Second Class Racing – Final Review

We have reached the end of our six month trial of Second Class Racing and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   +70 points
Strike Rate:   85%  
Bank Growth:   70%
ROI:   14% *
Average number of bets:   2-3 bets per day
Cost:   £199.97/quarter or £599.97/year
VERDICT:   PASSED
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

*ROI calculated here based on 1pt stakes. Calculating the ROI as a percentage of the total liability staked would give an ROI of 3.1% 

 

Second Class Racing – Full Review

 

Second Class Racing is a horse racing laying service run out of the Betchat stable of tipsters, with tips provided by a chap called Mel Gee. 

Mel and Betchat are the same team behind another service we are currently reviewing – First Class Racing. 

Whilst that service focuses on selective back bets in top class racing, Second Class Racing does the opposite – it provides lay bets at a higher volume and in all classes of racing.

Over the years we’ve found very few successful laying services – really the only one being Little Acorns – and its complimentary service, Little Acorns Gold, which passed a review back in October 2022. 

So we approached this review with a bit of trepidation to see whether another laying service could finally pass a review.

We wanted to give the service a proper look as there can be quite a bit of variance in laying services, so we followed the service for just over 6 months and proofed more than 500 bets in that time. 

Selections are sent out via Telegram, where Mel posts a screenshot from Betfair with this picks, which looks like this:-

So you take a look at those and then try to place lay bets at the same price Mel has got. 

The rules of the service are to lay at the advised price (always between 3.0 and 6.0) and not to take a larger price.

If a lay isn’t matched at the advised price, then it’s no bet. 

You do not select “keep in play” or “take SP” on Betfair and there is no trading – it’s a “set and forget” approach. . 

Not all of your lay bets will be matched but that’s okay – Betchat say that over the long run it should balance out in terms of missing both winning and losing lays. 

In our own experience that was very much the case – we did have a few selections that we weren’t matched on over the course of the trial but a few of those were losers (as in the horse won), so it was actually a relief to have missed them. 

There were also a few winning lays we weren’t matched on so overall it pretty much balanced out. 

Anyway, after six months and 500 bets, how did it pan out?

Well we are pleased to report that a profit of 70 points was made, which is no mean feat in laying terms. 

That was achieved with a very high strike rate of 85%, so the vast majority of lays were successful. 

As is often the case with these things however, the unsuccessful lays did tend to come in batches. 

Call it “natural variance,” “bad luck” or whatever you prefer, but either way it can be a little testing when you get a bunch of losers close together and your bank takes a significant hit. 

However, in the long run Mel always bounced back and produced good runs of successful lays to rebuild the bank and ultimately finish the trial with a very healthy profit.

Whilst they do NOT advise following the service at Betfair SP, we also tracked the results at BSP just out of interest. 

Laying all the selections at BSP would have given a profit of 70 points, exactly the same total as taking the advised prices.

Laying only those selections with a BSP below 6 (Mel’s cut-off point for a selection), would have given a profit of 52 points, which is mainly due to having less bets – only 334 compared to 500 following the recommended approach. 

Whichever way you skin it then it’s been a very good trial and we are pleased to award Second Class Racing a PASSED rating. 

That’s only the second laying service to have passed a review here at HBR (and still be operational), so well done to Mel Gee and the Betchat team! 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The selections are sent out by Telegram, usually around midday UK time on the day of racing. There is plenty of time to get the bets on and with around 2-3 bets per day on average the workload is very manageable. 

Availability of prices: As discussed above, there were some instances of prices being missed but overall this balanced out and wasn’t really an issue. 

Strike rate: The strike rate for our trial was very good at 85%, meaning a very high proportion of winning lays. 

Advised Betting Bank: A 100 point bank is recommended for following the service which seems reasonable to us and was more than enough to cope with the ups and downs during our trial.

Subscription costs: Subscription costs are quite high at £199.97 per quarter or £599.97 per year, so realistically to make it worthwhile you would probably need a betting bank of at least £2,000. 

That’s based on a recommended betting bank of 100 points, so that would be £20 per lay. 

For our review period that would have produced £1400 profit, minus just under £400 in subscription costs if paying quarterly.  

 

OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED

Making a profit from lay betting is very tough. Testament to this is the fact that only one laying service has passed a review here at HBR and is still going – Little Acorns. 

So it’s great to be able to say we finally have another successful trial of a laying service, with Second Class Racing producing 70 points profit at both advised prices and BSP. 

It achieved that with a very high strike rate of 85% and gets a firm thumbs up from us with a PASSED rating. 

With the subscription costs being quite high however we would recommend at least a £2,000 betting bank to make it worthwhile signing up. 

For those that are able to stake at or above that level, Second Class Racing has produced excellent results over a six month trial and is well worth checking out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Second Class Racing – Results Update

25th April 2024

It’s been an excellent month for horse racing laying service Second Class Racing, with a profit of 35 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 60 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The rules of the service are to lay at the advised price (always between 3.0 and 6.0) and not to take a larger price. If a lay isn’t matched at the advised price, then it’s a no bet. 

There is no trading – it’s a “set and forget” approach. 

Whilst they do NOT advise following the service at Betfair SP, we have also tracked the results at BSP just out of interest. 

Laying all the selections at BSP would have given a profit of 40 points since our last update and a profit of 59 points for our trial overall thus far.

Laying only those selections with a BSP below 6 (Mel’s cut-off point for a selection), would have given a profit of 53 points so far.

So all in all the results have been pretty similar whichever approach you’ve followed.

 

 

 

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Second Class Racing – Results Update

21st March 2024

Horse racing laying service Second Class Racing has bounced back nicely lately, with a profit of 15 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 25 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The rules of the service are to lay at the advised price (always between 3.0 and 6.0) and not to take a larger price. If a lay isn’t matched at the advised price, then it’s a no bet. 

There is no trading – it’s a “set and forget” approach. 

Whilst they do NOT advise following the service at Betfair SP, we have also tracked the results at BSP just out of interest. 

Laying all the selections at BSP would have given a profit of 21 points since our last update and a profit of 19 points for our trial overall thus far.

Laying only those selections with a BSP below 6 (Mel’s cut-off point for a selection), would have given a profit of 30 points so far.

 

 

 

 

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Second Class Racing – Results Update

12th February 2024

It’s been a tough time lately for horse racing laying service Second Class Racing, with a loss of 33 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 10 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The rules of the service are to lay at the advised price (always between 3.0 and 6.0) and not to take a larger price. If a lay isn’t matched at the advised price, then it’s a no bet. 

There is no trading – it’s a “set and forget” approach. 

Whilst they do NOT advise following the service at Betfair SP, we have also tracked the results at BSP just out of interest. 

Laying all the selections at BSP would have given a loss of 36 points since our last update and a loss of 2 points for our trial overall thus far.

Laying only those selections with a BSP below 6 (Mel’s cut-off point for a selection), would have given a profit of 22 points so far.

Just a note to say I’ve seen a few comments in the group chat about the recent losses and whilst it’s fully understandable to be disappointed, it’s important to take a long-term view of the results. 

That’s why we always advise allowing for the full review to be completed before deciding whether to sign up to a service or not.

We tend to run reviews for at least six months these days – and often much longer – which allows us to get a really good look at a service and a big sample size of bets. 

Reviewing over these extended periods allows us to cut out the “noise” of short-term fluctuations and see whether a service has a clear edge over the market. 

So we have to give this one a little more time to play out before reaching a verdict. The recent losses have been tough to take but let’s see where they end up at by the end of the review.

 

 

 

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Second Class Racing – Results Update

9th January 2024

More strong progress lately for horse racing laying service Second Class Racing, with a profit of 16 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 43 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The rules of the service are to lay at the advised price (always between 3.0 and 6.0) and not to take a larger price. If a lay isn’t matched at the advised price, then it’s a no bet. 

There is no trading – it’s a “set and forget” approach. 

Whilst they do NOT advise following the service at Betfair SP, we have also tracked the results at BSP just out of interest. 

Laying all the selections at BSP would have given a profit of 17 points since our last update and 34 points profit for our trial overall thus far.

Laying only those selections with a BSP below 6.0 (Mel’s cut-off point for a selection), would have given a profit of 37 points so far.

Whichever way you’d been following the selections then would have given a very healthy profit since our trial started. 

 

 

 

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Second Class Racing – Results Update

11th December 2023

It’s been a strong start to our trial of horse racing laying service Second Class Racing, with a profit of 27 points made to advised prices so far after six weeks. 

You can view full results here.

The rules of the service are to lay at the advised price (always between 3.0 and 6.0) and not to take a larger price. If a lay isn’t matched at the advised price, then it’s a no bet. 

There is no trading – it’s a “set and forget” approach. 

Whilst they do NOT advise following the service at Betfair SP, we have also tracked the results at BSP just out of interest. 

Laying all the selections at BSP would have given a profit of 17 points for our trial to date.

However, laying only those selections with a BSP below 6.0 (Mel’s cut-off point for a selection), would have given a profit of 29 points so far.

So will be interesting to see if that’s maintained during the rest of the review. 

 

 

 

 

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Second Class Racing – New Review

3rd November 2023

Today we are starting a new trial of a horse racing service called Second Class Racing

This comes from the same guy (Mel Gee) behind another service we are currently reviewing – First Class Racing. 

Whilst that service focuses on selective back bets in top class racing, Second Class Racing kind of does the opposite – it provides lay bets at a much higher volume (up to 12 bets per day) and in various classes of racing, not just top class racing. 

The results of the service so far have been very impressive:-

After 24 weeks the selections have:

  • Made £1,421 to 10 stakes…
  • Made an average of £59 per week…
  • Made a Return On Investment (ROI) of 17.5%
  • And achieved a strike rate of 85% (691 bets won out of 811).

So pretty strong results there, although it is still early days.

To find the selections Mel looks at Betfair between around 11 and 12 in the morning UK time and then posts the lay bets on Telegram with a screenshot of the lays placed on Betfair. 

Not all of the selections will be matched and Mel’s advice is not to go chasing the prices – if a selection isn’t matched at the advised price, he says to just leave it. 

All prices are between 3.0 and 6.0 so there is no risk of one unsuccessful lay wiping out your whole bank at huge odds as is the case with some laying services.

It is a “set and forget” strategy so once you have entered the lay bet on Betfair that is it – there is nothing further to do like trading or monitoring the market, your work for the day is done. 

So a very novel approach here and it will be interesting to see how this one fares under a live trial. It would be good to have a profitable laying service as they have been few and far between over the years.  

We will kick things off today then and will report back here soon on how it’s all going.

In the meantime you can check out Second Class Racing for yourself here. 

 

 

 

 

Cotswold Racing – Final Review

We have reached the end of our nine month trial of Cotswold Racing and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   +36 points profit
Strike Rate:   32%  
Bank Growth:   +24%
ROI:   6%
Average number of bets:   2 bets per day
Cost:  £45/month or £120/quarter
VERDICT:   PASSED
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Cotsworld Racing – Full Review

 

Cotswold Racing is a horse racing tipster covering UK and Irish racing, from the Tipsters Empire stable of tipping experts. 

The tipster himself comes from the Cotsworlds near Cheltenham (hence the name) and grew up with horse racing.

He says he uses “a selection of databases and information sources that are helping me to find even more winners and gain even better results. The key is not to get overwhelmed with it all, find the sources that work for you and be diligent.

“When punting I tend to shy away from the obvious and am always on the look out for value, often recommending a horse that will be a lot shorter than its early price.”

That strategy appears to have set him in good stead, with very substantial profits made coming into our trial and a formidable reputation. 

So how did it go in the live trial? 

Well we followed the tips for a period of nine months, which gave us a decent sample size of over 540 bets. 

It took things quite a while to get going and we were slightly in deficit for a fair part of the trial. 

However, this was one of those instances where patience was rewarded, as the service eventually came good and got the trial into profit. 

In the end they finished 36 points up at advised prices, which was a solid return. 

That was achieved with a return on investment (ROI) of 6% and strike rate of 32% (including placed horses). 

Here you can see how things really came good towards the end of our trial after a bit of a struggle through the middle part:

The service didn’t perform quite so well at Betfair SP however, with a loss of 31 points made at BSP for our trial. 

Overall then it was a solid, if unspectacular, trial.

