For our first horse racing trial of 2018 we are going to turn to Betting Gods and their new kid on the block, Top Rated Runners.
The service is run by a guy called Mike who apparently has 12 years experience as a horse racing punter and uses his experience and knowledge gained over the years to make his own ratings for the horses.
He then sends out selections in the evening before racing identifying those runners he believes represent the best value based on his ratings.
Sounds straightforward enough, but will it work in practice?
Well the evidence is that it is working very nicely so far, with over 150 points profit made since the service launched in July 2017.
The return on investment to date is over 30%, which is very strong indeed and ranks Top Rated Runners up there with the best of the Betting Gods tipsters.
The strike rate is also up close to 30%, so a reasonably high level and should be enough to mean we can comfortably work with a 100pt bank when following the service.
Staking seems manageable too, with stakes between 0.5 and 3 points and the average stake of 1.5pts.
All those stats have added up to a very handy £260 profit per month to £10 stakes so far in just over six months, which is no mean going.
As we always say though, it will be a question of whether this can be maintained under the spotlight of a live trial and in the long term.
There is only one way to find out of course, so today we will start a three month trial of Top Rated Runners and will report back soon on how things are progressing.