March 30, 2015

Stallion Racing Picks

Hi, I’m Dave and I’ll be testing this service for three months.

Stallion Racing Picks is from the Pro Betting Club stable of services. It is (yup, you guessed) a horse racing backing service (UK and Irish) which claims to make a not inconsiderable income for a current subscription cost of £49 per month, or £119 per quarter. It claims an average 40% strike rate and has been running for 5 months with no losing months, and a longest losing run of 6.

Selections are emailed daily before 1pm, so this will only take a few minutes a day to run, and you can use a bot if required. Results are recorded to Betfair SP -5%. If BSP is less than evens, no bet. I will be recording early price results as well to see if the BSP results can be improved upon.

An 80 point bank is suggested. For the published results at £100 per point, that would mean you would need an £8k bank, beyond many of us, but this is called a professional service. Furthermore, selections are given as either 3 points or 6 points, and I suspect this is to shore up a successful service. It may be true that some selections are given more confidently than others, so I will be recording the results to either 1 point or 2 points.

You can try Stallion Racing Picks here:

Filed under Backing,Horse Racing Systems by Dave Yeates


March 30, 2015

Draw Day Demolition

A better week to report for this service. Only one losing bet means the bank(s) did recover a little of the losses accrued so far:


BOOKIE METHODS (£100 level stakes)

Bets 78

Losses 21

S/R 73.08



AWAY WIN (DNB)  -£545





Bets 26

Losses 6

S/R 76.92%

LAY HOME TEAM  +£21.18




try DDD here

Filed under Football by Liam


March 30, 2015

Champion Bets

We only had three selections this week, rather than the usual six. All three were winners, so it’s been a good week for this service:



S/R 52.38%

AV ODDS 1.65

PROFIT/LOSS  +8.28 points





Filed under Football by Liam


March 29, 2015

Dobbing Secrets

A further week that saw the following ‘action’…

23rd Mar – 29th Mar (staking £25 / point)

(Note : For the purposes of this trial I am using BSP prices)

8 selections

3 void (not meeting filter requirements) before start
2 failed to get matched in-running (loss of £50)
2 winners (returning £54.03)

Week : £+4.03

Overall : LOSS / £-144.74 (-5.79 pts)

So, very little improvement on our situation from last week. I remain to be convinced that if I were to let this run for a further two weeks, as I had originally planned, that we could recover the bank to break even at least. This judgement is based purely upon what I have seen thus far. Furthermore, to my mind the selection criteria for this method lets it down badly and simply doesn’t seem to be sufficiently geared to picking likely steamers which is of course fundamental to the dobbing methodology. Without a high strike rate, decent and regular profits from applying the Dobbing mindset are simply not going to happen.

So (for now at least), I am going to have to consign this to the list of ‘must-try-harder’ offerings…. FAILED.

You can try Dobbing Secrets here:Failed

Filed under Horse Racing Systems by Guy


March 29, 2015

The Percentage Form Edge

“How The Secrets Within A 50 Year Old Racing Book Discovered In The Attic, Transformed MyLaughable Selection Method Into
A Betfair Cash Cow!”

This strategy is the brainchild of a a guy called Denis Hatcher (via Tipster Supermarket).

Essentially, this a tipping service that provides a daily email to subscribers who are to back multiple selections to Betfair SP.

“… be assured that every horse is on the list because it has a calculated advantage over the rest of the field….. not all will run big races but out of the selections some will invariably go on to win, and sometimes at big prices.”

Denis runs through the racecards each morning day and determines the qualifiers. In the qualifiers email he will advise a number of selections in MAIN and SECONDARY lists with ‘spares’.
The spares are to be considered in the event of one or more runners in the list becoming a non-runner shortly before the off.

The main list contains the strongest races for value.

The secondary list is made up of races that have hit the same criteria as the first but may contain a lot of really big priced selections. (In his opinion, the best races to bet on are the more balanced races that have a spread of prices). The races in the secondary list do provide winners but carry slightly higher risk.
Back in September of last year Denis tipped his selections via the Tipster Supermarket blog…. and it impressively claims to have made 116 points between early September 2014 and mid January 2015, so well worth a review on Cashmaster. (Incidentally, the results provided during this period INCLUDE results of the secondary list)


