fifth place in the Tipster Challenge

Alex Donohue, Ladbrokes

Alex Donohue, PR Manager at Ladbrokes, landed his second winner in the final race of the day at Hereford to enter the Tipster Challenge in 5th place.

The 4.11 points he collected from Long Call (3/1) and Lady Karina (11/10) put him between Coral’s John Hill and Sky Bet’s Michael Shinners in the latest standings.

This meant that Stephen Harris of bettingexpert dropped a place to 11th, despite picking up 4.88 points and increasing his weekly average to 2.74 after 14 weeks of action.

Harris now stands just two places below the experts from Timeform, who only picked up 1.11 points to fall from 7th to 9th. Betfred’s Matthew Hulmes is separating the regular tipsters in mid-table.

Race Winners at Hereford:

  1. Way of the World 20/1
  2. Long Call 3/1
  3. Zamdy Man 15/8
  4. Courtown Oscar 8/1
  5. Gardiners Hill 7/1
  6. Lady Karina 11/10

Tipster Challenge 2016/17 Leaderboard

RankTipsterRace WinsPoints
1Alan Alger - Betway311.41
2Phillip Anderson - Before The Off36.17
3Ciaran O'Brien - William Hill35.29
4John Hill - Coral24.25
5Alex Donohue - Ladbrokes24.11
6Michael Shinners - Sky Bet24.00
7Stuart Tilly - Argyll Entertainment14.00
8Trevor Keane - Sportego23.50
9Timeform1.933.42
10Matthew Hulmes - Betfred23.25
11bettingexpert1.362.74
12Charlie McCann - BetVictor11.75
13Stephen Power - @racingblogger21.69
14John Cruces - Dafabet11.25
15Michael Whittle - Team FA10.91
16Ed Nicholson - Unibet10.73
  • bettingexpert, Timeform and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.
  • We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.
  • The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average totals for bettingexpert and Timeform.
  • The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.
  • For the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.
  • Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.
  • For example, if bettingexpert backs a winning horse at 8/1, they will get 8 points.

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