RaysLays Review: Horse Racing Lay Tips

RaysLays Review
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Welcome to our RaysLays review - A simple "one lay a day" horse racing betting service run by programmer Ray Mills that has more than doubled it's bank in 2017.


  • One lay per day
  • Consistent profits with 9/10 winning months this year to date
  • Professional service with results updated regularly
  • Excellent customer support
  • Cons

  • Can't think of any!
  • We're ending our three month trial of Rays Lays on a high note with a 18 successful lays in a row and a further profit of 28.54 points to 5 point level stakes added to the bank. Overall this gives us a total profit of 36.47 points at a healthy ROI of 9.1%.

    We've also been recording results using a 5% percentage staking plan, which has given slightly better results with an overall profit of 40.80 points at an ROI of 9.4%. 

    RaysLays £1 Trial

    Try out RaysLays for just £1 for 14 days

    Since relaunching the service at the beginning of 2017, Ray has now more than doubled his £1000 starting bank to £2398.51.

    The best of it is... this from laying just one horse per day. It has literally taken a couple of minutes of our time each morning to follow this service. The only rules are that there has to be £3000 or more matched in the market and the odds must not be over 10.00.

    Laying at Betfair SP odds would have given similar results with an overall profit of 36.57 points at level stakes and 40.76 points using percentage stakes. However, the average BSP odds have been quite a way higher at 5.48 versus the average available odds at 4.53, so in the long term laying earlier in the day would be more profitable.

    Please note: Our results include a standard deduction of 5% Betfair commission. There's potential to increase profits by using an exchange that offers a lower rate.

    Review Stats+36.47pts profit, 9.1% ROI, 85% SR
    Stakes Level 5 point liability stakes or 5% of bank
    Starting bank 100 points
    Average no. betsApprox. 27 per month
    Time of emailsMorning 9.00-10.00am
    Price£1 for 14 days then £29.50 per month

    Key Stats - Level Stakes - Overall
     Advised OddsAvailable OddsBSP
    Number of Lays808080
    Total Stakes (pts)400.00400.00400.00
    Profit/Loss (pts)34.8236.4736.57
    Average Odds4.584.535.48
    Strike Rate85.0%85.0%85.0%
    Bank (100pt starting)134.82136.47136.57
    Overall Bank Growth34.8%36.5%36.6%

    RaysLays Review Graph

    Key Stats - Percentage Stakes - Overall
     Advised OddsAvailable OddsBSP
    Number of Lays808080
    Total Stakes (pts)425.95433.32424.49
    Profit/Loss (pts)38.5240.8040.76
    Average Odds4.584.535.48
    Strike Rate85.0%85.0%85.0%
    Bank (100pt starting)138.52140.80140.76
    Overall Bank Growth38.5%40.8%40.8%

    Results - Level Stakes - Update Three
    DateRaceSelectionStakeAvailable OddsP/LBank
    25/09/20172.35 LeicesterKings Academy5.005.501.06108.99
    26/09/20177.40 ChelmsfordHarba5.004.901.22110.21
    27/09/20178.40 KemptonAlfarris5.006.400.88111.09
    28/09/20172.45 PerthThunder Sheik5.003.951.61112.70
    29/09/20173.35 NewmarketSir John Lavery5.004.601.32114.02
    30/09/20174.45 NewmarketExhort5.005.601.03115.05
    02/10/20174.00 StratfordValhalla5.003.401.98117.03
    03/10/20175.35 AyrCliff Bay5.004.80-5.00112.03
    04/10/20173.05 SalisburyThechildrenstrust5.004.601.32113.35
    05/10/20174.55 WarwickUndefined Beauty5.004.301.44114.79
    06/10/20172.00 AscotAlaadel5.005.001.19115.98
    07/10/20172.10 RedcarTamkeen5.005.301.10117.08
    08/10/20173.50 KelsoMayo Star5.004.001.58118.66
    09/10/20172.55 PontefractHeatongrad5.005.001.19119.85
    11/10/20173.30 LudlowTunnel Creek5.005.601.03120.88
    12/10/20177.45 ChelmsfordValley of Light5.003.751.73122.61
    13/10/20174.20 Newton AbbotG For Ginger5.003.751.73124.34
    14/10/20174.50 NewmarketThafeera5.004.701.28125.62
    15/10/20173.10 GoodwoodTravelcard5.004.501.36126.98
    16/10/20175.40 YarmouthMonaadhil5.003.851.67128.65
    17/10/20174.40 WorcesterTerry The Fish5.004.201.48130.13
    18/10/20173.45 WetherbyAfter Hours5.005.101.16131.29
    19/10/20172.00 BrightonMr Gent5.003.751.73133.02
    20/10/20175.25 RedcarDuke Of Yorkshire5.006.400.88133.90
    21/10/20173.15 AscotChurchill5.005.800.99134.89
    22/10/20171.50 LeopardstownForever Together5.004.001.58136.47


