Offered by the Sports World Publishing tipster group, National Hunt Specialist is a relatively new horse racing tipster service that draws heavily on statistics.
What is the product?
National Hunt Specialist is a relatively straight forward tipster service in so much as it ticks all the usual boxes. It is an email based service with bets typically sent out on the day before 10am. Selections are for national hunt races (as the name National Hunt Specialist implies) with week days typically yielding up to 3 selections and Saturdays potentially providing as many as 5. All the selections that Sports World Publishing provide through National Hunt Specialist are based purely round analysis of statistics, however Sports World Publishing claim that the statistics that National Hunt Specialist uses are somehow the best set of statistics available. Given the nature of this claim I was disappointed to find out that this is never explored any further outside of a comment about the “fact” that it has taken National Hunt Specialist years to gain access to this information. Staking for National Hunt Specialist is a level staking system of 2 points which are placed on either 2 point win bets or 1 point win, 1 point each way (typically the latter). Occasionally there may be a bet where you are staking only on each way however I believe there is just one example of this to date. Unfortunately Sports World Publishing have not released a strike rate for National Hunt Specialist however a look at the data does show that the longest losing streak for the service is recorded at 9 races.
What is the investment vs. the rate of return?
At £45 per month, National Hunt Specialist is certainly far from one of the cheaper options in terms of the tipster market. There is an option to get a quarter for £90 which brings costs down a little, but since that also ties you in for longer the value of this is questionable. As with the vast majority of tipster service, it is hardly the be all and end all. In terms of profits, National Hunt Specialist has allegedly made 98 points of profit since it started in late October.
Does the product provide value for money?
Personally I don’t believe that National Hunt Specialist does represent value for money for reasons that I shall explore below.
It is hard to argue that the results that National Hunt Specialist has produced so far are pretty impressive and there is certainly lots of promise and potential for the future. I do however have some concern in this regard, namely the lack of information on the selection process. The fact that Sports World Publishing make allusion to some kind of super secret statistics that National Hunt Specialist draws upon is actually a worry for me. The way I see t there is nothing here to allow a subscriber to make an informed decision about whether a service is for them and whilst this may be OK on a cheap independent tipster, I would expect more from a premium service. With that in mind, National Hunt Specialist is not for me.