Value Favs Review: Horse Racing Tips Service

Value Favs Review
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Welcome to our Value Favs review - A horse racing betting service from Tipster Street offering daily tips for short priced favourites at value prices.

Pros

  • Consistent profits
  • Transparent results
  • Emails sent out each morning with plenty of time to get bets on
  • No problems getting the required odds or better

Cons

  • No analysis with tips

We have been reviewing the Value Favs horse racing service from Tipster Street for three months now and it’s time for our conclusion. Overall we have finished with a profit of 36.68 points at the available odds and advised stakes, with an ROI of 10.5%.

During the three month trial, there were 174 bets and 75 of them returned a profit, which is a strike rate of 43.1%. It’s unusual for a horse racing betting service to have a strike rate as high as this, but this service focuses on favourites at value prices.

Review Stats 36.68pts profit, 10.5% ROI, 43.1% SR
Stakes 2 points per selection
Starting bank 50 points
Average no. bets 56 per month
Time of emails Every morning between 9.00-11.00am, with occasional evening email
Price £4.99 for first month, then £19.95 per month or £39.95 per quarter
Rating Pass

The odds ranged from 1.50 to 4.50 and averaged at 2.67, so if the service is able to keep up this strike rate it would be profitable in the long term. The service has had an overall strike rate of 48% going by their official results.

The longest winning sequence was 8 bets and the longest losing sequence was 7 bets, so nothing too extreme in terms of variance.

It’s also good to know that the service would have made a profit at Betfair SP odds of 13.36 points. You would expect the odds to shorten on favourites near the start of the race when they are being backed heavily, but in most cases, they held up quite well.


Key Stats
 Advised OddsAvailable OddsBetfair SP
Number of Bets174174174
Total Stakes (pts)348.00348.00348.00
Profit/Loss (pts)+31.68+36.68+13.36
Profit/Loss (£25 stakes)+£792.00+£917.00+£334.00
Average Odds2.662.672.80
Strike Rate43.1%43.1%43.1%
ROI9.1%10.5%3.8%
Bank (50pts starting)81.6886.6863.36

