Little Acorns – Final Review

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


Profit/Loss:    +189 points
Strike Rate:    51%
Bank Growth:   11%
Cost:   £97
ROI:   8.6%
Average number of bets:    One per day


You can view full results here.

Little Acorns Full Review


Little Acorns is a low-liability laying system for use solely on Betfair (or other suitable exchange). 

It has been around for some years and has amassed quite a following, leading to it winning numerous awards as a top horse-racing betting system. 

We have just completed our trial, which took a little longer than the normal three months in order for us compile the minimum 100 bets we require before judging a system.

So how did it get on during our trial?

Well we are pleased to say it has performed admirably, racking up 189 points of profit at the advised staking (which is progressive and not for the feint-hearted – but more on that later).

At level staking, it also made a more-than-acceptable 116 points of profit.

How Does it Work?

The system has just four rules and is fairly simple to understand and operate for anyone with even a rudimentary knowledge of betting.

You should only need 10-15 mins per day to find the selections, you then place your bets and you are done. Just come back later to check your winnings (or losings).

It could even be possible to programme a bot to find the selections for you, but this is certainly not necessary.


The staking is a significant element of the system and if you follow the progressive staking, then you need to make sure you have a big bank – they recommend a 176 point bank – and nerves of steel!

This was illustrated during our trial when at one point we had a losing run of eight selections and had to stake 34 points on the next selection – just to win back most of what we had lost! 

So things can quickly get out of hand and had that ninth selection lost, we would have dropped over 70 points on the losing run. 

For many people, enduring a losing run like this and having to stake massive amounts will simply not be palatable. 

But do not despair if this is you, there is level staking which will be much less heart-attack inducing, whilst at the same time not delivering quite the same returns as the progressive staking over the long run.

There are also staking systems in between these two that can be used now. 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: When you sign up, you receive a 24-page PDF which explains the system clearly. You then need to find the selections yourself. This takes a little bit of time to start off, but once you get the hang of it should not take longer than 15 minutes per day. 

Availability of prices: N/A – as there no “advised selections” as such, there is no question of advised prices either. 

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 51%, so pretty decent and around what we would expect in the long term. 

Advised Betting Bank: A 176 point betting bank is advised for the service, which is one of the few instances of us seeing a sufficient bank being advised by a service! 

Subscription costs: For a one-off fee of £97 you get access to the system and that is it, no further payments are required. 



Little Acorns made a good profit of 189 points at advised staking during our trial, which is a nice total for 100 bets in just over three months.

It was a rollercoaster ride at times and you have to be prepared for that if you use the progressive staking. If you like things more stress-free, then we recommend level staking – but you should also be prepared to accept lower returns with that approach. 

The system itself is remarkably simple but one we believe is fundamentally sound and does appear to have stood the test of time with a good few years of results behind it.

Please understand that this requires patience to build a bank gradually over time and it’s not going to make you rich overnight.

But then the best investment opportunities never do, because they are genuine and not just based on slick marketing.

With dedication and sticking to it over the long term, we think you can do well with Little Acorns and are therefore happy to recommend it.

Little Acorns is a very good betting system and well worth adding to your portfolio. 





Little Acorns – Results Update

8th March 2017

Little Acorns is a low liability laying system for use on Betfair. 

It is a system where you must find the selections yourself, but this usually only takes a few minutes a day.

We have now been running a live trial of this system for over two months and are pleased to report that it is currently 173 points up* to the recommended staking system.

You can view full results here.

There has only been a one point change since our last update a couple of weeks ago, although it has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride over that period, with a run of losers followed by some winners.

At level staking, we have lost 26 points since the last update, meaning we are 49 points up overall for the trial.

We have just a week left in the trial so will be wrapping things up shortly on what has been a positive trial. 

  • *Update 9th March 2017: Please note there was previously an error in the results that had a losing selection at Ludlow on 25th January as +19.2 points where as it should have been -19.2 points. The results and the update above have been amended to reflect this.






Little Acorns – Results Update

21st February 2017

Little Acorns continues to perform impressively, racking up a further 36 points profit at recommended staking since our last update.

That means they are now 211 points up for the trial overall.

You can view full results here.

At level staking, it has been a bit slower as we have made just 5 points profit since our last update. But we are still 75 points up at level staking for the trial overall, which is pretty decent.

We have less than a month left in our trial, so will be wrapping things up in not too long. 





Little Acorns – Results Update

9th February 2017

It has been an excellent run for Little Acorns since our last update, with 69 points profit made at recommended staking.

That brings us to 175 points up for the trial overall.

You can view full results here.

At level staking things have also been good, with 59 points made since our last update, bringing us to 70 points up for the trial overall.

