Sand Master is horse racing tipster service which is being offered through the Tipping Gurus tipster stable. It all seems relatively straight forward and is relatively inexpensive.
Introduction to Sand Master tipster service
I don’t recall having looked at anything from Tipping Gurus before now, but I want to open by saying that I genuinely hope to see them sticking around. I am a strong believer that the more genuine sources of tipster services there are, the better for all of us.
This genuine part is particularly important when it comes to Sand Master, because the results are a bit of a mixed affair at first glance. If I know that a tipster is genuine and has a profit of 100 points, I will always prefer this to something that claims 200 points and offers no evidence to back the claim up.
So, does this mean that Sand Master is going to blow you away? Let’s find out.
What Does Sand Master Offer?
One of the first things that you note about Sand Master is that this is a tipster service that specialises in betting exclusively on all weather racing. This is something that I have seen used before to reasonable success.
It also means that logistically, there are very few restrictions on selections and how they are managed. What this means in real terms is that Tipping Gurus issue all of their selections to subscribers directly via email (as you would expect) on a near daily basis. This email contains everything that you need in order to get Sand Master selections backed.
Talking of backing the bets, all bets that are advised through Sand Master are win or each way bets. This is very much in line with what you would expect of a service like Sand Master. There is a considerable range of odds starting as low as 1.5 and going all the way as high as double figures (although these are typically only applicable on each way bets.).
To provide some context, the average odds that you will be backing with Sand Master stand at 5.57 points. It is worth keeping in mind that Sand Master is somewhat low volume with the occasional day throwing up more than 5 selected.
Moving on to the staking plan that is in place for Sand Master, there does appear to be a little bit of contradictory information here. The sales material from Tipping Gurus makes reference to backing bets to 1 point and 1 point each way.
Looking at the proofing however, we are shown a bit of a different picture. This shows bets advised to level stakes of 2 points. This means that Sand Master would back bets to win at 2 points, whilst still staking 1 point each way.
Lastly I want to touch upon the strike rate for Sand Master because honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect at this point. The monthly numbers have ranged from 19% all the way up to 38.5%. This is a very significant discrepancy however it is far from the wider story.
I feel the fact that Tipping Gurus are able to produce an average strike rate of 28.47% is a pretty solid result for Sand Master all things considered.
How Does Sand Master Work?
Unfortunately, as is so often the case these days, Tipping Gurus do not provide a whole lot of information about what the selection process behind Sand Master entails. I can make some relatively informed guesses, but ultimately, this is nothing but conjecture.
This is really rather disappointing as I have long championed that as a consumer, you should have some idea of what you are getting yourself into. This doesn’t mean a tipster giving away the details of their service, but I do feel you should know enough to make a relatively informed decision.
It seems likely to me that there is an element of value at play here. A reasonably high strike rate combined with high average odds suggest that the tipster behind Sand Master knows something that the bookies don’t. It also seems possible that the all weather racing is a large component too.
I have known a number of tipsters who will prefer to look at all weather racing as there is more consistency in terms of results as the conditions don’t change. I wouldn’t like to state any of this as a guarantee however.
What is the Initial Investment?
The Tipping Gurus team provide two different options if you want to sign up to Sand Master, both of which are pleasantly straight forward. The first of these is a monthly subscription.
This is everything that it says on the tin and is priced at £20 plus VAT. Alternatively, you can sign up on a quarterly basis. This is the exact same service etc. however you are paying for Sand Master 3 months at a time at a reduced rate of £40.
I want to highlight that with both of these options, Tipping Gurus do offer a 14 day trial with both options which will cost you just £5. As well as this, all services which are offered through the Tipping Gurus group (including Sand Master) come with a full 60 day money back guarantee should you be unhappy with the service. What is the Rate of Return?
Since March 2018, Sand Master has produced profits on a consistent basis with a sum total of 114.7 points. At first glance that is a little underwhelming if I’m honest.
Yes, 10 points per month (give or take) isn’t terrible, but there are much better performing services out there. Especially when you start to consider other factors such as the fact that Sand Master is based around 2 point stakes (meaning that you could easily make an argument that the profits could be calculated to half that). What is slightly more telling however is the ROI for Sand Master which stands at a quite impressive 17% .
Conclusion on the Sand Master service
There are a lot of different reasons that it can be difficult to know how to rate a tipster service. Usually, it is because there are one or two unique elements that can ultimately justify the whole thing to the right person. Sand Master has no such elements in my opinion. This is about as middle of the road as it comes and that is what makes it hard to pass a decision on, at least, in theory.
If I am honest though, the fact that Sand Master has rarely put a foot wrong in the 11 months that it has launched (by which I mean had a losing month) is a pretty impressive feat in and of itself. Sure, other tipster services might have made more money in this period, but to £10 stakes you could potentially be a grand up with your subscription fees covered. That isn’t too shabby at all.
And even if you don’t think that is decent, I can tell you that an ROI of 17% is a pretty solid result for this industry.
And yet, in spite of this praise, I can’t bring myself to say that I’m overly impressed either. This is something that is very common for me as I look at so many tipster services. This means that I can look at something, identify that it is an objectively good service, and know that there are much better services out there.
That is exactly where Sand Master sits. For everything about it that isn’t bad, there isn’t anything that is particularly good. Honestly, I feel like I have hit the nail on the head with Sand Master in saying that it isn’t bad. There is no shame in that statement and just as I can think of services which are better, I can think of many that are much worse.
One area where I do think that Tipping Gurus have managed to make Sand Master stand out it is in the pricing.
This isn’t a particularly expensive tipster service. The volume of selections is manageable and honestly, I think we could all do with an extra £100 per month. With that in mind, I would possibly be inclined to recommend the service to somebody who wants an inexpensive in road to betting. I think that Sand Master would really prepare you for things like managing a betting bank, maintaining discipline etc.
Other than that, I would recommend shopping around.