Product Name: Marcus Hook Tipping Service
Author: Marcus Hook
Company Name & Contact Details:
Winning Information Network,
6 Slington House,
Price: Free trial at present – aim to go live late Dec/early Jan 2012
Money Back Guarantee: No
What Do You Get?
– Email tipping service for UK horse racing
Where To Buy: http://www.winninginformationnetwork.com/go/1010/16
The Marcus Hook Tipping Service is a new tipping service which offers both lay and back tips. It is suggested that you paper trade only during the free trial. The staking level is advised with each bet.
How Much Money Do I Need To Get Started?
100 point bank assumed.
How Much Money Can I Make?
Profit of 190 points seen in last 3 months of proofing. Loss of 19.5 points for win bets and 61.7 points for lay bets during trial.
How Much Time Will I Need To Make This Work?
5 – 10 minutes daily.
Will I Need Any Equipment To Do This?
PC and Internet connection plus betting exchange account if service goes live.
Value For Money?
No – significant losses seen in trial.
Quality Of Customer Service?
WIN always good on this aspect.
As a general principle I applaud any service that offers a good length free trial as a prelude to going live – not only does it demonstrate confidence in the potential but it allows prospective customers to get a real feel for what they will be asked to pay for.
This service offers daily emailed tips both for win bets and lay bets on horses on the UK race tracks with the staking level advised individually for win bets and set at 5 points for lays.
The emails are received in good time for the day’s betting and it is clear what bets are to be placed. There is no analysis (or post mortem) and followers have been advised to paper trade only during the free trial following what appeared to be a highly successful proofing period prior to that.
If we consider the win bets initially there have been a total of 232 tips that ran in the month which had 25 betting days (Sundays are excluded) so an average of around 10 per day. After some initial experimenting with staking levels things have settled down to be either 1 point win or 0.5 point each way often with more than one runner in the same race.
A winning bet strike rate of just 23.8% is not encouraging and although we have seen brief excursions into a positive bank the end result is a loss of almost 20 points and no real confidence that the selections have any potential merit.
When we turn to the lay tips we discover that there have been 37 winners from 93 tips and on only 5 days have all the lays been successful. The average lay price has been 3.5 and so a strike rate of 61% is going to be expensive if you are putting cash behind the tips.
Over the trial a loss of 61.7 points was seen and any confidence for the future all but dissipated. As a win system mind you this would have been profitable at level stakes.
As I write this review there has been no indication as to the future for the service but if launched on a paid basis in its current format we could not recommend subscribing.
You can see a full breakdown of my results here: