DG Racing Review David Griffith

DG Racing is a long standing horse racing tipster service which is operated by David Griffith. He says that he has demonstrated the ability to make money in the long term through horse racing betting.

Introduction to DG Racing

Honestly, it’s always quite refreshing to see a genuinely independent tipster service on the market. The majority of what I deal with are massively questionable efforts that make ridiculous claims, or they are part of larger stables which, whilst being great at managing services, can sometimes make at DG Racing which seems to an honestly quite impressive tipster service everything a bit sterile.

This is reflected in looking at DG Racing which seems to an honestly quite impressive tipster service. There aren’t any ridiculous claims or anything, but there are some solid results which are backed up with a comprehensive proofing plan.  All at a decent price.

What really jumps out at me however, is the fact that David Griffith has registered DG Racing as a business. This might not mean a lot to the casual punter, but that suggests a dedication to longevity and with that, long term profitability. Ultimately, this is a big part of what you should be looking for from any tipster service. Can it actually deliver though? Let’s see.  

What Does DG Racing Offer?

One of the things that I find to be refreshing looking at DG Racing is that there isn’t a whole lot of jumping through hoops that you have to do in order to frame the service or put it into context. David Griffith has put together an uncomplicated, and very solid looking tipster service. This does mean that it isn’t the most exciting thing, but if it is profitable, does that matter?

I wasn’t really sure where to start with DG Racing, but I think that the best place is actually some of the elements that make it look a little bit stands out. Mostly, this is concerning the logistical side of things.

First things first, this is not a daily service by any stretch of the imagination. There are quite frequent gaps of a day or two where David Griffith doesn’t identify any decent bets. Some people may find this frustrating, but I always say it is better for a tipster to not bet at all, than to back crap for the sake of looking busy.

On the days when selections are available, there is a clear method of notification that I think I can fairly say will work for most people. The first thing is that the DG Racing Twitter account will send out a 15 minute warning that tips are going to be sent out. This kind of thing isn’t common, but it’s a nice touch that allows you to be ready to place your bets.

These are then sent out via email directly to subscribers. The quality of these is bang on with David Griffith advising prices that are available at at least 3 bookies (meaning most people should be able to get them), as well as a write up on why those horses have been selected. This is where DG Racing does start to show why it is worth considering over other options on the market.

In contrast to the way that David Griffith manages DG Racing, there isn’t a whole lot that is exceptional in terms of the bets. You can expect to receive an exclusive mix of win and each way (with an emphasis on the former). These cover a variety of odds, although typically speaking, you are looking at middling to longer odds.

By and large, DG Racing isn’t a high volume service either. As those missed days strongly imply, this is a selective service that doesn’t back horses for the sake of it, and you will usually just have three or four horses to back. However, every now and then there will be a day which sees as many as 8 bets being advised.  

David Griffith favours a level staking plan with DG Racing of just 1 point per bet. (meaning 0.5 points each way) Personally, I like this approach for a number of different reasons. One of the main ones being that it doesn’t give a tipster service room to hide when it comes to the profit and loss.  

It also means that you can get started with DG Racing with a relatively moderate betting bank. 100 points seems to be what David Griffith recommends, and unlike some services I have looked at that recommend this, I genuinely believe that this will be enough to shelter you during some of the less favourable runs.

Rather unfortunately, there is no strike rate provided, which is a touch frustrating I will be honest. Furthermore, whilst there is comprehensive proofing provided for DG Racing (going all the way back to 2015), there is no convenient way of calculating this number either. Looking over the results for the last year though, I don’t think this will be a terrible figure.

How Does DG Racing Work?

There doesn’t seem to be any hard and fast rules in terms of how David Griffith actually finds his selections for DG Racing. Now, usually, this is something that I would find to be rather frustrating, but the fact that all tips come with a full write up more than negates this fact.

None the less, we are given a little bit of insight into the process. We are told that David Griffith has an “incredible talent for race analysis”. There is also a clear focus on flat racing (both turf and all weather). This is important as by and large, there is much more consistency and resultantly, ability to implement that analysis.