    It's hard to come by lay betting services that work so we are delighted to have found one that is so simple to operate and most importantly, one that is consistently making a profit. 

    After Ray's successful stint tipping on the Winning More platform he decided to relaunch his own service and since then he has delivered a profit in 9 out of 10 months so far. He has built up a good reputation for himself as a professional tipster and rightfully so, gradually building up a bank which has now more than doubled.

    We are happy to recommend the service as part of your portfolio and we will continue to follow the service with interest in the future.

    RaysLays Review: Update Two

    25th September 2017

    We're pleased to report a profit this month of 11.88 points at an ROI of 8.8% following RaysLays at the available odds using a level 5 point liability per lay. Risking 5% of the bank on each bet (adjusted each day) gave a slightly lower profit of 11.19 points.

    Ray has advised that it is best to trade out for a profit if any selection drifts throughout the day to odds higher than 10.00, which did happen on a couple of occasions, but we have included these in our results to keep things simple.

    Laying at Betfair SP would have given a profit of 12.05 points at an ROI of 8.9% but on the whole since the start of the review, we have obtained the best results by placing our lays an hour or so after receiving the emails.

    Key Stats - Level Stakes - Update Two
     Advised OddsAvailable OddsBSP
    Number of Lays272727
    Total Stakes (pts)135.00135.00135.00
    Profit/Loss (pts)11.8811.8812.05
    Average Odds4.494.566.39
    Strike Rate85.2%85.2%85.2%
    Bank (100pt starting)105.76107.93105.35

    Key Stats - Percentage Stakes - Update Two
     Advised OddsAvailable OddsBSP
    Number of Lays272727
    Total Stakes (pts)140.20143.30139.24
    Profit/Loss (pts)10.9411.1911.01
    Average Odds4.494.566.39
    Strike Rate85.2%85.2%85.2%
    Bank (100pt starting)103.94106.23103.50

    Results - Level Stakes - Update Two
    DateRaceSelectionStakeAvailable OddsP/LBank
    24/08/20175.10 HamiltonBig Bad Boy5.003.801.7097.75
    25/08/20172.25 YorkThomas Hobson5.005.601.0398.78
    26/08/20173.15 NewmarketPlant Pot Power5.004.801.25100.03
    28/08/20174.05 CartmelMorning Royalty5.005.301.10101.13
    29/08/20175.05 Newton AbbotGet Ready Freddy5.003.052.32103.45
    30/08/20172.20 CatterickFairy Lights5.003.551.86105.31
    31/08/20175.30 SedgefieldStealing Mix5.004.001.58106.89
    01/09/20173.10 BangorWhat Happens Now5.004.401.40108.29
    02/09/20174.10 SandownCheeky Rascal5.003.701.76110.05
    04/09/20177.15 RoscommonMunstead Pride5.007.400.74110.79
    05/09/20173.25 HexhamAlways Archie5.005.800.99111.78
    06/09/20172.30 SouthwellYoung Dillon5.003.302.07113.85
    07/09/20174.40 SedgefieldLeading Score5.007.600.72114.57
    08/09/20175.20 HaydockDon’t Give Up5.004.301.44116.01
    09/09/20175.20 StratfordThe Black Squirrel5.003.30-5.00111.01
    10/09/20172.20 FontwellMiss Spent5.004.301.44112.45
    12/09/20173.15 CatterickHeir Of Excitement5.005.101.16113.61
    13/09/20172.30 UttoxeterDebdebdeb5.003.60-5.00108.61
    14/09/20175.40 HexhamTickenwolf5.003.20-5.00103.61
    15/09/20171.20 DoncasterTigre Du Terre5.004.201.48105.09
    16/09/20174.45 DoncasterBattered5.004.001.58106.67
    17/09/20172.00 Ffos LasInuk5.005.601.03107.70
    18/09/20173.35 WorcesterMad Jack Mytton5.004.701.28108.98
    19/09/20174.45 YarmouthBlazed5.003.901.64110.62
    20/09/20172.00 SandownKitaabat5.004.00-5.00105.62
    22/09/20172.55 NewburyDanehill Kodiac5.004.401.40107.02
    23/09/20173.00 CatterickBungee Jump5.006.200.91107.93

