Tip Master is a new to market independent horse racing tipster service which is operated by one Samuel Templeton. He claims to have previously worked for the BHA, experience that he supposedly leverages to bet very profitably indeed.
Introduction to Tip Master
I will come right out and say here and now, that I do not particularly like Tip Master one bit. There are a lot of reasons for this, and I will say that it is worth reading this review in its entirety as there are a number of elements that may well factor into services other than just Samuel Templeton’s.
With that out of the way, I want to talk about why you might want to consider the service, because on the surface of things, there are a lot of these. Things like, a claimed six figure bank account, and having a supposed expert on handicap racing involved with finding your bets are pretty solid reasons.
The truth of the matter is that there are a lot of things that are said in relation to Tip Master, and whilst I would love them to be genuine, I’m not sold. So, let’s take a look at Samuel Templeton’s offering and consider whether or not he is the real deal.
What Does Tip Master Offer?
The way Samuel Templeton describes things, things don’t get much simpler than Tip Master. “all you have to do to get your hands on that tax free cash is place a few bets each morning. What could be easier than that?!” we are told. And that sounds great right?
Well, it would be, however equally as telling are statements on simply placing your bets “online or at your local bookies”. Being realistic, you will want to have a few different accounts with bookies that offer best odds guaranteed and Oddschecker. All things that a genuine tipster would tell you, but I don’t think that Samuel Templeton is a genuine tipster.
Moving on from this a little, I want to talk a bit more about the logistics of Tip Master. Honestly, there isn’t a lot here that you wouldn’t expect. Selections are issued by Samuel Templeton 6 days a week. These are sent out directly to subscribers, however they do contain rather minimal information.
The sales material for Tip Master makes reference to subscribers being told what kind of bet to place and how much to stake. This makes it sound like Samuel Templeton has a good idea of what is going on but from what I have seen, there is no variation here.
Realistically, you can expect to receive straight win bets which are to be staked to level 1 point bets. This is despite the fact that we are told the service is perfect for place or each way bettors.
Samuel Templeton has a relatively consistent volume of bets with Tip Master, usually just a small handful on the days where there are selections. The range of odds is slightly more interesting I suppose, but by and large, you are looking at lower to middling odds here. There is nothing that stands out as being potentially exciting.
One of them any things that I find to be particularly interesting about Tip Master is that there is little information on how you can expect the service to perform. Samuel Templeton provides no proofing at all for his selections (despite supposedly betting on them for more than 3 years), and there are no claims in terms of win/strike rate etc.
Really, there is just a vague sense as you read through the sales material that there is little risk involved with the service. Comments like “daily winning horse racing selections” and “an expert with insider knowledge” all suggest (to me at least) that you will be winning a fair amount of time though. I am not at all convinced of these claims.
Now, I want to end by touching on something that I have already mentioned and that is the idea of a staking plan. As I’ve said, from what I can see, all bets should be backed to level stakes of 1 point. And that is what I would personally recommend, probably with a 150 point betting bank as I feel that there is strong potential for Tip Master to go wrong.
The truth of the mater though is that Samuel Templeton doesn’t ever tell us how much he has staked in order to get the profits that he claims. This is massively problematic for Tip Master in my book. I will come back to it later, but it is just another element that shows a concerning lack of transparency.
How Does Tip Master Work?
The core methodology behind Tip Master is something that I have mentioned, but I haven’t really explored. This all comes down to Samuel Templeton and his past, in which he claims that he worked as a handicapper for the British Horse Racing Association. A title that sounds quite impressive and make no mistake.
For those who aren’t familiar, handicapping is the act of ensuring that horses entering into a handicap event are all effectively on an even keel. The better a horses handicap rating, the more weight that it has to carry. Samuel Templeton does talk about this in some basic detail on the sales page for Tip Master, and it sounds impressive.
