The Racing Diary Review

Racing Diary

Racing Diary

The Racing Diary is a daily email advisory service offering bets on UK horse racing 7 days a week. Promoted by the reputable Betting Insiders (BIC) outlet, this service proposes to send out the daily thoughts/bets of Carl Nicholson via email each morning by 9am, well in time to get the bets on.

Carl Nicholson is the man behind the highly successful Value Backing service, which seeks to higfhlight value bets on an occasional basis and this new Racing Diary is a way of him showing how he goes about his daily business.

We are advised that a betting bank of 50pts is set aside to follow the Racing Diary whose selections are straightforward no fuss 1pt win bets.

In the 23 weeks since the 24th August launch, I've been keeping an eye on Carl's Racing Diary and in that time he have advised 161 and 25 of the 161 have won, producing profits of 90.5pts at an ROI of 56.2% from a strike rate of 15.53%.

A subscription to the Racing Diary is currently very competitively priced at £24.99 per month and all payments are handled via Paypal giving added peace of mind.

We will now follow the fortunes of the Racing Diary for the next 60 betting days, using our usual nominal £10 level stake for each selection.

Chris Worrall

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Racing Diary Review Results

Racing Diary, Day 1 : 01/02/16

3.40 Wolverhampton : Zainat @ 4/1 BOG u/p at 7/2

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 0/1 (0.00% SR) = -£10.00

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Racing Diary, Day 2 : 02/02/16

2.30 Southwell : Razin Hell @ 5/1 BOG WON at 5/1
4.00 Southwell : Deep Resolve @ 5/1 BOG u/p at 2/1

Daily Result : 1/2 = +£40.00
Overall : 1/3 (33.33% SR) = +£30.00

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Racing Diary, Day 3 : 03/02/16

6.10 Kempton : Dutiful Son @ 6/1 BOG 2nd at 11/4
7.40 Kempton : Intimately @ 8/1 BOG 2nd at 13/2

Daily Result : 0/2 = -£20.00
Overall : 1/5 (20.00% SR) = +£10.00

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Racing Diary, Day 4 : 04/02/16

2.50 Southwell : Carragold @ 11/2 BOG non-runner

Daily Result : 0/0 = -£0.00
Overall : 1/5 (20.00% SR) = +£10.00

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Racing Diary, Day 5 : 05/02/16

5.15 Wolverhampton : Miracle Garden @ 11/2 BOG 2nd at 2/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 1/6 (16.67% SR) = +£0.00

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Racing Diary, Day 6 : 06/02/16

3.20 Wetherby : Alpha Victor @ 20/1 BOG u/p at 12/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 1/7 (14.29% SR) = -£10.00

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Racing Diary, Day 7 : 08/02/16

2.30 Musselburgh : Harley's Max @ 6/1 BOG WON at 7/2

Daily Result : 1/1 = +£60.00
Overall : 2/8 (25.00% SR) = +£50.00

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Racing Diary, Day 8 : 09/02/16

4.20 Southwell : Never Say @ 11/2 BOG 3rd at 3/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 2/9 (22.22% SR) = +£40.00

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Racing Diary, Day 9 : 10/02/16

1.40 Southwell : Vivacissimo @ 5/1 BOG fell at 9/2
5.55 Kempton : Rosealee @ 9/2 BOG 2nd at 9/4

Daily Result : 0/2 = -£20.00
Overall : 2/11 (18.18% SR) = +£20.00

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Racing Diary, Day 10 : 11/02/16

6.10 Chelmsford : Magnus Maximus @ 12/1 BOG 3rd at 7/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 2/12 (16.67% SR) = +£10.00

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Racing Diary, Day 11 : 12/02/16

7.15 Wolverhampton : Gabriel The Terror @ 12/1 BOG u/p at 12/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 2/13 (15.38% SR) = +£0.00

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Racing Diary, Day 12 : 13/02/16