Value Favs Review Performance Graph

Month #3 Results
DateCourseTimeSelectionStakeAvailable OddsP/LBank
27/09/2016Southwell16:40Katie Gale2.003.254.50105.76
27/09/2016Sedgefield16:50Mileva Roller2.004.33-2.00103.76
28/09/2016Bangor14:10Domtaline2.004.50-2.00101.76
28/09/2016Bangor14:40Aqalim2.002.63-2.0099.76
29/09/2016Warwick14:00Peter The Mayo Man2.001.621.24101.00
01/10/2016Redcar14:10City Of Joy2.001.671.34102.34
01/10/2016Wolverhampton21:10The Greedy Boy2.003.25-2.00100.34
02/10/2016Huntingdon14:05Fouburg2.002.62-2.0098.34
02/10/2016Huntingdon15:15Diable De Sivola2.002.00-2.0096.34
03/10/2016Southwell15:10Debece2.001.91-2.0094.34
04/10/2016Brighton14:10Getgo2.002.753.5097.84
04/10/2016Kempton19:10Dubai Dunes2.002.10-2.0095.84
05/10/2016Kempton17:50Al Reeh2.003.75-2.0093.84
06/10/2016Exeter16:05Minellacelebration2.001.67-2.0091.84
06/10/2016Exeter16:40Lostock Hall2.002.633.2695.10
06/10/2016Hereford17:20Some Kinda Lama2.002.252.5097.60
08/10/2016Hexham15:00Ethelwyn2.002.38-2.0095.60
08/10/2016Hexham17:10Mr Monochrome2.001.83-2.0093.60
09/10/2016Chepstow14:50Arpege D'Alene2.002.75-2.0091.60
10/10/2016Yarmouth14:40Wolf Country2.002.252.5094.10
11/10/2016Huntingdon15:00My Mo2.004.35-2.0092.10
12/10/2016Kempton19:25Gheedaa2.001.801.6093.70
13/10/2016Uttoxeter14:20Officer Hoolihan2.003.00-2.0091.70
13/10/2016Brighton14:30Titan Goddess2.002.38-2.0089.70
14/10/2016Redcar13:45Armandihan2.002.63-2.0087.70
14/10/2016Wincanton16:10Karl Marx2.003.25-2.0085.70
14/10/2016Newcastle21:20Trooper's Gold2.003.505.0090.70
15/10/2016Catterick13:45Vaulted2.003.50-2.0088.70
15/10/2016Market Rasen15:20Viens Chercher2.003.755.5094.20
15/10/2016Market Rasen16:30Bandsman2.004.00-2.0092.20
15/10/2016Stratford16:55Breath Of Blighty2.003.25-2.0090.20
16/10/2016Kempton15:05Taper Tantrum2.001.67-2.0088.20
16/10/2016Kempton17:15Leith Hill Lad2.002.102.2090.40
17/10/2016Pontefract16:40Burmese2.001.91-2.0088.40
18/10/2016Kempton18:10Nibras Again2.003.25-2.0086.40
19/10/2016Worcester14:20Mrsrobin2.003.75-2.0084.40
19/10/2016Newmarket15:05Rummani2.002.20-2.0082.40
19/10/2016Newmarket16:15Stradivarius2.004.00-2.0080.40
19/10/2016Kempton18:20Pivoine2.004.006.0086.40
20/10/2016Newton Abbot16:40The Yank2.003.505.0091.40
20/10/2016Carlisle17:00Cloudy Dream2.001.631.2692.66
20/10/2016Chelmsford18:15Great Court2.002.88-2.0090.66
21/10/2016Newbury14:25Sound Bar2.003.505.0095.66
22/10/2016Kelso15:40Another Bill2.002.883.7699.42
22/10/2016Cheltenham16:40Brother Tedd2.002.88-2.0097.42
23/10/2016Aintree13:40No Comment2.002.63-2.0095.42
23/10/2016Wincanton13:50Linguine2.001.62-2.0093.42
24/10/2016Redcar15:25Italian Beauty2.002.88-2.0091.42
24/10/2016Redcar16:30Shah Of Armaan2.003.00-2.0089.42
25/10/2016Chepstow13:30Rolling Dylan2.003.00-2.0087.42
25/10/2016Bangor14:10Excellent Result2.002.88-2.0085.42
25/10/2016Bangor14:40Value At Risk2.002.382.7688.18
26/10/2016Nottingham13:50Dhajeej2.002.75-2.0086.18
26/10/2016Chelmsford14:30Trishuli Rock2.003.75-2.0084.18
26/10/2016Fakenham14:40Fine Resolve2.003.75-2.0082.18
26/10/2016Fakenham15:10Fool To Cry2.003.254.5086.68

The stakes have been advised at 2 points with £25 being used per point, so effectively you would be staking £50 for each bet. We’ve seen quite a few tipster services that do this, sometimes to exaggerate their P/L.

We’re not sure exactly why Value Favs have chosen this staking plan, as their Profit/Loss record has been pretty impressive at level stakes anyway, as you can see below. October has been the only losing month since the launch of the service in Dec 2015.

MonthAdvised Stakes P/LLevel Stakes P/L
December+7.30+3.65
January+45.83+22.92
February+23.34+11.67
March+33.47+16.74
April+13.86+6.93
May+44.39+22.20
June+3.19+1.60
July+40.25+20.13
August+30.39+15.20
September+22.39+11.20
October-14.01-7.01
Total+250.40+125.20

(Note. These are taken from the Tipster Street's results, which include Best Odds Guaranteed. Our results do not include BOG, so they may differ slightly).


Pricing

The service is reasonably priced at £4.99 for the first month and then either £19.95 per month or £39.95 per quarter.

The quarterly option works out at £13.32 per month, which is great value for money.


Summary

Value Favs has been simple to follow and we haven’t had a problem getting the required odds. The results have been very consistent month to month, apart from the little blip in October.

If you like betting on horse racing but would prefer betting at lower odds and a higher strike rate, this one comes highly recommended.

We have added the service to our approved tipsters list and awarded a 4 star pass rating.


Value Favs Review: Update Two

30th September 2016

It’s been another cracking month for Value Favs and we have now more than doubled our 50 point betting bank to 101.26 points. In the second month of our review we made a profit of 19.55 points with an ROI of 16.9% at the available odds. This brings our total profit so far up to 51.26 points.

At the advised £25 per point stakes we have now made a profit of £1281.50.

This month there were 58 bets, with 26 winners giving a strike rate of 44.8%. We experienced the longest losing run of the trial so far, which was 7 losing bets, but there was a quick recovery.


