Taylor Made Tips is a new to market horse racing tipster service which is operated by the Punthub stable of tipsters. The service aims to provide substantial profits by betting to BSP.
Introduction to Taylor Made Tips
There are a lot of different ways that you can approach making money through horse racing. Ultimately, they’re all made up of the same building blocks, but I see it as being a bit like Lego. If there is one approach that always seems underutilised to me, it is exploiting Betfair. You can get better odds, better value, and most importantly (at least in my book), you aren’t subject to restrictions and closures of your accounts. Which mean that you can just keep going with it, no matter how much money you make.
And Taylor Made Tips is a tipster service that seemingly aims to deliver on this. Because pretty much everything Punthub put forward suggests that this should be a Betfair based tipster service. What is impressive though is just how this has been achieved. It’s very early days which is definitely a bit of a problem, but the results suggest that this can be a very profitable venture. And let’s be honest here, most of are just looking to turn a decent profit.
With that said, Taylor Made Tips is a long way from perfect. In fact, I think that there is a lot to be considered here beside the profit. Something that almost seems counterintuitive. But there is very good cause for concern here. Because whilst Punthub aren’t necessarily doing anything different, there isn’t much like Taylor Made Tips on the market either. And that may well prove to be for a good reason.
What Does Taylor Made Tips Offer?
Straight away, I want to say that one of the good things about Taylor Made Tips is that it is managed by Punthub. They are a pretty well respected name in the industry, and in my experience they are a pretty above board tipster stable. And the same applies here. The logistical elements and the manage are very much praiseworthy.
Honestly, it’s almost difficult knowing where to start with Taylor Made Tips. First things first, I suppose I should address how tips are sent out. Now, as you would probably expect, Punthub issue selections directly via email. This is pretty much industry standard at this point. And the quality of these emails is pretty decent.
But it doesn’t stop there. Because they also issue selections through an app called Telegram. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this, it is an instant messaging app. But it’s one that is built entirely around being the fastest. This means that if you are following Taylor Made Tips, Punthub get selections to you quicker than email. There is also the added advantage of it popping up on your phone rather than potentially missing an email.
In and of itself, that is a good thing, but one of the things that adds to this is that Punthub issue the selections the evening before racing. And this edge in terms of getting selections as quickly as possible, and getting them with plenty of time to spare is quite important for two reasons.
The obvious one is getting the best possible value out of your bets. Generally speaking, the sooner you can get bets placed, the better the odds you can get (a point I want to return to shortly), but it also means that you have more time to place bets. Because by Punthub’s own admission, Taylor Made Tips is a very high volume service.
They say that you can expect to see “around 10 bets per day on average”, but the number can be much higher than this. Make no mistake, in so much as following a tipster service can be hard work, Taylor Made Tips isn’t for those who like to shy away. There is a lot of betting here. Something that ultimately creeps into pretty much every aspect of the service in some way or another.
One of the things that does help with that high volume of tips is the fact that Taylor Made Tips is just a straight win service. This should mean that even though you’re placing a lot of bets, you aren’t necessarily going to be struggling to get them matched if you go down the route of solely using Betfair.
Now, I want to come back to the subject of odds. To BSP, Taylor Made Tips has seen winners at 1.30 and 65.00. There is a hell of a lot of range. And whilst I’d probably want to try and take full advantage of Betfair where I could, if you were so inclined I believe that there is probably more can be squeezed out of this using an odds comparison site. I’m not saying bookies will offer an improvement every time, but if they do, why wouldn’t you take advantage of that?
This only really leaves two things to talk about, and they are both numbers based. Firstly, I want to talk about the staking plan and more specifically, the betting bank and the potential drawdown. Now, Punthub’s proofing shows that you should be simply betting to level stakes of 1 point per bet. That element of Taylor Made Tips is all simple enough.
And with a 200 point betting bank, you could easily expect that this is enough to cover a very large drawdown. But it is quite common to see losing streaks of 20 bets. And whilst they can be broken by big wins, they can also be broken up by just a few points. When that leads into another 20 streak loss, those small wins don’t really count for much.
With that said, the strike rate for Taylor Made Tips comes in at about 13% according to my calculations. For those longer odds bets, that would be incredibly good. But because this is so interspersed with very short odds, it’s hard to know just how much weight to put behind this.
How Does Taylor Made Tips Work?
As I often find when I’m looking at something from the Punthub stable of tipsters, there is very little information provided about what the selection process involves or how the service really works. This isn’t something that is exclusive to Taylor Made Tips though. It really is the case with everything that they put out.
Honestly, that creates a less than ideal predicament if I’m honest. Because I don’t generally tend to recommend coming into a tipster service blindly. Don’t misconstrue me, you also shouldn’t be expecting a tipster to tell you everything. Frankly, that isn’t really fair or reasonable.