    We'll be back in a month's time with our latest results.

    RaysLays Review: Update One

    26th August 2017

    We have been following the RaysLays over the past month and after 27 selections there has been a loss of 3.95 points at the available odds, using a level 5 point liability per lay. 

    Risking 5% of the bank on each lay (recalculated after each bet) would have given us a loss of 4.96 points, so level staking has worked out better for us so far although it is still early days.

    The service has been very easy to follow so far with just one set and forget lay per day. We have been able to get better odds than those advised on quite a few occasions by giving the market more time to form, which has given us an extra 2.17 points in comparison.

    Key Stats - Level Stakes - Update One
     Advised OddsAvailable OddsBSP
    Number of Lays272727
    Total Stakes (pts)135.00135.00135.00
    Profit/Loss (pts)-6.12-3.95-6.70
    Average Odds4.624.334.82
    Strike Rate74.1%74.1%74.1%
    Bank (100pt starting)93.8896.0593.30

    Key Stats - Percentage Stakes - Update One
     Advised OddsAvailable OddsBSP
    Number of Lays272727
    Total Stakes (pts)132.62133.95131.21
    Profit/Loss (pts)-7.00-4.96-7.51
    Average Odds4.624.334.82
    Strike Rate74.1%74.1%74.1%
    Bank (100pt starting)93.0095.0492.49

    Results - Level Stakes - Update One
    DateRaceSelectionStakeAvailable OddsP/LBank
    24/07/20174.25 CartmelNicolas Chauvin5.004.701.28101.28
    25/07/20175.40 BallinrobeBillys Angel5.003.302.07103.35
    26/07/20178.10 SandownClowance One5.003.851.66105.01
    27/07/20175.15 SandownAnother Boy5.005.00-5.00100.01
    28/07/20174.45 UttoxeterSolar Impulse5.005.101.16101.17
    29/07/20177.15 SalisburyNoble Masterpiece5.003.401.98103.15
    31/07/20173.15 Newton AbbotThird Act5.004.201.48104.63
    01/08/20178.30 PerthDavid John5.003.751.73106.36
    03/08/20173.45 StratfordBrave Helios5.004.501.36107.72
    04/08/20173.55 ThirskVindicator5.004.50-5.00102.72
    05/08/20175.45 LingfieldIballisticvin5.003.95-5.0097.72
    06/08/20172.45 GalwayBen Button5.005.10-5.0092.72
    07/08/20174.45 RiponSileel5.004.201.4894.20
    08/08/20177.00 CorkWhitecliffsofdover5.004.601.3295.52
    09/08/20177.25 SligoManuka5.003.751.7397.25
    10/08/20178.15 SligoMarkets Field5.004.30-5.0092.25
    11/08/20176.25 TipperaryPatrick5.005.701.0193.26
    12/08/20177.00 KilbegganBoston Spray5.003.302.0795.33
    13/08/20175.25 DownpatrickCornakill Rose5.005.101.1696.49
    14/08/20178.00 BallinrobeRosie Alice5.002.862.5599.04
    16/08/20176.20 BangorCelestial Path5.004.401.40100.44
    17/08/20176.20 TramoreSkeaping5.003.352.02102.46
    18/08/20176.05 TramoreBorn To Size5.004.001.58104.04
    19/08/20174.15 PerthAhead Of The Curve5.004.30-5.0099.04
    20/08/20175.25 SouthwellFull5.005.101.16100.20
    22/08/20177.00 Newton AbbotHedgeinator5.003.95-5.0095.20
    23/08/20176.00 WorcesterMr McGuiness5.006.600.8596.05

    We will be back in a month's time with our next set of results.

