Hidden Winners Review: Horse Racing Betting Strategy

Hidden Winners Review

Hidden Winners is a horse racing betting strategy from the Back Lucrative team that comes complete with daily selections.

The selection process and overall concept of the system is explained in video format and there are several examples that show exactly how to find suitable bets.

If you just want bets picked out for you each day, the service offers daily tips too, so you get the best of both worlds.

The past results show 562.64 points profit at an ROI of 26.1% since October 2019. There have been 1,079 bets to date and 311 winners, which works out as a 28.8% strike rate.

We were pleased to see that the system also works at Betfair SP and has generated a profit of 388.26 points at an ROI of 18%.

It's great to have the option of betting at BSP, but there's also options for those that would prefer to bet at the bookies.

Michael, who runs the service, has listed the bookmakers that offer a minimum bet guarantee, which means they will pay out up to a certain amount whether you are gubbed or not.

We will be following the low risk bank management advice, which is 1% stake per bet and predicts a maximum drawdown of 35% of the bank as a worst case scenario.

During our review, we tracked results at the advised odds, available odds and Betfair SP. Read on to see our full results and final verdict.

Before you continue...

Our Hidden Winners review ended with a fail rating.

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Month One Update

We lost 11.05 points in the first month of our Hidden Winners review, despite the service hitting some high priced wins at odds of 12/1 and 16/1. 

We had been in a profitable position at various times through the month, but whenever we gained a bit of momentum there was a streak of losing bets to follow. We hoped to see an improvement in results during the next month.

Key Stats

 Advised OddsAvailable OddsBSP
Number of Bets606060
Total Stakes (pts)
Profit/Loss (pts)-7.97-11.05-2.44
Profit/Loss (£10 stakes)-£79.70-£110.50-£24.40
Strike Rate18.3%18.3%18.3%
Overall Bank Growth-8.0%-11.1%-2.4%
Bank (100pt starting)92.0388.9597.56


