3 in a Row Review George Morris

3 in a Row is a new to market horse racing tipster service which is operated by George Morris. He claims that his approach to betting allows for some very substantial profit using a rather niche approach to betting.

Introduction to 3 in a Row

Something that is interesting to me when it comes to betting is the very clear existence of trends in terms of what is available. At one point, you could barely move for lay betting tipster services. Seemingly, every man and his dog was suddenly an expert on the subject and was releasing a service, all of which claimed to produce some massive profits. Unfortunately, the reality of lay betting soon caught up with said services and a few massive losses wiped out people’s banks.

Recently, I have noticed a predilection for tipsters using some of the more niche and exotic accumulators that are on the market. 3 in a Row falls into this category with a focus on backing horses as a patent bet. And if George Morris is to be believed, his bets have proven supremely profitable. We are talking numbers that, frankly, would blow the competition out of the water entirely. Furthermore, we are also told that this is incredibly low risk with some interesting numbers demonstrated.

Of course, as is so often the case, there are elements of 3 in a Row that, in my eyes, seem to be a little bit concerning. Whilst there is a lot being said here, in many respects, there is also little of value being added. And whilst it may seem like George Morris is providing a lot, I don’t really think that it holds up to proper scrutiny. So, with all of this in mind, let’s get into it and see what’s what here.

What Does 3 in a Row Offer?

As far as tipster services go, 3 in a Row is actually all relatively straight forward. There are a few things that stand out as being interesting, but I will come to them. Firstly, I want to talk about the management elements of the service, and this is where George Morris is probably at his most simplistic. A statement that isn’t inherently critical. Simple can be good.

So, what exactly are you getting yourself into here? 3 in a Row is best described as a near daily tipster service. A term I use because there are a few exceptions here. Firstly, George Morris outright says that he does not bet on Sundays. This means that you will generally only be betting Monday through Saturday. Even within this scope though, we are also told that there will be other none betting days where selections cannot be found.

In terms of the logistics, it is pretty much what you would expect. George Morris sends out selections directly to subscribers via email. These are sent out “late mornings” with at least an hour before the first race runs. This doesn’t necessarily leave you a lot of time to get bets placed etc. and it leaves even less chance to get decent odds. Of course, by that point in the day, finding value is going to be very difficult with many bookies securing odds by this point.

With that out there, let’s talk about the odds that are involved. Now, the first thing that I need to say in talking about this is the bet type that 3 in a Row is built around. George Morris favours a patent bet on an each way basis. This covers 3 singles, 3 doubles, and the treble. In theory, this means that you don’t need every horse to come in in order to secure a profit.

This applies doubly so because of the odds that George Morris likes to bet at. He actively states that he doesn’t bother with low odds selections. Over the last 5 weeks, he says that the lowest pick he had came in with odds of 11/2.  He does however prefer odds “much higher in the double digits” with a claimed average selection price in excess of 17/1. That is a big bet, even on an each way basis.

Which brings me to the staking side of things. And in order to dissect this, I need to talk about the volume of bets. Each day, George Morris picks out just 3 selections for 3 in a Row, and in theory, this is just 1 bet (in the form of the patent). However, it would be naïve to ignore the fact that this bet is actually made up of 7 bets, each advised on an each way basis.

Using George Morris’s stakes of £2.50 per bet, this means that you first have to double that up (in order to back each horse each way) in order to get your actual stake for each bet of the patent. You then place 7 bets at (effectively) 2 points each. That means staking a very high 14 points per day. All on “one bet”, you should keep in mind. Alternatively, you can view the fact that you are staking this every day and view that bigger stake as a single point bet (which makes keeping records much easier)..

We are then told that a recommended betting bank of “25 days” should be required. Now, depending on how you look at it, this means either a bank of 25 points or 350 points. Either way, it raises concerns for me in terms of the drawdown that you might face here. Especially because of those long shot bets.

This only leaves the strike rate to discuss, and it is a very interesting thing. Because George Morris suggests that across February, he has produced a profit on 68.7% of days so far. This is based off  winning days at 50%, 80%, and 100% per week. All numbers that, frankly, seem incredible given the long shot nature of the service.

How Does 3 in a Row Work?

As is frustratingly common with products of this nature, the core idea of 3 in a Row seems to boil down to a simple premise. That playing a patent bet is somehow an inherently superior approach to betting. A notion that frankly, I find to be highly questionable. Because really, here is the bottom line. You aren’t actually any more or less likely to achieve a win by bringing bets together in this way.

