These are the winning horse racing systems and tipsters that we have tested over an extended period and found to consistently generate a profit.

We use all these services ourselves and we will regularly update results to ensure a continued place on our approved list is merited

Lucky 7 Naps

Lucky 7 Naps – Final Review

We have come to the end of our trial of Lucky 7 Naps and here are the final results:

 

Profit/loss: -80 points (Betfair SP); +449 points (advised prices)
Strike Rate: 25%
Bank Growth: -27% (Betfair SP)
Cost: £28.50/week, £66/month or £133.50/quarter
ROI: -5% (Betfair SP)
Average number of tips: 4.6 per day
VERDICT: NEUTRAL  

 

You can view full results here.

 

Lucky 7 Naps Final Review

One of the things we pay most attention to when reviewing a service is ensuring that it is practical to follow for you good folk who read our reviews.

There is no point in a service achieving fantastic results at their advised prices, only for you to sign up and find out you can’t get anything like the advised prices and struggle to make a profit.

Well sadly in the case of Lucky 7 Naps, that has been exactly the scenario.

Whilst they have made a startling 449 points profit at advised prices, they have in fact made an 80 point loss at Betfair SP.

Now normally we would expect there to be a bit of a difference between advised prices and Betfair SP results. We would say a 25-35% difference would be acceptable.

Looking at two recent successful reviews for example, Master Racing Tipster and Big Race Bookie Busters, there was a 32% and 31% difference respectively between their advised prices and Betfair SP results.

In the case of Lucky 7 Naps however, the difference is over 100%! That’s because the Betfair SP is a minus number so we are talking about a minus percentage!

We are not mathematicians, but let’s just say the difference is over 100% and basically means the service has made a substantial loss at Betfair SP, meaning we don’t think the service is practical to follow at Betfair SP.

Here are the Betfair SP results in graph format anyway:

Lucky 7 Naps Profit Graph

As you can see, after a good start, it went quite steeply into negative territory and despite a rally late on, still ended up 80 points down. 

So if you exclude backing at Betfair SP, what about trying to match the advised prices?

Well unfortunately we found that incredibly difficult as well. Often prices would crash as soon as the e-mail containing the tips was sent out.

By the time we had logged onto Oddschecker, found the best price, logged into the relevant bookie and found the race, the price would have crashed. In some cases it would have halved in just a few minutes.

As the comments below by some of our readers suggests, that is very frustrating and we found this service a trying one to follow to say the least.

We are not sure if prices crash because the service is so popular, because bookies slash the prices as soon as they see the e-mail, or whether the tips are due to information being passed on and the insiders have already backed the tips. But whatever the reason, the prices were simply unobtainable the majority of the time. 

At advised prices, we just about broke even over the trial – and that involved a lot of work just to achieve that.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: As above – quite tough. Leaving aside the aforementioned problem with prices, there are on average 4.6 bets per day, so you will be quite busy placing the bets and finding the best prices before they disappear.

Availability of prices: As we have said, very poor. Prices tend to crash very quickly and we found often as soon as we had logged into our bookie accounts after receiving the e-mail. Expect 30-50% drops in prices quite regularly.

Strike rate: The strike rate during the trial was 25%, which was ok and about in line with the long-term results we believe.

Advised Betting Bank: The advised bank was 300 points, which seems reasonable as staking is normally 5 points per bet. As Betfair SP the bank reduced by 27% over the trial.

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are high at £28.50 per week, £66 per month or £133.50 per quarter.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL  

This is a difficult service to give an overall verdict on. 

On the one hand, we were tempted to give it a failed rating, based on the 80 point loss at Betfair SP and the frustrations at trying to get the prices matched.

However, to be fair if you really tried hard you might just have eeked out a profit during the period we conducted our trial, if you were really on the ball and acted the very second you received the e-mail.

In reality, we expect most people would have done as we did and broke even or made a small loss.

So whilst we cannot recommend this service and found it difficult to follow, we do not believe it deserves an outright fail either. 

We believe only services that make a big loss at all price levels should receive a failed rating and this one didn’t do that.