DateRaceSelectionTotal StakeEW?Available OddsP/LBank
02/04/202115:10 LingfieldHighland Dress1.00Yes9.00-1.0099.00
02/04/202115:10 LingfieldTone The Barone1.00Yes15.00-1.0098.00
02/04/202115:45 LingfieldApollo One1.00No4.50-1.0097.00
05/04/202116:02 KemptonPretty In Grey1.00Yes11.00-1.0096.00
06/04/202115:30 PontefractMy Boy Frankie1.00Yes11.00-1.0095.00
06/04/202115:40 BathMarlay Park1.00No5.004.0099.00
06/04/202117:00 ChelmsfordBuxted Too1.00No4.003.00102.00
07/04/202114:20 CaterickTantastic1.00No7.50-1.00101.00
07/04/202114:20 CaterickShowtime Elle1.00Yes10.00-1.00100.00
08/04/202114:50 AintreeMister Fisher1.00No7.50-1.0099.00
08/04/202114:50 AintreeClondaw Castle1.00No7.50-1.0098.00
09/04/202113:00 LeicesterMuskateer One1.00Yes9.00-1.0097.00
09/04/202114:20 AintreeDo Your Job1.00Yes17.001.1098.10
09/04/202116:40 AintreeGally Hill1.00No8.00-1.0097.10
09/04/202116:40 AintreeMidnight River1.00Yes11.00-1.0096.10
10/04/202114:25 AintreeLlandinabo Lad1.00Yes21.00-1.0095.10
10/04/202115:35 AintreeDiol Ker1.00Yes12.00-1.0094.10
12/04/202113:50 RedcarRussellinthebushes1.00No4.00-1.0093.10
12/04/202113:50 Redcar Brazen Akoya1.00Yes17.00-1.0092.10
13/04/202113:00 NewmarketHamoudi1.00No5.50-1.0091.10
13/04/202113:35 NewmarketCaturra1.00No4.50-1.0090.10
14/04/202113:15 NewmarketBanana1.00Yes13.00-1.0089.10
14/04/202113:15 NewmarketGlobal Romance1.00Yes15.00-1.0088.10
14/04/202115:35 NewmarketStar Of Emaraaty1.00Yes11.00-1.0087.10
15/04/202113:15 NewmarketShalanez1.00No6.50-1.0086.10
15/04/202115:00 NewmarketShine So Bright1.00Yes9.50-1.0085.10
15/04/202117:00 CheltenhamMerry Mistress1.00Yes10.00-1.0084.10
16/04/202116:00 NewburyDolphin1.00Yes10.00-1.0083.10
16/04/202116:00 NewburyArista1.00Yes13.007.2090.30
16/04/202116:35 NewburyNajeeba1.00Yes9.00-1.0089.30
16/04/202116:45 FontwellBarrowmount1.00No5.50-1.0088.30
17/04/202114:40 ThirskCarrigillihy1.00Yes21.00-1.0087.30
19/04/202115:10 WindsorOz Legend1.00No4.50-1.0086.30
19/04/202116:30 HexhamFringill Dike1.00No5.504.5090.80
20/04/202116:10 YarmouthKraka1.00Yes17.001.1091.90
20/04/202116:50 WolverhamptonNavello1.00No4.003.0094.90
21/04/202114:30 PerthCastle Rushen1.00No4.00-1.0093.90
22/04/202113:40 BeverleyThe Brazen One1.00No6.00-1.0092.90
22/04/202113:40 BeverleyNaughty Nadine1.00Yes9.00-1.0091.90
22/04/202116:15 WarwickThe Odissey1.00Yes12.000.6092.50
22/04/202117:00 BeverleyEnthused1.00No3.752.7595.25
23/04/202115:35 SandownTrawlerman1.00No6.00-1.0094.25
24/04/202115:05 SandownDolos1.00Yes34.00-1.0093.25
24/04/202115:25 HaydockTimeless Soul1.00No6.00-1.0092.25
26/04/202115:15 AyrTadreeb1.00No4.00-1.0091.25
26/04/202116:30 SouthwellGrangeclare View1.00No6.50-1.0090.25
26/04/202116:30 SouthwellThunderclap1.00No6.50-1.0089.25
27/04/202113:50 NottinghamKodias Sangarius1.00No6.50-1.0088.25
28/04/202115:20 AscotSaint Laurence1.00No6.00-1.0087.25
28/04/202115:20 AscotMighty Gurkha1.00Yes13.00-1.0086.25
29/04/202113:40 RedcarJam Tart1.00No4.50-1.0085.25
29/04/202113:40 RedcarCall Annie1.00No6.50-1.0084.25
29/04/202113:50 MusselburghRory1.00Yes13.000.7084.95
29/04/202114:10 RedcarMystify Me1.00No6.00-1.0083.95
29/04/202114:40 RedcarMcgivern1.00No3.75-1.0082.95
30/04/202113:35 GoodwoodRosa Mystica1.00Yes8.50-1.0081.95
30/04/202117:50 NewcastleMushirif1.00Yes10.00-1.0080.95
01/05/202113:50 NewmarketStarcat1.00No5.50-1.0079.95
01/05/202114:05 GoodwoodIllykato1.00Yes17.0010.0089.95
01/05/202114:25 NewmarketAljady1.00Yes10.00-1.0088.95

Month Two Update

It was another losing month for Hidden Winners with a further 11.24 points lost at the available odds. At Betfair SP there was a profit of 3.95 points banked, which meant there was an overall profit of 1.51 points at Betfair SP.

Key Stats

 Advised OddsAvailable OddsBSP
Number of Bets717171
Total Stakes (pts)
Profit/Loss (pts)-8.18-11.243.95
Profit/Loss (£10 stakes)-£81.80-£112.40£39.50
Strike Rate16.9%16.9%16.9%
Overall Bank Growth-16.2%-22.3%1.5%
Bank (100pt starting)83.8577.71101.51


