Results for Saturday 1st May
Qualifying races: 8
Fully qualified races: 8
Daily profit: £17.65
Cumulative profit: £79.69
I shall be blogging this system as the Flat season progresses. As the name suggests, there will be one bet per day, it remains to be seen if it is a Good One. As it happens, the first of them today, wasn’t.
On signup, one receives two Word files plus a link to the website where the daily bets are given, plus a password/PIN. One of the files has the system rules and the other the previous results, which, predictably, are encouraging. Since the selections are available for the whole of the Flat until end September, it’s hardly necessary to read the system rules unless you are a keen student or a bit of a masochist. The selections are provided free in the £95 subscription for this season, what happens next year is not mentioned. Perhaps there will be a separate service…..
The system makes use of a slightly unusual bet, which we are assured the bookies don’t like, so that’s a good start. One is advised to place a total stake of £20 on the whole bet, though of course, one can vary this to suit. I won’t go into any more detail here because the heart of the system would quickly become obvious to the above student/masochist. The process of selecting the bets is the usual sifting through various of the Racing Post and similar services’ suggestions, though to do this would require a subscription or two. I shall rely purely on the selections provided.
Since the outcome isn’t just a simple win or lose, I will quote the P/L in terms of money won or lost. Today’s is easy.
Starting Bank £500.00
Do the math.
The final two days produced 6 selections, of which 2 were winners. This brings the two-month test to a close and enables me to form some conclusions.
The service is well run: the selections are clear and arrive on time each day & a further mail is sent in the evening or the following morning detailing the outcome. My own spreadsheet tallied exactly with these, though there were a few discrepancies in returns due to me getting slightly different odds. They are also accurately recorded on the website. However, the overall results for this period were disappointing, bearing in mind the hefty subscription each month, as you can see below:
P/L Overall -8.28 pts
Strike Rate 50.85%
Av Odds 2.03
There are usually about 4 or 5 selections a day and they are very varied: we had tips from Football, Tennis, Snooker, Darts, Horses and Rugby with average success from all of them. The benefit of this is that if you have a bad day on the horses or the tennis, hopefully one of the others will restore the balance and in fact, it’s rare to have a fully losing day. However, while I believe this means that you are unlikely ever to lose much money with this service, the opposite also applies, since it’s also rare to have a day without one or more of the selections losing and taking the edge off your profit. In short then, this is a service which won’t lose heavily and unless it hits a real winning streak, is unlikely to make a fortune either. It is not a bad service, so doesn’t deserve a Failed rating but in the absence of any marked sign of profit during this period, I am going to suggest a Neutral rating for the moment, with perhaps another review at the end of May to see if it has returned to its previous form.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Here’s an interesting looking Football Lay service. They are actually offering a 75 day free trial! Must be pretty confident.
I’ll be blogging the results here until they launch, but I’d thought I’d mention the free trial in case any readers would like to test it with me!
You can get your free trial here:
A winner on the first trade:
Daily Profit: £200
Total Profit: £2630