Donkey Lays Review: Horse Racing Laying Tips Service

Donkey Lays Review

Donkey Lays is a horse racing tips service from Pro Betting Club that involves laying in both the win and place markets on Betfair.

The service has only been running for five months but has shown promising results, averaging 33 points profit per month.

In total, since September 2020 they have reported a massive 169.58 points profit. They have achieved a steady strike rate so far, with 90% for the win lays and 67% for the place lays.

The bets can be placed manually, or alternatively they can be loaded into a bot such as BF Bot Manager

The selections are uploaded to the members area each day before 12.00pm, but need to be checked just before the race starts to make sure the odds meet the requirements. This is where using a bot can come in handy, but it is not necessary.

We will be tracking results for the service over several months, using stakes of 1 point per lay with variable liability. Our starting bank is set at the recommended 100 points.


Before you continue...

Our Donkey Lays review ended with a fail rating.

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Month One Results

The first month of our Donkey Lays review didn't go too well with £72.21 lost from the Win lays and £45.94 lost from the Place lays, adding up to a total loss of £118.15.

We had been using a bot to load the selections into each morning and then bets would be placed if they met the required criteria set by the tipster.

Key Stats

 Lay WinLay Place
Number of Bets3644
Total Stakes (liability)£2,801.02 £1,071.29
Profit/Loss(£72.21)(£45.94)
Strike Rate83.3%68.2%
ROI-2.6%-4.3%
Overall Bank Growth-7.2%-4.6%
Bank (£1,000 starting)£927.79£954.06

Results - Lay Win

DateTimeCourseSelectionStakeOddsProfit/LossBank
02/02/202117:40SouthwellKnowing Glance£10.2011.00£10.20£1,010.20
05/02/202114:20ChepstowNo Rematch£10.205.50-£45.90£964.30
06/02/202113:50SandownMessire Des Obeaux£10.205.60£10.20£974.50
06/02/202118:30KemptonPrince of Arran£10.203.75£10.20£984.70
07/02/202113:35SouthwellRed Allure£10.207.60£10.20£994.90
07/02/202115:35SouthwellAtrafan£10.209.20£10.20£1,005.10
09/02/202113:45KemptonCastel Gandolfo£10.205.94£10.20£1,015.30
09/02/202119:15SouthwellAndalaska Bear£10.206.60£10.20£1,025.50
10/02/202119:45WolverhamptonBig Time Maybe£10.2013.50£10.20£1,035.70
11/02/202113:05KemptonMaroochi£10.2014.00£10.20£1,045.90
11/02/202113:35KemptonToutatis£10.207.16£10.20£1,056.10
11/02/202116:45KemptonBefore Midnight£10.204.90-£39.78£1,016.32
15/02/202116:55WolverhamptonTintoretto£10.2012.00£10.20£1,026.52
15/02/202119:30WolverhamptonNortonthorpe Boy£10.206.40-£55.08£971.44
16/02/202112:30CarlisleHart Of Steel£10.208.40£10.20£981.64
17/02/202117:05HerefordDazzling Glory£10.207.00£10.20£991.84
18/02/202119:00Chelmsford CityLethal Talent£10.2011.00£10.20£1,002.04
19/02/202118:15SouthwellProfessor Galant£10.205.51£10.20£1,012.24
19/02/202119:45SouthwellJewel Maker£10.206.60-£57.12£955.12
20/02/202115:50HaydockLook My Way£10.207.59£10.20£965.32
20/02/202115:58WincantonOneupmanship£10.205.64£10.20£975.52
20/02/202119:00NewcastleStar Cracker£10.2011.50£10.20£985.72
22/02/202114:20SouthwellLord Accord£10.207.48£10.20£995.92
22/02/202116:10CarlisleCairnshill£10.208.40£10.20£1,006.12
22/02/202117:10WolverhamptonSun Power£10.206.48£10.20£1,016.32
23/02/202115:40TauntonKingsmill Gin£10.2016.47£10.20£1,026.52
24/02/202116:45LudlowEddiemaurice£10.2011.71-£109.24£917.28
25/02/202116:00ChepstowDont Be Robin£10.205.97£10.20£927.48
01/03/202113:00PlumptonTzar De Lelfe£10.2021.00£10.20£937.68
01/03/202116:20WolverhamptonRuby Gates£10.2012.00£10.20£947.88
01/03/202118:20WolverhamptonThe Daley Express£10.2012.00£10.20£958.08
02/03/202114:30CatterickFirst Man£10.207.97-£71.09£886.99
02/03/202116:10LeicesterThe Triple Pillar£10.204.20£10.20£897.19
02/03/202116:30NewcastleAl Kout£10.207.08£10.20£907.39
02/03/202117:30NewcastleCulture£10.207.46£10.20£917.59
02/03/202118:00NewcastleSilver Dust£10.206.00£10.20£927.79

