The Betting Mastermind Review: Horse Racing Place Lay Tips

The Betting Mastermind Review

The Betting Mastermind is a horse racing lay betting service which emails out easy to follow daily lay selections.

Stuart Neill who runs The Betting Mastermind, sends out the bets with the current lay odds, but, as liquidity can often be an issue, he records his results using Betfair SP.

The early prices of most bets are between 2.00 and 4.00. There is no odds limit for laying the selections, but Stuart said that having maximum odds of 6.0 wouldn't adversely affect the bank long-term and could be a good option for those who prefer a lower risk style of betting.

The advised starting bank is 150 points and each lay is for a level 1 point stake, meaning that the average liability will be approximately 2% of your bank.

We followed The Betting Mastermind for four months and banked 17.23 points profit at 2.8% ROI. We have shared our full results below, alternatively click here to get started with The Betting Mastermind.


Month One Results

The Betting Mastermind review got off to a good start, banking 6.28 points profit at an ROI of 2.9%.

Key Stats

Number of Lays88
Total Stakes (pts)219.75
Profit/Loss (pts)6.28
Profit/Loss (£10 stakes)£62.80
Average Odds3.50
Strike Rate71.6%
ROI2.9%
Bank Growth4.2%
Bank (150pt starting)156.28

Results

DateCourseTimeSelectionLiabilityBSP OddsP/LBank
26/07/2017Catterick15:00Felisa3.224.220.95150.95
26/07/2017Catterick15:30Tadaawol1.602.600.95151.90
26/07/2017Bath16:10Meetings Man5.006.000.95152.85
26/07/2017Leicester19:20Kirkham2.643.640.95153.80
26/07/2017Sandown18:00Jack Of Diamonds2.303.300.95154.75
27/07/2017Newbury19:35Seduce Me2.753.75-2.75152.00
27/07/2017Newbury20:05Bellevarde2.053.05-2.05149.95
27/07/2017Doncaster17:45Sheriff Of Nawton2.583.58-2.58147.37
28/07/2017Ascot14:45Mark Hopkins1.452.45-1.45145.92
28/07/2017Uttoxeter14:30Hey Bob1.472.470.95146.87
28/07/2017Down Royal20:25Mzuri2.283.280.95147.82
28/07/2017York19:00Astraea2.733.730.95148.77
29/07/2017Newcastle13:25Ibn Al Emarat0.961.96-0.96147.81
29/07/2017Newcastle13:55Highway Robber1.522.52-1.52146.29
29/07/2017Newcastle15:40Lord Cooper1.772.770.95147.24
29/07/2017York17:35Undercover Brother1.422.420.95148.19
31/07/2017Newton Abbot14:15Jonagold1.512.510.95149.14
02/08/2017Redcar16:20Portledge4.205.200.95150.09
02/08/2017Perth16:00Brave Spartacus2.803.800.95151.04
02/08/2017Galway18:15Pandagreen1.182.180.95151.99
02/08/2017Sandown17:45Armagnac2.323.320.95152.94
02/08/2017Leicester20:10Fleckerl0.971.970.95153.89
03/08/2017Galway17:15USA1.072.070.95154.84
03/08/2017Nottingham15:55Dutch Artist3.504.500.95155.79
03/08/2017Ffos Las20:45Lady Joanna Vassa1.452.45-1.45154.34
04/08/2017Thirsk14:10Mable Lee2.803.80-2.80151.54
04/08/2017Musselburgh20:20Twiggy1.632.630.95152.49
04/08/2017Galway20:25Ted Veale4.135.13-4.13148.36
05/08/2017Goodwood16:45Mazyoun2.453.450.95149.31
05/08/2017Thirsk17:10Isabella0.871.87-0.87148.44
05/08/2017Thirsk17:40My Name Is Rio1.792.790.95149.39
05/08/2017Hamilton20:00Rosemay1.812.810.95150.34
07/08/2017Salisbury15:00Whitecrest3.104.10-3.10147.24
