High Class Racing Review

High Class Racing Tips is a relatively long standing horse racing tipster service which is being offered through the Premium Sports Tipsters stable. Selections come courtesy of a tipster referred to only as Michael.

Introduction to High Class Racing Tips

I don’t think that it’s unreasonable to say that most of the people who take betting even half way to seriously are doing it to make money. In fact, I’ve often found myself saying that the bottom line is the bottom line. And because money talks, it’s hard to ignore a tipster service that claims to produce more than 1,000 points per year. Now, I’ve seen this before, but usually just from really questionable independent tipsters.

So, we come to High Class Racing Tips. A tipster service that claims to have “A MASSIVE £100K MADE IN LESS THAN A YEAR”. That’s big. And Premium Sports Tipsters are all in on this as well, talking about their experiences with the tipster behind the service, Michael. And they do generally provide due diligence with their tipsters too. This means that as much as the claims might look extreme, I can tell you here and now that I believe them.

Of course, the funny thing about numbers is that they can also be very easily manipulated. Look, I don’t think that High Class Racing Tips has any real skeletons in the closet. But I do think that there has to be careful consideration of context. And it is quite important context that Premium Sports Tipsters and Michael are keen to miss out in their quest to bring in new punters. But is joining up really a wise decision?

What Does High Class Racing Tips Offer?

A lot of the time with tipster services it can be quite difficult to know where to begin. But in the case of High Class Racing Tips, it isn’t really that hard. The fact is that what Premium Sports Tipsters have created here is a very solid tipster service. Especially in terms of that management. And that is no bad thing, because I think consistency is remarkably important in the betting game.

Now the results are consistent, yes, but something that does stand out to me is that Michael’s approach is also consistent. There doesn’t seem to be any massive pivots or changes that might indicate guesswork or a lack of confidence. What you get from High Class Racing Tips is a pretty simple near daily horse racing tipster service.

To clarify this, simple doesn’t have to be bad. In fact, in the case of something like High Class Racing Tips, I think it works strongly in Michael’s favour. Especially because Premium Sports Tipsters aren’t exactly a “flashy” tipster stable either. They put everything out there for you to see (good or bad, as they rightfully point out). And this also applies to receiving selections etc. which are directly via email and… on the minimal side.

Don’t get me wrong. You shouldn’t have problems following alone with High Class Racing Tips. But compared to some of the other tipsters on the market… They’re a bit basic. There is the information that you need to get the bets placed and that’s about it. Is it a deal breaker to me? Absolutely not. But I do think that you should be prepared for these things.

Now, whilst I’m on the topic of the emails, one of the things that I like about High Class Racing Tips is that Michael advises just one selection per day. I have never hidden the fact that I like selectiveness. I don’t mind a high volume service, but nothing is more frustrating than looking at something that just seems to be betting for the sake of it.

This leads me nicely into the bets themselves, and honestly, things are pretty straightforward here as well. In no small part, I believe that this is down to the fact High Class Racing Tips is ultimately a horse racing tipster service. There just aren’t that many markets. For context on this, almost all of the bets in Premium Sports Tipsters’ proofing are win bets with the exception of just 12 each way bets (out of some 380 bets).

What is really quite impressive about High Class Racing Tips though are the range of odds that are achieved . Again, looking at Premium Sports Tipsters’ proofing, there have been historical bets as low as 2.75, going all the way up to 41.00. That is a very substantial range. But what is really quite impressive to me are those average odds. These come in 9.08. This isn’t the most accurate representation of what you can expect, but it also isn’t a million miles off either.

With all of that out of the way, we can come to one of the single biggest impacts on High Class Racing Tips as a service. And that is the staking plan. You see, every bet that Michael recommends is a 5 point level stake. This doesn’t necessarily mean that it is an inherently bad thing, you understand. At the end of the day, it’s just a level stakes plan. But it does have very far reaching implications.

Especially in terms of your potential drawdown. Let’s be honest here, you’re dealing with generally quite high odds. And you’re staking 5 points per bet. And as I’ll come to, the strike rate ain’t great either. This can mean investing a lot of your betting bank before a winner. There have been two quite substantial losing streaks with the most losses amounting to 65 points.

And to come back to that strike rate, the overall average is just 27.63%. That might not look too bad for High Class Racing Tips, but it is bolstered by some strong months earlier in the service’s history. The more recent results do look a little worse off coming at just 21.2%.

How Does High Class Racing Tips Work?

Rather interestingly, when Premium Sports Tipsters talk about how High Class Racing Tips works, they show a preference to implication rather than actual detail. We are fed snippets of Premium Sports Tipsters’ process. But it seems a lot like smoke and mirrors. Although, with that said, it’s still more than you see for a lot of tipsters these days.

Now, what we are told is that there “There really is such a thing as inside information” and that outside of “traditional racing connections such as trainers, owners and jockeys” most punters will struggle to access this information. Which all has a lot of grounding in reality. But supposedly, Premium Sports Tipsters has found a way to tap into this, and that is a key part of High Class Racing Tips.

