Round the Clock Racing is a horse racing tipster service that is offered through the Bet Kudos arm of the Betfan group. The service is operated by Jack Easton who is a graduate from the Tipster Planet scheme.
What does the product offer?
Bet Kudos implores you to start by asking if you are “ready for racing winners like this…” before reeling off a few horses who have won at odds of between 3/1 and 10/1. As far as headlines go, this is rather underwhelming and under any other circumstances, I may simply label this as a tipster being honest. Unfortunately, this is Betfan territory and it isn’t like their marketing team to be modest about results.
So, what exactly are you supposed to gain from Round the Clock Racing? Unlike a lot of services, the name doesn’t give a lot away. Fortunately, the marketing material does with a number of claims thrown in for good measure. According to Jack Easton, following his selections with Round the Clock Racing will provide you with a “steady string of winners most days of the week”. This consistency based approach is a good one to see as I personally feel that too many tipsters chase a big win rather than lots of wins.
Of course, all of this makes Round the Clock Racing sound fantastic. It is a sales pitch in promotional material. The truth can often be far removed from these claims however. With that in mind, let’s get down to brass tacks. In terms of the logistics, Round the Clock Racing appears to be a pretty standard affair. Jack Easton issues selections via email (as well as uploading to a member’s area). Where Round the Clock Racing does stand out however is that selections are sent out twice per day (around 10pm and 10am).
This brings me onto the bets themselves. The service is pretty straight forward and involves simply backing horses to win. Jack Easton may however advise of multiple horses per race due to how Round the Clock Racing works (I will get to this shortly). What is important to note however is the volume of bets. It is a common thing to see anywhere from 8 selections per day going way into double figures.
Jack Easton’s high volume betting approach brings me neatly onto the numbers. The staking plan that is advised for Round the Clock Racing is the usual Betfair approach. This means that you are expected to stake 5 points per bet. At £10 per point, this means £50 per bet which on some days means staking in excess of £500. This approach does work with some tipsters however as I will explore below, in the case of Round the Clock Racing I see it as more of a point for concern.
All of this brings me to the other thing that really matters when you are looking at the numbers and that is the strike rate. Given how Jack Easton talks about Round the Clock Racing, you would expect something reasonably high. Especially with his talk about consistency. Unfortunately, the strike rate for Round the Clock Racing sits at just 29.77% at the time of writing. This isn’t a terrible result, but given how Round the Clock Racing operates I was holding out for a higher figure.
How does the product work?
There is a very straight forward method to the system behind Round the Clock Racing. Once you get past all the sales patter about how Jack Easton has been betting since his school days and whatnot, you are able to get into some detail about things. Essentially, Round the Clock Racing is based around betting on favourites. This is usually a bad idea, however there is a little more to it than this and it is that little more that makes all the difference.
Jack Easton focuses on backing the top favourites in races. Supposedly, the top 3 favourites will win 69% over the time. This then becomes a core area for consideration, as well as looking at things like the going, ratings (both official and the Racing Post) and arguably most importantly speed ratings. It is only once all of these things are considered before selections are issued to Round the Clock Racing subscribers.
What is the initial investment?
Bet Kudos and Jack Easton are asking £38 per month (the 28 day membership) and £76 per quarter (the 90 day membership) for Round the Clock Racing. Both of these figures include VAT as well which bumps up the costs somewhat. It is also worth keeping in mind that Round the Clock Racing is ultimately sold through the Betfan group which means that there is no real money back guarantee in place unfortunately. The team do say that they will review any refund requests however these are not typically offered.
What is the rate of return?
Round the Clock Racing has been proofed for a very significant period of time (since the end of 2016). Since then it has produced an overall profit of 402.02 points of profit. There are however a few things to keep in mind about this number. First of all, this is down 213 points since July. It is also worth keeping in mind that this represents an ROI of just over 4%. This is a disappointingly low figure.
It is not very often that I take this point of view, but the fact that Round the Clock Racing has historically made money really isn’t enough in my eyes. Whilst the service has proofed well through Tipster Planet, since then Jack Easton has only lost money, and a significant amount at that. This is a worrying trend that unfortunately, I have seen happen a few times and I don’t recall having ever really seen this kind of decline reversed. Even the ROI highlights just how little profit there actually is to be made.
This is unfortunately something of a pattern that I have seen before now with Betfan products, and as such, I am not entirely surprised. The fact is that the staking plans that are involved can quickly decimate a betting bank, especially when you can have a large number of bets being placed per day.
There isn’t much more that I can really say about Round the Clock Racing. Whilst it may have worked out well once, it isn’t now and that is really the only thing that matters. This is rather unfortunate as Betfan as a group seem to be increasing the prices of their services across the board and so more affordable options are increasingly a rarity.
With that in mind, I would be inclined to give Round the Clock Racing a pretty wide berth. Whilst it could hypothetically become profitable in the future, I don’t see any evidence that this is actually going to happen.