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

Haymaker

The Haymaker – Final Review

We have reached the end of our one year review of The Haymaker and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   +19 points profit
Strike Rate:   38% 
Bank Growth:   +19%
ROI:   1%
Average number of bets:   2 bets per day
Cost:  Free for 7 days then £39/month or £99/quarter
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

The Haymaker – Full Review

 

The Haymaker is a horse racing tipster and it comes from the Back Lucrative stable. It is the first time they have ever provided the services of an external tipster rather than producing their own tips. 

The results coming into our trial were so good according to Back Lucrative that they were blown away and felt they had to launch the service to the public. 

That was quite a claim and certainly piqued our interest for the trial. 

Essentially it is a straightforward tipping service with a combination of win bets, plus some place bets and some insurebets. 

We hadn’t actually come across a tipster using insurebet before, but basically it means your bet wins if the selection wins, however if it places you get your full stake back.

The slight wrinkle with using insurebet is that there’s isn’t an exchange equivalent, so that precluded the chance to proof this service at Betfair SP.

In any event, we were able to proof the service at advised prices and followed the tips for just under a year, giving a good sample size of 533 bets. 

Tips are provided by logging into a website only and are not sent by e-mail, Telegram or any other means. 

Unfortunately it was a case of the “curse of the triallist” with this one as once our trial got underway things really nosedived, going over 50 points down early on.

Slowly and surely they fought their way back however, managing to claw things back and end the trial 19 points in profit

That come at a strike rate of 38% and a return on investment of 1%

That was a good effort and as we often say here, any sort of profit is not to be sneezed at. 

At the same time though, just 19 points profit for nearly a year’s worth of tipping and over 500 bets isn’t quite what members would be looking for, particularly once subscription costs are taken into account. 

So in the end we think a NEUTRAL rating is fair for The Haymaker. A solid effort to fight back after a tough start but not quite enough to generate a passed rating. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The selections are found by logging into the Back Lucrative website and are usually posted early in the morning on the day of racing.  With around 2 bets per day on average it is fairly straightforward to follow. 

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. As mentioned above though, certain bets aren’t available on exchanges so you will need bookie accounts to follow the advised bets fully.   

Strike rate: The strike rate for our trial was okay at 38% but would probably need to be a little higher to generate a consistent profit. 

Advised Betting Bank: We used a 100 point bank for the purposes of our review which did become a little threatened when things went badly early on, so a 150-200 point bank might be more appropriate for following the service. 

Subscription costs: The current subscription costs at the time of writing are free for the first 7 days then £39 per month or £99 per quarter.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

The Haymaker is a horse racing service from the Back Lucrative stable. It is the first external tipster they have ever offered on their platform. 

Our trial got off to a slow start, going over 50 points down early on but they battled back to finish 19 points up

Although a valiant effort, it wasn’t quite enough to merit a passed rating for a year’s worth of betting and over 500 bets, so this service is awarded a NEUTRAL rating from us.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

2nd August 2023

It’s been an excellent month for horse racing service the Haymaker, with a profit of 61 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 19 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

It’s taken quite a while but this service is finally in profit for our trial, which is good to see. Let’s hope they can keep the recent form going. 

 

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

3rd July 2023

A slight improvement for horse racing service the Haymaker over the last month, with a profit of 3 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 42 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

So a slight improvement in June for this service but still a way to go to get back to even for our trial.

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

2nd June 2023

Horse racing service the Haymaker has slipped back a little over the last month, with a loss of 6 points made to advised prices since our last update.

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

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

So a slight move backwards again for this service after it had started to show some progress. Will just have to see which way it goes next.

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

5th May 2023

It’s been a better time for horse racing service the Haymaker lately, with a profit of 15 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 39 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

Good to see a bit of an improvement here recently but still a way to go to get back into profit overall. 

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

2nd April 2023

It’s been a tough run for horse racing service the Haymaker lately, with a loss of 28 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 54 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

Unfortunately this trial has struggled to really get going after some promising results coming into our review. 

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

2nd February 2023

Just a small dip for horse racing service the Haymaker over the last month, with a loss of 2 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 26 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

Unfortunately this trial has struggled to really get going after some promising results coming into our review. Could do with a turnaround soon or we may have to call it a day on this one. 

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

2nd February 2023

There has been a small reversal for horse racing service the Haymaker recently, with a loss of 8 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 24 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

Let’s see if they can get back on track this month and move towards a profit for our trial overall. 

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

7th December 2022

It’s been a much better month for horse racing service the Haymaker thankfully, with a profit of 36 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now just 16 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

Hopefully they are back on track now and can keep the recent good form going. 

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

4th November 2022

The tough start to our trial of horse racing service the Haymaker continues unfortunately, with a loss of 20 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 52 points down for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

There was quite a lot of hype around this service when it launched so it has been slightly surprising to see the results so far. Could do with things turning around for them pretty sharpish.  

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – Results Update

3rd October 2022

It’s been a tough start to our trial of horse racing service the Haymaker, with a loss of 32 points made to advised prices after one month. 

You can view full results here.

There are no Betfair SP results for this service as they advise bet types such as insurebets that do not have equivalent markets on Betfair. 

In any event, a slightly disappointing start to this trial after quite a lot of excitement at its launch. It is still very early days though so far too soon to draw any conclusions.  

 

 

 

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The Haymaker – New Review

2nd September 2022

We are starting a new trial today of a horse racing service called The Haymaker.

This comes from the Back Lucrative stable and is the first time they have ever provided the services of an external tipster rather than producing their own tips. 

They say they have been proofing this tipster for over two years, which is a very good proofing period, and were blown away by the results. 

With 934 points profit made so far at a strike rate of 52% and an ROI of 35%, we’re not surprised they have been blown away to be honest! 

That ts a pretty amazing combination of stats, particularly to have such a high strike rate (over half the bets being winners) whilst still having such an impressive ROI. 

We have rarely seen figures like those in all our years of testing tipsters and betting systems, so it will be interesting to see if those can be maintained during our trial (and beyond). 

It’s slightly different to services we have reviewed before as the bets are a mixture of straightforward win bets, plus some place bets and some insurebets. 

We haven’t actually come across a tipster using insurebet before, but basically it means your bet wins if the selection wins, however if it places you get your full stake back.

The slight wrinkle with using insurebet is that there’s isn’t an exchange equivalent, so Michael recommends just betting those to win on the exchange if you aren’t able to access bookmakers anymore. 

In any event, it does look like a very promising service and there’s been quite a bit of buzz around its release. 

As ever we will reserve judgement until we’ve seen how it performs under a live trial, but fingers crossed it can continue producing the kind of results seen over the last two years.

Results will be updated here as we go along as usual so you can see how it is getting on.

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

 

 

 

Each Way Tips – Results Update

It’s been a solid start to our trial of horse racing tipster Each Way Tips, with a profit of 5 points made to advised prices after two months. 

You can view full results here.

It’s a similar story at Betfair SP, with a profit of 6 points made for our trial to date. 

A simple staking system of one point each-way on every selection is used, which we like to see.

In any event, a solid start here for them to build on going forward. 

 

 

 

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Each Way Tips – New Review

6th July 2023

We are starting a new trial today of a service called Each Way Tips from the Phil Rushton stable of tipsters.

