Headline Bets

Headline Bets Service Review

Headline Bets Service Review

Headline Bets

Headline Bets

Welcome to our review of Headline Bets

Headline Bets is a daily tipping service specialising on the UK horse racing scene.

According to their own publicity, "a team of top punters, pro gamblers, mathematicians and programming experts have created the ultimate weapon to beat the bookies". An average of 5 bets per day will be delivered via email and can be either win bets, E/W bets or even lay bets: it's generally a mixture of all three.

Since its inception back in August 2012, Headline Bets admit to having three losing months from ten, but boast healthy profits of 487pts in those 10 months and the cost of following the services is priced at £197 per quarter, which might be on the pricy side for some, but if they're half a successful as they claim, it'll be worth it.

We'll follow the progress of Headline Bets for the next couple of months and we'll treat their general 3pts staked per bet as a £10 level stake, declaring our results at Betfair SP (less commission, of course) unless otherwise specified.

Headline Bets: Our Final Verdict

The first 30 days of the review seemingly showed a service that was on the drowning side of treading water, with a £465.36 deficit (to our £10 stakes).

On Day 38 came the rescue boat in the form of a winning E/W double, one-half of which had drifted massively on Betfair (to 21.61SP) and ensuring a stonking £1,514.52 return.
Without this cash Tsunami (to continue the analogy ), the service would undoubtedly have sank in its own quagmire of chasing short-priced horses to win or lay (often both for the same horse ), and while the profit shown at the end of the 60-day review looks impressive, it has in fact all been dependent on a one-off fluke without which would have left the service at around minus £540 after 60 days.

This one's not for me, nor could I recommend it to any but those willing to take a big (and fairly complicated) chance with their bank.

Ray Thompson

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Headline Bets Review Results

Headline Bets, Day 1 : 06/06/13

TO WIN: 5 bets, 4 lost, 1 win @ 1.63 = -£34.02

TO LAY: 3 bets, 1 won @ 2.98 = -£0.80

Daily P/L  -£34.82

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Headline Bets, Day 2 : 07/06/13

TO WIN: 4 bets, 1 win @ 2.02 = -£20.30

TO LAY: 9 bets, 3 won (1.88, 2.48, 1.51) = +£29.30

Daily P/L +£9.00

Ongoing: -£25.82

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Headline Bets, Day 3 : 08/06/13

TO WIN: 3 bets, 0 wins = -£30.00

TO LAY: 3 bets, all lost = +£28.50

Daily P/L -£1.50

Ongoing: -£26.32

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Headline Bets, Day 4 : 09/06/13

TO WIN: 1 bet, no wins = -£10.00

TO LAY: 2 bets, 1 win @ 3.77 = -£18.20

Daily P/L -£28.20

Ongoing: -£54.52

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Headline Bets, Day 5 : 10/06/13

TO WIN: 2 bets, 0 wins = -£20.00

TO LAY: 7 bets, 1 win @9.71 = -£30.10

Daily P/L -£50.10

Ongoing: -£104.62

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Headline Bets, Day 6 : 11/06/13

TO WIN: 6 bets, 3 wins (3.02, 1.84, 3.07) = +£19.30

TO LAY: 6 bets, 1 win @3.07 = +£26.80

Daily P/L +£46.10

Ongoing: -£58.52

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Headline Bets, Day 7 : 12/06/13

TO WIN: 4 bets, 1 win @ 3.96 = -£1.88

TO LAY: 3 bets, 0 wins = +£28.50

Daily P/L +£26.72

Ongoing: -£31.80

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Headline Bets, Day 8 : 13/06/13

TO WIN : 3 bets, 1 win @ 5.93 = +26.83

TO LAY : 2 bets, 1 win @2.95 = -£10.00

Daily P/L +£16.63

Ongoing: -£15.17

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Headline Bets, Day 9 : 14/06/13

TO WIN: 3 bets, no wins = -£30.00

TO LAY: 6 bets, 3 wins (2.23, 6.42, 5.91) = -£87.10

Daily P/L -£117.10

Ongoing: -£132.27

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Headline Bets, Day 10 : 15/06/13

TO WIN: 5 bets, 3 wins (2.55, 3.55, 3.3) = +£40.80

TO LAY: 5 bets, 3 wins (3.55, 4.02, 2.65) = -£53.20

Daily P/L -£12.40

Ongoing: -£144.67

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Headline Bets, Day 11 : 16/06/13

