🏇 Another Racing Service Beating Both Betfair SP & Bookmakers – The Latest SBC Review!

The latest SBC Tipster Review is out now featuring our deep-dive into the record of an Irish based racing expert with a profitable record with both bookmakers & Betfair SP.

The review explores how this tipster:

  • Provides simple & concise selections for Irish racing meetings
  • Requires a low workload to follow
  • Has a connected racing expert at the helm
  • Has made a 22.39% Return On Investment (ROI) to advised prices
  • Is also profitable on exchanges (with a 18.13% ROI on Betfair)

SBC Membership will grant you immediate access to this report alongside an exclusive discount for this excellent service. Another benefit of SBC Membership!

Detailed SBC Review

With account restrictions becoming an issue for more and more bettors, we are placing a larger focus on service performance on exchanges alongside the more traditional ‘advised prices’ with bookmakers.

Inside this report you will find a detailed analysis of this tipsters performance using both key metrics.

Price availability at certain intervals after release, drawdown analysis, Monte Carlo simulations and a plethora of other tools are used to give you the full picture of what to expect following this tipster in.

Plus you can save on the cost of joining the tipster in question – all thanks to the unique discounts we offer SBC members.

Instant access is a few clicks away

To get instant access to this report (and all of our other SBC Magazines and reviews) all that you need is an SBC Membership.

9 free tipsters, thousands of pounds worth of discounts, detailed bookmaker guides and a library of easy-to-follow guides are just some of the other benefits to membership as we continue to grow and find the very best tipsters, just for you!

No Foto Needed: His 26% ROI Edge @ Betfair SP & His Advice on Exchange Betting – Get In Now Before Price Rises

Hot on the heels of an excellent Cheltenham Festival and with his results at Betfair SP continuing to attract a lot of attention, I have news today on an upcoming price rise for the No Foto Needed racing service and how you can subscribe to him at the current cheaper rates he offers!

This is because from Friday the 31st March, the price to join his popular service and follow him in will be rising.

If however you join before 8pm that day, you will be able to lock in your subscription at the current low prices as long as you remain a member!

You can lock in your subscription now via this link: https://smartbettingclub.com/no-foto-needed/

Flat Out Success In Every Code

Despite the fact he made a 19.75 point profit over the Cheltenham Festival (with 22.53 points of profit at BSP), the expert behind No Foto Needed actually prefers betting and tipping on flat racing.

Historical records suggest that the upcoming season, which includes festivals at York, Goodwood and Royal Ascot, is a great time to access No Foto Needed’s advice.

Especially when you consider his record is profitable whether betting with bookmakers or at Betfair SP.

His Betfair SP results

With account restrictions for winning rife, much of our recent work around No Foto Needed’s results recording has concentrated on performance at the sharpest of prices, the Betfair Starting Price (or BSP).

Beating this line shows just how successful the service is as these figures demonstrate:

  • 1,665 bets have been advised since 2021
  • Profits stand at 650 points returning 61% on investment
  • This overall ROI is boosted by the service’s consistency as 2021 & 2022 had respective ROIs of 29% and 26.13%

A full bet-by bet record of No Foto Needed’s advice at BSP is available to view here and for those of you who prefer to use bookmakers, it’s excellent record at advised prices (16% ROI) can be viewed here.

How to get the best out of Betfair

To help with using Betfair in the most efficient way possible, the expert behind No Foto Needed has penned some advice on following his tips on the exchanges, which discusses:

  • When to place bets
  • Win prices and place markets
  • How bookmakers influence the prices on exchanges

Profits at BSP are over 10 percentage points higher than advised prices, meaning that this guidance could be invaluable in securing better returns when following.


With the publication of my results at Betfair SP attracting a fair amount of interest, I wanted to pen some thoughts on how best to approach how to place my bets on Betfair.

By now most of you who are either members or have been watching my service should have a proper opinion on how I do things.

I play a few well fancied horses and outsiders over the jumps but as we head into the flat season you will see me advise a lot more bets each way in big competitive handicaps especially on televised races on weekends. With that in mind I just want to chat about how to play these selections if YOU ARE STRUGGLING getting on with bookies online and need to use Betfair.

First of all, I`m sure you have all seen bookmakers trying to outdo one another with extra place races on any given day – and because I enjoy these concessions and try to narrow down these races to a selection I understand if you can`t get on with these extra place firms it can be very frustrating. (Although it’s important to state that I only settle bets where extra places are offered with a good number of firms – I am always trying to be as fair as possible with bet settlement).

