April 16, 2017

Max Racing Tips Review

Lay Back & Get Rich betting system review

Max Racing Tips (now rebranded the Max Racing Partnership) is anything but dull.

It may very well be a ‘selective’ service, as its advertising claims, but this doesn’t mean you should expect life with it to be peaceful.

We began back in early September 2016 and, as luck would have it, immediately experienced a particularly tough run.

At its low point, our initial £1,000 bank balance was reduced to just £45. However, there was then a remarkable recovery such that, by the end of month 5, we were almost £400 in profit!

A difficult month 6 then put us back into the red (just).

So.. did we manage to finish in the black for the trial as a whole?

Unfortunately no.

All the various ups and downs resolved into an overall negative outcome by the end.

I tracked 3 banks of £1,000 each and set 1 point at £20, as follows:

  1. Advised Prices – i.e. returns as at the odds advised in the tipster’s emails
  2. Price Taken – profits as obtained on the bets I was actually able to take
  3. Betfair SP – returns at Betfair Starting Price after allowing for 5% winner’s commission.

I lost money by all three measures:

Max Racing Tips – Whole Trial Advised Prices Price taken Betfair SP
Profit (£ 53.00) (£ 108.16) (£ 539.62)
       
New Bank £ 947.00 £ 891.84 £ 460.38
       
%age bank Growth -5.30% -10.82% -53.96%
Wins(races w/ profit) 53 53 53
Bets 211 211 211
Strike rate(races w/ profit) 25.12% 25.12% 25.12%
ROI -0.49% -1.01% -5.02%

The numbers don’t really tell the full story though, which is all about volatility.

The performance graph gives you a sense of just how dramatic the ups and downs really were:

Max Racing Tips - Performance

Max Racing Tips – Performance

You can download the complete results log for the trial by clicking here.

Summary

This has been one of the most dramatic trials in the entire history of my site.

When the betting bank balance got down to £45, I fully expected it to be blown completely and, of course, could scarcely believe it when we stormed back into the black.

I firmly believe that Max Racing is perfectly capable of making you a lot of money. However, it’s equally capable of losing you a lot too.

So it just has to be awarded a Fail rating. As it’s just far too volatile – well, for me at any rate.

If, however, you’re up for the bumpiest of all rides, you can find out more about Max Racing Tips here.

Lucy


Intro: 6th September 2016

When I launched my site in 2011, I was happy to trial anything and everything.

This included some pretty terrible services.

I was so keen to leave no stone unturned that I thought it only fair to be as openminded as possible.

Well thankfully, over time, experience turns (hopefully!) into a little wisdom.

So nowadays I’m a lot more selective.

Which is exactly the word I’d use to describe the service I’ve decided to start trialling today.

Welcome then to my new trial of Max Racing Tips

There are few services that generate twenty tips a day that I really like.

There are two reasons why.

Firstly, a scattergun approach suggests the tipster isn’t confident in his selections. Indeed, it may mean he’s just chasing value rather than assessing the field.

And secondly, it can take ages to find and put on all your bets. Which is just a pain.

None of this is a problem however with Max Racing Tips.

In August 2016 for instance, it produced just fourteen selections.

June and July were admittedly busier with 33 and 36 respectively. But that still works out at fewer than one selection per day over the whole quarter.

Clearly, this isn’t a service that is going to take over my life.

Even better, the claimed performance chart suggests that I should expect steady, regular profits rather than a rollercoaster ride of huge ups and downs.  If the following profile can be maintained in my trial, I’ll be very satisfied:

Max Racing Tips - Claimed Performance

Max Racing Tips – Claimed Performance

Summary

It’s hard to be sure quite what you’re getting into with any new trial. But a cautious tipster is always likely to appeal to me.

So here we go again: 200 bets away from our trial finishing line.

It might take me a while to get there – but I’m hopeful it’ll be worth it in the end.

I’ll be back with my first report in October.

Meanwhile you can read more about Max Racing Tips here (and even get it for £1 for 30 days).