This is a service that has been going since 2019 and in that time has made over 370 points profit

That has been achieved with a good strike rate of 40% and a solid return on investment (ROI) of 12%

As the name of the service suggests, all bets are each-way bets and are on UK and Irish racing. 

The staking is a simple one point each-way on each selection and there are just one or two bets per day on average, making it a straightforward service to follow. 

The tips are supplied by a guy called Pete Thompson who has been a professional tipster for over 3 years and has been betting on horses for 15 years.

His other betting service Racing Wins has been going for a number of years and has also produced decent profits. 

Pete focuses on finding value at prices of 4/1 and above and only selects a horse if he is sure it has a strong chance of winning or placing. 

We often say here at HBR that the crucial factor we look for in tipsters is their longevity – their ability to make a profit over an extended period of time – so it is good to see this service has been running for nearly four years now. 

Whether it can continue performing well we will find out in our trial but the signs are promising at least. 

We started receiving tips on 1st July so will record results from then. Progress will be updated here as we go along as usual.

In the meantime you can check out Each Way Tips 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.

 

 

 

 

Lay2Win – Final Update

UPDATE – Please note this service has been discontinued so our review is also terminated. 

Although the service had been going along okay and was in profit for our trial, on 25th May a message was sent out via Telegram saying: “Those that have paid this month will be refunded, all payments cancelled, and service terminated. Simply not reached the form he had and doesn’t warrant continuation.”

So another service bites the dust sadly. Been quite a few lately that have been discontinued before our trial has even finished. 

Just shows once again how hard the tipping game is and how few actually master it in the long run. Thankfully there are a few that do though! 

 

 

 

 

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Lay2Win – Results Update

20th May 2023

It’s been a mixed month for horse racing service Lay2Win recently, with a loss of 2 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 1 point down for our trial overall at advised prices.  

You can view full results here.

However, it’s been a better month at Betfair SP, with a profit of 4 points made since our last update and 16 points profit made for our trial to date at BSP. 

So it looks like this service is actually better to follow at BSP than advised prices.

Just a reminder this is a laying service on the horses, normally providing up to one selection per day. 

The maximum lay price is 4.0, so taking the BSPs would mean quite a few of the selections have gone over 4.0 by the time of the race and would therefore be no bet.

 

 

 

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Lay2Win – Results Update

11th April 2023

It’s been a slightly tricky month for horse racing service Lay2Win recently, with a loss of 3 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now just 1 point up for our trial overall at advised prices.  

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP continue to outperform those at advised prices, with a profit of 1 point made since our last update and 12 points profit made for our trial to date. 

Just a reminder this is a laying service on the horses, normally providing up to one selection per day. 

The maximum lay price is 4.0, so taking the BSPs would mean quite a few of the selections have gone to over 4.0 by the time of the race and would therefore be no bet.

 

 

 

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Lay2Win – Results Update

8th March 2023

Somewhat of a step backwards for horse racing service Lay2Win recently, with a loss of 7 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 4 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.  

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP continue to slightly outperform those at advised prices, with a loss of 3 points made since our last update and 11 points profit made for our trial to date. 

Just a reminder this is a laying service on the horses, normally providing up to one selection per day. 

The maximum lay price is 4.0, so taking the BSPs would mean quite a few of the selections have gone to over 4.0 by the time of the race and would therefore be no bet.

 

 

 

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Lay2Win – Results Update

24th January 2023

The good times roll on for horse racing service Lay2Win, with a profit of 8 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 11 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.  

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP continue to slightly outperform those at advised prices, with a profit of 6 points made since our last update and 14 points profit made for our trial to date. 

Just a reminder this is a laying service on the horses, normally providing up to one selection per day. 

The maximum lay price is 4.0, so taking the BSPs would mean quite a few of the selections have gone to over 4.0 by the time of the race and would therefore be no bet.

There have now been 18 winning lays in a row, which is quite an effort considering the lay prices are under 4.0. Impressive stuff. 

 

 

 

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Lay2Win – Results Update

17th December 2022

It’s been a good time recently for horse racing service Lay2Win, with a profit of 9 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 results at Betfair SP continue to outperform those at advised prices, with a profit of 6 points made since our last update and 8 points profit made for our trial to date. 

Just a reminder this is a laying service on the horses, normally providing a maximum of one selection per day. 

The maximum lay price is 4.0, so taking the BSPs would mean quite a few of the selections have gone to over 4.0 by the time of the race and would therefore be no bet.

So there have been fewer selections at BSP but a steadier profit so far. 

 

 

 

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Lay2Win – Results Update

8th November 2022

It’s been a slow start to our trial of horse racing service Lay2Win, with a loss of 6 points made so far to advised prices. 

You can view full results here.

The results at Betfair SP have been quite a bit better however, with a profit of 2 points made for our trial to date. 

Just a reminder this is a laying service on the horses, normally providing a maximum of one selection per day. 

The maximum lay price is 4.0, so taking the BSPs would mean quite a few of the selections have gone to over 4.0 by the time of the race and would therefore be no bet. One even drifted from a recommended price of 3.95 all the way out to 12.24! 

In any event, it’s far too early to draw any conclusions so far on advised prices vs BSP, especially as this is a very low volume service so we have only had 10 bets thus far. Will need to get a good deal more in the bank before we can make any judgements on that.  

 

 

 

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Lay2Win – New Review

7th October 2022

Sometimes we refer to the “London buses” scenario here at Honest Betting Reviews – you wait ages for one and then two come along at once.

Well that is the case this week for horse racing laying services. We’ve waited a while for any promising ones to review but this week we’ve got two! 

First up was The Lay Bet Tipster which we started a review of on Tuesday. And today we have Lay2Win – a horse racing laying service from the Punt Hub tipster platform. 

This is a service that has been going since January 2021 and according to the results on its website has amassed an impressive 86 points profit since starting up.

That has come with a very strong strike rate of 84% and an equally impressive return on investment (given the high strike rate) of 15%

Since they started, 16 out of 18 months have been profitable which is the kind of consistency we like to see. 

It’s a very selective service with usually just a few bets per week, so the workload looks to be pretty minimal with this one. 

The highest odds they lay at is 4.0, so that keeps the liability down on each bet. 

It looks quite interesting then and quite similar in terms of results to the Lay Bet Tipster. Which one will come out on top though? We’ll have to wait until the end of the trials to see!

Don’t worry though, you don’t have to wait that long to find out how this one is getting on – we will provide regular updates here as we go along.

In the meantime you can check out Lay2Win for yourself here – and use code HBR at checkout to get the first month for just £10

 

 

 

BSP Racing Tipster – Final Update

Please note this service has been discontinued due to disappointing results, so our review is terminated at this point. 

 

 

 

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BSP Racing Tipster – Results Update

10th April 2023

A step backwards again lately for the BSP Racing Tipster unfortunately, with 14 points lost since our last update.

That means they are now 80 points down for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

Just a reminder that this is a service that only recommends bets at Betfair SP, so there are no separate results at BSP. 

It shows just how hard it is really to make a profit at Betfair SP and how those who do manage it deserve a lot of praise.

 

 

 

 

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BSP Racing Tipster – Results Update

4th March 2023

A slight improvement for the BSP Racing Tipster lately, with 9 points profit made since our last update.

However they are still 66 points down for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

Just a reminder that this is a service that only recommends bets at Betfair SP, so there are no separate results at BSP. 