07/08/2017Salisbury16:00Imperial Link3.084.080.95148.19
07/08/2017Ripon15:15Auspicion3.434.430.95149.14
07/08/2017Ripon16:15Mysterial2.643.64-2.64146.50
07/08/2017Ripon17:15Full Intention2.503.500.95147.45
07/08/2017Carlisle20:00Gold Chain1.342.340.95148.40
08/08/2017Nottingham18:35Guishan3.634.63-3.63144.77
09/08/2017Pontefract16:10Lexington Place2.653.65-2.65142.12
09/08/2017Kempton18:05Freddy With A Y3.074.070.95143.07
09/08/2017Kempton20:05Milburn Jack2.343.340.95144.02
10/08/2017Yarmouth16:40Mistime2.503.500.95144.97
10/08/2017Sligo19:10Nellie Pledge1.672.67-1.67143.30
10/08/2017Newcastle18:20Cool Music5.476.470.95144.25
11/08/2017Wolverhampton16:50Binky Blue4.285.280.95145.20
11/08/2017Musselburgh15:30Forever A Lady2.973.970.95146.15
11/08/2017Newmarket19:35Flying North2.453.450.95147.10
11/08/2017Haydock20:20Your Gifted8.979.970.95148.05
12/08/2017Ascot13:40Angel Gabriel2.523.520.95149.00
12/08/2017Ascot16:00Goodwood Crusader3.604.600.95149.95
12/08/2017Newmarket17:20Mark Hopkins1.352.350.95150.90
12/08/2017Lingfield19:40Whitecrest2.803.80-2.80148.10
12/08/2017Ayr17:50Dark Confidant4.105.100.95149.05
12/08/2017Ayr20:50Tectonic1.622.62-1.62147.43
13/08/2017Curragh17:10Cirin Toinne2.833.830.95148.38
14/08/2017Ayr16:45Royal Shaheen2.073.07-2.07146.31
15/08/2017Thirsk17:30Sunnua1.792.790.95147.26
15/08/2017Nottingham16:55Champagne Rules1.222.22-1.22146.04
15/08/2017Chelmsford17:40Kodiac Express1.302.300.95146.99
15/08/2017Chelmsford20:10Via Serendipity1.432.43-1.43145.56
16/08/2017Gowran Park19:00Prove The Point1.772.770.95146.51
17/08/2017Beverley15:40Percy Verence1.852.850.95147.46
17/08/2017Leopardstown17:35Victorious Secret2.063.060.95148.41
18/08/2017Wolverhampton14:50Entertaining Ben1.662.660.95149.36
18/08/2017Tramore18:05Theatre Dreams1.822.820.95150.31
18/08/2017Newmarket18:50Adventureman2.263.260.95151.26
19/08/2017Newbury13:20Reaver2.303.300.95152.21
19/08/2017Newbury17:15Count Simon2.003.000.95153.16
19/08/2017Doncaster16:45True Romance3.004.000.95154.11
19/08/2017Curragh15:30Wicklow Brave2.003.000.95155.06
19/08/2017Perth15:10No Such Number4.905.900.95156.01
19/08/2017Ripon14:40Teruntum Star3.004.00-3.00153.01
19/08/2017Ripon17:00Just Hiss1.472.470.95153.96
19/08/2017Newmarket15:55Shrewd Approach2.033.030.95154.91
20/08/2017Tramore15:30Patsio1.202.200.95155.86
20/08/2017Southwell17:25Back To Balloo4.305.300.95156.81
20/08/2017Pontefract16:00Glenrowan Rose4.645.640.95157.76
20/08/2017Pontefract18:10Swanton Blue4.205.200.95158.71
21/08/2017Lingfield16:00Bint Dandy2.303.300.95159.66
21/08/2017Hexham19:30Dica2.353.35-2.35157.31
21/08/2017Windsor17:50Boycie2.453.450.95158.26
22/08/2017Kempton14:15Laura Knight1.352.35-1.35156.91
23/08/2017Bath17:10Powered2.203.20-2.20154.71
25/08/2017York15:35Marsha1.282.28-1.28153.43
25/08/2017Ffos Las17:00Leontes3.284.280.95154.38
25/08/2017Goodwood19:15Black Bess2.293.290.95155.33
25/08/2017Salisbury18:55Ghost Serge2.853.850.95156.28

Month Two Results

Month two ended with a small loss of 3.83 points, but there was an interesting development from Stuart who runs the service.