So on balance a neutral rating seems the fairest verdict, but with a substantial health warning that prices are very difficult to obtain.

If you fancy chancing your arm, you can check out Lucky 7 Naps here

 

Racing Professionals AW – Seven Month Update

It is now four months since we completed our trial of Racing Professionals AW and gave it an approved rating.

We like to keep an eye on our winning systems here at Honest Betting Reviews rather than just reviewing products and then forgetting about them.

So how have things been going since we reviewed this tipster back in March?

Well unfortunately things have taken a turn for the worse and they have dropped 35 points since the end of our trial.

You can view full results here.

That leaves them just 20 points up after seven months of bets, which translates into a 4% ROI and 20% bank growth over that period.

Unfortunately we are going to have to downgrade Racing Professionals AW to a neutral rating.

We look for services to have an ROI over 10% to be on our approved list, unless they have exceptionally high bet volume or strike rate.

More importantly though, we would look for bank growth to be significantly higher than 20% after seven months and perhaps to have doubled or more in that time.

So all in all this one doesn’t quite justify a place on our recommended list at the moment. But who knows, they do tend to tip some big priced winners, so maybe a 100/1 winner is just around the corner…

In the meantime we will continue to keep an eye on things and see if they can pick up their form again.

SEVEN MONTH VERDICT: NEUTRAL RATING  

 

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Final Review

23rd March 2015

 

Over £24,000 profit in 2014. Did it continue during our trial?

You can get the Racing Professionals AW service here

Here are the final results of our three month trial of the Racing Professionals AW service:

 

Profit/loss: +55 pts
Strike rate: 20%
Bank growth: 55%
Cost:        £29.99 per month
ROI: 18%
Average number of tips: 3 per day
VERDICT: PASSED  

 

You can view full results here

 

Racing Professionals AW Final Review

This is a service that advises 1 point level stakes bets at Betfair SP on the All-Weather. It is a complimentary service to their principal one which runs during the main flat season on the turf.

The published results on the website are excellent, running back to 2008 and range between 100 and 478 points profit a year.

Digging a little deeper though, there are some massive priced winners that make up quite a large portion of those profits.

For example, in 2014 they made 244 points profit, which is an impressive £24,400 to £100 level stakes. However, a big portion of that was made up of one winner at 100/1.

And in 2013, they made 462 points profit, but nearly half of that was made up of one winner at over 200/1.

Still, even if you take off those massive winners they are still turning a decent profit so I started out the trial with high hopes for this service.

So, how did it pan out?

I began subscribing to this service on 28th November 2014 and it has been something of a rollercoaster ride to say the least over my 3 month trial!

As you might expect by looking at past results, there were some tough losing runs during the trial.

Then all of a sudden a big priced winner would pop up to turn things around.

As it did on 24th February when Atwix won at a BSP of 74! That turned what had been a losing 2015 up until then into a nicely profitable one.

Overall  a very pleasing return of 55 points, or £2,750 to £50 level stakes during the course of the trial, for what is very little work on the part of the subscriber.

You can see the kind of rollercoaster ride it was from the graph below:

Statistics

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: Good, tips are sent out by e-mail and usually arrive by midday.

Availability of prices: Excellent. I particularly like that bets are advised at Betfair SP (BSP) so no fancy prices that nobody can obtain and very little time needed to place the bets.

Strike rate: The strike rate is surprisingly high for a service that picks out such huge priced winners, being around 20-30% historically. That is basically because whilst they tip at some massive prices, they also have quite a few at odds-on – and everything in between!

Advised Betting Bank: They advise a 100 point bank, which seems a little on the low side considering we were nearly 50 points down at one stage during the trial. That would have equated to half the bank. I would think a 150 point bank would be more appropriate here.

Subscription costs: A fairly reasonable £29.99 per month

OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED  

The trial finished with a nice profit of +55 points at BSP, so good results for a couple of minutes work a day.

You could say that if it hadn’t been for that one winner at 74 BSP then the trial would have finished down.

To be fair to them though, they also had second places at over 50/1 and 20/1, so as football managers are often keen to point out, luck has a tendency to level itself out over the course of a season. That seems to have been the case here rather than them having been “bailed out” with one lucky winner.