Key Stats
 Advised OddsAvailable OddsBetfair SP
Number of Bets585858
Total Stakes (pts)116.00116.00116.00
Profit/Loss (pts)+20.47+19.55+15.13
Profit/Loss (£25 stakes)+£511.75+£488.75+£378.25
Average Odds2.652.662.91
Strike Rate44.8%44.8%44.8%
ROI17.6%16.9%13.0%
Bank (50pts starting)97.20101.2686.55

Month #2 Results

DateCourseTimeSelectionStakeOddsP/LBank
27/08/2016Cartmel14:15Hassle2.001.801.6083.31
27/08/2016Cartmel14:50Princeton Royale2.002.382.7586.06
28/08/2016Beverley13:50Gramercy2.003.25-2.0084.06
29/08/2016Cartmel14:55Hygrove Percy2.003.755.5089.56
30/08/2016Worcester17:30Invocation2.002.88-2.0087.56
30/08/2016Worcester18:30Double Accord2.003.25-2.0085.56
30/08/2016Worcester19:30Nice Thoughts2.001.62-2.0083.56
31/08/2016Southwell14:20The Tourard Man2.001.731.4685.02
31/08/2016Lingfield16:40Celestation2.001.80-2.0083.02
31/08/2016Lingfield17:15Sciarra2.002.753.5086.52
31/08/2016Carlisle17:20Golden Reign2.001.80-2.0084.52
01/09/2016Salisbury14:40Contentment2.001.62-2.0082.52
01/09/2016Sedgefield14:50For Goodness Sake2.001.73-2.0080.52
01/09/2016Haydock15:00Star Archer2.001.671.3481.86
01/09/2016Salisbury15:10Argenterie2.002.252.5084.36
01/09/2016Sedgefield16:20The Backup Plan2.002.10-2.0082.36
01/09/2016Chelmsford20:10Fashion Design2.003.25-2.0080.36
02/09/2016Haydock14:10Helmsdale2.002.25-2.0078.36
02/09/2016Newcastle14:55Corridor Kid2.002.90-2.0076.36
02/09/2016Musselburg16:50Equity2.003.25-2.0074.36
02/09/2016Kempton20:00Power Game2.004.00-2.0072.36
03/09/2016Stratford13:55Holy Cross2.003.75-2.0070.36
03/09/2016Kempton15:15The Last Lion2.002.623.2473.60
05/09/2016Windsor14:20Dontforgettocall2.002.63-2.0071.60
05/09/2016Brighton14:30Colibri2.002.002.0073.60
05/09/2016Perth15:10Trespassed2.001.62-2.0071.60
06/09/2016Worcester16:10Solstalla2.003.755.5077.10
06/09/2016Redcar16:20Hyland Heather2.003.254.5081.60
07/09/2016Carlisle15:25Cuttin' Edge2.001.91-2.0079.60
08/09/2016Epsom14:05Maldonado2.001.831.6681.26
08/09/2016Doncaster16:50Glencadam Glory2.003.755.5086.76
08/09/2016Chelmsford19:40Divisonist2.002.38-2.0084.76
10/09/2016Lingfield15:00Unforgetable Filly2.001.671.3486.10
11/09/2016Chelmsford14:50Cartwright2.002.10-2.0084.10
12/09/2016Kempton15:10Pichola Dance2.004.507.0091.10
12/09/2016Worcester15:20Move To The Grove2.002.63-2.0089.10
12/09/2016Worcester16:20Simply Blessed2.004.33-2.0087.10
13/09/2016Chepstow16:10Monday Club2.002.382.7689.86
13/09/2016Yarmouth16:50Roman Holiday2.004.006.0095.86
14/09/2016Kelso16:15Theligny2.002.002.0097.86
15/09/2016Yarmouth14:10Splash Around2.001.74-2.0095.86
15/09/2016Pontefract17:10Queen Of The Stars2.001.731.4697.32
16/09/2016Newton Abbot14:20Echo Brava2.004.33-2.0095.32
16/09/2016Newton Abbot14:55Frodon2.001.571.1496.46
16/09/2016Hexham16:30Top Of The Glas2.001.741.4897.94
17/09/2016Wolverhampton18:40Pulsating2.003.50-2.0095.94
19/09/2016Kempton15:10Raven's Lady2.003.004.0099.94
19/09/2016Hamilton15:50Vizier2.003.254.50104.44
19/09/2016Leicester16:00Lovely Story2.004.00-2.00102.44
20/09/2016Beverley14:10Areen Heart2.001.911.82104.26
20/09/2016Ffos Las16:50Ttainted Love2.002.63-2.00102.26
21/09/2016Redcar16:30Ray's The Money2.001.80-2.00100.26
22/09/2016Newmarket15:10Urban Fox2.003.254.50104.76
23/09/2016Haydock14:10Mjjack2.003.254.50109.26
24/09/2016Ripon14:05Await The Storm2.002.00-2.00107.26
24/09/2016Market Rasen17:30Bandsman2.003.75-2.00105.26
25/09/2016Epsom16:55Cape Banjo2.003.00-2.00103.26
26/09/2016Hamilton13:50Perfect Symphony2.002.50-2.00101.26

