Lay of the Day

Lay of the Day Service Review

Lay of the Day

Lay of the Day

Lay of the Day Service Review

LOTD now comes under the Geegeez microscope.

Lay of the Day is produced and marketed by the Zerohype stable of betting systems, alongside the Banker amongst others.

LOTD is, as you've probably deduced a laying service that seeks out a most likely loser from that day's racing. The title "Lay of the Day" is, however, somewhat of a misnomer, as there isn't a bet every day and we are told by the vendors that sometimes there are as few as five bets some months.

In fact, the 14 months to the end of January 2104 saw just 141 bets, but with 131 successful lays advised, the 92.9% strike rate produced 50.82pts profit at level stakes, a figure we'd love to see repeated.

There's no stakes recovery plan, although Zerohype do suggest a 10% of bank stakes for those who would like to see a bigger return from investment and there is no odds restrictions imposed upon any of the LOTD selections.

The Lay of the Day service is very easy to follow/operate. Zerohype will send out an email shortly before racing is due to start (but before 1pm) advising whether there is or isn't a bet. There's normally an explanation why they've selected the horse and all you need to do is lay it.

You can either lay it when you get the message or leave it until race time, but otherwise that's it.

Zerohype have priced LOTD very competitively and this reflects the fact that it's not for people who need an advised bet every day. A two-week free trial of the service then reverts to a monthly fee of just £10.00.

Not only is this already very reasonable in comparison with the potential profits, there are substantial discounts on offer to longer-term memberships.
You can save a third of the fees with a quarterly or half-yearly subscription at £20.00 & £40.00 respectively, whilst a fee of £60.00 for a full year represents a saving of 50% off the basic monthly fee. A two-week trial converted into a yearly pass runs out to less than 16p per day.

We'll monitor LOTD for the next 60 days and for the sake of uniformity, we'll declare our results at Betfair SP less any 5% commissions due. We're also going to run two sets of results ie fixed stake and also 10% of bank stake.

We're only expecting around 20 bets during the initial trial period, so we're going to increase our normal trial stakes to £50 per lay (fixed stake) and use a £500 bank for the percentage stakes.

Lay of the Day : Our Verdict

This was by far the easiest, least interesting, least exciting review I have undertaken for Geegeez but let’s look at the statistics first before we get into the detail.

During the 60 day review Lay of the Day (LotD) gave 9 selections (yes only 9) and they all lost producing a nice profit for the service. On a fixed £50 lay the profit was £427.50 and on the starting bank of £500 using 10% of bank bet the profit was an impressive £622.83. Looking at these figures the review was a resounding success and it’s hard to argue otherwise but let’s look closer.

The service gave only 9 selections in 60 days, the 9th selection being actually on the last day, think of how many losers there were during this time. The actual price of the selections averaged out at OVER 16/1, only 3 of them were in single figures and the highest was the last selection at 35/1. When I started the review the first selection came on Day 6 and using the parameters of 10% stake from a £500 bank……I wouldn’t have been able to place the bet as I didn’t have enough in the bank to cover it!.

I have reviewed other  lay services where they don’t allow bets on anything over 5/1 due to the possible cost of a winner, just think what would have happened if one had actually won (the 35/1 shot was 2nd and had a place lay price of 6/1). The service has a 93% strike rate (at these prices I think it should be higher) and this means that 7 out of every 100 selections will win. At a £50 fixed bet and the current average odds you would lose over £1000 pounds every hundred bets.

Finally who doesn’t enjoy watching their selection win in a thrilling finish (or watch their lay selection getting beat), it’s part of betting as far as I’m concerned. This review was about as exciting as LISTENING to paint dry, totally devoid of anything coming near to enjoyment. Therefore if you are into betting ONLY to make money then this service review has shown that you could make money with LotD but remember what I said about every 100 selections and the price of the selections (Geegeez would have needed nearly 2 years to review this service to reach that total).

