Stableline Racing is a horse racing tipster service which is being offered through the WAP Tipsters group. Selections come courtesy of tipster Andrew Fletcher (a pen name).
Introduction to Stableline Racing
I will admit that whenever a tipster service comes along that claims to be based on insider information, I am a little bit prone to turning off. The fact of the matter is that whilst there are clearly some genuine services out there that receive info from “those in the know”, but the majority use it as a method of adding a very unprovable level of legitimacy.
Even in the case of WAP Tipsters’s offering, the pen name of Andrew Fletcher is used. So, how do you determine whether or not there is any truth to the claims? For me, it is a bit of a gut feeling combined with elements of truth that are reasonable. Stableline Racing walks this line rather well and I will say that for the first time in some time, I am inclined to come into an insider tipster service with an open mind.
What Does Stableline Racing Offer?
In terms of what you are getting from WAP Tipsters and Andrew Fletcher, Stableline Racing is a pretty straight forward tipster service. Selections are issued on a near daily basis with the odd day off. The emails that are issued are of a high standard (which is a lot more than can be said for a lot of services) and contain everything that you would expect and need to know to place your bets. Honestly, in getting this far, Stableline Racing is already better than some of the things that I have looked at this week so, good for Andrew Fletcher I guess.
Moving on to the bets themselves, here is a degree of eclecticism to Stableline Racing with a wide range of bet types, odds and volume involved. Whilst Andrew Fletcher does typically straight win bets, it is worth noting that historically, there have also been doubles and the very occasional each way bet advised as well.
Now, I have mentioned volume and this is a very significant factor of Stableline Racing. Since December 2018 when WAP Tipsters started proofing it, Andrew Fletcher has advised 979 bets. Some days have had just one selection whilst others have had five or six, with these latter numbers being quite common. In terms of he range of odds, you can expect to back rank outsiders all the way to horses at way less than evens.
Tying in with the high volume of bets that are involved with Stableline Racing, it is worth noting that the staking plan that is in place can start to become expensive. Andrew Fletcher advises that selections are backed at anywhere from 1-4 points per bet. This can mean that on a typical day, you end up staking 18 points which inevitably starts to add up. Especially when you also factor in that Stableline Racing does have a lot of lower odds bets as well.
Finally, in terms of the strike rate, it is worth noting that WAP Tipsters don’t actually provide any figures for Stableline Racing. I have however taken the liberty of carrying out some calculations and of the 979 bets that have been advised since launching, here have been 528 losers and 33 none runners.
This makes for a total strike rate of some 44% which is a relatively respectable figure, however once again, I am forced to refer back to those lower odds which seem to crop up quite often.
How Does Stableline Racing Work?
And so, we have come back full circle on the topic of inside information. Ultimately, this is what Stableline Racing is based upon, however Andrew Fletcher ‘s story is quite different to the norm which leads me to believe that there may be some truth to everything. Rather than the usual (clearly) BS claims of having top trainers and jockeys in his pocket, Andrew Fletcher is much more modest.
There is the typical element of these kinds of service, don’t get me wrong. Visiting the races as a young lad, getting involved with the thrill of it all. Where it becomes believable though is that Andrew Fletcher says he got to know a single trainer. Through him, he got to know a couple more.
He then started working at bookmakers and got to know successful punters. Ultimately, he now works at a few horse racing venues doing general work (often on the owners and trainers car parks). Would this lead to bits of inside information, I believe so, just as I find it much more likely that Andrew Fletcher receives info from successful punters rather than straight from the horses mouth, so to speak.
All of this combined with the fact that WAP Tipsters are a pretty reputable stable of tipsters leads me to believe that this is probably a rare case whereby Stableline Racing is a service that genuinely has some influence from insider information.
What is the Initial Investment?
WAP Tipsters have two options for those who want to subscriber to Stableline Racing. The first option is a monthly subscription which is priced at £35 per month (plus VAT). Alternatively, you can sign up for 3 months at a cost of £75 (plus VAT).
It is worth noting that Andrew Fletcher and WAP Tipsters offer a 2 week trial on both of these options which will set you back just £1. On top of all this, because Stableline Racing is sold through Clickbank, there is also a 60 day money back guarantee in place.
What is the Rate of Return?
Since it launched, Stableline Racing has seen a points profit of 271.66 points to BOG (24.41 points to SP and 166.07 to BSP). Now, on the surface of things, I will accept that this is a pretty decent looking result in many respects, however I can say that these really need to be put into context.
Within a month, Stableline Racing had hit some 260 points, and since then, whilst there have been a few fluctuations, by and large, the service is very much where it was 6 months ago. It is worth noting that BSP is down some 100 points on where it was within the first month, whilst SP has lost more than 150 points.
Conclusion on Stableline Racing
Honestly, I really wanted Stableline Racing to work. With so many questionable tipster services out there that claim to have some kind of inside edge, it was genuinely refreshing to be presented with something that appears to be really grounded in reality, a fact that the results reflect.
You see, one of the problems that always comes with any tipster service is paying your monthly subscription fees. If you look at Stableline Racing, this highlights the matter perfectly. Whilst it hasn’t really made money over the last 6 months, you would have paid out some £180 – £252 depending on what subscription you are on. Presuming a profit of 11.66 points over those 6 months, you would have to stake £21.61 per bet, just to cover your subscription fees.
There are a number of problems that I have identified here that make Stableline Racing a risk in my opinion. WAP Tipsters’s own proofing shows that whilst Andrew Fletcher may win relatively often, the low odds and the higher stakes can really start to eat into profits.
Whilst there have been a few bigger wins, these are rarely enough to counteract the losses that have been incurred, especially as the bets backing longer odds are at lower sakes. For example, earlier this month, 18 points were staked over 9 bets. When a winner came in at odds of 11.00, this was to a single point which meant that this didn’t even come close to making up for the prior losses.
With all of that having been said, there is something to be said for Stableline Racing, and it does carry a fair amount of clout in my opinion. I have talked a lot about how Andrew Fletcher has been unable to really turn any sort of substantial profit over the last 6 months, but that somewhat wilfully ignores the fact that he did make just over 250 points in a single month.
As such, I am inclined to believe that if Stableline Racing is good again, it will be very good. It is simply a question of your belief and if you are willing to pay for those losing months up until then.
So, there are some positives to Stableline Racing, there is little getting around that. That first month was absolutely monumental, but I cannot in good faith recommend any service that does well for a month, only to see you not make any money for the next 6 months.
I can appreciate what Andrew Fletcher is doing here, and I would possibly be inclined to keep half an eye on Stableline Racing for the future. Here and now though, this seems like a very inconsistent service, and as I have said many times, consistency is the key to genuinely stable profits.