11.18% ROI, nearly 100 points profit and profitable on exchanges!

All by following one of the country’s leading tipsters!

Tom Segal is one of the most well-known and respected judges in racing. For over two decades his ‘Pricewise’ column has guided followers to profits by selecting horses at value prices.

Despite this success, we all know that there are issues with following tipsters like Tom in such as:

  • Drastic price cuts with bookmakers on the tips he puts up (especially immediately after its advised)
  • Little or no exchange liquidity when bets are advised
  • The need for ‘copy’ to be written and tips advised even when a ‘no bet’ message would be preferred.
  • Long losing runs given preference for larger priced horses

Pricewise with PCB

All of the above and more are reasons why many smart punters feel unable to use tipsters like Tom.

That is until we introduced our solution – Pricewise with PCB.

This service uses a series of filters to curate Tom Segal’s tips, making it easier to follow with bookmakers and even with exchanges!

Run by the professional punter Paul Chandler-Burns, it filters Tom’s bets by

  • Using a more blended staking strategy to reflect different confidence levels
  • Employing each-way/place betting to smooth out variance
  • Filtering bets using data such as RPRs (Racing Post Ratings) and Paul’s own expertise as a professional bettor
  • Adding in PCB’s own bets


Results To Date

It’s fair to say that this curated strategy has been extremely successful.

Since the start of 2022, Tom Segal’s column has had a difficult period, with a small loss over a 514 bet sample if taking ALL of his bets.

Despite this, Pricewise with PCB has recorded a 12.41% ROI over the same time period, outperforming the standard service by over 20 percentage points as you can see below.

This is in line with our proofing period that dates back to 2021, with an overall ROI of 11.18%!

This performance is not just confined to bookmakers either. Results at the Betfair Starting Price (or BSP) are also strong with a 9.49% ROI being reflected in a healthy looking P&L graph.

Learn more & sign up

After 2 years and 4 months of supplying these tips for free to SBC members, Pricewise with PCB is now available to all for a membership fee.

Best of all there is a 10% earlybird discount for those of you subscribing before the 10th June 2023.

You can learn more about Pricewise with PCB by visiting the service’s SBC page.

Here, you will find detailed analysis, a deeper explanation of the service’s edge and a bet-by-bet record so that you can assess the data in greater detail.

Pricewise with PCB joins 6 other members of our SBC Racing stable.

New SBC Podcast interview with betting professional, Paul Chandler-Burns

The latest SBC podcast episode is out now and features an interview with betting professional, Paul Chandler-Burns on his many years working in the industry.

You can listen to this episode now via Apple / Spotify / Google / YouTube and all other major podcast directories (search Smart Betting Club)

Paul’s time as a full-time bettor saw him take advantage of edges in football ante-post markets, entertainment and reality TV betting markets (and the inside information that so often flowed in them) as well as golf and horse racing.

These days, Paul combines his unique work as an entertainer on cruise ships with betting mostly on horse racing where he uses the Pricewise column and tips from Tom Segal as a starting point and guide to find excellent value in many of the big racing meetings and events.

By filtering through the bets Tom puts up, he is able to make a good return in these highly liquid markets – including via the Free SBC service ‘Pricewise with PCB‘ which has made in excess of 13% ROI since it began last year.

Paul also discusses his usage of independent bookmakers, including a few that happily will lay a bet on sports like horse racing and the convenience they bring.

All told its fascinating insight into a lifetime working in the betting world, the importance of evolving what you bet on as the industry changes and profitable angles to take advantage of in the modern betting world.

PRICEWISE WITH PCB

As an SBC member, you can enjoy access to an optimised version of Tom Segal’s Pricewise tips, as curated by Paul Chandler-Burns.

Since inception, over the course of 322 bets, this unique service has made 65.09 points profit @ 13.69% ROI.

You can read more on this service at the Pricewise with PCB page and also explore all the results as advised here.

PCB's Betting Week – 22nd July

It is often said that the quickest route to the poorhouse is to chase your losses backing unraced two year old horses on their debuts. It is a good point well made, but that doesn’t mean you should dismiss inexperienced thoroughbreds entirely.

It is well known that the biggest improvement that these youngsters make comes with their second run and I’ve lost count of the times I’ve made a profit from following the hype when a highly rated flop first time out reappears on the racetrack.

The way to uncover these hidden gems is through scouring the forecast prices in your morning paper and looking for horses that have been listed with a projected price of 8/1 – 10/1 in the morning only to be gambled into 4/1 or less by race time.

There is a great example of this angle today in the form of Police force in Ascot’s 245 today. After a moderate first run I’d have expected this one to be quoted at 10/1+. However it has been gambled today and could well be nearer 4/1 by the off. Someone is clearly happy to ignore the first run, taking the view that the horse has greatly improved for its debut and when you see that happening I think it is an angle you should always take notice of. This is one occasion where the market is clearly giving you a big hint and this is a strategy you can use again and again.

