Fusion Racing Review

Fusion Racing is a long standing horse racing tipster service that is being offered through BetInfo 24. The results are a little bit up and down, but seem to have recently turned a corner.

Introduction to Fusion Racing

I always like to look at things that are profitable over a longer period of time where possible. The fact of the matter is that anybody can have a run of a good few months. But the fact is that I’ve seen far too many tipster services that have launched off the back of this, only to ultimately end up in the bin a couple months after that. And because I love nothing more than contradicting myself, I also feel the need to point out that all betting has ups and downs. That is part and parcel of betting as a second source of income.

This brings me rather nicely to Fusion Racing. Something of a curiosity that has some very mixed results, but also seems to have some incredibly solid foundations according to BetInfo 24. This is the definition of long term profit with ups and downs and much to consider. And I’ll be really upfront and say if I was writing this review at the start of the year, it would probably be going a very different way. But here and now, this is a tipster service that really is performing well, and as such, there probably isn’t a better time to actually look at it.

Original Link: https://betinfo24.co.uk/fusion-racing/

Honestly, in many respects, this is one of the more interesting tipster services that I think I’ve looked at for some time. Not just in terms of those results (although that is a part of it), but BetInfo 24 seem to doing something genuinely quite interesting with Fusion Racing. Here’s the thing though, interesting doesn’t always translate to a positive. In fact, it can be quite the opposite. With all of that on the table, let’s get into Fusion Racing and have a good look at this enigma, and see just whether or not it is actually worthwhile.

What Does Fusion Racing Offer?

Sometimes in this line of work a tipster service comes along that, whilst not necessarily doing anything complicated, is somehow quite complicated. This pretty much describes the offering from Fusion Racing. Now, I’ll concede that this doesn’t actually tell you a lot. But the fact is that it’s really rather difficult to explain. As such, if I go off on tangents more than usual… well, it’s because of that.

The truth is that in many respects, BetInfo 24 are running a very typical horse racing tipster service with Fusion Racing. This applies to the logistics, the bet types, even to a lesser degree some of the results. They are all things that you would expect. With that in mind, I do want to talk about the management of the service, if only because it’s something that is actually easy to talk about.

As you might expect, selections are issued to subscribers directly via email. These land on the day of racing, but to be fair to BetInfo 24, you do get plenty of time to get the bets on. They are also made available via a member’s area for Fusion Racing (although this latter seems like you’re just adding complications, if I’m honest).

You can expect to receive tips on pretty much a daily basis with Fusion Racing not really missing a day (something that seems to be down to how the service works). Of course, this does mean quite a lot of betting if you’re following the service. A point that I would like you to keep in mind as it becomes incredibly poignant in terms of some of BetInfo 24’s choices with a few things.

One of the areas that this is particularly important is the volume of bets. Yes, you’re betting every day with Fusion Racing. But a typical day of betting produces 3-5 selections. In fact, BetInfo 24 say that you should expect to see around 100 bets per month. That isn’t prohibitive, but it is a lot of bets, and as I will explore, that does start to add up in terms of the costs.

The bets that you will be placing with Fusion Racing are exclusively each way bets. This is something that really makes a lot of sense given the odds. Now, BetInfo 24 actually quote a range of 2/1 all the way up 16/1. And you may well be thinking that at those lower odds, there isn’t much point in betting each way. Personally, I’d be inclined to agree, but that lower end of the scale isn’t something that you see all that often.

If I really start to break things down, the truth is that you are generally looking at those higher mid odds. In fact, when you actually look at the numbers, over some 2,500 bets, around 2,000 of them have been at odds of between 5.0 and 9.0. And slap bang in this middle of this are average odds for Fusion Racing of 7.2.  

Staking wise, this is a simple level stakes affair. Something that when you start to look at how the volume of bets adds up. One point per bet, over the last week would have meant 25 points staked on Fusion Racing. That is quite a lot, however, it doesn’t necessarily seem like it’s particularly risky.  

Unfortunately, a recommended betting bank of 50 points does make this quite disconcerting. What it means is that realistically, you might only ever have 2 weeks worth of stakes in the bank. Now, that might not be a problem if Fusion Racing didn’t have significant drawdown… Something it has encountered in the past. As such, I would personally, probably want at least 100 points as a betting bank.

All of this is really interesting because it’s rather contrary to the claimed average strike rate for Fusion Racing. BetInfo 24 claim that this is 17%, however, my calculations are slightly lower at 15%. But that is only on bets winning. If you factor in place bets coming in, it is actually closer to 42%. The only issue with this is that at some of the lower odds, even a bet placing can still mean a loss, so take from that what you will.  

How Does Fusion Racing Work?

Now we come to the part of Fusion Racing that I am actually quite excited about. You see, we are told that the service is “unique in the fact that it uses special algorithms to select value horse”. Something that we are told is based around a piece of software that uses “3 high speed computers and algorithms which cross references the current prices and form”. It’s a bit of a mouthful, but it’s certainly an intriguing concept.

