Dopey Donkeys

Dopey Donkeys Service Review

Dopey Donkeys Service Review

Dopey Donkeys is the latest of our reviews

I've been following the progress of Dopey Donkeys for a while now, as it's just one of a number of interesting services on off from Stark Investors. This is their only main racing service at present, although they do also cover a wide range of other sports and we'll be taking a look at some of those in the future.

Dopey Donkeys, as you've guessed, is a laying service for UK horse racing. In other words, you're trying to find a loser: something most of us can do quite unintentionally!

There are no hard and fast rules about the odds taken for these selections, but the average price since the start of January has been around 4.95 per selection and this is the current record for the last 12 months or so.

Selections: 476
Successful lays : 406
Strike rate: 85.3%
Profit: 199.53pts

So, a £10 level stakes lay would generally give you a liability of around £39.50, but laying each advice offered would have generated almost £2000 last year. The Dopey Donkeys selections are sent out each morning from Steve Doyle at Stark Investors and there's no waffle or padding involved. You get just the race and name of the horse that is expected to lose.

The cost of the Dopey Donkeys service is reasonably priced at just £34.95 per month, but there is a fantastic saving available to those subscribers signing up for a whole year. The yearly fee is £199, equivalent to £16.58 per month, representing a saving of over 52% off the monthly charges.

We're going to follow this one in public for the next 60 days and we'll be using a £10 level stake based on Betfair SP, less the usual 5% commission on all those winning bets we're going to get. There's no staking plan or fancy recovery methods after a loss, Dopey Donkeys really is very simple to follow.

David Sutton

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Dopey Donkeys Review Results

Dopey Donkeys Day 1, 13/01/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 2, 14/01/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 3, 15/01/14

13:00 Lingfield: Kantara Castle : won at 4.30 = -£33.00
13:30 Lingfield: Excellent Royale : won at 3.30 = -£23.00

Daily Results: 0/2 : -£56.00
Overall : 0/2 (0.00%) : -£56.00

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Dopey Donkeys Day 4, 16/01/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 5, 17/01/14

13:00 Lingfield: Hamoody : 7th at 5.00
16:30 Wolves: Red Star Lady : 3rd at 6.15
18:00 Wolves Jaahiez : 3rd at 4.70
18:30 Wolves: Blackthorn Stick : 4th at 3.55

Daily Results: 4/4 : +£38.00
Overall : 4/6 (66.67%) : -£18.00

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Dopey Donkeys Day 6, 18/01/14

14:00 Lingfield: Aspirant : 2nd at 1.93

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 5/7 (71.43%) : -£8.50

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Dopey Donkeys Day 7, 19/01/14

13:30 Kempton: Hamis Al Bin : 2nd at 4.94

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 6/8 (75.00%) : +£1.00

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Dopey Donkeys Day 8, 20/01/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 9, 21/01/14

16:15 Southwell Beachwood Bay : 4th at 4.83

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 7/9 (77.77%) : +£10.50

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Dopey Donkeys Day 10, 22/01/14

16:55 Kempton: Arabian Music : 2nd at 3.45

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 8/10 (80.00%) : +£20.00

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Dopey Donkeys Day 11, 23/01/14

14:10 Southwell: Bapak Bangsawan : 4th at 2.75
15:40 Southwell Meebo : 4th at 5.00
20:00 Kempton: Parisian Pyramid : 4th at 5.9

Daily Results: 3/3 : +£28.50
Overall : 11/13 (84.62%) : +£48.50

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Dopey Donkeys Day 12, 24/01/14

15:40 Lingfield: Global Explorer : 3rd at 3.74

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 12/14 (85.72%) : +£58.00

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Dopey Donkeys Day 13, 25/01/14

No bets today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 14, 26/01/14

13:50 Wolves: Misty Sparkler : won at 2.36

Daily Results: 0/1 : -£13.60
Overall : 12/15 (80.00%) : +£44.40

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Dopey Donkeys Day 15, 27/01/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 16, 28/01/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 17, 29/01/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 18, 30/01/14

13:30 Southwell Ysper : 9th at 3.2

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 13/16 (81.25%) : +£53.90

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 Dopey Donkeys Day 19, 31/01/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 20, 01/02/14