Update: 16th January 2017

I really like cautious services.

There are way too many tipsters out there issuing long lists of selections every day. And they’re a total pain to live with.

Give me a service that sends out just one, maybe two, well thought out bets any time.

Because it really doesn’t follow that if you bet more, you’ll win more. Indeed, sadly, in my experience, the opposite is more common.

All of which explains why I was pretty keen to get hold of the ultra-selective Max Racing Tips.

I kicked off a trial of this appealing product on 6th September – and have only put on 121 bets in all that time.

Basically, it’s a doozy to live with.

However, of course, the big question is … am I making any money yet?

Sadly, no. I’m ever so slightly in the red.

What an anti-climax it’s all been.

I’ve not lost a lot… but still, being selective hasn’t so far meant being profitable, as you can see from the results summary:

Max Racing Tips – Trial To Date  Advised Prices Price taken Betfair SP
Profit (£ 32.60) (£ 27.00) (£ 138.07)
       
New Bank £ 967.40 £ 973.00 £ 861.93
       
%age bank Growth -3.26% -2.70% -13.81%
Wins(races w/ profit) 30 30 30
Bets 121 121 121
Strike rate(races w/ profit) 24.79% 24.79% 24.79%
ROI -0.50% -0.42% -2.14%

The complete results log is as follows…

Date Time Racecourse Selection  Pts. Advised price Price taken BF Win SP Result Profit @ advised price Profit @ price taken Profit @ Betfair SP
07-Sep 14.00 Doncaster Dream Of Dreams 3.00 3.50 3.00 2.46 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
07-Sep 16.00 Carlisle Loaded 2.00 4.00 4.00 3.93 WON £ 120.00 £ 120.00 £ 111.34
08-Sep 14.30 Doncaster Kilmah 3.00 4.50 4.50 7.40 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
08-Sep 15.40 Doncaster Stormy Clouds 2.00 8.00 8.00 8.01 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
08-Sep 15.50 Epsom Jupiter Custos 2.00 4.50 4.50 4.06 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
08-Sep 16.25 Epsom Shufoog 2.00 3.75 3.50 2.66 WON £ 110.00 £ 100.00 £ 63.08
08-Sep 16.35 Chepstow Satchville Flyer 2.00 4.50 4.50 6.34 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
09-Sep 13.55 Doncaster Lumiere 3.00 4.50 4.50 5.23 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
09-Sep 16.40 Sandown Cloudberry 3.00 2.24 2.08 2.02 WON £ 74.40 £ 64.80 £ 58.14
10-Sep 14.00 Doncaster Thunder Snow 3.00 3.75 3.75 3.20 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
13-Sep 17.10 Chepstow Agent Gibbs 3.00 3.25 3.25 3.39 WON £ 135.00 £ 135.00 £ 136.23
14-Sep 15.25 Yarmouth Arabian Queen 3.00 4.50 5.00 4.00 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
14-Sep 15.30 Beverley Welford 2.00 6.00 5.00 6.80 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
15-Sep 16.50 Ayr Almodovar 3.00 2.75 2.75 2.65 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
16-Sep 16.15 Ayr Giant Spark 3.00 6.00 6.50 5.06 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
17-Sep 13.25 Ayr Third Order 2.00 7.50 7.50 4.86 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
17-Sep 14.00 Ayr Bletchley 2.00 4.00 3.75 3.80 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
19-Sep 17.10 Kempton Reaver 2.00 3.75 3.00 2.72 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
21-Sep 20.10 Kempton Fleeting Visit 2.00 7.00 7.00 9.60 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
22-Sep 15.10 Newmarket Urban Fox 3.00 3.25 3.00 3.72 WON £ 135.00 £ 120.00 £ 155.04