As well as this, it is worth noting the fact that there is that comprehensive proofing provided. Naturally this doesn’t tell you anything about the selection process, however, it does give you a very good overview of what you can expect from DG Racing in the long term.

What is the Initial Investment?

There are a number of different options that David Griffith has available for DG Racing. In terms of the core tipping service, there is a monthly subscription which is priced at £25. The next option is a quarterly subscription that is priced at £70. Finally, there is a 6 monthly subscription which is priced at £130.

There is also an option to sign up for a day of bespoke tips which is priced at £7.50. David Griffith says that this is ideal for if you are spending a day at the races. It isn’t really a viable option if you are looking at adding DG Racing to your wider portfolio.

It is worth noting that there is no real refund policy in place for DG Racing. David Griffith says that refund requests will be reviewed by the directors and if agreed, they may be offered, but that isn’t something that is typically offered.  

What is the Rate of Return?

In terms of the potential income, there are three numbers that I think need to be considered. The first of these is the long term income. DG Racing goes back a long time, and this gives you a good idea of what to expect long term. The next is the income over the year to date, and finally, the ROI.

So, overall, DG Racing has produced a profit of 968.6 points since June of 2015. This works out around 242 points per annum, on average. This is a pretty respectable number given the lengthy of time that DG Racing has actually been operational.

Next, there is the year to date results. Since the start of January, DG Racing has produced an overall profit of some 67 points. That isn’t necessarily great compared to historical averages, however there is still some time left in the year.

Finally, there is that ROI that I want to talk about. This works out at some 23% which honestly, for the time that DG Racing has been operational, this is a pretty good result. It is worth noting that David Griffith isn’t the one making this claim. It is instead based off my own calculations.  

Conclusion for DG Racing

Honestly, I don’t think that DG Racing is a bad tipster service by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I would even lean towards saying that it may be better than a lot of the crap that is out there.

Now, don’t misunderstand me. This isn’t necessarily a perfect service. There are a few little niggly bits that I’m not keen on personally, but that is the operative word. They are very much preferences for me. Objectively, I don’t really see anything here that is a deal breaker, with one possible exception.

When researching DG Racing, I can say with confidence that I was hugely impressed, right up until I started to look at the results in a little more detail. This isn’t about the big picture results. They are pretty good looking, and if I were solely looking at this, this would be a lot simpler. The problem however is the results for the year to date.  

Most people who bet with a view to making a profit will talk about form, and I don’t think it is unreasonable to apply the same logic to tipster services. And this is what really starts to make DG Racing look a little bit shaky because whilst it is a profit, and that is to be commended, 70 points in 8 months just isn’t great.

One of the key things here to consider isn’t just how DG Racing has performed in terms of a bubble of itself (for want of a better way of describing it), but how it compares to other services. Horse racing is a competitive market and there are some very good and consistent services out there.

They aren’t that much more than DG Racing in the grand scheme of things, so why would you want to give DG Racing a go over them?

Now, that is a long way from everything that I want to talk about here. Because whilst that above statement is a bit of a bottom line, there are a lot of mitigating factors that do make me want to champion David Griffith and DG Racing.

First things first, it is clear to me that this is a serious business. I know a lot of tipsters that don’t register as a company and choose to piggy back off of sales platforms such as Clickbank. They are effectively untraceable and as such, they have little accountability when things go wrong.  David Griffith effectively puts himself front and centre, and that takes dedication.

Secondly, any tipster who is willing and able to tell you why they have chosen their tips clearly has faith in their understanding. Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should blindly follow their advice. But with DG Racing, you can know that when you are backing selections, they have clearly been considered and properly weighed up.

On top of this, David Griffith isn’t really asking for a lot of money when you consider everything that is included. But, there is still that question of profitability based off the recent run of form. As such, this does muddy the waters a little bit. What I will say, is that this is a service that deserves to be on your radar.

With a better run of results, this may well be something that I would say is worth your consideration. But you can’t spend your money on maybe’s and potential. As such, I wouldn’t really advise buying into DG Racing right now, however I will say that I don’t ultimately believe that David Griffith has put together a bad product.

 

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From: Simon Roberts