A profit is still a profit and is not to be sniffed at so we award Cotswold Racing a narrow PASSED rating at the end of our nine month review.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The selections are sent out by e-mail, either in the evening before racing or at around 9am on the morning of racing. Either way there is plenty of time to get the bets on and with around 2 bets per day on average the workload is very manageable. 

Availability of prices: There was a little bit of pressure on prices as this is a popular service and it is able to identify value and the beat the SP quite frequently, so it is advisable to get your bets on as soon as possible after bets are sent out. A wide spread of bookie accounts is also recommended for following the service.  

Strike rate: The strike rate for our trial was good at 32% (including placed horses) so there was a reasonably steady rate of returns throughout the trial. 

Advised Betting Bank: A 150 point bank is recommended for following the service which seems reasonable to us and was more than enough to cope with the ups and downs during our trial.

Subscription costs: The current subscription costs at the time of writing are £45 per month, £120 per quarter, £200 for 6 months or £350 per year.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED

Cotswold Racing is a horse racing tipster covering UK and Irish racing and produced a solid, if unspectacular, 36 points profit during our nine month trial. 

It was a decent enough profit to warrant a narrow PASSED rating from us and given the results posted prior to our trial, it is a service to keep an eye on for the long term. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cotswold Racing – Results Update

3rd October 2023

Horse racing tipster Cotswold Racing has continued their strong form with a profit of 20 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 40 points up for our trial overall at advised prices. 

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP continue to lag those at advised prices, with a profit of 18 points made since our last update but 26 points lost for our trial overall at BSP. 

Although the BSP results have struggled a little in our trial so far, as noted in previous updates it is actually the case that since the service began, the BSP results have outperformed those at advised prices, so it may just be a temporary phenomenon that they have lagged so far in our trial.

 

 

 

 

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Cotswold Racing – Results Update

29th August 2023

It’s been a much better month for horse racing tipster Cotswold Racing, with a profit of 38 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 20 points up for our trial overall at advised prices. 

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP continue to lag those at advised prices, with a profit of 38 points made since our last update but 44 points lost for our trial overall at BSP. 

Although the BSP results have struggled a little in our trial so far, as noted in previous updates it is actually the case that since the service began, the BSP results have outperformed those at advised prices, so it may just be a temporary phenomenon that they have lagged so far in our trial.

 

 

 

 

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Cotswold Racing – Results Update

25th July 2023

Things just can’t quite get going for horse racing tipster Cotswold Racing at the moment, with a loss of 3 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 18 points down for our trial overall at advised prices. 

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP continue to lag those at advised prices, with a loss of 11 points made since our last update and 82 points lost for our trial overall at BSP. 

Although the BSP results have struggled a little in our trial so far, as noted in previous updates it is actually the case that since the service began, the BSP results have outperformed those at advised prices, so it may just be a temporary phenomenon that they have lagged so far in our trial.

 

 

 

 

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Cotswold Racing – Results Update

26th June 2023

Things continue to be a bit of a struggle for horse racing tipster Cotswold Racing at the moment, with a loss of 10 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 15 points down for our trial overall at advised prices. 

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP continue to lag those at advised prices, with a loss of 19 points made since our last update and 71 points lost for our trial overall at BSP. 

Although the BSP results have struggled a little in our trial so far, as noted in previous updates it is actually the case that since the service began, the BSP results have outperformed those at advised prices, so it may just be a temporary phenomenon that they have lagged so far in our trial.

 

 

 

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Cotswold Racing – Results Update

23rd May 2023

Things are struggling to get going for horse racing tipster Cotswold Racing at the moment, with a loss of 11 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 5 points down for our trial overall at advised prices. 

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP continue to lag those at advised prices, with a loss of 15 points made since our last update and 52 points lost for our trial overall at BSP. 

Although the BSP results have struggled a little in our trial so far, as noted in previous updates it is actually the case that since the service began, the BSP results have outperformed those at advised prices, so it may just be a temporary phenomenon that they have lagged so far in our trial.

 

 

 

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Cotswold Racing – Results Update

20th April 2023

A slight step backwards for of horse racing tipster Cotswold Racing lately, with a loss of 8 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 6 points up for our trial overall at advised prices. 

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP continue to lag those at advised prices, with a loss of 24 points made since our last update and 37 points lost for our trial overall at BSP. 

Partly that is due to an each-way double which was advised across two weekends, with one of the legs being punted down from an advised price of 7.0 to a BSP of 2.95 (please note that the BSP price of the each-way double is estimated based on the BSP win prices).

It is also down to the fact – as mentioned before with other horse racing services – that when tipping each-way bets with extra places at the bookies, quite a few of these will finish fifth and sixth etc and produce returns with the bookmakers but be losing bets on Betfair. 

The third factor is simply horses being backed and their prices at BSP being lower than the advised prices. 

Although the BSP results have struggled a little in our trial so far, as noted in our previous update it is actually the case that since the service began, the BSP results have outperformed those at advised prices, so it may just be a temporary phenomenon that they have lagged a little so far in our trial.

 

 

 

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Cotswold Racing – Results Update

27th February 2023

It’s been a good start to our trial of horse racing tipster Cotswold Racing, with a profit of 14 points made so far to advised prices. 

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP are lagging somewhat however, with a loss of 13 points made for our trial so far. 

Partly that is due to an each-way double which was advised across two weekends, with one of the legs being punted down from an advised price of 7.0 to a BSP of 2.95 (please note that the BSP price of the each-way double is estimated based on the BSP win prices).

Anyway, we will have to see more results to see how the BSP results hold up over the long term. It is worth noting that since the service began, the BSP results have actually outperformed those at advised prices, so it may just be a temporary phenomenon that they have lagged a little so far in our trial.

 

 

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Cotswold Racing – New Review

9th January 2023

We are starting a new review today of a horse racing service called Cotswold Racing. 

This is a very prominent tipster from the Tipsters Empire stable who has built up a very respected reputation as one of the best tipsters out there over the last couple of years.

The tipster himself comes from the Cotsworlds near Cheltenham (hence the name) and grew up with horse racing. He says he uses “a selection of databases and information sources that are helping me to find even more winners and gain even better results. The key is not to get overwhelmed with it all, find the sources that work for you and be diligent.

“When punting I tend to shy away from the obvious and am always on the look out for value, often recommending a horse that will be a lot shorter than its early price.”

That approach appears to have served him very well, with a profit of 430 points made since starting up in 2020. 

That has been achieved with a solid strike rate of 31% and a good return on investment of 15%

What is perhaps even more impressive though is the return achieved at Betfair SP, which is even better than the results at advised prices, with 555 points profit made at a return on investment of 19%

That means it could perhaps be the “holy grail” of horse racing – a service that is profitable to follow at BSP over the long term. 

Looking at the profit graph from the last couple of years is something to behold and the kind of smooth upward progress most tipsters can only dream of: 

So it’s with great anticipation that we get this trial of one of the most promising tipsters we’ve come across in some time underway. As ever, results will be updated here as we go along.

In the meantime you can check out Cotswold Racing for yourself here.

 

 

 

King of the Picks

King of the Picks – Final Review

We have reached the end of our 20 month trial of King of the Picks and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   +100 points profit
Strike Rate:   35%  
Bank Growth:   +50%
ROI:   4%
Average number of bets:   2 bets per day
Cost:  £29/month or £79/quarter
VERDICT:   PASSED
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

King of the Picks – Full Review

 

King of the Picks is a horse racing tipping service for UK and Irish racing. 

The service is run by a chap called called Hugh Doyle. That name may sound familiar to our regular visitors – well Hugh is actually the brother of the man behind the Bet Alchemist, Nicky Doyle.

The Bet Alchemist is a service we’ve previously reviewed here and given a positive rating to and is one of our top recommended horse racing tipsters.  So horse racing tipping seems to run in the family!

Hugh started his King of the Picks service during covid when unfortunately he lost his job. He had been a successful punter for a while on a part-time basis so after losing his job decided to start betting full-time to try and make a proper go of it. 

It might sound like a risky move but Hugh had the results to back it up, which coming into our trial looked very good. 

The bets are a mixture of win and each-way and are mainly focused on the weekends and big festivals.

We ended up running an extensive 20-month trial in the end which gave us a very good sample size of over 1200 bets. 

At the end of this extended trial, Hugh finished with a commendable 100 points profit at advised prices. 

It’s always nice to see a service break through the 100-point barrier over the course of a trial, which is no mean feat – although this one did take a little longer than most trials we run here. 

Still, 100 points profit is a very good mark to hit and it was achieved with a strike rate of 35% (including placed horses) and a return on investment (ROI) of 4%

Things started off very well before tailing off towards the middle, but really picked up again over the second half of the trial to finish strongly in profit:

Encouragingly for those whose bookie accounts have been restricted, the service also made a very healthy 72 points profit at Betfair SP. 

All in all then a solid effort by King of the Picks and we are happy to award the service a PASSED rating. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The selections are sent out by e-mail, either in the evening before racing or more often at around 10am on the day racing. Either way there is plenty of time to get the bets on and with around 2 bets per day on average the workload is very manageable. 

Availability of prices: We didn’t notice a huge impact on prices so you should be able to get close to the recorded results without too much problem.   

Strike rate: The strike rate for our trial was good at 35% (including placed horses) so there was a reasonably steady rate of returns throughout the trial. 

Advised Betting Bank: A 200 point bank is recommended for following the service which seems reasonable to us and was more than enough to cope with an extended drawdown in the first half of our trial.  

Subscription costs: The current subscription costs at the time of writing are £29 per month, £79 per quarter, £150 for 6 months or £259 per year.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED

After an extended 20 month trial, horse racing tipster King of the Picks delivered a commendable 100 points profit at advised prices.

The results were solid rather than spectacular, with bank growth of 50% over the course of the trial. 

With a good profit made however and strong results over the second half of our trial in particular, including at Betfair SP, we are happy to award this service a PASSED rating.   

 

 

 

 

 

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King of the Picks – Results Update

25th September 2023

It’s been a decent month for horse racing tipster King of the Picks, with a profit of 8 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 82 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The Betfair SP results have fallen slightly behind those at advised prices, with no change made since our last update, meaning they are still 52 points up made for our trial overall at BSP.

It still looks like this service could be a viable option for those confined to the exchanges after having their bookie accounts restricted though.

 

 

 

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King of the Picks – Results Update

25th August 2023

It’s been a good month for horse racing tipster King of the Picks, with a profit of 19 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 74 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The Betfair SP results have fallen slightly behind those at advised prices, with a profit of 2 points made since our last update and 52 points profit made for our trial overall at BSP.

It still looks like this service could be a viable option for those confined to the exchanges after having their bookie accounts restricted though.

 

 

 

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King of the Picks – Results Update

22nd July 2023

There’s been a slight improvement over the last month for horse racing tipster King of the Picks, with a profit of 4 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 55 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The Betfair SP results have fallen just slightly behind those at advised prices, with a loss of 9 points made since our last update and 50 points profit made for our trial overall at BSP.

It still looks like this service could be a viable option for those confined to the exchanges after having their bookie accounts restricted though.

 

 

 

 

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King of the Picks – Results Update

21st June 2023

It’s been a slightly tricky month for horse racing tipster King of the Picks, with a loss of 15 points made to advised prices since our last update.

However they are still an impressive 51 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

Interestingly the Betfair SP results continue to perform better than those at advised prices, with a loss of 14 points made since our last update and 59 points profit made for our trial overall at BSP.

So it’s looking like this service could be a viable option for those confined to the exchanges after having their bookie accounts restricted.

 

 

 

 

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King of the Picks – Results Update

18th May 2023

It’s been an excellent run for Horse racing tipster King of the Picks lately, with a profit of 30 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 66 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

Interestingly the Betfair SP results continue to perform better than those at advised prices, with a profit of 28 points made since our last update and 73 points profit made for our trial overall at BSP.

So it’s looking like this service could be a viable option for those confined to the exchanges after having their bookie accounts restricted.

 

 

 

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King of the Picks – Results Update

6th April 2023

Horse racing tipster King of the Picks has suffered a bit of a retracement lately, with a loss of 15 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 36 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

Interestingly the Betfair SP results are above those at advised prices, with a loss of 7 points made since our last update but 45 points profit made for our trial overall at BSP.

So it’s looking like this service could be a viable option for those confined to the exchanges after having their bookie accounts restricted.