After analysing the results of his past selections, he had discovered that the horses that started the race as 4th, 5th or 8th+ favourite based on their Betfair SP had been the most profitable. Based on this he advised his subscribers to only lay these horses moving forwards.

Without using a bot this meant that the races had to be monitored close to the off to determine whether the selection was a qualifying lay, but Stuart was working an on automated solution.

Looking at our results since starting the review, we can see that by laying all of the selections we would have made a small profit of 0.25 points, but following the new strategy (named V1) we would have banked 14.23 points profit.

More information on the V1 Stategy can be found below. 

Key Stats

Number of Lays69
Total Stakes (pts)181.63
Profit/Loss (pts)-3.83
Profit/Loss (£10 stakes)-£38.30
Average Odds3.63
Strike Rate69.6%
ROI-2.1%
Overall Bank Growth/Decline1.63%
Bank (150pt starting)152.45

Results

DateCourseTimeSelectionLiabilityBSP OddsP/LBank
26/08/2017Goodwood16:30Reaver2.153.150.95157.23
26/08/2017York16:10Out Of The Flames2.993.99-2.99154.24
26/08/2017Cartmel16:00Noble Call2.353.350.95155.19
26/08/2017Redcar16:50Miningrocks2.863.860.95156.14
26/08/2017Redcar18:25Palmerston3.474.470.95157.09
27/08/2017Beverley15:40Alphabetical Order1.862.860.95158.04
27/08/2017Beverley15:40Mysterial3.304.300.95158.99
27/08/2017Goodwood16:30Salateen0.311.31-0.31158.68
27/08/2017Goodwood17:40Her Terms1.602.60-1.60157.08
28/08/2017Southwell14:35Freddy With A Y2.423.420.95158.03
28/08/2017Chepstow14:50Major Valentine6.007.00-6.00152.03
28/08/2017Cartmel15:30Oliver's Gold2.823.820.95152.98
29/08/2017Ripon17:30Jan Smuts3.024.02-3.02149.96
30/08/2017Catterick15:20Johnny Cavagin2.623.620.95150.91
30/08/2017Catterick17:20Foxtrot Knight1.742.740.95151.86
30/08/2017Bellewstown19:15Dancing Doll3.614.610.95152.81
30/08/2017Worcester19:35Milan Of Crystal1.572.57-1.57151.24
31/08/2017Chelmsford13:50Honiara4.105.100.95152.19
31/08/2017Musselburgh14:30Ventura Gold2.673.67-2.67149.52
31/08/2017Bath13:40Nobrassnolass3.804.800.95150.47
31/08/2017Tipperary16:25Go Kart1.422.42-1.42149.05
01/09/2017Sandown17:00Mister Blue Sky1.852.85-1.85147.20
01/09/2017Thirsk17:10Armagnac1.822.82-1.82145.38
02/09/2017Sandown13:50Majestic Hero2.903.900.95146.33
02/09/2017Sandown16:45Grand Inquisitor2.203.20-2.20144.13
02/09/2017Sandown17:20Fast Dancer2.643.640.95145.08
02/09/2017Wexford14:00Skeaping1.712.710.95146.03
02/09/2017Beverley17:00Bear Valley2.643.640.95146.98
02/09/2017Beverley17:35Roll On Rory2.273.27-2.27144.71
02/09/2017Newton Abbot14:50Theatre Mill2.403.400.95145.66
02/09/2017Chelmsford20:20Etikaal1.722.720.95146.61