Results - Lay Place

DateTimeCourseSelectionStakeOddsProfit/LossBank
30/01/202114:55LingfieldHydroplane£10.203.48£10.20£1,010.20
30/01/202116:05LingfieldVina Bay£10.204.00-£30.60£979.60
02/02/202117:40SouthwellKnowing Glance£10.203.97£10.20£989.80
03/02/202116:40WarwickSir Valentine£10.204.00£10.20£1,000.00
03/02/202120:00KemptonTinsmith£10.203.50£10.20£1,010.20
05/02/202113:10LingfieldDoc Sportello£10.203.51£10.20£1,020.40
05/02/202114:20ChepstowNo Rematch£10.204.00-£30.60£989.80
06/02/202113:50SandownMessire Des Obeaux£10.204.00£10.20£1,000.00
06/02/202118:30KemptonPrince of Arran£10.201.90£10.20£1,010.20
07/02/202113:35SouthwellRed Allure£10.202.95-£19.89£990.31
07/02/202115:35SouthwellAtrafan£10.202.78£10.20£1,000.51
07/02/202116:25MusselburghBollingerandkrug£10.202.59£10.20£1,010.71
09/02/202113:45KemptonCastel Gandolfo£10.202.49£10.20£1,020.91
09/02/202119:15SouthwellAndalaska Bear£10.203.77£10.20£1,031.11
10/02/202119:45WolverhamptonBig Time Maybe£10.204.00£10.20£1,041.31
11/02/202113:05KemptonMaroochi£10.203.86£10.20£1,051.51
11/02/202113:35KemptonToutatis£10.202.81-£18.46£1,033.05
11/02/202116:45KemptonBefore Midnight£10.202.08-£11.02£1,022.03
15/02/202116:55WolverhamptonTintoretto£10.204.00-£30.60£991.43
15/02/202119:30WolverhamptonNortonthorpe Boy£10.203.80-£28.56£962.87
16/02/202112:30CarlisleHart Of Steel£10.204.00£10.20£973.07
17/02/202117:05HerefordDazzling Glory£10.202.90-£19.38£953.69
18/02/202119:00Chelmsford CityLethal Talent£10.204.00£10.20£963.89
19/02/202118:15SouthwellProfessor Galant£10.204.00£10.20£974.09
19/02/202119:45SouthwellJewel Maker£10.203.34-£23.87£950.22
20/02/202115:50HaydockLook My Way£10.203.99£10.20£960.42
20/02/202115:58WincantonOneupmanship£10.201.98£10.20£970.62
20/02/202119:00NewcastleStar Cracker£10.202.42£10.20£980.82
22/02/202114:20SouthwellLord Accord£10.204.00£10.20£991.02
22/02/202116:10CarlisleCairnshill£10.203.95£10.20£1,001.22
22/02/202117:10WolverhamptonSun Power£10.203.12-£21.62£979.60
23/02/202115:40TauntonKingsmill Gin£10.204.00£10.20£989.80
24/02/202116:45LudlowEddiemaurice£10.204.00-£30.60£959.20
25/02/202116:00ChepstowDont Be Robin£10.202.09£10.20£969.40
26/02/202114:00ExeterBuster Edwards£10.204.00£10.20£979.60
26/02/202116:40WolverhamptonBold Decision£1.904.00£1.90£981.50
01/03/202113:00PlumptonTzar De Lelfe£10.204.00-£30.60£950.90
01/03/202116:20WolverhamptonRuby Gates£10.204.00£10.20£961.10
01/03/202118:20WolverhamptonThe Daley Express£10.203.80£10.20£971.30
02/03/202114:30CatterickFirst Man£10.202.69-£17.24£954.06
02/03/202116:10LeicesterThe Triple Pillar£10.202.20£10.20£964.26
02/03/202116:30NewcastleAl Kout£10.204.00£10.20£974.46
02/03/202117:30NewcastleCulture£10.203.50£10.20£984.66
02/03/202118:00NewcastleSilver Dust£10.204.00-£30.60£954.06

Month Two Results

Month two had been much better for the win bets in our Donkey Lays review, with £248.06 profit added to the bank. The place bets continued to struggle and lost £73.88.

Our total profit for the win bets added up to £175.85 and we had lost £119.82 from the place bets, which worked out as £56.03 profit overall.

