ProLays: Meet the Professional Punters

Every Wednesday on The Hub, professional punters from across the country will be nominating their LAY of the week.

Meet the team of pro punters below.

Racing Watch –
John Walter – @J_Walter23

John has worked in racing going on 16 years. Staring out as a Bookmakers Clerk in the Sydney ring and providing form to a select group of clients. He spent time working with leading Sydney trainers and breeders in an effort to expand his knowledge of the side of the business he knew little about.

When working on track he was approached and went to work for the highly regarded Humbleton Pty Ltd – where his knowledge base for video watching and form analysis was greatly broadened through their intensive training program. Upon leaving Humbleton he jumped the fence going to work privately for a prominent bookmaker – before eventually settling in risk management for a major corporate.

Working in a number of roles throughout the industry has allowed John to form an understanding not just of form study, but what goes into training and more importantly peaking of horses. All of which assists in trying to maintain an edge over the market.

For the past 5 years he has been concentrating on providing information on thoroughbred racing to Owners, Trainers and Punters alike through his company He has also recently entered the realms of Jockey Management – taking on Sydney rider Joshua Parr.

Champion Bets –

Nathan Snow – @snowbet

Nathan Snow is an ex-bookmaker turned professional punter that provides ratings for NSW racing. He provides prices, speed map comments, and recommended betting advice across each previewed meeting.

He’s aligned with Champion Bets who have 10 years of experience providing betting and ratings packages over a variety of sports including Horse racing, NRL, AFL, Soccer, Cricket and more.

Punting Form –

Shane Baker – @PuntingForm

Is your best resource for Horse racing form guides, sectional ratings, sectional times, odds comparison and systems building tools. It’s an interactive form guide and database that allows through research across all Australian race meetings. We at Punting Form believe that punting is a legitimate investment strategy. Like all investments, statistical analysis underpins the ability to intelligently identify opportunities to profit. With Punting Form, you are in control of your investment strategy.

Ratings2Win –

Paul Daily – @PaulD01

Ratings2win delivers the best racing Intelligence developed by punters for punters. Accordingly, Axis is Australia’s leading horse racing software and database; with sophisticated form analysis tools and accurate horse performance ratings for TAB meetings. Our Mission Statement is “To arm our clients with the necessary tools, information, knowledge, education and understanding that enables them to profit from racing on a consistent basis”.

Horse Racing Professionals –


Geoff McMurray – @mcmurray_geoff

Geoff has been studying pedigree analysis of race horses for the last 20 years, primarily targeted for the mating of broodmares with stallions, and the selection of weanlings and yearlings at sales. Geoff has provided pedigree analysis services for breeding or sales selection in relation to a number of high quality horses including Group 1 winner Griante, Group 1 placegetter Bondeiger, and Group 3 winner Thames Court to name just a few.

Geoff recognised that the application of pedigree analysis could be utilised in studying race form. Geoff uses a combination of pedigree analysis, video and sectional analysis and detailed form analysis of weights, barriers and jockeys in targeting value winners.

Geoff has spent the last couple of years working with a number of leading stables in Melbourne as their Racing Manager. His knowledge of the racing industry and pedigree analysis skills provide him with a unique ability to identify winners where others cannot. His service with Horse Racing professionals has made over 70 units profit (on a 100 unit bank) at 35% POT in its first 2 months.

John McLeod –


Macbet has been supplying information to industry participants including Trainers, Jockeys, Officials and Punters for over 10 years. The Queensland service includes Ratings, speed Maps, betting strategy and comments on each runner as well as an Audio update for each race to the clients mobile for our Premium service.

Our four products are-:

  • Macbet Gold
  • Macbet Audio
  • Macbet Platinum
  • Macbet Diamond –

Ben Krahe – @racebk_com

Ben Krahe started his bookmaking career fielding on the NSW dogs circuit before moving to the Corporates ten years ago. After stints at Betstar, Sportsbetting and Bet365 he turned professional in 2013 and the website was born in 2015.

The website provides a full consulting experience for the racing and sport industries. It provides tipping subscriptions, previews, a chat room and the most recent venture – horse syndication. You can also find podcasts hosted by Ben providing useful information about topics such as “framing a market”, “beating the bookies” and “how to read a market”.

The bensbest tipping service provides tips and full ratings for NSW and Victorian Gallops, NSW, SA and Tasmanian Trots and Victorian Greyhounds.

Rick Williams –

Rick Williams Racing – @rwilliamsracing

Punter, Data Analyst & Form Analyst

Rick has been involved in racing for over 15 years and has provided selections and ratings to the public since 2010. The team is a boutique supplier of racing data, reports, analytics and service a broad range of punters from your Saturday only, Semi Professional and professional. We specialise in developing custom race reports and betting models with high level analytics so you know exactly what the data means.

Ralph Horowitz –

Racetrack Ralphy – @rtralphy

After two decades in the AFL and Horse Racing media through The Footy Show, Sunday Footy Show, Triple M, 3AW, ABC, SEN and RSN, “Racetrack” Ralphy Horowitz has now transitioned into full time analysis of Victorian Racing through his and the “Racetrack Ralphy” App service which he launched in 2012.

In the spring of that year he was was paired with Vince Accardi as RSN launched their digital channel “Carnival” covering Melbourne and Sydney racing every Saturday afternoon, and it became a life-changer for him.

“I’d seen racing from most angles in the previous 30 years having been a strapper at Caulfield as a young fella in the 80’s, media work and being a racing manager for a private owner that gave me privileged insights into both Bart Cummings and Lee Freedman, but working with Vince Accardi taught me how much I didn’t know! I now deeply study Victorian racing through the prism of his Daily Sectionals data, and then produce analysis for purchase.

My starting point is in Horse Racing “the eyes lie” so data explains what did happen, and thoroughly documenting each meeting is vital.

Then when I look forward to try to find a winner it becomes predictive analysis, and my mindset for customers is to sell the “why” (reasons) of where I believe there’s punting opportunities, or if it’s the case, explain why I believe there’s a lack of a punting opportunity in Victorian races, concentrating mainly on city meetings.”

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