22-Sep 17.40 Pontefract Fendale 3.00 3.75 3.25 3.02 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
23-Sep 13.55 Newmarket Promising Run 3.00 6.00 6.00 7.41 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
23-Sep 15.40 Newmarket Custom Cut 3.00 5.00 5.50 5.82 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
23-Sep 17.55 Newmarket Daily Bulletin 3.00 7.00 7.50 7.55 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
26-Sep 16.20 Hamilton Taking Libertys 2.00 4.50 5.50 6.40 WON £ 140.00 £ 180.00 £ 205.20
27-Sep 15.40 Sedgefield The Backup Plan 2.00 4.50 4.50 4.40 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
28-Sep 15.30 Nottingham Bedrock 3.00 3.50 3.50 3.13 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
29-Sep 16.45 Warwick Quebec 2.00 4.50 4.50 5.94 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
30-Sep 17.20 Newcastle The Resdev Way 2.00 3.25 3.25 2.47 WON £ 90.00 £ 90.00 £ 55.86
03-Oct 14.30 Pontefract Father Mckenzie 3.00 5.50 5.00 5.06 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
05-Oct 16.00 Nottingham Bluff Crag 2.00 6.50 6.50 5.70 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
07-Oct 15.00 Newton Abbott The Romford Pele 3.00 6.50 6.50 8.82 WON £ 330.00 £ 330.00 £ 445.74
07-Oct 15.25 York Guns of Leros 3.00 6.50 6.50 8.07 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
07-Oct 16.50 Newmarket Lady Of Camelot 3.00 3.50 3.50 3.40 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
08-Oct 14.00 York Just Hiss 3.00 9.00 9.00 7.40 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
08-Oct 14.55 Newmarket The Anvil 3.00 4.00 4.33 4.68 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
08-Oct 15.10 York Perfect Angel 3.00 7.50 6.00 6.20 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
08-Oct 15.15 Chepstow Flying Angel 3.00 4.00 3.75 3.50 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
08-Oct 16.10 Newmarket Sweet Selection 3.00 10.00 9.00 9.35 WON £ 540.00 £ 480.00 £ 475.95
08-Oct 17.20 Newmarket Johannes Vermeer 3.00 4.00 3.75 3.65 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
11-Oct 15.20 Musselburgh Kimberella 3.00 2.63 2.75 3.46 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
11-Oct 15.45 Leicester Lightscameraction 4.00 4.50 3.75 5.41 LOST (£ 80.00) (£ 80.00) (£ 80.00)
12-Oct 20.25 Kempton Aristocratic 2.00 3.25 3.25 3.88 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
13-Oct 15.15 Carlisle Wells De Lune 3.00 3.25 3.50 2.87 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
14-Oct 15.00 Wincanton Closest Friend 3.00 4.00 5.00 8.20 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
15-Oct 14.00 Ascot Mecca’s Angel 3.00 9.50 9.00 11.79 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
15-Oct 14.35 Ascot Seventh Heaven 5.00 2.75 2.62 2.51 LOST (£ 100.00) (£ 100.00) (£ 100.00)
15-Oct 16.10 Ffos Las Welsh Shadow 3.00 3.50 4.00 3.21 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
17-Oct 15.40 Pontefract D’bai 3.00 3.25 3.75 3.37 WON £ 135.00 £ 165.00 £ 135.09
18-Oct 14.40 Exeter Verygoodverygood 2.00 3.50 3.50 3.82 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
21-Oct 14.45 Cheltenham Marracudja 3.00 3.00 3.25 4.43 WON £ 120.00 £ 135.00 £ 195.51
21-Oct 15.45 Doncaster Blaine 2.00 13.00 13.00 25.37 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
02-Nov 13.30 Musselburgh John Williams 2.00 2.88 2.88 1.84 WON £ 75.20 £ 75.20 £ 31.92
03-Nov 14.45 Market Rasen La Vaticane 3.00 3.25 3.75 3.5 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
