Profit From Racing

Profit From Racing Service Review

Profit From Racing Service Review

Profit From Racing

Profit From Racing

Here's our review of Profit From Racing (aka PFR)

Profit from Racing (PFR) is the brain child of Adam Wilkes a self-employed computer programmer with a lifelong passion for both horse racing and statistics.

He specialises in finding value bets in handicap races but doesn't go into detail about how he finds his selections. He looks for horses where the price is shorter than it should be, then advises you to lay the selection, hence the term 'value', hopefully enabling subscribers to "profit from racing!"

PFR started in January 2011 with a bank of £200 and a betting strategy of using 1% of the bank for stakes and rose to over £5,000 by the end of September 2013.
Laying the selections to a 1pt level stake would have yielded 338.33pts profit in the 33 months of the service with the small 1.52pt deficit in August 2012 being the only losing month to date.

No bet above 5.50 was originally considered as the returns are lower and the losses higher should it win and PFR claim to have had only 1 losing month since the inception of the service.

The horses selected by PFR will be either the favourite or among the favourites, which means that there will be plenty of liquidity for you to get your bet matched and the selections will be sent out to you via email by 11.00am. Occasionally if there are races in the evening and there are selections in those, then Adam will send these out to you by 2.00pm. This will allow you plenty of time to get your bet on, as the process only takes a couple of minutes.

The subscription fee to PFR is a flat rate of £19.97 per month including VAT with no locked-in subscription period, you can cancel and walk away whenever you like, meaning you can get involved for around 65p per day.

If you click on the PFR name anywhere on this page, you will be taken to their homepage, where you will be offered the first 30 days' selections for just £4.00!

All payments to PFR are handled by Clickbank, so you have the added reassurance of a full 60-day, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you decide it's not for you. That way you could paper trade at no risk to yourself.

As usual we trialled the service for 60 days using a flat £10 lay bet on Betfair, any profit included the usual assumed 5% betfair commission.
We also recorded results based on a 1% of bank stake calculated daily from a notional bank of £1000, making our first lay also at £10 for comparison purposes.

PFR : The Geegeez Verdict

Profit from Racing (PFR) turned out to be a fairly non-descript review as the service seemed to be going nowhere,  slowly.

Over the course of the review 43 qualifying tips were given with 29 of them being winning bets meaning a fairly modest (for a lay service) 67.44% strike rate.

The service never seemed to get going with the loss on day 6 being almost exactly the same as the loss on day 60.
The review used a level staking plan and a 1% of bank staking plan, in the end both were fairly even in that the level stakes lost £48.68 and the 1% plan lost £53.52. When you add in the cost of the actual service using a level stake plan of £10 lays you would be nearly £100 out of pocket.

The problem with Lay services is that they need to have a high strike rate at reasonably priced selections, one big priced winner can lose a large amount of money. Therefore I wouldn't really recommend PFR for anyone's portfolio as this trial seemed to indicate it doesn't have a good enough strike rate and unfortunately won't make you money.

Iain MacMillan

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Profit From Racing Review Results

PFR, Day 1 : 17/12/13

Fakenham 1.50: San Telm : horse won at 3.81

Level Stakes Daily: 0/1 : -£28.10

@ 1% of Bank Daily:  0/1 : -£28.10(Bank now £971.90, next stake = £9.72)

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PFR, Day 2 : 18/12/13

Ludlow 12.50 - Benbens : 2nd at 2.95

Level Stakes Daily: 1/1 : +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: 1/2 : -£18.60

@ 1% of Bank Daily:  0/1 : +£9.23
1% Staking Overall: 1/2 : -£18.87
(Bank now £981.13, next stake = £9.81)

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PFR, Day 3 : 19/12/13

Southwell 1.30: This is Me: 6th at 4.2

Level Stakes Daily: 1/1 : +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: 2/3 : -£9.10

@ 1% of Bank Daily:  0/1 : +£9.31
1% Staking Overall: 1/2 : -£9.36
(Bank now £990.64, next stake = £9.90)