 

 

 

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King of the Picks – Results Update

25th February 2023

The good times continue for horse racing tipster King of the Picks, with a profit of 20 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 51 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

Interestingly the Betfair SP results have now jumped above those at advised prices, with a profit of 37 points made since our last update and 52 points profit made for our trial overall at BSP.

So it’s looking like this service could be a viable option for those confined to the exchanges after having their bookie accounts restricted.

 

 

 

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King of the Picks – Results Update

19th January 2023

Horse racing tipster King of the Picks has continued their good form, with a profit of 28 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 31 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The Betfair SP results remain slightly behind the advised prices, with a profit of 33 points made since our last update and 15 points profit made for our trial overall at BSP.

There have been a few nice winners in the last week, including West Balboa at Kempton which was advised at 11/1 but won at a BSP of 22.0. 

A few more like that would go down very nicely! 

 

 

 

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King of the Picks – Results Update

5th December 2022

It’s been a better month for horse racing tipster King of the Picks, with a profit of 5 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 3 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The Betfair SP results remain behind the advised prices, with a profit of 7 points made since our last update but 18 points lost for our trial overall at BSP.

With National Hunt racing getting into full swing now it may have helped this service which is more of a specialist in that code than the flat. 

 

 

 

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King of the Picks – Results Update

28th October 2022

The recent slide continues unfortunately for horse racing tipster King of the Picks, with a loss of 16 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 2 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The Betfair SP results have stayed slightly below the advised prices, with a loss of 18 points made since our last update and 25 points lost for our trial overall at BSP.

After a promising start to our trial it’s been a tough run for this service so hopefully they can turn things around soon. 

 

 

 

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King of the Picks – Results Update

29th August 2022

It’s been a tough month for horse racing tipster King of the Picks unfortunately, with a loss of 23 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 14 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The Betfair SP results have stayed slightly below the advised prices, with a loss of 31 points made since our last update and 7 points lost for our trial overall at BSP.

Could do with things turning around for this service soon as it’s been on a bit of a slide for the last few months after a promising start to our trial. 

 

 

 

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King of the Picks – Results Update

29th August 2022

The slight decline continued for horse racing tipster King of the Picks over the last month, with a loss of 8 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 37 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The Betfair SP results have stayed slightly below the advised prices, with a loss of 11 points made since our last update but 24 points profit made for our trial overall at BSP.

This trial started off in very strong fashion but has struggled a bit over the last few months. It’s still well up overall so can’t complain but a few more winners would come in handy to push them back in the right direction. 

 

 

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King of the Picks – Results Update

27th July 2022

A small decline for horse racing tipster King of the Picks over the last month, with a loss of 13 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 45 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The Betfair SP results are tracking reasonably well against the advised prices, with a loss of 11 points made since our last update but 35 points profit made for our trial overall at BSP.

So a couple of slow months for King of the Picks but still nicely up for our trial overall. Let’s see if they can kick on again over the next month. 

 

 

 

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King of the Picks – Results Update

25th June 2022

A small step backwards for horse racing tipster King of the Picks over the last month, with a loss of 7 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 58 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There has been a slightly smaller dip at Betfair SP, with a loss of just 2 points made since our last update and 46 points profit made for our trial overall at BSP.

They did have a nice winner at Ascot last week however, with Rohann winning at an advised price of 14/1 and a massive BSP of 32.0. 

A few more winners like that and they’ll be really flying! 

 

 

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King of the Picks – Results Update

23rd May 2022

There’s been a small dip for horse racing tipster King of the Picks over the last month, with a loss of 6 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 65 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There has been a slightly larger dip at Betfair SP, with a loss of 20 points made since our last update and 48 points profit made for our trial overall at BSP.

Hopefully this is just a small blip and they will get back to winning ways shortly.

 

 

 

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King of the Picks – Results Update

23rd April 2022

Horse racing tipster King of the Picks has continued their excellent form, with a profit of 49 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 71 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The results have also held up very well at Betfair SP, with a profit of 41 points made since our last update and 68 points profit made for our trial overall at BSP.

Please note the free first month offer has expired but you can still get free video content on a weekly basis including recommended free tips.

 

 

 

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King of the Picks – Results Update

10th March 2022

It’s been a strong start to our trial of horse racing tipster King of the Picks, with a profit of 22 points made so far to advised prices.

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP things have gotten off to an even better start, with a profit of 27 points made for our trial so far.

Just a reminder that this is a service that is mainly focused on the weekends and big festivals.

That means next week at Cheltenham is going to be a big one for them and you can still get a FREE month’s trial if you want to get in on the action with King of the Picks for the festival. 

 

 

 

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King of the Picks – New Review

4th February 2022

When covid hit it affected us all in different ways. It was a tough time for everyone and for Hugh Doyle, sadly it meant he lost his job.

Having been betting on the horses for decades though and achieving good returns, he decided to turn his attention to betting full-time in November 2020.

His results since then have been quite remarkable and Hugh is probably glad he did back himself to bet on the gee-gees full time! He has now launched his tipping service to share his tips with the public and it’s called King of the Picks.

With over 200 points profit made at a 15% ROI according to his website he’s been doing very well.

The name Hugh Doyle may sound familiar – well he is actually the brother of the Bet Alchemist, Nicky Doyle. That’s a service we’ve previously reviewed and given a positive rating to. It has continued to perform well since our review ended. So Hugh comes from good betting stock anyway!

The bets are a mixture of win and each-way and are mainly focused on the weekends and big festivals. So it should be quite straightforward to follow and generally you could better liquidity on those races so prices hold up better.

So all in all looks pretty good and as a special offer Hugh is offering a FREE month’s trial to test the service out.

Anyway, we will kick things off today and hopefully Hugh can continue his form during our review and beyond. All results will be recorded here as we go along as usual.

In the meantime you can check out King of the Picks for yourself here.

 

 

 

 

The Bookies Enemy – Five Year Update

Here at Honest Betting Reviews we like to continue monitoring services after our review has ended to ensure that they continue producing the results seen in our trial. 

So a full five years after our original review of The Bookies Enemy, it is high time for an update to see if they continue to warrant a PASSED rating from us. 

In our original review back in 2018 (please see below) the service made a highly commendable 104 points profit at a return on investment of 41%, a very successful trial. 

However, many services then fade away after a positive trial, failing to maintain their form and to continue to produce a profit. In fact most tipster services are discontinued within a year or two of launching. 

So first off it is noteworthy that The Bookie Enemy (run by a chap called Gary Poole) is still going at all five years after our original trial. There are very few services out there who manage to keep going that long. 

This is one of those rare tipsters that has stuck around for the long term however, with the service going back to 2008 in one form or another. 

Sticking around a long time doesn’t mean a lot in itself though if you aren’t also producing regular profit, but thankfully The Bookies Enemy has done that in spades! 

Since our original review ended in 2018, they have added a further 771 points profit, putting the total since we started proofing the service at 875 points profit

That would be £21,875 profit at £25 per point stakes or £8,750 profit at more modest £10 per point stakes. 

Those are phenomenal results and worthy of high praise indeed over such a long period. 

If we look at the graph here from January 2020 onwards, it has really been pretty much nothing but upward growth:

The long-term strike is 20% and the return on investment 15%, which are impressive metrics to have maintained over the course of six years. 

In terms of the more recent performance, that has also been stellar with 350 points profit made over the last year. 

Just this month for example they are already 33 points up, so the service is going as strong as ever.

It will be no surprise then to learn that we are not only happy to maintain our PASSED rating for The Bookies Enemy but to upgrade its rating from 4.5 to 5 stars.  

OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED

We can’t stress enough how rare it is to find tipsters who stick around for the long term, let alone who actually produce high quality results year after year. 

The Bookies Enemy has proved itself to be one of those tipsters however, with a superb 771 points profit made since our original trial and 875 points profit made since we started proofing the service back in 2017.

That puts it in an elite category of tipsters and well worthy of a full five star rating from us. Top stuff. 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Bookies Enemy – Final Review

21st February 2018

We have reached the end of our three month trial of The Bookies Enemy and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:    +104 points 
Strike Rate:   19%
Bank Growth:   104%
ROI:   41%
Average number of bets:    2 per day
Cost:   £1 for first 10 days then £40/month, £80/quarter or £240/year 
VERDICT:   PASSED
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

The Bookies Enemy – Full Review

 

The Bookies’ Enemy is a horse racing tipster who has been around for a number of years, operating on their own website and on various tipster platforms.

They recently switched to the Betting Gods tipster platform and not long after that we commenced a three month trial of the service.

The Bookies’ Enemy has a strong reputation of having made very good profits for his followers each year and so we were looking forward to seeing how he would get on under the spotlight of a live trial here at Honest Betting Reviews.

So how did things turn out?

Well we are pleased to say that they turned out very well, with over 100 points profit made to advised prices.

That works out at more than a doubling of the bank in just three months, which is excellent going.

And the return on investment for our trial was a superb 41%, one of the best achieved during a trial for some time.

The strike rate was a little on the low side at 19%, as this is a service that relies on picking long-odds winners that represent strong value rather than backing favourites. So a degree of patience is advised when following the service.

As you can see from the graph below, we were in profit for pretty much the whole trial, punctuated by a big move upwards in the middle.

The Bookies Enemy Profit Graph

Whilst overall the results were fantastic, the one point to be aware of is that the Betfair SP results were quite a bit lower than the advised ones, with 32 points profit made in comparison to the 104 points profit made to advised prices.

So although that is still a good profit, to really get the best out of the Bookies’ Enemy you do want to have access to bookie accounts.

All in all however the trial has been a tremendous success and we are happy to award the Bookies’ Enemy a PASSED rating.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: Pretty straightforward service to follow with just a couple of bets per day on average sent the evening before racing, usually between 6pm and 8pm UK time.

Availability of prices: With such a popular and long-running service like this, inevitably there is downward pressure on prices and so you want to get your bets on as soon as possible after tips are sent out. As we say, there was a big difference between results at advised prices and Betfair SP. 

Strike rate: The strike rate during the trial was 19%, which is pretty much spot on the long term average. 

Advised Betting Bank: A 100 point bank is advised for following the service, which should be ok given the average staking is 1.2 points per bet, but to be on the safe side you may want to consider using a 150 point bank.  

Subscription costs: The costs to sign up are £1 for the first 10 days then £40 per month, £80 per quarter or £240 per year.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED

We often say here at Honest Betting Reviews that one of the most important factors when looking at a tipster is their long-term record. The longer they have been able to produce a consistent profit, the better.

Well the Bookies’ Enemy has been producing profit for a number of years and has continued to do so since switching to the Betting Gods platform.

Under the spotlight of a live trial the service also performed admirably, racking up over 100 points profit in just three months, which would be over £1,000 to just £10 stakes. 

With a return on investment of over 40%, this is one of the best trials we have seen for some time and it is a definite PASSED rating from us. 

The only thing to be aware of is that the results at Betfair SP were quite a bit lower than the advised prices, so you really want to have access to bookie accounts to get the most out of the service.

But all in all it has been impressive stuff from the Bookies’ Enemy and this is one we will be adding to our portfolio for the long-term. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Bookies Enemy – Results Update

27th January 2018

The Bookies Enemy has been living up to his name lately, smashing in lots of big-priced winners.

He has made a very tasty 44 points profit at advised prices since our last update, putting him on 103 points profit for the trial overall.

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP he is somewhat behind the advised price results, although still doing very well, with 34 points profit made since our last update and 49 points profit overall.

This is looking like another top service for the Betting Gods platform alongside some of their other high quality horse racing tipsters.

 

 

 

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The Bookies Enemy – Results Update

5th January 2018

A small retrace for The Bookies Enemy since our last update, with 14 points lost at advised prices.

That means we are now 59 points up for the trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

Quite a significant gap is opening up between the advised prices and Betfair SP results, as we are now just 15 points up at Betfair SP for the trial overall after losing 24 points since our last update.

So it is questionable whether this is going to be profitable to follow the service at Betfair SP, time will tell on that front. 

Overall though the trial is still going very well so can’t have too many complaints thus far. 

 

 

 

 

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The Bookies Enemy – Results Update

19th December 2017

It’s been a fantastic start to our trial of the Bookies Enemy with 73 points profit made to advised prices after one month.

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP a good profit has also been made, although not quite as much as at advised prices, with 39 points profit made so far in our trial. 