Mindful of the increased ‘extra place races’, Betfair are now creating more and more place markets on these races matching-up with the firms. E.g during Cheltenham they had first 3, 4, 5 and even 6 place markets to mimic what the bookies were offering. So, if you are one of those unlucky punters that are forced to use only Betfair there is a positive way around this.

What the Betfair SP results help showcase is that the win part of my each way selection is nearly always bigger on Betfair than the bookmakers when I send my email out around 11.30am. The reason for this is because the bookmakers over round on that particular race is massively in their favour due to the extra places they are paying out. Therefore they have to keep the win price lower than it should be to cater for this and you might often find a 10/1 bet with a bookmaker is double that on Betfair to win.

One more important point to note is that the place market(s) on Betfair are quite weak early on and really only come into their own closer to the race.

So what I recommend is that you:

  1. Play the win part on the selection at the prices offered at 11.30am or BFSP (whichever you prefer – you can even split your stakes across both to get the best of both worlds)2. Then if you can closer to the time of the race, click on the place market (usually the 4 or 5 place market depending what I advise in the morning) and play the horse in that market because the liquidity should be there at that point. You will often find the place price closer to the race will be similar to what the bookies are offering especially in very competitive races.3. If you can’t get the place bets on closer to the race, then you can simply request Betfair SP. You can also again split stakes between multiple place markets – for example first 4 and first 5 if you like.

Best of luck!’

No Foto Needed

Sign up now – Price rises are coming!

The cost of No Foto Needed memberships will be increasing on March the 31st, leaving you with just over one week to secure your subscription.

Please note that the subscription fee that you pay will remain constant for the life of your membership, making it inflation-proof, ‘success-proof’ and any other proof!

No Foto Needed is exclusively available through the SBC and members can save up to £40 on the current subscription fees (which will rise on the 31st March!)

Our No Foto Needed page has extra information about the service and I am always happy to answer any questions so please get in touch if you have any queries!



Navigating The Tipster World Profitably – What My Betting Has Taught Me (And How It Can Help You)

What is the point of a tipster? Profit on paper or in the punter’s pocket?
Prices, timing, account restrictions and the realities of betting on tips.


I’m Josh, an SBC member and full-time punter. In addition to my own racing betting, I use tipsters to diversify my income alongside doing some work for Pete at the SBC. 

Here, I am trying to write about tipsters from a follower’s perspective. Hopefully, I can provide some insight by referencing my own betting experiences and discussing the tipping industry as I see it. To begin with, I write about things as they are at first glance, with the mechanics of tipping and following being the main point of discussion. The ‘Elephant In The Room’ may make a lot of these observations moot, but it is only fair to take all involved at face value.

Naivete starting out: taking early prices

My interest in horse racing betting became more serious when ‘working from home’ was becoming the way of things in 2020. Like many, I had so much more spare time; no travel to and from work, less socialising and a general challenge to fill the day with something stimulating and meaningful.

With bookmaker shutters down, I armed myself with every sign up offer and tranche of free bets available on the Oddschecker grid and set about honing a model to become consistently profitable. Blogs, books, interviews, podcasts, ‘market watching’, tipster records and even academic papers were some of the resources I used. 

I settled on speed figures and sectional timing to gain my primary edge (numbers in a spreadsheet were just too hard to resist!). I used them alongside some traditional yardsticks such as the ground, track form, stall/track biases and video analysis whilst relying less on others such as raw form figures, weight, stable form and comments from trainers.

It quickly became evident that specialisation was key. Modelling and small stakes betting suggested my system worked best with flat races under a mile (with all weather tracks providing superior results). So, this is what I focused on – off I went.

I would study and place my bets during the evening before the day’s racing and then follow the results as they came in. Most accounts were profitable, some were hovering around the breakeven mark and a few were losing as variance played out from week to week. But then, something strange happened.


My dream of buying a stately home in the country, leaving a huddle of bookmakers destitute and sharing a bottle of super-strength cider under a bridge, was… over.

The confusing element at the time was that there seemed to be no correlation between my ‘profit & loss performance’ and being restricted. Even the losing accounts started to offer maximum bets of obscure amounts under a pound.

Bet365 were one of the few firms polite enough to inform me of restrictions

After finding a new topic to research, It became apparent that two other factors were influencing the bookmaker’s actions – the timing of the bets and consistently taking prices that beat the SP.

Knowing what I know now, I was incredibly naïve. Beating early prices by taking advantage of ‘ricks’ or studying races in detail before the rest of the market might have been good for my ego, but was irrelevant if taking an early price wasn’t an option. There was no point in ‘being right’ if it didn’t pay.