There are one or two caveats to consider in terms of the results though, and that is that subscribers wont necessarily get exactly the same results in terms depending upon a couple of choices they will have to make for themselves…..
In the selections list that is received, the early prices are advised and it is personal choice whether to take the early prices OR place your bets to Betfair SP . (the downside to waiting later in the day to secure those potentially nicer profits that can come from taking BSP prices…. is due to a filtering criteria that must be applied before your bets are placed , if bets are placed too late in the day you could find that a qualifying race earlier in the day is no longer qualifying, the price of one of the runners having steamed to the extent that if it were to win, a profit on that race is no longer possible).  Furthermore, the instructions do state “…as long as you secure the lowest priced selection’s price at or the above the price for the criteria, it’s up to you when to take the price of the remainder.” Essentially, you could feasibly take the early price and back the rest to BSP.
So for the purposes of this review I will blog results to advised / early prices for ALL selections.
Regarding staking : the recommendation here is also personal choice, but you need to be aware that we are not dutching selections in each race, all selections are level stakes back bets and with upto 6 selections per race – realistically, you will need to consider that there will most probably be times when there will be a run of losing races and with this number of bets – an appropriate drawdown on the bank. So for the purposes of this blog I will record simply in points won or lost.
I have been following this service now since the middle of this month and so far progress has been a little laboured and far from easy, perhaps due in part  to that bi-annual event that is the transition between from jumps to flat in the racing calendar.
Results :
14-Mar -16.96
15-Mar -3
16-Mar -2.535
17-Mar -0.425
18-Mar 7.77
19-Mar 0
20-Mar -3
21-Mar -9.41
22-Mar 2.355
23-Mar -2.49
24-Mar -5
25-Mar 1.535
26-Mar -4.45
27-Mar -13
28-Mar 10.1

P/L : -38.5 pts

So as you can see – clearly, not the best of starts to a review…. however… Denis did some analysis of the races for the start of the flat season and this may offer a glimmer of hope for the new season about to get underway … although he did leave it to subscribers whether they got involved or otherwise (Denis wont be including these in his official results), perhaps many wish they had…!

28-Mar -13.47
29-Mar 37.10

P/L : +23.6 pts

Of course this may have been a lucky strike so to speak, but if this is the shape of things to come…..

One final thing, he is offering a two week trial period for £1 and thereafter £29.95 + VAT per month thereafter. So, if you find this service really isn’t for you, before the two week trial is up cancel the subscription and there is nothing further to pay.

 I will get back in touch with progress mid April.
You can try this for £1 here:

Filed under Backing,Horse Racing Systems by Guy


March 29, 2015

Confidential Racing

Date Time Selection Result
24-Mar 4.20 Southwell TAYLOR Placed
25-Mar 7.15 Kempton Ya Hade Ye Delil Lost
25-Mar 7.45 Kempton City of Angkor Wat Won
27-Mar 4.15 Newcastle PEARL CASTLE Lost
27-Mar 9.05 Dundalk DON CAMILLO Won
28-Mar 4.35 Kempton AMERICAN HOPE Placed


Week 10: 1 winners from 6 bets for
Advised Odds: -3.75 points. BSP: -4.73 points.

Overall: 43 winners from 135 bets for
Advised Odds: 5.28 points. BSP: -1.42 points.

Filed under Backing,Each Way,Horse Racing Systems by Arthur


BetHawk is a betting robot with a selection of 24 micro-sytems and it allows you to select any combination of them at varying stakes depending on your subscription level.

Free downloadable software, BetHawk Config, allows you to check the performance of any of the micro-systems and combinations therein from initial release to the current date.

During the course of one year I followed DP9, which is  one of the  recommended portfolios consisting  of 9 microsytems. The microsystem make up of DP9 was adjusted on a number of occasions.  Unfortunately this did not lead to a postive outcome. There was a loss of 431.32 points from March 2nd 2014 to March 1st 2015.

The robot did perform flawlessly and was easy to operate. It was only down for an odd day here and there, due to software upgrades at BetHawk.  Some individual micro-systems such as Cairo 04.1 did profit (43.56  pts) over the trial period.Failed

As I was following DP9, I have to fail this robot. It should now be reclassified from neutral to failed.