The Bookies Enemy has a big reputation behind him and it’s good to see he is living up to that so far. 

Back soon with more updates.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Bookies Enemy – New Review

29th November 2017

Form is temporary, class is permanent. 

So the saying goes. It may be a cliche we hear often in the sporting world, but it applies just as much in the tipping world too.

And it certainly applies to the next tipster we will be reviewing here at Honest Betting Reviews.

This tipster has been around for some time and has built a reputation as one of the most respected names in the business.

He has regularly made over 100 points profit per year and is famous for landing betting coups at long odds.

Who are we talking about?

It is none other than The Bookies’ Enemy of course, a horse racing tipster who has recently signed up for the Betting Gods stable.

It is quite a coup for Betting Gods as well, as the Bookie’s Enemy comes with a strong betting record and following behind him. 

He has offered his tips through a number of sources previously, including social media, his own website and another tipster platform. He has been known as “Bookies’ Enemy Number One” formerly, but now it is just the Bookies’s Enemy.

But hopefully now he has found his rightful home at Betting Gods who should provide the kind of stability for him to really prosper.

The Bookies’ Enemy is in fact a chap called Gary Poole and as we say, he has been around for a number of years and has regularly racked up impressive profits in that time.

Since starting proofing to Betting Gods he has made a very impressive 270 points profit, which has worked out at an amazing £550 profit per month to just £10 stakes.

Those results have been achieved at a superb return on investment of 80%.

Retaining a return at that level will be nigh-on impossible in the long run, but regular profits should be very possible and indeed have been Gary’s staple.

His strike rate has averaged around the 22% so far and as we say, his specialism is going for horses at long odds of 25/1, 33/1 and even higher on occasion.

He has also been known to land a big-priced acca or two, so watch out for those if you are a follower of the service.

All in all then this is a serious tipster and one we are looking forward to testing out. 

We started receiving tips on 17th November so we will record results from then onwards. We are pleased to report we are off to a flying start as well. 

As usual, results will be updated here regularly during the trial.

In the meantime you can check out The Bookies’ Enemy here.

 

 

 

 

Little Acorns gold

Little Acorns Gold – Final Review

We have reached the end of our 14 month trial of Little Acorns Gold and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   +30 points profit*
Strike Rate:   39%
Bank Growth:   +21%
ROI:   4%
Average number of bets:   1 bet per day
Cost:   £47+VAT/month or £119+VAT/quarter
VERDICT:   PASSED
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

* Results refer to Fibonacci staking system

 

Little Acorns Gold – Full Review

 

We originally reviewed the Little Acorns betting system back in 2017 and gave it a PASSED rating after it made 189 points profit in our trial. It is essentially a low-liability laying system for the horses on Betfair.

It is one of the longest-running betting systems, having been going for well over 15 years now and is also one of the most popular, winning our Best Horse Racing Service 2020 as voted for by our members.

Little Acorns Gold is a service that provides the selections from the Little Acorns system for you, so you don’t have to spend time finding them yourself each day. It alerts you by e-mail and/or Telegram when there is a selection.

Then all you have to do is click on Betfair and place the bet – simples!

It’s a useful addition to have in this day and age when people live such busy lives and don’t have time to study the Racing Post each day. 

Anyway, we ran an extended 14 month trial of the service, which gave us a healthy 384 selections.

For the purposes of this review we recorded results using two staking systems:

  • The staking system that Little Acorns advise, i.e. Fibonacci staking, which is where you stake 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 34, 55 points until you hit a winner and then go back to the beginning.
  • Level staking, our standard method for reviews here at HBR. 

The results were quite different depending on which staking system you used. 

Using Fibonacci staking would have made 30 points profit, which is solid enough. 

On the other hand, using level staking would have produced a 17 point loss

So the real question here is: was it the staking system that made the profit rather than the underlying betting strategy? 

Well, in terms of the results seen during this review then “yes” can really be the only answer to that question. 

However, it should be noted that the longer-term Little Acorns results do show (and indeed our own previous review showed) that the system itself has made a profit at level stakes over the long run. So it may have just suffered a downturn during our trial.

In any event, as we warned a few times during our review updates below, if you are using Fibonacci staking then you need to have a very substantial betting bank – and very strong nerves!

A full losing sequence of 11 bets would blow 177 points in total – or £1,770 if betting at £10 stakes. 

Now it is worth pointing out that we didn’t hit a full 11 bet losing sequence during our trial (the most was 9) and Andrew who runs the service says Little Acorns Gold has not hit one in the three years prior to our trial starting (the most was 10). 

However, that is not to say that one couldn’t happen. In fact, in betting we should always prepare ourselves for the worst and expect that at some stage it probably will happen. 

In which case, the fact that they only recommend a 140 point betting bank seems somewhat crazy. 

In our view, the betting bank should be at least twice the maximum wipe out (177 points), so should be at least 354 points. Let’s say 400-500 points to be on the safe side. 

There is a big danger of someone having too small a betting bank and then getting wiped out when they have to put on very hefty stakes as the losing sequence mounts up. 

There is also the psychology of putting on a total of 177 points in a row (and 55 points on the final bet) just to win back slightly more than you started with, so that is something you will need to be comfortable with and able to handle if you are using Fibonacci staking. 

It won’t be to everyone’s tastes, although at the same time many are happy enough to do this and indeed a number of Little Acorns members have been using the system for years now and have done very well out of it. 

We just want to make sure anyone signing up has a full picture of the risks involved and has a large enough betting bank to sustain the losing runs. 

If you are going in with your eyes open in that regard, then Little Acorns has demonstrated an ability to make a profit in both our original review and this one. On that basis we are willing to award it a PASSED rating.

As we say though, just make sure you are ready for a bit of a bumpy ride at times! 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The selections are sent out by e-mail and Telegram and can come out at any time of day when there is a suitable selection. The notifications are normally 10-15 minutes before race time, giving a reasonable amount of time to place the bets. Once you receive a notification you just need to check the price is within the stated range on Betfair (or your exchange of choice) and then place your lay bet with your appropriate staking. So it’s pretty straightforward really. 

There is just one bet per day on average, although some days there are 2-3 bets whilst others there are none. 

Availability of prices: As you are betting on the exchanges and on odds-on favourites, prices are not too much of an issue. Some selections will drift from the time the notification is sent whilst others will steam, but overall you wouldn’t expect Little Acorns members to be shifting the prices given the liquidity on favourites close to race time. 

Strike rate: The strike rate for our trial was solid at 39%, but that may be a little below the long-term average. 

Advised Betting Bank: They recommend a 140 point bank for following the service, which as discussed above does not seem sufficient to us. We would recommend a 400-500 point betting bank to withstand the maximum losing run.  

Subscription costs: The current subscription costs at the time of writing are £47+VAT per month, £119+VAT per quarter or £399+VAT a year.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED

Little Acorns Gold is a spin-off from the very popular and long-running Little Acorns lay betting system for the horses. 

Little Acorns Gold sends you the selections from the LA system rather than having to find them yourself. 

In our trial it made a decent 30 points profit at Fibonacci staking but a 17 point loss at advised staking. On the basis of the Fibonacci staking we are prepared to award the service a PASSED rating, but that does come with a warning to ensure you have a sufficient betting bank – and nerves of steel – if using it!

 

 

 

 

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Little Acorns Gold – Results Update

6th September 2022

It’s been a mixed month for horse racing laying system Little Acorns Gold, with a loss of 5 points made at flat stakes but 4 points profit made at Fibonacci stakes since our last update.

That means it is now 16 points down for our trial overall using flat stakes but 20 points up using Fibonacci staking.

You can view full results here.

Please note for the purposes of this review we are using Betfair SP odds to record results, but if you are taking the bets when the alerts come out you will have slightly different results to us.

As remarked on last time, there is a growing divergence opening up between the results advised stakes and Fibonacci stakes, with the latter performing significantly better. 

That would suggest quite a lot of the power of this strategy comes from the staking system. As to whether you wish the follow the Fibonacci staking system that is up to you but it is essential to have a sufficient bank if you do. They suggest a 140 point bank but we would say 200-250 points would be more advisable here given the risks.  

 

 

 

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Little Acorns Gold – Results Update

29th July 2022

It’s been a good month for horse racing laying system Little Acorns Gold, with a profit of 5 points made at flat stakes and 13 points profit made at Fibonacci stakes since our last update.

That means it is now 11 points down for our trial overall using flat stakes but 16 points up using Fibonacci staking.

You can view full results here.

Please note for the purposes of this review we are using Betfair SP odds to record results, but if you are taking the bets when the alerts come out you will have slightly different results to us.

It’s interesting to see the divergence here between advised stakes and Fibonacci stakes, with the former down and the latter a decent amount up.

That would suggest quite a lot of the power of this system comes from the staking system. As we have said before it is not for the faint-hearted, as the losing streaks can be brutal. However, with a big enough bank and the tolerance for these losing streaks, it does look like the optimal strategy here. 

 

 

 

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Little Acorns Gold – Results Update

21st June 2022

The very gradual improvement continues for horse racing laying system Little Acorns Gold, with a profit of 1 point made at flat stakes and 2 points profit made at Fibonacci stakes since our last update.   

That means it is now 16 points down for our trial overall using flat stakes and 3 points up using Fibonacci staking.

You can view full results here.

Please note for the purposes of this review we are using Betfair SP odds to record results, but if you are taking the bets when the alerts come out you will have slightly different results.

They have had the occasional problem with their Telegram service so it’s a good idea to have e-mail alerts turned on aswell as backup.

 

 

 

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Little Acorns Gold – Results Update

17th April 2022

A slight improvement for horse racing laying system Little Acorns Gold recently, with a profit of 1 point made at flat stakes and 3 points profit made at Fibonacci stakes since our last update.   

That means it is now 17 points down for our trial overall using flat stakes and 1 point up using Fibonacci staking.

You can view full results here.

Please note for the purposes of this review we are using Betfair SP odds to record results, but if you are taking the bets when the alerts come out you will have slightly different results.

There have been quite a few selections that have started over evens lately at BSP, meaning they are no bet. So it’s been a fairly quiet month on the betting front but things may pick up now with lots of flat racing coming up. 

 

 

 

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Little Acorns Gold – Results Update

13th April 2022

It’s been a slightly better time for horse racing laying system Little Acorns Gold lately, with a profit of 2 points made at flat stakes and 6 points profit made at Fibonacci stakes since our last update.   

That means it is now 18 points down for our trial overall using flat stakes and 2 points down using Fibonacci staking.

You can view full results here.

Please note for the purposes of this review we are using Betfair SP odds to record results, but if you are taking the bets when the alerts come out you will have slightly different results.

Good to see some positive momentum here, let’s see if it continues.

 

 

 

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Little Acorns Gold – Results Update

1st March 2022

The tough times continue unfortunately for horse racing laying system Little Acorns Gold, with a further 3 points lost at flat stakes and 1 point lost at Fibonacci stakes.   

That means it is now 20 points down for our trial overall using flat stakes and 8 points down using Fibonacci staking.

You can view full results here.

Please note for the purposes of this review we are using Betfair SP odds to record results, but if you are taking the bets when the alerts come out you will have slightly different results.

It’s been fairly quiet over the last month in terms of bet volume, but that may pick up now with quite a busy period coming up in the racing calendar.

It’s quite surprising to see this service down for our trial as it has years of profitable proofing behind it so this may just be a blip – let’s hope so anyway.

 

 

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Little Acorns Gold – Results Update

25th January 2022

It’s been a tricky time for horse racing laying system Little Acorns Gold recently, with 7 points lost at flat stakes and 11 points lost at Fibonacci stakes.   

That means it is now 17 points down for our trial overall using flat stakes and 7 points down using Fibonacci staking.

You can view full results here.

Please note for the purposes of this review we are using Betfair SP odds to record results, but if you are taking the bets when the alerts come out you will have slightly different results.

It’s been quite a hair-raising ride recently if you’ve been using Fibonacci staking, as we got up to the maximum 34 point stake at one point. It was the second time that’s happened during our trial and thankfully on both occasions the 34 point lay was successful. 

It does show however why it’s crucial to have a big enough bank to withstand those losing runs in case the last bet in the Fibonacci sequence loses. They recommend a 140 point bank but really we think a 200+ point bank could be used to be on the safe side.

