The original Little Acorns system has been around since 2003 and is still going strong. But does it work on US Racing too?
Andrew David decided to test this theory and although there were some differences, he found that the core principles that made Little Acorns work were universal.
The system is a simple lay betting strategy for horse racing on Betfair Exchange, with no bookmaker accounts required.
With some tinkering with the original filters, Andrew worked out the parameters for the system to work with US horse races.
It has been tested since June 2020 and at the time of our review, had achieved more than 108 points profit and only experienced 2 losing months out of a total of 28.
They were only small losses too, with -3.5 points in one month and -0.3 points in the other.
We already know that Little Acorns is low risk and provides steady gains from our original review, where we made consistent profits during the eight months that we tested the system.
Little Acorns Gold is horse laying system, with all bets sent out to you daily. We made consistent profits during our eight month review and awarded a pass!
We expected Little Acorns International to produce similar results, but as always we wanted to try it out for ourselves.
With it being US horse racing, the bets are mostly in the evening for those in the UK, usually from 5.00pm - 12.30am.
All bets are sent out through email, so you don't need to go and manually find bets yourself. The first email is a "heads up" message that tells you the chances of their being a bet in different time brackets, so you know when to look out for an email.
During our review, the system made a profit in all five months and we finished with 38.46 points profit at an ROI 27.5% and a 29.6% increase to our bank.
It was another easy pass for this system alongside the original Little Acorns.
|Review Stats||+38.46pts profit, 27.5% ROI, 55.9% SR|
|Stakes||1 point stakes (Fibonacci staking)|
|Starting bank||130 points|
|Average no. bets||Approx. 20-25 per month|
|Time of emails||Evening|
|Price||$39.97 (approx. £33) per month|
Month One Update
It was a positive start to our Little Acorns International review with 9.31 points profit at an ROI of 22.6% banked using the Fibonacci staking plan. We also recorded 5.61 profit using level stakes at an ROI of 22.3%.
There were a total of 30 bets that met the qualifying odds out of all of those sent out and 17 of them won (or lost, since we were laying), which was a strike rate of 56.7%.
|Number of Bets||30||30|
|Total Stakes (pts)||25.12||41.17|
|Profit/Loss (£10 stakes)||£56.10||£93.10|
|Overall Bank Growth||5.6%||7.2%|
|Bank (100pt/130pt starting)||105.61||139.31|
|06/10/2022||Belmont At The Big A||17:35||North Pole||1.00||1.60||1.00||131.00|
|07/10/2022||Keeneland||19:04||Key Of Life||1.00||1.89||-0.89||130.11|
|10/10/2022||Finger Lakes||19:08||Full Moon Fever||1.00||1.75||-0.75||129.86|
|10/10/2022||Finger Lakes||19:37||Thats Pretty Nice||2.00||1.80||-1.60||128.26|
|18/10/2022||Finger Lakes||18:10||Alicias Way||3.00||2.05||-3.15||125.11|
|18/10/2022||Finger Lakes||18:39||Isle Storm||5.00||1.60||-3.00||122.11|
|18/10/2022||Finger Lakes||19:37||Whittington Park||8.00||1.60||8.00||130.11|
|20/10/2022||Delaware Park||18:00||Torn Jeans||1.00||1.80||1.00||133.11|
|25/10/2022||Finger Lakes||21:04||Shared Success||1.00||1.70||1.00||135.01|
|26/10/2022||Delaware Park||17:30||Six Oclock Sarah||1.00||1.70||-0.70||134.31|
|26/10/2022||Delaware Park||18:30||Loose Ends||1.00||1.70||1.00||136.31|
|26/10/2022||Finger Lakes||18:39||Noble Journey||1.00||1.85||1.00||137.31|
|26/10/2022||Delaware Park||19:00||Rowsie Express||1.00||2.10||-1.10||136.21|
|27/10/2022||Laurel Park||18:50||Devilish Affair||1.00||1.90||-0.90||135.31|
|01/11/2022||Finger Lakes||17:59||All About Bella||3.00||2.00||-3.00||130.31|
|01/11/2022||Finger Lakes||19:06||Unbridleds Reign||5.00||1.60||5.00||135.31|
|02/11/2022||Finger Lakes||19:35||Fire King||1.00||2.00||1.00||137.31|
|04/11/2022||Gulfstream||17:27||No Man Left Behind||1.00||2.00||1.00||138.31|
Our results are based on the starting price and do not include commission, which varies depending which country you are in, but in our case it would just be a 2% deduction.
We had the option to follow the "Pension Booster 200 Compounding Plan" from here, but for review purposes we decided to keep stakes the same throughout.
Month Two Update
Little Acorns International delivered a further 6.5 points profit at an ROI of 22% using the advised staking plan in month two of our review. We also recorded 2.6 points profit based on level stakes at an ROI of 15.3%.
There were 22 bets that met the odds criteria and 11 of them returned a profit, which was a 50% strike rate with average odds of 1.77.
