Flats and Fences is a new horse racing tipster service which is operated by one Oliver Jacobs. It claims to have made a lot of profit historically with a view to continuing this trend.
Introduction to Flats and Fences
Sometimes, the headline of a sales page for a service tells you everything that you need to know. For my money, Flats and Fences delivers this incredibly succinctly. “IMPORTANT… If You’re Struggling To Make A Consistent Income From Betting Then This Will Be The Most Important Website You EVER Visit!”. I wish this were true.
If every service that I have looked at that made that claim delivered even half of what they promised, I would be retired early and soaking up some Barbados sun right now. None the less, I have been cynical and wrong before now and contrary to popular belief, lightening does occasionally strike the same place twice. With this in mind, let’s look at Oliver Jacobs’s offering and whether or not Flats and Fences is able to deliver.
What Does Flats and Fences Offer?
In terms of what you are getting, Flats and Fences is pretty straight forward. It is a daily tipster service with selections issued via email. Oliver Jacobs claims that following his instructions are incredibly straight forward requiring “less than 4 minutes a day” to place the selections.
The emails that are sent out to Flats and Fences subscribers are typically issued before 11am. I feel that it is worth mentioning that whilst there is definitely enough information provided to understand what you are backing, Flats and Fences does not contain nearly as much detail as some rival services do.
When it comes to the bets, as you would expect Flats and Fences is concerned with British racing. There are however apparently a fair few bet types to be placed. Oliver Jacobs says that if you can bet on “win, each way, doubles, trebles bets etc”, then you can take advantage of his selections. I am rather unfortunately yet to see this kind of variety from Flats and Fences however.
This isn’t to say that it won’t happen in the future, but so far things have been pretty simple.
The staking plan that is in place for Flats and Fences is, I feel, barely worthy of being referred to as such. Oliver Jacobs is keen to sell the service on the back of how you can get started with just £2 bets, but there is nothing that really talks about upping your stakes in order to reach the claimed income potential.
This is a very big deal due to the apparent speed with which your betting bank must grow in order to reach said claims.
Keeping with the numbers side of things (as well as the lack of information theme), there is unfortunately no strike rate available for Flats and Fences. In a move that will probably come as no real surprise at this time, there is also no proofing provided. This means that as well as adding to suspicions around Oliver Jacobs’s claims of profit for Flats and Fences, there is no way of anticipating results moving forward. This is very much a disappointing omission from Flats and Fences.
How Does Flats and Fences Work?
According to Oliver Jacobs, Flats and Fences is based entirely around a brand new strategy of his that “focuses on picking winning selections that produce consistant [sic] profits”. This all sounds well and good. In fact, I would be massively disappointed if a tipster wasn’t focusing on this. The fact of the matter is however that we are not actually told anything about what this strategy entails. This is definitely a problem for me.
Whilst I am willing to accept that no tipster should give away their system for free, it only seems reasonable that there should enough information to make an informed decision.
Of course there is also the narrative behind Flats and Fences. This claims that Oliver Jacobs spent a lot of time and money on other services and tipsters. Rather interestingly, 97% of all other tipster services are supposedly lay betting services. This of course patently isn’t true and definitely makes me question a number of aspects of Flats and Fences.
What is the Initial Investment?
Oliver Jacobs only has one offering if you want to sign up to Flats and Fences. Fortunately, this is seemingly very reasonably priced with the sales material saying that it will cost you just £1 per week. That sounds fine, however it isn’t really mentioned that this is all just a single lump sum payment.
This means paying £52 plus VAT in order to receive selections. Because the service is sold through Clickbank, this does mean that there is a 60 day money back guarantee in place. To credit Flats and Fences, this is well advertised in the sales material.
What is the Rate of Return?
There is only really one claim which is made in terms of the income potential. Oliver Jacobs says that over the last 12 month, he had made £22,435 in profit. This is all supposedly based on starting bets of just £2. This appears to suggest that the profits would stand at over 10,000 points. I don’t believe this for one minute which suggests that there is compounding going on, but the truth is that there is very little context or evidence provided for this alleged profit.
On the surface of things, Flats and Fences looks like a reasonable offering. There are some apparently very strong results and if you can suck up the fact that it is an upfront payment, Oliver Jacobs is asking an incredibly reasonable amount. Unfortunately, as is all too often the case with the tipster services which I look at, scratching the surface reveals another side to things. And there is a hell of a lot below the surface here.
First of all, there is the lack of evidence. There are a lot of claims made by Oliver Jacobs. Some of these I know for a fact to be crap without carrying out any research (I’m looking at you “97% of tipsters and service involve lay betting”). Some problems are self evident, such as the lack of any proofing. You don’t have to look hard to see that this is missing. Even the little bit of evidence that we do get is a highly questionable Betfair account screenshot.
This is only the beginning however. The marketing for Flats and Fences is very familiar and as is always the case when I see that something is being pushed through the usual affiliate marketing crowd, I like to dig deep. In the case of Flats and Fences, this is far from the first betting product that the Clickbank vendor has released. In fact, it is not even their first one this year. None of this bodes well in terms of Flats and Fences being a legitimate tipster service.
In my opinion, Flats and Fences serves only one purpose and that is to generate revenue for the vendor. I don’t believe that this is a genuine product for a number of reasons, not least of which is the incredibly distinct lack of evidence.
The payment structure is a little concerning as well. I am not saying that it is the case with Flats and Fences, but I have known unscrupulous marketers to offer something at an incredible price on a weekly or monthly basis. All that they have to do then is keep you signed on until the 60 day refund period has ended.
With all of this in mind, it will come as no surprise that I can’t really find anything about Flats and Fences that I would recommend.