If I’m honest, it is also something that has a bit of a ring of truth to it. Now, that might sound like a bit of a bold statement when you see the results, but the fact is that I often see these kinds of results from software based tipster services. An algorithm will just constantly pump out without changing things, even when they aren’t going so well, and that is exactly what we see with Fusion Racing.

Adding to the air of truth around this there is also the number of bets. It isn’t very often that you will see a tipster putting out selections day in and day out the way that Fusion Racing does. That human element often means that things are scrutinised in different ways, whereas to reiterate my earlier point, a computer will just do and do and do, without stopping.

Whilst it is quite frustrating that we aren’t really shown any real information on what the algorithm considers, respect that BetInfo 24 provide a very comprehensive look at how it performs. Fusion Racing has proofing going all the way back to January 2019. That is approaching 3 years of betting insight. As such, this does provide some mitigation to the lack of insight in so much as, you can get a reasonable idea of what to expect.

What is the Initial Investment?

BetInfo 24 have two options available if you want to subscribe to Fusion Racing. The first of these is a monthly subscription at a cost of £27.99 (plus VAT). Alternatively, you can sign up on a quarterly basis for the cost of £64.99 (again, plus VAT). This is ultimately a moderate saving of about £20 on paying the monthly subscription.

The advantage that comes with the quarterly subscription though is a guarantee that BetInfo 24 offer. This says that if you take the quarterly option and Fusion Racing isn’t in profit after 3 months, you will get the next 3 months for free. This seems like a fair enough offering, but I must admit that depending on how much I’d lost, I might not be so concerned with another 3 months.

Perhaps of greater value is the fact that both options come with a full 30 day money back guarantee. This is backed up by the fact that BetInfo 24 take payment for all of their services through Clickbank (who are generally very good at ensuring that this sort of thing is adhered to). All of this means that if you find Fusion Racing isn’t for you, you don’t really have too much risk.  

What is the Rate of Return?

Now we come to the element of Fusion Racing that is probably the single most polarising, and that is the results. The fact is that they are an incredibly mixed bag, and as such, simply saying that this is currently at 120 points of profit isn’t really good enough. Not least of which is because, if I’m really honest, 120 points of profit in almost 3 years… well, it isn’t really good enough.

So, now I want to qualify the statements that I made all the way back at the start of Fusion Racing. August of last year, this was at a peak profit of 137 points. By the start of 2021, January closed at 68 points. Firstly, that means that your betting bank has been burned through in just a few months. And then some.

Since that significant loss, Fusion Racing has turned itself around with a good few straight winning months that have seen profits peak at almost 100 points. That string of results is hugely significant. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, BetInfo 24’s proofing shows that this is still ultimately down by about 30 points since July. Again, hugely mixed.  

Conclusion for Fusion Racing

Let’s be real for a minute. How exactly do you actually judge something like Fusion Racing? In theory, it should be pretty easy (and it may well yet turn out to be that), but it can be very easy to get caught up in grossly over simplifying when it comes to the results of a service. So, let’s talk about that a little bit.

In order to do this, I need to provide a bit of context for my work flow. When something catches my eye, the first thing that I do is cast an eye over the sales material. I’m looking for obvious stats, numbers, even red flags. All of these allow me to, for want of a better description, carry out a very rapid initial assessment. In the case of Fusion Racing, this shows some crappy results, but also a huge spike in profit.

Now, that is interesting. Especially because Fusion Racing has been going for so long. And when BetInfo 24 describe how it works, it all starts to come together a bit. I’ve used software, I’ve seen other software related services. There is a bit of a pattern to it all. And that spike can often be the return of a run of form. Something that this definitely enjoyed up until Covid hit.

That is very important to note. You see, Covid through off a lot of the numbers. As a person, you can see through that and make exceptions. An algorithm does not. As such, it doesn’t really surprise me to see that the results were very mixed in the months afterwards. When that second spike hits in terms of profit for Fusion Racing, it’s about a year after. In other words, enough time for the numbers to average out again.

At this point, a piece of software is back in its element. The problem is that the results have remained up and down. This is something that has happened historically, and as such, it shouldn’t be too great a cause for concern. But the fact that BetInfo 24 don’t tell you much about the algorithm makes it difficult to make an informed decision. Is Fusion Racing underperforming just because of bad luck, or should something have changed in the system that didn’t?

Without knowing the answer to that, one is forced to assume the worst. Fusion Racing could just be hitting a snag. But equally, the software might just not be working so well anymore. Without the ability to make an informed decision, you’re just blindly taking on risk. Something I wouldn’t ever recommend.

And that brings me to the nail in the coffin for this. All of that, is for 120 points of profit over nearly 3 years. If I’m really generous, I might say that Fusion Racing has averaged say….50 points per year. That’s a few good months for other tipster services that are charging similar money, and that is the real problem.

I often say that the bottom line is the bottom line. If you aren’t making money, nothing else matters. Occasionally, I might bend this. But for Fusion Racing I just can’t. Even if there is something decent underpinning this, the profit simply isn’t enough to warrant sticking with the service. As such, I can’t say this is one to recommend, even if that is a little bit disappointing to have to say.


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From: Simon Roberts