Backing To Win
There were two services that really stood out in the December proofing. The first was a service I hinted last month would receive a mention and that’s Smarttips – Power Punt. Their overall profit for the month was 235.72 points to 1 point level stakes based upon Betfair SP. The big profit was mainly due to the victory of Discorama, which they advised each-way and obliged at 66/1 (BSP 470.65 for the win and 22.0 the place). That result alone gained them 233 points profit.
The other site to show a really big profit was Pace Tips, who weighed in with 176.15 points. Their big gain was spread out over several big priced winners, including Archie Stevens @ 22/1 (BSP 28.66), Admiral Brian @ 25/1 (BSP 55.56), Norphin @ 20/1 (BSP 35.32), Sharjah @ 25/1 (BSP 44.83) and Fashaar @ 20/1 (BSP 27.92). It was a good way for their service to end the year, but overall they showed a loss of 245.58 points over the year, based upon Betfair SPs.
Long Nose Racing’s – System 3 was another service to put in a fine performance during December. They only proofed 32 bets during the month, which only yielded 4 winners, but with prices of 8/1 (BSP 10.5), 20/1 (BSP 30.0), 14/1 (BSP 19.86) and 14/1 (BSP 22.0) it equated to 46.8 points profit based upon Betfair SP. Overall they finished the year with a profit of 90.99 points, which was a good come back after making a loss last year. They’ve now been proofing to Racing-Index for the past 5 years and have made profit in 4 of those years.
Simply The Best Horses produced a 50% strike rate from 24 selections during December. As the graph below shows, they made steady progress throughout the month, finishing up with a profit of 26.45 points based upon Betfair SPs. It was a good finish to the year, but not enough to see them repeat the profitable return of last year.
Simply The Best Horses Performance for December 2017
The final backing tipster to get a mention this month is the Daily Patent. They provide 3 tips a day and as the name suggests, they recommend backing them as a patent (that’s 7 bests, consisting of 1 treble, 3 doubles and 3 singles). They’ve been proofing selections to Racing-Index since October and although we can’t show profits based upon backing the selections as a patent, they did achieve a profit of 31.47 points, for December, if backing the selections as singles at Betfair SP.
Daily Patent Performance for December 2017
Delving deeper into the results shows that all 3 bets were landed on 2nd, 9th, 18th and 26th December, plus on the 1st they had 2 winners and a non-runner. Using the Patent Calculator on their website shows that on the days they had 3 winners the returns to a £7 stake would have been £66.18, £83.36, £55.19 and £269.75.
Laying To Lose
There was just one lay bet service that achieved any notable profit for December and that was Lay Tips. They proofed 115 selections during the month and achieved a success rate of 83.5%, giving them a profit of 3.56 points based upon 1 point risked per bet at Betfair SP.