04/09/2017Windsor14:20The Love Doctor2.863.860.95147.56
04/09/2017Windsor16:20Evening Hill1.222.220.95148.51
04/09/2017Brighton15:00Queen Of Kalahari1.462.46-1.46147.05
04/09/2017Brighton17:00Miss Icon1.112.11-1.11145.94
04/09/2017Roscommon18:15Nanabad2.553.550.95146.89
05/09/2017Goodwood15:15Armum2.743.740.95147.84
05/09/2017Goodwood17:00Archangel Raphael1.992.990.95148.79
05/09/2017Hamilton14:25Cliff Bay2.153.15-2.15146.64
05/09/2017Hamilton16:10Dutch Dream3.694.690.95147.59
08/09/2017Newcastle16:35Tango Sky4.455.450.95148.54
08/09/2017Kempton17:50Archers Arrow4.805.80-4.80143.74
09/09/2017Haydock14:25The Tin Man1.682.68-1.68142.06
09/09/2017Thirsk17:15Royal Shaheen2.243.240.95143.01
09/09/2017Stratford14:30Orions Might2.733.730.95143.96
09/09/2017Leopardstown19:20Baraweez2.053.050.95144.91
12/09/2017Leicester15:55Sean Ocasey2.203.200.95145.86
12/09/2017Newcastle20:15Tailors Row2.253.250.95146.81
14/09/2017Chepstow15:55Signore Piccolo2.703.700.95147.76
14/09/2017Doncaster16:35Camerone2.413.410.95148.71
14/09/2017Listowel14:40Cosmic Symbol1.652.650.95149.66
15/09/2017Sandown16:45Fast And Hot2.563.560.95150.61
16/09/2017Doncaster14:25Spirit Of Valor1.722.720.95151.56
16/09/2017Doncaster17:55Tawdeea2.593.590.95152.51
16/09/2017Musselburgh17:15Amelia Dream2.753.750.95153.46
18/09/2017Worcester15:35Altiepix5.636.630.95154.41
20/09/2017Sandown13:30Artscape2.553.550.95155.36
20/09/2017Fairyhouse15:30Golden Spell1.382.380.95156.31
20/09/2017Fairyhouse18:10Here For The Craic4.205.200.95157.26
20/09/2017Kelso19:00Zamarkhan6.807.800.95158.21
21/09/2017Yarmouth16:10William Hunter1.472.47-1.47156.74
21/09/2017Ballinrobe15:50Verona Opera4.705.700.95157.69
21/09/2017Pontefract16:30La Fritillaire2.123.12-2.12155.57
21/09/2017Chelmsford19:15Dark Side Dream2.203.200.95156.52
22/09/2017Newbury16:00Golden Stunner2.583.580.95157.47
23/09/2017Newmarket16:20Wannabe Friends4.105.10-4.10153.37
24/09/2017Uttoxeter15:40Cut The Corner1.992.990.95154.32
24/09/2017Naas17:30Try Again2.823.82-2.82151.50
25/09/2017Kempton16:35Lightening Charlie1.712.710.95152.45

Month Three Results

Laying all of the selections produced a small profit of 0.61 points, but the new V1 Strategy banked 5.58 points profit.

Since implementing Stuart's new V1 strategy there had been a notable improvement to results.

Our total profit now stood at 8.03 points, but we calculated that by using the V1 strategy from the start we would have had a much improved 19.81 points profit

Key Stats

Number of Lays38
Total Stakes (pts)88.51
Profit/Loss (pts)5.58
Profit/Loss (£10 stakes)£55.80
Average Odds3.33
Strike Rate73.7%
ROI6.3%
Overall Bank Growth/Decline5.4%
Bank (150pt starting)158.03