3.50 Warwick : Band Of Blood @ 11/2 BOG u/p at 4/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 2/14 (14.29% SR) = -£10.00

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Racing Diary, Day 13 : 14/02/16

3.50 Southwell : Akfar @ 8/1 BOG u/p at 6/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 2/15 (13.33% SR) = -£20.00

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Racing Diary, Day 14 : 15/02/16

2.20 Wolverhampton : Mr Christopher @ 9/2 BOG 3rd at 3/1
4.50 Wolverhampton : Elysian Prince @ 6/1 BOG u/p at 7/2

Daily Result : 0/2 = -£20.00
Overall : 2/17 (11.76% SR) = -£40.00

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Racing Diary, Day 15 : 16/02/16

2.35 Southwell : Carbutts Ridge @ 6/1 BOG u/p at 5/1
3.40 Southwell : Zaeem @ 15/2 BOG non-runner

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 2/18 (11.11% SR) = -£50.00

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Racing Diary, Day 16 : 17/02/16

1.30 Lingfield : Inaam @ 9/2 BOG WON at 4/1
7.50 Kempton : Chetan @ 4/1 BOG WON at 5/1

Daily Result : 2/2 = +£95.00
Overall : 4/20 (20.00% SR) = +£45.00

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Racing Diary, Day 17 : 19/02/16

5.05 Lingfield : Delagoa Bay @ 9/2 BOG 3rd at 3/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 4/21 (19.05% SR) = +£35.00

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Racing Diary, Day 18 : 20/02/16

3.15 Haydock : Top Billing @ 9/1 BOG u/p at 12/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 4/22 (18.18% SR) = +£25.00

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Racing Diary, Day 19 : 24/02/16

3.20 Lingfield : Flighty Filia @ 11/2 BOG WON at 5/1

Daily Result : 1/1 = +£55.00
Overall : 5/23 (21.74% SR) = +£80.00

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Racing Diary, Day 20 : 27/02/16

3.45 Chepstow : The Bosses Dream @ 10/1 BOG PU at 8/1
4.10 Kempton : Kublai @ 10/1 BOG u/p at 10/1

Daily Result : 0/2 = -£20.00
Overall : 5/25 (20.00% SR) = +£60.00

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Racing Diary, Day 21 : 28/02/16

4.50 Fontwell : Wells De Lune @ 15/2 BOG WON at 7/2

Daily Result : 1/1 = +£75.00
Overall : 6/26 (23.08% SR) = +£135.00

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Racing Diary, Day 22 : 01/03/16

5.00 Catterick : Wintered Well @ 5/1 BOG WON at 9/4

Daily Result : 1/1 = +£50.00
Overall : 7/27 (25.93% SR) = +£185.00

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Racing Diary, Day 23 : 02/03/16

No Selections

Overall : 7/27 (25.93% SR) = +£185.00

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Racing Diary, Day 23 : 03/03/16

3.05 Ludlow : Grimley Girl @ 11/2 u/p at 6/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 7/28 (25.00% SR) = +£175.00

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Racing Diary, Day 24 : 04/03/16

4.20 Doncaster : Favourite Girl @ 12/1 BOG 2nd at 10/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 7/29 (24.14% SR) = +£165.00

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Racing Diary, Day 25 : 05/03/16

No Selections

Overall : 7/29 (24.14% SR) = +£165.00

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Racing Diary, Day 25 : 06/03/16

2.50 Sedgefield : Snapping Turtle @ 9/2 BOG PU at 6/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 7/30 (23.33% SR) = +£155.00

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Racing Diary, Day 26 : 07/03/16

No Selections, but 2 x Cheltenham Ante-post selections

Overall : 7/30 (23.33% SR) = +£155.00

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Racing Diary, Day 26 : 08/03/16

No Selections

Overall : 7/30 (23.33% SR) = +£155.00

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Racing Diary, Day 26 : 09/03/16