All in all then it gets the thumbs up from me and goes onto the approved list.

It does come with a bit of a health warning though – expect some big ups and downs, this is not a ride for the feint hearted!

But a great feeling when one of those massive outsiders comes romping home.

I will continue to monitor the service and provide updates on how this one performs.

You can get the Racing Professionals AW service here

Racing Professionals AW

Racing Gold – New Review

Today we are commencing a new review of Racing Gold from the Tipster Street stables.

This is a straightforward horse racing tipster service. Their recorded results are very impressive, having amassed just under 500 points profit since the service started in February 2013.

There are quite a large number of tips, with the average being 118  per month, which works out at about 4 bets per day. 

What we think is quite promising about this service is the nice steady profit graph, showing consistent profit accumulated month-in month-out over a period of two and a half years.

The strike rate is also pretty high at 35%, so Racing Gold is looking like a promising find.

We are also impressed by the low cost, at just £4.99 for the first month and then £19.95 per month or £39.95 per quarter.

As ever though, let’s see how they get on during our trial – we have seen plenty of services that looked good on paper but then failed to deliver under live test conditions.

We will run the trial for the normal 3 months, which should give us a very good quantity of bets on which to judge them. 

Fingers crossed that we have found another gem here. 🙂

In the meantime you can check out Racing Gold here.

 

Stable Connection

Stable Connection – New Review

NOTE – THIS SERVICE APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED

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You can check out Stable Connection here.

Today we are commencing a trial of Stable Connection, a specialist horse racing service. 

Darren who runs the service says he has built up some stable contacts over the years and they supply him with reliable inside information. 

He then puts the selections through his own elimination system which improves results even further.

In the last 11 months the service claims 188 points profit to 1 point level stakes, with a strike rate of 41.7%.

That’s very impressive stuff and it would be quite something if those sort of results could be repeated during our trial.

We will undertake a three month trial and see how results stack up at the end of the review.

In the meantime, you can check out Stable Connection here.

Dark Horses – Final Review

Did it light our way to profits?

You can get Dark Horses here.

Profit/loss: 2 points
Strike rate: 19%
Bank growth: 4%
Cost: £30 per month
Average number of tips: 10 per week
ROI: 1.4%
VERDICT: NEUTRAL 

 

You can view full results here

 

Dark Horses Final Review

The third and final of our trials of Tony Gibson’s betting systems, Dark Horses is a simple betting system selecting just one or two horses per day to back.

The service claimed profits of over 300 points coming into our trial, but unfortunately as with our two other reviews of Tony’s services – the Value Seeker and Tim Russell’s Private Service – it has failed to live up to previous results during our trial.

A profit of two points was made at advised prices, whilst backing at Betfair SP (BSP) resulted in a 9 point loss.

So nothing too bad, but not something to get excited about either I’m afraid.

Ease of use: OK – you have to log in to a forum to find the selections rather than receiving them by e-mail. Tips are available by around 10 am daily (UK time) and bets are simply backed at Best Odds Guaranteed (BOG) bookmakers each morning after selections are given out. There are a maximum of 2 bets per day so shouldn’t take long to place the bets.

Availability of prices: Fairly good – prices were generally available for long enough to enable you to place bets. There was a difference of around 10 points between results at advised prices and BSP, which isn’t too bad. 

Strike rate: The strike rate during our review was 19%, which means there will be some drawdowns along the way using this service.

Advised Betting Bank: A 50 point betting bank is advised, which was never in danger of being lost during the trial and seems reasonable.

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are very reasonable at £30 per month, which includes not just the Dark Horses betting tips but a suite of other systems and tips from Tony Gibson’www.bettingsystem.info website.

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL  

As the service just made a small profit of 2 points during our trial, it doesn’t seem to quite warrant inclusion in our passed systems, and it seems fairer to put it in our neutral category for now.

I had been hoping for better things from our reviews of Tony Gibson’s systems but that is betting for you – don’t rely on anything!