Key Stats

 Lay WinLay Place
Number of Bets8183
Total Stakes (liability)£6,862.15 £2,117.72
Profit/Loss£248.06(£73.88)
Strike Rate90.1%63.9%
ROI3.6%-3.5%
Overall Bank Growth17.6%-12.0%
Bank (£1,000 starting)£1,175.85 £880.18

Results - Lay Win

DateTimeCourseSelectionStakeOddsProfit/LossBank
03/03/202117:15KemptonAguerooo£10.2013.22£10.20£937.99
03/03/202117:45KemptonKits Allanah£10.2013.00£10.20£948.19
03/03/202119:50KemptonStorm Melody£10.206.80£10.20£958.39
03/03/202120:20KemptonBe Fair£10.209.40£10.20£968.59
04/03/202113:30LudlowWinter Getaway£10.2012.31£10.20£978.79
04/03/202114:40LudlowAquila Sky£10.2010.80£10.20£988.99
04/03/202115:40TauntonAuenwirbel£10.206.00£10.20£999.19
04/03/202117:50Chelmsford CityKnowing Glance£10.2013.40£10.20£1,009.39
04/03/202119:50Chelmsford CityArtisan Bleu£10.2013.00£10.20£1,019.59
05/03/202119:45NewcastleAthollblair Boy£10.205.40£10.20£1,029.79
08/03/202112:30SouthwellRizzardo£10.208.67£10.20£1,039.99
08/03/202116:40WolverhamptonElladora£10.2014.91£10.20£1,050.19
08/03/202116:20WetherbyHaafapiece£10.207.00£10.20£1,060.39
08/03/202117:40WolverhamptonTuranga Leela£10.208.00£10.20£1,070.59
08/03/202118:10WolverhamptonMidnights Legacy£10.208.55£10.20£1,080.79
09/03/202115:10ExeterWritteninthesand£10.207.35£10.20£1,090.99
09/03/202119:10SouthwellAl Batal£10.2017.77£10.20£1,101.19
10/03/202114:10CatterickShadows Girl£10.2013.50£10.20£1,111.39
10/03/202115:20LingfieldSchool Of Thought£10.206.80£10.20£1,121.59
10/03/202119:15KemptonTrepidation£10.207.60-£67.30£1,054.29
11/03/202116:40SouthwellLove Your Work£10.209.05£10.20£1,064.49
12/03/202113:55SandownStarvoski£10.205.20£10.20£1,074.69
12/03/202117:15WolverhamptonStylish Performer£10.2019.00£10.20£1,084.89
12/03/202120:15WolverhamptonAttracted£10.204.90-£39.80£1,045.09
13/03/202113:50SandownThe Mick Preston£10.2012.50£10.20£1,055.29
13/03/202115:15WolverhamptonRepartee£10.206.00£10.20£1,065.49
13/03/202115:27HerefordVoyage De Retour£10.208.60£10.20£1,075.69
13/03/202119:20Chelmsford CityNigel Nott£10.204.50£10.20£1,085.89
14/03/202114:55LingfieldDesert Land£10.207.80£10.20£1,096.09
15/03/202114:40TauntonShutupshirley£10.208.80£10.20£1,106.29
15/03/202114:47PlumptonDeebaj£10.205.50£10.20£1,116.49
15/03/202116:50WolverhamptonMudawwan£10.209.80£10.20£1,126.69
15/03/202117:10TauntonWind From The West£10.204.70£10.20£1,136.89
16/03/202113:45SedgefieldDream Over£10.2014.28£10.20£1,147.09
16/03/202114:10SouthwellThawry£10.207.18£10.20£1,157.29
16/03/202119:45NewcastleAbsolute Dream£10.207.96£10.20£1,167.49
17/03/202113:10HuntingdonMackie Dee£10.205.74£10.20£1,177.69
17/03/202113:45HuntingdonLexis Choice£10.2014.00£10.20£1,187.89
