Tipster Challenge - AppBet

AppBet’s Sarah Shannon wins the 2016/17 Tipster Challenge

AppBet horse racing tipster Sarah Shannon has beaten almost 30 industry experts to win the Tipster Challenge on SBC News for the 2016/17 Jump Season.

Stephen Harris, the horse racing guru at bettingexpert, finished with a 10.41-point flourish at Perth after wins for Royal Village, Gayebury, Late Date and Great Fighter.

This means Harris finishes the 27-week challenge, sponsored by Betting Gods, a full 10 positions ahead of the experts from Timeform, who leapfrogged Betfred’s Matthew Hulmes for a 16th placed finish.

Meanwhile, it was a disappointing day for BetStars Trading Director Ian Marmion, the final challenger to Shannon’s Tipster Challenge lead, as he failed to find a single winner across the seven races.

The competition takes a short break before re-launching in a new format for the 2017 Flat Season.

Race Winners at Perth:

  1. Royal Village 8/15
  2. Miss Maiden Over 7/1
  3. Gayebury 3/1
  4. Beeves 7/1
  5. Late Date 11/2
  6. Jovial Joey 9/2
  7. Great Fighter 11/8

Tipster Challenge 2016/17 – Final Standings

RankTipsterRace WinsPoints
1Sarah Shannon - AppBet313.69
2Alan Alger - Betway311.41
3Jacob Johns - Easyodds37.72
4Phillip Anderson - Before The Off36.17
5Ciaran O'Brien - William Hill35.29
6bettingexpert1.704.75
7Ben Cleminson - Square in the Air14.50
8John Hill - Coral24.25
9Alex Donohue - Ladbrokes24.11
10Michael Shinners - Sky Bet24.00
11Stuart Tilly - Argyll Entertainment14.00
12Darren Moore - Betting Gods23.66
13Conor White - BetBright33.62
14Trevor Keane - Sportego23.50
15Harry Lang - Pinnacle13.50
16Timeform1.893.32
17Matthew Hulmes - Betfred23.25
18Paddy Power13.00
19Russell Yershon11.88
20Edward Rycroft - LeoVegas21.82
21Charlie McCann - BetVictor11.75
22Stephen Power - @racingblogger21.69
23John Cruces - Dafabet11.25
24Michael Whittle - Team FA10.91
25Ed Nicholson - Unibet10.73
26Gerry Murray - 32Red10.44
27Bradley Gibbs - Bookmaker Ratings10.20
28Ged Colleypriest - Ball Street00.00
29Ian Marmion - BetStars00.00
  • 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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