HODL! Racing Review

HODL! is a tipster service which is provided via the Tipstrr tipster platform. It boasts some phenomenal all round results and shows a lot of promise as far as tipster services go.

Introduction to the HODL! Racing service – tipsters

There are a large number of larger tipster stables on the market however one that rather stands out to me is Tipstrr. This is mostly down to the fact that they seem to have a much wider capture circle than some others.

With this come some proper gems as far as tipster services go, with a few of them already having been looked at here. As well as that, there is also the fairness and the security that comes from buying from a larger tipster stable.

Enter HODL!, which honestly, may be one of the single most impressive tipster services that I have ever looked at. The results are incredibly strong in a number of different ways (as I want to explore) and all of this is handled at a pretty decent price all things considered.

I am not easily impressed when it comes to tipster services, but I do think that HODL! may well have hit the nail on the head. So, with some anticipation, let’s see whether or not this tipster from Tipstrr can realistically deliver.

What Does HODL! Offer?

HODL! is a pretty straight forward, near daily horse racing tipster service (I say near daily because there are occasional no bet days). Selections are generally issued directly to subscribers on the morning of a race, although on occasion, there may be some advised the evening before.

As is the case with all services from the Tipstrr platform there are a plethora of ways of receiving tips. This means that as well as receiving an email, HODL! subscribers can log into the Tipstrr website to view selections, as well as having them sent on to their phone app as well.

The fact that HODL! is pretty straight forward is something that is very much represented in the bet types. Exclusively, you will be dealing with back to win bets which makes this something that will work with bookmakers as well as betting exchanges.

It is however advised that you aim for a bookmaker with best odds guaranteed. On the subject of odds, there is a fair old range with HODL!. Tipstrr claim that the average odds stand at 5.13, although what stands out to me is that they are rarely below evens.  

In terms of the staking plan, it is there, however it seems to be a little bit random. By and large, you will be staking between £15 and £25 per bet if you are following HODL!. This roughly translates to 2-4 points according to Tipstrr. This means that if you want to maximise your profits, you will have to be willing to invest a fair amount. Especially with the volume of bets which can get quite high on occasions.

Finally, I want to talk about the strike rate for the HODL!

as this is one of the most impressive aspects in my opinion. Whilst the service hasn’t necessarily had the longest run (something which I want to pick up on later), the strike rate according to Tipstrr stands at 31%. Given the average odds, I think that this represents a very decent long term prospect, so long as the results that HODL! has achieved can be maintained.  

How Does HODL! Work?

One of the things that I do find frustrating with all products from Tipstrr is, at least in some regards, the lack of information about products. Now this definitely doesn’t apply in regards of data. There is reams of this, and it goes a long way to helping understand what you can expect from a service.

But for gaining any insight into what kind of selection process may be in place for HODL! (and all their services), this is definitely a problem for me. For example, we are told that the service has a “realistic approach to gambling” and that the service is based around “a fairer approach”, but this doesn’t tell us anything significant.

Now, looking at HODL! as a wider product, it seems reasonable to make some assumptions about what is behind the service. However, I do feel the need to highlight that this is conjecture.

With that out of the way, it seems likely to me that there is an element of value to HODL!. Looking at the data from Tipstrr, the wide range of odds seem to imply that the tipster behind the service is aiming to find bets that are undervalued. The timing of bets potentially plays into this as well. Once again though, this is only speculation on my behalf.

What is the Initial Investment?

One of the key factors that makes or breaks a tipster service is the cost. Tipstrr offer two options if you wish to sign up to HODL!. The first of these (and apparently the most popular) is a monthly subscription which is priced at £39. Alternatively, and offering better value, is a 3 month subscription. This is priced at £89. I should also mention that HODL! provide an offering independently through their Twitter.

It is worth noting that Tipstrr do not typically offer refunds on the services they offer.

What is the Rate of Return?

The rate of return for HODL! is by far and away what has made it stand out to me. The average monthly profits are £1,490.62 to average stakes of £25. There are some much more representative results however. As of the start of January this year, HODL! has attained a point profit of 283.2 points in since August 2018. This represents an average monthly profit of 45 points. In line with this strong performance, the ROI according to Tipstrr stands at 31%.

Conclusion on the HODL! Racing tipster offering

There is no getting away from the fact that when it comes to a tipster service, nothing is more important than those end results. If a service were generating profits of 1,000 points per month consistently, would it really matter if you were expected to pay £1,000 plus monthly?

Now HODL! isn’t actually delivering quite those kinds of results, but I can comfortably say that this is one of the strongest performing tipster services that I have seen for some time.

There are one or two factors to be kept in mind although I wouldn’t necessarily refer to them as problems. The main one that stands out lies in the volume of bets, a topic that I rather skipped over. On some days there can be quite a large number of tips.

With the staking plan that is in place, this has the potential to add up. This is something that I generally recommend keeping in mind as it will require dedication and a decent betting bank to maintain in the long term.

As well as this, it is important to remember that HODL! has only been operational for about 6 months. Personally, I think that this is just about a long enough period of time to get a reasonable idea of what to expect moving forward, but I know from experience that tipster services can pivot quickly in terms of results.

Other than that though, this genuinely appears to be one of the best tipster services that I have seen for a long time. The results are incredibly strong and at £39 per month, I don’t think that HODL! is overpriced. It is only slightly more than the £30 per month I typically look for, but I firmly believe that it is worth it.

I would even go as far as to say that HODL! represents quite significant value for money. So, with all of this in mind, I think that it is quite clear that HODL! is really worth some very serious consideration.

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From: Simon Roberts