With that said, I do believe that you should be in a position to make an informed decision. And with Taylor Made Tips there is just no way of really saying that you’ll be doing this. It isn’t unfeasible to look at the results and hazard a guess that there is a leaning on value. And the way that the odds move suggest that this may be the case. But all of this is just speculation on my behalf. Ultimately, it isn’t Punthub offering that insight.
As much as that is all pretty problematic, I do think that it’s somewhat mitigated by the incredibly comprehensive proofing that is provided. Whilst Punthub don’t provide information, the proofing is on point and gives you a very good idea of the ebb and flow of Taylor Made Tips. It is all kept very up to date (which is a frustrating rarity in the tipster industry) and there is no effort to hide anything which is very welcome.
What is the Initial Investment?
In terms of signing up for Taylor Made Tips, Punthub have just one option available. And if I’m honest, I think that it’s actually very reasonable. Access is charged on a monthly basis at a cost of just £20 per month.
Now one thing that should be considered with Taylor Made Tips is the fact that there isn’t really any money back guarantee in place for the service. And because Punthub handle payment directly through PayPal, you don’t really have a lot of options for recourse. But honestly, given the costs, I don’t see that as necessarily being a deal breaker.
What is the Rate of Return?
Punthub’s proofing for Taylor Made Tips started in August this year. Since then, the profits stand at 184.55 points to BSP. That is a hell of a result. Especially because ultimately, the 1 point stakes mean that this number isn’t inflated. But whilst that is a hell of a result, there are a few things to consider really. And the big one is the number of bets that you have to place in order to see these returns.
This high volume approach is reflected when you look at the ROI for Taylor Made Tips. Whilst it isn’t bad at 24.41%, it still paints a picture of how things can go. It is also important to keep in mind that these numbers are bolstered by those occasional big wins. And whilst they are very clearly a part of the fabric of the service, there is little guarantee of these landing when you need them. For context on this, just 7 winning bets out of 100 are at higher than 20.0.
Conclusion for Taylor Made Tips
In many respects, Taylor Made Tips is one of the more impressive tipster services that I think I’ve look at this year. That profit made in such a short space of time is very hard to ignore. I’ll tell you now that based solely off that points profit, Punthub’s service has made more money in 2 months than some genuinely quite good tipsters would make in 6 months.
But that really does come at a cost. Now, I want to preface what I’m about to say by acknowledging that a betting bank is a betting bank. If you’re taking things seriously, you should invest that money and be fully prepared to lose it in my opinion. Furthermore, it isn’t something that you should necessarily be dipping into here and there. That is simply discipline, and it is a critical part of any attempt to make a long term profit.
With that said, if you were betting £10 per point (which is the number I typically go off as being a “reasonable” stake), you’d have sunk £7,690 into Taylor Made Tips. Even in the context of a betting bank and all that, it’s a hell of a lot of money. And even without making it that big scary overall total, it takes a lot of willpower to spend £200 in a few days and just… Lose that money. Sure, you should win it back, but when?
All of this is of course ultimately driven by the high volume of tips, and that rather presents a problem in and of itself. Because it makes Taylor Made Tips very hard work. At least, compared to other tipsters. Getting the best possible odds and placing bets for upwards of 10 selections per day is a time consuming affair. Even with a site like Oddschecker.
Of course, there is the argument that you could take BSP (which is what the results are based off), but that comes with its own problems. You still have to place the bets or set up software for all of those bets. I know, I know, woe is me, right? But these are important considerations. Because you may find that you struggle to keep this up.
And when you do this, sure, you miss the odd day. And that isn’t necessarily a big deal. But then you miss a big bet that comes in. All of a sudden, the 62.72 points of profit aren’t there. Nor are the other 9.65 that came on that same day (both real examples by the way). Miss that, and it has a huge impact on your overall profit and loss.
All of this is such an important thing that it is one of two reasons that I don’t think I’d recommend Taylor Made Tips. The fact of the matter is that this is a lot of work, and whilst there is potential for this to be rewarded, I have some questions about the balance of this. Which is an interesting statement because of the seemingly huge profit potential.
This also ties into the main reason why I don’t think I’m entirely sold on this. And that is the fact that Taylor Made Tips is very much in its infancy. Let’s be clear, Punthub have had a phenomenal 2 months with this. The profits really do speak for themselves. But they are a long way from indicative of a trend. And to hammer this point home, October, at the time of writing is currently pretty deep in the red.
In another 3 months time, Taylor Made Tips may well be worth a look. But the truth is that I’ve just seen so many tipster services that have started very strongly, only to end up falling a bit flat in the future. Now this doesn’t mean that this offering from Punthub is definitely going to do the same, but it would be very naïve not to consider this possibility.