03-Nov 18.25 Chelmsford Brigliadoro 3.00 4.33 5.00 3.88 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
04-Nov 13.00 Fontwell Yukon Delta 2.00 3.25 3.00 3.72 WON £ 90.00 £ 80.00 £ 103.36
04-Nov 19.20 Newcastle Enjoy Life 2.00 3.50 3.00 2.8 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
05-Nov 13.35 Wincanton Virgilio 3.00 3.50 3.50 2.86 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
05-Nov 15.00 Doncaster Lady Of Camelot 3.00 9.00 9.00 8 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
07-Nov 13.30 Kempton Little Pop 2.00 3.75 3.25 3.79 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
07-Nov 15.05 Kempton Parish Business 3.00 5.50 5.00 3.2 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
11-Nov 12.15 Lingfield Doctor Parkes 2.00 4.50 4.50 5.5 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
11-Nov 13.40 Newcastle St Gregory 3.00 3.50 3.50 5.6 WON £ 150.00 £ 150.00 £ 262.20
11-Nov 13.55 Lingfield Haaf A Sixpence 2.00 4.50 4.00 6.05 WON £ 140.00 £ 120.00 £ 191.90
12-Nov 14.00 Lingfield Grendisar 4.00 2.50 2.50 2.21 LOST (£ 80.00) (£ 80.00) (£ 80.00)
16-Nov 13.55 Chepstow Verygoodverygood 2.00 3.00 3.00 2.74 WON £ 80.00 £ 80.00 £ 66.12
17-Nov 12.50 Newcastle Nuclear Power 2.00 4.00 4.00 4.13 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
17-Nov 13.30 Market Rasen Theatre Act 3.00 4.50 4.35 3.95 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
18-Nov 12.50 Haydock Khezerabad 3.00 4.00 4.00 4.01 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
18-Nov 13.25 Haydock King’s Odyssey 3.00 4.50 4.50 5.44 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
25-Nov 13.05 Newbury Sirabad 3.00 6.00 5.50 4.48 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
25-Nov 14.10 Newbury Reve De Sivola 2.00 12.00 13.00 24.62 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
26-Nov 13.10 Newcastle Doubledisdoubledat 2.00 6.50 6.00 5.33 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
26-Nov 14.20 Newcastle Seldom Inn 3.00 4.33 4.00 4.41 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
26-Nov 14.55 Newcastle Apples Jade 4.00 3.25 3.25 2.99 LOST (£ 80.00) (£ 80.00) (£ 80.00)
28-Nov 14.40 Ludlow Ozzy Thomas 2.00 4.33 4.00 2.02 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
28-Nov 15.10 Ludlow Boher Lad 3.00 3.00 3.50 3.53 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
29-Nov 14.40 Lingfield Third Act 2.00 3.25 3.25 3.4 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
29-Nov 15.40 Lingfield Greyed A 2.00 3.00 2.88 2.7 WON £ 80.00 £ 75.20 £ 64.60
30-Nov 12.40 Lingfield Lyfka 2.00 9.00 9.00 10.22 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
02-Dec 13.50 Sandown Get Involved 2.00 9.00 9.00 6 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
02-Dec 14.25 Sandown Messire Des Obeaux 3.00 3.50 3.50 3.44 WON £ 150.00 £ 150.00 £ 139.08
03-Dec 14.15 Chepstow Zanstra 3.00 4.00 3.75 3.06 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
03-Dec 15.00 Sandown In De Sceaux 4.00 3.00 3.25 2.24 WON £ 160.00 £ 180.00 £ 94.24
03-Dec 15.30 Sandown Rocky Creek 2.00 13.00 15.00 12.5 WON £ 480.00 £ 560.00 £ 437.00
06-Dec 15.00 Uttoxeter Return Flight 3.00 3.00 2.75 2.85 WON £ 120.00 £ 105.00 £ 105.45
08-Dec 13.20 Warwick Desert Queen 3.00 6.00 5.50 5.3 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
09-Dec 13.30 Cheltenham Out Sam 3.00 6.50 6.50 6.11 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