So a slight improvement here lately but still a long way to go to get back into profit. 

 

 

 

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BSP Racing Tipster – Results Update

22nd January 2023

More struggles unfortunately for the BSP Racing Tipster, with another 8 points lost since our last update.

That means they are now 75 points down for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

Just a reminder that this is a service that only recommends bets at Betfair SP, so there are no separate results at BSP. 

We are not far off the betting bank being blown here so could do with things turning around soon.

 

 

 

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BSP Racing Tipster – Results Update

15th December 2022

The tough times continue for the BSP Racing Tipster unfortunately, with another 4 points lost since our last update.

That means they are now 67 points down for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

Just a reminder that this is a service that only recommends bets at Betfair SP, so there are no separate results at BSP. 

It’s been a rough old trial for this one so far, let’s hope they can turn it around soon. 

 

 

 

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BSP Racing Tipster – Results Update

7th November 2022

Things aren’t going to plan for the BSP Racing Tipster unfortunately, with another 29 points lost since our last update.

That means they are now 63 points down for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

Just a reminder that this is a service that only recommends bets at Betfair SP, so there are no separate results at BSP. 

It’s been a rough old time for this service since our review started. The results looked very promising coming into our trial but sadly it may have hit the curse of the reviewer, as it has only gone one way since. A turnaround is needed quickly. 

 

 

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BSP Racing Tipster

5th October 2022

A small loss for horse racing service BSP Racing Tipster over the last month, with a loss of 7 points made since our last update.

That means they are now 34 points down for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

Just a reminder that this is a service that only recommends bets at Betfair SP, so obviously there are no separate results for this one at BSP. 

A slow start to our trial for this service then, let’s see if they can get things moving in the right direction over the next month.  

 

 

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BSP Racing Tipster

3rd September 2022

It’s not been a great start to our trial of BSP Racing Tipster unfortunately, with a loss of 27 points made to date after just over a month.

You can view full results here.

Just a reminder that this is a service that only recommends bets at Betfair SP, so obviously there are no separate results for this one at BSP. 

It’s been a bit disappointing so far as there was a lot of excitement at the launch of the service around the idea of finding a service that’s profitable on Betfair, but it is very early days so far too early to draw any conclusions. 

 

 

 

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BSP Racing Tipster

30th July 2022

We are starting a new trial of a racing service called the BSP Racing Tipster. 

As you may have guessed from the name, this is a service that tips solely at Betfair SP. That means no worrying about whether you will obtain the advised prices or having bookie accounts restricted etc. 

We often refer to it as the “holy grail” of betting to find a tipster that is profitable at BSP. There are a few of them out there thankfully (see our list of top horse racing tipsters here for examples), but very few that are actually built around tipping at BSP.

That is where this tipster comes in and their record to date looks very promising. They have been proofing to Betting Gods for over a year, which is an extensive proofing period, and the total profit made to date stands at just under 200 points

The return on investment has been excellent at over 33% whilst the strike rate is pretty good too, also at 33%

Most of the bets are in the win market but there are a few in the place market as well. 

Out of 14 months so far, 13 have been profitable which is very impressive consistency. 

There is currently an offer to get the first month for just 99p, but we understand it is due to close very soon. 

In any event, we are looking forward to getting this trial underway as it is rare to find an opportunity like this of a tipster that is based around tipping at BSP.

As ever results will be updated here as we go along so you can see how they are getting on. 

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

 

 

 

The Form Guy

The Form Guy – Final Review

We have reached the end of our 12 month review of The Form Guy and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   +132 points profit
Strike Rate:   29% (including placed horses)
Bank Growth:   +132%
ROI:   15%
Average number of bets:   2 bets per day
Cost:  £7.99 for first month then £24.98/month
VERDICT:   PASSED
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

The Form Guy – Full Review

 

The Form Guy is a relatively new horse racing service that comes from a chap called Steve who has been both a bookmaker and a punter.

He has been around horse racing since a young age and been studying form ever since, putting in many hours work per week.

He says systems help with the initial shortlisting but it’s form study that whittles down a long list of selections to the very best bets with the highest chance of winning.

We ran an extended 12 month trial of the service, which gave us a good sample size of 778 bets. 

The tips come with detailed write-ups and you can see that Steve really studies the form closely when making his picks. It’s also reassuring to know a tipster isn’t just randomly sticking a pin in a piece of paper to come up with their selections! 

Clearly all that work is worthwhile because at the end of our review, the Form Guy finished with an excellent profit of 132 points at advised prices. 

That was achieved with a solid strike rate of 29% (including placed horses) and a commendable return on investment (ROI) of 15%. 

As you can see from the graph below, it was very steady upward progress throughout the trial:

One of the most positive aspects of the service was that it also made strong gains at Betfair SP, with a profit of 82 points made at BSP. 

Overall then there really isn’t anything you could fault the service on and an awful lot to like. 

After a very successful trial we are pleased to award The Form Guy a PASSED rating and it is a service we will follow with interest. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The selections are sent out by e-mail, normally the evening before racing but occasionally in the morning (UK time). 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, although it is advisable to get the bets on in the evening rather than waiting until the next day. The results at Betfair SP were very good too meaning it’s a viable service for those whose bookie accounts have been restricted.  

Strike rate: The strike rate for our trial was good for a horse racing service at 29% so there was a reasonably steady rate of returns and drawdowns were kept to a minimum.  

Advised Betting Bank: We didn’t see a recommended betting bank for following the service but would have thought a 100 point bank would be sufficient here. 

Subscription costs: The current subscription costs at the time of writing are reasonable given the excellent results achieved, at £7.99 for the first month then £24.98 per month or £179 per year. 

 

OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED

The Form Guy is a horse racing tipster that we ran an extended 12 month review of. At the end of our trial we are pleased to report it made 132 points profit at advised prices, at an ROI of 15%

The other good news is that it was also profitable at Betfair SP, with 82 points profit made at BSP. So it’s a viable option for those with restricted bookie accounts. 

All in all a very impressive trial and well worthy of a PASSED rating from us.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Form Guy – Results Update

22nd February 2023

More quality tipping from horse racing expert The Form Guy lately, with a profit of 19 points made at advised prices since our last update.

That means he is now 123 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The Betfair SP results have picked up somewhat and closed the gap on the advised price results, with 23 points profit made since our last update and 75 points profit made for our trial overall.

One aspect we like about this service is the detailed write-ups that come with the tips. You can see the Form Guy really knows his stuff and puts a lot of work into the selections, which clearly is paying dividends for him – and members of the service.

 

 

 

 

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The Form Guy – Results Update

14th January 2023

Not much change for horse racing tipster The Form Guy lately, with a loss of 2 points made at advised prices since our last update.

However they are still 104 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The Betfair SP results have lagged somewhat behind the results at advised prices but are still impressive, with 3 points lost since our last update but 52 points profit made for our trial overall.

It’s been a very good trial this one so far and always impressive for a service to break through the 100 point profit mark to advised prices. 

 

 

 

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The Form Guy – Results Update

26th October 2022

It’s been a decent month for horse racing tipster The Form Guy, with a profit of 12 points made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 106 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The Betfair SP results have lagged somewhat behind the results at advised prices but are still impressive, with 8 points profit made since our last update and 55 points profit made for our trial overall.