The Fibonacci staking system had been doing well to boost our profit, although it did carry more risk than level stakes.
|Number of Bets||22||22|
|Total Stakes (pts)||17.0||29.6|
|Profit/Loss (£10 stakes)||£26.00||£65.00|
|Overall Bank Growth||8.2%||12.2%|
|Bank (100pt/130pt starting)||108.21||145.81|
|07/11/2022||Turf Paradise||21:43||Midnight Garden||1.00||2.00||1.00||141.31|
|08/11/2022||Finger Lakes||18:42||Thats Pretty Nice||1.00||1.60||-0.60||140.71|
|08/11/2022||Finger Lakes||20:09||Gone And Forgotten||1.00||1.65||1.00||141.71|
|09/11/2022||Finger Lakes||20:38||He Is Bonafide||1.00||2.10||1.00||142.71|
|14/11/2022||Finger Lakes||17:44||Noble Journey||1.00||1.60||1.00||142.11|
|15/11/2022||Finger Lakes||18:42||I Am The Cash Man||1.00||1.65||1.00||143.11|
|16/11/2022||Finger Lakes||19:11||Hes Got The Jack||1.00||2.00||-1.00||141.36|
|16/11/2022||Turf Paradise||20:37||Sunny Lane||2.00||1.70||-1.40||139.96|
|22/11/2022||Delta Downs||22:39||Corrente De Ouro||3.00||1.60||-1.80||138.16|
|23/11/2022||Delta Downs||21:43||Aligned Interest||5.00||1.60||-3.00||135.16|
|24/11/2022||Laurel Park||16:25||Rustys Gfivefifty||8.00||1.90||8.00||143.16|
|24/11/2022||Golden Gate Fields||19:15||Big Gift||1.00||1.90||1.00||144.16|
|27/11/2022||Laurel Park||18:13||Collection Day||1.00||1.60||-0.60||144.56|
|30/11/2022||Tampa Bay Downs||20:20||Candy Arcade||2.00||1.80||-1.60||141.81|
Month Three Update
Both our level stakes and Fibonacci betting banks were growing steadily during our Little Acorns International review, with three out of three profitable months.
We added 6.55 points profit to the Fibonacci bank at an ROI of 29.5% and our total profit was up to 22.36 points, which was a 17.2% total increase to the bank.
Level staking was ticking along nicely too with 12.16 points profit overall and a 12.2% increase to the bank.
|Number of Bets||22||22|
|Total Stakes (pts)||16.7||22.2|
|Profit/Loss (£10 stakes)||£39.50||£65.50|
|Overall Bank Growth||12.2%||17.2%|
|Bank (100pt/130pt starting)||112.16||152.36|
|07/12/2022||Gulfstream||20:04||Double Tough Tiger||1.00||1.70||1.00||146.81|
|10/12/2022||Hawthorne||18:55||Dash To The Cash||1.00||1.60||1.00||148.81|
|10/12/2022||Tampa Bay Downs||20:01||R Adios Jersey||1.00||1.80||-0.80||148.01|
|10/12/2022||Aqueduct||20:12||Who Hoo Thats Me||1.00||1.85||1.00||149.01|
|10/12/2022||Hawthorne||20:18||My Brother Cam||1.00||1.70||1.00||150.01|
|14/12/2022||Turf Paradise||20:58||Dirt Flirt||1.00||1.60||-0.60||149.41|
|16/12/2022||Aqueduct||18:18||Cees Get Degrees||3.00||1.90||-2.70||144.91|
|30/12/2022||Laurel Park||17:53||Prince Of Jericho||1.00||1.60||1.00||150.91|
|30/12/2022||Hawthorne||18:55||Dash To The Cash||1.00||1.60||1.00||152.91|
|30/12/2022||Gulfstream||19:10||New York Thunder||1.00||1.80||-0.80||152.11|
|30/12/2022||Golden Gate Fields||20:45||Big Gift||1.00||2.00||-1.00||151.11|
|31/12/2022||Laurel Park||17:55||Speak Unity||2.00||1.70||2.00||153.11|
Month Four Update
Month four was the worst that we had experienced so far during our Little Acorns International review, but we still managed to make a 4.7 points profit using the Fibonacci staking method.
At level stakes we came out unscathed from the two losing runs and finished up with 0.5 points profit.
