Almighty Four is a brand new horse racing tipster service from Steven Gayle. It is supposedly a limited release service that has the capability to produce huge amounts of profit.
Introduction to Almighty Four
I tend to keep my personal life out of these things but here comes a little factoid about me. I am a bit of a comic book geek. As such, I managed to get a good few giggles out of the name for Almighty Four which appears to be a play on “The Mighty Thor”, with a logo that seems to sit somewhere between the Avengers and The Fantastic Four.
Of course these things could be a huge coincidence. Why are these things important? Because I can say that despite Steven Gayle’s best efforts to sell me on this service, they are arguably the best parts of Almighty Four for me.
This is as service that in my opinion, is riddled with problems, despite some interesting ideas. Let’s see why.
What Does Almighty Four Offer?
Most of the time when I look at a tipster service, they operate in fundamentally the same way. Almighty Four breaks this down from the start with Steven Gayle taking a selective approach to things in a number of different ways. First things first, selections are available only Wednesday through Saturday.
Now, these are sent out via email, directly to subscribers, on the morning of racing. Honestly, all of that is probably in line with what we expect. Unfortunately, also in line with my expectations, Almighty Four is also missing some information when it comes to placing your bets, however this seems to be disappointingly typical.
In terms of the bets themselves, it is all pretty straight forward. Almighty Four is a service which is based exclusively around Lucky 15 bets.
This is an approach that I have seen work before with some tipster services to great success (Betfan have two services based on the premise which have made more than 8,800 points between them), however as I want to discuss, there is still a lot of risk involved.
In the case of Almighty Four, there are naturally a range of odds in terms of the individual horses that you will be backing but ultimately, Steven Gayle has a service based on long shots. It is worth noting that whilst this is arguably a low volume service with just one bet advised per day, said bet is made up of 15 different smaller bets.
This segues nicely into talking about the need to manage your betting bank if you are following something like Almighty Four. This of course requires a disciplined staking plan, something that Steven Gayle has sort of created.
Looking at the little evidence that exists, he has been betting £30 on each Lucky 15 meaning £2 per bet. We are told that a minimum betting bank of 50 points is recommended for Almighty Four which I would presume to mean that you are staking 2 points on each Lucky 15.
Finally, I want to talk about the strike rate for Almighty Four. Steven Gayle doesn’t really divulge any information about this and with a lack of real proofing, this concerns me.
Looking at the (in my opinion, clearly cherry picked) evidence, you shouldn’t ever lose out on a Lucky 15. Moving a little broader, six individual horses lost out of a total of 16 selected. These both seem like unfair representations of what you can expect though.
Especially when you consider that longer running examples of similar services have frequently encountered significant losing streaks.
How Does Almighty Four Work?
We are fortunate in so much as Steven Gayle actually goes into some detail about how Almighty Four actually works. In terms of the selection process, we are told that all four bets that make up a Lucky 15 are selected by Steven Gayle himself, as well as a “group of experienced and connected gamblers”. This sounds promising, however it isn’t something that is ever expanded on which makes me question the claims made.
The other element of Almighty Four is a much more cut and dry affair. This looks at how Lucky 15 bets can be leveraged to make a profit. Honestly, this process is all pretty straight forward and has been used with other services to great success.
Essentially, the idea is that because you win big, you are well positioned to absorb losing streaks. I would be unreasonable if I didn’t look at the results that Steven Gayle has posted on the Almighty Four website as an example of this. Hypothetically, you would be quadrupling your betting bank (based off a few assumptions) highlighting this point quite well.
What is the Initial Investment?
Steven Gayle offers just one option for those who wish to sign up to Almighty Four. This is a one off cost of £39.95 plus VAT which gives you access to either 12 or 8 weeks of selections (the sales material says 12 weeks, however when you go to the payment processing page and elsewhere on the page, you are told that it is an 8 week trial. This discrepancy isn’t mentioned anywhere).
I would personally come into this expecting the lower figure here. According to Steven Gayle, Almighty Four is only open to very limited numbers of just 30 subscribers.
There is a 60 day money back guarantee in place which is mentioned on the Clickbank page for Almighty Four, however this isn’t noted anywhere in the sales material.
What is the Rate of Return?
The profitability of Almighty Four is very much the selling point and you can see why. In the week that is cited as an example of what to expect, Steven Gayle sees £3,200 of proofing staking just £30 per day.
This makes for an incredible 213.33 points of profit based off £15 being 1 point. As an ROI, it works out at some 2,000% which is a frankly staggering number. I don’t think it is unreasonable to call into question how long these kinds of results can be maintained for though. In fact, I would expect this kind of result to land only a few times a year.
Conclusion on Almighty Four
I have seen a lot of tipster services that are questionable but there aren’t many that stand out as much as Almighty Four. This is a hugely questionable tipster service and make no mistake about it. This isn’t down to the way Almighty Four works though.
I have seen services before that take a similar approach to Almighty Four and they have ultimately proven profitable. In fact, they have been some of the most profitable services that I have ever looked at in the longer term.
As far as I am concerned, what Almighty Four represents is a cheap opportunity to try and cash in on the success of services which utilise a similar approach.
It doesn’t take a lot to look at services like those put out by Betfan, see services with more than 4,000 points of profit and decide to launch a service with a similar approach. Making that service work is a different matter though, and despite the evidence presented for Almighty Four, I am not convinced that it does. Work that is.
The fact of the matter is that having looked at services like Almighty Four, I am not convinced by the results. Those kinds of wins can happen, make no mistake.
But on the occasions where I have seen fully proofed services attaining these kind of results, there have been a huge losing run and there is no reason at all to believe that Almighty Four would be different.
Of course, I am not convinced that the results that Steven Gayle has published are genuine for a number of reasons, few of which really immediately stand out.
So, the biggest and most concerning issue for me comes down to the fact that the vendor that is selling Almighty Four is well known to me for putting out tipster services that are typically based off unsubstantiated claims. Not surprisingly, these services are no longer operational.
As such, I see little reason to believe that Almighty Four will be any different.
Yes, the costs aren’t substantial, but if you aren’t paying for something decent, is it ever really worth paying for? With all of this in mind, I wouldn’t particularly be inclined to recommend this service.