Vision Racing is a horse racing tipster service which is being offered through the Betting Gods stable of tipsters. The service claims some decent profits by backing horses that have longer odds.
Introduction to Vision Racing
It has been a while since I Have seen something new from the Betting Gods stable of tipsters. Whatever you might think, I will admit that I am always quite excited to see something from them that I haven’t looked at before. This is mostly down to the fact that Darren Moore (who runs Betting Gods) doesn’t tend to keep services on his books if they aren’t profitable.
As such, you know that if something is being offered through the platform, then there is usually because there is something that is at least a little bit special about it. This can be down to simply being a top quality tipster (as is the case with a few services), to simply looking at something unique.
The subject of todays review, Vision Racing, has been proofed since way back in October. As such, I am inclined to view this in the first light as a genuinely decent quality service. Furthermore, the length of proofing gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect.
What Does Vision Racing Offer?
When it comes to Betting Gods, they have an approach that works for their tipster services and almost all of them follow the same arrangement. Honestly, I can say from experience that this is not necessarily a bad thing at all.
What this means for Vision Racing subscribers is that every day that selections are available, you will receive tips directly via email, as well as the Betting Gods app (which is available on both Android and iOS). These will typically be made available between the hours of 7am and 9am with Betting Gods and Mark (the tipster behind Vision Racing) notifying you there will be no selections on days where there aren’t any.
In terms of the bets themselves, there is a healthy amount of variety with Vision Racing. Ultimately you are looking at a combination of win bets, each way bets, and even some double bets. However, that isn’t what stands out to me.
When you start to look through Betting Gods’ proofing, there is a huge range of odds tat you will be betting at. For example, without looking, I can see a horse that is advised in the proofing to be backed each way at 67.00, and a horse which is advised to win at odds of 4.00. In terms of the volume of bets, this can also vary with some days not having any bets at all whilst Vision Racing may also have 6 or 7 bet days.
I want to talk about the staking plan for Vision Racing as well which is another element that is very different. You can reasonably expect to typically be staking anywhere from 1 point to 2 points (which I want to highlight may well be 0.5 points or 1 point each way according to Betting Gods’ proofing).
There are however some bets that are advised to be backed at 5 points per bet. Naturally, this does start to increase the risk somewhat with Vision Racing and make the next point all the more salient. Somewhat offsetting this though is a very robust advised starting bank of 200 points.
Finally, I want to touch on the strike rate for Vision Racing. Now, it would be easy to sit there and say that this is a service that favours longer odds and as such, you should manage your expectations accordingly. A
fter all, Betting Gods have calculated the average odds at 11.71 which is a very high number. And to an extent, Vision Racing delivers with a strike rate of just 15%, a number that Betting Gods say in the sales material may be so low as to put people off. Personally though, I think that given what Vision Racing involves as a tipster service, this number isn’t necessarily terrible.
How Does Vision Racing Work?
Rather unfortunately, whilst Betting Gods do a lot right, one thing that they don’t tend to do is talk about how their tipsters reach their selections. In the case of Vision Racing, we are told that Mark focuses on “generating big wins at long odds”, which makes a degree of sense.
What is disappointing however is that there is no insight into how these big wins are identified. I always believe that the consumer has a right to fully understand what it is they are getting into and in the case of Vision Racing, I don’t believe that this kind of fully informed decision can be made.
With that having been said, I do also think that there are some mitigating circumstances. There is no denying that Betting Gods have proofed Vision Racing comprehensively. You are looking at almost a year of this. As such, this des at least allow you some introspection into how the service has operated historically and what this might mean for the future.
What is the Initial Investment?
There are three different options that are available if you want to subscribe to Vision Racing. The first of these is a monthly subscription which is priced at £39 per month. Alternatively, Betting Gods offer improved value on a quarterly subscription which is priced at £99, and finally, an annual subscription which is priced at £399.
It is worth keeping in mind that all of these options for Vision Racing come with a trial period whereby your first week will cost you just £1, and a full 30 day money back guarantee. Because Betting Gods sell their products through Clickbank, this means that you shouldn’t have any problems if you choose to take them up on this.
What is the Rate of Return?
Since proofing with Betting Gods began, Vision Racing has made a profit of £1,485.50 to £10 stakes. This equates to a points profit of 148.55 which isn’t too bad really. What is a slightly better representation of these results in my opinion though is the ROI for Vision Racing. Betting Gods have calculated this at 20.36% which is a strong number to consistently achieve.
Conclusion on Vision Racing
If there is one thing that I like about the Betting Gods team and their products, it mostly boils down to the fact that you can comfortably know what you are getting yourself into. I know that I’ve already said this, but their standards are particularly high and that typically instils a sense of confidence that can be missing when it comes to some of the other tipster services that are on the market.
Now, with that having been said, ultimately, we are here to talk about the bottom line and there are a number of points that I want to raise in relation to Vision Racing. First of all, that profit. 148.55 points in 10 months is… Well, it isn’t necessarily great, if I’m honest. It is a long way from bad, and a profit is a profit, but I can think of services who have made more money in shorter periods of time.
If you are looking to build a decent second income quickly, then I am not certain that Vision Racing will be for you. With that having been said, the ROI of 20% is a very strong number, however, in order to make this work for you, then you have to be willing to invest quite a lot.
This brings me to the question of value for money. What Betting Gods are asking for Vision Racing is a pretty long way from cheap. In fact, it leans towards the top end of what I would expect to pay for the majority of tipster services that are currently on the market. Because of this, I think that there has to be a strong delivery.
Returning to my previous point, this will depend greatly on how much you are able to invest. What I will say, is that there are usually offers available through Betting Gods and if you spend a bit of time on the sales page, you might be able to pick up something that definitely does create that value for money offering (I had a pop up offering a heavy discount on the service when reviewing this).
All of this is pretty straight forward to look at though. Vision Racing will work for some better than others, but what really polarises my opinion is the approach of Mark.
When you get those big winners, they can produce some very substantial profits, and that can very easily be seen when you see a 5 point bet on a 5/1 horse coming in for 25 points of profit or the 1 point each way 33/1 outsider that came home to make 39.6 points of profit. But these bets can go the other way too, and when there are big losing streaks they are hard to ignore. As such, a big betting bank and discipline are a must have for Vision Racing.
Straight up, this isn’t a bad product. I can say with relative confidence that if it were, Darren Moore wouldn’t be selling it. But what I will say, is what I have said a number of times now. This isn’t a product that will suit everybody.
If you could make Vision Racing work for you, you will probably know at this point. But if you are sat on the fence in any way, then you should look elsewhere, as without dedication and a will to see things through, this may turn out to be a costly lesson about long term profits.