Created by Paul Fowlie and provided under the Sportsworld Publishing brand, Weekend Speed Ratings is a tipster service providing selections mostly on the weekends.
What is the product?
Weekend Speed Ratings is a relatively casual tipster service that provides bets for weekend races only. Selections are made on the back of creator Paul Fowlie’s speed ratings (hence the name) however the actual method that he employs isn’t discussed and there are many variations, usually with each tipster having their own variant. Weekend Speed Ratings has produced a strike rate of 47% for January however it is early days and looking at the performance for 2014, this probably shouldn’t be taken as an indicator of future performance. Sportsworld Publishing recommend placing place and win bets with odds that range from evens into double figures. As well as the core service you also get bonus selections in the form of Paul Fowlie’s “on course” tips which are bets that he is placing at a race course. These will usually be between 2 and 4 bets each week.
What is the investment vs. the rate of return?
Weekend Speed Ratings is sold on a subscription basis with the only option being a flat rate of £20 per month. There is unfortunately no mention of any money back guarantee and this is something that Sportsworld Publishing don’t usually offer. In terms of income, it is alleged that Weekend Speed Ratings made £6,700 profit to £100 stakes in just 4 months. The reality however is that this figure seems to include coming back from a £3,500 loss with the profits peaking at £3,300.
Does the product provide value for money?
Whilst Weekend Speed Ratings is very competitively priced and 2015 has shown some solid results I am not certain that it can be called value for money.
Weekend Speed Ratings seems to be rather prone to quite intense losing streaks and this is one of the biggest problems with the service. This means that if you want to see the service out you will have to have a steady nerve. I also have some concerns regarding the fact that Paul Fowlie managed to end up 35 points in the red. As I have said before there seems to be a turn around in the service however I would still recommend exercising caution and seeing if the current spate of results continue before buying Weekend Speed Ratings.