TO WIN: No bets

TO LAY: 2 bets, 1 win at 2,64 = -£6.90

Daily P/L -£6.90

Ongoing: -£151.57

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Headline Bets, Day 12 : 17/06/13

TO WIN: 3 bets, 0 wins = -£30.00

TO LAY: 4 bets, 2 wins (2.68, 4.75) = -£35.30

Daily P/L -£65.30

Ongoing: -£216.87

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Headline Bets, Day 13 : 18/06/13

TO WIN: 6 bets (2 e/w), 1 win @ 2.39 = -£36.80

TO LAY: 6 bets, 0 wins = +£57.00

Daily P/L +£20.20

Ongoing: -£196.67

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Headline Bets, Day 14 : 19/06/13

TO WIN: 1 bet, lost = -£10.00

TO LAY: 7 bets, 4 wins (2.39, 4.66, 3.83, 2.8) = -£138.30

Daily P/L  -£148.30

Ongoing: -£344.97

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Headline Bets, Day 15 : 20/06/13

TO WIN: 6 bets, 4 wins (2.41, 1.8, 2.23, 3.05) = +£32.15

TO LAY: 10 bets, 4 wins (2.07, 2.41, 3.16, 2.97) = -£166.10

Daily P/L -£133.95

Ongoing: -£478.92

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Headline Bets, Day 16 : 21/06/13

TO WIN: 6 bets, 2 wins (2.98, 2.48) = -£7.13

TO LAY: 5 bets, 2 wins (1.86, 2.61) = +£3.80

Daily P/L -£3.33

Ongoing: -£482.25

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Headline Bets, Day 17 : 22/06/13

TO WIN: 5 bets, 3 wins (2.97, 1.95, 3.28) = +£29.40

TO LAY: No bets

Daily P/L +£29.40

Ongoing: -£452.85

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Headline Bets, Day 18 : 23/06/13

TO WIN: 6 bets, 2 wins (2.75, 3.2) = -£10.60

TO LAY: No bets

Daily P/L -£10.80

Ongoing: -£463.65

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Headline Bets, Day 19 : 24/06/13

TO WIN: 4 bets, 2 wins (2.64, 2.44) = +£9.26

TO LAY: 6 bets, 3 wins (2.4, 2.73, 3.05) = -£23.30

Daily P/L -£14.04

Ongoing: -£477.69

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Headline Bets, Day 20 : 25/06/13

TO WIN: 1 bet, lost = -£10.00

TO LAY: 9 bets, 1 win at 7.8 = +£8.00

Daily P/L -£2.00

Ongoing: -£479.69

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Headline Bets, Day 21 : 26/06/13

TO WIN: 6 bets, 3 wins (4.5, 1.85, 2.25) = +£23.20

TO LAY: 4 bets, 1 win at 1.65 = +£21.00

Daily P/L +£44.20

Ongoing: -£435.49

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Headline Bets, Day 22 : 27/06/13

TO WIN: 1 bet, won at 3.17 = +£20.61

TO LAY: 10 bets, 1 win at 2.11 = +£74.40

Daily P/L +£95.01

Ongoing: -£340.48

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Headline Bets, Day 23 : 28/06/13

TO WIN: 6 bets, 3 wins (2.52, 3.77, 2.62) = +£26.14

Double: 1 bet, 1 lost, 1 N/R = -£10.00

TO LAY: 3 bets, 2 won (2.28, 3.77) = -£50.50

Daily P/L  -£34.36

Ongoing: -£374.84

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Headline Bets, Day 24 : 29/07/13

TO WIN: 3 bets, 1 win at 2.34 = -£7.28

Double: 1 bet, lost = -£10.00

TO LAY: 2 bets, 0 wins = +£19.00

Daily P/L +£1.72

Ongoing: -£373.12

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Headline Bets, Day 25 : 30/06/13

TO WIN: 1 bet, lost = -£10.00

Double: 1 bet,  won (3.93 and 3.31)  = +£124.92

TO LAY: 5 bets, 2 wins (4.5, 3.2) = -£28.50

Daily P/L +£86.42

Ongoing: -£286.70

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Headline Bets, Day 26 : 01/07/13

TO WIN: 3 bets, 1 win at 2.96 = -£10.20

Double: 1 bet, lost = -£10.00

TO LAY: 4 bets, 1 win at 5.7 = -£18.50

Daily P/L -£38.70

Ongoing: -£325.40

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Headline Bets. Day 27 : 02/07/13

