Today we are starting a trial of a service we have been meaning to review for a while but that got put back due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Now though we are pleased to get the trial underway and it’s one we are really looking forward to. The service in question is called ITV Racing Tips and it comes from renowned professional punter Carl Nicholson.
Carl has been around the racing world for quite a long time and is a very respected name in the industry. We’ve reviewed his services before and he has also published a book setting out his strategy called Value Backing which we would recommend.
His approach over the years has been to focus on the big races as that’s where Carl’s traditionally made most of his profits.
So this service focuses solely on the big races – specifically those that are shown on ITV – hence the name of the service.
For those outside the UK, just to clarify that ITV is the main terrestrial television station that shows racing in the UK. It shows the big meetings like Royal Ascot, Cheltenham, Newmarket and so on and normally just broadcasts races at the weekend (outside of the big festivals that is).
The ITV Racing Tips service has been running for a few years now and has racked up some very impressive results indeed:-
- – 2017: 94 points profit
- – 2018: 254 points profit
- – 2019: 166 points profit
- – 2020 (so far): 73 points profit
So that’s over 580 points profit in just over three years at an impressive return on investment of more than 25%. The strike rate is a very healthy 40% and Carl has had winners at up to 33/1 and 40/1.
The return on capital (bank growth) so far has been 394% which is excellent going and means those who have been following the service long term have had the chance to really grow their betting banks.
What’s a real bonus about the service is that because Carl bets solely on the big races shown on ITV, the liquidity is normally excellent on those races and prices should hold up well. Plus the bookies tend to provide lots of bonuses such as Bet 365’s ITV 4/1 offer and extra places etc.
All in all then there’s a lot to like about this service – let’s just hope we haven’t jinxed it and that results hold up! Fingers crossed anyway.
We’ll kick things off today and report back soon on how it’s going.