17/03/202117:15KemptonAir of York£10.2010.83£10.20£1,198.09
17/03/202118:50KemptonGloves Lynch£10.207.20£10.20£1,208.29
17/03/202119:50KemptonAlnasherat£10.2013.83£10.20£1,218.49
18/03/202116:30DoncasterTippingituptonancy£10.207.80£10.20£1,228.69
18/03/202116:40Chelmsford CityJumira Bridge£10.207.60-£67.32£1,161.37
18/03/202117:05DoncasterImperial Hope£10.205.58-£46.72£1,114.65
18/03/202117:25Chelmsford CityShalaa Asker£10.207.60£10.20£1,124.85
18/03/202117:55Chelmsford CitySecond Collection£10.206.96£10.20£1,135.05
19/03/202114:45LingfieldOrnate£10.208.40£10.20£1,145.25
19/03/202114:55FakenhamCheng Gong£10.2015.00£10.20£1,155.45
19/03/202116:30LingfieldBarn Owl£10.207.01£10.20£1,165.65
19/03/202117:45SouthwellChloellie£10.206.73£10.20£1,175.85
20/03/202114:40KemptonVive Le Roi£10.208.00£10.20£1,186.05
20/03/202115:00UttoxeterIllegal Model£10.2011.00£10.20£1,196.25
20/03/202115:55FontwellPotters Venture£10.208.71£10.20£1,206.45
22/03/202114:03SouthwellIsland Nation£10.2010.50£10.20£1,216.65
22/03/202115:33SouthwellAnother Frontier£10.2012.50£10.20£1,226.85
22/03/202117:10KelsoDamiens Dilemma£10.208.37£10.20£1,237.05
23/03/202113:15WetherbyRukwa£10.204.10£10.20£1,247.25
23/03/202115:25WetherbyAsk Himself£10.207.00£10.20£1,257.45
25/03/202115:07ChepstowMotashakel£10.208.80£10.20£1,267.65
25/03/202116:15LudlowGarde Ville£10.204.80-£38.76£1,228.89
25/03/202116:55SedgefieldWilliam of Orange£10.204.70£10.20£1,239.09
25/03/202117:25SedgefieldSnowy Burrows£10.2010.50-£96.90£1,142.19
26/03/202114:30MusselburghCaldwell£10.209.80-£89.76£1,052.43
27/03/202113:35KelsoShantou Village£10.209.40£10.20£1,062.63
27/03/202117:00WolverhamptonAura Blue£10.207.05£10.20£1,072.83
28/03/202114:55CarlisleSawpit Sienna£10.208.20£10.20£1,083.03
28/03/202115:05DoncasterSarvan£10.205.50£10.20£1,093.23
28/03/202117:45CarlisleTartan Cookie£10.2019.89£10.20£1,103.43
29/03/202114:50StratfordChieftains Choice£10.206.20£10.20£1,113.63
29/03/202115:20StratfordFontley House£10.207.40£10.20£1,123.83
29/03/202116:50WolverhamptonMolly Mai£10.2012.00£10.20£1,134.03
29/03/202119:50WolverhamptonAl Qaasim£10.208.20£10.20£1,144.23
30/03/202114:35NewcastleWemyss Point£10.2018.00£10.20£1,154.43
30/03/202116:00FakenhamVoodoo Doll£10.2012.50£10.20£1,164.63
30/03/202116:10WarwickClemento£10.209.36£10.20£1,174.83
30/03/202116:20NewcastleAptly Put£10.205.90-£49.98£1,124.85
30/03/202116:52NewcastleTekiblue De LOrme£10.209.60£10.20£1,135.05
30/03/202119:40WolverhamptonFor Peats Sake£10.2012.71£10.20£1,145.25
01/04/202113:30UttoxeterWhite Turf£10.204.30£10.20£1,155.45
01/04/202118:20Chelmsford CityChampagne Supanova£10.2015.30£10.20£1,165.65
02/04/202116:30NewcastleEverkyllachy£10.209.94£10.20£1,175.85