09-Dec 14.50 Doncaster Italian Riviera 2.00 3.25 3.25 3.25 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
10-Dec 14.25 Cheltenham Wholestone 3.00 3.50 3.50 2.73 WON £ 150.00 £ 150.00 £ 98.61
10-Dec 19.15 Wolverhampton Mythical Madness 2.00 6.00 5.50 4.74 WON £ 200.00 £ 180.00 £ 142.12
12-Dec 15.30 Plumpton Shimba Hills 2.00 3.25 3.25 3.05 WON £ 90.00 £ 90.00 £ 77.90
12-Dec 17.10 Wolverhampton Cadeau Magnifique 2.00 3.75 3.50 2.06 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
14-Dec 13.30 Newbury Aurillac 2.00 7.50 7.50 7.43 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
14-Dec 13.40 Musselburgh Royal Macnab 2.00 3.25 3.75 3.52 WON £ 90.00 £ 110.00 £ 95.76
14-Dec 14.00 Newbury Drumacco 3.00 3.25 3.00 3.38 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
14-Dec 14.35 Newbury Very Live 2.00 11.00 10.00 9.34 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
15-Dec 17.15 Chelmsford Rebel Lightning 2.00 4.50 4.50 7.34 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
16-Dec 13.20 Ascot Back By Midnight 3.00 3.75 4.50 6.89 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
16-Dec 13.55 Ascot Keep In Line 3.00 6.00 5.00 5.16 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
17-Dec 12.20 Haydock Cloudy Dream 3.00 2.50 2.00 2.28 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
17-Dec 13.15 Ascot Hammersley Lake 2.00 5.00 5.00 4.63 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
27-Dec 13.25 Chepstow Rolling Dylan 3.00 5.00 5.00 3.42 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
27-Dec 14.00 Chepstow Evening Hush 2.00 5.00 3.75 3.67 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
27-Dec 14.35 Wetherby The Dutchman 2.00 3.00 3.00 2.64 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
27-Dec 14.40 Chepstow Native River 4.00 4.00 4.00 3.85 WON £ 240.00 £ 240.00 £ 216.60
29-Dec 14.05 Doncaster Kalane 3.00 2.13 2.13 1.67 WON £ 67.80 £ 67.80 £ 38.19
29-Dec 15.10 Doncaster Adam du Breteau 2.00 6.50 7.00 4.71 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
31-Dec 13.50 Newbury Messire Des Obeaux 3.00 5.00 4.50 4.7 WON £ 240.00 £ 210.00 £ 210.90
31-Dec 14.15 Uttoxeter Burtons Well 3.00 3.75 4.00 4.6 WON £ 165.00 £ 180.00 £ 205.20
01-Jan 15.10 Cheltenham Lil Rockerfeller 3.00 4.00 3.50 3.79 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
02-Jan 14.50 Plumpton Onderun 3.00 8.50 6.50 4.5 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
02-Jan 15.10 Southwell Macho Mac 3.00 3.25 3.25 3.15 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
05-Jan 18.45 Chelmsford Distant Past 3.00 4.50 4.50 7.4 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
06-Jan 15.00 Kempton Saleh 2.00 3.75 3.25 3.2 WON £ 110.00 £ 90.00 £ 83.60
07-Jan 13.45 Lingfield Passing Star 2.00 10.00 10.00 14 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
07-Jan 14.25 Sandown Capitaine 3.00 3.00 2.88 3.29 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
12-Jan 17.00 Newcastle Gracious John 3.00 2.88 2.63 2.47 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
13-Jan 17.45 Wolverhampton Harmonic Wave 2.00 4.50 4.00 4.78 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
14-Jan 14.15 Wetherby Grey Gold 2.00 5.50 5.00 3.73 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
14-Jan 15.00 Warwick Peregrine Run 3.00 5.50 5.00 7.00 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
16-Jan 14.10 Ayr Bryden Boy 3.00 2.25 2.25 £ 0.00 £ 0.00 £ 0.00