The tips come with detailed write-ups and you can see that they really study the form closely for their picks. It’s also reassuring to know a tipster isn’t just randomly sticking a pin in a piece of paper to come up with their selections! 

 

 

 

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The Form Guy – Results Update

26th October 2022

There’s been a bit of a dip for horse racing tipster The Form Guy over the last month, with a loss of 8 points made at advised prices since our last update.

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

You can view full results here.

The Betfair SP results also saw a loss this month, with 18 points dropped since our last update but 47 points profit made for our trial overall.

Hopefully that’s just a small blip over the last month and they’ll get back to winning ways shortly.

 

 

 

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The Form Guy – Results Update

27th September 2022

Horse racing tipster The Form Guy has been in excellent form lately, with a profit of 61 points made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 102 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The Betfair SP results have picked up nicely aswell, with a profit of 62 points made since our last update and 65 points profit made for our trial overall.

*Just a note to say previously we hadn’t included a straight forecast as we weren’t sure if it was an official bet, but having read the email again it looks like it was, and did have the staking attached to it, so we have included that now. 

 

 

 

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The Form Guy – Results Update

18th August 2022

It’s been a quiet month for horse racing tipster The Form Guy, with a profit of 3 points made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 41 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The Betfair SP results have fallen quite a bit behind the advised prices, with a loss of 22 points made since our last update and just 3 points profit made for our trial overall.

This difference seems to be a combination of getting value early prices with the bookies (which then reduce in price on Betfair by the time of the race) and the extra places with the bookies. 

So at the moment it is looking like you need access to bookie accounts to get the best out of this service. 

 

 

 

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The Form Guy – Results Update

15th June 2022

Horse racing tipster The Form Guy has bounced back well recently, with a profit of 18 points made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 38 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The Betfair SP results continue to lag the advised prices somewhat but have picked up nicely recently, with a profit of 26 points made since our last update and 25 points profit made for our trial overall.

They had a strong Royal Ascot too with 23 points profit made at the festival at BSP, which was good to see.   

 

 

 

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The Form Guy – Results Update

15th June 2022

Somewhat of a step backwards for horse racing tipster The Form Guy recently, with a loss of 19 points made at advised prices since our last update.

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

You can view full results here.

The Betfair SP results continue to lag the advised prices, with a loss of 18 points made since our last update and 1 point lost for our trial overall.

Hopefully the last month has just been a blip and they will get back to winning ways again shortly.

 

 

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The Form Guy – Results Update

12th May 2022

It’s been a very good time for horse racing tipster The Form Guy lately with a profit of 45 points made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 39 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The Betfair SP results are somewhat below the advised prices but still good, with a profit of 29 points made since our last update and 17 points profit made for our trial overall.

Tips are normally sent out the evening before racing meaning there is plenty of time to get the bets on but can mean prices getting pushed in as well.

 

 

 

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The Form Guy – Results Update

6th April 2022

It’s been a bit of a slow start to our trial of horse racing tipster The Form Guy, with a loss of 6 points made so far to advised prices.

You can view full results here.

At Betfair SP things are slightly worse, with a loss of 12 points made for our trial to date.

Tips come with detailed write-ups and you can see that they really study the form closely for their picks. Sadly it hasn’t translated into profit yet but it is still early days.

 

 

 

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The Form Guy – New Review

25th February 2022

We are starting a new trial today of a service called The Form Guy.

This is a relatively new service but comes from a chap called Steve who has been both a bookmaker and a punter.

He has been around horse racing since a young age and been studying form ever since, putting in many hours per week.

As it says on the Form Guy website, systems help with the initial shortlisting but it’s form study that whittles down a long list of selections to the very best bets with the highest chance of winning.

Darren Power, who runs the On Course Profits Magazine said:

“We were very impressed with Steve’s performance throughout our tipping competition where he won two of the three monthly prizes and the overall grand prize”

Although this is a relatively new service, results do look promising with 41 points profit made since October last year.

The strike rate has been around the 30% mark and the ROI has been 31% at Best Odds Guaranteed (BOG) and 28% at BSP.

All the selections come with detailed write-ups so you can see that Steve really knows his stuff.

We starting receiving tips on 5th February so will record results from then. Updates will be provided here as we go along as usual.

In the meantime you can check out The Form Guy here.

 

 

 

Winning Favourites

Winning Favourites – Final Review

We have reached the end of our one year trial of Winning Favourites and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   +8 points profit
Strike Rate:   36%
Bank Growth:   +32%
ROI:   1%
Average number of bets:   2 bets per day
Cost:   FREE for first 7 days then £19.99/month
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Winning Favourites – Full Review

 

Winning Favourites is a horse racing service provided by a guy called Rob Reed who says he has been around betting most of his life and knows the importance of finding value bets. 

Rob points out that you don’t need to be backing long shots to find good value when betting. In fact over the last 10 years there have been over 88,000 clear favourites in UK racing and 35% of them have won. The return on investment of backing all of them would have been -2.69%.

Although that is obviously a negative figure, it is still a lot better then backing long-shots, with the ROI of backing horses over 20/1 tending to be worse than -20% for example. 

It’s a theory we have written about a few times and is certainly backed up by a good deal of evidence, so we could see the service was based on sound principles. 

Could it actually make a profit in practice however, as you still need to find value to turn that negative ROI figure into a positive one? 

We gave the service a good year (just over a year, in fact), to see if it could produce the goods. That included over 650 bets, a very decent sample size. 

Well at the end of our review the service finished with a small profit of 8 points at advised prices. 

That came with a solid strike rate of 36% but a small ROI of just 1%

The Betfair SP results were slightly worse, with a loss of 13 points made over the course of our trial.

It was a fairly straightforward service to follow, with all bets being one-point win bets and the subscription costs are reasonable. 

There were some fluctuations in their fortunes over the course of our trial, as you can see in the graph below:-

Overall then, whilst we always say a profit is not to be sniffed at, having made just 8 points after more than a year of tipping means we can only really award Winning Favourites a NEUTRAL rating in the end. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The selections are sent out by e-mail, usually in the morning UK time (9-10am) with plenty of time to get the bets on. 

Availability of prices: We didn’t notice any discernible impact on prices, which you would expect when backing favourites as there is usually the most liquidity on them. 

Strike rate: The strike rate for our trial was good for a horse racing service at 36% so there were a reasonably steady rate of returns.  

Advised Betting Bank: A 25 point betting bank is recommended for following the service which seems a little on the low side to us and would have actually been lost had you joined at the start of a downturn early on in the trial. We would have thought a 50 point bank would be more appropriate here. 

Subscription costs: The current subscription costs at the time of writing are reasonable at free for the first 7 days then £19.99 per month.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

Winning Favourites is a horse racing service that focuses on horses at the head of the market. After a trial of just over a year, it finished with a profit of 8 points at advised prices. 

Although it is always good to see a profit made, after more than a year you would hope to see a little more profit to make it worthwhile subscribing, so we think a NEUTRAL rating is fair in this instance. 

 

 

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

27th January 2023

It’s been a step in the right direction for horse racing service Winning Favourites recently, with a profit of 6 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 13 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The results are still lagging at Betfair SP, with 5 points profit made since our last update but 8 points lost for our trial overall.

Good to see some positive momentum with this one, let’s see if they can keep it going. 

 

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

22nd December 2022

Not much change for horse racing service Winning Favourites recently, with a loss of 1 point made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 7 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The results are still lagging at Betfair SP, with 1 point lost since our last update and 13 points lost for our trial overall.

They have struggled to really get going in this trial but hopefully can kick on in the new year.

 

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

11th November 2022

There’s been a slight move backwards for horse racing service Winning Favourites over the last month, with a loss of 6 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 8 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The results are still lagging at Betfair SP, with 12 points lost since our last update and 17 points lost for our trial overall.

It’s been a bit of an up-and-down trial this one but still ahead overall at advised prices which is the main thing. 

 

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

11th October 2022

It’s been a good month for horse racing service Winning Favourites, with a profit of 14 points made to advised prices since our last update.

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

You can view full results here.

The results are still slightly lagging at Betfair SP, with 7 points profit made since our last update but 5 points lost for our trial overall.

The tips are normally sent out early in the morning on the day of racing and with just 1-2 bets per day it’s a pretty simple service to follow. 

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

2nd September 2022

A slight dip for horse racing service Winning Favourites over the last month, with a loss of 5 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now just 1 point up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The results are still slightly lagging at Betfair SP, with 7 points lost since our last update and 12 points lost for our trial overall.

So it’s case of treading water for this service, no damage done but not much forward progress either.

 

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

28th July 2022

Horse racing service Winning Favourites is back in the green this month, with a profit of 5 points made to advised prices since our last update.

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

You can view full results here.

The results are still slightly lagging at Betfair SP, with 3 points profit made since our last update but 5 points lost for our trial overall.

Not setting the world on fire yet this one but still in profit for our trial at advised prices so can’t complain too much really.

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

27th June 2022

A small drop for horse racing service Winning Favourites over the last month, with a loss of 5 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now just 1 point up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The results are slightly lagging at Betfair SP, with 6 points lost since our last update and 8 points lost for our trial overall.

Tips are normally sent out early in the morning (around 0900 UK time), which gives plenty of time to get the bets on.

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

26th May 2022

There’s been a small pullback for horse racing service Winning Favourites recently, with a loss of 5 points made to advised prices since our last update.

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

You can view full results here.

The results are slightly lagging at Betfair SP, with 6 points lost since our last update and 2 points lost for our trial overall.

The strike rate has remained strong at 40%, but just need it to tick up a little to really get things moving forward in terms of profit. 

 

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

27th April 2022

It’s been a decent time lately for horse racing service Winning Favourites, with a profit of 8 points made to advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 11 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.

You can view full results here.

The results are slightly lagging at Betfair SP, with 2 points profit made since our last update and 4 points profit made for our trial overall.

Something of a slow burner then this one so far but a profit is a profit so we certainly aren’t complaining.

 

 

 

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Winning Favourites – Results Update

20th March 2022

It’s been a quiet start to our trial of horse racing service Winning Favourites, with a profit of 3 points made so far to advised prices.

You can view full results here.

It’s a similar story at Betfair SP, with 2 points profit made for our trial to date.

We have found the service simple to follow so far with just a couple of bets per day on average which are normally sent out early on the morning of racing. And by backing favourites there has been a decent strike rate which keeps the bank ticking along.

So a solid start then here, hopefully they can move things forward by the time of our next update.

 

 

 

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Winning Favourites – New Review

22nd February 2022

We are starting a new trial today of a horse racing service called Winning Favourites.

The service is provided by a guy called Rob Reed who says he has been around betting most of his life and knows the importance of finding value bets. 

Rob points out that you don’t need to be backing long shots to find good value when betting. In fact over the last 10 years there have been over 88,000 clear favourites in UK racing and 35% of them have won. The return on investment of backing all of them would have been -2.69%.

Although that is a negative ROI, it is actually much better than most punters manage and you would have a far worse ROI from backing all long shots. This is something that has been extensively studied and found time and again. It is often called the favourite-longshot bias.

So in essence backing favourites puts you at a less of a disadvantage than backing outsiders and you are obtaining better value right out the gate. You still need to turn that negative ROI into a positive one however and that is what Rob appears to have done.

Since starting out in July last year he has made a profit of 33 points to advised prices and 25 points to Betfair SP.

The strike rate has been around the 50% mark whilst the ROI has been over 10%, which is very good when you consider the low odds of the selections.

The good thing about backing favourites is you don’t need a huge bank and in fact they think a 25 point bank would be okay for following the service.  

It does look like a promising service so we’ll be interested to see if they can keep the good results going during a live trial.

We started receiving tips on 6th February so will record results from then. We will update things as we go along here.

In the meantime you can check out Winning Favourites for yourself here.

 

 

 

Cheek Pieces – Final Review

We have reached the end of our 14 month trial of horse racing tipster Cheek Pieces and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   +48 points profit
Strike Rate:   24%
Bank Growth:   +32%
ROI:   7%
Average number of bets:   2 bets per day
Cost:   £0.99 for first 10 days then £27/month
VERDICT:   PASSED
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Cheek Pieces – Full Review

 

Cheek Pieces is a horse racing tipster from the reputable Betting Gods stable of tipsters. We conducted a lengthy 14 month trial of the service, which gave us a large sample size of 715 bets.

Tips come in UK racing and are generally one point win, 0.5 pts each-way or 0.5 pt win bets, so very sensible staking. 

After our extended trial, they finished with 48 points profit at advised prices, which represented growth of 32% in the recommended starting bank.  

That was achieved with a solid strike rate of 24% and a return on investment of 7%

Interestingly the results at Betfair SP were actually better than those at advised prices, with a profit of 70 points made at BSP. 

So for those whose bookie accounts have been restricted, this looks like a very viable option. 

Overall the results were solid rather than spectacular over the course of our 14 month trial, but with a good profit made we are happy to award the service a PASSED rating. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The selections are sent out by e-mail, usually in the early evening UK time (5-6pm) with plenty of time to get the bets on. The tips normally come with detailed write-ups which is good to see. 

Availability of prices: We didn’t notice any discernible impact on prices and in fact as mentioned above, the Betfair SP results were actually better than the advised prices. 

Strike rate: The strike rate for our trial was solid at 24% (including placed horses) so there were  a reasonably steady rate of returns.  

Advised Betting Bank: A 150 point betting bank is recommended for following the service which seems reasonable to us given the low staking used.  

Subscription costs: The current subscription costs at the time of writing are £0.99 for first 10 days then £27+VAT per month. 

 

OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED

Cheek Pieces is a horse racing tipster from the Betting Gods stable and made a solid 48 points profit at advised prices during our 14 month trial.

They actually performed quite a bit better at Betfair SP, with 70 points profit made for our trial. So this service looks like a viable option for those whose bookie accounts have been restricted.

The results overall were solid rather than spectacular, but a good profit was made during our trial so we are happy to award the service a PASSED rating. 

 

 

 

 

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Cheek Pieces – Results Update

22nd October 2022

Horse racing tipster Cheek Pieces has been on good form lately, with 17 points profit made at advised prices since our last update.

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

You can view full results here.

They continue to outperform the advised prices at Betfair SP, with 12 points profit made since our last update and 91 points profit made for our trial to date at BSP.

So much like we saw in our recent trial of The Racing Pundit, this one is looking like it’s a very viable option for those restricted to betting just on Betfair. 

 

 

 

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Cheek Pieces – Results Update

22nd August 2022

Horse racing tipster Cheek Pieces has bounced back over the last month, with 12 points profit made at advised prices since our last update.

