Racing Rush is a new to market horse racing tipster service from tipster Alan Hadley. He claims that his bets have produced some very substantial profits, and seemingly with little risk courtesy of a high strike rate.
Introduction to Racing Rush
There is no generally accepted metric as to what makes a good tipster service. Like I often say, one of the most profitable tipster services that I’ve ever seen was incredibly expensive to join, and only actually won bets a few times of the year. As such, despite a profit of in excess of 10,000 points, I couldn’t recommend it. Because the genuine truth is that for a huge majority of people, that kind of betting isn’t sustainable. Even some less extreme value services end up flying a bit close to the sun in my opinion.
Now, you may be asking, what has that got to do with Racing Rush? Well, I am particularly keen on having a look at this because supposedly, it is one of the lowest risk tipster services I have looked at for a long time. Alan Hadley’s claimed strike rate in and of itself would potentially make this a winner, but this is a service that isn’t just winning often, it is seemingly winning at some very high value odds. Things that when combined make for an incredibly exciting prospect. That is pretty much the holy grail of betting if I’m honest.
On top of this, the way that Alan Hadley says that he operates Racing Rush is almost exactly in line with my own thoughts on betting. He talks a lot about how he doesn’t bet for the sake of it. That definitely counts as a positive. Despite all of this, I have a lot of doubts about the service. There are niggling little things that lead me to believe that it may not be quite what it seems to be. So, with quite a lot of ground to cover here, let’s get straight into it.
What Does Racing Rush Offer?
Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe used to say that less is more. A core concept of minimalism that I love when it comes to looking at buildings. But what about when it comes to a tipster service? Because from the get go, there is a sense with Racing Rush that Alan Hadley has taken less is more to heart in a number of ways, including the information that he shares.
You see, it only seems reasonable in my mind, from the very start, to highlight just how little information that you actually get pertaining to Racing Rush. Especially because all of that becomes a key factor in putting the service into some wider context. But before I get into all that, let’s look at Alan Hadley’s approach to betting.
Logistically, I think it’s fair to say that Racing Rush is pretty much everything that you would expect to see from a modern tipster service, except, it also isn’t. You see, the way selections are handled is very much in line with the norm. Alan Hadley sends out an email with the details of bets (although these are really just the basic minimum). These are usually sent out on the morning of racing. All you have to do is follow the betting advice. Standard fare.
Where Racing Rush does differ though is the frequency that you will receive these emails. Because going back to that bit about “less is more”, Alan Hadley really doesn’t tip every day. In fact, if you look at the sales material, in 4 weeks, there were just 14 betting days (all during the week which is an interesting tell in my mind). This doesn’t however mean that it is a low volume service with 37 bets in that period averaging out at more than 1 per day.
Now, let’s talk about those bets. Because this is an element of Racing Rush that I personally find to be very interesting. You see, whilst Alan Hadley conveniently doesn’t’ actually mention it as being a part of his being strategy, there is a focus on very long shot bets here. As you might expect, this leads to a combination of win and each way bets.
In terms of just how long the shots are that you’re betting on here, the lowest odds are all around 3/1 mark but they are frequently much higher than this and in double figures. In actual fact, Alan Hadley shows that his biggest win over the last 4 weeks with Racing Rush comes in at a truly incredible 20/1.
And whilst we are on the topic of odds, I do want to mention that if possible, it is probably worth doing some shopping around if you are following Racing Rush. All of Alan Hadley’s “evidence” is through Betfair, but you aren’t really given much help here. As such, if you can, taking advantage of an odds comparison site will help you to maximise any returns. Something that I ultimately believe that you will definitely want to do. Because there are questions over the strike rate.
Which is of course a fantastic segue into Alan Hadley’s claimed strike rate of 62%. A number that is seemingly backed up by the “proofing” that is provided. However, it is incredibly interesting to me that when you look at the various marketing emails I’ve been bombarded with for Racing Rush, the number is claimed to be “over 70% wins”. And of course, probably not surprisingly, what I have seen is a strike rate that is substantially less than both of these numbers.
Inevitably this becomes very expensive to follow. Especially if you are sticking to Alan Hadley’s recommend stakes of £100 per bet. Fortunately, Racing Rush is ultimately just a simple level stakes affair with these bets effectively being 1 point. As such, this can easily be scaled down to something that is more manageable if you need to.
Unfortunately, what sort of betting bank you will need isn’t something that is discussed. What I would say though is that realistically, you’d want to have at least 100 points. The fact is that the strike rate isn’t likely to be close to the claimed results, and I’m not certain Racing Rush will be as selective as it is suggested it will be.
How Does Racing Rush Work?
When it comes to how Racing Rush works, Alan Hadley does a fantastic job of saying nothing, all whilst managing to sound incredibly impressive. Much of it is based around that philosophy of not betting excessively. In actual fact, the sales material goes out of its way to call out the fact that some tipsters “Over Bet”.
