The Target Man (Final Update)

| October 7, 2019 | Reply


Product Name:

The Target Man

Company Name & Contact Details:

WAP Tipsters Ltd
34 New House
67-68 Hatton Garden


£41 plus VAT = £49.20 per month
£87 plus VAT = £104.40 per quarter – a saving of 29% over three individual months.

New members can take advantage of the first month or first quarter for half price.

Money Back Guarantee:

None mentioned.

What Do You Get?

An average of four to five win single bets each day on British and Irish racing. Selections are sent early on the day of racing and are all advised as five-point stakes.

Where to Buy:

The Target Man

How Much Money Do I Need to Get Started?

Due in part to the standard five-points per bet staking, the recommended bank is 300-points.

How Much Money Can I Make?

The WAP Tipsters results page for this service claims 317 points to BOG, 180 points to SP and 244 points to BFSP since the service launched on the platform in May 2019.

How Much Time Will I Need to Make This Work?

All of the selections are straight win singles and with the email listing the bookmaker offering the advised odds it’s a simple process to get the bets placed each day. There is an average of four to five selections, so it shouldn’t amount to more than five or ten minutes work each day.

Will I Need Any Equipment to Do This?

A PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone with internet connection and a range of online bookmaker accounts to maximise the potential returns.

Value for Money?

As always, I will wait until the end of the review before offering an opinion. This is always a difficult area to assess based on a three-month snapshot. After two promising months the good work was undone by a poor final month of the review. Based purely on the three months I cannot award a VFM pass.

Quality of Customer Service?

I struggled to find a “Contact Us” link on the website. However, when using the email address I obtained to set up the reviews (, my dealings with them have always been met with a prompt and professional response.


The Target Man is a relative newcomer to the WAP Tipsters platform having joined them in May 2019.

Using a combination of form study and watching the money movements, The Target Man has an average of four to five selections each day, with the majority being from the head of the market. As he says, “favourites win more than any other priced animal”.

The daily selections are sent by email between 06:00 and 08:00 each morning and are also available via the private Whats App group. The email is very simple and lists the race time and course, the selection, the advised odds and the bookmakers currently offering those prices.

All selections are advised as five-point stakes, although there is no reason for this other than to inflate the headline profits. Members are also given access to The Target Man’s ratchet staking plan, which they claim has doubled their profits.

Since launching on WAP Tipsters in May 2019 the service claims to have made a profit every month and to have generated profits at best odds guaranteed (BOG), starting price (SP) and Betfair SP (BFSP). Up to the end of July those profits were shown as 333.65, 209.00 and 270.24 points respectively. Remember though that these are from five-point flat stakes.

Although no return on investment (ROI) figures are shown, a quick troll through the presented results shows the ROI on the three different returns to be 25.76%, 16.14% and 20.87%.

The average monthly profit using BOG returns is over 110-points at the claimed returns.

Results – Month 1 (4th July to 3rd August 2019)

The month finally ended with a profit of 12.98 points, significantly down on the historic levels claimed. However, it could have been much worse as the month got off to a slow start and at one point was well over 50-points in deficit. However, a five out of five day on 15th July (there was a non-runner as well) started a revival and the next four days went 2/3, 4/9, 2/4 and 4/6 to carry the service back into profit.

Another purple patch followed over the 23rd, 24th and 25th July with 3/5 for 32.5 points profit, 3/5 for 11.75 points profit and 3/4 for 16.88 points profit. This looked to have set up a good month but just one winner in the last two days (from 10 selections) saw the final profit drop back to 12.98 points.

Overall there were 56 winners from 136 runners, a strike rate of 41.18%. The average odds of all selections in the period was 2.86 (a shade under 15/8), whilst the winning selections averaged slightly lower at 2.52 (just over 6/4).

The return on investment (ROI) in the month was just 1.84% and after deducting the cost of the subscription for the month that nets down to 1.14% at £10 per point stakes and 1.7% at £50 per point.

Results – Month 2 (4th August to 3rd September 2019)

There were almost exactly the same number of selections as last month with similar strike rates and average odds of winning selections. All of which culminated in another profitable month. This month’s profit of 17.34 points means we now have a cumulative gain of 30.32 points after two months, but remember this service backs at flat five-point stakes.

The strike rate of 39.26% means we are still averaging over 40% across the two months. The average odds of all selections this month was just marginally higher than last at 2.89 (just over 15/8), with the average odds of the winning selections also being just a smidge higher at 2.62 (almost 13/8).

ROI (Return on Investment) this month was 2.56% and now stands at 2.19% across both months. After allowing for two months subscription fees the net ROI is 1.47% at £10 per point stakes or 2.05% at £50 per point.

Results – Month 3 (4th September to 3rd October 2019)

There were significantly less tips this month than in the previous two and, although the average odds of the winning picks stayed fairly constant at 2.58 (between 6/4 and 13/8), the strike rate dropped to 31.46%. These factors resulted in a loss for the month of 95.17 points, and gives us an overall loss for the review of 64.85 points (at five-point flat stakes).

The month never really got started and was in deficit throughout. Although there were no very long losing runs (seven was the longest) there were plenty of three and four selection sequences which continually offset any ground made with the winners.

The review ended with a win strike rate of 38.06% from 360 tips (excluding non-runners). With the average odds of the winning selections being around 6/4 (2.57) and the flat stake being five-points, the strike rate needed to be over 40% to break even, around eight more winners.

Summary at End of Month 1

A profitable month to start the review, but at a much lower level in terms of both points profit and ROI than the early months on WAP have suggested.

Summary at End of Month 2

A very similar performance to the first month with a slightly higher points profit.

Summary at End of Month 3

After two profitable months the hard work was undone by a disappointing final period. The strike rate fell some 10% short of the breakeven level which would have been around 41% given the average odds of the winning selections.


A full breakdown of the results during the review can be found here.


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