Always Back Winners Review

Always Back Winners is a long standing tipster service which is operated by a team of different tipsters. Ultimately, they claim to have some pretty considerable experience with results that appear to back this up.  

Introduction to Always Back Winners

One of the things that never really ceases to amaze me is just how much crap exists in the world of betting. Honestly, you’d think I’d be used to it after I’ve been doing this for as long as I have. And yet, when I see something that appears to be a properly genuine tipster service, I always find myself being pleasantly surprised.

Which brings me to todays subject, Always Back Winners. This is about as genuine a tipster service as you can get, with the team ticking off all of the boxes in terms of what I look for. Decent profit potential? Check. Information on the service, what you can expect, and comprehensive proofing? Check. Decent pricing? Check.

In fact, Always Back Winners delivers on so many fronts that I almost find myself wondering “What’s the catch?”. None the less, I am very eager to really get to grips with what the team are offering. And most importantly of all, whether or not they are able to deliver on those bags of promise that are shown.  

What Does Always Back Winners Offer?

Honestly, right her and now is probably about the best possible time for Always Back Winners to come to my attention. Because the team behind the service are on the precipice of something that is not just entirely new, but will really elevate the service to a new level. And that makes for very exciting times.

Why is this? The short answer is All Weather Racing. You see, historically, Always Back Winners has been a tipster service that exclusively looks at flat racing.  A typically seasonal affair, this has seen the team wrapping up their tips for the year around this time of year. In choosing to apply their methods to all weather racing, the service becomes something that is year round.

So, what exactly are you getting into here? At the time of writing, you will exclusively be receiving tips for all weather racing on something of an occasional basis (obviously this will change to flat racing as summer comes into its own). However, when tips are issued, they are something that is more than worth waiting for.

Effectively, Always Back Winners takes a very selective approach to identifying tips. In real terms, this means that you will get just 5 or 6 selections in a given week. However, these do all come with a full write up on why tips have been selected, so you always know exactly what you are getting yourself into.

Now this ties into something that I really want to talk about which is the logistical side of Always Back Winners. Because honestly, the team just nail it. Each day, whether there are selections or not, the team update a blog on their website. This includes a variety of content, including selections when they are available.

This will usually be before 8am on weekdays and 10am on weekends. This means that despite selections being sent out on the morning of racing, you get plenty of time to make sure that you are getting decent odds (advised at Oddschecker best price when they are issued), as well as ensuring that even if you are simply looking to supplement your existing job, you aren’t missing out on bets.

On the subject of odds, I am massively impressed by what the team behind Always Back Winners are doing here. There are not average odds published, but the shortest odds that they have recommended so far for the all weather season are 5/1. For the flat season all of this year, it was “just” 4/1. Those are very respectable odds, but the fact that you can also see winners at 20/1 highlights how substantial that range is.

Discussing these longer odds invariably brings me to the way that you bet. All of the bets that are advised through Always Back Winners are to be backed each way. This means that there is a decent opportunity to keep your betting bank topped up through more frequent smaller wins, whilst those big wins nicely top up your betting bank.

Of course, even using each way bets, you might expect the strike rate for Always Back Winners to be lacking. I will admit that I sort of did. However, the results look impressive. So far, the all weather bets are averaging a strike rate of 44.83% (based off placed bets), whilst historic flat results have all been around the 35%-45% mark. Very impressive numbers indeed.

It isn’t even like you’re really encouraged to stake wildly on the bets either. The advice is to back bets to level stakes of either 1 point each way per bet, and either 1.25% or 2.5% of your betting bank each way. Honestly, both of these options (using a starting bank of £1,000 and 100 points in the case of point based staking) ensure that there is a decent amount of wiggle room should something go wrong.

How Does Always Back Winners Work?

There are a number of elements to how Always Back Winners actually works. Some of these I suppose you have to take the teams word on (which I am inclined to do here), whilst other elements are perhaps a little more informative. Either way, there is no getting past the fact that you can’t come into the service informed.

So, first things first, we are told that the team behind Always Back Winners have previously owned horses, and ultimately, have a lot of experience in the horse racing industry. From here, we are told that there is a focus on value (which the odds reflect rather nicely) and that there are certain aims in terms of results that will enable to keep the service profitable (a welcome bit of insight).  

