Each Way Dan is a brand new horse racing tipster service which is operated by one Dan Toddwick. Frankly, he makes some very strong claims about his service.
Introduction to Each Way Dan
When it comes to horse racing, I’ve said so many times that I just don’t think that there is that much that you can do that’s “different”. Let’s be honest, there are limited betting markets and there are limited odds. That just places so many restrictions on what you can do. With that said, it doesn’t necessarily have to be the bottom line. In fact, there are some unique services out there.
This leads me to today’s review, Each Way Dan. Because this is a tipster service that seemingly isn’t like anything else on the market. In actual fact, Dan Toddwick says that he utilises his own strategy. It really sounds like you’re onto a winner. And on top of that, we are also shown some bloody substantial profits. So, from here, it really seems like a case of what’s not to like. Especially when you factor in the seemingly very reasonable costs.
Of course, as is all too often the case, I can’t just wrap this up here. Because probably not surprisingly, there are a lot of questions that surround Each Way Dan. Questions that, honestly, Dan Toddwick does little to answer or address. That might not necessarily be the worst thing if these didn’t hang over such basic elements. With that said, let’s get right into it.
What Does Each Way Dan Offer?
Whenever I start to look at a new tipster service, there are two things that I find myself considering. The claims, and the reality. Because here’s the thing. Pretty much anybody can make claims about a tipster service. Whether or not they can be backed up however, is a very different thing.
Now if I’m honest, in many ways Dan Toddwick does a great job of making Each Way Dan sound like a pretty straight forward. And at least in some respects it actually is. And it is with that statement in mind that I want to start by talking about those more “logistical” elements. Because honestly, I think it is an area where could potentially improve.
And yet, in spite of this statement, Dan Toddwick doesn’t really do much wrong. The fact of the matter is that the problems that I have with Each Way Dan are similar problems to what you see from so many other tipsters, but I’ll come to them. First lets talk about the things that are right.
First things first, as you would probably expect from any modern tipster service, selections for Each Way Dan are sent out directly to subscribers via email. And honestly, there isn’t a whole lot of detail here. Dan Toddwick gives you enough that you should know what bets you are placing, but in terms of where to place them, what kinds of odds to expect… Well, all that is missing.
With that said, one of the things that is commendable about Each Way Dan is that selections are issued the evening before racing. Typically, before 10pm. This is a positive in my book. Firstly, it opens up Dan Toddwick’s tips to those who work during normal office hours. But more importantly, it opens the door for getting value odds.
I’ll talk about this more a little bit later on, but this seems to be a key part of how Each Way Dan is supposed to work. But as well as meaning that there is value at bookies, it also gives you plenty of time to work out where you can get the best possible odds. Using an odds comparison site can quite drastically increase your returns.
And there is seemingly a lot of potential to increase these returns as well. Because Each Way Dan is pretty concerned with backing horses that have quite long odds anyway. A look at that (very limited and highly questionable) evidence shows horses being backed at anywhere from 4/1 all the way up to 33/1.
What is of particular interest though is the way that these selections are put together. Now whenever it comes to betting on horse racing, there are realistically just two kinds of bets. Those are win bets, and each way bets. And given the name of it, you can probably guess what Each Way Dan is involved with.
But you aren’t simply backing a horse on an each way basis with Each Way Dan. Because what Dan Toddwick actually does is bring three each way bets into a treble. Of course, this means that the potential returns if a bet comes in are very substantial. And the operative word in that statement is of course… Well, if (a point I will be picking up very shortly).
This approach means that effectively, you are only placing one bet per day. And this low volume is yet another thing that, on paper, makes for Each Way Dan appearing to be a good option. Especially when you consider the staking plan that is in place.
You see, Dan Toddwick recommends staking £30 on every single bet. Now, Each Way Dan only runs Monday through Friday, but that still means £150 per week being risked. In and of itself, there may be some argument that this isn’t the worst thing. That these numbers can very easily be scaled back, and that might be true. But that isn’t how Dan Toddwick recommends doing things.
On top of this, there is no information on how much you should look to have as a betting bank. When you consider that you’re looking at £30 per bet, even £1,000 looks pretty small at some 33 points. As such, I’d be inclined to say that you’re going to probably want close to £3,000 just to get set up.
The final note for me when it comes to Each Way Dan is the strike rate, or rather the lack thereof. In 3 weeks, Dan Toddwick claims that he has had 9 winning trebles land. That suggests a strike rate of about 42%. This is highly questionable to me given the nature of the service. Arguably the best case scenario here is that the results are all above board, but are very unlikely to be representative of the wider experience.
How Does Each Way Dan Work?