Iain MacMillan

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Lay of the Day Review Results

LOTD Day 1, 10/02/2014

No Selection Today

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LOTD Day 2, 11/02/2014

No Selection Today

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LOTD Day 3, 12/02/2014

No Selection Today

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LOTD Day 4. 13/02/2014

No Selection Today

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LOTD Day 5. 14/02/2014

No Selection Today

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LOTD Day 6. 15/02/2014

Ascot 2.05: Ely Brown: 5th at 13.46: Bet Won

Fixed Stake: +£47.50
10% Bank: +£47.50

Fixed Overall: +£47.50
10% Bank Overall: +£47.50

Strike Rate 1/1 (100%)
(Bank now £547.50, next bet £54.70)

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LOTD Day 7:  16/02/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 8:  17/02/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 9:  18/02/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 10:  19/02/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 11:  20/02/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 12:  21/02/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 13. 22/02/2014

Kempton 2.05: Agreement: 7th at 22.00: Bet Won

Fixed Stake: +£47.50
10% Bank: +£51.96

Fixed Overall: +£95.00
10% Bank Overall: +£99.46

Strike Rate 2/2 (100%)
(Bank now £599.46, next bet £59.99)

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LOTD Day 14:  23/02/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 15:  24/02/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 16:  25/02/2014

Leicester 3.40: Midnight Mustang: 3rd at 27.01: Bet Won

Fixed Stake: +£47.50
10% Bank: +£56.99

Fixed Overall: +£142.50
10% Bank Overall: +£151.45

Strike Rate 3/3 (100%)
(Bank now £651.45, next bet £65.14)

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LOTD Day 17:  26/02/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 18:  27/02/2014

Taunton 2.10: Sir Dylan: pu at 15.00: Bet Won

Fixed Stake: +£47.50
10% Bank: +£61.88

Fixed Overall: +£190.00
10% Bank Overall: +£213.33

Strike Rate 4/4 (100%)
(Bank now £713.33, next bet £71.33)

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LOTD Day 19:  28/02/2014

Lingfield 3.35: Mr Crispies: 3rd at 5.02: Bet Won

Fixed Stake: +£47.50
10% Bank: +£67.76

Fixed Overall: +£237.50
10% Bank Overall: +£281.09

Strike Rate 5/5 (100%)

(Bank now £781.09, next bet £78.10)

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LOTD Day 20:  01/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 21:  02/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 22:  03/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 23:  04/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 24:  05/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 25:  06/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 26:  07/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 27:  08/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 28:  09/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 29:  10/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 30:  11/03/2014

Southwell 4.25: Berkeley Street: 7th at 7.90: Bet Won

Fixed Stake: +£47.50
10% Bank: +£74.19

Fixed Overall: +£285.00
10% Bank Overall: +£355.28

Strike Rate 6/6 (100%)

(Bank now £855.28, next bet £85.52)

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LOTD Day 31:  12/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 32:  13/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 33:  14/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 34:  15/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 35:  16/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 36:  17/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 37:  18/03/2014

Wetherby 3.15: Cinnomhor Street: 7th at 22.00: Bet Won

Fixed Stake: +£47.50 10%
Bank: +£81.24

Fixed Overall: +£332.50
10% Bank Overall: +£436.52

Strike Rate 7/7 (100%)

(Bank now £936.52, next bet £93.65)

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LOTD Day 38:  19/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 39:  20/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 40:  21/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 41:  22/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 42:  23/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 43:  24/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 44:  25/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 45:  26/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 46:  27/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 47:  28/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 48:  29/03/2014

Kempton  2.20: Squire Osbaldeston: 3rd at 9.00: Bet Won

Fixed Stake: +£47.50 10%
Bank: +£88.96

Fixed Overall: +£380.00
10% Bank Overall: +£525.48

Strike Rate 8/8 (100%)

(Bank now £1025.48, next bet £102.54)

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LOTD Day 49:  30/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 50:  31/03/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 51:  01/04/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 52:  02/04/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 53:  03/04/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 54:  04/04/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 55:  05/04/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 56:  06/04/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 57:  07/04/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 58:  08/04/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 59:  09/04/2014  No Selections

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LOTD Day 60:  10/04/2014

Towcester 3.40: All Ried Up: 2nd at 36.oo: Bet Won

Fixed Stake: +£47.50

10% Bank: +£97.35

Fixed Overall: +£427.50

10% Bank Overall: +£622.83

Strike Rate 9/9 (100%)

(Bank now £1122.83)

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That concludes the Geegeez review of LOTD.

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