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No Selections: 20/12/13

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PFR, Day 5 : 21/12/13

Haydock 12.00: Leviathan: 1st at 4.2
Ascot 15.00 Triolo Dalene: NR

Level Stakes Daily: 0/1 : -£32.20
Level Stakes Overall: 2/4 : -£41.30

@ 1% of Bank Daily:  0/1 : -£31.68
1% Staking Overall: 1/3 : -£41.04
(Bank now £958.96, next stake = £9.58)

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PFR Day 6 : 22/12/13

Bangor: 12.40 Raven's Brook: 1st at 2.24

Level Stakes Daily: 0/1 : -£12.24
Level Stakes Overall: 2/5 : -£53.54

@ 1% of Bank Daily:  0/1 : -£11.88
1%Staking Overall: 1/4 : -£52.92
(Bank now £947.08, next stake = £9.47)

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No Selections: 24-25/12/13

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PFR Day 7 : 26/12/13

Towcester: 12.45 Barton Gift: PU at 4.42
Market Rasen 13.00: Silver Dragon: PU at 3.5
Wincanton 13.05: Agapanthus: 3rd at 4.5
Wetherby 15.30: Beaumont's Party: 5th at 3.89

Level Stakes Daily: 4/4 : +£38.00
Level Stakes Overall: 6/9 : -£15.54

@ 1% of Bank Daily:  4/4 : +£35.94
1%Staking Overall: 5/8 : -£17.17
(Bank now £982.83, next stake = £9.82)

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PFR Day 8 : 27/12/13

Southwell 15.35: Berkeley Street: 3rd at 3.79

Level Stakes Daily: 1/1 : +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: 7/10 : -£6.04

@ 1% of Bank Daily:  1/1 : +£9.33
1%Staking Overall: 6/9 : -£7.84
(Bank now £992.16, next stake = £9.92)

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No Selections: 28/12/13

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PFR Day 10 : 29/12/13

KELSO 14.10 : Romany: BD at 5.2
SOUTHWELL: 13.55 Auden: 1st at 4.0

Level Stakes Daily: 1/2 : -£20.50
Level Stakes Overall: 8/12 : -£26.54

1% of Bank Daily:  1/2 : -£20.34
1%Staking Overall: 7/11 : -£28.18
(Bank now £971.82 next stake = £9.71)

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No Selections: 30/12/13

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PFR Day 12 : 31/12/13

Uttoxeter 15.10: Greenacres Garden: PU at 4.3

Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: -£17.04

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£9.23
1% Staking Overall P/L: -£18.95
Strike Rate: 9/13 (69.23%)

(Bank now £981.05, next stake = £9.81)

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PFR Day 13 : 01/01/14

Fakenham 14.05: Scots Gaelic: PU at 4.4

Level Stakes P/L:+£9.50 
Level Stakes Overall:-£7.54

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£9.31
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£9.64
Strike Rate: 10/14 (71,42%)

(Bank now £990.36, next stake = £9.90)

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PFR Day 14 : 02/01/14

Huntingham 12.40: Tinelyra: 4th at 6.1: No Bet
Southwell 14.30: Mick Dundee: 12th at 2.0

Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: +£1.96

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£9.40
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£0.24
Strike Rate: 11/15

(Bank now £999.76, next stake = £9.99)

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PFR Day 15 : 03/01/14

Wolverhampton 17.30: Georgian Bay: 2nd at 5.56: No Bet 

Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: +£1.96

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£9.40
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£0.24
Strike Rate: 11/15
(Bank now £999.76, next stake = £9.99)
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No Selections: 04/01/14

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PFR Day 17 : 05/01/14

Plumpton 14.50 Smoking Aces: 2nd at 5.91: No Bet

Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: +£1.96

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£9.40
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£0.24
Strike Rate: 11/15
(Bank now £999.76, next stake = £9.99) 

