The Syndicate is a horse race tipping service that is a joint enterprise between specialists in both the Flat and the National Hunt versions of horse racing.

Selections are obtained via the members area of their website and are usually available from around 7pm the night before racing. If there are concerns about going, or the selections are going to be delayed for any reason, you can request to be advised via SMS text service. They do not send out the selections via text, just a message telling you when to log into the site to obtain the info.

The service costs £50 per month and is payable by credit card or bank direct debit system. At the moment, they are running a promotion that will allow you to get a refund of your first month’s subscription if you decide it’s not for you during the first 30 days of your membership.

Bets are a mix of win and each way bets and the prices quoted have been available at the time they were advised. Stakes are kept small and have not been any larger than 1 point, so far. We frequently have bets at a fraction of a point, so bank protection seems to be being treated as a priority, as it should be.

I APPROVED the Summer Flat Service part of The Syndicate in my last update on the trial but wanted to wait to see how the other two parts of the service performed before giving a full verdict.

In my last update, I mentioned that the All Weather winter service had got off to a cracking start but the National Hunt part of the service was suffering a few early season wobbles. I think it’s fair to say that it has ceased wobbling.

They had already clawed back most of the losses, and, by the end of December, the Jumps part of the service had got itself back to roughly break even, following a very impressive end to the month. Then, on New Year’s Day, we were given three single win bets plus a half point Trixie covering all three. BOOOOOOOMMMM all three won at prices well above evens. A £5 Trixie (total £20 stake) returned a profit of nearly £450 after one of the selections drifted from the advised 9/4 all the way out to 7/2 and really hoofed the winnings up a notch.

On top of that, the Winter All Weather service has continued its great start and ended the year 37 points up in the two month period it ran.

Looking at the overall performance since we started our trial back in late July, we can see a profit of 146.57 points made, that includes all R4 deductions as published on Bet365 result pages.

Needless to say, this awesome service is APPROVED with full bells, whistles and anything else you want to adorn it with. At £50 a month, with a money back guarantee for the first month allowing you to paper trade and have a risk free intro, this really is a no-brainer.