The bank has steadily been increasing each month and it would be great to finish the review off in style next month with 3 out 3.

We’ll be back next month with our final review.​


Value Favs Review: Update One

31st August 2016

We’ve had a great start to our review of horse racing tips service, Value Favs, with a 63% increase to our 50 point starting bank. At the available odds we have made a profit of 31.71 points with an ROI 26.4%. That’s £792.75 profit at the advised £25 per point.

From 60 bets, 31 of them have won, giving the service a 51.7% strike rate in the first month of our trial at average odds of 2.52.

We were able to find better odds than the ones advised, which have been taken solely from William Hill. We were able to make just under 5 points extra profit by using a range of other well-known bookies. The service has decided to include other bookies odds in their emails going forward to maximise profits.

At Betfair SP odds we made slightly less profit, but still an impressive 21.42 points with an ROI of 17.9%. It would be great to see the service keep up these sort of results at BSP, as betting on horse racing can sometimes be a problem for those with limited stakes at the bookies.


Key Stats
 Advised OddsAvailable OddsBetfair SP
Number of Bets606060
Total Stakes (pts)120.00120.00120.00
Profit/Loss (pts)+26.73+31.71+21.42
Profit/Loss (£25 stakes)+£668.25+£792.75+£535.50
Average Odds2.462.522.59
Strike Rate51.7%51.7%51.7%
ROI22.3%26.4%17.9%
Bank (pts)76.7381.7171.42