He says that most tipsters will “carry on as normal, not changing anything and even start betting more or looking for bigger odds selection [sic] to compensate for the losing run”. This is all stuff that I’ve seen before with other tipsters. There is also a whole section where criticism is levelled at tipster who use “pie in the sky” multiples. However, Alan Hadley is just pointing out what other tipsters are doing wrong without really say anything about what he does.
This is definitely a problem with Racing Rush. The fact of the matter is that Alan Hadley doesn’t really say anything about his selection process. Everything is skipped over and that does concern me a little bit. At the end of the day, you’re looking at a service here that favours long shots. It is also very selective (supposedly). Both of these factors mean that without any real selection process, you are very much playing with fire.
And adding to this there is also the fact that there isn’t really proofing for Racing Rush, per se. Alan Hadley shows off betting slips for a month long period, but that is about it. It is a long way from comprehensive. Furthermore, you have to be realistic about the fact that as well as having very obvious limitations, you are ultimately just taking the word of the seller that this is a genuine set of results. Something I’m really not convinced of.
What is the Initial Investment?
If you want to sign up to Racing Rush there are two different options available. The first of these is a 4 weekly plan. This is priced at a very reasonable seeming £24 plus VAT (making for a total cost of £28.80). Alternatively, Alan Hadley offers a longer subscription of 16 weeks which is priced at just £49 plus VAT (or £58.80 all in). Noticeably, this almost halves the 4 weekly cost making it seem like much better value.
There is something about Racing Rush that is very important to note in my mind. There is actually a full 30 day money back guarantee in place if you sign up for the service. This is all backed up by Clickbank who are generally very good at honouring this. Not that you would necessarily know any of this. Because Alan Hadley absolutely fails to mention it, which is incredibly concerning in my mind.
What is the Rate of Return?
The core selling point for Racing Rush in my opinion is that Alan Hadley has made £1,000 per week. A huge amount of money, even when you factor in the £100 stakes. Putting that into context. Effectively, hypothetical minimum of 10 points per week or 40 points per month. But the fact is that he ultimately is claiming that his profit is far in excess of this. Because within the 4 weeks that have supposedly just passed, the service supposedly made £5,545.52.
That is a massive amount of profit for Alan Hadley to be generating and is far higher than I’d typically expect to see. It would mean Racing Rush is making 520 points per year, for context. But in the last 4 weeks, that profit sits at 55.45 points for the month. As such, this number could hypothetically be much higher, although I’m not sold on this.
Conclusion for Racing Rush
I want to present to you an opinion about betting services that shouldn’t be controversial. If a tipster is going to make big claims about their service and the potential of it, they should be able to back that up. I don’t think this is unreasonable and it is definitely a standard that I hold all tipsters to.
This is really important to keep in mind because the genuine fact of the matter is that Alan Hadley doesn’t provide anything that backs his claims up in my opinion. Now, I know that might sound odd. After all, there are all of those betting slips, right? But they don’t sell it for me. I’ve seen far too many services come and go under questionable circumstances that feature the exact same type of betting slip. So I’ve become quite rightfully sceptical.
Something that really adds to this in the case of Racing Rush is that it is only a months’ worth of bets. Not a significant amount of time at all. And it isn’t just the fact that there is that very limited month of “proofing”. Everything that I’ve seen since the service actually went live suggests that theses results simply aren’t typical or likely to be replicated. Which calls into question if they were ever genuine.
Adding to this is the fact that Alan Hadley fails to talk about what his selection process is. The fact is that I’ve looked at some genuine tipster services and they’ve hit a good run. They’ve achieved good runs, and then the wins have stopped. But here’s the thing, the tipster behind the service is able to talk about how they find bets, and because of this, you can get an idea of why the service might hit a downswing.
That is all missing with Racing Rush. There is no real context for… Well anything. And it is all far too good to be true. I don’t ever think I’ve seen a tipster tipping long shot bets like Alan Hadley is here and hitting a strike rate that is supposedly so high. Which again, with that lack of real proofing and explanation, it is just highly questionable.
And whilst we’re on the topic of the strike rate, let’s go back to that difference in results between the various affiliate emails I’ve received about the service and the one Alan Hadley lists on his sales page. There is no reason for that to exist with a genuine tipster service in my mind. Because any genuine tipster wouldn’t be putting out claims of results until they’d run their course. Which didn’t happen with Racing Rush.
Furthermore, whilst we’re talking about disparity, it is also concerning that there is no mention of the money back guarantee. I always find it a bit iffy when you have a tipster that clearly doesn’t advertise this. Especially because it is common knowledge to anybody in the know that it is an option. As such, when you fail to mention it, the only people that you’re really hiding this from is those who would perhaps be a bit more naïve about it all.
I could talk more about why I find Racing Rush to be a bit reprehensible as a service. There is a lot here that I find to be incredibly off putting on a personal level. But if I’m really frank, there is one simple reason why you shouldn’t be buying this more than any other. That is the fact that it seems highly unlikely that you will actually make a profit.
Everything that I’ve seen of this shows that you are more likely to lose money. And if you’re not making profit, there is no real point to paying out for a tipster service. Even if it s made to seem like a reasonable value option.