    RaysLays Review: Introduction

    19th July 2017

    RaysLays is a horse racing lay betting service that originally established in 2012 run by database analyst and programmer Ray Mills. The service used to be part of the Winning More platform, but Ray wanted to take the service in a different direction so he parted and now runs the service on his own website.

    ​He has been recording horse racing and odds data for many years and has built his own software to analyse the data. For a selection to make the cut it has meet certain criteria based on the horse's previous form or the trainer's record.

    During his time tipping for Winning More, Ray achieved some impressive results and trebled the starting bank in the first season. One of his highlights was hitting a run of thirty-two successful lays in succession!

    From 2012-2014 he made a profit of £1669.50 to £25 stakes, which works out as 66.78 points profit at an ROI of 4.7%.

    The results on his current website start from 2017 and show a profit of £536.44, risking 5% of the bank on each lay, starting with a £1000 bank.

    Selections are emailed out each morning at around 10.00am and they are to be placed as lay bets on Betfair.

    Ray advises to wait until at least £3000 has been matched on Be​tfair before placing any bets or alternatively the lays can be placed at BSP. If the odds are over 10.00 then the selection is a "no bet" and if the bet had already been placed in the morning and the odds have since drifted over 10.00, then he suggests greening up or trading to leave it as a risk-free bet.

    The service is priced at £1.00 for the first two weeks followed by a payment of £29.50 per month.​

    Ray states that his system can produce a good long-term profit and takes a slow, steady approach rather than trying to be some kind of get rich quick scheme. 

    We would be thrilled to find a profitable horse laying system for Betfair, so we have high hopes for RaysLays.

    We will record both level stakes and the above staking system over the next three months and will report back each month with an update of our results.


  • One lay per day
  • Consistent profits with 9/10 winning months this year to date
  • Professional service with results updated regularly
  • Excellent customer support
  • Cons

  • Can’t think of any!

    1. May has been tough but prior to this Ray had been on fire with just 3 losing bets out of 63, so it was only a matter of time before there would be a correction. Hopefully he will be back on track soon.

    2. hi ..am I missing something on Rays Lays system .. 2012-2014 achieved 67 pts .. 5 pts a punt … lot of respect for GP as was with service with good profits .. sure there must be more worthy systems to review .. to pass with flying colours is interesting decision … GL with it all

      1. Hi Rick, Ray has tripled a £1000 betting bank since 2017 at Betfair SP. He experienced a downturn in May but has still made £2702 profit in 18 months risking 5% of the bank on each lay, so we still stand by our rating.

    3. hi … didn’t see this in review above …”Ray has tripled a £1000 betting bank since 2017 at Betfair SP” …saw this about 2017 onwards …. “The results on his current website start from 2017 and show a profit of £536.44, risking 5% of the bank on each lay, starting with a £1000 bank.” .. what was the drawdown in pts for May .. regards

      1. Hi Rick, yes when we started our review in July 2017, Ray had made a profit of £536.44. As of 1st June 2018 his total profit stands at £2,702.30. His past results starting from 2017 are available for everyone to view via his website.

    4. hi .. thx for review & feedback Laura .. have followed several lay sysems .. always gone inplay for lower risk trades .. risking £200 for £30 reward is always gonna be interesting ride .. haha ..if u miss a few trades it’s not end of the world .. @ Rays site u can see his daily results which is cool .. May was defo challenging if ur 1st mnth … 😉 .. thx again

    5. Rays lays is closing down due to bad results, I joined in may and lost money consistently throout may June July to be fair to Ray he’s apologized to all members and said he’s shutting it down until November because it’s no longer profitable in flat season.

    6. Joined around the same time myself. Have signed up to a few laying systems in my time. Very hard to find a good horse laying system especially when you are laying at high prices . They can have good results for a while but all you need is a few bad results and it takes too long to recuperate what you lose.

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