Good stuff as we approach the final month of the trial.

Back soon with more updates. 





Little Acorns – Results Update

29th January 2017

Things have picked up for Little Acorns since our last update, with 61 points of profit being added at recommended staking.

That means they are now 106 points up overall for the trial. 

You can view full results here.

At level staking things have been a little slower, with 13 points lost since our last update, taking us to 11 points up overall.

As we have mentioned before, it depends on what time you make the selections, so you results may differ slightly from ours.

At recommended staking, things can get a little hairy as we did get up to 80 points per bet at one point.

But that is the nature of progressive staking – you need to have the stomach to place some pretty hefty bets if you have a few losers in a row. If you are comfortable with that, then this system should be fine for you. 





Little Acorns – Results Update

19th January 2017

It has been a bad week for Little Acorns, with 36 points lost at advised staking.

That puts a bit of a dent in the total profits to date, taking them down to 45 points up overall.

You can view full results here.

Using level staking, the loss on the week was 27 points taking total profits for the trial so far to 24 points.

There were only three bets this week, all of which lost. We are now having to ramp up the staking using the Fibonacci staking plan, so hopefully we will have a winner before the staking goes crazy!

You can find out how it went at the time of our next update…




Little Acorns – Results Update

12th January 2017

More profits to report for Little Acorns since our last update. They have made an additional 25 points profit over the last week, bringing them to 81 points up overall for the trial at advised staking.

You can view full results here.

At level staking, they are now 50 points up after adding another 5 points of profit.

This is doing exactly what it said on the tin so far, slow and steady profits building up nicely. Let’s have more of the same please…





Little Acorns – Results Update

3rd January 2017

Little Acorns is an award-winning low liability laying system for horse racing that recommends using a ratcheting (Fibonacci) staking system.

For this trial, we are recording results using both the recommended Fibonacci staking system and level stakes, for the purposes of comparison.

We are pleased to report that results so far have been very good, with the recommended staking bringing 56 points of profit and level stakes bringing 45 points of profit.

You can view full results here.

We can’t record the actual selections on the spreadsheet as it would become obvious what the system is, so we have just noted down the track and the result. 

There are quite a small number of selections, with often just one bet per day and some days even with none.

The selections have to be found manually, which can take a bit of time (e.g. 15-20 minutes per day).

So far so good for Little Acorns, let’s hope for more of the same over the rest of the trial.  





Little Acorns – New Review

14th December 2016

“Mighty oaks from little acorns grow” so goes the saying.

That is the theory behind the latest betting system we are testing here at Honest Betting Reviews – called Little Acorns. 

It is a low-liability laying system for the horses that aims to build your bank up gradually and slowly until it become very big – much like a mighty oak.

The idea is to grow your bank just 10% each month. And if you can do that, then you would turn £1,000 into £3,138.39 in just 12 months – and a staggering £30,911.80 in 36 months.

So as you may have gathered, it relies on compound investing to build up that kind of profit.

The results on the sales page show some remarkable monthly profits, with an astonishing 955 points profit going right back to 2009.

That is one of the best profit totals we have ever seen.

The system has won numerous awards as well, so clearly has it fans and is very popular.

Laying horses is not an easy way to make money – indeed if you look at our list of winning systems, there is only one laying system in there (Cudworth’s Racing Lays).

However, just because it is unusual does not mean it does not work very effectively.

And if our results can match those on the sales page and our bank grows in the way they suggest, then we may have found something very special here.

We have to say we are intrigued by this system as it offers a very different approach to betting to those we have reviewed so far.

Only time will tell under our trial conditions to see if things turn out as hoped though.

So without further ado we will kick off a live trial today and will report back soon on how things are going.

In the meantime, you can check out Little Acorns here. 




Bet Alchemist – Final Review

We have reached the end of our three month trial of Bet Alchemist and here are the final results:


Profit/loss:    +38 points 
Strike Rate:    33%
Bank Growth:    38%
Cost:   £39 per month or £95 per quarter
ROI:   26%
Average number of bets:   1.5 per day


You can view full results here.


Bet Alchemist Full Review


When people ask us what is the most important thing to look for in a betting system or tipster, we normally reply longevity.

Any tipster or system can do well over the course of a few months.

But very few can do well over the course of say a year. Even fewer can continue to deliver consistent profits over the course of a number of years.

And only the very best can sustain profit-making over 5 years or longer.

Horse racing tipster Bet Alchemist is one of those who has done this and really stood the test of time.

Since starting tipping in 2011, they have made over 750 points profit, with an average staking of 1 point per selection.

So if you’d backed all those tips at just £25 per point, you would have made £18,750 – not bad going at all!

With an average of 8 profitable months per year, you are talking very consistent tipping here.

