Sixth Sense is the newest horse racing tipster service to be offered through the Winning Information Network arm of the Befan Group. Selections come via an unnamed tipster however the service has been proofed for some time.
What does the product offer?
Do you like winning big at the races? Winning Information Network asks in the headline for Sixth Sense. This is then followed by a stream of high priced winners including two 33/1 bets. With this, you are immediately sucked in. Especially when you take the name of the service into account as well. Naturally, I take this all with a healthy pinch of salt. Winning Information Network are some of the best marketers in the game and what I have seen of Sixth Sense suggests that this isn’t going to break the mould.
So what else do the Winning Information Network team say that Sixth Sense has going on for it? Well the claims are that this is a high profit horse racing club. It is also supposedly easy to use with the sales material making reference to the fact that in theory, anybody can simply follow along with the selections that are issued. What is exciting, is that Sixth Sense is one of the first products for some time that I have looked at which has been promoted from Tipster Planet (I will look at this in full detail below).
All of this sounds great however as always, it is important to dissect and figure out what exactly is going on behind the scenes of Sixth Sense. Any marketer will always wax lyrical about their services however the reality can be very far removed from this. In this case, I don’t think that you are necessarily going to see anything revolutionary. The tipster behind the service updates daily, usually on the night before races. Selections are sent out via email and uploaded to a members area of the Winning Information Network website. All pretty standard fare.
Bets themselves are not entirely a straight forward affair however. The majority are advised as straight wins however there are also some small accumulators thrown in for measure. Furthermore, Sixth Sense quite often involves betting on multiple horses in the same race which can become confusing, especially when you’re backing 4 horses in a race.
As you can probably imagine, this does bump up the volume of selections each day. In fact, what Winning Information Network don’t mention in any of the sales material for Sixth Sense is that you can expect as many as 20 plus bets per day. This isn’t a one off thing either with several examples of this volume made available within a week.
These numbers are pretty high on their own, all of which means that Sixth Sense isn’t a service for a novice bettor (as far as I am concerned), however if there was any doubt whatsoever of this, it lies in the amounts of money that you have to stake. For example, over the last weekend (which admittedly was Ascot), you would have had to have staked 152 points in 3 days. This is down to the fact that Sixth Sense uses the typical Betfan staking plan of between 1 and 5 points per bet.
All of this would perhaps be acceptable if it weren’t for the strike rate which Sixth Sense has which currently stands at just 8.26%. This is a very small number, even for the way in which the service works. There are a large number of reasons this concerns me and I will get to them below.
How does the product work?
The sales material for Sixth Sense is accompanied by the kind of sales patter that you usually get with this kind of product. The tipster behind the service grew up around horse racing, his whole family used to enjoy a bet and etc. This is nothing that we haven’t heard before and unfortunately, there is nothing to prove or disprove it. Personally, I remain sceptical about these kind of things.
What is apparent about Sixth Sense is that there is clearly a focus on backing horses with much longer odds in a race. Whilst I would hope that this isn’t simply guesswork and there is some strategy behind selections, Winning Information Network offer no real explanation either.
What is the initial investment?
Price wise, Sixth Sense is pretty reasonable by the standards of Betfan. Especially when you consider that some of their more recent products have retailed at almost £100 per month. That having been said, Winning Information Network are still asking for £40 for a 28 day subscription. There is also a quarterly subscription which offers better value at £75 for 90 days. This option is also available without subscribing meaning it is just a one off payment.
As is typical with anything related to Betfan, there is no money back guarantee in place as such. The team say that they do not typically offer refunds however they do say that they will consider any requests that are made.
What is the rate of return?
In just one month Sixth Sense has produced a profit of 266.3 points. This somehow works out at an ROI of around 40%. Whilst this may seem like a respectable amount, given the amount that you have to bet in order to generate this kind of profit however, it is important to ensure some context is kept on these profits. Despite how Winning Information Network present this profit.
Betfan and Winning Information Network put out a lot of different services each year and it can be a bit of a crap shoot as to which will still be around in 18 months time. I will also hold my hands up and admit that I have been wrong with Betfan products before. In the case of Sixth Sense however, I am finding it difficult to see where the long term profit may lie.
With the sheer volume of bets and the amount that you are staking a decent losing streak could easily destroy a betting bank of 100 points. In fact, a look at the proofing shows that this has happened before and losing as many as 50 points in a very short space of time is common place. Whilst in the long term Sixth Sense has generated a profit and if you have stuck with it, you should be comfortable with the amount you have to bet with. The truth however is that this simply isn’t going to be a position that most people are in.
Personally, I feel that there are some very well justified concerns surrounding Sixth Sense. Winning Information Network have done their usual very good job of making a profitable service seem very desirable, but when I look at the numbers I simply don’t have that kind of faith. For my money, Betfan themselves offer better, more specifically, more consistent services for a similar cost and I would be much more inclined to look at them before buying into Sixth Sense.