We were recently contacted by SportsWorld Publishing, a tipster platform that we haven't come across before, although apparently they have been proofing tipsters for more than 20 years.
At the time of writing they have 7 tipsters available to follow on their website and we plan to review all of them eventually, but the one we are starting with is the Top Marks service.
On the sales page, Top Marks boasts an impressive 193 points profit since its inception just 9 months ago in November 2017.
However, the full results posted to the website are a little confusing as they only date back to March of this year and they start with the total profit already at 210.52 points. We've been advised that this is because SportsWorld Publishing took over the independent proofing of results from March. The actual total reported profit to date is 312.51 points.
If we put this confusion aside, going by the results from the last four months we can see that from 671 selections the service has tipped 242 top rated winners. This gave them a profit of 98.09 points at a 36% strike rate and an impressive 14.6% ROI using 1 point level stakes.
The service bases their selections on their own private handicap ratings and take into account many other factors such as current form, jockeyship and trainer form.
They state they send out daily morning emails around 9.40am with an average of 5.5 runners per day and the best odds available are given with each selection. All bets appear to be straight wins with no each-ways bets and the odds have ranged from short-priced favourites to big winners up to 18/1.
There is a current opening offer of £15 for the first month followed by a recurring £30 monthly subscription.
We have set up a 100 point starting bank and will be recording our results over the next few months for the odds given in the emails, the actual odds available and also Betfair SP results.
We'll report back in a month's time with our first update.