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

You can view full results here.

They continue to outperform the advised prices at Betfair SP, with 7 points gained since our last update and 99 points profit made for our trial to date at BSP.

It’s good to see them so close to the milestone of 100 points profit at BSP and they actually did break through it earlier in the month before falling back just below. Hopefully we’ll see them well above it by the time of our next update. 

 

 

 

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Cheek Pieces – Results Update

23rd July 2022

It’s been a tough month for horse racing tipster Cheek Pieces unfortunately, with 30 points lost at advised prices since our last update.

However they are still 54 points up at advised prices for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

They continue to outperform the advised prices at Betfair SP, with 28 points lost since our last update but 92 points profit made for our trial to date at BSP.

Hopefully the last month has just been a blip and they will get back on form soon, as the trial had been going along very well up until that point. 

 

 

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Cheek Pieces – Results Update

20th June 2022

The excellent form continues for Horse racing tipster Cheek Pieces, with another 22 points profit made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 84 points up at advised prices for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

The even better news is that they continue to outperform the advised price results at Betfair SP, with a profit of 30 points made since our last update and 120 points profit made for our trial to date at BSP.

It’s quite an achievement to make over 100 points profit at BSP so this service deserves plenty of plaudits for having done so during our trial. Top stuff. 

 

 

 

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Cheek Pieces – Results Update

19th May 2022

Horse racing tipster Cheek Pieces continues to deliver the goods, with another 19 points profit made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 62 points up at advised prices for our trial overall. 

You can view full results here.

They continue to significantly outperform at Betfair SP, with a profit of 19 points made since our last update and 90 points profit made for our trial to date at BSP.

Very encouraging to see the consistency of results achieved by this service, with six of the last seven months having been profitable. Good stuff. 

 

 

 

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Cheek Pieces – Results Update

16th April 2022

The good form continues for horse racing tipster Cheek Pieces, with a profit of 11 points made at advised prices since our last update.

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

You can view full results here.

They continue to outperform at Betfair SP, with a profit of 9 points made since our last update and 71 points profit made for our trial to date at BSP.

The tips are normally sent out the evening before racing, so plenty of time to get the bets on and it’s not too much work to follow with just a couple bets per day on average.

 

 

 

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Cheek Pieces – Results Update

2nd March 2022

It’s been a good month for horse racing tipster Cheek Pieces, with a profit of 22 points made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 32 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.  

You can view full results here.

They continue to outperform at Betfair SP, with a profit of 25 points made since our last update and 62 points profit made for our trial to date at BSP.

It’s really good to see a service doing so well at Betfair SP as we know a lot of you have had your bookie accounts restricted so it’s something we will be keeping a close eye on over the rest of the trial.

 

 

 

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Cheek Pieces – Results Update

29th January 2022

A slight decline for horse racing tipster Cheek Pieces this month, with a loss of 19 points made at advised prices since our last update.

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

You can view full results here.

They continue to outperform at Betfair SP, with a loss of 17 points made since our last update but 37 points profit made for our trial to date at BSP.

We hope we didn’t put the kiss of death on the service last time by saying we saw a lot of potential in them. We’ll keep schtum from now on and just keep the fingers crossed…

 

 

 

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Cheek Pieces – Results Update

26th December 2021

We hope you had a good Christmas and are enjoying Boxing Day, which has an action-packed schedule of horse racing to enjoy.

Onto today’s review update though and it’s more good news for horse racing tipster Cheek Pieces, with a profit of 19 points made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 29 points up at advised prices for our trial overall.  

You can view full results here.

They continue to outperform at Betfair SP, with a profit of 18 points made since our last update and 54 points profit made for our trial to date at BSP.

We are seeing a lot of potential in this service and will be watching the rest of the review closely to see if they can maintain the strong results, particularly at BSP.

 

 

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Cheek Pieces – Results Update

25th November 2021

It’s been a solid month for horse racing tipster Cheek Pieces, with a profit of 7 points made at advised prices since our last update.

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

You can view full results here.

Interestingly it’s actually been performing better at Betfair SP so far, with a profit of 14 points made since our last update and 36 points profit made for our trial to date at BSP.

It’s quite a selective service with just a few bets per week so makes it easy to follow. Looking promising so far.

 

 

 

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Cheek Pieces – Results Update

26th October 2021

It’s been a quiet start to our trial of horse racing tipster Cheek Pieces, with a profit of 3 points made so far at advised prices after one month of our trial. 

You can view full results here.

It’s been performing better at Betfair SP so far interestingly, with a profit of 22 points made to date at BSP.

That was largely thanks to Helluvaboy which won at Kempton at an advised price of 16/1 but a BSP of 34. That does happen sometimes where a larger price selection can be much bigger odds at Betfair SP.

Even leaving that aside, they are still doing better at Betfair SP so we will keep an eye on that to see if it remains to be the case during the rest of our trial.   

 

 

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Cheek Pieces – New Review

24th September 2021

Today we are starting a new trial of a horse racing service called Cheek Pieces.

This is a tipster from the Betting Gods stable and is relatively new on the scene but has an impressive-looking record to date.

We’re not sure if there’s anything in the name of just a reference to horse racing nuance, but hopefully it’s a signed they are tuned into what they’re doing anyway.

They began proofing to Betting Gods at the start of this year and so far are 89 points up. That would equate to £890 profit at £10/point or £2,225 profit at £25/point.

That has come at a return on investment of 20% and a strike rate of 25%, which are healthy figures.

They have had five profitable months in a row which is good to see and seven profitable months from nine in total.

In terms of staking it looks very sensible, with 1 point win or 0.5 e/w stakes being used. There are around 2 bets per day on average, so it looks fairly manageable to follow.

As we say it is early days with this service but it looks promising so hopefully they can keep the run of profitable months going.

As usual we will record results as we go along here so you can see how they are getting on.

In the meantime you can check out Cheek Pieces for yourself here.

 

 

USA Racing Tipster – Final Review

We have come to the end of our two-year trial of the USA Racing Tipster and here are the final results:-

 

Profit/Loss:   +107 points profit
Strike Rate:   26%
Bank Growth:   +214%
ROI:   48%
Average number of bets:   3-4 bets per week
Cost:   £30/month or £75/quarter
VERDICT:   PASSED
Rating:

 

You can view full results here. 

 

USA Racing Tipster – Full Review

 

Despite having been running this website for over seven years, we have yet to find any really good tipsters on US horse racing. 

Some of this may be to do with the fact that until very recently, gambling was largely illegal in the US, other than at the actual racing tracks or in Las Vegas. Well now that individual states are allowed to legalize gambling it is starting to really take off stateside. 

This should in turn see more high quality tipsters (or “cappers” as they’re known in the US) starting to emerge on the scene. 

It was in such hope that we launched this trial of the US Horse Racing Tipster. With very strong results coming into our trial, we were intrigued to see how it got on under a live trial. 

Well we are pleased to say it didn’t disappoint, notching up a very impressive 107 points profit at advised prices. 

That was achieved with one of the highest returns on investment we have seen from a horse racing tipster at 48%.  

The advised betting bank more than trebled during our trial, which is impressive growth. 