How does this relate to tipsters?

I use my personal experience as an introduction due to being reminded of that time when reading others’ observations of tipsters, their price recording and what their general role in the betting ecosystem is.

The SBC produced a Twitter thread discussing an element of it here, Quentin Franks wrote an article that referenced  it here, Luke Paton has provided his thoughts throughout his ‘Pro Punting’ series (including here) and there have been some heated debates on social media about tipsters taking stand out prices in early markets with low levels of liquidity.

Sporting Life golf tipster Ben Coley had a lengthy Twitter debate with professional punter and bookmaker Anthony Kaminskas about his record and taking early/standout prices

The truth is that every case is different. 

Most reputable tipsters with large follower bases (such as Hugh Taylor and Andy Holding in horse racing or Ben Coley and Steve Palmer in golf) have them for a reason. They are excellent judges with long-term records of profitability, demonstrating a tangible edge. They provide free tips that are available to all – there is an inevitability that the weight of money that results from their selections will move markets.

In addition to the well known names, there are countless others putting up fantastic numbers year after year on lesser known platforms, with many charging their customers. This group has expertise that is often just as impressive, but they provide selections for more obscure markets, don’t ‘sell’ themselves well, limit their member numbers or are less popular due to charging a subscription fee.

Some less scrupulous ‘tipsters’ have no such expertise, quoting mythical prices that are long gone before the follower gets there, solely relying on the ‘sea of blue’ on Oddschecker or claiming to have inside information that on closer inspection, amounts to guessing.

Finally, there are the relative newcomers to the tipping world who are benefitting (or suffering, depending on how you look at it) from what Joseph Buchdahl has referred to as tipster ‘survivorship bias’. They have hit some positive variance and, believing that their luck is skill, are convinced that the good times will continue. Once their number of bets increases to become more statistically significant, they won’t.

Despite the importance of making these distinctions, the honesty and integrity of the tipster (or the service they provide) is almost immaterial. As followers, before we even consider that, we have to ask ‘What is the point of a tipster?’

There can be more than one answer, but for the purpose of this discussion, I will simply assume that they are there to provide profitable tips for their followers. This sounds straightforward, but after looking twice, it is anything but.

‘On paper’ vs practical betting

Tipsters are often asked this question and a common answer is that their job is to find selections with a positive expected value (or EV), quote prices and communicate this, often with some reasoning or insight, to their followers. The implication here is that anything that happens after that has nothing to do with them. They have no control over the market or over what other people or organisations do. Their job is done.

On the face of it this sounds reasonable, but it has little utility in the real world.

The first reason for this is price sensitivity. With even modest volumes of money being placed on the same selections (and more often than not, into illiquid markets), followers will be lucky to get close to the quoted price before it collapses. A tipster can have an edge of 20% to their recorded prices but if said prices contract by 20% or more minutes after release, are they providing any kind of service for people looking to follow them in?

The second, and more serious problem arises if followers do get the prices. Bookmakers are sensitive to these bets and will restrict or close accounts that place too many of them. If following a tipster results in not being able to place a bet on their selections (or any others) moving forward, are they providing something of value? 

If these are the realities of following any given tipster, I would argue not.

A better way

In fairness, this is a conundrum for those involved. Tipsters with the largest followings. who provide their work for ‘free’, are victims of their own success. Impressive historical records and prominent platforms mean that their advice will always result in large volumes of bets being placed on the same selections. Prices will contract. To compound this, there is also evidence that bookmakers will watch out for their bets being released and cut prices before taking too much money on them and risking excess exposure. 

Despite this, there are things they could and should do to provide a more sustainable service for their followers. 

Firstly, they could wait longer for markets to mature before releasing their selections. Examples of this could be waiting until 10 or 11am before releasing daily horse racing tips or until Wednesdays before releasing golf tips for a Thursday start.

The reason for this being a net positive for their followers predominantly relates to exchanges. Liquidity on these platforms increase as events draw nearer and waiting longer would have two substantial benefits. Firstly, followers would have an alternative outlet to place their bets if they didn’t want to (or couldn’t) use bookmakers.

Secondly, the bookmakers, who increasingly use Betfair et al to inform so much of their own pricing, would be less sensitive about taking bets. The extra liquidity and market activity up to that point would provide them with a level of reassurance, especially if their prices were not ‘stand out’ or a vehicle to provide an arbing opportunity for players who like to operate that way. 

