This review is of 2 of 6 tipping services provided by the Pro Betting Club and are:
- A Naps backing service providing tips to back on selected short priced favourites.
- A Lay tipping service -The Lay Analyst.
Both services cost in round terms £1 a day each when purchased for 3 months at a time and the tips are emailed out every day by 1230. Membership to each of the 6 services is limited in number to curb the effects on market prices as subscribers put their bets on.
These 2 services have been operating since Jan 13 and July 13 respectively and from the results provided it appears that they are both very successful.
The Naps service has a strike rate of some 65% overall and features a small ratcheting staking plan . Some 249 points with no losing months up to end March 14 is claimed. The recommended betting bank is 200 points .
The Lay Analyst has a reported Strike rate in excess of 95% based on the results provided and returned a very healthy 461 points over that period,one losing month was recorded -0.75of a point. Again a 200 point bank is recommended.
We will test these 2 products for 12 weeks ,which will encompass the transition from the NH/AW seasons through to the “full on” Flat season and see how they perform. I had one initial query when logging into the service for the first time which was very rapidly answered by one of the authors. This is always an encouraging sign when trying a new product, generally if I get no response I have found that to be a clear indicator to hit the refund button soonest with racing services.
So how has the first week 5th April-13th April gone?
I have logged in at 1230 each day and picked up the tips for both services without any problems at all.
Naps – Very easy to follow the instructions that provide for a small filter on the selections that needs to be applied and thus you will need a Betfair account and utilise a Bot or be in front of a PC/Tablet to know whether the tips have passed the filter and thus become selections in the minute or so before the off.
I had 7 qualifying bets of which 3 lost and 4 won so slightly down on the predicted S/R but by following the staking plan the bank was up 1.8points.
Opening Bank =200 points Close 13th =201.8 points (net of 5% B/F comms)
Lay Analyst -Again very easy to follow instructions,in this case there are 2 filters the tips must pass through to qualify as a bet and again a bot is required if you cannot be in front of your PC at the time of each race that has a qualifying selection. From the approximately 10 tips a day I had ,5 that passed through both filters and became bets and duly lost in their respective races and thus returned a healthy 12.35 points for the week.
One point to note is that I used a Tablet on 5th April with the Betfair app that produced a qualifying bet on the Lay service but in actual fact when I checked at home on my PC the BSP was slightly too high for the second filter. It would appear that the refresh rate on the app runs slower than my PC. However the bet did succeed so I have left this result in.
A further point to note is that the price of the Lays has generally been circa 10.0 + and various multiples of stake from 2-5points are recommended depending on the selection .So this type of laying service may not be for the faint hearted but given the stated Strike Rate this should not be a deterrent.
Opening Bank =200 points Close 13th =212.35 points (net of 5% B/F comms)