E Racing Network

I returned from a recent holiday to find a series of emails hyping up the launch of the Elite Racing Network.  This seemed to change its name part way through the launch to the E Racing Network or ERN for short.  The emails contained links to some cringe-worthy videos about this new wonder service.  After seeing the first few minutes of the videos and learning very little I lost patience so decided to wait for the launch date.

As is common with such launches there was the usual encouragement to sign up to an “Early Bird” list to “queue jump” and get a “ridiculously low” price – so I did.

On launch day at 9.00 am I received an email inviting me to grab one of the 100 “early bird” spaces.  So I thought I would click on the link in the email to see if I could find out what was on offer.  Each attempt was met with a “Page not found” error!

At 10.30am I received another email urging me to hurry as there were only 67 spaces left.  But still the website is down.  Then an hour later another email – only 37 spaces left – now only 32 spaces left …

So how come everyone else seems to have been able to access the website but me?

At 12 noon another email to say the service is now open to all – not just the early bird registrants.

At 7.00 pm ERN finally acknowledge they have a problem.

Late the following afternoon an email to say that they have 76 early bird spaces left.  Does that mean that they were telling porkies the previous day when hardly anyone could get through to the website and yet they had only 67, then 37, then 32 spaces left?

I’m still not clear what the service is exactly but it appears to be a selection of horse racing systems (some proven and some on test) plus the option of a betting bot to place the bets if you want.  The person behind it seems to be the same person behind Grey Horse Bot and this service appears to be an enhancement of the Grey Horse Bot package.

Pricing for the early bird members was not my idea of “ridiculously low”.  To get the best monthly rate you needed to sign up for a year at £297 up front.  Or you could go for 6 months at £197 or 3 months (minimum) at £127 which works out at over £42 per month.

But, despite the failings of the launch, the lack of any sort of trial (other than £127 for 3 months) and the possible customer service issues (see our review of Grey Horse Bot here) there looked the possibility that there could be something good here.

Now, PunterPort does not carry out many product reviews (especially for me-too tipsters) but when something different comes along we are happy to put in the time, especially when punters are being asked for £127 to try the service.

So we invited ERN to submit a copy for review.  They declined!

So with no review to go on, no free trial and no mention of a money back guarantee it looks like one to steer well clear of.

P.S.  Shortly after refusing our review, ERN offered a 31 day trial for £47 but say this is for a very limited period.

If anyone has tried ERN we would be very interested to hear your comments using our contact form.

Please note that ERN are still using the term Elite Racing Network in some of the promotional materials but we understand that there is no connection to the Elite Racing System(s), Elite Racing Club or any other similarly named entities.

Stop At A Winner Bot – Update

I promised to update this review if I found a strategy that worked.

Well, it’s a bit early to be certain but the strategy I am now following known as Strategy 1b on the Stop At A Winner Bot website is showing some progress.

I started following this strategy at in the last week of April.  A steady profit was made for several days but then on the first day of May a stop loss was hit and the resulting heavy loss more than wiped out that profit.  More alarmingly, the “official” results on the website did not show a loss for that day.  That is not to say that the results are being manipulated but merely that there will be some minor differences in timing of bet placement that can make all of the difference.  In a few vital seconds between the time of my bet placement compared with the “official” bet (and perhaps your bet) a number of things could happen:-

  • The previous bet result may be settled.  (This is needed before the next bet can be placed because of the recovery staking plan.)
  • The odds may cross the threshold (e.g. if the odds of the favourite fall below 3.00 then the race is a “no bet”).
  • The favourite may change from Horse A to Horse B.

Another stop loss was hit on the 27th May (which did appear in the “official” results as well).  Despite this a profit has been made so far.

The bank is up by £89 to date using a £1 per cycle profit target.  This represents a ROI of 10%.  Whilst some way off the ROI claimed by Winning More, I hope that as time goes on my figure will become closer to Winning More’s.  In fact, I would be more than happy if an ROI of 10% could be maintained for a system so simple to implement as Stop At A Winner Bot.


Stop At A Winner Bot

Stop At A Winner Bot is another specialised betting bot from Winning More.

The bot is for betting on Horse Racing on any of the Betfair markets.

There are various options to choose in terms of backing or laying (or both), odds range in which bets will be placed, and which countries (e.g. UK, Australia, etc.)

Basically, the strategy involves betting on the favourite (back or lay), then increasing the stake if the bet loses.  Eventually, a winning bet will be made (hopefully) which will recover the losses on the preceding bets and make a small profit.  At the end of this cycle the bot will stop (hence the name).  You then have a choice of stopping for the day or starting a new cycle straight away.

Of course, it could take some time to reach that winning bet in the cycle and stakes are increasing all the time.  So you can programme a stop loss into the bot so that it stops the cycle.  If this happens the loss will wipe out the profits from many winning cycles.

I have to make it clear that I have not tried this bot but I have tried some of the strategies (on another bot).  At the time of writing the strategies can be viewed on the website.  So far I have found the backing and laying strategies that I have followed to make losses (i.e. a small number of losing runs wiping out the profits).  But the strategies have evolved over the past month or two.  If I find one of the newer strategies does actually make a profit I will update this review.

In the meantime, you can find out more about Stop At A Winner Bot, watch videos and see past results from the various strategies on the website.  If you want to give it a try the price is £99.97 for a 12 month licence but bear in mind there are no refunds offered if it does not work for you.

Lay The Draw Bot

Lay The Draw Bot is one of a number of specialised bots from Winning More.

As the name suggests this bot is designed specifically for placing lay bets on football matches ending in a draw.  The bot will then trade out of the bet during play – hopefully for a profit.

You have to tell the bot which matches you want to trade.  Let us suppose that a match you select has lay odds of 3.00.  The bot places a bet at these odds.  The match starts, and after 25 minutes the team which is favourite to win scores a goal.  The odds on a draw are likely to increase.  The bot can place a back bet and, by choosing the correct stake, it can guarantee a profit regardless of the outcome of the match.

The above strategy will not work if no goals are scored but you can configure the bot to place a small “insurance bet” on the Correct Score 0-0 market.

The strategy may also fall down if the non-favourite team scores first.  In this case it may not be possible to secure a guaranteed profit but you can at least configure the bot to trade out once a certain loss level (percentage of stake) is reached or if a certain time is reached.

The bot does come with a strategy guide which offers five different methods for making selections.  Two of the methods require subscription to additional Winning More services but the other three are free to use.

I tried these free methods but I could not make a profit from the Lay The Draw Bot.

If you have a good strategy of your own but just need a bot to do the work for you then this could be worth a try, but if you are relying on using the supplied strategies to make a profit then you may come unstuck.  No refunds are offered if it does not work for you.

The “normal” price for the bot is £69.97 for a 12 month licence (but at the time of writing a £10 early-bird discount is offered).

You can read all about the Lay The Draw Bot, watch some short videos and even download the user guide from the website.


Race Advisor

The Race Advisor website is run by Michael Wilding.

Michael is one of the really genuine guys in this industry.  He is also very knowledgeable in all aspects of betting including the mathematics behind the winning techniques.

Yes, he does sell a small range of betting related products but he also has a lot of very useful free content on his website and available by subscription.  Here is just some of it:-

  • Free Tips
    • Daily Stat Pack showing the historical trends for that day’s racing
    • Daily Guest Tip
    • Big Race Previews
  • Tipster Proofing – a very powerful tool to identify the most profitable tipsters
  • Betting Strategies
  • Betting Angles (including a great article on Trading just published)

All of the above is free on the Race Advisor website – a definite one to bookmark!

And you can also sign up to receive regular betting advise from Michael.