DateRaceSelectionTotal StakeEW?Available OddsP/LBank
03/05/202113:10 BeverleyLatin Lover1.00No4.003.0091.95
03/05/202114:05 WarwickMonty Guiry1.00Yes8.004.3896.33
04/05/202115:40 LingfieldLucky Shake1.00No5.50-1.0095.33
04/05/202116:40 AyrNed Tanner1.00No5.00-1.0094.33
05/05/202114:00 Newton AbbotTrailboss1.00No5.004.0098.33
05/05/202114:00 Newton AbbotMan Of Light1.00No6.00-1.0097.33
05/05/202114:15 ChesterLa Joconde1.00Yes13.00-1.0096.33
05/05/202117:40 KemptonMariegold1.00No3.25-1.0095.33
06/05/202115:05 WorcesterStephanie Sunshine1.00Yes12.00-1.0094.33
06/05/202116:35 HuntingdonKeep Kidding1.00No4.00-1.0093.33
07/05/202116:10 Market RasenPilgrims King1.00No6.50-1.0092.33
08/05/202114:30 AscotLaafy1.00No8.00-1.0091.33
08/05/202115:05 AscotMohi1.00Yes8.50-1.0090.33
08/05/202115:25 LingfieldMeu Amor1.00Yes11.00-1.0089.33
10/05/202113:08 CatterickMehdinah1.00No6.00-1.0088.33
10/05/202113:08 CatterickLittletimyhoulihan1.00Yes13.00-1.0087.33
11/05/202113:45 BeverleyAleezdancer1.00No6.005.0092.33
12/05/202114:00 WorcesterCelestial Gayle1.00No6.00-1.0091.33
12/05/202114:40 YorkEmaraaty Ana1.00Yes21.00-1.0090.33
12/05/202115:10 YorkMystery Angel1.00No7.50-1.0089.33
12/05/202116:15 YorkMagic Warrior1.00No5.50-1.0088.33
13/05/202113:00 PerthLock Down Luke1.00No3.75-1.0087.33
13/05/202113:15 SalisburySir Randolph1.00Yes10.00-1.0086.33
13/05/202115:10 YorkFlying Visit1.00Yes9.00-1.0085.33
14/05/202113:40 YorkNymphadora1.00No7.506.5091.83
14/05/202113:40 YorkRussellinthebushes1.00Yes23.00-1.0090.83
14/05/202113:50 NewburyFat Gladiator1.00Yes8.50-1.0089.83
14/05/202114:10 YorkPrimo Bacio1.00Yes11.006.2596.08
15/05/202116:10 NewburyCompanionship1.00Yes13.00-1.0095.08
15/05/202116:10 NewburyOne Journey1.00Yes13.00-1.0094.08
17/05/202115:05 RedcarStardust Gambler1.00No4.33-1.0093.08
17/05/202115:05 RedcarSharp Combo1.00No8.50-1.0092.08
17/05/202115:20 CarlislePallas Lord1.00Yes9.005.0097.08
17/05/202115:40 RedcarJubilee Road1.00No4.00-1.0096.08
18/05/202113:10 NottinghamNeptune Legend1.00No4.50-1.0095.08
18/05/202113:45 NottinghamJust For Yuse1.00No6.00-1.0094.08
18/05/202113:45 NottinghamJust Jacob1.00No4.75-1.0093.08
18/05/202116:55 HuntingdonLitigate1.00No6.50-1.0092.08
19/05/202115:20 AyrPropriety1.00Yes8.00-1.0091.08
19/05/202115:20 AyrKaleidoscopic1.00Yes10.00-1.0090.08
19/05/202116:10 YarmouthAkkeringa1.00Yes6.000.1390.21
19/05/202116:10 YarmouthMr Fayez1.00Yes5.50-1.0089.21
20/05/202115:20 LingfieldBombastic1.00Yes8.50-1.0088.21
20/05/202115:20 LingfieldEmbolden1.00No6.00-1.0087.21
20/05/202116:30 Market RasenThunder Surf1.00Yes13.00-1.0086.21
21/05/202113:30 HaydockFriendly Vegan1.00Yes8.50-1.0085.21
21/05/202115:00 BathMojazaffah1.00No4.00-1.0084.21
21/05/202115:35 BathMushirif1.00No4.25-1.0083.21
22/05/202113:05 GoodwoodProfound Alexander1.00No6.50-1.0082.21
22/05/202113:05 GoodwoodDouble Denim1.00Yes17.00-1.0081.21
22/05/202116:20 YorkThe Organiser1.00Yes9.005.0086.21
24/05/202113:30 WolverhamptonLady Caroline1.00No7.50-1.0085.21
24/05/202113:30 WolverhamptonGlobal Romance1.00Yes12.00-1.0084.21
24/05/202115:00 WolverhamptonMotawaajed1.00No4.003.0087.21
25/05/202115:03 BangorArmy Of One1.00No5.00-1.0086.21
25/05/202115:03 BangorTeescomponentslass1.00Yes11.00-1.0085.21
26/05/202114:10 HamiltonBungle Bay1.00Yes11.00-1.0084.21
26/05/202118:20 WolverhamptonVereaux Eagle1.00No5.50-1.0083.21
27/05/202114:50 HaydockMot And The Messer1.00No7.00-1.0082.21
27/05/202118:15 SandownEbro River1.00No6.005.0087.21
28/05/202113:45 BrightonHatshepsut1.00No4.00-1.0086.21
28/05/202114:00 YarmouthPapa Cocktail1.00No4.50-1.0085.21
28/05/202115:05 YarmouthImmelmann1.00No6.50-1.0084.21
28/05/202115:05 YarmouthBlow That Horn1.00No9.000.5084.71
29/05/202113:30 BeverleyZiggy1.00No6.00-1.0083.71
31/05/202113:25 ChelmsfordBrilliant News1.00No6.50-1.0082.71
31/05/202113:25 ChelmsfordGlobal Mirage1.00Yes10.00-1.0081.71
31/05/202116:00 LeicesterChipping Away1.00Yes13.00-1.0080.71
01/06/202114:00 LeicesterSed Maarib1.00No5.00-1.0079.71
01/06/202114:00 LeicesterYaahobby1.00Yes9.50-1.0078.71
01/06/202114:20 RedcarWinter Siege1.00No6.50-1.0077.71