Perhaps things will pick up for these systems – we will keep an eye on them and report back in due course.

The Value Seeker Final Review

Did it find the value?

You can get the Value Seeker here

Profit/loss: 0.26 points
Strike rate: 14%
Bank growth: 0.1%
Cost: £30 per month
ROI: 0.1%
Average number of tips: 2 per day
VERDICT NEUTRAL 

 

You can view full results here

 

The Value Seeker Final Review

Coming into this review the Value Seeker had notched up one of the most impressive points totals I have come across. Indeed, they asked the question themselves “Is this the greatest proofing period ever?”

With over 1200 points profit in 18 months, it was not a ridiculous claim to make. So how did it get on during our trial?

Well things got off to a rip-roaring start and I was suitably excited when just two days in, the service landed a 65/1 winner in the form of Lough Derg Walk. 

However, sadly that profit has been steadily eroded over the subsequent three months and we end up back where we started at break even point.

So no real damage done, but nothing to write home about either.

The provider of the selections Tony Gibson has clearly spent a good deal of time coming up the system and this is evidenced in his book of the same name, The Value Seeker, which is an interesting read.

Essentially it is a system for selecting unexposed horses from some of the top trainers, but I can’t really say more than that without giving too much away.

Ease of use: OK – you have to log in to a forum to find the selections rather than having them e-mailed to you. Tips are available by around 10 am daily (UK time) and it is advised to use Betfair SP, which makes things easy. There are on average about 2 bets per day so using Betfair only it shouldn’t take long to place the bets.

Availability of prices: Very good – as above, you are advised to use Betfair SP so no problem in getting the bets on and you know you can match the advertised results. 

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was just 14%, so patience and a good size betting bank are required.

Advised Betting Bank: A 200 point betting bank is advised, which seems more than adequate to deal with the losing runs.

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are very reasonable at £30 per month, which includes not just the Value Seeker selections but a suite of other systems and tips from Tony Gibson’s www.bettingsystem.info website.

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL  

As the service broke even over the course of the trial, the only fair verdict seems to be a placing in our neutral category.

Given the previous results and the fact that this has a well-researched and carefully thought out system behind it, we will continue to monitor results and see if there is an improvement.

 

Tim Russell Private Service Final Review

You can get Tim Russell’s Private Service here

Profit/loss: -11 points
Strike rate: 32%
Bank growth: -55%
Cost: £30 per month
ROI: -15%
Average number of tips per week: 6 per week
OVERALL VERDICT: FAILED 

 

You can view full results here

 

Tim Russell Private Service Final Review

I was heading into this trial with high hopes given that it was £18,000 in profit (or 180 points) over the previous 18 months. It also had a high strike rate so I saw this as a service that could grow a bank quite quickly.

However, sadly that has not proved the case this time and it has been a disappointing trial. We have ended up 11 points down at advised prices and over 17 points at Betfair SP (BSP).

Considering the advised bank is 20 points, we have lost over half of it at advised prices and nearly the whole thing at BSP!

The thing that I found intriguing during this trial though was that selections were consistently backed in, sometimes significantly. This suggests that the information Tim gets is genuine and/or he is able to identify selections that will be backed.

So perhaps there are trading opportunities here, for example to back selections when they are given out and lay them later.

That is not what is advised though and I didn’t investigate it during our trial. We can only the judge the service on what is has achieved during our trial and unfortunately it has not lived up to expectations.

Ease of use: OK – you have to log in to a forum to find the selections rather than having them e-mailed to you. Selections are available at 10.15 am daily (UK time) and it is advised to use a Best Odds Guaranteed (BOG) bookmaker. There are on average about 6 bets per week so it shouldn’t take long to place the bets.

Availability of prices: Bad. Prices often disappear quickly so you need to login at 10.15 am sharp (or even a little earlier) and place your bets quickly. You are warned about this before joining the service though so it is a case of “buyer beware!”

Strike rate: The strike rate during the trial was 32% which is ok but below previous standards which are more towards 40% plus.

Advised Betting Bank: This was my major gripe with the service – a 20 point bank was advised, which is clearly not enough given that we lost over half of that at advised prices and nearly all of it at BSP! I would think at least a 40 point bank should be advised.