The nature of markets becoming more efficient as any given event draws nearer means that the EV (Expected Value) of selections would most likely fall if they did this. The ‘ricks’ or ‘low-hanging fruit’ would already be taken. Despite this, these tipsters’ track records and demonstrable edges suggest that they have a superior understanding of the market and could still be profitable, albeit to a lesser degree. The example of a 20% edge referenced above may well drop to 10 or 12%, but if the contraction fell to less than that then these tipsters would be providing more overall value to the majority of their followers.

Another option for this group could be to revise their advice, with an emphasis on avoiding stand out prices. A policy of ‘odds availability at three major bookmakers on Oddschecker’ or a ‘no lower’ guide for pricing and recording would again decrease EV, but would provide a more realistic opportunity for followers to get bets down. With stakes being placed across different operators, liabilities would be spread more evenly, making large price contractions or account issues for taking prices less likely. 

Some of the most successful tipsters have tried some of these ideas to no avail. Bookmakers react and even pay for subscriptions to tipster services and use the analysis to alter their own pricing.

The question that the tipster and we, as followers, have to ask here is what do we want from the interaction? Quick price grabbing, beating the SP and (most likely) profiting are all great in the short term but, as discussed above, have consequences for future betting. 

Would you rather take a lower return in exchange for a more sustainable service? Would you rather have a ROI of 20% that lasts 3 months or a ROI of 10% that lasts 3 years?

An example of good practice: Punting Pointers

As I stated above, every case is different, but there are ‘headline’ tipsters in major publications who are doing things a little differently to provide extra value for their followers.

Punting Pointers, a daily horse racing tipping column in Sporting Life written by the duo of David Massey and Rory Delargy, is one such service.

An example of Punting Pointers advice from 15/12/22

Tips are released later than most (typically after 10am each day and at 11am for their ‘Members Extra’ selections on Saturdays and Sundays), with slight nuances to help their readers.

Selections are often provided with price alternatives e.g. ‘General’ if the price is available across the board or with precise options e.g. 11/1 4plc (SkyBet), 12/1 3plc (Bet365, Paddy Power). If a drift is expected, horses will even be advised at SP (or BSP). 

To help further, minimum prices are provided to indicate a level where the selection stops being a value proposition.

The column also highlights horses that the duo considered but haven’t selected (with reasoning). This provides an extra level of insight and betting opportunity for those who want them e.g. ‘We liked X but he has been backed in overnight. We would only get involved at 8/1’.

All of this is accompanied by not only sound explanations for their selections, but a commentary on how they think races will play out, contextualising the value that they feel they have found.

The differences between the Punting Pointers column and some other widely read free tipster write-ups may well be small, but the follower is clearly at the centre of what they do – they employ simple practices that would be beneficial to followers of all services if they were common.

What are other expert tipsters doing?

For clarity, all of the tipster services referenced in the last section are ‘free’ (we will come to why the word ‘free’ is not always what it seems later on). 

Tipsters who charge their customers have an altogether different relationship with the people who follow them in. This is a two-way transaction – expectations are understandably higher. In their professional lives, these tipsters have one, clearly defined role – make profits for their subscribers.

There is an inevitability that the financial transaction affects how these tipsters operate. If they quote unattainable prices, are disingenuous in their record keeping or make selections that limit (or end) their followers’ ability to get bets on, their model will not work – people will not pay for it. The service would become obsolete if it had no sustainability. 

As a result, there are innovations from these services that help both potential and current followers, providing examples of good practice along the way. Some, like membership caps, pure exchange betting or requests to avoid Betfair for a set period after bet release are all useful, but are not realistic for wider use in the tipping industry. 

But some are.

What you see is what you get

Transparency is the most obvious common feature that the best paid services share. There is a clarity about what to expect, helping prospective followers to decide if the service is suitable for them. Don’t have bookmaker accounts? Not for you. Can’t get bets on relatively quickly? Won’t work. Want low volatility? Sorry, our average price is 20/1 and we have long losing runs.

The SBC have detailed analysis to aid potential followers before purchasing a subscription. This table helps readers to narrow down their search by presenting the realities of following any Premium Racing tipster.

This is a massive help. There are literally thousands of potential sources of tips to choose from – knowing what to expect before investment (in time or money) streamlines choosing the right one.

Another feature is the analysis provided alongside past records. Users can assess performance by different metrics. Return On Investment (ROI), Return On Capital (ROC), points profit and returns at BSP are some of the simpler ones; drawdowns, P-Values, odds availability after certain intervals, Monte Carlo simulations and volatility are some more complex measurements. 

