UK racing tips review

An expert punter takes a close look at the UK racing tips package.

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UK racing tips

Earlier this year we invited Phil on to the Betting 360 Podcast right at the time he was making the big jump from recreational punter to full-time professional. He’s back on the blog after our request for a review of the UK Racing Tips package from a member’s perspective. 

When too much racing is never enough, there’s always the UK…

A recent trial of the Champion Bets UK Racing tips has opened up a punting avenue that I hadn’t previously considered. The tips come from a professional UK based betting syndicate with close contacts and networks within several of the country’s largest and most successful stables.

What do you get?

Each afternoon from Monday to Friday at around 5.00pm AEDT, the subscriber receives a preview of that days (our night) racing action. The betting advice is sent via email and the Champion Bets app. Typically 2-3 tips are provided each afternoon along with recommended staking, price and the bookies where that price is available.

The UK racing tips are supported by a huge amount of accompanying information. Form details, quirks of the individual tracks, expected conditions and insider stable information are included.

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The paragraph below gives you an idea about the level of information and detail you receive for each selection:

“Newbury has some tricky races with limited form, and I suggest being cautious there today.

I do like the Listed race at 3.50 and this will require a mid 90s performance to come out on top. The horse that is already achieving that sort of mark is Madeline from the Varian stable. There are a lot of these that will stay round the 90 mark and just above, but Madeline looks to me to be a 100 potential horse, and the five pounds that she gets from the colts looks sufficient. She is very professional and adaptable to the ground, and this 6 furlong distance is ideal. Madeline looks like Group class, based on her excellent 5th place in the Group 3 Albany at Ascot. She was beside horses that are all serious Group class and that was only her third run. I think she can handle most conditions, but I do expect her to let down better with the sting out of the ground and she has a nice turn of pace. That should separate her from these today and she is a confident selection, rated at 2.20.”

(Madeline won this race at $2.60).

The selections tend to focus around the top end of the market ($2.00-$5.00 range). The advantage of this strategy is that it returns a relatively high strike rate which reduces variance and minimises losing runs.

Set and forget

Unless you`re a serious night owl, the chances are that you’re putting on these bets and then checking the results when you wake up the next morning. A selection in an early race might be on at around 11:00pm, but most are way past my bedtime.

Having a Betfair account is a necessity as many of the tips are advised to be backed at the Betfair SP. The syndicate advises which bets to take an early value price with the Aussie corporate bookies. Their record in this regard was pretty good – beating the BSP more often than not. Useful accounts to have for the service are Bet365, Sportsbet and Crownbet.

How did they go?

The usual disclaimer applies that results over a 4 week period are fairly irrelevant relative to the long term, but the overall result for the month I sampled was a small profit.

I had 40 bets for 13 winners which is a 32.5% strike rate. A total outlay of 76 units returned 1.5 units profit. The top end of the market strategy resulted in a longest losing sequence of only 4 bets so it is a fairly easy service to follow from a psychological point of view.

The verdict

If you keep normal hours and are all about watching and cheering on your picks then this package probably isn’t for you.

If, on the other hand, you`re looking for a low stress, minimal effort way to diversify your action and increase your turnover, the UK Racing Tips definitely fits the bill.

The Champion Bets profit guarantee gives you confidence that they believe it`s a long term winner and besides that, how often do you get to say you backed a winner at Yarmouth or Pontefract?

 

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