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PCB’s Betting Week – 22nd July

It is often said that the quickest route to the poorhouse is to chase your losses backing unraced two year old horses on their debuts. It is a good point well made, but that doesn’t mean you should dismiss inexperienced thoroughbreds entirely.

It is well known that the biggest improvement that these youngsters make comes with their second run and I’ve lost count of the times I’ve made a profit from following the hype when a highly rated flop first time out reappears on the racetrack.

The way to uncover these hidden gems is through scouring the forecast prices in your morning paper and looking for horses that have been listed with a projected price of 8/1 – 10/1 in the morning only to be gambled into 4/1 or less by race time.

There is a great example of this angle today in the form of Police force in Ascot’s 245 today. After a moderate first run I’d have expected this one to be quoted at 10/1+. However it has been gambled today and could well be nearer 4/1 by the off. Someone is clearly happy to ignore the first run, taking the view that the horse has greatly improved for its debut and when you see that happening I think it is an angle you should always take notice of. This is one occasion where the market is clearly giving you a big hint and this is a strategy you can use again and again.

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PCB’s Betting Week – 15th July

If we are to take a lesson from a very low key sporting week it is that patience is really has to be one of the key betting virtues.

As punters we all want to win every week and see the bank balance ticking upwards. When there’s nothing doing we want to force the pace and when results don’t fall our way we want to tinker and change things because we believe we must be doing something wrong. Learning from mistakes is important, and something we should never shy away from, but drawing wrong conclusions either from insufficient evidence or from a diet of poor betting fare is a fault we all inherently have.

The key thing to remember about your betting is to remember that if your approach was the right thing to do a week ago, or a month ago, it is probably still the right thing to do now.

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PCB's Betting Week – 15th July

If we are to take a lesson from a very low key sporting week it is that patience is really has to be one of the key betting virtues.

As punters we all want to win every week and see the bank balance ticking upwards. When there’s nothing doing we want to force the pace and when results don’t fall our way we want to tinker and change things because we believe we must be doing something wrong. Learning from mistakes is important, and something we should never shy away from, but drawing wrong conclusions either from insufficient evidence or from a diet of poor betting fare is a fault we all inherently have.

The key thing to remember about your betting is to remember that if your approach was the right thing to do a week ago, or a month ago, it is probably still the right thing to do now.

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PCB’s Betting Week – 8th July

We all know that specialisation is the key to winning money betting but how do we know where we should best apply our energies?

That’s a question I’ve been giving some thought to not least because of a thought-provoking interview in the current SBC mag which is out today.

Ben Aitken is certainly someone with an impressive take on things. His service and blog Narrow The Field focuses on dosage theory – a kind of genetic Da Vinci Code. Like me, he believes that poor quality races are a minefield for punters where a winner can literally emerge simply for being slightly fitter than the others on the day.
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PCB's Betting Week – 8th July

We all know that specialisation is the key to winning money betting but how do we know where we should best apply our energies?

That’s a question I’ve been giving some thought to not least because of a thought-provoking interview in the current SBC mag which is out today.

Ben Aitken is certainly someone with an impressive take on things. His service and blog Narrow The Field focuses on dosage theory – a kind of genetic Da Vinci Code. Like me, he believes that poor quality races are a minefield for punters where a winner can literally emerge simply for being slightly fitter than the others on the day.
Continue reading

PCB’s Betting Week – 1st July

Why are footballers and jockeys so often unveiled as poor punters? It is a question that presents itself whenever one of their number is revealed as a chronic gambler or indeed, when they are asked to offer their lame opinions, off the cuff, as interviewees.

Being immersed in your chosen sport, you’d assume, would give you a massive betting edge but this is rarely the case. Sadly, the sporting world is full of ‘experts’ who can’t bet for all their inside knowledge. The simple reason is that a combination of too much information, irrational prejudices, poor discipline and a scant regard for the maths probabilities involved ensures that the odds always remain in the bookies’ favour. Indeed, tomorrow’s racing at Sandown offers a timely reminder that in betting, patience and methodical habits will often eclipse inside info or expert analysis as a source for finding winners.

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PCB's Betting Week – 1st July

Why are footballers and jockeys so often unveiled as poor punters? It is a question that presents itself whenever one of their number is revealed as a chronic gambler or indeed, when they are asked to offer their lame opinions, off the cuff, as interviewees.

Being immersed in your chosen sport, you’d assume, would give you a massive betting edge but this is rarely the case. Sadly, the sporting world is full of ‘experts’ who can’t bet for all their inside knowledge. The simple reason is that a combination of too much information, irrational prejudices, poor discipline and a scant regard for the maths probabilities involved ensures that the odds always remain in the bookies’ favour. Indeed, tomorrow’s racing at Sandown offers a timely reminder that in betting, patience and methodical habits will often eclipse inside info or expert analysis as a source for finding winners.

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