If you observe most widely read tipsters, you will normally see points profit and, if you’re lucky, ROI. Without extra context, this provides next to nothing. Points profit might well stand at 150pts – impressive, right? Well it’s not if the profit is reliant on a 500/1 winner with the rest of the record being terrible. ROI could be 50% – have you found the best tipster in the history of the world? Maybe, but not if returns are reliant on one bet winning or a very small sample.

In another example of ‘good practice’ from the free tipping world, Daryl Carter of www.gg.co.uk produced an extremely detailed report on his 2022 performance & how this will shape his plans moving forward. It is well worth a read and can be viewed here. Daryl has also provided similar updates after each calendar month in 2023.

By incorporating even the most basic of wider metrics, followers can quite quickly ascertain the quality of a service and its suitability for their betting, helping them to sort through the seemingly infinite pool of sources to choose the right punting advice for them.

Two common themes I would like to return to here are timing and price. As referenced when discussing the relative outlier, Punting Pointers, there are practices in the ‘paid’ tipping industry that could quite easily be employed by tipsters across the board. Minimum prices, an avoidance of stand out prices, a consideration for how mature the market is, recording without Best Odds Guaranteed and an acknowledgement of exchanges are some and they are all positives that could enhance services with relatively little adjustment.

Seeing some of these basic, easy to employ practices become ‘norms’ within the tipping world could happen overnight. They take little or no time, are easy to understand and can be presented alongside tips as they are without issue. Why they are not common is what we as followers have to try to work out.

The Elephant In The Room: Motivations

Above, I roughly categorised tipsters into four groups:

  1. The most popular ‘free tipsters’
  2. The ‘other’ experts (most of whom charge)
  3. The ‘less scrupulous’
  4. The ‘survivors’

After observing all four, I would only accuse the third group of doing anything untoward. 

Despite this, we have to consider more than just the motivations of those who write the content. 

This section has little to do with the tipster, but more to do with the organisations they work for, how they are funded and what their motivations are.

Oddschecker, At The Races, The Racing Post, Betfair and Sporting Life are a handful of the larger ‘hosts’ for tipsters. Away from a few laudable exceptions, they don’t employ many of the most basic best practices for tipping discussed above. Why?

The answer may well be that they can’t. Their income doesn’t come directly from you, the end user. It predominantly comes from advertising, affiliate deals and tie-ups with bookmakers. Some of them are even owned by bookmakers (either entirely or in part). 

Your eyes, clicks and data are what is for sale here, not tips

Could an Oddshcecker tipster recommend a minimum price considering that the main feature of their website is comparing odds and clicking through to bet on the best one available? 

Are Racing Post tipsters likely to recommend the Betfair Starting Price (or BSP) for horses that they think will be undervalued in the market at the off without an incentive for their publication?

Would any of these publications consider a later release time for tips to provide better value for followers if that meant a smaller pool of visitors to their websites?

The obvious answer to each of these questions is ‘no’. 

This is not a criticism of any of these organisations as they, like all of us, are acting in their own self-interests, trying to maximise their income. The key thing to consider here is that factoring motivations into our search for sources of tips is key. 

What is the point of a tipster?

Above, I settled on a simple answer to the question ‘What is the point of a tipster?’, stating that they should provide profitable tips for their followers.

If we revisit my early betting and imagine that I was a tipster would I, a relative novice. have been providing profitable tips? On paper yes – if you were quick, for a short amount of time and at the cost of removing your ability to use your bookmaker accounts. 

On paper does not mean reality. 

When we consider tipsters, we should look for more.

After reading through hundreds (if not thousands!) of tipster records and write-ups, I would suggest that two features – a sensible timing of tip release and an avoidance of stand-out prices should be the bare minimum.

Others, such as drawdown analysis, price changes after certain intervals, value on exchanges and volatility should all be considered based on our individual motivations as followers.

In conclusion, I would like to add the words realistic and sustainable to the answer I have given to the question What is the point of a tipster?’. It is still a simple answer, but it helps us to avoid those that won’t make us profit in the long-term. 

Is the SBC walking the walk?

This is by no means an advert for the Smart Betting Club as I found (and still use) many sources of information that are independent of the SBC before I had joined as a member and started doing work here.

Despite this, recent projects and SBC reports make it quite clear about how these practices are viewed by the SBC when assessing tipsters for members:

  • Some tipsters have been removed from the ‘SBC Hall Of Fame’ due to their tip release time
  • Other tipsters have had proofing terminated after taking ridiculous stand-out prices or refusing to acknowledge results that needed to be altered on their records
  • Newer tipping services are adopting many recommended policies such as ‘3 bookmakers on Oddschecker’ odds availability, ‘fair odds recording’ for tips that quickly contract in price and membership caps to provide the best value for members

These are just some of the things that are needed to sort ‘the wheat from the chaff’ in this unregulated and often illusory industry. Hopefully, they, like the basics argued for above, will become the norm over time.