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No Selections: 06/01/14,

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PFR Day 19 : 07/01/14

Southwell 13.00: Pass The Time: 1st at 7.4: No Bet

Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: +£1.96

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£9.40
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£0.24
Strike Rate: 11/15
(Bank now £999.76, next stake = £9.99)

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PFR Day 20 : 08/01/14

Doncaster 15.50: Top Billing: 1st at 5.29

Level Stakes P/L: -£42.90
Level Stakes Overall: -£40.94

1% of Bank Daily P/L: -£42.85
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£43.09
Strike Rate: 11/16 (68.75%)
(Bank now £956.91, next stake = £9.56)

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PFR Day 21 : 09/01/14

Wolverhampton 16.10: Interchoice Star: 1st at 2.92
Wolverhampton 17.10: Daring Dragon: 7th at 5.03

Level Stakes P/L: -£9.70
Level Stakes Overall: -£50.64

1% of Bank Daily P/L: -£9.27
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£52.36
Strike Rate: 12/18 (66.66%)
(Bank now £947.64, next stake = £9.47)

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PFR Day 22 : 10/01/14

Sedgefield 13.45: Kathlatino: 4th at 5.76

Level Stakes P/L: £0.00
Level Stakes Overall: -£50.64

 1% of Bank Daily P/L: -£0.00
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£52.36
Strike Rate: 12/18 (66.66%)
(Bank now £947.64, next stake = £9.47)

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PFR Day 23 : 11/01/14

Wetherby 14.50: Lord Protector: 5th at 4.60

Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: -£41.14

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£9.00
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£43.36
Strike Rate: 13/19 (68.42%)
(Bank now £956.64, next stake = £9.57)

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No Selections: 12/01/14

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PFR Day 25 : 13/01/14

Lingfield 15.50: Compton: 1st at 3.7

Level Stakes P/L: -£27.00
Level Stakes Overall: -£68.14

1% of Bank Daily P/L: -£25.84
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£69.20
Strike Rate: 13/20 (65.00%)
(Bank now £930.80, next stake = £9.31)

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PFR Day 26 : 14/01/14

Exeter 16.10 - Dungeness : non-runner

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PFR Day 27: 15/01/14

Newcastle 13.40: Scimon Templar: 2nd at 4.83
Kempton 17.25: Cathedral: 5th at 5.78 = No Bet

Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: -£58.64

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£8.84
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£60.36
Strike Rate: 14/21 (66.66%)
(Bank now £939.64, next stake = £9.40)

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PFR Day 28: 16/01/14

Wolverhampton 19.30: Prohibition: 4th at 3.55

 Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: -£49.14

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£8.93
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£51.43
Strike Rate: 14/22 (63.63%)
(Bank now £948.57, next stake = £9.48)

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No Selections: 17/01/14

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PFR Day 30: 18/01/14

Lingfield 15.45:  Haaf A Six Pence: 12th at 4.21
Taunton 14.15:  Buywise: 1st at 2.42

 Level Stakes P/L: -£4.70
Level Stakes Overall: -£53.84

1% of Bank Daily P/L: -£4.46
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£55.89
Strike Rate: 15/24 (62.50%)
(Bank now £944.11, next stake = £9.44)

Your first 30 days for just £1

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No Selections: 19/01/14

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PFR Day 32: 20/01/14

Southwell 13.05: Mataajir:  7th at 4.34

 Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: -£44.34

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£8.96
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£46.93
Strike Rate: 16/25 (64.00%)
(Bank now £953.07, next stake = £9.53)

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At the halfway point of this particular trial, the jury is very much still out.
The selections are delivered promptly via email each day, so we've had no
customer service issues and the results are just below the breakeven point.

The next month will be interesting after a re-evaluation of his service,
Adam decided that an upper limit of 5.99BFSP would be more beneficial
to subscribers, as this move would improve the strike rate and profits
and would also make the service more active.