A full losing streak would be up to 80 points lost depending on the odds taken over the sequence. For example on the most recent run if the last bet had lost we would have lost 69 points on that sequence of lays.   

So the fact we have been close to that on two occasions shows the risk. If both had gone the other way the whole bank would now be close to being gone. 

 

 

 

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Little Acorns Gold – Results Update

13th December 2021

A slight difference for horse racing laying system Little Acorns Gold this month depending on which staking strategy you use, with 3 points lost at flat stakes but level returns at Fibonacci stakes.   

That means it is now 10 points down for our trial so far using flat stakes but is 4 points up using Fibonacci staking.

You can view full results here.

Please note for this review we are using Betfair SP odds for the purposes of recording results, but if you are taking the bets when the alerts come out you will have slightly different results.

As you can see then something of a divergence in results depending on which staking system is used. The Fibonacci isn’t to everyone’s tastes but it does seem to produce better results over the long run.  Ensuring you have a large enough bank to sustain losing runs with it is crucial though.

 

 

 

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Little Acorns Gold – Results Update

11th November 2021

It’s been a pretty quiet month for Little Acorns Gold, with no change at flat stakes and 4 points profit at Fibonacci stakes.   

That means it is still 7 points down for our trial so far using flat stakes but is 4 points up using Fibonacci staking.

You can view full results here.

Everyone will have slightly different results on this service depending on when they access the selections and place the bets as the odds fluctuate quite a lot in the period before the race starts, which is when alerts are sent. 

For the purposes of this review we are using Betfair SP odds as a standard benchmark. So on some occasions the odds of the selection have been over 2.0 at BSP and therefore no bet, whereas if you’d got on when the selection was sent out the odds may have been below 2.0 and therefore a bet – and vice versa.

It should even itself out over the long term but just worth pointing out that results will vary slightly depending on when you access the selections and place your bets.

 

 

 

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Little Acorns Gold – Results Update

11th October 2021

It continues to be a bit of a struggle for Little Acorns Gold to get going in our trial so far. Since our last update they have lost 5 points at flat stakes and 2 points at Fibonacci stakes.   

That means it is now 7 points down for our trial so far using flat stakes and level using Fibonacci staking.

You can view full results here.

Everyone will have slightly different results on this service depending on when they access the selections and place the bets as the odds fluctuate quite a lot in the period before the race starts, which is when alerts are sent. 

For the purposes of this review we are using Betfair SP odds as a standard benchmark. So on some occasions the odds of the selection have been over 2.0 at BSP and therefore no bet, whereas if you’d got on when the selection was sent out the odds may have been below 2.0 and therefore a bet – and vice versa.

It should even itself out over the long term but just worth pointing out that results will vary slightly depending on when you access the selections and place your bet.

 

 

 

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Little Acorns Gold – Results Update

6th September 2021

It’s been a bit of a mixed start to our trial of Little Acorns Gold, depending on which staking system you are using. 

Using flat stakes, it is 3 points down for our trial so far, whereas using the recommended Fibonacci staking it is 2 points up so far.

You can view full results here.

If using the Fibonacci staking (which is where you stake 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 points until you hit a winner and then go back to the beginning), it’s really important to ensure you have a large enough betting bank and use staking that is appropriate to you. 

For example, at one point over the last month we saw a losing streak of 8 bets, which meant a loss at that stage of a little over 34 points. If using a 140 point bank, that would be manageable, although still a decent chunk of the bank to lose. 

Thankfully the next bet won, winning back the previous 8 bets’ losses but sometimes the full fibonacci sequence will be lost and you don’t want one of those to wipe you out.

Just a note aswell that we are using Betfair SP odds for the purposes of recording results, so our results will differ slightly from the official ones.

Everyone will have slightly different results anyway depending on when they access the selections and place the bets as the odds fluctuate quite a lot in the period before the race starts, which is when alerts are sent.  

 

 

 

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Little Acorns Gold – New Review

3rd August 2021

We are starting a new trial today of a service called Little Acorns Gold.

Many of you will have heard of the original Little Acorns betting system, which we originally reviewed back in 2017 and gave a PASSED rating to after making 189 points profit in our trial. Little Acorns is essentially a low-liability laying system for the horses on Betfair.

It is one of the longest-running betting systems, having been going for well over 10 years now and is also one of the most popular, winning our Best Horse Racing Service 2020 as voted for by our members. It has also won numerous other awards over the years.

So that’s Little Acorns, but what is Little Acorns Gold?

Well essentially it’s a service that provides the selections for Little Acorns for you, so you don’t have to spend time finding them yourself each day.

Let’s face it, often it can be difficult to set aside time to finding the selections each day, particularly with the busy lives we lead these days. And there are some days when you just forget or can’t get access to the internet or the websites you need.

So Little Acorns Gold does all the work for you – finding the selections and e-mailing/alerting you (via Telegram) when there is a selection.

Then all you have to do is click on Betfair and place the bet – simples!

The results of the system are very impressive, with over +190 points profit made since 2018.

That’s without compounding too – an example in the members’ section shows that with 2% compounding you could have turned a £1200 starting bank in 2018 into over £19,850 by March 2021!

The results are also remarkably consistent, with only four losing months over the last three and a half years.

Overall then there’s a huge amount to like about Little Acorns Gold and it’s a really good innovation to have added these alerts for people who don’t have time to find the selections themselves each day.

We will be following the selections here live on the site and recording our results as we go along on this page.

In the meantime you can check out Little Acorns Gold for yourself here.

 

 

 

Irish Cash Consortium – Final Review

We have reached the end of our 12 month trial of the Irish Cash Consortium and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   +112 points profit
Strike Rate:   36%
Bank Growth:   +149%
ROI:   18%
Average number of bets:   1-2 bets per day
Cost:   £19.95 + VAT for 1st month then £39.95 + VAT per month thereafter
VERDICT:   PASSED
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Irish Cash Consortium – Full Review

 

Horse racing in Ireland is famed for its big gambles, insider knowledge and behind-the-scenes whispers. 

Over the years we’ve reviewed a few Irish racing services but haven’t come across too many successful ones unfortunately. 

At the outset of this review we were hopeful that was all about to change with the Irish Cash Consortium. 

The tips are provided by a guy called Aidan who apparently has contacts with gallops watchers, jockeys’ agents, stable insiders and a network of fellow professional punters – plus an inside line on where big gambles are being placed with the bookies.

Normally we would be a little skeptical of claims like these, but we have seen a similar service from the same source (i.e. the Matthew Walton stable) called Racing Intelligence that has proven to be of the highest quality and is one of our top recommended horse racing tipsters. 

We are pleased to say that the Irish Cash Consortium followed suit and performed excellently in our trial, smashing through the 100 point barrier and finishing with 112 points profit at advised prices at the end of our extended 12 month trial (which incorporated 640 bets). 

The gains were pretty consistent throughout the trial (with one or two peaks and troughs), as you can see below:

In terms of bank growth, the 75 point starting bank more than doubled over our trial, growing 149% which is excellent going. 

The strike rate was impressive too at 36% (including placed horses) whilst the return on investment was more than respectable at 18%

For those who have had their bookie accounts restricted, the good news is that the service also proved profitable at Betfair SP, finishing with 66 points profit

So that’s around half of the profit of advised prices but still a healthy gain in its own right. 

All in all then the Irish Cash Consortium ticks all the boxes and gets a definitive PASSED rating, with bells on!

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The selections are sent out by e-mail (or Telegram if you prefer), periodically throughout the morning then there is a summary e-mail usually around midday. There are around 1-2 bets per day on average, which means it is very manageable in terms of workload. 

Availability of prices: The prices often get pushed in a fair bit as Irish racing tends to not be quite as liquid as UK racing, so it’s a good idea to get your bets on as quickly as you can. However, they still made an impressive 66 points profit at BSP, so even if you can’t get the advised prices there is still good profit to be made.  

Strike rate: The strike rate for our trial was good at 36% (including placed horses) meaning there was a steady supply of returns during our review and the drawdowns were manageable. 

Advised Betting Bank: They recommend a 50-75 point bank for following the service, which seems reasonable to us. The staking is very sensible at 1 point per bet and with a solid strike rate, a 75 point bank should be sufficient and is what we used for this trial. If you wanted to be on the safer side, a 100 point bank could be used of course. 

Subscription costs: The current subscription costs at the time of writing are £19.95 + VAT for the first month then £39.95 + VAT per month thereafter, which is pretty reasonable given the results achieved. 

 

OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED

We ran an extended 12 month trial of horse racing tipster the Irish Cash Consortium and it delivered excellent results, producing 112 points profit at advised prices. That came at an ROI of 18% and a strike rate of 36%

It also performed well at Betfair SP, making 66 points profit. Suffice to say it’s a PASSED rating for this one then and great to have a profitable Irish racing service to add to the portfolio. 

 

 

 

 

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Irish Cash Consortium – Results Update

24th August 2022

It’s been a bit of a tough time lately for horse racing tipster the Irish Cash Consortium, with a loss of 27 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 67 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP are also good but not quite as impressive as those at advised prices, with 26 points lost since our last update and 31 points profit made for our trial to date at BSP.

Hopefully it’s just a small blip lately as the service has looked very promising overall, so we’ll see if they can get back on track over the next month or so. 

 

 

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Irish Cash Consortium – Results Update

28th June 2022

Horse racing tipster the Irish Cash Consortium has been in excellent form lately, with a profit of 28 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 94 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP are also good but not quite as impressive as those at advised prices, with 15 points won since our last update and 57 points profit made for our trial to date at BSP.

Tips are sent out at various times during the morning of racing, so you need to keep an eye on your e-mails/texts for new tips being issued. There is then a summary e-mail at around lunchtime with all the day’s bets.

 

 

 

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Irish Cash Consortium – Results Update

15th April 2022

A small dip recently for horse racing tipster the Irish Cash Consortium, with a loss of 9 points made to advised prices since our last update.

However they are still 66 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There has been a drop at Betfair SP too, with 15 points lost since our last update. That means they are now 42 points up for our trial to date at BSP.

Hopefully just a blip and they will be back on form very soon.

 

 

 

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Irish Cash Consortium – Results Update

15th April 2022

Horse racing tipster the Irish Cash Consortium has been on cracking form lately with a profit of 50 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 75 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

Results have held up well at Betfair SP too, with 46 points profit made since our last update. That means they are now 57 points up for our trial to date at BSP.

The highlight of recent times was Balkito winning at Thurles at 28/1 but there have been other winners at 9/1, 8/1 and one that was placed at 66/1. So members have certainly been enjoying lots of high-priced successes lately.  

 

 

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Irish Cash Consortium – Results Update

24th February 2022

A small improvement over the last month for horse racing tipster Irish Cash Consortium, with a profit of 2 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 25 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There was actually a small decline this month at Betfair SP, with 2 points lost since our last update. However they are still 11 points up for our trial to date at BSP.

So far then this service has been a steady gainer rather than explosive, but with lots of high quality racing coming up there is the chance for things to get moving forward a little faster now. 

 

 

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Irish Cash Consortium – Results Update

18th January 2022

It’s been a good month for horse racing tipster Irish Cash Consortium, with a profit of 17 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 23 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

It’s a fairly similar picture at Betfair SP, although not quite as much profit made so far, with a gain of 5 points made since our last update. That puts them 13 points up for our trial to date at BSP.

It’s been a particularly good run lately with four winners in a row, so they appear to have hit a hot streak.

 

 

 

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Irish Cash Consortium – Results Update

14th December 2021

A very small step back for horse racing tipster Irish Cash Consortium lately, with a loss of 2 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 6 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

It’s a fairly similar picture at Betfair SP with a loss of 9 points made since our last update, putting them 8 points up for our trial to date.

It’s a pretty simple service to follow with just a couple of bets per day on average so should suit most people in terms of the workload.

 

 

 

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Irish Cash Consortium – Results Update

4th November 2021

It’s been a good start to our trial of horse racing tipster Irish Cash Consortium, with a profit of 8 points made so far to advised prices.

You can view full results here.

It’s been an even better start at Betfair SP, with a profit of 17 points made for our trial to date.

Just a reminder that this is a service provided by a guy who has contacts with gallops watchers, jockeys’ agents, stable insiders and a network of fellow professional punters – plus an inside line on where big gambles are being placed with the bookies.

All that info seems to be paying off so far, let’s hope it continues. 

