I think that the way Chris puts up the daily tip is spot on. As soon as he is ready then I like it posted without the backup info. I have an occasional look at the site to see if it is up, then back at BOG with the best available.
If you follow any tipster with a half decent following, then prices will shorten, (normally), so it comes with the territory.
In terms of staking, I back each way if the price supports a money back scenario for a place result, or win only otherwise.
Last week Temple Road at 5/1G was each way but Shipyard @ 13/8G and Talyani @ 7/2G were win bets. All three backed at BOG beat the returned sp.