Filed under Backing,Betting Bots,Horse Racing Systems by Julian Daniels


March 28, 2015

Profit At The Races

Date Time Course Selection Result
23-Mar      3.10 Wolverhampton Pearl Ransom Placed
23-Mar      5.10 Wolverhampton Sammy’s Warrior Won
23-Mar      5.40 Wolverhampton Chookie’s Lass Lost
24-Mar      5.05 Wolverhampton Conserve Won
24-Mar      5.35 Wolverhampton Plaisir Placed
25-Mar      2.30 Lingfield Park Mercy Me Won
25-Mar      2.50 Southwell Vivat Rex Won
25-Mar      3.50 Southwell Poppy Bond Won
25-Mar      4.00 Lingfield Park Thecornishcowboy Lost
26-Mar      5.05 Wolverhampton Focail Mear Lost
26-Mar      6.15 Chelmsford City Strong Steps Placed
26-Mar      8.15 Chelmsford City Vivo Per Lei Lost
28-Mar      1.45 Kempton Park Lady Nayef Placed
28-Mar      5.10 Kempton Park Cerutty Placed
28-Mar      5.50 Chelmsford City Zampa Manos Placed


Week 7: 5 winners from 15 bets for 21.08 points.

Overall: 23 winners from 103 bets for 77.02 points.

Filed under Backing,Horse Racing Systems by Arthur


March 27, 2015

The Diff Code Europe

The Diff Code Europe is a trading system from Thames Publishing who is currently offering a 45 day risk free trial.

As with their Diff Code Oil product, you get a very well written system manual explaining exactly what the Diff code is, and how to trade it, and you get a login to a member’s website where you check each morning before 8am UK time for that days signal.

The signal is either Green buy signal, where you are given the Stop Loss and Limit figures, an Amber signal which is no trade, or a Red sell signal, again with stop and limit figure given.

So all you do is check the website and place the trade if there is one, or close a trade if you are already in one and the signal changes.

That’s pretty much it. It takes less than 10 minutes a day and there is no monitoring of the markets as the trades either go on to win, or hit the stop loss.

If you decide to keep using the Diff Code after 45 days then you are given, on request, the full system details so that you can work out the trades for yourself (takes 10 minutes apparently), and therefore don’t need to rely on the signals, although, obviously it’s quicker and easier to just pick up the daily signal.

To test this system I used a £2000 trading bank and risked 5% on each trade for a period of three months.

On reflection, starting in mid December was possibly as mistake as Christmas is generally a poor period for trading and this was true for the Diff Code Europe too with a difficult December and January knocking the bank down by 15%. The 5% staking rule means the losses are always manageable but it also means it takes slightly longer to recover from a losing run.

Still, it did recover all the loss during February and March finally took us into profit with the bank standing at £2102.75 at the end of the three month trial, which represents a profit of 5.13% for the three month period.

If those figures were maintained that would be a healthy 20% annually which isn’t bad for 10 minutes a day although you’d need a substantial bank to start with to make it worthwhile.

Even though it only takes ten minutes a day, it’s still an obligation and a return of £102.75 over three months on a £2000 bank isn’t, in my opinion, a sufficient enough return for the effort made.

Having said that, if we look at the results since July (and I have absolute confidence the published results are correct as they’ve matched mine exactly during the trial), it shows a return of 135%, which would be 180% annualised. This is a very, very nice return for 10 minutes a day.

So, how do I categorise this?

If I were to base it solely on my personal experience and results achieved, I would be leaning towards a neutral rating with a view to continuing to use the system for the rest of the year and re-assessing.

However, I don’t think this would do the system justice. 135% return since July is not to be sniffed at and I do not believe this is a fluke. The system did struggle over the Christmas period but a lot of trading systems do so I think a neutral would be harsh.

In light of this, I’m prepared to give this system a tentative Approved rating but I shall be continuing to monitor this for the rest of the year and do periodic updates. I’m confident that this is a long term earner and I hope it turns out to be so.

You can get a 45 day risk free trial here:Approved2

Filed under Spread Betting by Graham


March 27, 2015

Value Football Betting

A quick follow on from yesterday’s update. Kevin has announced that he will be starting a new challenge from 1st April.

His plan is to start with £1000 and bet/trade it up to £30,000.

Sounds a huge task but his plan is a long term one and is very doable if you break it down.

Using £10 stakes from the initial £1000 bank, his aim is to average out around 10 points profit a month and recalculate stakes to 1pt at the start of each month.

If he meets that, fairly modest, target of 10 points a month he will be on track to hit £30,000 in 3 years. He then intends to start again and try to repeat it.

Obviously, you don’t need to start with £1000, you could use any amount you are willing to set aside and divide that into 100 points to get your initial stake.

The plan is to email selections daily and advise of any live in-play trade via Twitter for speed and ease.

Sounds a potentially very exciting ride.

try Value Football Bets here



Filed under Football by Liam