Edwards Tips: Yet Another NEW Quality Tipster Uncovered In Latest SBC Review

To help SBC members get 2023 off to a flyer, we recently published an extremely detailed review of a new Hall Of Fame service: Edwards Tips, which is run by ex snooker professional, Craig Edwards.

Craig’s service is a hidden gem – a verified 26.42% ROI from nearly 9,000 bets770.41pts profit since inception, selections in untapped markets and with an option to follow on the exchanges – what more could you ask for?


Profitable tipping across two sports for 4 years is remarkable in and of itself, but Edwards Tips has other features that contribute towards its Hall Of Fame status.

  • Also makes a profit at ‘minimum odds’ of 7.11% ROI compared to the 26.42% ROI at advised prices, so you know this is not a service just scraping top prices like some unscrupulous tipsters.
  • Constantly review the usability of the service with price sensitivity and keeping bookmaker accounts in mind
  • Choose markets carefully – snooker match betting and untapped golf markets provide solidlow-volatility selections alongside more speculative bets in the outright markets
  • Provide regular clear communication to subscribers with bet advice, guidance and a real understanding of bookmakers and the betting markets that Craig specialises in.


In Edwards Tips, we also have another example of the benefits of SBC membership!

Not only can you read our detailed review and analysis of the service in this special 15 page PDF but you can also get a massive discount on Craig’s service as an SBC member.

That is because Craig is offering all SBC members a 20% discount on annual subscriptions and 10% discount on 3 and 6 month subscriptions with him.

If taking up the annual option, that 20% discount is a saving of £54 just for being an SBC member!

(Especially good value when you realise that’s more than the cost of joining SBC in the first place!)

You can read the full Edwards Tips Review and access your discount immediately by signing up to full SBC membership.

Top Racing Tipster, Quentin Franks Is Joining SBC!

World cup heartache for England? Harry and Meghan’s Netflix documentary? Nuclear fusion energy?

All of those news headlines pale in comparison to this – top racing tipster, Quentin Franks is bringing his racing service to the SBC!

Quentin’s revamped service will launch on January 6th 2023 with a cap on membership numbers and a commitment to improve odds availability for those following him in every day.


Quentin is one of the most respected names in the tipping industry for good reason:

  • Every year of Quentin’s 9 year record has been profitable
  • His service has made 1,942 points profit to date with a 15.77% ROI
  • Quentin Franks Racing has a 971% Return On Capital (ROC) since it’s inception


Quentin’s service will launch in early January on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis as part of a revamp to vastly improve odds availability for those subscribing.

So if this intrigues you, please declare your interest here by subscribing to Quentin’s information list and we will be in touch when it launches in January.


Quentin is the latest signing to our SBC Racing section and builds on a fantastic year in 2022 with positive results contributing towards a lifetime profit of £316,715 to advised stakes with a ROI of 10.7%.

With exceptional services like Quentin Franks Racing on board, we are sure that our racing stable has something for everyone.

We discuss volatility, time requirements, exchange only options, price sensitivity and so much more on our SBC Racing page, helping you to find the right service for your needs.

16.9% ROI with Bookies or 28.03% ROI at Betfair SP? Pick the racing tipster that suits you

Today sees the release of the latest SBC Magazine – Issue 132, in which we profile two profitable horse racing tipsters who both have consistent ROI’s above 15%, fair and transparent odds quoting and outstanding customer service.

With options for making a profit with bookmakers, Betfair SP and in the live Betfair market, there is also something for everyone here!

If you are looking to start following a racing tipster (or add another to your portfolio), then you can read both reviews in full by subscribing here.

Review 1 Key Points:

  • Explores the industry insider tipster service with a Return On Investment of 17.77% from 1,441 tips to fair bookmaker odds
  • At Betfair SP prices, the ROI rises to 28.03% – suggesting a clear edge there!
  • Includes more data and analysis on further angles for profit in the live Betfair market
  • 3-4 tips each day into mature markets with detailed write ups
  • Our odds tracking suggests a fair odds policy that means that you can match (or beat!) the recommended prices

Review 2 Key Points:

  • Tackles the SBC Hall of Fame service with over 10 years of profitable tips
  • The Tipster has hit A 16.9% Return On Investment (ROI) from over 5,000 selections
  • Exploring the varying subscription options, including one where you don’t pay until you have hit a profit target
  • Full odds tracking study highlights fair odds policy and who the service is suitable for – bookmaker players only.