13:10 Lingfield: Rising(sic) Star : non runner

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Dopey Donkeys Day 21, 02/02/14

 13:50 Kempton: Dangerous Age : unplaced at 7.60

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 14/17 (82.35%) : +£63.40

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Dopey Donkeys Day 22, 03/02/14

17:40 Wolves: Daneglow : 3rd at 7.51

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 15/18 (83.33%) : +£72.90

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Dopey Donkeys Day 23, 04/02/14

14:40 Southwell: Bretherton : won at 2.09

Daily Results: 0/1 : -£10.90
Overall : 15/19 (78.95%) : +£62.00

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Dopey Donkeys Day 24, 05/02/14

16:40 Lingfield: Kyllachy Star : 7th at 4.96

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 16/20 (80.00%) : +£71.50

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Dopey Donkeys Day 25, 06/02/14

20:00 Wolves: Rafaaf : 7th at 10.41

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 17/21 (80.95%) : +£81.00

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Dopey Donkeys Day 26, 07/02/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 27, 08/02/14

(1)5:45 Lingfield: Absolutely So : 3rd @ 3.80

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 18/22 (81.81%) : +£90.50

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Dopey Donkeys Day 27, 09/02/14

16:10 Southwell: On Demand : 3rd @ 2.44

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 19/23 (81.81%) : +£100.00

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Dopey Donkeys Day 28, 10/02/14

14:30 Wolves Auntie Mildred : 6th at 7.80

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 20/24 (83.33%) : +£109.50

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Dopey Donkeys Day 29, 11/02/14

14:35 Southwell: Arabian Flight : won at 2.44

Daily Results: 0/1 : -£14.40
Overall : 20/25 (80.00%) : +£95.10

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Dopey Donkeys Day 30, 12/02/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 31, 13/02/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 32, 14/02/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 33, 15/02/14

15:15 Ascot Heath Hunter : 4th at 7.80

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 21/26 (80.77%) : +£104.60

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Dopey Donkeys Day 34, 16/02/14

17:10 Kempton: Domtaline : 5th at 4.20

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 22/27 (81.48%) : +£114.10

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Dopey Donkeys Day 35, 17/02/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 36 , 18/02/14

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16:05 Elusive Hawk : winner at 2.53

Daily Results: 0/1 : -£15.30
Overall : 22/28 (78.57%) : +£98.80

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Dopey Donkeys Day 37, 19/02/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 38, 20/02/14

20:30 Wolves Pipers Piping : won at 3.41

Daily Results: 0/1 : -£24.10
Overall : 22/29 (75.86%) : +£74.70

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Dopey Donkeys Day 39, 21/02/14

15:00 Lingfield: Assertive Agent : 5th at 5.94

Daily Results: 1/1 :+£9.50
Overall : 23/30 (76.67%) : +£84.20

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Dopey Donkeys Day 40, 22/02/14

13:50 Newcastle: Edmund Kean : 3rd at 2.00

Daily Results: 1/1 :+£9.50
Overall : 24/31 (77.42%) : +£93.70

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Dopey Donkeys Day 41, 23/02/14

14:00 Towcester Miss Mayfair : 5th at 5.70

Daily Results: 1/1 :+£9.50
Overall : 25/32 (78.125%) : +£103.20

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Dopey Donkeys Day 42, 24/02/14

14:20 Musselburgh, Rocky Stone : 3rd at 3.65

Daily Results: 1/1 :+£9.50
Overall : 26/33 (78.78%) : +£112.70

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Dopey Donkeys Day 43, 25/02/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 44, 26/02/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 45, 27/02/14

17:30 Kempton: Byron Gala : 2nd @ 1.85

Daily Results: 1/1 :+£9.50
Overall : 27/34 (79.41%) : +£122.20

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Dopey Donkeys Day 46, 28/02/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 47, 01/03/14

13:40 Lingfield: Rose Garnet : 2nd at 7.39

Daily Results: 1/1 :+£9.50
Overall : 28/35 (80.00%) : +£131.70

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Dopey Donkeys Day 48, 02/03/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 49, 03/03/14