TO WIN: 1 bet, lost = -£10.00

Double: 1 bet, lost = -£10.00

TO LAY: 4 bets, 0 wins - +£38.00

Daily P/L +£18.00

Ongoing: -£307.40

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Headline Bets, Day 28 : 03/07/13

TO WIN: 7 bets, all lost = -£70.00

TO LAY: 4 bets, 0 wins - +£38.00

Daily P/L -£32.00

Ongoing: -£339.40

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Headline Bets, Day 29 : 04/07/13

TO WIN: 4 bets, 1 win @ 2.17 = -£18.89

Double: 1 bet, lost = -£10

TO LAY: 7 bets, 3 wins (6.71, 4.47, 5.91) = -£81.90

Daily P/L -£110.79

Ongoing: -£450.19

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Headline Bets, Day 30 : 05/13/06

TO WIN: 3 bets, 1 win at 2.94 = -£1.57

Double: 1 bet, lost = -£10.00

TO LAY: 8 bets, 3 wins - -£3.60

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Daily P/L -£15.17

Ongoing: -£465.36

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Headline Bets, Day 31 : 06/07/13

TO WIN: 5 bets, 1 win at 2.29 = -£27.80

Double: 1 bet, lost = -£10.00

TO LAY: 11 bets, 0 wins = +£104.50

Daily P/L +£66.70

Ongoing: -£398.66

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Headline Bets, Day 32 : 07/07/13

TO WIN: 1 bet, lost = -£10.00

TO LAY: 0 bets

Daily P/L -£10.00

Ongoing: -£408.66

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Headline Bets, Day 33 : 08/07/13

TO WIN: 2 bets, 1 won at 2.51 = +£14.34

TO LAY: 5 bets, 1 won at 3.85 = +£9.50

Daily P/L +£23.84

Ongoing: -£384.82

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Headline Bets, Day 34 : 09/07/13

TO WIN: 1 bet, lost = -£10.00

TO LAY: 4 bets, all lost = +£38.00

Daily P/L +£28.00

Ongoing: -£356.82

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Headline Bets, Day 35 : 10/07/13

TO WIN: 2 bets, 1 win at 2.88 = -£7.10

TO LAY: 4 bets, all lost = +£38.00

Daily P/L +£45.10

Ongoing: -£311.72

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Headline Bets, Day 36 : 11/07/13

TO WIN: 1 bet, lost = -£10.00

TO LAY: 5 bets, 2 won (4.48, 4.51) = -£41.40

Daily P/L -£51.40

Ongoing: -£363.12

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Headline Bets, Day 37 : 12/07/13

TO WIN: 4 bets, 1 win 2.74 = -£17.47

EW DOUBLE: 1 bet, lost = -£10.00

TO LAY: 5 bets, 2 won (4.95, 5.4) = -£55.00

Daily P/L -£82.47

Ongoing: -£445.59

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Headline Bets, Day 38 : 13/07/13

TO WIN: 1 bet, lost = -£10.00

EW DOUBLE: 1 bet, won (21.61 x 7.22), place (3.8 x 2.08) = +£1,496.02

TO LAY: 3 bets, all lost = +£28.50

Daily P/L +£1,514.52

Ongoing: +£1,068.93

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Headline Bets, Day 39, 14/07/13

TO WIN: 1 bet, won at 2.00 = +£9.50

Daily P/L +£9.50

Ongoing: +£1,078.43

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Headline Bets, Day 40, 15/07/13

TO WIN: 2 bets, 1 win @ 2.4 = +£3.30

TO LAY: 10 bets, all lost = +£95.00

Daily P/L +£98.30

Ongoing: +£1,176.73

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Headline Bets, Day 41, 16/07/13

TO WIN: 2 bets, lost = -£20.00

E/W Double: 1 bet, lost = -£20.00

TO LAY: 3 bets, lost = +£28.50

Daily P/L -£11.50

Ongoing: +£1,165.23

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Headline Bets, Day 42, 17/07/13

TO WIN: 4 bets, lost = -£40.00

Double: 1 bet, lost = -£10.00

TO LAY: 12 bets, 4 wins (2.64, 3.9, 6.4, 3.45) = -£47.90

Daily P/L -£97.90

Ongoing: +£1,067.33

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Headline Bets, Day 43, 18/07/13

TO WIN: 1 bet, lost = -£10.00

TO LAY: 5 bets, 2 wins (2.82, 4.66) = -£25.30

Daily P/L -£35.30

Ongoing: +£1,032.03

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Headline Bets, Day 44, 19/07/13