No Selections

Overall : 7/30 (23.33% SR) = +£155.00

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Racing Diary, Day 26 : 10/03/16

5.50 Chelmsford : Percella @ 13/2 BOG 3rd at 6/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 7/31 (22.58% SR) = +£145.00

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Racing Diary, Day 27 : 11/03/16

3.40 Ayr : Quick Decisson @ 6/1 BOG u/p at 13/2

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 7/32 (21.88% SR) = +£135.00

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Racing Diary, Day 28 : 12/03/16

2.35 Sandown : Bertie Boru @ 6/1 BOG UR at 4/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 7/33 (21.21% SR) = +£125.00

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Racing Diary, Day 29 : 13/03/16

4.40 Kelso : Cruachin @ 6/1 BOG u/p at 7/2

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 7/34 (20.59% SR) = +£115.00

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Racing Diary, Day 30 : 15/03/16

2.10 Cheltenham : Vaniteux @ 10/1 E/W (ante-post) UR at 8/1
2.50 Cheltenham : Carole's Destrier 0.5pts @ 12/1 BOG PU at 14/1
2.50 Cheltenham : Ballykan 0.5pts @ 33/1 BOG u/p at 16/1
3.30 Cheltenham : My Tent Or Yours, 0.5pts E/W @ 25/1 (AP) 2nd at 10/1
4.50 Cheltenham : Noble Endeavour, 0.5pts @ 7/1 BOG fell at 15/2
4.50 Cheltenham : Southfield Royale, 0.5pts @ 8/1 BOG 4th at 5/1
5.30 Cheltenham : Amore Alato @ 22/1 BOG u/p at 12/1

Daily Result : 1/7 = -£13.70
Overall : 8/41 (19.51% SR) = +£101.30

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Racing Diary, Day 31 : 16/03/16

1.30 Cheltenham : Yanworth @ 8/1 E/W (AP) 2nd at 11/10
2.10 Cheltenham : More Of That @ 5/1 (AP) 3rd at 6/4
2.50 Cheltenham : Poliologue, 0.5pts @ 10/1 u/p at 9/1
2.50 Cheltenham : Call The Cops, 0.5pts @ 33/1 u/p at 25/1
4.50 Cheltenham : Romain De Senam, 0.5pts @ 28/1 2nd at 20/1 (btn hd)
4.50 Cheltenham : Duke Of Medina, 0.5pts @ 33/1 u/p at 40/1
5.30 Cheltenham : Ballyandy @ 8/1 BOG WON at 5/1

Daily Result : 2/7 = +£55.00
Overall : 10/48 (20.83% SR) = +£156.30

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Racing Diary, Day 32 : 17/03/16

1.30 Cheltenham : Black Hercules @ 6/1 BOG WON at 4/1
2.10 Cheltenham : Our Kaempfer @ 12/1 BOG 5th at 9/1
3.30 Cheltenham : Thistlecrack @ 5/2 (AP) WON at EVS
4.40 Cheltenham : Bloody Mary, 0.5pts E/W @ 14/1 (AP) 3rd at 7/1

Daily Result : 3/4 = +£87.50
Overall : 13/52 (25.00% SR) = +£243.80

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Racing Diary, Day 33 : 18/03/16

1.30 Cheltenham : Gibralfaro, 0.5pts E/W @ 20/1 (AP) u/p at 25/1
1.30 Cheltenham : Lets Dance, 0.5pts E/W @ 14/1 (AP) 4th at 11/1
2.10 Cheltenham : Modus, 0.5pts @ 18/1 BOG u/p at 14/1
2.10 Cheltenham : Blue Hell, 0.5pts @ 10/1 BOG u/p at 8/1
4.50 Cheltenham : Children's List, 0.5pts E/W @ 14/1 (AP) u/p at 10/1

Daily Result : 0/5 = -£40.00
Overall : 13/57 (22.81% SR) = +£203.80

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Racing Diary, Day 34 : 19/03/16

