About three years ago we reviewed prominent horse racing tipster Russell Blair and he performed excellently during our trial, making 214 points profit to advised prices.
It is quite unusual for a tipster to still be going three years after our original review, let alone to continue producing consistent profit.
Russell has defied the odds and continued to do so however and has established one of the most formidable records in the tipping world as a result, with over 1600 points profit made since 2015.
That would be over £16,000 profit to just £10 stakes and has been achieved with a return on investment of over 30%, which is almost unheard of over such a long period of time.
So with such a strong record having been established, we thought it was time we took another at Russell’s tips and updated our original findings. Of particular interest will be how obtainable prices are and how the Betfair SP results stack up against the advised prices.
Hopefully he can repeat the performance of our original review and prices will be obtainable, because if so then this would deserve a place right towards the top of our tipster rankings.
With UK racing back on after the brief hiatus for equine flu and Cheltenham just around the corner it is a good time to jump back on board.
So we will run our re-review here and will update results periodically during the trial.
Russell Blair Racing – Final Review
22nd May 2016
Our three month trial of Russell Blair Racing has now been completed and here are the final results:
|Cost:||£24.95/month, £59.95/quarter or £199.95/year|
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Russell Blair Racing – Full Review
Coming into our trial, horse racing tipster Russel Blair had made over 650 points profit in just ten months of tipping, a quite amazing total in such a short space of time.
So we were very interested to commence a trial of his tips.
Often when tipsters come under the spotlight of a live trial however, things take a turn for the worst and they cannot match previous results.
Gladly this has not been the case with Russell Blair Racing who has had a cracking trial, racking up 214 points profit at advised prices and 121 points profit at Betfair SP.
This has come at a return on investment of 50%, which is exceptionally high and is a remarkable achievement over a three month period.
As you can see from the graph below, profits were built steadily over the trial:
Russell takes a nice straightforward approach to tipping and he gives thorough analysis to accompany his tips, which is always to good to see.
The only slight cause of concern is the difference between the results at advised prices and those at Betfair SP, with the latter being almost 100 points lower than the former over the trial.
It became clear to us over the trial that you need to place your bets as soon as possible after they are sent out and to have a good number of bookie accounts to get the most out of the service.
As long as these criteria are not a problem for you, then Russell Blair Racing comes highly recommended and would be a very worthy addition to your betting portfolio.
Ease of use: The tips are normally sent out in the early evening the day before racing (17.30 – 18.30 UK time) and you need to act fast to take advantage of the early prices. There are on average 3 tips per day, including often an each-way trixie, so there is a little bit of work to do but it is certainly not too bad.
Availability of prices: As mentioned above, the huge difference between results at advised prices and Betfair SP is an indication of the need to get your bets on asap after tips are sent out – if possible within an hour. Waiting until the next day to get your bets will mean missing a lot of the value. And you will need a good range of bookie accounts too.
Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 16%, which means a degree of patience will be needed to follow the service and there is the possibility of some drawdowns along the way.
Advised Betting Bank: A 100 point betting bank is advised by Russell, but we used a 150 point bank to be on the safe side given the strike rate is a little lower than some other horse racing services we follow.
Subscription costs: The subscription costs for a service of this quality are very reasonable at £24.95/month, £59.95/quarter or £199.95/year
OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED
It’s been a cracking trial for Russell Blair Racing, a horse racing tipster who began his career on Twitter but now has his own website and provides tips by e-mail.
Profits of 214 points at advised prices at a return of investment of 50% is excellent stuff and one of the best trials we have had in quite a while here at Honest Betting Reviews.
The only thing to be aware of is that prices often decrease substantially between the time they are sent out in the evening before racing and the off, so you need to get bets on as soon as possible and to have a range of bookie accounts if you want to get close to matching the published results.
The website service has only been going for around a year, so doesn’t have quite the long-term established record of some of the other services we have approved.
However, if Russell can continue the form he has shown so far, he may well go on to establish himself as one of the very best and most highly regarded horse racing tipsters in the business.
We will watch his results closely and update things periodically with how he is getting on.
In the meantime we are happy to give Russell Blair Racing an approved rating and would definitely recommend it as part of your betting portfolio.
Russell Blair Racing – Results Update
2nd May 2016
There has been a small downturn for Russell Blair Racing, with 5 points dropped since our last update.
However, things have still been going excellently overall during the trial, with 149 points of profit made so far at advised prices.
A huge gap has opened up however between the results at advised prices and Betfair SP, with the latter now being 52 points up, nearly 100 points less than the advised prices.
So it appears this service may not be practical to follow at Betfair SP, or at least results will be significantly lower.
Having monitored prices closely, it now seems clear that you need to get bets on within an hour of tips being sent out to really get the value with Russell Blair.
Russell Blair Racing – Results Update
18th April 2016
Things have continued in positive fashion for Russell Blair Racing, with a further 41 points profit added at advised prices and 38 points profit at Betfair SP.
That means Russell is now 154 points in profit for the trial at advised prices and 86 points in profit at Betfair SP.
Very impressive stuff so far.
The only thing to note in the results is that we didn’t include the results for the Dubai World Cup, as those were sent out on 8th February, before we had joined the service and when Russell sent out a reminder the day before the races, he said not to back the tips at the current prices.
But if you had done, we understand you would have lost about 10 points.
As we said last time, there is a big difference between the results at advised prices and Betfair SP, so you really need to get on the selections as quickly as possible after bets are sent out.
As long as you can do that, then this is looking like a very promising service.
Russell Blair Racing – Results Update
17th March 2016
It has been an excellent start to our trial of Russell Blair Racing, a horse racing tipster who has built quite a following for himself on Twitter.
So far Russell is 113 points in profit at advised prices and 48 points in profit at Betfair SP.
There is quite a big difference between the advised prices and Betair SP results so far which is a slight cause for concern, so we will keep a close eye on the availability of prices and see how much pressure they come under.
Russell often tips three tips per day and then combines them in a trixie bet, which has worked well so far as he has managed to hit two out of three legs of the trixie on numerous occasions.
If he manages to hit all three legs of the trixie, then we could really be talking a big win because these are often in the hundreds – or even thousands – to one.
Anyway, a nice positive start for Russell Blair Racing and we will keep you posted on how things go for the remainder of the trial.
Russell Blair Racing – New Review
8th February 2016
Today we are commencing a trial of a horse racing tipster who has built up quite a reputation in a relatively short space of time.
The tipster in question is called Russell Blair (no relation of Tony as far as I am aware) and he has amassed over 650 points profit since starting tipping in April 2015.
That equates to 65 points profit per month, or £650 per month to just £10 stakes.
Only one month out of 10 so far has been a losing one, and even then that was only a 7 point loss where as some of his winning months have been well over and 50 points profit and one even over 100.
Before that he tipped on Twitter and apparently had a very successful record on there and won three tipping competitions.
So it is with much anticipation that we commence this trial of Russell’s tips and are very much hoping he can continue his past record.
The tips are available for a very reasonable £14.95 per month, £39.95 per quarter or £149.95 per year.
So let’s strap ourselves in and see how things go.
Back soon with results updates.