To read SBC 132 (and all of our back catalogue of SBC magazines) you will require Smart Betting Club membership. Quarterly, Bi-Annual and Annual memberships are available here and with so many verified and profitable tipsters available on the site, this is the perfect time to sign up!

All subscriptions come with a make money guarantee and other benefits that include:

  • Full access to all of our independent SBC publications and reviews of services
  • Access to 8 free verified tipsters who publish regular advice from a diverse set of sports
  • Discounts for numerous tipsters, including some of those from our famous ‘Hall Of Fame’
  • Tailored advice that meets your betting needs with practical help and guides

Subscribe now for instant access!

One of the very best horse racing tipsters – New SBC review you won’t want to miss!

Like the words ‘genius’, ‘World class’ and ‘greatest’, the word ‘shrewd’ is used too much in the racing and tipster worlds. I use it sparingly and only in circumstances like today when describing the man who is covered in the very latest in-depth SBC Tipster Review.

I am talking about an SBC Hall Of Fame veteran of 7 years that ticks the following boxes:

  • A service that has racked up 5,000 bets over the last decade with a 16.9% return on investment (ROI);
  • A service that is profitable year after year, in all race codes and at all odds ranges
  • A service ranges that records results fairly and provides excellent customer service;
  • A service that has seen a 694% return on capital (ROC) since 2013.

I would go so far as to say that this tipster is one of the very best horse racing judges I have had the pleasure of monitoring since launching the Smart Betting Club in 2006. I, and so many SBC members, cannot recommend his service highly enough.

So when I say ‘shrewd’ – I think that is fully justified in this instance!

For those of you interested in learning more, SBC is releasing our full in-depth report on the service today with odds analysis, historical records, detailed data breakdowns, customer service insights and so much more.

You can read it, in full, with a Smart Betting Club membership.

With membership, you will unlock independent analysis on this tipster and hundreds more alongside practical resources, insight articles, ‘Pro Betting’ guidance and interviews that can improve your betting and boost your profits.

















Can you make a profit using inside information? We put this racing tipster to the test

The very latest tipster review from my team and I at the Smart Betting Club has just been published – where we have taken a detailed look at a fascinating ‘information’ based racing tipster service.

This tipster claims usage of a ‘network of stable insiders’ and access to ‘inside information’ as a source for bets that produced an impressive 16.89% ROI from over 2,200 bets.

Although we approach such claims with a fair amount of healthy skepticism, it became clear over our lengthy reviewing and proofing period that they do have a special relationship with certain yards.

Of course not every bet they advise wins but more than enough to build up the impressive set of results since June 2020 as per the table and graph below:


One of the issues with access to ‘information’ is how the betting market reacts when a lot of money is placed for a certain horse, especially when tipped up by this service.

To answer this question, we ran our standard odds tracking analysis, which although noting movement within the first 60 minutes after a bet was advised, did also did uncover that taking some bets on the Betting Exchanges was a viable alternative.

This is because in numerous instances, the odds did rebound after the initial burst of market support and in this review we have full analysis on performance and profits not only at Betfair SP but in the Live Betfair market too.

For example, we were able to match 81% of the advised bets against Betfair SP and SP with the following breakdown of profits:

To explain further, these bets would have made a 16.79% ROI at advised prices, yet a 12.02% ROI at Betfair SP with the average odds being larger at 7.81 Betfair SP vs 7.16 at advised.

In the review itself, we outline more on not only using Betfair SP but our live market analysis and the optimal time to place these bets on the Betfair exchange if using such an approach.

Providing full advice and guidance on how best to follow whether it be with bookmakers or on Betfair.


Best of all, SBC members currently enjoy a huge 33% discount on their first purchase to this service in an exclusive deal.

The savings work out as below – with both the 6 and 12 month discount more than the cost of joining SBC for 3 months!

  • 1 month – non-SBC member £29.00 – SBC member’s rate £19.43, saving £9.57
  • 3 months – non-SBC member £69.00 – SBC member’s rate £46.23, saving £22.77
  • 6 months – non-SBC member £129.00 – SBC member’s rate £86.43, saving £42.57
  • 12 months – non-SBC member £239.00 – SBC member’s rate £160.13, saving £78.87



You can read our extensive analysis and insight into this racing tipster service in the 11-page PDF review now available to Smart Betting Club members.

Membership also comes with full access to all our past and future tipster reviews, reports and much more besides!

And of course, the ability to take up the special 33% discount code on this service, which is available to SBC members only too.

