Despite having very little knowledge of horse racing before entering the NAP Competition, Charles has showed that simply using the ratings you can find profitable angles that can both increase your success in the NAP Competition and with your own personal bets as well. All of this in just over a year. With more features for the NAP’s and Selection filtering on their way, we are confident plenty of you can use the ratings to build your own systems and streamline your betting to produce more winners and less losers.
We asked Aaron the lead Horse Racing Data Analyst at RatingTheRaces what he thought of these answers from Charlie:
“Reading Charlie’s answers is fascinating, the fact that someone with limited racing knowledge can read our data to accumulate £ 4556.77 on the all-time leaderboard, whilst many a seasoned punter trail in his wake suggests conformational bias is to blame. Exposure to racing media presents you with their ‘expert’ opinions, about horses, trainers and jockeys. This bias inhibits your ability to be able to make unbiased decisions, discounting a top rated horse because you don’t know the name of that trainer or worse discounting a highly rated horse due it having a larger price than expected. Something our premium members could try is to pick without names, go to Style Settings on your web ratings page and un-check all name related fields. After all, Ruby Walsh is -25.27 points when riding RTR top rated horses whilst Robbie Power is +43.15, based on names which one would you normally select?”