Racing-Index has been proofing tipster’s selections since 2005. There’s been a few tweaks here and there over the years, but by and large things have remained pretty much the same.
The biggest draw back, in recent years, to the way tips are proofed, is only being able to show results based upon Betfair Starting Price (BSP) rather than taking into account early prices and the bookmakers Best Odds Guaranteed (BOG) Prices. Unfortunately, with the proofing system being automated that information isn’t available to pull into the system.
From the 1st January we’ll be providing additional proofing for a handful of services. This will be run separately from the existing proofing section of Racing-Index.
Proofing will be done manually, with results updated from time to time via the blog and a soon to be launched Racing-Index YouTube Channel.
The aim is to better mirror the profit/loss that someone is likely to achieve, backing the selections via the bookmakers, rather than Betfair.
In addition to SP and BSP, performance will be shown based on BOG early prices, taking into account recommended staked points and will also be able to include enhanced place terms, bet multiples and ante post bets.
As we’ll be manually tracking the selections, initially it will only be possible to proof a limited number of services in this way. However if it proves a popular addition to the site, we’ll look to expand it further in future.
From the 1st January, we’ll be monitoring the following 6 services in this way:
- Bet Alchemist
- Tic Tac Tips
- Speculate 2 Accumulate – Place Spotter
- Northern Monkey Punter
- 2020 Racing – High Strike Rate
- Cheek Pieces
We’ll also be looking to review other betting services. These will be more short term reviews where we evaluate various tipsters, systems, ratings etc. To kick things off we’ll be looking at a few services that provide tips for free, to see if it possible to return a profit following free tips. I’ll confirm which service these are in the next couple of days.