 

 

 

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Irish Cash Consortium – New Review

1st October 2021

Horse racing in Ireland is famed for its big gambles, insider knowledge and behind-the-scenes whispers. 

Over the years we’ve reviewed a few Irish racing services but haven’t come across too many successful ones. 

Hopefully that’s all about to change with the latest one we have lined up to review…and that’s a service called the Irish Cash Consortium. 

The tips are provided by a guy called Aidan who apparently has contacts with gallops watchers, jockeys’ agents, stable insiders and a network of fellow professional punters – plus an inside line on where big gambles are being placed with the bookies.

Normally we would be a little skeptical of claims like these, but we have seen a similar service from the same source (i.e. the Matthew Walton stable) called Racing Intelligence that performed very well during our trial. 

The results for this service look very promising too, with 120 points profit made since starting tipping back in March. 

That has been achieved with an exceptional return on investment (ROI) of 38% and a decent strike rate of 37%. 

And for those who have been restricted by the bookies, the good news is the results have also been strong at Betfair SP, with 110 points profit made at an ROI of 34%.

All in all that makes us believe this chap may indeed have the right contacts in the Irish racing industry.

As ever though, the proof of the pudding will be in the eating so let’s see how they get on under a live trial. 

We started receiving the bets on 23rd September so will record results from then. Results will be updated here as usual as we go along.

In the meantime you can check out the Irish Cash Consortium for yourself here.

 

 

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The Outside Edge – Final Review

We have reached the end of our 14 month trial of The Outside Edge and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:  +269 point profit
Strike Rate:   29%
Bank Growth:   90%
ROI:   10%
Average number of bets:   4 bets per day 
Cost:   £1.99 for first 15 days then £27/month
VERDICT:   PASSED
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

The Outside Edge – Full Review

 

The Outside Edge is a horse racing tipster from the Betting Gods stable of tipsters. They provide tips in UK and Irish flat & jumps racing, with the occasional tip for US racing.

We followed the tips for an extended 14 months, which gave us a very substantial sample size of 1624 bets. 

Any tipster that can produce a sustained profit over an extended trial like this is worthy of respect and that is exactly what The Outside Edge managed to do. 

A total profit of 269 points was made at advised prices during our trial, which is an excellent amount to have amassed. 

That was achieved with a solid strike of 29% (including placed horses) and a respectable ROI of 10%.

In terms of the profit graph over the trial, it was very strong over the early part of the trial with steady upward growth, then moved sideways for a while before quite a substantial dip, but then recovered strongly over the latter part of our trial:

That shows the importance of having a big enough betting bank and the patience to withstand extended drawdowns. Those who stuck with it would have been rewarded with the recent upturn in form over the past couple of months.

Turning to the Betfair SP results, these were quite a bit below the results at advised prices, with a profit of 106 points was made. Whilst still a very good amount to have made at BSP, it is less than half the profit made at advised prices.

So to get the most out of the service you will want to have access to bookie accounts, although it is still viable to follow if you are restricted to using the exchanges.

Overall then with an excellent 269 points profit made for our trial at advised prices, we are happy to award The Outside Edge a PASSED rating.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The tips are sent by e-mail, with an update the evening before racing and then another on the morning of racing. With around 4 bets per day on average it’s a little bit of work to follow but not too bad by any means.

Availability of prices: Prices can be quite sensitive, particularly those sent out the evening before racing. There was quite a big difference between the results at advised prices and BSP, which shows the value being achieved early but also the importance of getting bets on quickly.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 29% (including placed horses), which is pretty good for a horse racing service.

Advised Betting Bank: A 300 point betting bank was advised for following the service, which given the drawdown of around 200 points seems fair, although to be on the safe side a 400 point bank could be advised for this service.

Subscription costs: The subscription costs at the time of writing are £1.99 for the first 15 days then £27 per month, which is very reasonable given the results achieved.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED

The Outside Edge is a horse racing tipster that produced an excellent 269 points profit during an extended 14 month trial.

It achieved that with a strike rate of 29% and an ROI of 10%, which are more than respectable statistics. There was quite a substantial drawdown during our trial though, so a large betting bank is required if following the service (at least 300 points).

All in all though it’s been a very successful trial and the service is well worthy of a PASSED rating.

 

 

 

 

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The Outside Edge – Results Update

20th October 2021

Horse racing tipster The Outside Edge has bounced back nicely over the last month, with a profit of 48 points made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now an excellent 158 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

It’s also been a decent month at Betfair SP, with a profit of 20 points made since our last update. That means they are now 35 points up for our trial overall at BSP.

The highlight over the last month was a cracking 50/1 winner in the shape of Bedouin’s Story at Newmarket, which members obviously very much enjoyed. It was also a decent BSP at 45, so even those without bookie accounts would have landed a nice touch. 

 

 

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The Outside Edge – Results Update

15th September 2021

Unfortunately it’s been a difficult time for horse racing tipster The Outside Edge lately, with a loss of 72 points made at advised prices since our last update.

With the previous profits however they are still 110 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

It’s also been a rough time lately at Betfair SP, with a loss of 78 points made since our last update. However, they are still 15 points up for our trial overall at BSP.

This review started off really well so it’s a shame it’s turned south over the last couple of months, but they are still well up for our trial overall so let’s hope they get back on track soon.

 

 

 

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The Outside Edge – Results Update

14th August 2021

It’s been a tough month for horse racing tipster The Outside Edge unfortunately, with a loss of 44 points made at advised prices since our last update.

With the previous profits however they are still 182 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

It’s also been a tough month at Betfair SP, with a loss of 56 points made since our last update. However, they are still 93 points up for our trial overall at BSP.

Let’s hope the last month was just a blip and they can get back to their previous winning ways shortly. 

 

 

 

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The Outside Edge – Results Update

14th July 2021

It’s been a quiet month for horse racing tipster The Outside Edge, with a profit of just 1 point made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now an excellent 226 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

It was a bit of a tougher month at Betfair SP though, with a loss of 31 points made since our last update. However, they are still 149 points up for our trial overall at BSP.

We now have a sample size of over 1,000 bets for our trial which is obviously a very good number.

To have produced such good profits over a large sample size like this is a strong indication of a service with a clear edge over the market. 

 

 

 

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The Outside Edge – Results Update

14th June 2021

For the first time since we started our review, horse racing tipster The Outside Edge has experienced something of a correction, with a loss of 33 points made at advised prices since our last update.

With the very strong gains made previously however, they are still an impressive 225 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP have also taken a step back, with a loss of 49 points made since our last update. However, they are still 180 points up for our trial overall at BSP.

Hopefully this is just a temporary blip and they will be back to winning ways again shortly. 

 

 

 

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The Outside Edge – Results Update

5th April 2021

Horse racing tipster The Outside Edge continues to relentlessly hammer the bookies, adding another 42 points profit at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now a massive 258 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP continue to perform very well too, with 41 points profit made since our last update and 229 points profit made for our trial overall.

If you are not already a member it may well be worth checking this service out as it really looks top drawer to us. 

 

 

 

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The Outside Edge – Results Update

5th April 2021

It’s getting silly now. Horse racing tipster The Outside Edge just keeps relentlessly racking up the profits, adding another 65 points profit since our last update. 

That means they are now an amazing 216 points up for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP continue to perform very well too, with an excellent 80 points profit made since our last update and 188 points profit made for our trial overall.

If you’ve been following the blog you will have seen the Outside Edge picking up our Tipster of the Month award for two months in a row – and well deserved. The winners have been flying in left, right and centre and we know lots of you have been enjoying them, which is always good to hear. 

 

 

 

 

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The Outside Edge – Results Update

23rd February 2021

Horse racing tipster The Outside Edge continues to give the bookies a good bashing, adding another 40 points profit at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now a superb 151 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP continue to track nicely, with 15 points profit made since our last update and 108 points profit made for our trial overall.

Most bets are 1 points each-way or 1-2 point win bets, with an average stake of 1.7 points per bet, so pretty sensible staking from this tipster. 

All in all a lot to like about this service. 

 

 

 

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The Outside Edge – Results Update

23rd January 2021

It’s been a very good month for horse racing tipster The Outside Edge, with a profit of 48 points made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 111 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP are holding up pretty well, with 23 points profit made since our last update and 93 points profit made for our trial overall at BSP.

These results are particularly impressive when you consider how many tipsters have struggled in recent times with variable ground, cancelled meetings and a revised schedule playing havoc with the form.

Fair play to them and long may it continue. 

 

 

 

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The Outside Edge – Results Update

22nd December 2020

It’s been a very good start to our trial of horse racing tipster The Outside Edge, with a profit of 63 points made at advised prices after two months. 

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP it’s also been a strong start, with a profit of 70 points made so far. That is down in part to an excellent winner they had on Saturday at Ascot with Not So Sleepy winning at a BSP of 30.36, which really gave them a boost heading into the Xmas period. 

Just a reminder that as noted below in our opening of the review, we started receiving tips on 20th October so have recorded results from then. 

 

 

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The Outside Edge – New Review

16th November 2020

Today we are stating a new review of a horse racing tipster called The Outside Edge.

This is a tipster from the reputable Betting Gods tipster platform who started proofing their tips back in December 2019, so nearly a year ago now. 

In that time they have produced £2,764 profit at £10 per point stakes at a return on investment of over 15%

That works out at an average monthly profit of £276 at the same £10 per point stakes which is very handy indeed. 

The strike rate (otherwise known as win rate) is over 30% which is healthy level and should mean there are steady returns (hopefully). 

Tips are provided by a chap called Darren and he explains his approach as follows:-

“I like to take a two-pronged approach which is why I send two sets of tips each day. I send my first few tips the evening before – this is where I capture value in the markets. I then send a second round of tips in the morning of racing where I look at market trends to grab some final value for you.”

So two shots at grabbing some value and smashing the bookies, which is encouraging. 

We started receiving tips on 20th October so will record results from then. They have started off very strongly so hopefully that will continue for the remainder of our review. Results will be updated here regularly as we go along. 

In the meantime you can check out The Outside Edge for yourself here.

 

 

 

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Hanbury Racing Tips – Final Review

We have reached the end of our seven month trial of Hanbury Racing Tips and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:  +238 point profit
Strike Rate:   21%
Bank Growth:   111%
ROI:   27%
Average number of bets:   2-3 bets per day 
Cost:   £4.99 for 1st 14 days then £36.99/month
VERDICT:   PASSED
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Hanbury Racing Tips – Full Review

 

Hanbury Racing Tips is a horse racing tipping service providing selections – often at high odds – for UK and Irish racing.

The selections for Hanbury Racing Tips are provided by a chap called Richard Hutchinson who won the Tote Ten To Follow Jumps competition in 2020. In doing so he captured the £10,000 March monthly prize and also the £177,000 first prize, so in total over £188,000 for his syndicate.

We followed his tips for an extended seven month trial, in which time we proofed over 450 bets.

And after that extended trial we are pleased to report that the results were excellent, with a total profit of 238 points made at advised prices.

That was achieved with an excellent return on investment (ROI) of 27% and a solid strike rate of 21% (including placed horses).

Richard has a penchant for high odds selections and there were a number of 100/1 shots picked and a lot at 66/1 and other big prices too.

Amazingly, one of the 100/1 shots actually won during our trial and a 150/1 came second towards the end of our trial – but tipped each way it still returned a healthy 29 points profit.

So in terms of the results at advised prices, this was one of the best horse racing trials we have run for a while.

One thing to be aware of though is that there was a wide discrepancy between the results at advised prices and those at Betfair SP, with the latter actually making an 89 point loss for our trial.

That difference was down in large part to one tip – Danilo D’Airy – which won at advised odds of 100/1. With a small rule 4 deduction included, it returned 106 points at advised prices from a one point each-way bet.

However, at Betfair SP it went off at just 12.53, returning just under 14 points profit, so a massive difference there.

Excluding this rather exceptional selection from the results though, you would still get results of 132 points profit at advised prices versus a 103 point loss at BSP.

So whichever way you slice it this doesn’t look like a service you can follow at Betfair SP and is one you would need bookie accounts for.

If you do have bookie accounts though it has been an excellent trial as we say and well worthy of a PASSED rating.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The tips are sent by e-mail, normally the evening before racing with a few early in the morning on the day of racing. With around 2-3 bets per day on average it’s not too onerous to follow.

