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Meet the autohors of all the articles in the Betting Directory. Our team has a wealth of experience of working in the betting industry plus knowledge in abundance when it comes to sports punting.

Tom Lee

When Channel 4 Racing's very own Tom Lee isn't sharing a couch with John 'Big Mac' McCririck on the Morning Line he's tipping up winners left right and centre for us on the Betting Directory. Son of a racing trainer Tom has grown up around the sport and his years spent working for bet365 and Betfred have given him the experience and knowledge to become one of the countries premier authorities on horse racing betting. Tom can be seen regularly on Channel 4 Racing's team of presenters and also in Ireland alongside Brian Gleeson on RTE Racing. We're happy to have Tom onboard for his tipping and general horse racing knowledge, which we hope will prove both interesting and profitable for you.

Russell Lloyd

Russell is as well-travelled as a David Pipe twelve year old staying chaser, having worked in the betting industry for firms spreading the length and breadth of Great Britain. Spells with Aussie bookmaker Centrebet and Asian Handicap pioneers Premierbet gave Russell a real hands on approach to the industry and also having worked for Betfred and most recently totesport he has a betting knowledge second to none. Listing National Hunt horse racing, golf and football as his specialist subjects, look out for Russell's irreverant writing style and hot tips in his Betting Directory articles.
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Mark Files

Mark's first love is horse racing, having worked in Lambourn with a leading horse trainer which gave him a real insight into the horse racing industry. Mark had the pleasure of playing in the UK cricket scene throughout his twenties and it is a pleasure for him to be able to report on some decent England performances in recent times, he just can’t wait for the next Ashes series! We hope you follow Mark's articles from time to time and having worked in the betting industry and as keen punter, we hope from time to time, he can put you on the right side of some value in the betting stakes.
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Rodney Wise

Who needs Pricewise when we have Rodwise as one of our in house writers and tipsters? Rodwise, better known as ‘Rodders’ is the team veteran who has specialist knowledge on all front line sports. He offers a calm head, clear thinking and sound betting advice on most sports, with a particular knack of selecting NH winners in Graded races, Flat winners in Group races - often with solid each-way alternatives thrown in.

He is also quite canny when it comes to correct score betting too and has tipped up a host of winning scores lately with outstanding prices in the Premier League and Champions League. His first sporting love is rugby and his biggest sporting regret is that he could not muster a forward defensive against a slow right arm non spin bowler due mainly to the fact that he was completely useless at cricket.
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Tony Smith

Tony has been working in the sports betting for over a decade. Serving his apprenticehsip as a betting shop cashier, he soon developed a passion for the industry and his love of horse racing and all things sport resulted in his knowledge growing to the point where he became a trader for a leading online bookmaker. The growth of online betting saw Tony broaden his horizons and he set up his own website providing horse racing tips, sharing his knowledge and understanding of the formbook to provide profitable selections. This soon became a popular and lucrative side line to his day job and has since become a successful sports writer on many online and offline publications. Tony lists horse racing, football and American sports such as NFL as his specialist subjects.
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Steve Raymond

Steve Raymond is always the first pick for any pub quiz team and will be using his experience and knowledge to bring all the very latest sports betting news to the site on a regular basis, he is an expert on all sports whether it be the FA Cup final of the Cheltenham Festival he feels at home. Steve has also worked extensively in the sports news industry so is used to breaking all the latest stories for all the big events that count for the fans, he will be working very closely with the rest of the editorial team to ensure that punters receive all the news and information as quickly and as accurately as possible.
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Mark Bateman

Mark is relatively new to the arena of betting but has had a long and varied career in the world of sports. One of his career highlights was when he was heavily involved with the day-to-day running of a mid-table Coca Cola Championship side where he was able to see the inner workings of the game. Whether it was the fun and games of long and complicated dealings in the transfer market, dealing with gossip from the press or seeing the nasty side of board takeovers, Mark has been there and bought the T-shirt. Mark will be passing on his tips on who to look out for in the continual manager merry-go-round with his inside knowledge and contacts still in the game, as well as a sideways look at betting on special events such as Miss World and the murky world of political betting.
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Chris James

Chris lives and breathes sport, whether at home in the comfort of his living room, down the pub at the weekend, or with a sneaky portable radio to his ear at family events, Chris is always on top of the latest national and international sporting action. Having worked within the sports news industry, he will be putting his love of sport to good use as he works with the editorial team to break the latest news about the key sporting events. He’s knowledgeable about all sports, whether they are taking place at Lords or Cheltenham racecourse, Old Trafford or Wimbledon, he will be making sure that you, the punters, are kept right up to date.
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Suzi Flute

Having been embroiled in the world of the Arts, Media and Communications, as both an active participant and a consumer since university days, Suzi Flute brings a combination of insight and information to the worlds of Reality TV, Politics and Current Affairs. It’s all about knowledgeable observation of human behaviour, a useful tool in converting entertainment to a betting opportunity. With a dose of humour and irony Suzi will accompany you on the sofa with a cup of tea, offering small gems of guidance highlighting the psychology of viewer voting patterns and Celebrity Egos.
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