There is also talk of people out there “in the know” who are horse racing experts and individuals who “dedicate their lives and thousands of pounds”. However, we are told that these people don’t tend to share their information. But “every now and then they leak their secret winning methods and systems”. Again, the implication is that Michael is privy to this and it contributes to High Class Racing Tips.

The problem that I have with all of this, is whilst I believe that it is probably true. It doesn’t provide a lot of insight into what you’re actually signing up for. Fortunately, Premium Sports Tipsters do provide very comprehensive proofing and I feel like this goes some way to mitigating all of this. At the very least, you can look at the proofing and get an idea of the “ebb and flow” of the system at work.  

What is the Initial Investment?

Premium Sports Tipsters have three different options available if you want to sign up to High Class Racing Tips. And they differ wildly in terms of cost and value. Firstly, you have a “monthly” subscription. This is priced at £44, but it is also billed every 28 days. This means that you will pay that out 13 times per year.

Alternatively, offering much better value, you can sign up to High Class Racing Tips on a quarterly basis. This is priced at £88 per quarter meaning you’re effectively getting 5 months free over the course of a year. The best value comes from the 6 monthly option, although at £147 it does carry the highest outlay.

It is worth noting that there is no money back guarantee in place for High Class Racing Tips. Premium Sports Tipsters don’t tend to offer them on their services at all, so you should be relatively confident in your commitment. With that said, at the time of writing, there are trial options available where you can get your first quarter for £44 or your first 6 months for £99.

What is the Rate of Return?

I’ll be blunt about this. According to Premium Sports Tipsters’ proofing, High Class Racing Tips is on a profit of 1,630.7 points at the time of writing. That is a huge amount. But you also have to keep in mind that the profits have been attained using those 5 point level stakes. And as such, for context, you an easily calculate what this would be to 1 point stakes which at least makes it easier to compare to other services.

To 1 point stakes, High Class Racing Tips would be at a much more modest profit of 326.14 points. That is still pretty impressive. It puts the ROI at around 91% and is in line with what I would expect from a quality tipster service over a 12 month period.

Conclusion for High Class Racing Tips

It’s rather disappointing that Premium Sports Tipsters have taken the approach that they have with High Class Racing Tips, because in theory, this really does look like a decent service on the surface. As I said when talking about how the service works, I genuinely believe that Michael really is privy the information claimed. Because the undeniable fact is that the results rather reflect this.

Between June and August, there wasn’t a losing month. Even in September (and October at the time of writing) where there were losses, they were ultimately pretty minimal. September was 29.35 points down (about 6 points to 1 point stakes) and October is in a similar position. For a tipster that prior to that hadn’t seen a month bring in less than 75 points (15 points to 1 point stakes), that seems like it can be overcome.

The fact is that, as I’ve mentioned, losing streaks are just a part of High Class Racing Tips. Because of the odds that are involved, you just don’t win that much. And that actually allows me to talk about some of the criticisms that I have with this (aside from that staking plan that Premium Sports Tipsters and Michael insist on using).

Firstly, whilst I’m mentioning the odds, you have to be very willing to get onto tips for High Class Racing Tips quickly. Premium Sports Tipsters’ proofing shows that the difference between BOG and SP works out at 923.42 points to the recommended stakes. Even to 1 point stakes, that’s an eyewatering 184.68 points. That is a massive amount of money. For context, the difference between BOG and SP is more than you could have won betting to SP.

Secondly, there is the question of just how willing you are to keep betting, even on a monster losing streak. Whilst the few interspersed wins can be pretty small. It’s disheartening and takes a lot of discipline, as well as deep pockets. For some people, that won’t be a problem. I know plenty of people who are willing to keep betting where they believe there is long term profit to be made. Personally, I am not one of them.

I’m not risk averse, but I can very easily see people burning through their betting bank here. Or getting cold feet after losing out on 65 points in 2 weeks. As much as I can appreciate that this is just a part of the service, it’s much easier to make this assertion when you’re either up in the long term, or don’t really have a horse in the race (so to speak).

And whilst we’re on the topic of risk, let’s talk about your betting accounts. It’s well known that bookies like to slap on restrictions or cancel accounts when you’re making money. It’s very wrong, but it is a consideration that one has to make. Now, going back to that point about the profit, how can you follow High Class Racing Tips without BOG? Sure, you’re still getting some profit, but not enough in my opinion.

Which brings me to the real nail in the coffin for me though is the cost. At £44 billed 13 times a month, High Class Racing Tips falls towards the top end of what I’d consider reasonable for a tipster service. Can I see why Premium Sports Tipsters are charging this? Absolutely. Based off their calculations, Michael is smashing it. But that isn’t the whole picture, and that is a bit of a problem. Especially because it is one that isn’t addressed.

And it is with all of that in mind, I’d recommend exercising caution with High Class Racing Tips. I don’t think it’s bad. It’s just expensive and carries a lot of risk. For some people, that’s fine, and I wish you all the best. I really do think Michael can help guide people to a long term profit. But really, I see this as a bit of fun. Small stakes, big wins, weekend paid for kind of thing. It isn’t something that would be at the center of my portfolio though.


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Comments (1)

A very comprehensive review. I had already spotted most of the positives and negatives you cover – especially the staking plan – and have decided it is not for me.

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From: Simon Roberts