Month Three Update

Month three of our Hidden Winners review turned out to be another losing month, making it three losing months in a row. It was the worst set of results so far, with 17.58 points lost for the month making it an overall loss of 39.87 points.

Key Stats

 Advised OddsAvailable OddsBSP
Number of Bets727272
Total Stakes (pts)
Profit/Loss (pts)-17.29-17.58-17.84
Profit/Loss (£10 stakes)(£172.90)(£175.80)(£178.40)
Strike Rate20.8%20.8%20.8%
Overall Bank Growth-33.4%-39.9%-16.3%
Bank (100pt starting)66.5660.1383.67


DateRaceSelectionTotal StakeEW?Available OddsP/LBank
02/06/202113:00 NottinghamIncome1.00Yes10.001.2578.96
03/06/202114:10 HamiltonMehraki Star1.00Yes9.00-1.0077.96
03/06/202114:10 HamiltonCully1.00Yes9.00-1.0076.96
04/06/202116:30 EpsomZeyaadah1.00No5.50-1.0075.96
04/06/202116:30 EpsomDubai Fountain1.00Yes10.00-1.0074.96
04/06/202116:30 EpsomWillow1.00Yes21.00-1.0073.96
05/06/202113:55 DoncasterProsperous Voyage1.00No7.00-1.0072.96
05/06/202113:55 DoncasterRiver Pride1.00Yes12.000.8873.84
05/06/202114:35 EpsomParents Prayer1.00No5.504.5078.34
05/06/202116:30 EpsomHurricane Lane1.00No7.00-1.0077.34
05/06/202116:30 EpsomOne Ruler1.00Yes15.00-1.0076.34
07/06/202113:00 LeicesterGiewont1.00Yes21.00-1.0075.34
07/06/202114:30 LeicesterSpanish Archer1.00Yes15.00-1.0074.34
07/06/202116:15 LingfieldSir Randolph1.00No5.00-1.0073.34
08/06/202114:35 SouthwellPeaked Too Soon1.00No7.506.5079.84
08/06/202116:55 WetherbyEmporium Flame1.00Yes9.50-1.0078.84
09/06/202114:00 HaydockTruganini1.00Yes8.50-1.0077.84
09/06/202114:00 HaydockFour Notes1.00Yes17.00-1.0076.84
09/06/202114:35 HaydockTartan Chief1.00Yes10.000.6377.47
10/06/202113:15 NewburyAmerican Star1.00Yes13.00-1.0076.47
11/06/202113:00 SandownOpen Mind1.00No8.00-1.0075.47
11/06/202113:00 SandownFoshan1.00Yes15.00-1.0074.47
11/06/202113:35 SandownNasim1.00Yes10.00-1.0073.47
11/06/202113:45 YorkPower Generation1.00No5.00-1.0072.47
12/06/202113:55 BathAddie Boo Boo1.00No4.33-1.0071.47
14/06/202113:25 CarlisleLightening Gesture1.00Yes9.00-1.0070.47
14/06/202114:10 LingfieldRouge Et Noir1.00No6.00-1.0069.47
14/06/202114:45 LingfieldAdaay In Asia1.00No4.003.0072.47
14/06/202114:45 LingfieldBrilliant News1.00No6.50-1.0071.47
15/06/202115:05 AscotDhabab1.00No6.00-1.0070.47
15/06/202115:05 AscotBerkshire Shadow1.00Yes13.007.2077.67
15/06/202115:40 AscotKings Lynn1.00Yes15.00-1.0076.67
15/06/202115:40 AscotStone Of Destiny1.00Yes26.00-1.0075.67
15/06/202116:20 AscotChindit1.00No7.00-1.0074.67
15/06/202116:20 AscotNaamoos1.00Yes23.00-1.0073.67
16/06/202114:30 AscotIllustrating1.00Yes11.00-1.0072.67
16/06/202115:40 AscotDouble Or Bubble1.00No7.50-1.0071.67
16/06/202115:40 AscotParents Prayer1.00Yes13.00-1.0070.67
16/06/202118:10 AscotDreamloper1.00No5.50-1.0069.67
16/06/202118:10 AscotFfion1.00Yes9.000.3069.97
17/06/202114:30 AscotKhunan1.00Yes19.00-1.0068.97
17/06/202115:05 AscotMovin Time1.00No4.33-1.0067.97
17/06/202117:35 AscotMilitary Mission1.00Yes26.00-1.0066.97
18/06/202113:00 RedcarThe Brazen One1.00No4.50-1.0065.97
18/06/202113:00 RedcarGreta Bridge1.00No7.50-1.0064.97
18/06/202114:30 AscotEve Lodge1.00No8.00-1.0063.97
18/06/202115:40 AscotFivethousandtoone1.00Yes19.00-1.0062.97
18/06/202116:20 AscotNovemba1.00No7.50-1.0061.97
19/06/202116:20 AscotArt Power1.00No5.50-1.0060.97
21/06/202115:00 ChepstowOriental Beauty1.00No6.50-1.0059.97
21/06/202116:20 Newton AbbotMy Rockstar1.00No5.00-1.0058.97
22/06/202114:00 AyrShareef Shareef1.00No6.50-1.0057.97
23/06/202116:50 WorcesterKazontheraz1.00No4.50-1.0056.97
23/06/202116:50 WorcesterLegendary Grace1.00Yes9.505.3162.28
24/06/202113:00 NottinghamFast Style1.00No7.00-1.0061.28
24/06/202114:00 NewcastleAgilulf1.00Yes9.00-1.0060.28
24/06/202114:00 NewcastleMadame Marmalade1.00Yes11.000.5060.78
24/06/202114:45 NottinghamMoasses1.00No5.00-1.0059.78
25/06/202113:30 YarmouthDevaste1.00No7.50-1.0058.78
25/06/202119:20 NewcastleLilac Road1.00No4.50-1.0057.78
25/06/202120:25 NewcastleGold Wing1.00Yes9.500.3558.13
26/06/202113:00 NewmarketAnother Romance1.00No5.50-1.0057.13
26/06/202114:20 NewcastleGood Effort1.00Yes11.000.5057.63
26/06/202115:15 NewmarketRoyal Crusade1.00No5.50-1.0056.63
26/06/202115:15 NewmarketApollo One1.00Yes19.00-1.0055.63
28/06/202117:05 PontefractVerreaux Eagle1.00No4.50-1.0054.63
28/06/202117:05 PontefractMacho Pride1.00Yes9.000.5055.13
30/06/202113:45 MusselburghLoose Lips1.00Yes12.00-1.0054.13
30/06/202114:20 MusselburghStar Shakeera1.00Yes11.00-1.0053.13
30/06/202115:40 WorcesterRoxyana1.00No6.00-1.0052.13
01/07/202113:35 HaydockSpacer1.00Yes21.001.5053.63
01/07/202114:20 YarmouthMaglev1.00No7.506.5060.13