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are very reasonable at £30 per month, which includes not just Tim’s tips but a suite of other systems and tips from Tony Gibson’s www.bettingsystem.info website.

OVERALL VERDICT: FAILED  

Unfortunately this service hasn’t lived up to expectations during our trial and with over half the bank lost it has to go into the failed category

I am still at least a little bit intrigued by the fact that selections are consistently backed in though so will continue to keep an eye on this to see if results improve.

 

 

All Weather Ultimate Final Review

You can get All Weather Ultimate here

Profit/loss -64 points
Strike rate 18%
Bank growth -32%
Cost £53.96 for first 90 days then £11.96 every 28 days
ROI -30%
Average number of tips per day 1
VERDICT FAILED 

 

You can view full results here

 

All Weather Ultimate Final Review

Well we have come to the end of our three month trial of All Weather Ultimate and unfortunately it has ended in a 64 point loss.

The danger with systems like this – trainer and jockey combinations at certain courses – is that they can look great based on past statistics. However, unless those statistics are based on a large enough sample size and arise from sound logic as to why such a combination should have an advantage, then they are unlikely to continue to perform well.

My own personal view is that most of the time it is just coincidence – statistical variability will inevitably mean some jockeys and trainers have great records at one course and bad ones at another. Perhaps they have had a couple of 50/1 winners at one course that make their results look great. But is that likely to continue? And if so, why? 

These are the sorts of questions you need to ask when considering betting strategies such as this.

Ease of use: Very good – bets are given out early in the morning (UK time) and can be placed either with the bookies or exchanges. There is on average 1 bet per day so very quick to place the bets.

Availability of prices: Good – there wasn’t any problem getting the bets on nor any big difference in results by using Betfair.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 18% so patience will be required to deal with losing runs. 

Advised Betting Bank: A 200 point betting bank is advised, which seemed adequate, with average stakes of just over 2 points per bet. Even with the disappointing results of the trial, we were still nowhere near losing the bank – being just over 30% down overall. 

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are reasonable at (a rather unusual!) £53.96 for first 90 days then £11.96 every 28 days after that. 

OVERALL VERDICT: FAILED  

This service claimed very good results coming into our trial at over 600 points profit bad sadly has failed to deliver those kinds of results here and with over 60 points loss this one has to go into the failed category unfortunately.

 

Nap Investor

Nap Investor – Final Review

N.B. – Please note this service is no longer available.

 

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Bank nearly doubled during our trial!

You can get Nap Investor here

Profit/loss: +116 points*
Strike rate: 23%
Bank growth: 46%
Cost: £50 per month or £99 per quarter (+VAT)
ROI: 14%
Average number of tips: 1.9 per day
VERDICT: PASSED  

 

You can view full results here

*116 points profit at Betfair SP, 197 points profit at advised prices. 

 

Nap Investor Final Review

Well it’s been a huge turnaround in our trial of Nap Investor since our results update about a month ago. At that stage the service was treading water somewhat, just hovering around break even at advised prices.

Then they started banging in winners left, right and centre and have ended up very nearly doubling the bank at advised prices! And nearly 50% bank growth at Betfair SP.

There have been some very tastily priced winners in the last month, including Deuce Again at 12/1, Moonlightnavigator at 10/1 and Flaming Thistle at 10/1.

A number of other winners have been recorded as well, meaning we finish the trial just shy of 200 points in profit at advised prices and 116 points profit at Betfair SP. 

Here are the profit/loss figures at advised prices in graph format:

Statistics

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: Very good – bets are given out early in the morning (UK time) and it is advised to use a Best Odds Guaranteed (BOG) bookmaker. There are on average about 2 bets per day so it doesn’t take long to place the bets.

Availability of prices: Average. There is quite a big difference in the returns at advised prices and Betfair SP, so you are strongly advised to take bookmaker prices as soon as bets come out. Sometimes this is tricky and selections can be backed in quickly. But a good profit was still made at Betfair SP so not to worry too much if you have to use Betfair.