Results - Lay Place

DateTimeCourseSelectionStakeOddsProfit/LossBank
03/03/202117:15KemptonAguerooo£10.204.00£10.20£964.26
03/03/202117:45KemptonKits Allanah£10.204.00£10.20£974.46
03/03/202119:50KemptonStorm Melody£10.204.00£10.20£984.66
03/03/202120:20KemptonBe Fair£10.203.55£10.20£994.86
04/03/202113:30LudlowWinter Getaway£10.204.00£10.20£1,005.06
04/03/202114:40LudlowAquila Sky£10.204.00£10.20£1,015.26
04/03/202115:40TauntonAuenwirbel£10.204.00£10.20£1,025.46
04/03/202117:50Chelmsford CityKnowing Glance£10.204.00£10.20£1,035.66
04/03/202119:50Chelmsford CityArtisan Bleu£10.204.00-£30.60£1,005.06
05/03/202119:45NewcastleAthollblair Boy£10.201.98£10.20£1,015.26
08/03/202112:30SouthwellRizzardo£10.204.00£10.20£1,025.46
08/03/202116:40WolverhamptonElladora£10.204.00£10.20£1,035.66
08/03/202116:20WetherbyHaafapiece£10.201.94-£9.59£1,026.07
08/03/202117:40WolverhamptonTuranga Leela£10.204.00-£30.60£995.47
08/03/202118:10WolverhamptonMidnights Legacy£10.203.90£10.20£1,005.67
09/03/202115:10ExeterWritteninthesand£10.203.80-£28.56£977.11
09/03/202119:10SouthwellAl Batal£10.204.00£10.20£987.31
10/03/202114:10CatterickShadows Girl£10.204.00£2.04£989.35
10/03/202115:20LingfieldSchool Of Thought£10.204.00£2.04£991.39
10/03/202119:15KemptonTrepidation£10.204.00-£6.12£985.27
11/03/202116:40SouthwellLove Your Work£10.204.00£2.04£987.31
12/03/202113:55SandownStarvoski£10.201.90£2.04£989.35
12/03/202117:15WolverhamptonStylish Performer£10.204.00-£6.12£983.23
12/03/202120:15WolverhamptonAttracted£10.204.00-£6.12£977.11
13/03/202113:50SandownThe Mick Preston£10.204.00£2.04£979.15
13/03/202115:15WolverhamptonRepartee£10.203.10£2.04£981.19
13/03/202115:27HerefordVoyage De Retour£10.204.00£2.04£983.23
13/03/202119:20Chelmsford CityNigel Nott£10.204.00-£6.12£977.11
14/03/202114:55LingfieldDesert Land£10.204.00£2.04£979.15
15/03/202114:40TauntonShutupshirley£10.204.00-£6.12£973.03
15/03/202114:47PlumptonDeebaj£10.201.84£2.04£975.07
15/03/202116:50WolverhamptonMudawwan£10.204.00£2.04£977.11
15/03/202117:10TauntonWind From The West£10.202.56-£3.18£973.93
16/03/202113:45SedgefieldDream Over£10.204.00£10.20£984.13
16/03/202114:10SouthwellThawry£10.204.00£10.20£994.33
16/03/202119:45NewcastleAbsolute Dream£10.202.96£10.20£1,004.53
17/03/202113:10HuntingdonMackie Dee£10.202.20-£12.24£992.29
17/03/202113:45HuntingdonLexis Choice£10.204.00£10.20£1,002.49
17/03/202117:15KemptonAir of York£10.203.26£10.20£1,012.69
17/03/202118:50KemptonGloves Lynch£10.204.00-£30.60£982.09
17/03/202119:50KemptonAlnasherat£10.204.00£10.20£992.29
18/03/202116:30DoncasterTippingituptonancy£10.203.70£10.20£1,002.49
18/03/202116:40Chelmsford CityJumira Bridge£10.202.40-£14.28£988.21
18/03/202117:05DoncasterImperial Hope£10.202.14-£11.63£976.58
18/03/202117:25Chelmsford CityShalaa Asker£10.204.00£10.20£986.78
18/03/202117:55Chelmsford CitySecond Collection£10.204.00£10.20£996.98
19/03/202114:45LingfieldOrnate£10.204.00£10.20£1,007.18
19/03/202114:55FakenhamCheng Gong£10.204.00£10.20£1,017.38
19/03/202116:30LingfieldBarn Owl£10.202.14£10.20£1,027.58
19/03/202117:45SouthwellChloellie£10.203.50-£25.50£1,002.08
20/03/202114:40KemptonVive Le Roi£10.203.64£10.20£1,012.28
20/03/202115:00UttoxeterIllegal Model£10.204.00£10.20£1,022.48
20/03/202115:55FontwellPotters Venture£10.203.85-£29.07£993.41
20/03/202116:10UttoxeterGulliver Collonges£10.203.15£10.20£1,003.61
22/03/202114:03SouthwellIsland Nation£10.203.92£10.20£1,013.81
22/03/202115:33SouthwellAnother Frontier£10.204.00£10.20£1,024.01
22/03/202117:10KelsoDamiens Dilemma£10.202.59-£16.22£1,007.79
23/03/202113:15WetherbyRukwa£10.201.83-£8.47£999.32
23/03/202115:25WetherbyAsk Himself£10.204.00£10.20£1,009.52
25/03/202115:07ChepstowMotashakel£10.203.65£10.20£1,019.72
25/03/202116:15LudlowGarde Ville£10.201.80-£8.16£1,011.56
25/03/202116:55SedgefieldWilliam of Orange£10.203.10£10.20£1,021.76
25/03/202117:25SedgefieldSnowy Burrows£10.204.00-£30.60£991.16
26/03/202114:30MusselburghCaldwell£10.203.89-£29.48£961.68
26/03/202115:25LingfieldNodsasgoodasawink£10.203.39£10.20£971.88
27/03/202113:35KelsoShantou Village£10.202.81£10.20£982.08
27/03/202117:00WolverhamptonAura Blue£10.203.78£10.20£992.28
28/03/202114:55CarlisleSawpit Sienna£10.204.00-£30.60£961.68
28/03/202115:05DoncasterSarvan£10.201.83-£8.47£953.21
28/03/202117:45CarlisleTartan Cookie£10.204.00-£30.60£922.61
29/03/202114:50StratfordChieftains Choice£10.202.52-£15.50£907.11
29/03/202115:20StratfordFontley House£10.204.00£10.20£917.31
29/03/202116:50WolverhamptonMolly Mai£10.204.00£10.20£927.51
29/03/202119:50WolverhamptonAl Qaasim£10.202.58-£16.12£911.39
30/03/202114:35NewcastleWemyss Point£10.204.00£10.20£921.59
30/03/202116:00FakenhamVoodoo Doll£10.203.40-£24.48£897.11
30/03/202116:10WarwickClemento£10.203.00-£20.40£876.71
30/03/202116:20NewcastleAptly Put£10.204.00-£30.60£846.11
30/03/202116:52NewcastleTekiblue De LOrme£10.204.00£10.20£856.31
30/03/202119:40WolverhamptonFor Peats Sake£10.204.00£10.20£866.51
01/04/202113:30UttoxeterWhite Turf£10.201.66-£6.73£859.78
01/04/202118:20Chelmsford CityChampagne Supanova£10.204.00£10.20£869.98
02/04/202116:30NewcastleEverkyllachy£10.203.36£10.20£880.18

