Mark Duddridge Racing is a new to market horse racing tipster service that is operated by the eponymous Mark Duddridge. The service is managed by WAP Tipsters and is a genuinely quite interesting thing.
Introduction to Mark Duddridge Racing
Sifting through tipster services can be a difficult thing. There is a lot of time and effort goes into sorting the wheat from the chaff. And there is no limit to what can turn out to be a bad investment as far as a service goes. I have seen some products from genuinely top tipster stables that are… Well, they’re a bit lacking. I have seen independent tipsters come out of nowhere, provide a very niche thing, and make genuinely incredible profits. But here’s the important thing. When you find something that is potentially special, you know it.
This is quite important to keep in mind because today, I am looking at tipster service that may just be the real deal. And this is something that I say, even as (at the time of writing) May is currently pointing towards a loss. That isn’t something that I do lightly. And if this is all genuine, and Mark Duddridge is actually delivering what he claims, then WAP Tipsters are on to a definite winner for a number of different reasons. Of course, as I write all of this out, I am painfully aware of the fact that there can be massive differences between a tipsters results and a punters.
Inevitably there are considerations for Mark Duddridge Racing. There are definitely points that aren’t quite as black and white as they may first seem. Especially WAP Tipsters’s prominent claim that Mark Duddridge has found “WINNERS AT 12/1, 16/1, 18/1, 33/1, 16/1, 9/1, 18/1, 20/1 + MANY MORE
HELPED SECURE 790+ POINTS IN 5 MONTHS”. These are all things that true. However, they are only true in a certain light. And it is with this in mind that I want to have a proper look at this and see if it is truly as special as it seems.
What Does Mark Duddridge Racing Offer?
Sometimes it is hard to know where to start when you’re reviewing a tipster service. Most of the time, this is because there is just so much that you have to artfully manoeuvre round. In the case of Mark Duddridge Racing through, it is one of the rare occasions when we are just given so much information that I genuinely don’t know which thread to run with first.
The thing is, there is a lot of variance in Mark Duddridge Racing. What Mark Duddridge is doing isn’t quite as formulaic as some tipster services that I look at. Something that, I would hasten to add, should be praised. I like to see a tipster if they know their stuff changing things up to ensure that they are offering the best bets. And nowhere is this more on show than here.
For example, one of the first things that Mark Duddridge is keen to establish is that you won’t be betting every day if you are following his service. He categorically doesn’t bet just for the sake of it. This sounds like a really basic thing, but I have seen far too many tipsters that insist on betting every day, and it has ultimately cost them.
Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Mark Duddridge Racing is a low volume service. Because it isn’t. On betting days you may see as many as 4 selections identified. And if you have a full week of betting, that adds up. At the time of writing, we are 5 days into the week and there have been 15 bets advised. The full week before that, there was a no bet day and the same number of selections. It really is a varied thing.
And those variables are something that appear throughout the betting. Again, this might seem like a bad thing for Mark Duddridge Racing, but personally, I see it as a positive. Let’s now move on to the bets that you will actually be placing. WAP Tipsters’s proofing shows that Mark Duddridge is predominantly concerned with simple win bets, however, there are also a number of each way bets. Normally on horses that have longer odds.
Whilst we’re on the topic of odds, let’s talk about that too. Because Mark Duddridge’s approach is very interesting. Effectively, he ignores them (I want to talk about this in more detail shortly). But this doesn’t stop a good range of odds showing up, including a number of each way bets on those longer shots. All of this is pretty well reflected in average odds of 5.14 to BOG.
But here is one of those really impressive things about Mark Duddridge Racing. the service has actually performed better to BSP than using bookmaker odds. The average odds to BSP are 6.1. Now higher odds on Betfair as an average is a pretty common thing. Prices fluctuate more and longshots tend to be very long. But Mark Duddridge’s service is significantly more profitable there making a very viable option for those with bookmaker restrictions.
Now for some of those considerations. Firstly, it is noteworthy to me that WAP Tipsters’s proofing for this is predominantly to 5 point stakes. There are some bets at 4 points, some at 3, and even some of the long shot each way bets at 2 points. But you are always staking more than just 1 point per bet. Something that can definitely add up.
With that said, a strike rate of almost 40% as I’m writing this means that this is all somewhat manageable in my opinion. The only thing that I would probably advise if you are looking at Mark Duddridge Racing is that you will probably want a big betting bank. I mentioned earlier that may is down, and it is by almost 41 points. That is a lot to have wiped out of a betting bank in a single month.
Finally, I just want to touch on WAP Tipsters’s management of the service. This is about what you would expect. Selections are issued via email and there is pretty much all of the information that you will need. I don’t think Mark Duddridge Racing is breaking new ground here, but I also don’t really feel like it is a service that has to.
How Does Mark Duddridge Racing Work?
There is a hell of a lot that surrounds how Mark Duddridge Racing works, and all of it is ultimately quite impressive sounding. Mark Duddridge starts by talking about his past where he worked as a delivery driver which included stopping at many trainer stables. He says that over time, he became friendly with most of the staff at these stables and “began [his] career as a semi-professional gambler following some of the advice I picked up along the way”. Advice he still uses.