3.00 Uttoxeter : Smooth Stepper @ 9/1 3rd at 6/1
3.15 Kempton : Keltus @ 16/1 UR at 14/1

Daily Result : 0/2 = -£20.00
Overall : 13/59 (22.03% SR) = +£183.80

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Racing Diary, Day 35 : 20/03/16

2.30 Ffos Las : Bonobo @ 5/1 BOG u/p at 4/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 13/60 (21.67% SR) = +£173.80

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Racing Diary, Day 36 : 21/03/16

4.20 Southwell : Diego Suarez @ 7/1 BOG u/p at 7/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 13/61 (21.31% SR) = +£163.80

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Racing Diary, Day 37 : 22/03/16

3.05 Exeter : Quieto Sol @ 13/2 BOG (5.525/1 after R4) WON at 11/2

Daily Result : 1/1 = +£55.25
Overall : 14/62 (22.58% SR) = +£219.05

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Racing Diary, Day 38 : 23/03/16

3.05 Southwell : Birrafun @ 9/2 BOG WON at 8/1

Daily Result : 1/1 = +£80.00
Overall : 15/63 (23.81% SR) = +£299.05

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Racing Diary, Day 39 : 24/03/16

No Selections

Overall : 15/63 (23.81% SR) = +£299.05

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Racing Diary, Day 39 : 25/03/16

4.45 Lingfield : Cape Speed @ 5/1 BOG u/p at 3/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 15/64 (23.48% SR) = +£289.05

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Racing Diary, Day 40 : 26/03/16

3.50 Newton Abbot : Belize @ 5/1 BOG WON at 11/4

Daily Result : 1/1 = +£50.00
Overall : 16/65 (24.62% SR) = +£339.05

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Racing Diary, Day 41 : 27/03/16

3.50 Wolverhampton : Muthraab Aldaar @ 12/1 BOG WON at 5/1

Daily Result : 1/1 = +£120.00
Overall : 17/66 (25.76% SR) = +£459.05

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Racing Diary, Day 42 : 28/03/16

No Selections

Overall : 17/66 (25.76% SR) = +£459.05

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Racing Diary, Day 42 : 29/03/16

No Selections, but 2 Antepost picks for the Grand National

Overall : 17/66 (25.76% SR) = +£459.05

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Racing Diary, Day 42 : 30/03/16

3.05 Exeter : Lord Ballim @ 5/1 BOG u/p at 2/1
4.45 Exeter : Dusk Till Dawn @ 5/1 BOG u/p at 7/2

Daily Result : 0/2 = -£20.00
Overall : 17/68 (25.00% SR) = +£439.05

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Racing Diary, Day 43 : 31/03/16

3.15 Bangor : Weststreet @ 9/2 BOG WON at 7/2

Daily Result : 1/1 = +£45.00
Overall : 18/69 (26.09% SR) = +£484.05

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Racing Diary, Day 44 : 01/04/16

3.15 Wetherby : Lowcarr Motion @ 6/1 BOG WON at 4/1

Daily Result : 1/1 = +£60.00
Overall : 19/70 (27.14% SR) = +£544.05

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Racing Diary, Day 45 : 02/04/16

2.35 Newbury : Tour Des Champs @ 5/1 BOG u/p at 3/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 19/71 (26.76% SR) = +£534.05

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No Selections from 3rd to 5th April inclusive

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Racing Diary, Day 46 : 06/04/16

5.15 Nottingham : Visage Blanc @ 12/1 BOG u/p at 10/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 19/72 (26.39% SR) = +£524.05

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Racing Diary, Day 47 : 07/04/16

5.50 Chelmsford : Haabis @ 18/1 BOG u/p at 16/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 19/73 (26.03% SR) = +£514.05

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Racing Diary, Day 48 : 08/04/16

