Bookies Enemy No1 is new tipster service launched last year which having just taken a brief look at was immediately inclined to review in more detail. The guy at the helm is Gary Poole and although its relatively early days in his tipping career I do like the cut of his jib. I’ve read positive comments elsewhere and Gary’s site is a refreshingly BS free zone where he says this about his approach :
I focus on flat racing, both turf and the all-weather, and in simple terms my modus operandi is to review the re-runs of 100s of races and make notes on many of the horses, including detailed reasons why they may be of interest in the future runs.
I’m looking for horses that could have won with better luck, horses that showed that that they are improving and horses with above average turn of foot.
When these horses are entered to run again I refer to my notes and decide if the race conditions are suitable and if the available prices represent value then I get on.
By using this approach to find winners, and using my in depth knowledge of racing, plus also using my racing contacts and specialising in watching the markets of horses trained by stables that are renowned for major touches, I have become an annoyance to the bookmakers.
Over time I have had multiple accounts closed or restricted with many of them,and in excess of 50 accounts closed in total. They don’t call me Bookies Enemy No.1 for nothing!
The service is an email based service with the advice issued the day before racing to advised prices with “best odds guaranteed” bookies. This will be music to the ears for some and not so for others, obviously it will suit those not able to place bets in the mornings for example. However betting to anything like decent stakes in such early markets isn’t likely to make you a bookies friend especially if past results are anything to go by. Restrictions are a wider issue to be fair though and Gary also records profits to Befair SP, after commission, which is nice to see.
The write ups are thorough and again is exactly what you want to see from a tipster – that they’ve done their research. I know that the reasons for backing a selection are really not important for someone just looking to make a profit from a portfolio of tipsters, and that often there’s not enough time to read them anyway, but its very important that you should always get this from a tipster – it not only shows that hopefully they know what they are talking about but also that your not just getting tips ripped off from elsewhere or derived from some concoction of systems passed off as thought out bets. Be very weary of tipsters that offer up selections with no explanations.
Tips are in the format of two or three selections across two or more races and normally as well as betting them in either win or e/w singles there will be a multiple as well such as each way doubles or forecasts. These can often be a little finicky to place but you get used to it. Odds range is typically 5/1 to 16/1 with the majority at double figure odds, this means the potential for long losing runs but big wins when they come.
I will be conducting a live trial to test profitability in real time, see how prices hold up, and generally check to see if the service is operating above board – so far since January 17th I’ve noted that prices are available if acting on the email within a reasonable about of time.
You can try this service for £9.99 for the first month which is very reasonable. After that £49.99 a month you’ll need to be making profits to cover it but certainly I’d be hopeful of doing that.
Live Trial here: http://bettingprofitsbulletin.com/bookiesenemyno1-live-trial/.