Daily Racing Brief is a horse racing tipster service which is operated by Sportsworld Publishing. The actual selections themselves come courtesy of one Joe Thorpe and are supposedly quite profitable.
Introduction to Daily Racing Brief
If there is one thing that stands out for me as potentially problematic in the world of tipster betting these days, it is how difficult it is to identify to what degree people are who they say. With so much out there on the market and every man and his dog claiming to have pedigree as a tipster, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction.
In the case of the rather short sales material from Sportsworld Publishing, this includes a small paragraph in which Joe Thorpe appears to claim that he has been in the employ of various bookies across the UK and Ireland. This is very interesting, albeit secondary to the results that are claimed for his Daily Racing Brief.
I won’t mince words, there are some very strong numbers involved here. So much so, that even if Joe Thorpe can only deliver half of the historic results, then Daily Racing Brief would be a definite winner. With this in mind, let’s have a look at the service.
What Does Daily Racing Brief Offer?
There is quite a lot to cover in terms of what you are getting from Daily Racing Brief, however I believe that the best place to start is in stating the obvious. Namely, that it is a daily horse racing tipster service.
The way that Sportsworld Publishing and Joe Thorpe operate things, selections are issued to subscribers directly via email, however this is usually between the hours of 10pm and 2am. This is fantastic for getting value and the best odds, however it also means that if you want to get the most out of Daily Racing Brief, you need to be a real night owl.
In terms of the bets, there is actually a fair amount of ground to over. Historically, Daily Racing Brief has been a diverse product in this regard with win bets, small accumulators and various examples of slightly more exotic bets. Now however, it seems like Joe Thorpe has a very good idea of what he is looking for, predominantly straight win and each way bets.
The proofing from Sportsworld Publishing show that there is a relatively small volume of these with most days producing just 4 bets or so. Whilst I haven’t calculated average odds, there is a decent range which rarely goes below 2/1.
There is a staking plan of sorts in place for Daily Racing Brief however it is a very simple one. Essentially, all bets are advised to be backed at 1 point per bet (both win and each way). This is a common staking plan and I don’t believe that it is a bad one. It makes following Daily Racing Brief a simpler affair, helps to minimise the risk of over stretching your bank (especially during losing runs), and also allows for much more accurate results.
Finally, I want to talk about the strike rate. In the sales material for Daily Racing Brief, the number referenced by Joe Thorpe is 50% which he believes is “realistic” for a strike rate. At a glance, I expected this to be a result that had been somewhat exaggerated for the sales material.
Instead, you can imagine my surprise when a relatively in depth look at Sportsworld Publishing’s selections show some 880 bets appearing to lose out of approximately 1700 bets. This makes for a strike rate of 51%. Even considering that this factors in each way bets, Daily Racing Brief has produced an impressive result.
How Does Daily Racing Brief Work?
One of the reasons that I wanted to talk about how people present themselves earlier is because this very much comes into play when you start to look at how Daily Racing Brief works. The truth of the matter is that Joe Thorpe and Sportsworld Publishing don’t really tell us a lot about what the selection process for Daily Racing Brief entails. We are however told about his time working for Coral as well as several large independent bookmakers.
Usually I would be frustrated by a lack of information, however I believe that there a few points which deserve some consideration. First of all, whilst we aren’t told about the selection process for Daily Racing Brief, Sportsworld Publishing do tell us about Joe Thorpe and his experience. This combined with 2 years of results do a more than proficient job in my opinion of demonstrating what we can expect from Daily Racing Brief.
What is the Initial Investment?
Sportsworld Publishing only have one option if you want to subscribe to Daily Racing Brief. This is a monthly subscription which is riced at £40 per period with payment handled directly via Paypal. It is worth noting that there is no mention of any money back guarantee or refund policy. As such I wouldn’t expect anything like this.
What is the Rate of Return?
In around two and a half years, Daily Racing Brief has produced a points profit of 559.97 points at the time of writing. This sounds like a strong number and I am inclined to say that in some respects, it is.
However I also believe that this number needs to be placed in some context. If you went back 12 months, Sportsworld Publishing’s proofing shows that Daily Racing Brief would have had a profit of some 580 points. This means that actually, over the last year there has been a loss of about 20 points.
Conclusion on Daily Racing Brief
I always try to take the time to look at the positives surrounding a service, and it has to be said that there is no getting around the fact that Daily Racing Brief has produced a profit. In fact, it has produced a pretty respectable profit over the lifetime of its service. There are however a number of problems that I feel more than negate this. Furthermore, there is a lot to discuss surrounding Daily Racing Brief.
First of all, and I know that I’ve said this, but I have to highlight the fact that whilst there is an overall profit, Daily Racing Brief has lost money. Had you followed this from day one, you would be in the black. By and large though, I feel like more people will have lost money through this than have made it. Especially when you factor in the costs of subscribing to Daily Racing Brief. This brings me on to the second problem that I have.
Value for money is another big factor with Daily Racing Brief. This is quite an expensive product. This is acceptable when you have a service that is making money, but this isn’t. As such, Sportsworld Publishing are asking you to effectively pay to lose money. This is a very blunt way of putting it, but sometimes things have to be stated such to have the right impact.
With all of this in mind, there isn’t a lot here to recommend. I suppose that it is possible that the tipster behind Daily Racing Brief may turn things around. After all, in less than 2 years, the service was more than 550 points up.
By the same token, had you followed Daily Racing Brief with £10 stakes for the last year, including subscription fees, you would have lost around £680. With a lot of performing tipsters currently out there, I wouldn’t personally invest any time or money into one that wasn’t making profit.