Month Three Results

In month three of our Donkey Lays review we lost £47.94 from the win bets and £114.75 from the place bets. The win bets had been going well but unfortunately, one of the lays won the race at 13/1 which was a real set back.

We made the decision to stop the place bets before reaching the end of the month as they had been struggling throughout and results were only getting worse. As the bot would not allow us to test the place bets in practice mode, we didn't want to lose any more money by carrying on.

Key Stats

 Lay WinLay Place
Number of Bets4150
Total Stakes (liability)£3,208.61£1,310.50
Profit/Loss-£47.94-£114.75
Strike Rate85.4%64.0%
ROI-1.5%-8.8%
Overall Bank Growth12.8%-23.5%
Bank (£1,000 starting)£1,127.91£765.43

Results - Lay Win

DateTimeCourseSelectionStakeOddsProfit/LossBank
03/04/202117:05CarlisleCourt Glory£10.208.80£10.20£1,186.05
03/04/202117:20WolverhamptonCherokee Dance£10.2011.50£10.20£1,196.25
03/04/202118:00Newton AbbotGeneral Bux£10.2011.00£10.20£1,206.45
03/04/202120:00WolverhamptonArabic Welcome£10.206.60£10.20£1,216.65
05/04/202115:58RedcarAthollblair Boy£10.209.44£10.20£1,226.85
05/04/202117:07RedcarTomorrows Angel£10.206.60£10.20£1,237.05
06/04/202114:10BathDelagate The Lady£10.2014.41£10.20£1,247.25
06/04/202115:10BathDiligent Lady£10.206.40£10.20£1,257.45
07/04/202114:40NottinghamVisibility£10.2016.82£10.20£1,267.65
07/04/202114:30LingfieldUrtzi£10.2010.38£10.20£1,277.85
07/04/202115:20CatterickReaction Time£10.208.49£10.20£1,288.05
08/04/202114:00TauntonOpine£10.207.80£10.20£1,298.25
08/04/202115:15SouthwellLittle Boy Blue£10.205.16£10.20£1,308.45
08/04/202115:25AintreeBrewinupastorm£10.2011.00£10.20£1,318.65
08/04/202117:50Chelmsford CityCritique£10.205.90£10.20£1,328.85
09/04/202113:45AintreeMonte Cristo£10.2015.00£10.20£1,339.05
10/04/202113:25LingfieldLady Florence£10.208.31£10.20£1,349.25
10/04/202116:10NewcastleFirst Account£10.204.00£10.20£1,359.45
10/04/202116:25LingfieldEnfranchise£10.2015.50£10.20£1,369.65
10/04/202119:45WolverhamptonPuchita£10.209.15£10.20£1,379.85
10/04/202120:15WolverhamptonDesert Friend£10.207.20-£63.24£1,316.61
11/04/202114:31KelsoScoop The Pot£10.2011.23£10.20£1,326.81
11/04/202116:33WarwickKingsplace£10.207.60£10.20£1,337.01
12/04/202113:50RedcarLady Ayresome£10.204.90£10.20£1,347.21
12/04/202115:00HuntingdonInn The Bull£10.2014.00-£132.60£1,214.61
12/04/202118:50WolverhamptonLopes Dancer£10.205.70-£47.94£1,166.67
13/04/202115:30Newton AbbotEspinator£10.207.18£10.20£1,176.87
16/04/202117:40BathDeclaring Love£10.205.80-£48.96£1,127.91
19/04/202114:30PontefractCote Dazur£10.204.50£10.20£1,138.11
19/04/202115:10WindsorBeating All£10.208.80£10.20£1,148.31
19/04/202115:22HexhamAire Valley Lad£10.2010.50£10.20£1,158.51
20/04/202113:20YarmouthCoverham£10.205.00-£40.80£1,117.71
22/04/202113:50PerthDonladd£10.2012.00£10.20£1,127.91
22/04/202114:00WarwickRabski£10.205.40£10.20£1,138.11
22/04/202116:05PerthKatalystic£10.2011.50£10.20£1,148.31
24/04/202117:55DoncasterWait Forever£10.209.00£10.20£1,158.51
27/04/202114:00BrightonInvincible Larne£10.208.00-£71.40£1,087.11
28/04/202116:05WolverhamptonSeeking Perfection£10.206.40£10.20£1,097.31
30/04/202114:00MusselburghDiamond Pearl£10.206.40£10.20£1,107.51
30/04/202117:35CheltenhamHotel Du Nord£10.207.20£10.20£1,117.71
30/04/202119:25NewcastleTaawfan£10.205.00£10.20£1,127.91

