I must admit that I am generally pre-disposed towards tipsters that specialise rather than those that cover the whole field for their chosen sport. Here the anonymous Judge concentrates his efforts on a specialist type of greyhound racing and offers his selections via an daily email service. He argues that Open races carry the larger prizes and thus attract the better animals allowing more predictable outcomes from his form reading. He has been involved in the sport for many years and aims to find the value overlooked by the bookies.
On signing up you will receive a welcome email setting out how things work and advising on staking. Here a 200 point bank is advised with each selection individually staked at up to 5 points. Emails are delivered at varying times during the day dependent on when the prices seem attractive and it is also possible to access them through the member’s area of the Betfan website. The advices are “no frills” with current best price and source quoted. In the main straight win bets are offered with the occasional each way and forecast seen.
Prices vary significantly from odds on up to 34 but are generally between 3 and 6. The highest winner was at odds of 11 and a winning run of 7 was seen with the worst losing streak at 10. Average stake is all but 4 points and the correlation between stake and price is not obviously defined. With 3 or 4 bets most days there is usually something going on.
As seems to be the way whenever a review starts, the service had a blip with a 40 point draw down seen before a strong recovery over the next 2 months and is currently showing a profit of 169 points at a very respectable ROI of 14.55%. I mentioned the alternative types of bet advised and as the analysis shows none of these have produced a profit in the trial so far. Presumably intended as stake savers for the main selection the forecasts have been successful just once.
A look at the historic proofing on the Betfan site shows that the service has performed consistently well and our trial to date seems to continue the trend. I have never felt as though a winner is far away and bank growth of 84% in 3 months is certainly worthwhile. We have been looking at another greyhound service alongside this (Premier) and the story there has been much less rosy. I should also mention that a special service was set up for this year’s Greyhound Derby racing and has also been successful. The subscription is at the top of the middle range but if you consider the sums payable in the review, the cost per point of profit has been £2.91 which is acceptable value.
I am happy to classify the service as positive and would recommend a look for those seeking a profitable addition to their betting portfolio. The niche has been well exploited and I suppose the only potential negative might be the bookmaker taking a dim view of your success. We will continue to monitor and update the performance regularly.
Update 30/9/2018: An almost continual success story since the review including the notable tip for the winner of the Irish Derby at odds of 16/1. Our sample now stands at over 650 runners and the 31% strike rate is both creditable and profitable. The review has been going for nearly 8 months now and produced profits of 596.8 points at an ROI of 23.7% which is a pipe dream for most services. The starting bank is all but 4 times higher and I would continue to recommend the service as a sound investment for punters.