Results

DateCourseTimeSelectionLiabilityBSP OddsP/LBank
26/09/2017Chelmsford19:40Simply Me3.404.400.95153.40
27/09/2017Kempton19:10Its Not Unusual2.283.280.95154.35
28/09/2017Newmarket13:50Lincoln Rocks2.383.380.95155.30
28/09/2017Dundalk20:00Absolute Blast2.033.03-2.03153.27
28/09/2017Newcastle17:45Good Time Ahead1.632.630.95154.22
30/09/2017Gowran Park16:00A Toi Phil2.003.00-2.00152.22
30/09/2017Ripon15:10Foxtrot Knight2.153.150.95153.17
03/10/2017Sedgefield14:30Magnolia Ridge2.303.30-2.30150.87
03/10/2017Kempton18:10Big Time Maybe2.243.24-2.24148.63
05/10/2017Tramore16:15Persian Wind1.582.58-1.58147.05
06/10/2017Ascot16:20Berkshire Boy1.132.130.95148.00
07/10/2017Limerick16:20Fuwairt3.304.300.95148.95
07/10/2017Redcar13:40Lifeboat1.152.150.95149.90
07/10/2017Redcar14:10Three Saints Day2.363.36-2.36147.54
08/10/2017Navan17:45Try Again1.612.610.95148.49
09/10/2017Pontefract14:25Danehill Desert3.304.300.95149.44
09/10/2017Salisbury15:35Live Dangerously1.532.530.95150.39
11/10/2017Nottingham16:55Fast And Hot2.123.12-2.12148.27
11/10/2017Nottingham17:25Perceived1.492.490.95149.22
11/10/2017Ludlow15:00Bob Tucker2.623.620.95150.17
11/10/2017Ludlow15:30Quebec1.672.670.95151.12
12/10/2017Ayr15:05Rioja Day3.194.190.95152.07
13/10/2017Newmarket16:10Duke Of Bronte2.203.20-2.20149.87
14/10/2017Cork14:45Tribal Path2.153.150.95150.82
15/10/2017Goodwood17:25Wannabe Friends1.242.240.95151.77
16/10/2017Yarmouth14:40Felisa3.404.400.95152.72
17/10/2017Worcester14:40Twenty Eight Guns2.183.180.95153.67
17/10/2017Worcester16:40Mont Choisy5.006.000.95154.62
18/10/2017Wetherby16:20Lough Salt2.543.54-2.54152.08
18/10/2017Kempton20:45War At Sea1.962.960.95153.03
19/10/2017Carlisle14:10Hartside2.943.940.95153.98
20/10/2017Newcastle17:10Hussar Ballad4.635.630.95154.93
20/10/2017Dundalk20:00Moviesta1.462.460.95155.88
21/10/2017Market Rasen16:35Shady Glen1.652.65-1.65154.23
21/10/2017Catterick17:10Alfredandnobell3.094.090.95155.18
23/10/2017Plumpton15:00Money For Nothing2.083.080.95156.13
23/10/2017Plumpton16:00Adrrastos2.503.500.95157.08
24/10/2017Newcastle15:10Encrypted2.033.030.95158.03

Month Four Results

The final month ended with 9.2 points profit, rounding the review off nicely and achieving three out of four profitable months.

Key Stats

Number of Lays240
Total Stakes (pts)609.18
Profit/Loss (pts)17.23
Profit/Loss (£10 stakes)£172.30
Average Odds3.54
Strike Rate72.1%
ROI2.8%
Overall Bank Growth/Decline11.5%
Bank (150pt starting)167.23

