Focus Ratings is a form based horse racing tip system developed by Keith Eckstein. Rather than offering winners is it designed to narrow down potential selections.
What does the product offer?
Focus Ratings offers a daily email with a series of links to various PDFs, spreadsheets and other websites that will provide you with a breakdown of the top 3 horses in a given race. It provides information on things such as a horses current win race, form etc.
How does the product work?
The product is allegedly based on the rigorous research of Mr. Eckstein. Over the course of 2013 his strike rate has been 25.45% on backing a winning horse and 59.15% on placement.
What is the initial investment?
The system is available for £10 per month or £25 per quarter plus whatever you choose to invest in a betting bank. There is also a free 5 day trial as well as a 60 day 100% unconditional guarantee.
What is the rate of return?
There is no rate of return advertised on Focus Rating’s website.
This is something of a unique take on a tipping system as it is not providing you with a list of “winners” like many services but instead breaks it down to allow you to make an informed decision. The strike rate for picking a winner is rather on the low side although when one looks at the placement results it begins to show a little more promise at around 60%. Unfortunately if you were to use placement as the basis for your betting the odds would be pretty low which would mean high stakes, and to me the strike rate does not offer a high enough chance of return.
The problem with this system seems to be that it is too vague to allow for any real profit to be generated. I am reasonably sure that similar results could be achieved by backing any one of the top 3 favourites to place, and that would be without the subscription costs involved in Focus Rating. All in all I do not think that the system offers enough strong advice to make for a profitable system for its users.