As is so often the case when I look at services like Each Way Dan, there are two elements in terms how it all “works”. The first thing is the bets themselves. The idea behind the service. And that is a very simple one. Dan Toddwick’s approach means that you are able to minimise your risk by only having one bet per day. But when that bet lands it can make a lot of money.
Helping you along with this is the focus on each way betting. Because the horses don’t even have to win for you to still pocket something. I’ll be honest. It all makes a certain kind of sense, doesn’t it? But in my opinion, none of that really means anything without the second element. And that is where things start to fall apart.
Here’s the thing. Having an interesting approach to betting isn’t a system. Deciding to combine long shot each way bets into a treble doesn’t mean success. Because what is really important when it comes to any tipster service is the selection process. However you’re betting, it doesn’t mean anything if you can’t pick winners.
Of course, this is also the hard part of running a tipster service. It also happens to be the area that Dan Toddwick doesn’t talk about. This is all very problematic in my book because it’s just so important. The fact is that the single most important element of being successful in betting is being able to pick winners. And whilst Dan Toddwick does suggest that there is a strategy in place for Each Way Dan, this isn’t ever discussed.
Honestly, when you put that with everything else (including a lack of proofing), I can’t help but take these claims with a pinch of salt. I don’t expect a full step by step breakdown of how Dan Toddwick finds his bets. But I don’t think it’s unreasonable to want to know that Each Way Dan is actually based on some kind of decent principle.
What is the Initial Investment?
Dan Toddwick has just one option if you want to sign up to Each Way Dan. This is a one time payment of £40 (plus VAT). And for this, you get access to his selections for the next 2 months. It is honestly quite interesting to me that this isn’t a recurring payment.
It is worth noting that there is a full 30 day money back guarantee in place. This is backed up by the fact that Each Way Dan is sold through Clickbank who are generally pretty good at honouring this. So long as you aren’t what I call a “serial returner”.
What is the Rate of Return?
According to Dan Toddwick, in just 3 weeks he has been able to make a profit of £4,551.72 using the same selections Each Way Dan subscribers would have received. That means a hypothetical £6,000 per month and £72,000 in a year. Numbers that I have very little faith in. Especially given that lack of evidence.
What is really interesting about these numbers though are when you start to calculate the points profits. Using £30 as a single point, in just 3 weeks Dan Toddwick is effectively claiming a points profit of 151.2. That is one hell of a result. It’s the kind of number that a lot of genuine tipsters would be happy to take in 6 months, never mind 3 weeks. Of course, this shows how questionable these claims actually are.
Conclusion for Each Way Dan
Each Way Dan really looks like it does something different. And that is potentially to be commended. Especially when you’re dealing with horse racing where there are so many inherent restrictions in terms of betting markets. And to somewhat credit Dan Toddwick, I can see the appeal in his approach. I should, after all, try to find some positives.
Unfortunately, whilst I can objectively see how somebody might like Each Way Dan, that does not necessarily mean that I like Each Way Dan. And this isn’t really an unfounded thing. Because whilst Dan Toddwick is doing something different, I don’t really see why he is. Now the obvious answer is of course those big profits. After all, £1,675.80 off a single bet isn’t half bad.
But Each Way Dan is already concerned with backing long shot horses on an each way basis. They’re just as accas. Now, if I had found an approach that was genuinely producing a strike rate of 42% on trebles. At odds higher than 4/1. Consistently. Well, I’d also be wondering just how much more you could improve the long term and sustainable profit by simply backing the selections each way.
Because if you can get 4 in 10 bets right where you pick 3 horses, where is the limit if you’re simply backing the horses on a straight each way basis? Of course, Dan Toddwick provides us with zero real evidence to back up why the accumulators are so important. And nor is there any comprehensive proofing to demonstrate their importance either.
This is noteworthy to me as it is a big part of a wider pattern of simply not providing evidence backing up his claims. And the real kicker here is that I believe this is for pretty much the worst possible reasons. Namely that I’m not really certain that Each Way Dan is a genuine tipster service at all.
Now this claim isn’t coming from nowhere. I have been doing this for some time and in that time, I have come to recognise certain Clickbank vendors who are almost constantly selling services. Unfortunately, the vendor who is selling Each Way Dan is one such example. Now unfortunately, they aren’t known to me for positive reasons.
The fact is that they have put out a lot of different tipster services in the time I’ve been doing this. And really not surprisingly, to my knowledge, none of those (also massively questionable) services are still around. Which of course leads me to believe that Each Way Dan is probably going to ultimately end up in the same position.
Which leads me to the big question. Would I recommend this? And probably not surprisingly, the answer to that is no. No, I wouldn’t. The fact is that even if you take out the history of the vendor, there just isn’t really any evidence backing up… Well, anything. This means that even though you aren’t necessarily paying a lot, you’re still paying that for a bad product. Really, this is one that is deserving of a pretty wider berth.