And as you can see from the graph below, the results were very consistent and steady throughout the trial:

So all of that is pretty amazing. However, there is a “but” coming… 

Yes unfortunately with a service like this that is both very successful and betting on quite niche markets (sadly US racing markets are still fairly illiquid compared to UK ones), the prices do tend to get hammered. 

It is not unusual to prices fall dramatically after the tips are sent out. Indeed the tipster’s own long-term results show he beats the SP by an average of 175%

So realistically it will be very tough to match the results at advised prices. To get close to them you will need a good spread of bookie accounts and be very fast to act once tips are released. 

The other thing to be aware of with a service like this is you could face bookie restrictions after a period of time as the markets are quite illiquid as we say so bets like this tend to stand out. Of course, these days the bookies tend to restrict anyone who has even a suggestion of being successful, so it’s not just limited to this service but the poor and unfair practices of bookies in general. 

In any event, sadly there isn’t an option to use Betfair with this service as a number of the races aren’t covered by Betfair. In our experience prices also get moved too much on the races that are covered to make it worthwhile. 

The bottom line is you can make a good profit with this service, but will have to accept it will be somewhat below the official results. 

That in itself is worthy of praise and for that reason we are happy to award the service a PASSED rating. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The selections are sent out by Telegram, usually in the early evening UK time with plenty of time to get the bets on. As we say it’s a race to get the bets on so ideally you want your bookie account already open and funded ready for the tips to come through. 

Availability of prices: As above, prices are affected severely. You need to act fast and have a good spread of bookie accounts (Bet365, Skybet, PP/BF, Betfred are the main ones). 

Strike rate: The strike rate for our trial was solid at 26% (including placed horses) so there were  a reasonably steady rate of returns.  

Advised Betting Bank: We didn’t see a recommended betting bank but used a 50 point bank for our trial. That seems sufficient as staking is pretty low with this service and certainly it was never remotely in danger during our trial.  

Subscription costs: The current subscription costs at the time of writing are £30 per month, £75 per quarter or £120 for six months. 

 

OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED

We have been searching for a profitable American racing tipster for quite a while and thankfully have finally found one in the shape of the USA Racing Tipster. 

They produced an excellent 107 points profit at advised prices during our trial, which came at a phenomenal 48% ROI. 

However, due to the service’s top class results and the poor liquidity in US racing markets, sadly the prices do get affected quite significantly after tips are sent out. You need a good spread of bookie accounts and to act very quickly after tips are sent out to make the most of the service. 

In reality it will be tough to match the official results, but you should be able to still make a decent profit – we would say at least half the official results – with the appropriate set up. 

The service does not currently have a website, so if you wish to sign up or find out more, please drop us a line at info@honestbettingreviews.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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USA Racing Tipster – Results Update

13th August 2022

It’s been a good month for the USA Racing Tipster, with 9 points profit made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 109 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here. 

As mentioned previously the service isn’t practical to follow at Betfair SP, primarily because some of the bets aren’t available on Betfair but also because prices tend to get hammered. 

Once again it’s amazing to see how many of their doubles get the first leg but the second one just misses out, or trebles where two of the three legs come in.

In such circumstances it could be worth hedging on the final leg via exchanges if you wanted to lock in some profit, because as we say it does seem to happen a lot. 

Just a reminder that this service does not currently have a website, so if you wish to sign up or find out more, please drop us a line at info@honestbettingreviews.com 

 

 

 

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USA Racing Tipster – Results Update

8th August 2022

It’s been a decent month for the USA Racing Tipster, with 6 points profit made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 100 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here. 

As mentioned previously the service isn’t practical to follow at Betfair SP, primarily because some of the bets aren’t available on Betfair but also because prices tend to get hammered. 

The highlight of the month was a Yankee bet that very nearly landed a huge coup, with three of the four legs coming in. If all four had come in, the combined odds were 328/1 so the returns would have been huge.

As it was three of them coming in still returned a nice 11 points profit from a 0.66 stake. 

Just a reminder that this service does not currently have a website, so if you wish to sign up or find out more, please drop us a line at info@honestbettingreviews.com 

 

 

 

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USA Racing Tipster – Results Update

7th July 2022

Not much change for the USA Racing Tipster recently, with 1 points lost at 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. 

As mentioned previously the service isn’t practical to follow at Betfair SP, primarily because some of the bets aren’t available on Betfair but also because prices tend to get hammered. 

The tipster actually took June off for personal reasons so there have only been a couple of bets since our last update, but they are back in the saddle and aiming to produce the goods again now over the rest of the season. Fingers crossed they can get back to the form of old.

Just a reminder that this service does not currently have a website, so if you wish to sign up or find out more, please drop us a line at info@honestbettingreviews.com 

 

 

 

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USA Racing Tipster – Results Update

8th June 2022

A small dip for the American racing expert the USA Racing Tipster recently, with 6 points lost at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 95 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here. 

As mentioned previously the service isn’t practical to follow at Betfair SP, primarily because some of the bets aren’t available on Betfair but also because prices tend to get hammered. 

Although May was a tough month, they were quite unlucky with some of the selections. There was a double for example where the first leg won and the second leg went 1.01 in-running on Betfair but still lost.

There were one or two other doubles/multiples that just missed out so it could easily have been a profitable month. Anyway, that’s the way it goes with racing sometimes so it’s best not to dwell on it.

Just a reminder that this service does not currently have a website, so if you wish to sign up or find out more, please drop us a line at info@honestbettingreviews.com 

 

 

 

 

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USA Racing Tipster – Results Update

4th May 2022

Not much to report once again for the American racing expert the USA Racing Tipster recently, with no change made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are still 101 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here. 

As mentioned previously the service isn’t practical to follow at Betfair SP, primarily because some of the bets aren’t available on Betfair but also because prices tend to get hammered. 

Unfortunately it appears the tipster was sent some insulting personal messages from trolls recently. This is completely unacceptable, particularly when you consider they have been offering their services for free to members the last few months and were actually slightly up for April on their tips.

Some people it seems can’t handle any kind of losing run (in this case it was just 6 bets) and think it is okay to be abusive. We have said before and will say it again: if you can’t handle drawdowns and losing runs then this game is not for you. They happen to every tipster now and then, even the best.

In this case it’s quite ridiculous to send abusive messages given the losing run was only six tips and the tipster was actually up for the month.

The good news is that the trolls are only a small minority and the vast majority of members understand the nature of betting and that the tipster is working very hard to deliver results for members.

The tipster has had a couple of weeks off but is now back in action and raring to go, so hopefully this is the last we will hear of any trolls. As he said himself – if it is that bad, why not just leave?

 

 

 

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USA Racing Tipster – Results Update

29th March 2022

It’s been a quiet time for American racing expert the USA Racing Tipster in recent times, with a loss of just one point made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 101 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here. 

They have been quite unlucky lately as they had five doubles in a row where one of the legs won but not the other, so results could easily have been better recently.

As mentioned previously the service isn’t practical to follow at Betfair SP, primarily because some of the bets aren’t available on Betfair but also because prices tend to get hammered. 

It also means you have to be very quick getting the bets on and have lots of bookie accounts available, otherwise you will struggle to obtain value.

Please note this service does not currently have a website, so if you wish to sign up or find out more, please drop us a line at info@honestbettingreviews.com 

 

 

 

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USA Racing Tipster – Results Update

11th February 2022

No change for American racing expert the USA Racing Tipster over the last month, with a net breakeven made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are still 102 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here. 