Results - Lay Place

DateTimeCourseSelectionStakeOddsProfit/LossBank
03/04/202117:05CarlisleCourt Glory£10.203.15£10.20£890.38
03/04/202117:20WolverhamptonCherokee Dance£10.204.00£10.20£900.58
03/04/202118:00Newton AbbotGeneral Bux£10.202.92£10.20£910.78
03/04/202120:00WolverhamptonArabic Welcome£10.203.42£10.20£920.98
05/04/202115:58RedcarAthollblair Boy£10.203.86£10.20£931.18
05/04/202117:07RedcarTomorrows Angel£10.202.50-£15.30£915.88
06/04/202114:10BathDelagate The Lady£10.204.00£10.20£926.08
06/04/202115:10BathDiligent Lady£10.202.73£10.20£936.28
07/04/202114:40NottinghamVisibility£10.204.00£10.20£946.48
07/04/202114:30LingfieldUrtzi£10.203.10-£21.42£925.06
07/04/202115:20CatterickReaction Time£10.204.00£10.20£935.26
08/04/202114:00TauntonOpine£10.204.00£10.20£945.46
08/04/202115:15SouthwellLittle Boy Blue£10.204.00-£30.60£914.86
08/04/202115:25AintreeBrewinupastorm£10.203.56£10.20£925.06
08/04/202117:50Chelmsford CityCritique£10.204.00£10.20£935.26
09/04/202113:45AintreeMonte Cristo£10.203.97£10.20£945.46
10/04/202113:25LingfieldLady Florence£10.203.50-£25.50£919.96
10/04/202116:10NewcastleFirst Account£10.202.78£10.20£930.16
10/04/202116:25LingfieldEnfranchise£10.202.70-£17.34£912.82
10/04/202119:45WolverhamptonPuchita£10.204.00£10.20£923.02
10/04/202120:15WolverhamptonDesert Friend£10.203.82-£28.76£894.26
11/04/202114:31KelsoScoop The Pot£10.204.00£10.20£904.46
11/04/202116:33WarwickKingsplace£10.204.00£10.20£914.66
12/04/202113:50RedcarLady Ayresome£10.203.20£10.20£924.86
12/04/202115:00HuntingdonInn The Bull£10.204.00-£30.60£894.26
12/04/202117:00RedcarMr Coco Bean£10.202.96£10.20£904.46
12/04/202118:50WolverhamptonLopes Dancer£10.202.90-£19.38£885.08
13/04/202113:35NewmarketAntiphon£10.202.78-£18.16£866.92
13/04/202114:35SouthwellMiss Wachit£10.203.75£10.20£877.12
13/04/202115:20NewmarketYouth Spirit£10.204.00£10.20£887.32
13/04/202115:30Newton AbbotEspinator£10.204.00-£30.60£856.72
13/04/202120:00NewcastleAtrafan£10.204.00-£30.60£826.12
14/04/202113:15NewmarketAmber Dew£10.204.00£10.20£836.32
14/04/202113:30CheltenhamWitness Protection£10.204.00-£30.60£805.72
14/04/202114:15BeverleyBeauzon£10.203.21£10.20£815.92
14/04/202117:00CheltenhamNordic Combined£10.203.92-£29.78£786.14
14/04/202118:45KemptonTommy Rock£10.203.95£10.20£796.34
15/04/202118:25NewcastleBreguet Boy£10.204.00-£30.60£765.74
15/04/202118:55NewcastleRainbows Gift£10.204.00£10.20£775.94
16/04/202114:15NewburyImperium£10.203.54£10.20£786.14
16/04/202115:50AyrFete Champetre£10.203.10£10.20£796.34
16/04/202117:40BathDeclaring Love£10.204.00-£30.60£765.74
19/04/202114:30PontefractCote Dazur£10.201.84-£8.57£757.17
19/04/202114:40WindsorMystery Show£10.204.00£10.20£767.37
19/04/202115:10WindsorBeating All£10.203.14£10.20£777.57
19/04/202115:22HexhamAire Valley Lad£10.204.00£10.20£787.77
20/04/202113:20YarmouthCoverham£10.203.49-£25.40£762.37
20/04/202114:50EpsomHarrovian£10.204.00£10.20£772.57
20/04/202115:45SedgefieldMidnight Jewel£10.203.99£10.20£782.77
20/04/202117:50WolverhamptonSome Nightmare£10.202.70-£17.34£765.43