Results

DateCourseTimeSelectionLiabilityBSP OddsP/LBank
26/10/2017Chelmsford17:45Couldn't Could She4.275.270.95158.98
27/10/2017Wolverhampton19:15Sennockian Star2.293.290.95159.93
27/10/2017Wolverhampton20:45Jack Blaine2.343.340.95160.88
27/10/2017Wolverhampton21:15Caledonia Laird2.303.300.95161.83
28/10/2017Newbury15:20Master Carpenter3.004.000.95162.78
28/10/2017Leopardstown13:25New To Town2.303.30-2.30160.48
28/10/2017Leopardstown14:30Miss Zizi1.722.720.95161.43
29/10/2017Wexford15:45Dandridge6.707.700.95162.38
30/10/2017Redcar14:50Twiggy1.542.540.95163.33
30/10/2017Leicester13:20Master The World1.962.960.95164.28
31/10/2017Wolverhampton20:10Power Home1.652.65-1.65162.63
01/11/2017Fakenham15:40Turban4.895.890.95163.58
01/11/2017Dundalk18:10Shabra Emporer4.205.200.95164.53
02/11/2017Chelmsford21:00All Or Nothing1.842.840.95165.48
03/11/2017Wetherby14:35Marquis Of Carabas3.304.300.95166.43
03/11/2017Newcastle20:15Ambitious Icarus2.403.400.95167.38
04/11/2017Ayr13:35Pistol Park2.553.550.95168.33
04/11/2017Ayr14:10Isaacstown Lad1.942.94-1.94166.39
04/11/2017Ascot13:50Bagad Bihoue3.464.460.95167.34
04/11/2017Ascot15:35Dark Flame2.603.60-2.60164.74
06/11/2017Kempton14:50Red Verdon1.892.89-1.89162.85
07/11/2017Wolverhampton15:15Windsorlot2.503.500.95163.80
08/11/2017Musselburgh15:00Jonny Delta1.922.920.95164.75
10/11/2017Warwick15:50May Dance2.753.750.95165.70
10/11/2017Newcastle18:45Veena2.123.120.95166.65
11/11/2017Aintree14:15Gardefort3.954.950.95167.60
11/11/2017Aintree15:25Ut Majeur Auimes1.862.86-1.86165.74
15/11/2017Ayr15:10No No Mac2.853.850.95166.69
15/11/2017Exeter13:25Azzerti2.353.350.95167.64
15/11/2017Newcastle18:45Zebelini2.893.890.95168.59
16/11/2017Clonmel13:50Peace N Milan4.605.600.95169.54
16/11/2017Chelmsford18:55Bubble And Squeak1.422.42-1.42168.12
16/11/2017Chelmsford20:55Outlaw Torn4.235.230.95169.07
17/11/2017Lingfield13:25Glenys The Menace1.962.96-1.96167.11
17/11/2017Dundalk18:00Ishebayorgrey2.703.700.95168.06
18/11/2017Wolverhampton17:45Zapateado3.304.30-3.30164.76
18/11/2017Wolverhampton18:15Far Dawn1.472.470.95165.71
19/11/2017Punchestown13:40Arbre De Vie2.253.250.95166.66
19/11/2017Punchestown14:50Lizzies Champ2.353.350.95167.61
20/11/2017Plumpton15:10Mr Muddle1.632.63-1.63165.98
22/11/2017Hexham14:00Lowanbehold2.553.55-2.55163.43
22/11/2017Hexham14:35Beyond Temptation1.632.630.95164.38
22/11/2017Chepstow15:00Fille Des Champs1.922.920.95165.33
24/11/2017Ascot15:50Peter The Mayo Man2.253.250.95166.28
24/11/2017Newcastle19:15Poppy In The Wind2.703.700.95167.23
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Review Summary

We finished our review of The Betting Mastermind with a total profit of 17.23 points (ROI of 2.8%) using level 1 point stakes.

Since the new V1 filters were put in place, we saw a great improvement in our results and it definitely seems to be the way forward. It is important that a tipster is able to adapt and change things around to ensure they still have an edge.

We're happy to recommend The Betting Mastermind as a steady bank builder - it's a 'pass' from us.


Review Stats+17.23pts profit, 2.8% ROI, 72.1% SR
Stakes Level 1 point stakes
Starting bank 150 points
Average no. betsApprox. 60 per month
Time of emailsMorning 9.00-11.00am
Price£19.99 per month – limited to 100 subscribers to protect liquidity
RatingPass

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  • Goal Profits Rating
  • Rated 3.5 stars


The Betting Mastermind is a horse racing tipster service which offers daily lays for place markets on Betfair. We banked 17.23 points profit during our review.

Pros

  • Betfair SP betting – no bookies required
  • Transparent results
  • Cons

  • New strategy means races must be checked prior to starting
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