We are also told that the team behind Always Back Winners like to focus on certain race classes where they ultimately believe that the best value can be had. This includes Class 3, 4, and 5 races “where gambling stables like a touch or where improving horses can be ‘under the radar’”. This all makes sense and simply serves to offer yet more insight into what the selection process entails.

As if all of that doesn’t give you enough to make an informed decision, I would refer you back to the point that all of the selections that are advised come with their own write up on why they have been chosen. As such, you are literally being told every time, exactly what that horse is a selection.

Combine that with proofing going all the way back to 2015, and I don’t think that there is any doubting that you can get an understanding of what you are getting into. The insight and openness that Always Back Winners give here is a pretty strong indicator of what they are about, and I really wish more tipsters would be willing to take a leaf out of their books.  

What is the Initial Investment?

When it comes to pricing. There are a lot of different options that are available, and what you are looking to get out of Always Back Winners will ultimately dictate which of the packages are for you. First of all, I want to talk about their “All-Weather Winter 6 Month Plan”. This is exactly what it says on the tin and is priced at £120 as a one time payment.

Moving away from that, there are a number of wider subscription packages available for Always Back Winners. There is a monthly subscription which is very reasonably priced at just £25 per month. Alternatively, come summer, they offer the same half yearly plan at the same price of £120. Finally, and representing the best value, you can sign up for Always Back Winners for a full year for a one time cost of £180.

It is worth keeping in mind that there is no mention of any money back guarantee anywhere which suggests that this is unlikely to be an option. But honestly, I don’t think this is entirely unreasonable given he lengths that Always Back Winners goes to in order to demonstrate its authenticity.

What is the Rate of Return?

Between 2017 and 2019, Always Back Winners has seen an overall profit of 446 points to those level stakes of 1 point. These numbers are made up of 2017 producing 231 points of profit, 2018 producing 125 points of profit, and 2019 producing 90 points of profit. When you consider that those numbers are just for the flat season, I don’t think they’re bad at all.

If you are using that compounding staking plan of percentile stakes as well, then I think you can really see where there is potential to make money here. And if you don’t believe me, you just have to look at the ROI’s for them.

2017 saw an ROI of 67.43% using the percentile staking plan, 2018 was significantly reduced, but still very respectable with an ROI of 22.27%, and  2019 saw just 13.64%. Not a huge number, but it is still better than some professional tipster services I have looked at.

Meanwhile, at the time of writing, the all weather selections from Always Back Winners currently stand at a very strong 56.79% ROI. The points profit to level stakes is 39.75 which honestly, for a month and a half, isn’t too shabby at all.

Conclusion for Always Back Winners

When I first looked at Always Back Winners, I almost wanted to take a derisive tone. Sure, “Always Back Winners”. If we could do that, we’d all be millionaires and wouldn’t need to rely on tipsters would we? It’s such an obvious statement that it’s almost painfully insulting to here. But here’s the thing, I’ve been really pleasantly surprised.

There is a lot about Always Back Winners that is really worth your consideration though. Every element that I have seen suggests that this is a pretty bloody good tipster service. Sure, there is potentially an argument to be made about the fact that there has been a decline in results. And that isn’t something that should be wilfully ignored.

The fact of the matter is that a decline in results is something that can be indicative of wider problems. With that said, the results aren’t terrible. It’s easy to look at 90 points and think that it’s just not that great. But that is just for the flat season. That leaves a substantial gap where more money could be made.

Which is of course where the new all weather element comes in to play. And that has performed pretty well to date. Sure, it’s early days, but I see no reason to believe that the Always Back Winners team can’t do well with this as well as flat racing.

Factor in that really, this is a very cheap service at £25 per month (which I would like to add is the most expensive way of paying for the service), and it really starts to look attractive. With that said, I don’t think that this is something that will suit everybody.

Personally, I think that Always Back Winners ticks a lot of boxes. However, there are people who may feel that they aren’t getting value out of the few selective bets that you do get. There are also people who just might not be impressed with the results. I will admit that there are tipster services out there that can perform better than that.

But, for my money, this is worth some serious consideration. I see Always Back Winners as being a bit of a grown up tipster service. It isn’t really concerned with flashy bet types or trying to back long shots for the sake of it. Everything is calculated and designed for you to capitalise on it when the opportunity arises.

Again, I cannot stress enough that this won’t suit everybody. What I see though is a service that has proven itself over a substantial period of time, that also carries the opportunity for great value.  

 

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From: Simon Roberts