Local boy James Cochrane grew up in the Northampton area and the Cobblers is where his football allegiance lies. With his family originally from London his Spurs colours are never too far away however. He studied Business and Sports management at Nottingham University and so Weatherbys was the logical next step for him. A keen follower of golf, he plays to a very respectable standard and it is this love of the sport that allows him to identify many juicy sized betting possibilities. From a sporting perspective there isn’t much James doesn’t have an opinion on, from basketball to volleyball, and is a fountain of knowledge on basically all sports. James provides all the golf content for Bettrends.
Andrew Dutton is a huge fan of horse racing, especially jump racing and has a keen eye for spotting future winners, which has helped him lead both the Tote jumps ten to follow and the William Hill Jumps ten to follow competitions. After graduating in Business Economics, he joined Weatherbys in 1995 and is now the Assistant Manager of the Racing Services Department. After writing several racecard editorials and being sub-editor of the Cheltenham Betting Guide, he set up the Horses To Follow Service in 2006 (now named the National Hunt Service) which has proved very successful. Last season his strike rate was an impressive 38%, which has consistently been achieved (average for the last 6 years is 39%) and his Cheltenham Festival Service has highlighted winners at odds of 20/1, 18/1, 16/1, 14/1 and 10/1.
Brought up in Doncaster, Andrew Fletcher has been a follower of horseracing since attending Britain’s first ever Sunday meeting as a child in 1992. His first bet of note was on Silver Patriarch in the Derby in 1997 and having watched him get narrowly beaten on the big screen at Doncaster, was there a couple of months later to watch him land the St Leger. Some fifteen years later, he graduated from the University Of Leicester and joined the Weatherbys team. He was responsible for writing the National Hunt Season Betting Guide 2012/13 and is also the main author of racecard editorial for the company. His inaugural ‘Jumpers To Follow’ service proved very successful with highlights including Western Warhorse winning the Arkle at 33/1 and O’Faolains Boy landing the RSA at 12/1. He also suggested Pineau De Re as one to follow on the back of his third in the Pertemps and watched with delight as he landed the Grand National a few weeks later. The following year, the service recorded a level stakes-profit of £60.01 for whole season. He also showed that he was equally as effective on the flat as he put up Honor Bound to win the Lingfield Oaks Trial at 12/1.