TO WIN: 2 bets, lost = -£20.00

TO LAY: 9 bets, 4 wins (1.46, 1.71, 2.9, 2.72) = -£0.40

Daily P/L -£20.40

Ongoing: +£1,011.63

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Headline Bets, Day 45, 20/07/13

TO WIN: 3 bets, 2 won (1.97, 4.61) = +£33.51

TO LAY: 4 bets, 1 win (2.98) = +£9.70

Daily P/L +£43.21

Ongoing: +£968.42

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Headline Bets, Day 46, 21/07/13

TO WIN: 2 bets, 2 won (2.09, 3.9) = +£37.90

TO LAY: No bets

Daily P/L +£37.90

Ongoing: +£1,006.32

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Headline Bets, Day 47, 22/07/13

TO WIN: 1 bet, won @ 1.79 = +£7.50

TO LAY: 12 bets, 4 won (1.4, 2.44, 1.79, 4.98) = +£9.90

Daily P/L +£17.40

Ongoing: +£1,023.72

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Headline Bets, Day 48, 23/07/13

TO WIN: 2 bets, 1 won @ 1.65 = -£3.83

TO LAY: 11 bets, 1 won @ 2.57 = +£93.43

Daily P/L +£89.60

Ongoing: +£1,113.32

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Headline Bets, Day 49, 24/07/13

TO WIN: 4 bets, no wins = -£40.00

TO LAY: 6 bets, 1 won @ 2.17 = +£35.80

Daily P/L -£4.20

Ongoing: +£1,109.12

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Headline Bets, Day 50, 25/07/13

TO WIN: 1 bet, won @ 4.03 = +£28.78

TO LAY: 3 bets, 1 won @ 4.72 = -£18.20

Daily P/L +£10.58

Ongoing: +£1,119.70

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Headline Bets, Day 51, 26/07/13

TO WIN: 2 bets, lost = +£20.00

E/W Double: 1 bet, lost = -£20.00

TO LAY: 8 bets, 1 won @ 4.09 = +£35.60

Daily P/L -£4.40

Ongoing: +£1,115.30

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Headline Bets, Day 52, 27/07/13

TO WIN: 2 bets, lost = +£20.00

E/W Double: 1 bet, lost = -£20.00

TO LAY: 8 bets, 4 won (1.74, 2.33, 3.8, 5.77) = -£58.40

Daily P/L -£98.40

Ongoing: +£1,016.90

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Headline Bets, Day 53, 28/07/13

TO WIN: 2 bets, lost = -£20.00

TO LAY: 4 bets, all lost = +£38.00

Daily P/L +£18.00

Ongoing: +£1,034.90

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Headline Bets, Day 54, 29/07/13

TO WIN: 7 bets, 1 win at 5.12 = -£10.90

E/W Double: 1 bet, lost = -£20.00

TO LAY: 5 bets, 2 won (1.76, 2.06) = -£10.30

Daily P/L -£20.60

Ongoing: +£1,014.30

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Headline Bets, Day 55, 30/07/13

TO WIN: 4 bets, 0 wins = -£40.00

E/W Double: 1 bet, lost = -£20.00

TO LAY: 5 bets, 3 won (1.61, 2.86, 1.90) = -£14.70

Daily P/L -£74.70

Ongoing: +£939.60

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Headline Bets, Day 56, 31/07/13

TO WIN: 2 bets, 0 wins = -£20.00

E/W Double: 1 bet, lost = -£20.00

TO LAY: 5 bets, all lost = +£47.50

Daily P/L +£7.50

Ongoing: +£947.10

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Headline Bets, Day 57, 01/08/13

TO WIN: 3 bets, 2 won (1.91 & 2.00) = +£18.64

TO LAY: 5 bets, 1 win @ 1.97  = +£28.30

Daily P/L +£46.94

Ongoing: +£994.05

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Headline Bets, Day 58, 02/08/13

TO WIN: 3 bets, 2 won (1.91, 8.87) = +£73.41

TO LAY: 5 bets, 1 win @ 1.97  = -£38.80

Daily P/L +£34.61

Ongoing: +£1,028.66

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Headline Bets, Day 59, 03/08/13

TO WIN: 8 bets, 2 won (1.83, 6.4) = -£0.82

E/W Double: 1 NR, 1 lost = -£20

Daily P/L -£20.82

Ongoing: +£1,007.87

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Headline Bets, Day 60, 04/08/13

TO WIN: 3 bets, all lost = -£30.00

Daily P/L -£30.00

Ongoing: +£977.87

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