Daily 3 is a very interesting horse racing tipster service that seemingly has a lot of potential. The service is operated by a tipster, John Felman.
Introduction to Daily 3
It has been a long time since I have looked at something like Daily 3. Now, there are a lot of reasons for this that I will discuss over this review. But it mostly boils down to one main element. At the time of writing, the service is available entirely for free. This is a pretty good start as far as tipster services, but it is far from the only thing involved.
The fact of the matter is that whilst Daily 3 being free is a huge part of the appeal here, there is also no ignoring the results that John Felman claims that he has achieved. I’ll go into detail a little later, but they’re bloody good to be honest. The question that really stands here though is whether or not this potential is genuine or not.
Now, I will be blunt here and say that I definitely have my doubts about all of this. But, with seemingly nothing to lose, I will try to keep an open mind as well. So, with this in mind, let’s have a good look at Daily 3 and see whether or not it is worth the time and money involved (I say money, because it is oft overlooked, you are still risking money on bets).
What Does Daily 3 Offer?
It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that as far as tipster services go, Daily 3 is a fundamentally very straight forward. This is most likely down to the fact that John Felman is presently offering this for free (something that you will hear me refer back to a lot over the course of this review).
It is also something that is applicable both to the bets that you place, as well as the logistics of the service. When you opt in to receive selections from John Felman, these are sent out directly to subscribers via email. As is very typical for tipster services in this day and age. These usually arrive on the morning of racing, typically around 9am.
There are recommended odds included with the selections however I have found that you will often struggle to get them. By the same token, I have also found examples where there are substantially better odds that are available. So, as I often find myself saying, Oddschecker is definitely your friend here.
In terms of the bets, there is a very structured set up for the service which is something of a positive. At the very least, it makes Daily 3 simple to follow. Each day you receive 3 different selections. John Felman says that each of these should be backed individually as a win bet, as well as backing all of them together as a treble.
These are at range of odds, but by and large, John Felman seems to concern himself with the lower end of the spectrum (yet another reason to ensure that you are getting the best possible odds). There are some middling selections that will crop up as well, but these are less common.
Now, receiving 3 selections each day makes Daily 3 feel like it isn’t really a high volume service. At least, at a glance. However, it does mean that you will be placing 28 bets every single week. These can really start to add up, even with the relatively low stakes plan that John Felman recommends.
As is the case with a lot of elements of Daily 3, the stakes are all very straight forward. All bets are advised to be backed to level stakes of 1 point per bet, including the treble. Combined with the volume of bets, this all seems like a very manageable thing. Just 28 points per week isn’t too bad right?
With a recommended betting bank of 80 points, I don’t think that I’m necessarily convinced about this. The fact of the matter is that you don’t necessarily get big wins with Daily 3 (unless a treble comes in, but I’ll come back to this). This means that one week without any wins represents some 40% of your betting bank being eaten into.
All of this ultimately leads me to the strike rate for Daily 3. Now, this is topic that John Felman doesn’t actually go into any detail on, which is disappointing. Nor is there any historic proofing that one can really draw upon, despite the fact that we are told in no uncertain terms about the profit that was supposedly made in October.
What I will say is that there doesn’t look to be a lot of promise. Now, I will say that this could ultimately be subject to change. Because Daily 3 is a relatively new launch, there isn’t a particularly large data set available. But I have seen just a few winning bets so far.
How Does Daily 3 Work?
Not surprisingly, there is no information provided at all in terms of what John Felman’s selection process actually is. There is simply a vague mention of the fact that Daily 3 “offers you the best tips”. This is problematic for me.
Here’s the thing. At the time of writing this, John Felman is offering Daily 3 for free. And with that in mind, you may be inclined to say “well, why do I need to know what the selection process is? I can follow the service on paper and see if it is for me that way”. But, I’m not convinced that it is actually that straight forward.
There is clear intent in my eyes for Daily 3 to become a paid product. And ultimately, if the wins continue in the same vein they have, I think that John Felman needs to provide a bloody good reason as to why you should continue to follow his betting advice. Furthermore, blindly following a tipster because they aren’t charging you is a sure fire way to lose money in the long term.