As mentioned previously the service isn’t practical to follow at Betfair SP, primarily because some of the bets aren’t available on Betfair but also because prices tend to get hammered. 

It also means you have to be very quick getting the bets on and have lots of bookie accounts available, otherwise you will struggle to obtain value.

Please note this service does not currently have a website, so if you wish to sign up or find out more, please drop us a line at info@honestbettingreviews.com 

 

 

 

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USA Racing Tipster – Results Update

7th January 2022

American racing expert the USA Racing Tipster has continued the good form, with a profit of 7 points made at advised prices since our last update.

That puts them 102 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here. 

As mentioned last time the service isn’t practical to follow at Betfair SP, primarily because some of the bets aren’t available on Betfair but also because prices tend to get hammered. 

It was a little quiet over the xmas period which is to be expected but there should be more action now as the new year gets going.

Please note this service does not currently have a website, so if you wish to sign up or find out more, please drop us a line at info@honestbettingreviews.com 

 

 

 

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USA Racing Tipster – Results Update

2nd December 2021

American racing expert the USA Racing Tipster has bounced back nicely in recent times, with a profit of 10 points made at advised prices since our last update.

That puts them 95 points up for our trial overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here. 

As mentioned last time the service isn’t practical to follow at Betfair SP, primarily because some of the bets aren’t available on Betfair but also because prices tend to get hammered.

The highlight recently was picking the winner of the Breeders Cup Classic in the shape of Knicks Go, at a tasty price of 7/1 ante-post.

That kicked things back into gear and hopefully they can finish off the year in style and break through the 100 point barrier for our trial.  

Please note this service does not currently have a website, so if you wish to sign up or find out more, please drop us a line at info@honestbettingreviews.com 

 

 

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USA Racing Tipster – Results Update

8th October 2021

It’s been a bit of a tough time lately for American racing expert the USA Racing Tipster, with a loss of 9 points made at advised prices since our last update.

With the previous gains however they are still 85 points up for our proofing overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here. 

As mentioned last time the service isn’t practical to follow at Betfair SP, primarily because some of the bets aren’t available on Betfair but also because prices tend to get hammered.

September was actually their first losing month since starting tipping 45 months ago, which is a shame but the loss was only -4.75 points, so not a disaster by any means. 

They also had seven doubles were one leg won but not the other, plus two 1.01 shots that were gubbed in-running! So it could have easily been a winning month, but that is racing of course.

Hopefully the luck will turn around soon and they’ll be back to winning ways. 

Please note this service does not currently have a website, so if you wish to sign up or find out more, please drop us a line at info@honestbettingreviews.com 

 

 

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USA Racing Tipster – Results Update

4th September 2021

American racing expert the USA Racing Tipster continues to perform adroitly, with a profit of 7 points made at advised prices since our last update.

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

You can view full results here. 

As mentioned last time the service isn’t practical to follow at Betfair SP, primarily because some of the bets aren’t available on Betfair but also because prices tend to get hammered.

It’s worth noting that staking on this service is fairly conservative, often 0.5 points per bet. That means the results might not look quite as good as they actually are, with a long-term ROI of over 50% being one of the best we’ve seen from any tipster.

It’s been a quiet start to September with no bets so far but they certainly don’t bet for the sake of it which is a good thing, preferring to wait for the right opportunities to present themselves. 

Please note this service does not currently have a website, so if you wish to sign up or find out more, please drop us a line at info@honestbettingreviews.com 

The costs are very reasonable given the results achieved, at £30 per month, £75 per quarter or £120 for six months.

 

 

 

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USA Racing Tipster – Results Update

11th August 2021

It’s been a good time lately for the USA Racing Tipster, with a profit of 17 points made at advised prices since our last update.

That means they are now 87 points up for our proofing overall at advised prices.

You can view full results here. 

As mentioned last time the service isn’t practical to follow at Betfair SP, primarily because some of the bets aren’t available on Betfair but also because prices tend to get hammered.

Having said that, sometimes the prices bounce back by the off time – particularly on big races so you can get a fair BSP in some instances.

Please note this service does not currently have a website, so if you wish to sign up or find out more, please drop us a line at info@honestbettingreviews.com 

The costs are very reasonable given the results achieved, at £30 per month, £75 per quarter or £120 for six months.

 

 

 

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USA Racing Tipster – Results Update

1st July 2021

In this review of the USA Racing Tipster we are including the results both from when we started this review (14th May) and from last August when we started following the service in a personal capacity. 

From last August the service is 70 points up to advised prices, whilst since 14th May it is 4 points up. 

You can view full results here. 

As mentioned when opening this review, the excellent long-term results mean prices get absolutely hammered after they are released. 

You really need to have multiple bookie accounts open, funded and ready to go as soon as the tips are posted. Thankfully there is a 10 minute warning before tips are posted so you can get yourself ready. 

Even then it can be tough to match the advised prices, so realistically you have to expect to achieve slightly less than the official P/L even with multiple bookie accounts and the fastest fingers in the west. 

As also mentioned when opening our review, the SP is a whopping 170% below the advised prices on average, meaning the service is not practical to follow at Betfair SP. In any event, quite a few of the selections are not available on Betfair at all, so that removes the option even if prices didn’t get hammered quite so much. 

Please note this service does not currently have a website, so if you wish to sign up or find out more, please drop us a line at info@honestbettingreviews.com 

 

 

 

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USA Racing Tipster – New Review

14th May 2021

Despite having been running this website for over six years, we have yet to find any really good tipsters on US horse racing. 

Some of this may be to do with the fact that until very recently, gambling was largely illegal in the US, other than on the tote at the actual racing tracks or in Las Vegas. 

However, with a recent US Supreme Court ruling having opened up the opportunity for individual states to legalize gambling in their territory, the industry is poised to explode in America.

Already established companies like William Hill have been bought out by US casino giant Caesars, and other gambling companies are partnering up with US brands to take forward sports betting in states where it has been legalized.

This should in turn see more high quality tipsters (or “cappers” as they’re known stateside) starting to emerge on the scene. 

However, the good news is there is already one very high quality US racing expert we have been following in a personal capacity for the last 10 months or so. 

They are not just one of the best US horse racing tipsters we have come across, but one of the best tipsters in general. 

Their overall results are pretty incredible:

  • +350 points profit at over 50% ROI at recommended stakes;
  • +430 points profit at over 60% ROI at level stakes.

Those are some of the highest return on investment levels we have ever seen from a tipster over an extended period (over 2 years) so are worthy of huge respect. 

They have also managed an astonishing 41/41 profitable months, which is an amazing level of consistency. 

However, such phenomenal results do come with a drawback. As you may have guessed, prices are very sensitive and you have to be very quick to snap them up. 

Indeed, the tipster actually records how much he beats the SP by and it is a whopping 170%. So this is not a service to follow if you are restricted by the bookies and reliant on using Betfair. 

In any event, this is a rare occasion where we are prepared to proof a tipster who doesn’t have their own website, so good are their results.

As such if you wish to sign up or find out more, please drop us a line at info@honestbettingreviews.com 

The subscription costs are very reasonable for a service of this quality at £30 per month, £75 per quarter or £120 for six months.

In the meantime we will kick this review off today, but will include results from when we started following the service, which was last August, so you get a fuller picture of their results. 

As ever we will report back soon with our first update.

 

 

 

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.