Our Fibonacci bank had now increased by 20.8% with steady gains each month.
|Number of Bets||21||21|
|Total Stakes (pts)||17.35||29.85|
|Profit/Loss (£10 stakes)||£5.00||£47.00|
|Overall Bank Growth||12.7%||20.8%|
|Bank (100pt/130pt starting)||112.66||157.06|
|06/01/2023||Laurel Park||18:53||Ekatis Verve||1.00||2.10||-1.10||151.26|
|09/01/2023||Turf Paradise||19:54||Big Creed||1.00||1.60||1.00||154.26|
|16/01/2023||Laurel Park||18:53||Proper Attire||1.00||2.10||-1.10||154.16|
|17/01/2023||Turf Paradise||19:55||Twice Fooled||1.00||1.60||1.00||155.16|
|22/01/2023||Golden Gate Fields||20:45||Emily Smiles||2.00||1.80||-1.60||152.06|
|22/01/2023||Laurel Park||20:51||H P Moon||3.00||2.00||-3.00||149.06|
|22/01/2023||Santa Anita||20:59||Little Rachel||5.00||2.10||5.00||154.06|
|22/01/2023||Golden Gate Fields||21:14||Macho Chrome||1.00||2.00||1.00||155.06|
|29/01/2023||Laurel Park||18:28||Somebody Loves Me||5.00||1.60||5.00||155.01|
|31/01/2023||Turf Paradise||20:25||Pure Rocket||1.00||1.70||1.00||157.01|
|02/02/2023||Aqueduct||19:51||Just A Nyquist||1.00||1.95||-0.95||157.06|
Month Five Update
It was a fantastic month for Little Acorns International with 11.4 points profit using both the advised staking plan and level staking plan. There were no stake increases as there weren't any losing runs throughout the whole month.
We had accumulated a fantastic 38.46 points profit in total using this system and a respectable 24.06 points using the low risk level staking method.
|Number of Bets||23||23|
|Total Stakes (pts)||17.05||17.05|
|Profit/Loss (£10 stakes)||£114.00||£114.00|
|Overall Bank Growth||24.1%||29.6%|
|Bank (100pt/130pt starting)||124.06||168.46|
|06/02/2023||Turf Paradise||19:25||Creme De Menthe||1.00||1.80||1.00||158.06|
|06/02/2023||Turf Paradise||19:55||Civil Suit||1.00||2.00||1.00||159.06|
|09/02/2023||Aqueduct||19:51||Lifetime Of Chance||1.00||1.65||1.00||160.06|
|09/02/2023||Turf Paradise||20:58||Madisons Quarters||1.00||1.80||1.00||161.06|
|12/02/2023||Laurel Park||17:55||Great Go Go||1.00||1.70||-0.70||161.36|
|15/02/2023||Turf Paradise||21:18||Socal Red||1.00||1.80||1.00||162.36|
|18/02/2023||Laurel Park||17:56||Nostalgic Run||1.00||1.60||-0.60||161.76|
|20/02/2023||Santa Anita||20:30||Our Shining Light||1.00||1.90||1.00||162.76|
|20/02/2023||Aqueduct||21:57||Please Be Nice||1.00||1.60||1.00||163.16|
|21/02/2023||Turf Paradise||20:55||Deputys Dancer||1.00||1.60||-0.60||162.56|
|25/02/2023||Laurel Park||18:27||Jessicas Race||1.00||1.60||1.00||167.56|
|28/02/2023||Turf Paradise||21:25||Jazz Hands||1.00||1.80||-0.80||166.76|
|01/03/2023||Turf Paradise||20:20||American Grit||1.00||1.80||1.00||167.76|
|03/03/2023||Gulfstream||20:07||Joe Di Baggio||1.00||1.90||1.00||168.06|
|04/03/2023||Laurel Park||17:54||Majestic Frontier||1.00||1.60||1.00||169.06|
We were confident going into this review that this system would work, as we had already tested and passed the original system for UK and Irish racing. Although the filters for US racing may have differed slightly, we expected similar results.
It worked out brilliantly, with 38.46 points profit an an ROI of 27.5% for the advised Fibonacci staking plan.
Even at level stakes, which is the lowest risk way to use the system, we recorded 24.06 points profit at an ROI of 25.8%.
|Number of Bets||118||118|
|Total Stakes (pts)||93.22||139.87|
|Profit/Loss (£10 stakes)||£240.60||£384.60|
|Overall Bank Growth||24.1%||29.6%|
|Bank (100pt/130pt starting)||124.06||168.46|
It was incredibly easy to operate, as it was just a case of waiting for the email alert and laying the horse on Betfair Exchange.
The only thing was, if using the advised staking plan, you would need to note down where you are in the sequence to make sure you remember what the next stake is.
The highest stake we had with the Fibonacci system was 8 points and that was just on one occasion. Starting with the extra cushion of a 130 point bank meant that we never felt uncomfortable with the staking.
As you can see, using level stakes produced a profit every month too, so that would be more suitable for the risk averse.
We didn't include any of the compounding methods during our review, which would have boosted profit considerably.
One member came up with a compounding plan nicknamed the "Pension Booster", which starting with a £1,500 bank has surpassed £31,000 profit in 33 months. This was achieved simply by increasing stakes by 2% of the bank each month.
With a system that is so consistent, a compounding stakes is a great way to accelerate bank growth.
It was an easy decision to give Little Acorns International a pass and definitely one to add to the portfolio.
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It was an easy decision to give Little Acorns International a pass after 5 out of 5 months of profit at both the level and Fibonacci staking systems.