Speed Master is a new horse racing tipster service which is operated by the newly founded Tipping Portal stable of tipsters. It claims some very impressive long term results.
Introduction to Speed Master
There are an increasing number of tipster stables on the market and I am always keen to see new ones. The fact of the matter is that whilst I can appreciate the appeal in using an independent tipster, I can’t help but feel that there is just a little bit of added security when you know that they are tied to a management company.
This is evidenced to some degree by the faith I have in results claimed from Betting Gods, a tipster stable I have watched grow from launch to having offices in Malta. I am keen to see Tipping Portal take a similar path, with that in mind, I have decided to start with one of their horse racing tipster services.
I have chosen Speed Master for my first look at their services for two reasons. First of all, I believe that horse racing is a pretty pure discipline. Secondly, it is by far and away Tipping Portal’s most profitable service at a glance. With this in mind, let’s see how Speed Master shapes up next to the competition.
What Does Speed Master Offer?
Speed Master is a pretty standard example of a daily horse racing tipster service on the face of things. As you would expect, Tipping Portal issue selections to subscribers on a daily basis, directly to your email address. As well as this, all selections are also uploaded to a member’s area for Speed Master on the website.
Something that is typical for tipster stables and a pretty decent indicator that this is a professional operation in my opinion. All tips from Speed Master are finalised between 11am and 11.30am each day.
Moving on to the bets themselves, Speed Master looks to be a rather interesting creature. The volume of bets that you are advised isn’t excessive with Tipping Portal saying that the service averages 3 or 4 selections per day.
All the bets that are advised are straight forward win bets that come with advised odds. These tend to be pretty achievable (I want to pick this thread up a little later). The odds that are advised have a fair old range with odds averaging between 6/1 and 8/1.
As you would likely expect from a service with rather long odds, the staking plan that is in place with Speed Master is rather low. Specifically, Tipping Portal recommend staking all bets to 1 point which is based off a 75 point starting bank.
To put this into context, there has only been one significant losing period for Speed Master which was back when it first launched. As such, I believe that this will be enough to cover losing runs.
It is very important to me to stress the possibility of these losing streaks as Speed Master will inevitably encounter them. Tipping Portal claim a strike rate of just 17.99%. This is a pretty low number that somewhat offset by the odds that you are backing horses at.
That is definitely something that should be factored in when you are looking at Speed Master as discipline is key with this kind of betting.
How Does Speed Master Work?
The fundamentals of Speed Master are right there in the name of the service. It is all about how fast a horse is. More specifically, Tipping Portal say that Speed Master is based around speed ratings.
The tipster behind the service uses their own ratings in order to identify value bets. What tis means, is that the horses that are selected are likely to be quicker than the odds that are advised suggest. This isn’t the most exciting method of finding bets I will admit, however it is something that is tried and true.
Naturally, the tipster behind Speed Master doesn’t go into detail about how he finds his ratings but under the circumstances, I feel that this is enough.
You can clearly identify what the approach to finding selections entails, something which is a lot more than a lot of tipsters provide. Furthermore, Tipping Portal provide plenty of information to back this up, demonstrating how you can expect your money to perform..
Of course it would always be nice to see more detail, however the bottom line here is that you would struggle to claim Speed Master doesn’t prepare you for what you are getting.
What is the Initial Investment?
There are 3 options available if you want to subscribe to Speed Master. The first of these is a monthly subscription which is priced at £34.99 plus VAT. I want to point out that unlike some tipster stables, Tipping Portal mean monthly with 12 payments per year. Next there is a quarterly subscription.
This is priced at £89.99 plus VAT per quarter. At the time of writing, your first 3 months are available at a discounted rate of £45. Finally, you can pay for a full year up front which is priced at £299.
What is the Rate of Return?
This is what the Speed Master website claims:
Speed Master launched in June of 2016 and since then, the performance has been… interesting. First of all, the points profit stands at 606.4. This equates to about 250 points per year which is not bad going.
The ROI stands at a very respectable 21.02%. To maintain this over a year shows a lot of consistency from Speed Master. Finally, there is the fact that in 2.and a half years, Speed Master has increased the betting bank by 808.53%. This is a massively exciting number for me which demonstrates the significant potential of Speed Master.
Conclusion on Speed Master
I haven’t ever looked at anything from Tipping Portal before now. In fact, truth be told, if you’d asked me a week ago I don’t think that I would know who they were.
What is clear to me however is that in Speed Master, they are apparently offering at least one attractive tipster service in the shape of Speed Master. In some respects, it may be one of the more attractive tipster services I have looked at or some time as I want to get explore.
Whilst there is a lot to unpack with Speed Master, I want to talk about the number Tipping Portal have put out which arguably stands out more than any other. Over just 30 months (according to the results that are provided), you would have made your starting betting bank back 8 times over.
Had you compounded these results, Speed Master would look even better. Potentially taking you close to 10,000 points of profit if you doubled your stakes every time you increased your betting bank by 100%.
Now I will hold my hands up here. This is a mouth watering prospect, and I think that Tipping Portal have led with that figure, precisely to leave that sort of potential hanging in the air.
The fact of the matter is that once you start doing this kind of maths for a service, you move away from a genuine representation of how it performs. The genuine truth of the matter is that Speed Master is only pretty good when you look at everything together.
250 points per year, not bad at all. 20% ROI, yeah, I’d he happy with that result. £35 per month, maybe a touch higher than I’d like, but in line with what I’d expect.
And all these things ultimately come to highlight what is my biggest complaint with Speed Master is, and that is that compared to the wider tipster market, I think you can get possibly get slightly better for your money, and that would ultimately be my advice if someone asked me if they should by Speed Master.
Don’t get me wrong, this is by no stretch of the imagination a bad tipster service at all, in fact, I would go as far as to say that it looks to be good. But I also want to end by pointing out that ultimately, I think I would shop around before committing to Speed Master.
There is no getting around the fact that Tipping Portal have put out a solid service, and when you consider that this is a brand new tipster stable (to my knowledge) and they have hit the ground running with a service this strong is commendable.