Dark Horse Selections is a new horse racing tipster service from Alex Dechamp that claims to be able to provide a substantial income for subscribers by betting on outsiders.
What does the product offer?
In many ways, what is on offer with Dark Horse Selections is right there in the title. It is a horse racing tipster service that claims to look at “dark horses”, that is to say ones that have been overlooked. As a service, Dark Horse Selections doesn’t really do anything that different from the norm.
Selections are issued on a daily basis with Alex Dechamp saying that he aims to provide Dark Horse Selections subscribers with no more than 3 selections on a given day.
All of the bets advised through Dark Horse Selections are straight win bets. Turning to the numbers, the staking plan for Dark Horse Selections is a level affair with Alex Dechamp recommending that you stake 1 point per bet (with a starting bank of 50 points).
There is no mention of any strike rate in the sales material however a look at the results demonstrates a strike rate that currently sits at 13.89% since April.
How does the product work?
Alex Dechamp is unfortunately very sketchy in terms of the selection process for Dark Horse Selections.
He talks at length about how his horse selections won’t show up on most peoples shortlists or that bookies will overlook them.
Of course, the sales material for Dark Horse Selections also says that “I say price wise as the biggest trick the bookies pull is by trying to influence decisions with the prices”. A nonsensical statement that if you didn’t know anything about horse racing may sound impressive. To me however, it is simply a red flag.
What is the initial investment?
Alex Dechamp is marketing Dark Horse Selections on a 1 month, 3 month and 6 months subscription basis. These will cost you £20, £45 and £60 per period respectively.
There is a guarantee in place of sorts (at least that Alex Dechamp mentions) in which he says that if Dark Horse Selections experiences its first losing month whilst you are signed up, you can expect to double the length of your paid for subscription.
It is owrth pointing out however that Dark Horse Selections is sold through Clickbank which means that whilst not mentioned, there is a full 60 day money back guarantee.
What is the rate of return?
Over 6 months, Dark Horse Selections has supposedly generated a profit of 239 points. Proofing is provided however there is something about Dark Horse Selections that I find very questionable.
Given the odds that Dark Horse Selections works with and the fact that it has such a low strike rate and a long losing streak, I am rather doubtful about the income claims. It is interesting to note that there have been no updates to the proofing provided since the system launched.
The other problem that I have with Dark Horse Selections is it is rather clear to me that the tipster behind the service doesn’t really appear to have any sort of system in place.
With all of this in mind, even the money back guarantee (which rather interestingly isn’t mentioned), I just don’t see Dark Horse Selections as being a worthwhile option.