Summary

I can’t tell you how disappointed I am by performance to date.

Now, I had a week off at the end of October, when I was on holiday in France, so maybe I missed all the winnings then! But I’m guessing, on the balance of probabilities, probably not.

Still, being positive…. there remain 79 bets between me and the end of my trial and we are not that far short of parity.

So one decent run might yet propel me into profit for the test as a whole.

Let’s hope so anyway.

I’ll be back when I get to my 200 bet trial finishing line.

In the meantime, you can find out more about Max Racing Tips here.

Lucy


Update: 14th February 2017

Max Racing Tips is the sort of service that is designed to appeal to serious punters.

Instead of producing an avalanche of selections, the tipster only attempts one or two bets a day. Or sometimes, none at all.

Selected horses tend to be mid-priced, though there has been the odd exception. I think the longest Betfair SP to date came in at a shade over 25, but, in the main, the tipster has concentrated on options below 10 or so.

In short, it feels like a serious-minded service for serious-minded people.

Unfortunately however, when I wrote my last report, the tips were falling short in one rather important respect.

We weren’t making any money.

Still, another few weeks have passed… so has our luck changed?

Yes, we’ve had a much better month and are now firmly in the black.

The results summary for the period makes for a very pleasant read:

Max Racing Tips – Month 5 Only Advised Prices Price taken Betfair SP
Profit £ 435.00 £ 415.00 £ 245.03
       
New Bank £ 1,402.40 £ 1,388.00 £ 1,106.96
       
%age bank Growth 44.97% 42.65% 28.43%
Wins(races w/ profit) 7 7 7
Bets 26 26 26
Strike rate(races w/ profit) 26.92% 26.92% 26.92%
ROI 32.95% 31.44% 18.56%

Adding these numbers to the brought forward figures from last time produces the following summary for the trial as a whole:

Max Racing Tips – Whole Trial Advised Prices Price taken Betfair SP
Profit £ 402.40 £ 388.00 £ 106.96
       
New Bank £ 1,402.40 £ 1,388.00 £ 1,106.96
       
%age bank Growth 40.24% 38.80% 10.70%
Wins(races w/ profit) 37 37 37
Bets 147 147 147
Strike rate(races w/ profit) 25.17% 25.17% 25.17%
ROI 5.21% 5.03% 1.39%

An ROI of around 5% isn’t anything to get too excited about, but it’s still better than the negative number we were looking at at the end of month #4.