Strike rate: The strike rate is quite low at 23%, so you have to be prepared to endure some losing runs, but there were enough good priced winners to compensate for that. The longest losing run during the trial was 15 bets.

Advised Betting Bank: A 200 point betting bank is advised, which given that the average bet is 5 points, I do wonder if is a little on the low side. I would think a 250 – 300 point bank would be safer. I used a 250 point bank for the trial.

Subscription costs: The subscription costs aren’t too bad for a service of this quality if you go for the quarterly option at £99 per quarter (+VAT) rather than the £57 per month. 

OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED  

Overall this has been a very good trial and I have been impressed with the results the Nap Investor has produced. To nearly double the bank in three months at advised prices and nearly 50% growth at BSP is a great performance and this service is a welcome addition to our passed systems list.

You can get Nap Investor here.

Morning Value Service – Final Review

£125,000 profit in 3 years for this expert horse racing service.

You can get the Morning Value Service here

 

Here are the results for our 8 month review of the Morning Value Service:

Profit/loss: +330 points
Strike rate: 17%
Bank growth: 45%*
Cost: £320 per quarter, £560 for 6 months or £960 per year
ROI: 8%
Average number of tips: 19 per day
VERDICT: PASSED  

 

You can view full results here

*bank growth has been calculated on a 3 month pro-rata basis to make it comparable to our standard reviews

 

Morning Value Service Full Review

There are those people out there who like to study the form, look at all the races and pick out their one best bet for the day.

The Morning Value Service takes a different approach – this is a high volume service that churns out between 15 and 25 bets a day.

Despite the name, they don’t just tip in the morning, but also send out a later update if there is evening racing as well 🙂

Basically the service is split into 4 types of bets:

  • The main selections for the morning
  • “Of interest” selections for the morning (these are a small number of more speculative long- odds bets)
  • The main evening bets
  • “Of interest” evening selections.

You can subscribe to the morning bets (including of interest bets), the evening selections, or both.

The morning bets are sent out at 10.30am and the evening bets around 4.30pm – 5pm. You are given an advised price for each selection. All bets are at 1 point level stakes.

The long term record of the service is superb, with 2600 points profit to 1 point level stakes over a period of three and a half years. That would be over £125,000 to £50 level stakes and £26,000 to just £10 stakes!

I have been a member of the service since July 2014 and results since then have been impressive.

Here are the results for the Morning bets in graph format:

Graph

Nice, steady bank growth and they have never been in deficit since I joined.

And here are the evening bet results:

Graph

Also very solid, steady bank growth over the period of the review. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: Good – I use Betfair to place bets and it takes me about 10 mins each day to place the bets. If you wanted to use bookies it would take considerably longer, I would guess perhaps 30 minutes or so. But you can still get good prices using Betfair – see below.

Availability of prices: Very good. Often when a service as good as this comes along, it almost becomes a victim of its own success and prices crash as soon as bets are sent out.

I have followed the selections at Betfair SP (BSP) however and have actually managed to slightly improve upon the advised prices. This really is good news for those of us that have already had our bookie accounts closed.

Strike rate: The strike rate is typically around 15-20% so it will encounter the odd drawdown along the way.

Advised Betting Bank: 250 points, which seems more than adequate to cover the losing runs at the above strike rate.

Subscription costs: High: £320 per quarter, £560 for 6 months or £960 for the year. This is for all the bets – morning and evening.

OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED  

Although subscription costs are high, this has to be taken in the context of the overall record of the service, which is obviously excellent at over 2,500 points profit in 3 and a half years.

Although I have only been with this service for just over 6 months, I understand it has been proofed elsewhere before that so have no reason to question the long term results.

Kieran, who runs the service, seems like a very honest and decent guy and is always on hand to answer questions.

I would think you would need a minimum betting bank of £2500 to make it worthwhile to follow this service and make up for the high subscription costs.

If you can do, it is highly recommended and offers the possibility of making very good returns for less than 10 minutes work a day.

Can’t say fairer than that really can we!

This one definitely goes on to our passed systems list.

You can sign up for the Morning Value Service here.