I will concede to being a little bit crude here, but if you’re backing horses at double digit odds, you aren’t going to win any more or less often with those bets, however you bring them together. In actual fact, I feel like you inherit more risk in many ways, simply because your betting takes on a more extreme nature in terms of your drawdown and profits.

But here’s the thing. All of this might be acceptable if George Morris were to actually provide insight into how he were finding selections for 3 in a Row. Unfortunately, he doesn’t. And so, what you have is somebody who is asking you to pay for the privilege of blindly following his selections on the grounds that, honestly, they’ll make you a profit mate. In spite of the fact that most services which I have looked at that utilise similar odds have strike rates in the 10-15% department.

Of course, 3 in a Row has drastically outperformed this, however, it is noteworthy that there isn’t a huge amount of evidence included. I know that the betting slips seem like a sure fire thing, but I am always wary of these. Unfortunately, they are something that can easily be manipulated. Building on this, those results for February conveniently stop post launch. And whilst these are linked to the betting slips, well, you have to believe any of it before you can believe some of it.  

What is the Initial Investment?

There are two options available if you want to sign up to 3 in a Row. The first if these is a subscription which buys you 60 days of access for a one time payment of £50 plus VAT. A number that George Morris proudly proclaims is less than £1 per day (which if you take away the VAT is correct).

Alternatively, you can sign up for 6 months at a cost of just £90 (again, plus VAT). This represents a 50% saving and is seemingly excellent value for money, however, it does mean that much more significant initial outlay for 3 in a Row.

Rather disconcertingly, it is noteworthy that there is a full 30 day money back guarantee in place for 3 in a Row. This is backed up by Clickbank who typically offer some variation of this on all of their services. However, George Morris fails to mention this anywhere in the sales material. This could simply be oversight, but I am not really convinced that is the case.

What is the Rate of Return?

The claimed income potential for 3 in a Row is really quite substantial. Firstly, George Morris makes the claim in the headline for the service that you can expect to see profits of £2,013.48 per week. That is a massive number, but this applies doubly so when you put it into context. In line with this claim, we are also told that he has seen a profit of £10,067.34.

But what does this mean exactly? Well, given that George Morris bets £35 on each bet, we can actually calculate some interesting figures. If we view that full £35 as a single point, George Morris would have produced a profit of 287.63 points in a single month. More than most decent tipsters might see in a year. If you take the position that 3 in a Row is based around £2.50 being a point, the this increases hugely to in excess of 4,000 points. Neither number is believable to me at all.

Conclusion for 3 in a Row

It is incredibly easy to look at something like 3 in a Row and get taken in by the numbers and the marketing. I don’t believe that anybody could be blamed for falling for it all. Because, at the end of the day, George Morris is really quite convincing. He does a very good job of sounding casual about his approach to betting, almost as if it is all a sure fire thing.

I’m just not all that convinced of this though. Let’s start by looking at the “evidence” that is provided. As mentioned, there are those stream of betting slips, but I really have learned to not put a lot of stock in these. There are also plenty of testimonials provided by George Morris as well. These all happen to glow about the same things, over and over. I am also rather sceptical of them, if I’m honest.

You see, none of the evidence that George Morris provides is something that can’t really be easily falsified. Now, that can be said of a lot of services, but there are also tipsters who have built up a reputation. Here, you’re just taking George Morris’s word about… Well, pretty much everything, if I’m honest. And just to loop back to that first point, other tipsters can generally talk about their approach to betting and the system in such a way as to demonstrate knowledge.

This is severely lacking with 3 in a Row. The unfortunate fact of the matter is that, really, not a single thing is actually said that demonstrates any knowledge of horse racing. Everything hinges on the notion that backing a bet as a patent provides you with some kind of edge over other approaches to betting, and well… In a nutshell, that is everything.

And the long and short here is that isn’t nearly enough to convince me to recommend a service. Not even close to it. On top of that, there are other causes for concern. Like profits that sound reasonable enough at first glance, but simply don’t hold up to scrutiny. Not to mention the fact that George Morris goes out of his way not to mention that there is any sort of money back guarantee on the service. Even though there definitely is.

None of it suggests a trustworthy tipster, and in my experience, they are the ones who will just very quickly drain your betting bank in the long run. Sure, you might get lucky and have a few winning selections, I just don’t believe that there is much in the way of opportunity to produce any real profit.

With all of that in mind, all I can really say about 3 in a Row is that it probably deserves a wide berth. I just cannot find a single compelling reason to recommend this. Everything seems to be built on a highly questionable assumption, and that does not a system make.


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From: Simon Roberts