These are very impressive results over a long period of time and we are pleased to say that they have lived up to that record during our trial.

With a profit of 38 points achieved at a return on investment of 26%, this is very much what we were expecting from Bet Alchemist.

Here is a look at the profit graph for the trial:

Bet Alchemist Profit Graph

Other than a bit of a dip half way through, it was fairly steady upward growth and finished well up in the end.

The only downside of Bet Alchemist was that the results at Betfair SP were considerably lower than at advised prices, with the trial finishing just 3 points up compared to 38 points up at advised prices.

So it doesn’t look like Bet Alchemist is viable to follow at Betfair SP and this is a service for those with bookie accounts still available to them.


Service Breakdown

Ease of use: Tips are sent out normally the evening before racing or in the morning, so plenty of time to get bets on. With an average of just over 1.5 bets per day, there is not a huge amount of work involved in following the service.

Availability of prices: Prices do tend to get smashed in by the time of the race – hence the much lower results at Betfair SP – so you need to get your bets on quickly. Prices are quoted from a variety of bookies and are normally available for a short while after tips are posted, so it is just a case of moving as quickly as possible and certainly within an hour or so if you can.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 33% (including placed horses), so pretty respectable stuff and returns will be frequent enough.

Advised Betting Bank: No betting bank was advised, but we used a 100 point bank for the trial and it was never in jeopardy during the trial. There was a 60-point drawdown in 2015 though, so you might want a 150 point bank to be really safe.

Subscription costs: Subscription costs are £30 per month or £79 per quarter, which is very reasonable for a service of this quality. 



Bet Alchemist has shown itself to be a very consistent performer over a long period of time – with over 750 points of profit made in 5 years of tipping.

And that consistency was demonstrated during our trial as well, with 38 points of profit racked up to 1 point stakes and with a return on investment of 26%.

The only minus point is that it doesn’t seem practical to follow the service at Betfair SP, so this is probably one for those who still have some bookie accounts available to them.

As long as you fit that bill, then Bet Alchemist comes highly recommended and should definitely be added to any betting portfolio

Check out Bet Alchemist




Bet Alchemist – Results Update

16th August 2016

Things have been moving along nicely for Bet Alchemist since our last update a month ago.

They have added another 13 points of profit at advised prices, bringing them to 20 points up for the trial overall.

You can view full results here.

That is with staking of generally 0.5pts e/w, so is probably actually better than it sounds when you consider most tipsters use higher staking than that.

At Betfair SP however, things have been moving more slowly, with 5 points actually lost since our last update, meaning they are 3 points down at Betfair SP for the trial.

Prices are fairly obtainable and they quote odds from a number of different bookies when giving out the tips, not just the single best one.

So you should be able to get close to matching the results at advised prices as long as you have a few bookies account open.

At Betfair SP though, the jury is out at the moment.

Back soon with more updates.




Bet Alchemist – Results Update

19th July 2016

It has been a solid start to our trial of Bet Alchemist, a horse racing tipster of longstanding repute.

So far they are 7 points in profit at advised prices and 2 points in profit at Betfair SP after one month.

You can view full results here.

Most stakes are o.5pts e/w, so very sensible staking and it means 7 points up so far is pretty good with such low stakes. 

To get the bets you need to login to the secure area, which is quite unusual these days when most tips are sent by e-mail or text.

But we like what we have seen so far and Bet Alchemist is living up to the strong reputation they have established over a good number of years.

Back soon with more updates. 




Bet Alchemist – New Review

18th June 2016

Alchemy – the process of turning base metals into gold. 

In betting terms, that probably means just making a long-term profit – which for the vast majority of punters and even most tipsters is seemingly just as difficult as creating gold from metal.

The latest horse racing tipster we are about to trial here at Honest Betting Reviews has been able to do just that over the last 4 years though, racking up close to 700 points in profit in that time.

So perhaps the title of Bet Alchemist is richly deserved in this case. 

Their impressive profit totals have been achieved with an average stake of just 1 point – so no mad staking system used to inflate results like some tipsters are known to have done.

There are apparently 6-8 bets per week, so a reasonably selective approach is taken to betting. 

On average they have managed 8 profitable months out of 12 per year, which is a very decent level of consistency.

The average odds of the tips is 12/1, so we are talking about needing a degree of patience to follow the Bet Alchemist. But with results like theirs, it sounds like that kind of patience has been richly rewarded. 

So far in 2016 they are apparently 91 points in profit, so seems like a good time to join them.

Anyway, without further ado we will get the trial underway and hopefully see some decent returns over the next three months.

We will be back soon with our first update on how things are going.

In the meantime, you can check out Bet Alchemist here. 

Check out Bet Alchemist