The complete results log for the period is rather wonderful…

Date Time Racecourse Selection  Pts. Advised price Price taken BF Win SP Result Profit @ advised price Profit @ price taken Profit @ Betfair SP
16-Jan 14.10 Ayr Bryden Boy 3.00 2.25 2.25 2.92 WON £ 75.00 £ 75.00 £ 109.44
17-Jan 15.40 Kempton Sutter County 3.00 3.25 3.00 3.51 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
20-Jan 14.25 Musselburgh Project Bluebook 3.00 4.00 3.50 4.00 WON £ 180.00 £ 150.00 £ 171.00
21-Jan 14.40 Haydock The New One 3.00 3.25 3.00 2.59 WON £ 135.00 £ 120.00 £ 90.63
23-Jan 14.50 Bangor Whiskey Chaser 2.00 2.50 2.50 2.92 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
23-Jan 16.10 Newcastle Supreme Asset 2.00 5.50 5.50 7.72 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
24-Jan 14.20 Leicester La Vaticane 3.00 2.63 2.75 2.5 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
24-Jan 15.40 Southwell L’inganno Felice 2.00 3.50 3.25 2.95 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
28-Jan 12.35 Cheltenham Singlefarmpayment 3.00 6.00 5.50 6.8 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
28-Jan 14.30 Doncaster A Hare Breath 3.00 3.25 3.50 2.51 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
28-Jan 15.20 Uttoxeter Kayfleur 3.00 3.25 4.00 3.24 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
28-Jan 15.25 Cheltenham Wholestone 3.00 6.00 5.00 4.1 WON £ 300.00 £ 240.00 £ 176.70
28-Jan 15.40 Doncaster Bigbadjohn 3.00 5.50 5.50 6.49 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
30-Jan 16.15 Southwell Playful Dude 2.00 3.00 2.88 2.25 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
01-Feb 15.30 Hereford Goodtoknow 2.00 4.00 4.50 5.59 WON £ 120.00 £ 140.00 £ 174.42
04-Feb 14.25 Sandown Clan Des Obeaux 3.00 3.25 3.25 2.87 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
04-Feb 14.45 Wetherby Missed Approach 3.00 3.25 3.00 2.79 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
07-Feb 16.40 Newcastle High on Light 2.00 4.00 4.00 3.55 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
08-Feb 14.20 Carlisle Nine Altars 2.00 3.75 3.75 4.2 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
08-Feb 16.30 Carlisle Blakemount 2.00 11.00 13.00 8.65 WON £ 400.00 £ 480.00 £ 290.70
09-Feb 14.50 Huntingdon Allee Bleue 2.00 4.50 4.00 3.08 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
10-Feb 15.55 Bangor Dormouse 2.00 4.50 6.00 8.01 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
11-Feb 14.05 Warwick Rons Dream 3.00 3.75 3.50 4.02 WON £ 165.00 £ 150.00 £ 172.14
11-Feb 15.35 Newbury Clyne 3.00 8.00 8.00 9.14 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
13-Feb 15.40 Catterick Beeno 2.00 2.88 2.50 2.83 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
13-Feb 15.50 Wolverhampton Sennockian Star 2.00 4.50 4.00 4.43 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)

You can download the results log for the trial as a whole by clicking here.

Summary

This is one unpredictable trial.

I almost lost interest at one stage, as a losing run of 12 bets came perilously close to wiping out both my betting bank and my patience.

However, I feel I have been rewarded for my persistence, with overall capital growth of almost 40% having made the tough days worthwhile.

Still, we’ve a way to go until we reach our 200 bet finishing line so it’s still too early to start drawing firm conclusions.

I need to rack up another 53 bets and have no doubt that the rollercoaster ride will continue over that period. But I’ll be back when I get to 200 selections with my closing thoughts.

Meanwhile, you can read more about Max Racing Tips here.

Lucy


Update: 15th March 2017

Max Racing Tips has certainly delivered a volatile trial.

The first few months were all over the place, with my £1,000 starting bank balance being reduced, at one stage, to a mere £45.

However, somehow, by the end of month 4, we had recovered almost to parity, to leave me only £27 in the red overall.

Even more remarkably, by the close of month 5, we had climbed back into the black with net profit for the trial as a whole of £388.

Frankly, it’s been unbearable at times, but I couldn’t help wondering whether this astonishing recovery could continue as we neared the trial finishing line.

So, am I now being rewarded for my patience and sitting on a huge pile of profit?  Or nursing further losses?

Sadly, it’s been another very tough month.

The performance figures for month 6 really are desperate:

Month 6 Only Advised Prices Price taken Betfair SP
Profit (£ 493.60) (£ 450.00) (£ 522.26)
       
New Bank £ 908.80 £ 938.00 £ 584.70
       
%age bank Growth -35.20% -32.42% -47.18%
Wins(races w/ profit) 5 5 5
Bets 27 27 27
Strike rate(races w/ profit) 18.52% 18.52% 18.52%
ROI -36.29% -33.09% -38.40%

Combining these results with the brought forward figures for the previous five months produces an uninspiring set of totals for the trial as a whole:

Max Racing Tips – Entire Trial Advised Prices Price taken Betfair SP
Profit (£ 91.20) (£ 62.00) (£ 415.30)
       
New Bank £ 908.80 £ 938.00 £ 584.70
       
%age bank Growth -9.12% -6.20% -41.53%
Wins(races w/ profit) 42 42 42
Bets 174 174 174
Strike rate(races w/ profit) 24.14% 24.14% 24.14%
ROI -1.00% -0.68% -4.57%