Month #1 Results
DateCourseTimeSelectionStakeOddsP/LBank
27/07/2016Perth14:10Traditional Dancer2.002.75-2.0048.00
27/07/2016Perth17:40Westinmare2.002.62-2.0046.00
28/07/2016Stratford14:10Collodi2.002.252.5048.50
29/07/2016Bangor13:40Precision Five2.002.753.5052.00
31/07/2016Chester14:10Devil's Bridge2.001.53-2.0050.00
31/07/2016Market Rasen14:20Birch Hill2.002.202.4052.40
01/08/2016Kempton15:00What A Boy2.003.00-2.0050.40
02/08/2016Nottingham18:35Straw Hat2.001.801.6052.00
02/08/2016Chelmsford18:50See The Sea2.002.25-2.0050.00
03/08/2016Yarmouth17:50Hartswell2.002.63-2.0048.00
03/08/2016Kempton20:10Moorside2.002.883.7551.75
04/08/2016Haydock14:20Town Charter2.003.00-2.0049.75
04/08/2016Wolverhampton20:15Texas Katie2.003.254.5054.25
05/08/2016Wolverhampton13:50Simmie2.002.102.2056.45
06/08/2016Redcar14:15Bismarck The Flyer2.002.10-2.0054.45
06/08/2016Ayr18:10Wigan Warrior2.003.75-2.0052.45
06/08/2016Lingfield18:50Dourado2.001.701.4053.85
08/08/2016Ayr14:00Nepeta2.003.00-2.0051.85
09/08/2016Chepstow14:15Shipping Forecast2.001.671.3453.19
09/08/2016Thirsk14:30Tschierschen2.001.91-2.0051.19
09/08/2016Lingfield18:45Zwayyan2.001.731.4652.65
10/08/2016Salisbury14:20Beck And Call2.002.00-2.0050.65
10/08/2016Newton Abbot17:10Canton Prince2.003.505.0055.65
10/08/2016Bath17:50Blue Suede2.001.531.0656.71
10/08/2016Kempton18:40Dubara2.003.75-2.0054.71
10/08/2016Kempton19:40Showreel2.002.25-2.0052.71
11/08/2016Salisbury13:40Gravity Wave2.004.006.0058.71
11/08/2016Stratford17:50Bleu Et Noir2.003.25-2.0056.71
11/08/2016Stratford18:50Daulys Anthem2.003.00-2.0054.71
12/08/2016Newcastle15:00Loveable Helen2.002.753.5058.21
12/08/2016Nottingham15:45Mujaamil2.001.83-2.0056.21
13/08/2016Newbury13:55Promising2.002.50-2.0054.21
13/08/2016Doncaster14:35Conqueress2.003.25-2.0052.21
13/08/2016Doncaster15:10Soundstrings2.002.20-2.0050.21
13/08/2016Market Rasen18:10Hassle2.001.91-2.0048.21
15/08/2016Thirsk16:15Lastmanlastround2.003.004.0052.21
15/08/2016Windsor17:30Smokey Lane2.002.102.2054.41
15/08/2016Windsor18:30Stratum2.001.751.5055.91
16/08/2016Kempton14:45Honorina2.001.831.6657.57
16/08/2016Ripon15:30Permian2.001.501.0058.57
17/08/2016York15:05Idaho2.001.731.4660.03
17/08/2016Chepstow17:15Vercingetorix2.001.911.8261.85
17/08/2016Worcester18:30Fountains Blossom2.003.754.4066.25
17/08/2016Kempton19:10Torquay2.002.50-2.0064.25
18/08/2016Stratford16:40Monsieur Gibraltar2.002.75-2.0062.25
19/08/2016Bangor14:10Three Colours Red2.003.50-2.0060.25
19/08/2016Sandown15:30Deningy2.003.254.5064.75
19/08/2016Bangor16:30Move To The Groove2.003.755.5070.25
20/08/2016Newton Abbot16:55Bleu Et Noir2.001.731.4671.71
20/08/2016Bath17:10Withold2.002.753.5075.21
22/08/2016Brighton16:00Golden Reign2.001.83-2.0073.21
22/08/2016Carlisle16:15Going Up2.003.00-2.0071.21
22/08/2016Thirsk18:05Manners Please2.002.753.5074.71
23/08/2016Chelmsford18:40Sunset Dream2.002.382.7677.47
23/08/2016Chelmsford19:40Yasir2.003.755.5082.97
24/08/2016Lingfield14:10Aimez La Vie2.002.25-2.0080.97
24/08/2016Lingfield14:40Conqueress2.002.753.5084.47
26/08/2016Newmarket14:00Spatial2.001.621.2485.71
26/08/2016Thirsk14:20Showtime Lady2.002.38-2.0083.71
26/08/2016Hamilton17:55Sofia's Rock2.002.25-2.0081.71

So far so good! It'll be interesting to see if there will be a correction after such a good month.

We’ll be back in a month’s time with our next update.


Value Favs Review: Introduction

27th July 2016

Value Favs is a horse racing betting service from Tipster Street that, as the name would suggest, specialises in betting on favourites that offer good value. They are fairly new to the network, launching in December 2015, but so far the results have been very consistent. Impressively, they are yet to have a losing month.

Up until June 2016 they have made a profit of 170.38 points, an average monthly profit of 24.34 points and a total ROI of 18%.

Often during our horse racing service reviews we come across long losing streaks and low strike rates, but with this service focusing on lower priced selections they have managed to achieve a strike rate of 47%.

There are approximately 2-3 tips sent out per day and they are sent via email daily between 9.00-11.00am, with the occasional evening email.

A starting bank of 50 points is recommended and stakes are advised at 2 point win bets. The recommended stake is £25 per point, but you can choose to use whatever amount you want.

They state that you must use a bookmaker offering Best Odds Guaranteed, which of course is the best way to go if you have access to one, but we do not include BOG prices in our reviews to be fair to those who aren’t eligible.


Pricing

There are two membership options:

  • ​£4.99 for the first month and then £19.95 per month
  • £4.99 for the first month and then £39.95 per quarter

You often hear people say "You cannot win by backing favourites" when it comes to horse betting, but can this service prove them wrong?

We’ll be following the tips over the next three months and will report back monthly with our results including the advised odds, available odds and Betfair SP odds.

Pros

  • Consistent profits
  • Transparent results
  • Emails sent out each morning with plenty of time to get bets on
  • No problems getting the required odds or better

Cons

  • No analysis with tips

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