We have reached the end of our three month trial of Racing Genius and here are the final results:-
|Average number of bets:||One per day|
|Cost:||£14.95/month or £67/year|
Racing Genius – Full Review
Racing Genius is a relatively new horse racing tipster and it comes from the Pete Thomson stable, which has given other services such as Football Value Tips and Racing Wins.
Like the latter, it came into our trial with some excellent-looking results and quite a bit of fanfare.
It claimed to have made over £15,000 profit in five months and for every month so far to have been profitable.
So we were not surprisingly quite intrigued to see if those results could be maintained under the spotlight of live trial.
Well, unfortunately those results were not maintained during our live trial and in fact we finished with a 9 point loss during the three months we followed the service.
Since our trial ended a couple of weeks ago they have added around 9 points profit to take them back to even, but either way it has been somewhat of a disappointing trial.
Much as with Racing Wins, the pre-trial results promised a lot but it has failed to deliver so far.
So whilst it is a NEUTRAL rating from us, it is also a note of caution to be wary of services that show excellent results but those results haven’t been proofed any where.
It is always best to wait for the services to be proofed first and to see if the results stand up to independent scrutiny before signing up with your hard-earned cash.
Ease of use: A pretty simple service to follow with just 1 or 2 bets per day and are usually sent out the morning of racing, around 9-10am UK time.
Availability of prices: There was not much of a problem in getting the advised prices and the Betfair SP results ended up pretty similar to the advised price results, with just 2 points difference between them.
Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 40% (including placed horses), which is good for a horse racing service but wasn’t quite high enough to produce a profit.
Advised Betting Bank: No betting bank is advised for following the service but we used a 100 point bank, which seemed reasonable to us given the strike rate and odds tipped at and was never in jeopardy at all during our trial.
Subscription costs: The subscription costs are reasonable at £14.95 per month or £67 per year.
OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL
Horse racing tipster Racing Genius finished around level for the period we followed it, meriting a NEUTRAL rating for it.
Whilst that is no disgrace by any means, the pre-trial results published on the website and the fanfare around the launch raised expectations quite high and sadly it didn’t live up to those expectations.
So as ever we would just warn you to be careful about results that aren’t independently proofed before signing up to a tipster or system.
Racing Genius – Results Update
6th August 2018
Horse racing tipster Racing Genius has dropped back since our last update, with 9 points lost over the last couple of weeks at advised prices.
That means they are now 3 points down for the trial overall at advised prices.
At Betfair SP they have lost 12 points since our last update and are also 3 points down for the trial overall, so the advised prices and BSP results are level at the moment.
Just a couple of weeks left in this trial and it needs something special to get itself into the passed category by the end.
Racing Genius – Results Update
19th July 2018
It’s been a bit of a fightback for Racing Genius since our last update a month ago, with 11 points profit made in that time at advised prices.
That means they are 6 points up for the trial overall at advised prices.
Things have also been going well at Betfair SP, with 14 points profit made since our last update and 9 points profit made for the trial overall.
So this tipster has been living up to their name a little more lately. Let’s hope for more of the same going forward.
Racing Genius – Results Update
14th June 2018
It’s been a little bit of a slow start to our trial of Racing Genius, which is 5 points down so far to advised prices.
It’s a very similar story too at Betfair SP, with 5 points also lost so far.
There are signs things may be picking up for them though with an 8/1 winner and a 9/2 winner in the last three bets.
Hopefully that’s a sign of things to come and they can into profit and start living up to their name…
Racing Genius – New Review
18th May 2018
We are taking a look at a new horse racing tipster that has been getting a lot of attention lately and it is called Racing Genius.
The service has been running for five months and in that time has apparently made £15,593 profit, with all five months being profitable.
The breakdown of those months is as follows:-
- – Dec: £1,838 profit
- – Jan: 2,898 profit
- – Feb: 2,450 profit
- – Mar: 3,588 profit
- – Apr: 4,819 profit
The strike rate has ranged around the 40% – 50% mark which is very respectable and the return on investment has been at a very high 61%, which is one of the most impressive returns we have come across and would be extremely good if it could be maintained over the long term.
There are 50-60 tips per month, which seems very manageable in terms of workload and means about 2 bets per day on average.
There isn’t much given away from what we have seen in terms of the selection approach used by the person (or team) behind Racing Genius, but it is understandable if they don’t want to give away their secrets.
At the moment the service hasn’t gone live yet, but will do so on 22nd May. In the meantime you can sign up for a pre-trial of the service until it formally launches.
It will be interesting to see how this one gets on, the published results look very strong but we have seen that many times before and then the service has failed to reproduce the results under the spotlight of a live trial.
In any event, we are looking forward to testing it out and will see how it gets on – let’s hope we see the kind of results they are talking about during our trial.
We will run a standard three month trial once things kick off on 22nd May and will report back soon after that on how things are going.