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Old guard face strong challenge from new services

Published: 05/03/2019

If the first two months of 2019 are anything to go by, this year promises to be a thrilling one for followers of Toptipsters with new names challenging the old guard.

At the end of February, little more than seven points separated the leading three services in the table, with new tipsters occupying the top two positions. TVRacingTips lead the way with 55.50pt followed by M & S Racing (52.30pt) and seasoned campaigner Sprint Specialiser (48.24pt).

For TVRacingTips, February was a memorable month with a return of 61.50pt (85.42% return on investment (ROI)) earning second position in the monthly list. Bets are advised on races with terrestrial television coverage, and the results for the 16 and 23 February were spectacular, to say the least. Three winning selections – 9/1 Calipto (Ascot), 8/1 Shades Of Midnight (Haydock) and 11/2 Grand Sancy – from seven secured a 55.50pt profit on 16 February, while the following Saturday, the 18/1 Eider Chase success of Crosspark helped to bag a whopping 39pt yield.

The service that posted three monthly yields of more than 200pt in the second half of last year, John’s Value Selections, topped February’s table with a 101.76pt gain which featured a winning 20/1 advice, Boldmere (Market Rasen, 5 February) and a huge return from a 66/1 second place for It Must Be Faith (Chelmsford City, 2 February). Other handsomely priced winning advices included Dolphin Village (11/1, Wolverhampton, 4 February) and Go Another One (10/1, Thurles, 21 February).

Sprint Specialiser secured a 40.33pt February profit with two 11/1 advices making the headlines. Picks Pinta scored at Newcastle on 5 February while The Establishment obliged at Wolverhampton 14 days later. Also contributing to a 54% ROI was Equiano Springs (Newcastle, 18 February).

The service that denied Sprint Specialiser in last year’s Toptipsters’ Challenge, Early Price Profits, returned to winning ways in February with a total of 47 successful selections (24% strike-rate). Successful punts included Classic Ben, a 14/1 winner at Sandown (2 February) and Dolly Dupree (Southwell, 27 February). The eventual outcome was a 19.84pt profit, which earned fourth place in the February list.

Fifth in February were The Info Line (12.43pt), who boasted a 29% strike-rate with 10 wins from 34 advices. Winners included 11/1 Dawson City (Exeter, 22 February). The Info Line are now fourth in the overall 2019 table with a 25.93pt profit ahead of John’s Value Selections (22.27pt), Early Price Profits (9.65pt) and Profit Club-Official (9.02pt).

It won’t have escaped subscribers notice that Cheltenham is just around the corner. It’s the biggest betting meeting of the year, but recent evidence from Toptipsters suggests that the successful tipsters make their profits AWAY from the four-day festival. For instance last year, Early Price Profits topped the March listing with a 90pt yield with only one Cheltenham winner contributing – 12/1 Balko Des Flos. Sandbets, who obviously ignore Cheltenham, made 80pt on the month, while topping the 2017 March table were another flat-only service, Sprint Specialiser. I’m not saying don’t have a bet at Cheltenham, but perhaps the real value will lie elsewhere. Whatever you do, enjoy the month’s action.