With this kind of alleged history, it will come as no surprise that Tip Master is built on a supposedly very advanced knowledge of handicap racing. There are also references to insider information, but I cannot tell if this is Samuel Templeton referring to his knowledge or people who are still involved “on the inside”.
As well as this “insider knowledge”, we are also told that all selections are cross referenced with “a computer program”. This supposedly verifies Samuel Templeton’s picks before he goes back over them. It is all rather impressive sounding at a glance, however the astute amongst you will note that it doesn’t actually say anything.
What is the Initial Investment?
There is just one option if you want to sign up to Tip Master. Samuel Templeton is asking £27 plus VAT in order to receive his selections which is a one time payment. We are told that this is gives you a lifetime of access, however this is supposedly a limited time offer though with just 50 spaces available.
It is worth noting that Tip Master is being sold through Clickbank which means that there is a full 60 day money back guarantee in place. One of the few things that I can credit Samuel Templeton with is the fact that this is mentioned in the sales material.
What is the Rate of Return?
There are a few different numbers that are banded about by Samuel Templeton in terms of the income potential of Tip Master. The headlining number is the one that really catches your attention first though, which is a claim that you can make “upwards of £7,500 each month”.
This is a very strong number, as are the numerous other claims that are made. These range from a claim of £90,000 “every single year” to the supposed fact that “Each week every one of [Samuel Templeton’s] members makes a minimum of £1,700 from betting”. These claims are of course entirely unsubstantiated.
On top of all of this, the lack of information on how much Samuel Templeton has staked on his bets means that these claims are effectively meaningless. Tip Master could have made £90,000 to £1,000 stakes, or £10 stakes. Obviously one of these would be infinitely more impressive than the other, but there is no way of knowing which it is.
Conclusion for Tip Master
There are a lot of things that are said about Tip Master, and how much value you choose to assign to them will depend on a large number of different things. Mostly though, I think that what matters here is just how much you are willing to believe the claims that Samuel Templeton makes.
Doing this work for as long as I have has taught me to be cynical about services. Not because I don’t believe that some of them don’t work. Far from it. I know of a fair few betting systems that can make you a decent second income. It more comes down to the fact that for every genuine tipster or betting expert, there are probably more unscrupulous marketers who are looking for quick and easy money.
I’ll be coming back to this shortly as it becomes particularly pertinent, but even without the issues related to the above, there are a huge number of other problems that exist with Tip Master. They may not seem like much individually, but they are a homogenous mess when you put them all together.
First of all, I want to address the way that Samuel Templeton backs up his claims. The evidence boils down to two things. A massively questionable screenshot of a bank account (which is stretched and looks very obviously manipulated) and screenshots of a William Hill account with __ showing in it.
Sure, those things are technically evidence, but I don’t see them as being particularly substantial or robust. I certainly don’t believe that they are genuine. Compare this to a tipster who provides full proofing (which Samuel Templeton has no reason not to given the 3 years he claims to have been betting), and you see how it just lacks anything concrete.
I also want to talk a little bit about Samuel Templeton. Put bluntly, he doesn’t appear to be a real person at all. I am always sceptical when somebody says that they have been involved with an organisation relating to horse racing.
Whether they are a bookmaker, owner or one of the many associations, these claims are easy to make and almost impossible to back up. They also add a quick and easy air of legitimacy to a service, or at least, so it can seem.
All of these points pale compared to the biggest issue that I have with Tip Master though. This is the reason that even at the start of this review, I could state my opinion that I don’t like this one bit. When you go to pay for Tip Master, you are taken to a sales page for a product, AutoBet 500.
I have looked at this particular product a number of times before now, in a variety of different guises. Unfortunately, none of these, nor AutoBet500 itself, has actually performed particularly well. As such, there is no reason to believe that Tip Master will be able to perform in the guise of Tip Master.
I am very comfortable saying that this is a service that demands a wide berth. I could have talked a lot more about the problems with the service, but I simply don’t see the need in this case. The evidence is pretty damning in my opinion and provide more than ample reason to avoid the service.