The results log for month 6 is short but bleak in the extreme…

Date Time Racecourse Selection  Pts. Advised price Price taken BF Win SP Result Profit @ advised price Profit @ price taken Profit @ Betfair SP
14-Feb 15.50 Ayr Casual Cavalier 3.00 3.25 3.00 2.45 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
14-Feb 16.10 Newcastle Russian Soul 2.00 5.50 5.50 5.85 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
15-Feb 14.50 Newcastle William Money 2.00 3.50 3.50 2.71 WON £ 100.00 £ 100.00 £ 64.98
16-Feb 13.45 Lingfield Auric Goldfinger 2.00 3.25 2.90 3.58 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
16-Feb 14.35 Leicester Storming Strumpet 2.00 3.50 4.00 3.8 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
16-Feb 15.55 Lingfield Watersmeet 2.00 3.00 3.00 3.27 WON £ 80.00 £ 80.00 £ 86.26
18-Feb 14.05 Haydock Agrapart 3.00 3.25 3.25 2.58 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
18-Feb 14.25 Ascot Chef Doeuvre 2.00 4.50 4.50 3.75 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
18-Feb 15.50 Haydock No Hassle Hoff 4.00 2.75 2.75 3.59 LOST (£ 80.00) (£ 80.00) (£ 80.00)
01-Mar 15.50 Ffos Las Way Of The World 2.00 3.50 3.75 4.23 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
01-Mar 16.20 Ffos Las Johns Luck 3.00 2.50 2.50 2.92 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
02-Mar 15.35 Taunton Pull The Chord 3.00 3.50 3.00 3.00 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
02-Mar 16.55 Newcastle Bargain Buy 3.00 3.50 3.00 3.87 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
03-Mar 15.50 Newbury Behind The Wire 2.00 3.00 3.00 4.59 WON £ 80.00 £ 80.00 £ 136.42
04-Mar 14.25 Doncaster San Benedeto 4.00 4.33 5.00 4.26 WON £ 266.40 £ 320.00 £ 247.76
04-Mar 14.50 Kelso Master Jake 2.00 4.50 5.00 4.30 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
04-Mar 15.25 Kelso Capitaine 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.55 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
06-Mar 15.30 Southwell Malapie 2.00 3.50 3.25 2.64 WON £ 100.00 £ 90.00 £ 62.32
07-Mar 14.00 Southwell Treaty Of Rome 2.00 6.00 5.50 6.44 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
08-Mar 20.45 Kempton Saleh 2.00 3.50 3.50 3.53 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
09-Mar 14.55 Wincanton Top Wood 3.00 5.50 5.00 7.60 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
10-Mar 19.45 Newcastle Dandilion 2.00 3.25 3.25 3.70 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
11-Mar 13.20 Sandown Zalvados 3.00 3.25 3.25 3.80 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
11-Mar 14.15 Hereford Southport 2.00 7.50 6.50 9.47 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
11-Mar 16.10 Sandown The Fresh Prince 2.00 5.50 6.00 5.81 LOST (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00) (£ 40.00)
14-Mar 13.30 Cheltenham Ballyandy 3.00 4.50 4.50 4.76 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)
14-Mar 16.10 Cheltenham Limini 3.00 2.63 2.63 2.92 LOST (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00) (£ 60.00)

You can download the complete results log for the trial by clicking here.

Summary

I summed this trial up last month as “unpredictable“.

I now think I was way too generous. A more accurate description would be: “volatile in the extreme”.

Just look at this performance graph:

Max Racing Tips - Performance

Max Racing Tips – Performance

It really has been the definitive rollercoaster ride.

And, I would suggest, this product is far too volatile for most of my readers.

I have, however, 26 bets to go until I reach my 200 bet target so I’ll be back with my closing thoughts then.

In the meantime, you can read more about Max Racing Tips here.

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