Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots is a new product from the eponymous Luke Martin and Betting Weekly. He claims that his selections will allows subscribers to make a decent amount of income from jump racing bets.
What does the product offer?
It is not very often that something that is genuinely exciting comes to market in the world of betting. In fact, it feels increasingly like the entire niche is being overrun by questionable tipsters and shysters peddling the same tired systems. It is even rarer that something comes along which is entirely new and is also exciting. In spite of this, Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots ticks both of these boxes and as such, I am very keen to have a look at the service.
I do feel the need to put some emphasis on the fact that Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots is a new product. This is in no small part down to the marketing employed by Betting Weekly. “Jump Racing Specialist With Sniper Precision” claims the headline. It is cumbersome, off putting and in many respects make no sense. The same could also be said of the claim that Luke Martin has been “striking fear into the hearts of bookies for years”, especially since he is only 25. This is only one aspect of Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots however and I am keen to look at the rest of the product in detail.
So what exactly can you expect? As the name suggests, Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots is a seasonal horse racing tipster service which focuses on National Hunt racing. Selections are available on a frequent enough basis (although pretty far from the near daily basis that you see from a number of tipsters). These are sent out directly to Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots subscribers via Betting Weekly when they are available. This is all roughly what you would expect.
Where Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots does become interesting is in the variety of bets that Luke Martin uses in order to find a profit. There is a combination of straight win bets as well as the occasional each way, however there are also frequent forays into more accumulators and more exotic bet types as well. These include simple small accumulators (doubles and trebles) to four and even five folds. There are also a number of Yankee bets as well as Lucky 15s. These appear to be where some of the really big wins (and sometimes much smaller losses) come into play for Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots.
The staking plan is generally speaking a straight forward affair. Luke Martin mostly seems to recommend backing his bets to no more than a point. Occasionally however the numbers can get much higher with Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots staking as high as 10 points on a single bet. This kind of thing is definitely a rare occurrence though and as such, I don’t see it being a particular point of concern.
All of these only really leaves the strike rate to consider in terms of the numbers side of Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots. The service has been proofed through Betting Weekly for a decent period (between June and the end of November 2017) with an average strike rate of 31.48%. This is a figure that I would say is definitely more than respectable, I have certainly seen a lot worse from other tipsters.
How does the product work?
Unfortunately, there is very little in the way of information in terms of how Luke Martin makes his selections for Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots. We are told that he has been betting for years starting with 50p bets with his Grandfather. There is then the now typical story about how his career has developed as a bettor over time. This inevitably includes making more money through betting. None of this however helps you to understand what the rationale behind selections are.
This is definitely a problem for me. I have stated many times that I believe if you are going to purchase a product, you should have some idea what you are getting yourself into. Whilst evidence can help to a large degree (and indeed does with Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots), I would still like to have to opportunity to gain an understanding of a service before I buy.
What is the initial investment?
There are three different options available for those who want to subscribe to Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots. The first of these is a monthly subscription with a trial. This means that you pay just £1 for your first week of selections. Once this has elapsed, Betting Weekly charge £33.33 per month. Alternatively, you can sign up for Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots on a monthly basis without a trial. This works out at better value costing just £28 per month. Finally you can sign up to Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots on a quarterly subscription. This gives you your first week on a trial basis for £1 again. After this, you will pay £75 every 3 months to receive Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots selections.
It is worth pointing out that Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots is sold through Clickbank however there is no mention of any money back guarantee. It would appear that despite some recent changes to their terms and conditions, Clickbank are now back to offering a discretionary 60 day return or replacement on any product. This means you should be able to get your money back if Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots doesn’t work.
What is the rate of return?
Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots is sold on the back of a 155.44 point profit however this appears to be between June and December which is when proofing stops. This is a reasonable enough result for the time period (working out at £193.31 per month to £10 stakes. What really stands out for me when looking at the results for Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots however is the ROI. Luke Martin has steered to the service to an average of 37.01% which is a strong result. Unfortunately, these results only appear to run till the end of the December period. This does leave quite a period where Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots has not updated results.
Whilst there are undoubtedly a few issues with Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots, I am inclined to believe that Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots falls into the category of having potential. There are a number of different reasons for this which I will explore, but ultimately, it boils down to the fact that this appears to be a genuine product and service. This is surprising in no small part because the sheer volume of tipsters that I have looked a recently have been questionable to say the least.
If I am completely honest, I also feel like there are two different things to consider with Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots. The first one, and the focus of this review is the tipster service itself. The second aspect is Betting Weekly as a wider whole. It would appear that there is some ambition here and I feel like it is worthwhile just taking a little bit of time to talk about this.
So Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots, how does it fair? The results that have been demonstrated so far have been reasonable. I would eve be inclined to say that they are good, however there is one rather large problem. This is the gaping hole in the proofing. Whilst I don’t dispute that the results provided are genuine, it is hard to ignore that there is no proofing since the start of 2018.This is essentially two months of data missing. Where this is particularly frustrating is Betting Weekly have updated before now so there shouldn’t be any reason this can’t continue.
I also believe that in another positive for Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots, there is definitely value for money to be had here. Whilst there are undoubtedly some risky bets with the staking plan, in the main there is a sensible approach. This means that the results are not inflated and I can genuinely see Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots breaking £150 per month as an average. Whilst I think it is a bit of a struggle to justify the £33 per month for this level of profit, if you are able ot pay for Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots on a quarterly basis you will definitely fare better.
All of this brings me onto Betting Weekly a little bit. This isn’t an area I want to dwell on but I have carried out extensive research into Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots and this includes the “parent company” as it were. At the moment, this appears to be the only service that is being offered by Betting Weekly, however it seems clear to me that the company want to expand (there are a number of reasons for this, none of which are of particular importance). The proofing has to be kept up to date in order for anything (and I do include Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots in this)they release to be competitive. This, more than anything else is a big criticism.
It is also an apt point to end on. Whilst I don’t think there is a bad product here, I do have some reservations and a lot of them are based around the longer term profitability. I know that there are some tipster stables that will churn out products just because it has made a profit in the first few months, but even the losing months are shown. It is important for any punter to fully understand what they are investing their money in and tipster services which appear to obfuscate information do not tend to fare well (especially in my opinion). It is not even like you are being told what the selection process is.
With all of this in mind, I am going to say that Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots is probably one that it is worth looking out for, just not right now. It is a long way from perfect, but there are some decent underpinnings. Assuming that Betting Weekly want to grow as a brand, I would be inclined to be generous and say that there are some teething issues. Once these are resolved, Luke Martin’s Jump Racing Hotshots can be a strong contender compared to similar services but as it currently exists, I just think it asks a bit much.