I’m often asked what is the “best” tipping service available and that’s impossible to answer because it entirely depends what sort of betting is suitable for the person using it.

What I can answer though is what my personal favourite is, the one that I use and am successful with, and it is Second Class Racing.

This is a service provided by Mel Gee, via the BetChat betting portal, and is simply superb.

It’s a lay betting service, meaning we are betting on a horse to lose its race, and involves receiving tips via a members Telegram group (or via the members website) at around midday. There are, on average, around five selections a day and we simply lay these selections to, say, £20 stakes (or whatever is appropriate for you) to the odds given in the notification on Betfair. The maximum odds we lay at is 6.0, so there are never any large liabilites like you get with some lay services.

What’s important is that we lay at the odds Mel gives us, and Mel actually publishes a screenshot of his own Betfair screen so there can be no doubts, as below… 

What often happens when you place your bets is that the bets are not matched as the odds have drifted beyond the odds we place them at. But that’s ok. It’s important NOT to take higher odds in an attempt to get matched. Since I’ve been a member of this service I’ve seen various discussions in the members Telegram chat channel where some members are wondering whether it’s better to take higher odds or not, in an attempt to get more bets matched and, hopefully, more profits made. But the advice from both Mel and Josh (BetChat owner) is to stick to the rules… the prices we are laying at are “value” prices and it doesn’t matter whether we get matched or not because over the long term it should mean we make a decent profit.

Of course this means that personal results will vary from the “official” results, depending entirely on what you get matched but in my experience, and from what I can see in the members channel, it seems that members appear to be actually doing better than the official results… because they’re not getting matched on losing bets that the service has.

Which brings me neatly on to the results. I’ve been in this service since it launched on 23rd September last year:

Bets: 177
Wins: 152
Lose: 25
S/R : 85.88%
Points Profit: 41.1
Profit to £20 stakes: £823.26

And if you compare this to the official results you’ll see I’ve clearly done better:

Bets: 252
Wins: 210
Lose: 42
S/R : 83.33%
Points Profit: 23.1
Profit to £20 stakes: £462.08

Now I did miss a couple of betting days when I was on flights, and they were losing days for the service, but the rest of the discrepancy simply comes from not getting matched on bets that went on to be losing bets.

So I think the take home from this is to follow the rules, bet at the odds given, and then just see how you get on. The good news is that everyone that has been in this service for a reasonable amount of time has made decent profits and ultimately that’s what it’s all about.

This really is a “set and forget” service. Bets come out around midday, it takes a couple of minutes to place the bets and then you simply forget about it and either check the results at the end of the day or the next day when you get the next bets. Or, if you’re that way inclined, you can join in the banter on the members chat Telegram group which is very friendly and amusing.

I really like this service. It’s simple, effective, profitable and great fun. I have no hesitation in giving this an Approved rating.

There is currently a massive £199.91 discount on the service until midnight tomorrow, Wednesday 31st January, so if this is of interest to you, it’ll be worth joining right now… And a full money back guarantee too!

Full details here