As well as this, Mark Duddridge talk about the extensive research work that goes into identifying potential bets. This starts, we are told, with ignoring all of the odds. This is on the grounds that “a horse doesn’t know what odds it’s running to”. Which is fair enough really. From there, he says that he considers the knowledge of trainer habits. This is why Mark Duddridge Racing is so varied in terms of the volume of horses that are advised.
All told, WAP Tipsters say that Mark Duddridge “may take 3/4/5 hours to look at all of the cards”. And the thing is, I can rather believe all of this. The fact of the matter is that the results for Mark Duddridge Racing do say rather a lot. And whilst there is definitely something to be said for the results being inflated (a topic I will be coming to soon), I ultimately quite consistent, all of which suggests that there is an air of truth to it all.
And of course, as a final point, even if you are doubtful about Mark Duddridge Racing, there is no denying the fact that WAP Tipsters’s proofing gives you a very good idea of what you are getting into. It really gives you a feel for the ebb and flow of the service. As such, you can at least come into this with a reasonable expectation of what you are doing.
What is the Initial Investment?
There are a good few options available if you want to sign up for Mark Duddridge Racing, all of which range drastically in terms of outlay and the value that is on offer. What I can say though, if I’m being entirely honest, none of them are particularly cheap.
The lowest priced option is a monthly subscription. This is available (at the time of writing) for 14 days at a trial cost of £7. Once this has elapsed, the cost goes up to the normal price for Mark Duddridge Racing which is £49 per month.
If you are looking for better value, WAP Tipsters offer a quarterly subscription which is priced at £98 per quarter. This effectively gives you a free month of betting. However, if you are considering spending this kind of money on Mark Duddridge Racing, for just £9 more, you can get a 6 monthly subscription. This involves a one time cost of £107 making it by far and away the best value and less than half the price of that monthly subscription.
Of note is the fact that Mark Duddridge Racing doesn’t come with any sort of money back guarantee. This means that if you want to get the most out of those longer subscriptions you really have to commit. This is however standard for products from the WAP Tipsters stable.
What is the Rate of Return?
At the time of writing this, Mark Duddridge Racing stands on a profit of 801.15 points to BOG. To BSP, the profit is even more impressive coming in at 990.8. All since November 2020. We are into the 7th month of proofing now, and whilst Mark Duddridge is showing a loss for this it based off WAP Tipsters’s proofing (at the time of writing), there are still some very impressive numbers. Even to Industry Start Price, you are looking at 758.33 points of profit.
Now, I do want to address the fact that these are based off multiple point stakes. It would be naïve of me to ignore this. But even then, Mark Duddridge Racing is doing pretty bloody well. The average stake per bet was a little over 4 points per bet. So even if you quarter the results for Mark Duddridge Racing to date, you’re still looking at between 189.5 and 247.7 points of profit.
And these numbers are reflected in the ROI that Mark Duddridge has produced. WAP Tipsters’s proofing shows a low of 36.9% to SP, whilst the higher performing BSP comes in at 48.21%. Again, these are huge results and in my mind, show that Mark Duddridge does have some clue of what he is talking about.
Conclusion for Mark Duddridge Racing
Sometimes, the most impressive thing about a tipster service isn’t necessarily the profit that it produces (although in the case of Mark Duddridge Racing, that is also impressive). The thing that stood out about this most of all for me is how Mark Duddridge talks about betting and how he approaches it. It is very rare in this line of work that you see the level of transparency that is on show here.
The really incredible fact of the matter is that it isn’t even like he is talking about anything revolutionary. I might be a tad biased here, but everything that is recommended are the exact same things that I say you should be doing if you want to take betting seriously. Treat it as a business, maximise your odds, don’t bet silly for the sake of betting silly, think long term. I could carry on.
But I will admit that simply having a sensible head on your shoulders when it comes to betting is not a tipster service in and of itself. What really impresses me about Mark Duddridge Racing is that this knowledge is combined with genuine results. Now, if I were to really break things down, I could pick at them.
For example, the whole service is massively elevated by an absolutely massive December which added more than half of the profits across the year. But this isn’t strictly a one off in my eyes because Mark Duddridge Racing has also had 2 other months that have seen more than 100 points of profit. That is bloody rare.
And of course, we also have to acknowledge that May looks like it’s going to be a loser. And with a potential loss of between 38.96 points (BOG), 57.63 points (BSP), or 68.18 points (SP), these are bloody big numbers. You will need to be willing to back Mark Duddridge Racing through these periods and that isn’t an easy thing to do. But I don’t believe this is a huge turn around in form either.
Here’s the bottom line. I like Mark Duddridge Racing. I like how Mark Duddridge approaches tipping and racing, I like that it is hugely profitable, and I really like that it has made the most money through Betfair. That really opens doors for those of us who might have account restrictions. But it is a very conditional like, because this won’t be for everyone.
If you are going to try Mark Duddridge Racing, be prepared to sink money into it. Be prepared to have a big betting bank. If you need to, scale back the staking (but ensure you keep it proportional, I don’t think level stakes would work for this necessarily). If you don’t want to tie yourself down for 6 months, expect it to be quite expensive. But the rewards are demonstrably there, and as such, I do think it is really worth some consideration.