Availability of prices: As Richard tips at very big odds the prices tend to be pretty sensitive so it is advisable to get your bets on as soon as possible. Quite often the big prices get smashed in by the time of the race. And as mentioned above, it does not look like the service is practical to follow at Betfair SP so you will need access to bookie accounts to make it practical to follow the service.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 21%, which is pretty good when you consider the odds tipped at.

Advised Betting Bank: A 210 point betting bank was advised for following the service and that seems about right to us.

Subscription costs: The subscription costs at the time of writing are £4.99 for the first 14 days then £36.99 per month.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED

Hanbury Racing Tips is a horse racing service that provides tips at high odds on UK and Irish racing. They came into our trial with a strong reputation and for once we can say they fully lived up to it, amassing a superb 238 points profit at advised prices. The ROI was also excellent at 27%.

The only thing to note is that it doesn’t look like the service is practical to follow at Betfair SP, as they actually made a loss at BSP for our trial.

Please note they are offering a 25% discount on subscriptions for Honest Betting Reviews visitors – please use the code honest25 at checkout.

 

 

 

 

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Hanbury Racing Tips – Results Update

27th September 2021

Horse racing tipster Hanbury Racing Tips continues to fly along, with another 63 points profit made at advised prices since our last update. 

That means they are now an impressive 199 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

As mentioned in previous updates it’s not quite such a bright picture at Betfair SP though, with a profit of 17 points made since our last update but 81 points lost for our trial overall at BSP. 

There have been excellent winners over the last month at prices of 25/1, 16/1, 14/1 and 33/1, as well as lot of big-priced place finishes. 

Top stuff and well done to Richard who runs the service. 

 

 

 

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Hanbury Racing Tips – Results Update

25th August 2021

Yet more profit for Hanbury Racing Tips this month with another 12 points profit made at advised prices since our last update. 

That means they are now an impressive 136 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

As mentioned in previous updates it’s a very different picture at Betfair SP though, with a loss of 48 points made since our last update and 98 points lost for our trial overall at BSP. 

Even taking into account the one selection that was tipped at 100/1 but went off at 12.53 BSP, that is still one of the biggest differences we have seen between advised prices and BSP in one of our trials. 

That may be down in part to them tipping the evening before racing and looking for value at big prices which then get punted in by the off. 

Whatever the reason though this is definitely looking like a service you need bookie accounts to follow. 

 

 

 

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Hanbury Racing Tips – Results Update

23rd July 2021

The good form continues for Hanbury Racing Tips, with another 33 points profit made at advised prices since our last update. 

That means they are now an excellent 124 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

As mentioned in previous updates it’s a very different picture however at Betfair SP, with 21 points profit made since our last update but 50 points lost for our trial overall at BSP. 

So it very much looks like this is not a service to follow if you are restricted to the exchanges – bookie accounts are needed.

If you have bookie accounts then it’s looking like a top service.

 

 

 

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Hanbury Racing Tips – Results Update

23rd June 2021

Just a small profit this month for Hanbury Racing Tips, with 4 points profit made at advised prices since our last update. 

With the big gains made previously that puts them 91 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

As mentioned last time it’s a very different picture however at Betfair SP, with another 23 points lost since our last update and 71 points lost for our trial overall at BSP. 

So it very much looks like this is not a service to follow if you are restricted to the exchanges – bookie accounts are needed.

In fact we can’t remember seeing such a big discrepancy between results at advised prices and those at Betfair SP before, although as mentioned last time a large part of this is due to one winner which was advised at 100/1 but went off a BSP of just 12.53.

Anyway, just to mention as well that Hanbury Racing won our tipster of the month award last month, belatedly added after they were mistakenly overlooked in our original post. So congrats to them on the win. 

 

 

 

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Hanbury Racing Tips – Results Update

21st May 2021

It’s been an excellent start to our trial of Hanbury Racing Tips, with 87 points profit made so far to advised prices. 

You can view full results here.

It is quite a different story however at Betfair SP, as they are actually 48 points down for our trial so far at BSP. 

That is down in large part to just one tip – Danilo D’Airy – which won at advised odds of 100/1. With a small rule 4 deduction included, it returned 106 points at advised prices from a one point each-way bet.

However, at Betfair SP it went off at just 12.53, returning just under 14 points profit, so a massive difference there obviously. That fits the definition of a horse that was “smashed in” if ever there was one!

Whether that was just a one-off or not we will have to wait and see, but so far it is looking like this is a service you will need access to bookie accounts to get the most out of. 

 

 

 

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Hanbury Racing Tips – New Review

17th April 2021

Today we are starting a new review of a horse racing service called Hanbury Racing Tips. 

This comes from a new tipster platform called Mega Tipsters. 

The selections for Hanbury Racing Tips come from a chap called Richard Hutchinson who won the Tote Ten To Follow Jumps competition in 2020. In doing so he captured the £10,000 March monthly prize and also the £177,000 first prize, so in total over £188,000 for his syndicate.

In addition, Richard finished 9th in 2009 and had a runner in the Grand National. With these kind of results, it was only natural for him to turn his attention to running a professional tipping service, and that is what he has done at Mega Tipsters.

Richard has been following racing for over 30 years and studies form the closely, watching a huge amount of racing to aid his selection process. He specialises in both grade 1 horses and well-handicapped types. Either way Richard spends many hours studying the form before sending out his tips.  

The results since Richard starting tipping in May 2020 look very impressive, with a profit of over 660 points made at a superb ROI of 39.5%. 

That works out at over £16,000 profit at £25 per point stakes and over £1500 per month profit. 

The focus at Hanbury Racing is on long-shot selections, with massive winners at prices of 66/1, 50/1, 33/1, 28/1, 22/1 having been achieved to date. And amazingly they just hit a 150/1 winner a couple of weeks ago!

Whilst that has provided exceptional returns – and plenty of excitement – to date, it also means a substantial betting bank is needed and a 225 point bank is recommended. 

Overall then this looks like a very promising service and we are looking forward to seeing how it gets on. We started receiving tips on 13th April so will record selections from then. As usual we will update things as we along here.

In the meantime you can check out Hanbury Racing Tips for yourself here. 

 

 

 

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Back Lucrative – Final Review

We have reached the end of our nine month review of Back Lucrative and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   +105 points
Strike Rate:   26%  
Bank Growth:   53% 
ROI:   11% 
Average number of bets:   6 per day
Cost:   £1 for first 7 days then £37/month or £297/year
VERDICT:   PASSED
Rating:  

 

You can view full results here. (please note there are two tabs on the spreadsheet for both sets of results). 

 

Back Lucrative  – Full Review

 

Back Lucrative is a long-running horse racing service operated by a professional gambler called Michael Carr. We originally took a look at the service way back in 2015 and have kept an eye on it ever since. It had been closed to new members for quite a while but recently reopened, giving us a chance to run a new review. 

Michael who runs the service is a well-known figure in the racing world having produced a number of informative guides and videos on gambling and how he has achieved his own success in the field.

Back Lucrative is a very successful service, having been running since 2013 and amassing over 1500 points profit in that time, including making a profit every year. 

With such a strong reputation, you are always a bit worried the review will be a jinx and things will all go pear-shaped.

Well fortunately this time we weren’t a jinx on the service and it performed very well, netting 105 points profit at advised prices across its two strategies. 

However, the two strategies – the Value Bets and Banker Bets – performed so differently during our review that we thought it would be useful in this instance to give the results separately.

So looking at them individually, the Value Bets made an excellent 180 points profit whilst the Banker Bets sadly lost 75 points (both at advised prices). 

So really it was chalk and cheese between the two strategies. 

Looking at the Value Bets first, these are one-point each-way bets looking for value (obviously!) in the market, usually at high odds. They still managed a good strike rate of 31% (including placed horses) even though they are focused on higher-odds selections. And of course with 180 points profit they performed superbly, almost doubling the recommended 200 point betting bank. 

The return on investment was also good at 15%, so all in all we were highly impressed with Back Lucrative’s Value Bets. 

The only negative we could see is that the Betfair SP results were a long way behind the advised prices and actually made a loss of 2 points in the end.

Such a big difference between the advised prices and BSP results is not something we see very often and may be down in part to the popularity of Back Lucrative, which as you can imagine with over 1500 points profit made in 7 years has a large and loyal following. 

The bottom line is that if you want to follow the service you will need access to bookie accounts because you will struggle to make a profit using Betfair. 

Turning to the Banker Bets, there isn’t too much that needs to be said really but a loss of 75 points is obviously disappointing and we’re not sure why there was such a discrepancy between the two strategies. The vast majority of the Banker bets are at odds of between 3.0 and 6.0, so perhaps Michael just struggles to find value at this lower odds band. 

Either way we wouldn’t be surprised at all if members were betting solely on the Value Bets and if so we certainly wouldn’t blame them. 

So how to sum up? Well overall we are definitely happy to award the service a PASSED rating. Even if you followed both strategies you still would have finished with over 100 points profits which is very good going. And if you had followed just the Value Bets then 180 points profit would have been made at advised prices. 

So whichever way the tips are followed the results produced strong returns and given the long history of over seven years of profit this has to rank as one of the best horse racing services out there. We would recommend grabbing a place whilst the doors are still open. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The tips are accessed by logging into the Back Lucrative website and the selections are normally available by 10am UK time. With an average of just 3 bets per day per strategy it’s relatively straightforward to follow the service. 

Availability of prices: Prices get hit quite considerably, which is not surprising given the popularity of the service but means you will need access to a good number of bookie accounts and to act quickly once tips are posted. As mentioned above, the Betfair SP results actually finished in deficit which helps to demonstrate the value being found early.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 31% (including placed horses) for the Value Bets and 21% for the Banker Bets, which is solid and certainly for the Value Bets is impressive given that it tends to go for horses at longer odds.

Advised Betting Bank: A 200 point bank is recommended for following each strategy, which seems more than sufficient to us.  

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are £1 for the first 7 days then £37 per month or £297 per year. This covers both the Value Bets and Banker Bets, which are not available as separate subscriptions currently. 

 

OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED

This was very much a “Tale of Two Strategies” for Back Lucrative, which is a horse racing service that has two separate betting strategies it employs. One of the strategies, the Value Bets, really hosed up by making 180 points profit whilst the other strategy, the Banker Bets, rather fell at the first, losing 75 points

Overall though that’s still 105 points profit and given the consistency of the service over the years, which we first started following way back in 2015, it’s a definite PASSED rating from us. 

Given the overall profits made over the years and during our trial, we consider this one of the premier horse racing services out there and deserving of its high reputation. Grab a place whilst you still can. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Back Lucrative – Results Update

3rd August 2020 

It’s been another good month for horse racing service Back Lucrative, with 44 points profit made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 117 points up for our trial overall at advised prices. 

It remains something of a mixed picture however, with their Value Bets 133 points up, while their Banker Bets are 16 points down. It has been a much better month for the Banker Bets however with a profit of 39 points made. 

You can view full results here. (please note there are two tabs on the spreadsheet for both sets of results). 

At Betfair SP the Value Bets are 22 points up whilst the Banker Bets are 18 points down, giving a total for our trial of +4 points. So it looks like this is a service where you need bookie accounts really to make it worthwhile. 

Anyway, we’ll be looking to wrap up this review shortly and unless something dramatic happens it is heading for a clear passed rating.

 

 

 

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Back Lucrative – Results Update

3rd August 2020 

A small profit for horse racing service Back Lucrative over the last month, with 8 points profit made at advised prices since our last update. 

That means they are now 73 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

It remains a very mixed picture however, with their Value Bets 128 points up, while their Banker Bets are 55 points down

You can view full results here. (please note there are two tabs on the spreadsheet for both sets of results). 

At Betfair SP the Value Bets are 23 points up whilst the Banker Bets are 65 points down, giving a total for our trial of -42 points.

So at the moment it looks like this is a service you need bookmaker accounts for to get the most out of it. If you have bookie accounts then the results for the Value Bets have been strong and are living up to the pre-trial billing. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Back Lucrative – Results Update

6th July 2020 

Horse racing service Back Lucrative has bounced back nicely following the covid break, making a profit of 105 points at advised prices since our last update back in April. 

That means they are now 65 points up for our trial overall at advised prices. 

It has been a mixed picture however, with their Value Bets actually being 129 points up, while their Banker Bets are 64 points down

You can view full results here. (please note there are two tabs on the spreadsheet for both sets of results). 

