PFP Racing is a new horse racing tipster service from Jack O’Brian that is offered through the Tipster TV arm of Betfan. It is different to most services in so much as you only pay for profits.
What does the product offer?
PFP Racing is a relatively new offering and a rather interesting departure from the norm from Tipster TV. With claims of fantastic profits from Jack O’Brian and a pricing plan that very much differs from the usual monthly subscriptions that the Betfan group offer, it is quite easy to see how people may get excited. In fact, Jack O’Brian goes as far as to say that he believes that PFP Racing provides a “genuine breath of fresh air.
Purely in terms of what you are getting, PFP Racing isn’t actually all that new. It is a pretty straight forward horse racing tipster service that typically provides just one or two bets per day. Jack O’Brian does however say that he doesn’t publish bets every day, simply when he feels that there are bets available that will be profitable. These are sent out via email and are also uploaded to a members area on the Betfan website.
The bets themselves are a combination of different betting types with a clear focus on maximising the profit from each bet. This is also balanced out with a reasonably low risk betting strategy which is necessary for PFP Racing customers to ultimately be in profit. The majority of the bet types that Jack O’Brian employs with PFP Racing are each way and single bets. You will also come across the double and each way double as well.
In terms of the numbers, there is the usual Betfan staking plan in place. This means that you can expect to stake anywhere from 1 point all the way up to 5 points per bet. Fortunately, this latter number doesn’t seem to make an appearance too often, however I have to point out that because of the way that PFP Racing works, you have no real option but to stake this if you want to get the most profit out of the service.
I have mentioned that there is a low risk element to PFP Racing and this is something that is reflected in the average strike rate for the service. Over 5 months Jack O’Brian has guided PFP Racing to an average strike rate of 43.1%, a not inconsiderable task.
How does the product work?
Unfortunately, Jack O’Brian doesn’t go into too much detail about the selection process for PFP Racing however he does provide some information which is always welcome. He clasim that the horses he tips are selected based on a combination of suggested inside information (he mentions speaking to “key contacts”) and extensive research.
There is a strong implication that the research side of PFP Racing is rather in depth. There is mention made of assessing racing conditions, studying all the day’s races as well as previewing races for the next day. All of this supposedly takes up an average of 10 hours per day according to Tipster TV.
What is the initial investment?
The pricing of PFP Racing is really the most interesting aspect of it. Jack O’Brian and Tipster TV do not charge a subscription fee for their service. Instead, you buy “points packs”. This means that you pay a set amount, and you will continue to receive selections until you have made a certain amount of profit. The entry level to this is a 10 point pack at a cost of just £20. After this there is a 25 points pack at £50, next is a 50 points pack at £90 and finally there is a 100 points pack for £150. Tipster TV recommend betting £20 per point to make a substantial return on your investment.
What is the rate of return?
Since going live, PFP Racing has made an overall points profit of 447.5 points. This is a very strong figure averaging out at around 90 points profit per month. This figure could likely be improved upon though as all profits for PFP Racing are actually calculated based on the industry start price.
I’d be lying if I didn’t express some admiration for what Jack O’Brian has achieved with PFP Racing so far. The fact is that this is one of the strongest performing tipster services I have looked at for some time, and if he can continue with this current trend towards profit it would be a no brainer.
That having been said, PFP Racing isn’t necessarily all peaches and cream so to speak. Whilst the numbers are undoubtedly impressive, there are some long losing streaks and November had a strike rate of just 20%.
That having been said, the beauty of PFP Racing is that you simply don’t have to worry about losing streaks costing you more money than they have to as you are only paying to win. One of the few concerns that I do have in this regard however is for those rare occasions where a bet is advised at 5 points.
This can represent a rather significant amount of a betting bank by percentage and Tipster TV will calculate your win based on this. What this means is that where with a monthly subscription, you can afford to play down high risk bets that have 5 points staked on them (something that I have seen happen on more than one occasion) and take lessened profits, you can’t with PFP Racing.
Honestly though, trying to find criticism with what I have seen from PFP Racing so far is a rather difficult thing to do. The fact is that there is excellent value for money on show here and I don’t believe that it is too badly priced really, at least in the grand scheme of things. With that in mind, PFP Racing is worth a look if you are looking for a tipster service that isn’t going to end up costing you more than you pay in, however if the service is successful for you then you can ultimately expect to pay more than you would for a monthly subscription.