Honestly, I have a number of doubts surrounding Daily 3 that I want to pick up on later. These are not unfounded and are for a lot of reasons that aren’t very straight forward. But in my opinion, the fact that John Felman is giving away his selections for a month does not absolve him of the need to prove that the tips are in any way genuine.
What is the Initial Investment?
I’ve mentioned it a number of times already, but it bears repeating. At the time of writing, Daily 3 is being offered for free. However, this is only for the duration of November. Once this time has passed, it seems that John Felman has every intention of charging for the service.
Not surprisingly, there hasn’t really been any discussion of what the price may be, however I have my own theories on this matter. I fully anticipate that Daily 3 will come in at a cost of around £30 plus VAT. This will likely be for either “life” or a 3 month period. I will discuss my reasoning for thinking this a little later on as it ties in with a number of other points.
What is the Rate of Return?
We are told by John Felman that October saw a profit of £1,890. This included a treble that came in at £1,100. Now, these numbers don’t necessarily seem unbelievable. However, it is important to put them into the context of the £10 per point stakes that are recommended for Daily 3.
Looking at the numbers this way would mean that you are looking at a profit of 189 points for the month. Now, I know a lot of tipsters would be happy to take that over the course of a year, so to claim that kind of result in a month seems a tad unbelievable. Especially when you factor in that there is no evidence backing the claim up.
Conclusion for Daily 3
It would be incredibly easy for me to simply wrap up Daily 3 by grossly oversimplifying things. It’s free right? So, what can there possibly be that doesn’t make it worthwhile? Well, the short answer to this is actually quite a lot. Now I will admit that a fair amount of what I’m going to talk about is a bit subjective, but I would encourage you to consider it.
First of all, I want to address that notion of free. Sure, you don’t pay for your subscription, but that doesn’t mean that Daily 3 isn’t without investment. Whether you are actually placing bets along with John Felman (in which case you invest your betting bank) or simply betting on paper (where you are ultimately investing your time), there is still an element of investment.
Now, that does all mitigate the investment, but there are still a large number of other things that I think you need to consider. Sure, Daily 3 is being offered on a free trial at the moment, but ultimately, you will end up having to pay for it eventually. And knowing some of the less obvious things relating to Daily 3, I do think that figure I guessed before will be accurate.
And this somewhat brings me to the biggest problem that I have with Daily 3, and which ultimately services as the biggest reason I’m not sold on John Felman and his tips, despite the fact that it is free.
So, with this kind of service, there are a lot of things that exist in the background. Stuff that I only really know to look for because I’ve spent considerable time and experience in this line of work. And in the case of Daily 3, there are some things that frankly concern me rather a lot.
At the time of writing, Daily 3 is not being “sold” through Clickbank however it is listed on their marketplace. The vendor who has listed the service is one that is well known to me, specifically for putting out less than quality products. In fact, ultimately, most of them have simply ended up being quietly closed following a bad run of form.
But I hear you ask, what does this have to do with Daily 3? I have a theory. However, I do want to highlight that this is only a theory. And I could well be wrong. But my gut is telling me I’m probably in the right ballpark.
You see, typically when you get a questionable tipster service., it is made available for about £30 for a lifetime subscription. However, because Clickbank offer a 60 day money back guarantee, I would imagine that there are a number of refunds on these paid tipster services. So, how do you get around this if you’re a Clickbank vendor?
You offer a free trial for a month. That way, you get to pre-screen your clientele, and those who sign up will know what they are getting themselves into. If you absolutely fail and make no money, you rebrand, relaunch, and start again until you have something that is a winner.
Again, I cannot stress enough that this is only speculation on my behalf. I could well be wrong. But irrespective of whether I am or not right about all this, there is actually a much simpler point. Bluntly, I don’t believe for a single minute that the claimed results are close to realistic.
All of the results that I’ve seen so far this month certainly show that it is highly unlikely. So, with that in mind, whilst Daily 3 is free. And I suppose ultimately there is no harm in following “John Felman” whilst it is free. But I don’t think that I’d put much stock in the service long term, and I certainly wouldn’t want to spend my money on it.