Review Summary

Our Hidden Winners review didn't go as planned and we ended up losing 39.87 points over the course of three months.

We recorded 203 bets in total and there were 38 that returned a profit, which was a strike rate of 18.7%. This was far lower than the long-term reported strike rate of 28.8%, so it was clear that the system wasn't performing as well as it should have been.

Key Stats

 Advised OddsAvailable OddsBSP
Number of Bets203203203
Total Stakes (pts)203.0203.0203.0
Profit/Loss (pts)-33.44-39.87-16.34
Profit/Loss (£10 stakes)(£334.40)(£398.70)(£163.40)
Strike Rate18.7%18.7%18.7%
Overall Bank Growth-33.4%-39.9%-16.3%
Bank (100pt starting)66.5660.1383.67

Aside from results, everything else about the service was good. Tips were uploaded to the member's area at the same time each day and it wasn't a struggle to get the advised odds.

It could be that we happened to start our review during a downturn and there's always the chance that results could have vastly improved during the weeks to follow. 

We had to go by what was in front of us though, so sadly Hidden Winners was put down as a fail.

Review Stats39.87pts loss, -19.6% ROI, 18.7% SR
Stakes Level 0.5 point each way or 1 point win stakes
Starting bank 100 points
Average no. betsApprox. 70 per month or 2-3 per day
Time of emailsMorning 10.00am
Price£39 per month 0r £199 annual membership

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