15;55 Lingfield: Volito : 3rd at 7.75
16:45 Kempton: Mill I Am : 2nd at 3.05

Daily Results: 2/2 :+£19.00
Overall : 30/37 (81.08%) : +£150.70

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Dopey Donkeys Day 50, 04/03/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 51, 05/03/14

15:45 Catterick: Newdane Dancer : 2nd at 6.50

Daily Results: 1/1 :+£9.50
Overall : 31/38 (81.58%) : +£160.20

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Dopey Donkeys Day 52, 06/03/14

14:30 Wincanton Volt Face : 5th at 4.89

Daily Results: 1/1 :+£9.50
Overall : 32/39 (82.05%) : +£169.70

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Dopey Donkeys Day 53, 07/03/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 54, 08/03/14

16:05 Wolves Come On Dave : won at 4.19

Daily Results: o/1 :-£31.90
Overall : 32/40 (80.00%) : +£137.80

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Dopey Donkeys Day 55, 09/03/14

17:10 Market Rasen: Edmaaj : 6th at 4.80

Daily Results: 1/1 :+£9.50
Overall : 33/41 (80.48%) : +£147.30

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Dopey Donkeys Day 56, 10/03/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 57, 11/03/14

13:30 Cheltenham Irving : 9th at 6.83
16:40 Cheltenham Shutthefrontdoor : 6th at 5.50
17:45 Wolves Colourbearer : 3rd at 6.42
20:45 Wolves Desert Colours : won at 5.44

Daily Results: 3/4 : -£15.90
Overall : 36/45 (80.00%) : +£131.40

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Dopey Donkeys Day 58, 12/03/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 59, 13/03/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 60, 14/03/14

20:30 Wolves Red Invader : 4th at 4.65

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 37/46 (80.43%) : +£140.90

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Dopey Donkeys Day 61, 15/03/14

16:05 Kempton: First Mohican : 4th at 3.79
18:10 Wolves Rose Garnet : 4th at 4.98

Daily Results: 2/2 : +£19.00
Overall : 39/48 (81.25%) : +£159.90

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Dopey Donkeys Day 62, 16/03/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 63, 17/03/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 64, 18/03/14

14:20 Southwell: Heartsong : 3rd at 5.40

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 40/49 (81.63%) : +£169.40

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Dopey Donkeys Day 63, 19/03/14

15:30 Lingfield: Roys Legacy : 6th at 3.90

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 41/50 (82.00%) : +£178.90

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Dopey Donkeys Day 64, 20/03/14

14:00 Chepstow: Churchtown Love : 7th at 1.96

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 42/51 (82.00%) : +£188.40

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Dopey Donkeys Day 65, 21/03/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 66, 22/03/14

13:55 Stratford Me And Ben : 3rd at 2.92

Daily Results: 1/1 : +£9.50
Overall : 43/52 (82.00%) : +£197.90

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Dopey Donkeys Day 66, 23/03/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 67, 24/03/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 68, 25/03/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 69, 26/03/14

No Bets Today

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Dopey Donkeys Day 70, 27/03/14

N0 Bets Today

The trial was extended a few days to see if we could get to 60 bets but after 70 days we didn't quite get there and the trial has now completed. The good news is the Dopey Donkeys service produced a very healthy profit of £197.60 (19.76 pts) and a handy 82% strike rate. The BSPs ranged from 1.85 to 10.41 with an average of 4.7.

January - £52.90 (+5.29 pts) - in only 10 days of the month

February - £68.30 (+6.83 pts)

March - £75.70 (+7.57 pts) - in 22 days

We can see from the monthly breakdown that profit was achieved in each month reviewed and you can see that the results (and profit) have been consistent. Hopefully, the selections, results and sums above will help you decide on the level of stakes you'd like to use with DD to achieve a good ROI after expenses.
As with the sister service, Zero To Hero, the overall impression of the service was favourable. During the review period, the emails from DD were timely and daily (including no bet days) but since the review ended, there was a break in service for a day but it has recommenced without interruption since then. The trial was trouble-free and there was no need to resort to customer service at any time during the 60 days. That part of the DD remains untested and unproven.

In summary, DD completed a successful and profitable trial.

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