4.05 Aintree : Killer Crow @ 14/1 BOG u/p at 12/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 19/74 (25.68% SR) = +£504.05

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Racing Diary, Day 49 : 09/04/16

5.15 Aintree : The Last Samuri (ew) ante post @ 12/1 2nd at 8/1
8.20 Wolverhampton : Kingthistle @ 8/1 BOG 3rd at 7/1

Daily Result : 1/2 = £0.00
Overall : 20/76 (26.32% SR) = +£504.05

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Racing Diary, Day 50 : 10/04/16

4.30 Market Rasen : Alberta @ 9/2 BOG u/p at 11/4

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 20/77 (25.97% SR) = +£494.05

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Racing Diary, Day 51 : 11/04/16

4.00 Ripon : Toboggan's Fire @ 7/1 WON at 5/1

Daily Result : 1/1 = +£70.00
Overall : 21/78 (26.92% SR) = +£564.05

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Racing Diary, Day 52 : 12/04/16

No Selections

Overall : 21/78 (26.92% SR) = +£564.05


Racing Diary, Day 53 : 13/04/16

4.10 Cheltenham : Altesse De Guy @ 11/2 BOG WON at 5/1

Daily Result : 1/1 = +£55.00
Overall : 22/79 (27.85% SR) = +£619.05


Racing Diary, Day 54 : 14/04/16

3.35 Cheltenham : Amigo @ 11/2 BOG u/p at 11/4
4.45 Cheltenham : Wild Bill @ 6/1 BOG p/u at 5/1

Daily Result : 0/2 = -£20.00
Overall : 22/81 (27.16% SR) = +£599.05


Racing Diary, Day 55 : 15/04/16

No Selections

Overall : 22/81 (27.16% SR) = +£599.05


Racing Diary, Day 56 : 16/04/16

5.45 Thirsk : Coiste Bodhar @16/1 BOG u/p at 16/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 22/82 (26.83% SR) = +£589.05


Racing Diary, Day 57 : 17/04/16

1.55 Wincanton : Berry De Carjac @ 12/1 BOG u/r at 8/1
3.30 Wincanton : Pennywell @ 12/1 BOG u/p at 10/1

Daily Result : 0/2 = -£20.00
Overall : 22/84 (26.19% SR) = +£569.05


Racing Diary, Day 58 : 18/04/16

No Selections

Overall : 22/84 (26.19% SR) = +£569.05


Racing Diary, Day 58 : 19/04/16

2.00 Kempton : Threebarmymen @ 11/1 BOG 2nd at 10/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = =£10.00
Overall : 22/85 (25.88% SR) = +£559.05



Racing Diary, Day 59 : 20/04/16

2.40 Perth : Dubh Eile @6/1 BOG 2nd at 5/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 22/86 (25.58% SR) = +£549.05


Racing Diary, Day 60 : 21/04/16

3.50 Beverley : Palmerston @ 14/1 BOG 3rd at 9/1

Daily Result : 0/1 = -£10.00
Overall : 22/87 ( 25.29% SR) = +£539.05


This is a perhaps the easiest service to recommend that I will ever be asked to review.

I was impressed with the pre-review figures and doubted that Carl would be able to replicate that level of performance but in the review period he has actually achieved an increased ROI of 61.96%. This is a fantastic return in anyone's book.

The strike rate has also increased during the review period, which is of comfort to a cautious investor like myself as I did wonder if the recommended 50 point bank would be sufficient for a service with a strike rate of below 16%. I still have my doubts about the size of the betting bank suggested but that is up to the individual to decide and in no way detracts from the excellence of this service.

In terms of admin, the selections are emailed the night before with recommended prices and the relevant bookmaker. You can also access them via the members part of the website. I had no issues in receiving the selections and no reason to contact the vendor for any assistance during the review period.

All in all this is right up there with the best performing services I have seen and I have no hesitation in awarding it the maximum 5 out of 5.

 

 

 

 

 

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