Subscribe here and take your betting to the next level

Real life betting stories: How one member made €1.012,24 last month with this recommended tipster

Back in SBC Issue 129 we published a very detailed review of the Tennis Tipster service, Winner Odds and its safe to say its been very well received by SBC members.

Including one shrewd member who made a €1.012,24 profit last month following the service (and all from a €1000 starting bank).

After he posted a tweet about his success, I asked him if he minded sharing a little bit more about his experience with Winner Odds and he was happy to answer my questions below.

If you are interested in this service, then you can read an exclusive 19 page review in SBC 129 and a €50 discount offer on Winner Odds as a Smart Betting Club Member.


When did you start with Winner Odds and what made you signup to their service? 

I signed up on 27th of July 2022. I already read about WinnerOdds some time ago, but wasn’t really sure to try it, because of the high monthly fee. After reading your new review (SBC Issue 129) I really wanted to try it and signed up with your €50 discount code.

How much have you made during your first month with them? 

In my first month I made a profit of 1.012,24€ from a 1.000€ bankroll dedicated to WinnerOdds.

You have taken a high volume of bets – how many times do you go online to place bets in an average day?

I login to WinnerOdds whenever a Telegram alert comes in. I think about 10-15 times per day. Sometimes when odds are released I have multiple games to place at once.

How about bookmakers. Which firms have you used to place your bets? 

My main bookmaker is bet365 who I have placed the greatest volume of bets with – I would say about 2/3rds of my bets so far. Other bookmakers I use are Interwetten, Bwin, and 10bet. I’m from Austria and sometime when I have the time i check some local bookies like tipico, tipp3 or admiral manually too. If I lived in a different country I might have more bookmaker options.

Have you placed any on the Betfair Exchange or with Pinnacle? 

Not yet, this will be my next step. I already opened an account with a brokerage firm (because Pinnacle and Betfair Exchange have no license in Austria) to use them, but I have not placed any bets yet.

Have you experienced any issues with bookmaker restrictions or closures because of your success?

I have small restrictions with Interwetten on ITF tournaments where I’m sometimes only allowed to place about 50-60€. Not all games though. No other restrictions yet elsewhere.

What is your overall impression of the WinnerOdds service and who would you recommend it to?

I’m very surprised how simple and easy everything works and the results are really impressive. I’m already excited how the next weeks and month will be and which challenges will come (Bookmaker restrictions etc) – at the moment it is almost too good to be true!

I I would recommend it to everybody who has the chance to use his mobile through out the day. I think it is essential to have the telegram alerts turned on to get the best results. And volume is key for value-betting!

Real-Life Experience Of Making It Pay

So there you go – real life, first hand experience of just one of the very many tipster services we rate and recommend to SBC members and the success it has brought.

If you want to learn more about Winner Odds and more tipsters just like that, then be sure to take up a Smart Betting Club membership.

Download SBC 129 and the entire SBC Back Catalogue of Reviews, Reports & More with a SBC Membership.


  • Review based on several years actively using and monitoring Winner Odds Tips
  • Explore our own real-life results and how we made €5678.49 over 2336 bets using Winner Odds
  • Detailed ‘average user’ results based on bets logged by all Winner Odds customers with an ROI of 5.61% since 2016.
  • Explore the strong betting bank growth stats and staking analysis for optimal returns
  • Full rundown on how the service works include how to customise it to the bookmakers you have available
  • Monte-carlo simulation results
  • Exclusive €50 SBC member discount on the cost of joining Winner Odds
  • Insight into its profitability at all odds ranges including its potency backing at very short odds!

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A new betting review with a twist – The Smart Betting Club examined!

For something a little different today, I wanted to highlight a new independent review that you might want to check out.

Its a little different as instead of us doing the reviewing, this time its the other way round.

The Tennis tipster, Winner Odds has put together their own, unique review of the Smart Betting Club service, which you can now read over at this link.

Its a genuine, first-hand review of the service from Miguel Figueres, the brains behind Winner Odds on the Smart Betting Club service and benefits of membership.


Just to be clear as well – this review was written exclusively by Miguel with no input or influence by us at SBC.

The first I knew of the review was on Wednesday when it was published and that’s the way I feel content like this should be. Written by a user with no financial incentive or undue influence to write something positive.

Miguel is not an SBC affiliate and will make no money should anyone decide to join us.

Just like our own independent review approach to examining tipsters

Yes we rate his service highly but have done for years and we are not the only one. This testimonial from one SBC member outlined how they had made $15,562.41 using Winner Odds in just 6 months recently)

So please do go check out the review if interested in learning more on what we do at the Smart Betting Club.