Review Summary

It felt like a struggle throughout our Donkey Lays review, starting off with a loss for both the win and lay bets and then after recouping it, having the profit almost wiped out again several times after that.

The place lays never got going and had 3/3 losing months and despite the win bets making an overall profit of £127.91, it could easily go the other way with just one losing bet.

That is one of the problems with laying, particularly at BSP, as liabilities can be high and put your bank at risk.

As for the running of the service, there wasn't anything to complain about and tips were uploaded around the same each day. It would have been good to be able to have selections loaded automatically to the bot, but it wasn't too much hassle to do it manually.

Key Stats

 Lay WinLay Place
Number of Bets158177
Total Stakes (liability)£12,871.79£4,499.51
Profit/Loss£127.91-£234.57
Strike Rate87.3%65.0%
ROI1.0%-5.2%
Overall Bank Growth12.8%-23.5%
Bank (£1,000 starting)£1,127.91£765.43

To conclude, we cannot recommend following this service as the results just weren't good enough during our three month review and we were unable to make an overall profit.


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Donkey Lays is a horse racing tips service from Pro Betting Club that involves laying in both the win and place markets on Betfair. Read our review here.

11 thoughts on “Donkey Lays Review: Horse Racing Laying Tips Service”

    • It’s not totally clear, but this is what the advice says: “A Bank of 100 times your stake is recommended. In trials, neither of these banks has been challenged, however, you must always feel comfortable with your stake as betting on horses is unpredictable, and losing runs can and do occur from time to time.”

  1. Thanks for the quick response, i have two more questions: 1. Do you use two betting banks for this service, one for the win lay and the other for the place lay? 2. Do you recommend to reset your stake at the end of a losing month?

  2. Laura

    I have purchased the donkey lays service since yesterday. Today was supposed to be my first betting day but unfortunately i couldn’t place a bet, because on betfair you need a minimum stake of 20 in order to lay the betfair starting price. So how is it possible that you are laying with a stake of 10????

    Regards,

    Lorenzo

    • Hi Lorenzo, This is taken from Betfair – “What is the minimum stake for an SP bet? The minimum stake for a back bet at SP is £2 (or the local currency equivalent). The minimum liability if laying is £10 (or the local currency equivalent).”

  3. How do you know the difference between a tip that’s for the win market and place market. Is it me or doesn’t the tipster make that distinction clear?

    • You can find the instructions on the Donkey Lays member’s area page. I am automating them using the bot, so I just have to enter the selections into the win and place strategies and it takes care of everything for me.

  4. I’m not sure why my previous comment didn’t show, and I can’t be bothered to write it again as it was quite long.

    Put simply though I started Donkey Lays at the same time and have rather different results. Admittedly I place the best manually as close to the off as possible, but there are a lot of bets that I’ve placed where the price I got and the BSP are well below the maximum the system allows.

    Also, the rule is that if it qualifies for a place bet it will also qualify for a win bet, yet in each of the 3 months you have a different number of place bets to win bets.

    Any idea what might be causing these discrepancies?

    • Hi Jon,

      I am really not sure about this. All I did was follow the instructions from the set up guide so that the bot would run the systems automatically.

      I can’t see anything wrong with my settings compared to those advised.

  5. For anyone who goes ahead with Donkey Lays, worth noting that the site which proofs the results does not currently do so according to the rules the tipster has layed down. Strongly urge caution and suggest a 1 month initial trial so you can find out what exactly the rules are and then filter the proofed results so they are accurate to determine whether or not you wish to join the service for a longer period.

    Communication from both proofing site and tipster platform are non-existent in response to a query I have made regarding this issue 3 times over a 3 week period.

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