At Betfair SP the Value Bets are 48 points up whilst the Banker Bets are 65 points down, giving a total for our trial of -17 points.

So it looks at the moment that the BSP results are falling quite a bit behind the advised prices. 

Anyway, good to see the improvement for Back Lucrative since racing resumed, let’s hope it continues.

 

 

 

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Back Lucrative – Results Update

8th April 2020 

It’s been a tough start to our re-review of horse racing tipster Back Lucrative, with a loss of 40 points made at advised prices since our trial recommenced at the end of January. 

It has been a mixed picture however, with their Value Bets actually being 18 points up, while their Banker Bets are 58 points down

You can view full results here. (please note there are two tabs on the spreadsheet for both sets of results). 

At Betfair SP the story is a little worse, with 62 points lost for our re-review so far (with the Value Bets 1 point up and the Banker Bets 63 points down). 

Obviously with racing suspended there are no selections for the time being. The latest from UK racing is that the early season classics – 1,000 Guineas, 2,000 Guineas and Derby – have been postponed until further notice. There are still plans for Royal Ascot to go ahead, with the Queen’s course making plans to hold races behind closed doors but they are dependent on the government allowing it to go ahead, so at the moment it’s up in the air as to whether that happens. 

Anyway, whenever racing does get going again let’s hope things pick up for Back Lucrative. 

 

 

 

 

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Back Lucrative Re-Review

30th January 2020 

Today we are going to take another look at a service we originally reviewed way back in 2015 and that is horse racing tipster Back Lucrative. 

In our original three month review it made a solid 27 points profit, resulting in a neutral rating. 

However, since 2015 it has gone on and produced some excellent results and demonstrated a superb level of consistency, adding another 1,000 points profit at a long-term ROI of over 12%

We often say here that longevity is the ultimate measure of a tipster’s quality and Back Lucrative have certainly demonstrated longevity in spades, having been running since 2013 and amassing over 1,600 points profit in total over that seven-year period. 

The yearly totals since our original review have been as follows:-

  • 2015: +376 points profit
  • 2016: +402 points profit
  • 2017: +57 points profit
  • 2018: +120 points profit
  • 2019: +247 points profit

So as you can see pretty awesome stuff, as also demonstrated in the graph below of compounding stakes (but only compounding up to a £50 maximum):

So the bank would be up to over £60,000 now since 2013 with a maximum risk of £50 stakes. 

Now with such impressive long-term results, the service has proved very, very popular as you can probably imagine and they therefore often close the service to new members for long periods. 

It has been closed to new members for some time now, but they are opening it up again for a brief window so we thought it would be a good time for us to have another look at the service given its stellar long-term record. 

So we will be launching a formal re-review today and will update results here during our trial. Hopefully we will see the same kind of steady, consistent growth they have generated over the last seven years. 

In the meantime if you want to check Back Lucrative out for yourself you can get a 7-day trial for just £1 here.

 

 

 

 

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Back Lucrative Final Review

17th June 2015 

Here are the final results for our 3 month review of Back Lucrative:

 

Profit/loss: +27 pts (advised prices) / +9 pts (BSP)
Strike Rate: 14%
Bank Growth 13%
Cost: £7 for first 30 days then £32 / month
ROI: 5.6%
Average number of tips: 5 per day
VERDICT: NEUTRAL 

You can view full results here.

 

Back Lucrative Final Review

So we come to the end of our review of Back Lucrative, a horse racing tipster that promises to make you “up to £1179.50 every month.”

So did it deliver us £1179.50 every month?

Sadly not quite. It made 27 points profit at advised prices over three months and 9 points profit at Betfair SP (BSP), which isn’t bad going but at £10 per point equates to £90 per month. 

The trial actually started off very promisingly with over 50 points profit in March, which made us think we might be on to something special here.

But sadly April only managed to break even and May saw a loss of 20 points.

So no disasters overall and any profit a service manages to make should be welcomed.

However, following the service does require quite a bit of work. There are a large number of tips and to back them all at advised prices takes quite a bit of time. You also have to log in to the site rather than having the tips e-mailed to you, which adds to the time required.

So overall perhaps this one is worth a try – after all it did make a profit – but having made only a 13% growth in the bank over three months means it doesn’t quite merit a place on our recommended list.

Back Lucrative

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: Quite time-consuming. First you have to log in to the site rather than having the tips e-mailed to you and then there are 5 tips per day on average, so backing them all at advised prices takes a while each day. 

Availability of prices: Fairly good – there was an 18 point difference between advised prices and Betfair SP, so not a massive difference over the course of 480 bets and generally you should be able to get the advised prices or close to them.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 14% so there will be some long losing runs when using this service. 

Advised Betting Bank: A 200 point betting bank is advised, which seems sensible and should be more than adequate to cover the drawdowns. According to historic results, they have only had four losing months in just under two years, with the worst month being around a 20 point loss.

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are fairly reasonable, at £7 for a 30 day trial, followed by £24.75 per month if you take the yearly subscription or £32 per month for the quarterly option.

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL 

Overall this one warrants a neutral rating. It made a profit which is good, but with only a 13% bank growth and 5.6% ROI over the course of 3 months and with the time involved in following the service, we feel it does not quite merit a place in our portfolio at the moment.

That is not to say it is not worth trying, but for us to recommend a system it has to be of the very highest quality and deliver good profits consistently that could provide a valuable second income.

This service didn’t quite manage that during our trial. However, if it could reproduce previous results then the rating could be upgraded, so we will keep an eye on this and update things accordingly.

You can get Back Lucrative here

 

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Always Back Winners – Final Review

We have reached the end of our nine month trial of Always Back Winners and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   +105 points
Strike Rate:   42%
Bank Growth:   105%
ROI:   21%
Average number of bets:   1-2 per day
Cost:   £25 per month or £120 for 6 months
VERDICT:   PASSED
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Always Back Winners – Full Review

 

Always Back Winners is a horse racing service that specialises in the Class 3, 4 & 5 races where gambling stables like a touch or where improving horses can be ‘under the radar.’ 

They had very good long term results published on their website prior to our review so we were looking forward to seeing how it performed in our live trial. 

We ended up following the service for nine months, although three of those were over the covid break so effectively it was about a six month trial in terms of active racing/tipping. 

Tips are published on their website and you can get an e-mail when the tips are ready so you can log in and check them out. There are an average of 1-2 bets per day which makes it very manageable to follow. 

At the end of our extended trial we are pleased to say that the service performed very well, notching an excellent 105 points profit at a more-than-respectable return on investment of 21%

The strike was good at over 40% (including placed horses) so there was a steady stream of returns during our trial. 

As you can see from the graph below it was solid progress throughout the trial and they were never in deficit:

Plus there was a really nice end to the trial with three winners in a row!

The bank we used of 100 points more than doubled during our trial which is excellent work for six months betting and just under 250 bets.

The Betfair SP results were also good, with 52 points profit made during our trial, so almost exactly half of the advised price results. 

All in all then we are pleased to say the Always Back Winners has very much lived up to its name and PASSED our trial with flying colours! A top notch service and well worth adding to your portfolio. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The tips are posted on their website (with e-mail notification) usually early in the morning around 8-9am (UK time) on the day of racing. With an average of just 1-2 bets per day it’s straightforward to follow the service. 

Availability of prices: We didn’t notice a huge amount of instant pressure on prices during our trial but the advised price returns were more than double those at BSP, so it is worth taking early prices if you can as the selections tend to get backed during the day. 

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 42% (including placed horses) which is pretty decent and meant a fairly steady stream of returns during our trial.  

Advised Betting Bank: They recommend using between 1.25% and 2.5% EW of the available bank on each selection, which would equate to a 40-80 point bank. However to be on the safe side we would think a 100 point bank would be more sensible and that is what we used for this trial. 

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are very reasonable given the excellent results at £25 per month or £120 for 6 months.  

 

OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED

Horse racing service Always Back Winners certainly lived up to its name during our extended nine month trial and delivered an excellent 105 points profit at advised prices and 52 points profit at BSP.

That was achieved with a return on investment of 21% and represented a more than doubling of the betting bank which is a superb effort.

We are more than happy to award this service a PASSED rating therefore and would say it’s well worth adding to your portfolio. 

 

 

 

 


Always Back Winners – Results Update

14th July 2020

Horse racing service Always Back Winners has been in sparkling form, racking up another 42 points profit at advised prices since our last update just under a month ago. 

That means they have now broken through the magic one hundred point barrier for our trial overall, going exactly 100 points up at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP the story is also positive although not quite as good as at advised prices, with another 41 points profit made since our last update and 59 points profit made for our trial overall.

As mentioned before this is a selective service with just one or two bets per day making it very easy to follow and with results like these there’s lots to like about it. 

 

 

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Always Back Winners – Results Update

18th June 2020

Horse racing tipster Always Back Winners has got back in action following the restart of racing and has got back to winning ways too, with 9 points profit made at advised prices since racing resumed.

That means they are now 58 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP they haven’t done quite as well but are still ahead, with 5 points profit made since our last update and 18 points profit made for our trial overall.

They have been taking quite a selective approach with just a few bets advised since racing resumed, which seems like a sensible approach to give the form a chance to settle down. 

 

 

 

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Always Back Winners – Results Update

24th March 2020

A small dip in form for horse racing service Always Back Winners recently, with a loss of 12 points at advised prices since our last update.

But they are still 49 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP they have lost 15 points since our last update but are 13 points up for our trial overall.

There is obviously no UK racing until May (at the earliest) so there are no selections for the time being as they do not tip in Irish racing. Let’s hope they can kick on once UK racing does resume. 

 

 

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Always Back Winners – Results Update

10th February 2020

It’s been a good time recently for all-weather horse racing specialist Always Back Winners, with 49 points profit made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 61 points up for our trial overall at advised prices. 

You can view full results here.

There is a little bit of a gap opening up between the advised price results and those at Betfair SP, with the latter having made 37 points profit since our last update and 28 points profit for our trial overall. That’s still a decent amount to have made at Betfair SP though, especially considering the staking is reasonable at an average of one point each way per bet.

Good to see the positive form recently, let’s hope it continues. 

 

 

 

 

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Always Back Winners – Results Update

9th January 2020

A bit of a retreat over the last month for horse racing service Always Back Winners, with a loss of 5 points made at advised prices since our last update.

However they are still ahead overall, with a profit of 12 points made for our trial in total so far.

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP it was a somewhat tougher month, with a loss of 15 points made since our last update. That puts them 9 points down for our trial overall at BSP. 

Nothing too bad though and let’s look to see if they can bounce back this month. 

 

 

 

 

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Always Back Winners – Results Update

9th December 2019

It’s been a decent start to our trial of horse racing service Always Back Winners, with a profit of 17 points made so far to advised prices.

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP it’s been a little slower but still in positive territory, with 6 points profit made for our trial after one month.

It’s quite a selective service with just one bet per day but that careful approach seems to be paying dividends for them, let’s see if it continues. 

 

 

 

 

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Always Back Winners – New Review

12th November 2019

Today we are starting a new trial of a horse racing service called Always Back Winners.

This is a service that focuses on flat racing, having made a profit in each of the three past flat turf seasons with reported totals of:

  • – 2017 – +231pts (to 1pt EW)
  • – 2018 – +125pts (to 1pt EW)
  • – 2019 – +90pts (to 1pt EW)

With the flat turf season having come to an end they are now turning their attention to the all weather racing over the Winter.  

That has got off to a good start too, with winners at 20/1 and 16/1 already after just one month and an ROI  of over 76% so they are in red hot form. 

They provide around 6-10 bets per week, all at north of 8/1 looking for a win strike rate in excess of 12% and a place in excess of 40% to generate long term profits.

In terms of a betting bank they advise backing between 1.25% and 2.5% EW of the available bank, which seems reasonable to us given the results achieved to date and the odds tipped at.

They tend to specialise in the Class 3, 4 & 5 races where gambling stables like a touch or where improving horses can be ‘under the radar’ as far as being tipped by the general scribes or press who concentrate on higher class racing.

From our understanding they are a trusted site and have been around for a while, so it looks like a decent service all round and we are looking forward to running a live trial of their tips. 

We started receiving tips on Friday 8th November so will start recording results from then and will update progress here during the review.

In the meantime you can check out Always Back Winners for yourself here.