Russell Blair Racing (Final Update)

| January 6, 2019 | Reply


Product Name:

Russell Blair Racing

Company Name & Contact Details:

Sports Betting Stars
The Tower Daltongate Business Centre
LA12 7AJ

Email via the “Contact Us” page of


Monthly subscription fee is £39.99, with an introductory offer of £1 for the first 14 days.

A quarterly option is also available at £99.99 (a saving of 16.66% against the monthly cost). The £1 intro offer applies to this option as well.

There is also an annual subscription option which costs £359.99 (saving over 27% off 12 individual monthly fees). The intro offer applies equally here as well.

Money Back Guarantee:

Yes, a 14-day unconditional guarantee is offered. Although the first 14 days are available for just £1 anyway, and there’s nothing to suggest the guarantee starts at the commencement of the full fee period.

What Do You Get?

An average of 3-4 daily win single bets at double figure odds, delivered by e-mail the evening before racing.

Where to Buy:

How Much Money Do I Need to Get Started?

A starting bank of 200-points is recommended.

How Much Money Can I Make?

The web site claims 1,575 points of profit since April 2015, which equates to an average of around 37 points per month.

How Much Time Will I Need to Make This Work?

Literally a few minutes each evening when the tips are received, usually around 18:30.

Will I Need Any Equipment to Do This?

A laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone with internet connectivity and access to online bookmaker accounts.

Value for Money?

As always, I will wait for the end of the review before offering an opinion. This was a prime example of why I wait until the end of the three months to get a fair picture. Ultimately, with 62 points profit, an ROI of 13.54% and an ROC of 31%, Russell Blair Racing gets the VFM seal based on the review period. Better still you can trial the remainder of January with this service for free by clicking here.

Quality of Customer Service?

Not tested.


Russell Blair Racing is part of the Sports Betting Stars platform and has been providing his service since April 2015. The website claims that in that time he has delivered 1,575 points of profit at an average of 37 points per month. The ROI (Return on Investment) claimed for that period is 31%. Although the results are proofed to two third parties these only date back to February 2016 and April 2018 respectively.

The service is built on recommending win singles on longer odds selections which are deemed to have a better chance of winning than their odds imply i.e. they offer value. The historic average odds on the website are 9.0 (8/1).

The email with the tips is sent the evening before racing, usually arriving between 18:30 and 18:45. The daily email simply lists the selections, race track and time and advised odds. However, Russell occasionally sends out separate emails with the reasoning for selections, although this by no means covers every day. These reasoning emails are extremely detailed and thorough when they are produced.

The majority of selections are advised as two-point win bets, although occasionally they may be 1.5 points or a three-point maximum.

Due to the timing of the tips email and the average odds of the selections, the advised prices often disappear quickly, and they will almost certainly not be available if you don’t react soon after the email comes out.

Results – Month 1 (5th October to 4th November 2018)

We saw 114 tips in the first month of the review, of which only eight (7.02%) were winners. Despite the average odds of the selections being 15.27 (slightly over 14/1) this low a strike rate saw us end the month with a loss of 34 points. The average odds of the winning selections was also lower at 12.88 or just under 12/1.

Wemyss Point’s win at Wetherby at the end of our first month was also subject to a 70% Rule 4 deduction, which brings the true loss up to over 50 points.

During the month we endured losing sequences of 19, 26 and 32 selections. Whilst losing runs are an occupational hazard when operating at double digit average odds, these are still too extensive to give any chance of delivering a profit in the month.

All-in-all this was a disappointing start to the review period and we will be looking for a significant upturn in the next two months if the claimed historic levels are to be anywhere near achieved.

Results – Month 2 (5th November to 4th December 2018)

There was little respite in the second month with two winners from 51 selections, a strike rate of just 3.92%. Although the winners came in at odds of 20/1 and 18/1, losing runs of 26 and 18 ensured we ended the month with a loss of 22 points. Added to the loss from month 1 we are now down 56 points overall.

Despite the average odds of all selections (17.47), and the average odds of winning selections (20.0), being higher than last month, the low strike rate left us with a further deficit. The average odds of all selections is running significantly higher than the historic average of 9.0 (8/1) and this may in some part explain the fall off in performance.

Notwithstanding that, this is still a disappointing return and it remains to be seen whether or not Russell can make any inroads into the loss in the final month.

Results – Month 3 (5th December to 4th January 2019)

Not only did Russell make inroads into the cumulative loss, he totally recovered them and added a further 62 points of clear profit! This not only shows why we use a three month review period (which can still sometimes be too short to get a totally accurate picture), but also how following a tipster that works with average odds in double digits requires patience and nerve.

This final month saw eight winners from 60 selections, a strike rate of 13.33%. The average odds of all selections was 15.22 (over 14/1), whilst the average odds of the winning selections were 14.38 (over 13/1). The standout win came from Mohaayed at Ascot just before Christmas, the 25/1 shot adding 50-points profit to the bank.

The metrics this month were very impressive at 118 points profit, 98.33% ROI and 59% ROC. However, in the same way that the individual poor months didn’t define the service nor do the results from one good month. So let’s take a look at the overall three-month performance. With 62 points profit, 13.54% ROI and 31% ROC the total review results are very impressive indeed.

If you were following the selections at £10 per point stakes you would have made £50 in the three months and at £50 per point stakes almost £3,000. HOWEVER, you would have had to ride out the point where the bank hit minus 85 points at one stage and this is the crux of following a tipster that works at these types of odds.

Summary at End of Month 1

A hugely disappointing start to the review period, and a significant change of fortune is required in the remaining two months.

Summary at End of Month 2

The disappointing performance continued this month and it remains to be seen how much of a recovery can be accomplished in the final period.

Summary at End of Month 3

The recovery was complete in month 3, carrying the service to some impressive overall results. Just be aware that the peaks and troughs experienced in this short review will be repeated regularly when playing at these average odds.

If you want to see how Russell Blair Racing continues to perform then you can get the remainder of January for free by following this link.

One final point, the day after the review ended Russell added 9/1 and 20/1 winners from four selections.


A full breakdown of the results for the review are available here.



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