Slow Horse Luke is a brand new and independent horse racing lay betting system. It is operated by Luke Glover and is supposedly able to generate substantial profits with very little risk.
What does the product offer?
The sales material for Slow Horse Luke paints a very solid looking picture of the service with Luke Glover claiming that you can profit from losers daily with a success rate of 91.3%. If Slow Horse Luke is actually capable of delivering his then it would make it one of the better tipster services that I will have looked at this year. With this in mind, let’s delve a little deeper into things and see whether or not there is really anything to Luke Glover’s claims.
As a service Slow Horse Luke is actually rather straight forward on the surface. Selections are issued via email on a daily basis. All that you have to do is place the bets that Luke Glover recommends, sit back and wait for the profits to roll in. In terms of volume, Slow Horse Luke doesn’t ever feel like it is getting out of hand (meaning that you will rarely have ten bets plus days) whilst the bet types are all lay bets. I have said that Slow Horse Luke is straight forward on the surface, and logistically, this is true. What is clear to me
There doesn’t appear to be any real staking plan in place for Slow Horse Luke that I can see. Luke Glover says that he personally stakes £30 on each bet. He also says that you should have a 100 point betting bank (which for his staking would mean £3000 I would imagine). Truth be told, most lay betting services follow a simple level staking plan of 1 point per bet and whilst there doesn’t seem to be a specific plan in place for Slow Horse Luke, this seems like a reasonable starting point.
The final thing that I like to look at in terms of numbers with Slow Horse Luke is the strike rate. As I have touched upon, Luke Glover claims that 91.3% of his bets are successful. Given that this is a lay betting service which have a historically much hiher strike rate than a win based service, I can see this being within the realms of possibility. That having been said, I also feel that it is important to keep in mind that there is no evidence supplied to back this claim up.
How does Slow Horse Luke work?
Slow Horse Luke is a lay betting service which for those of you who aren’t aware, is essentially betting against an outcome. This means that when we lay a horse, we are betting on it losing. Unfotunately, this type of bet isn’t something that bookmakers offer so you will need an account with a betting exchange and a basic understanding in order to follow Luke Glover’s advice.
Rather pleasantly, the sales material for Slow Horse Luke goes into great detail about what the selection process entails and it actually makes for genuinely interesting reading. As is the case with a number of different lay betting services that I have looked at before, Slow Horse Luke is fundamentally based around laying the favourite in a race. There are however a strict set of rules and processes to follow.
First of all, Luke Glover will find races where the favourite has odds that are below 3.0 which helps to keep your potential liabilities down. From here, the sales material gets a little tangential and there isn’t really enough concise information to break down a process accurately. None the less, it goes a little something like this:
A horses loses a race because of 3 main reasons. It doesn’t start well, it falls or it is too slow. To say that this is a no brainer is a bit of an understatement. By addressing each of the ways that a horse can lose in a race, the suggestion is that Slow Horse Luke can identify which horses to lay.
For example, saying a horse doesn’t start well can be paired up with shorter races. From here, Luke Glover says that he is able to use speed ratings in order to find races where a horse may get off to a slow start. The idea behind this element of Slow Horse Luke is that if a horse is slow and doesn’t get off to a quick start, it will probably be unable to catch up.
There are also elements of dutching behind Slow Horse Luke with Luke Glover recommending placing bets on multiple horses per race. This means that if one of your bets loses, you aren’t going to be left too out of pocket. Finally the jump season has a big impact on Slow Horse Luke with Luke Glover saying that this is one of the most uncertain and resultantly, most profitable times of betting year for him.
Quite how all of this is brought together isn’t something that I feel is ever adequately explored.
What is the initial investment?
On the surface of things, Slow Horse Luke looks like an absolute bargain with Luke Glover simply asking £14.95 per month for access to his selections. This is price will supposedly never go up, isn’t limited to in terms of time scales and numbers. Payment for Slow Horse Luke is handled through Clickbank which means that there is also a full 60 day money back guarantee in place should you find that Slow Horse Luke isn’t for you. Rather concerningly (at least in my book), Luke Glover doesn’t ever mention this money back guarantee anywhere in the sales material for Slow Horse Luke.
What is the rate of return?
One of the things that always stood out for me about Slow Horse Luke is that the income potential never ventures into the realms of silliness. In fact, Luke Glover says that in 2015, he made £26,872 and change. This means a little under £75 per day on average which with £25 stakes seems to put Slow Horse Luke in the realm of possibility. I feel that it is important to point out however that there is no proofing to back this claim up. Furthermore, there is actually very little evidence full stop.
It isn’t very often that I come into a service actively wanting it to be genuine. Crap is crap and good services are increasingly difficult to find, but Slow Horse Luke sits somewhere in the middle. There is plenty to criticise, for example the lack of evidence and teal staking plan, but on the other hand Luke Glover isn’t claiming that he is going to make you a millionaire overnight.
In fact, superficially I was going to tentatively recommend Slow Horse Luke since it is only £15 per month, you can cancel at any time, claim a refund etc. There is certainly a lot to recommend and everything feels like a tight and well put together package. This is however because it quite possibly is.
Upon doing a little digging with Slow Horse Luke, I found out that the service is being sold by a Clickbank user who in the last 3 months has had 3 different tipster services. This suggests to me that there is something unsavoury happening in the background and if my hunch is correct, then you are only going to end up losing money. With all of this in mind I am rather saddened to say that Slow Horse Luke is unlikely to be a genuine product and as such, I would give it a pretty big miss.