Race to Win is a horse racing tipster service which is operated by Eriksen Abdala. IT is also the newest release from the Betfan Group and claims some very promising income potential.
Introduction to Race to Win
When BETFAN first set up their Tipster Planet proofing system, they must have known that they were on to a good thing. I certainly know because I have seen the large number of tipster services which have ultimately been born form it.
Honestly, I don’t think that it is a bad thing at all. I do however feel that it should be noted that a lot of these services are launched off the back of a particularly strong set of results, including todays subject, Race to Win. There has been one hell of a good run and BETFAN have made Eriksen Abdala’s tips live.
Will this momentum be able to be continued moving forwards? Let’s have a look and see.
What Does Race to Win Offer?
One of the things that I always like about products form the BETFAN group is that there is a certain level of consistency and high standards in terms of the operation. It will come as no surprise that Eriksen Abdala is adhering to them with Race to Win offering a typical experience for BETFAN.
This means that you can expect selections to be issued on a daily basis. These are sent out directly to subscribers via email, as well as having a member’s area for Race to Win where you can also view the tips. There is nothing here that you wouldn’t expect and the whole thing works well.
In terms of the bets, despite the name of Race to Win and Eriksen Abdala’s focus on win bets, they aren’t the only bet type that you will encounter. There are also a number of double bets included and even some trebles.
The volume of bets is actually quite substantial with some days getting into double figures. This becomes particularly problematic when you start to talk about the stakes (which I will get to shortly). It probably goes without saying that Eriksen Abdala backs a range of odds, however some of the longer shots advised through Race to Win have been down to the accumulators.
So, staking. I have hinted at the fact that I want to talk about this explicitly in the case of Race to Win and it is important to do so.
I have mentioned before now the “BETFAN” staking plan. This involves betting 5 points on all bets. Now, Eriksen Abdala doesn’t quite stake this on every bet, but it is definitely enough that it warrants mentioning. In fact, there are just a small handful of bets which are advised at less than 5 points through Race to Win, however even these are still at 2 or 3 points.
Finally, I want to talk about the strike rate. I wasn’t sure what to expect with Race to Win if I’m honest. I don’t think that I was expecting much though. In spite of this, Eriksen Abdala has surprised me with the strike rate for the service standing at a very respectable 40%.
This is honestly a very strong result which will stand Race to Win in good stead for the future, presuming that future results can remain at least somewhat consistent with those that led to its launch.
How Does Race to Win Work?
Eriksen Abdala says that he has been an avid horse racing enthusiast for “many, many years” going all the way back to the age of 8. He says that his grandfather had “squads in the field and organised races”. Of course, this idea of having a long standing interest in horse racing is a very typical thing when it comes to the tipster game. As such, I am never too keen to put any weight on these kind of claims.
Fortunately, this isn’t all that we are given in terms of insight into Race to Win.
We are also told that Race to Win is based around “time, dedication, skill and intuition”. Eriksen Abdala also claims that he has spent a lot of time in Latin America helping clients make money, however this isn’t expanded on.
Honestly, there isn’t a whole lot of information provided in terms of how selections are made. This is typical for products from within the BETFAN circle and I found myself anticipating this. It isn’t the all and end all though. The fact of the matter is that Race to Win does come with quite substantial proofing which does go some way to giving you an idea of what to expect.
What is the Initial Investment?
BETFAN and Eriksen Abdala actually offer a number of different options if you want to subscribe to Race to Win. The first of these is a 7 day membership which is priced at £12 per VAT. This makes it the offer with the lowest outlay, but the worst value. Next there is a 28 day subscription which is priced at £36.
It is worth keeping in mind that you will pay this 13 times over the course of a year. The 90 day membership is priced at £101 and finally, the best value is a 60 day option. This is priced at £171 meaning a cost of £28.50 per month, however it is also the largest initial outlay.
As is the case with all products from within the BETFAN group, there is unfortunately no money back guarantee in place for Race to Win. The team do however say that they review any refund requests and may offer them where they believe it is appropriate.
What is the Rate of Return?
Income wise, I have to admit that Race to Win has actually performed exceptionally well to date. A look at the proofing shows a profit of 398.21 points which in a period of just under 3 months is actually really something.
In line with this, BETFAN note that Eriksen Abdala has maintained an ROI of 34.96%, again, a very strong number. My response to all of this though is that numbers are all based off the almost uniformly 5 point stakes. As such, this does limit what I believe Race to Win is realistically capable of earning.
Conclusion on Race to Win
The results for Race to Win are phenomenal. I want to start by addressing that earning 400 points in the time scale that Eriksen Abdala has is one hell of a feat. With that having been said, there are a large number of additional factors that need to be considered when you look at the bigger picture. Key amongst this is the fact that the staking plan does somewhat inflate the results.
Not all bets have been backed to 5 point stakes, however I do believe that an average of 3 points is a very generous average.
Using this figure brings down the profits to 240 profits. The fact of the matter is that I can appreciate the fact that not everybody will be in a position to bet to high stakes. As such, I feel that this is probably a decently accurate representation of results, whilst sticking to stakes that are arguably more affordable.
With that having been said, these results would still mean staking up to 30 points on a given day which is a huge amount of money.
One of the biggest factors for me is the question of value for money. Race to Win is pretty expensive unless you tie yourself down to one of the longer subscriptions. This comes with its own problems.
The fact of the matter is that whilst you would have made a profit historically, I have some questions about the longer term capability. Not because I don’t think that Eriksen Abdala is capable, but I think that it is important to keep in mind that BETFAN have launched Race to Win off the back of a best possible betting period.
With all of this in mind, I am not quite certain that I would want to invest in Race to Win here and now. Anybody can launch a service off the back of a few good months.
The question that remains for me (especially when you are paying what Eriksen Abdala and BETFAN are asking) is whether or not you can keep that momentum going. As such, I don’t think that I would want to invest in Race to Win as it currently stands.
This is something that I would definitely keep an eye on for the future though, and with a solid 6 months behind it, it will be worth looking at then for a better picture of the performance.