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PFR Day 33: 21/01/14 

Wetherby 15.35 - Hassadin : non-runner

(Bank now £953.07, next stake = £9.53)

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PFR Day 34: 22/01/14

Lingfield 13.30: Eye of the Tiger:  1st at 2.04

 Level Stakes P/L: -£10.04
Level Stakes Overall: -£54.38

1% of Bank Daily P/L: -£9.31
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£56.24
Strike Rate: 16/26 (61.53%)
(Bank now £943.76, next stake = £9.43)

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PFR Day 35: 23/01/14

Kempton  17.00: Pipers Piping:  7th at 3.90

 Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: -£44.88

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£8.95
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£47.29
Strike Rate: 17/27 (62.96%)
(Bank now £952.71, next stake = £9.52)

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PFR Day 36: 24/01/14

Wolverhampton  19.00: Hunting Ground:  1st at 1.91

 Level Stakes P/L: -£9.10
Level Stakes Overall: -£53.98

1% of Bank Daily P/L: -£8.62
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£55.91
Strike Rate: 17/28 (60.71%)
(Bank now £944.09, next stake = £9.44)

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PFR Day 37: 25/01/14

Lingfield  14.35: Rebellious Guest:  1st at 4.25

 Level Stakes P/L: -£32.50
Level Stakes Overall: -£86.48

1% of Bank Daily P/L: -£30.68
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£86.59
Strike Rate: 17/29 (58.62%)
(Bank now £913.41, next stake = £9.13)

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PFR Day 38: 26/01/14

Sedgefield  15.20: Douchkirk:  4th at 4.45
Wolverhampton  16.30: Medam: 1st at 4.97

 Level Stakes P/L: -£30.20
Level Stakes Overall: -£116.68

1% of Bank Daily P/L: -£27.57
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£114.16
Strike Rate: 18/31 (58.06%)
(Bank now £885.84, next stake = £8.85)

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No Selections: 27/01/14

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PFR Day 40: 28/01/14

Taunton 15.40: Midnight Request:  2nd at 2.98
Wolverhampton  16.30: Medam: 1st at 4.97

 Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: -£107.18

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£8.40
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£105.76
Strike Rate: 19/32 (59.37%)
(Bank now £894.24, next stake = £8.94)

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No Selections: 29/01/14

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PFR Day 42: 30/01/14

Wincanton 14.40: Ultra Gold: 5th at 3.63
Kempton 18.50: Bold Adventure: 5th at 12: No Bet

Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: -£97.68

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£8.49
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£97.27
Strike Rate: 20/33 (60.60%)
(Bank now £902.73, next stake = £9.02)

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PFR Day 43: 31/01/14

Lingfield 13.30: Summersturm: 4th at 6.25: No Bet

Level Stakes P/L: +£00.00
Level Stakes Overall: -£97.68

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£00.00
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£97.27
Strike Rate: 20/33 (60.60%)
(Bank now £902.73, next stake = £9.02)

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PFR Day 44: 01/02/14

Wolverhampton 16.00: Bapak Wangsawan: 5th at 3.89:

Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: -£88.18

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£8.56
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£88.71
Strike Rate: 21/34 (61.76%)
(Bank now £911.29, next stake = £9.11)

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PFR Day 45: 02/02/14

Kempton 15.50: Star Up In the Sky: 9th at 3.69:

Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: -£78.68

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£8.65
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£80.06
Strike Rate: 22/35 (62.85%)
(Bank now £919.94, next stake = £9.19)

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No Selections: 03/02/14 & 04/02/14

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PFR Day 48: 05/02/14

Kempton 17.00: Fantasy Invader: NR

Level Stakes P/L: £0.00
Level Stakes Overall: -£75.68

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£0.00
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£80.06
Strike Rate: 22/35 (62.85%)
(Bank now £919.94, next stake = £9.19)

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PFR Day 49: 06/02/14

Doncaster 15.35: One Conemara: PU at 2.74 

Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: -£66.18

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£8.73
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£71.33
Strike Rate: 22/35 (62.85%)
(Bank now £928.67, next stake = £9.28)

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PFR Day 50: 07/02/14

Wolverhampton 18.30: Calaf: 8th at 6.6: No Bet
Wolverhampton 20.00: Starbotton: 3rd at 3.95

Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: -£56.68

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£8.81
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£62.52
Strike Rate: 23/36 (63.88%)
(Bank now £937.48, next stake = £9.37)

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PFR Day 51: 08/02/14

Warwick 15.15: No Buts: 3rd at 5.28

Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: -£47.18

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£8.90
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£53.62
Strike Rate: 24/37 (64.86%)
(Bank now £946.38, next stake = £9.46)

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PFR Day 52: 09/02/14

Exeter 13.55: Dungeness: 6th at 3.21

Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: -£37.68

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£8.98
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£44.64
Strike Rate: 25/38 (65.78%)
(Bank now £955.36, next stake = £9.55)

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No Selections: 10-11/02/14

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PFR Day 53: 12/02/14

Lingfield 16.45: Cathedral: 3rd at 8.76

Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: -£28.18

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£9.15
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£35.56
Strike Rate: 26/39 (66.66%)
(Bank now £964.43, next stake = £9.64)

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No Selections: 13/02/14

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PFR Day 54: 14/02/14

Wolverhampton 17.05: Wiki Tiki: 2nd at 3.2: No Bet

Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: -£18.68

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£9.15
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£26.41
Strike Rate: 27/40 (67.50%)
(Bank now £973.59, next stake = £9.73)

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PFR Day 55: 15/02/14

Ascot 14.40: Restless Harry: 1st at 5.9

Level Stakes P/L: -£49.00
Level Stakes Overall: -£67.68

1% of Bank Daily P/L: -£44.83
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£71.24
Strike Rate: 27/41 (65.85%)
(Bank now £928.76, next stake = £9.28)

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No Selections: 16/02/14

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PFR Day 56: 17/02/14

Wolverhampton 14.45: Whisky and Stout: 5th at 6.23: No Bet

Level Stakes P/L: -£00.00
Level Stakes Overall: -£67.68

1% of Bank Daily P/L: -£00.00
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£71.24
Strike Rate: 27/41 (65.85%)
(Bank now £928.76, next stake = £9.28)

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PFR Day 57: 18/02/14

Taunton 15.45: Leviathan: Fell at 3.00

Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: -£58.18

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£8.81
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£62.42
Strike Rate: 28/42 (66.66%)
(Bank now £937.58, next stake = £9.37)

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No Selections: 19/02/14

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PFR Day 58: 20/02/14

Wolverhampton 18.30: Wishformore : 3rd at 7.96: No Bet

Level Stakes P/L: +£00.00
Level Stakes Overall: -£58.18

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£00.00
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£62.42
Strike Rate: 28/42 (66.66%)
(Bank now £937.58, next stake = £9.37)

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PFR Day 59: 21/02/14

Wolverhampton 20.00: True Pleasure : 2nd at 7.60: No Bet

Level Stakes P/L: +£00.00
Level Stakes Overall: -£58.18

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£00.00
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£62.42
Strike Rate: 28/42 (66.66%)
(Bank now £937.58, next stake = £9.37)

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PFR Day 60: 22/02/14

Chepstow 14.30: Swnymor : 5th at 5.26: 

Level Stakes P/L: +£9.50
Level Stakes Overall: -£48.68

1% of Bank Daily P/L: +£8.90
1%Staking Overall P/L: -£53.52
Strike Rate: 29/43 (67.44)
(Bank now £937.58, next stake = £9.37)

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That concludes our review of Profit from Racing

Your first 30 days for just £1
5 replies
  1. Fred says:

    In the write up you state no bets over 5.5 are considered but you included Kathalatino as a + on the 10/01/14 that was at 5.76.

  2. fredcm says:

    Once again you are including a loser at over the odds recommended explanation please.
    Fred.

  3. fredcm says:

    Sorry Chris didn’t mean to cause offence enjoy your columns very much once again my apologies for any offence caused.
    Fred

    • Chris Worrall says:

      No offence taken at all, Fred.
      You asked a question, I guessed at an answer. 😀

      All the best,
      Chris

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