Trainer Track Stats – Final Review
21 October 2012
Sergeant John reviews Trainer Track Stats
ADMIN NOTE – PLEASE DON’T CONFUSE THIS WITH THE WINTER JUMPS TRAINER TRACK STATS THAT HAS JUST BEEN RELEASED AND IS THE PRODUCT THAT JAMES HAS FOLLOWED FOR SEVERAL YEARS
I started writing this final review of Gavin Priestley’s Trainer Track Stats underneath a chart showing its successes since 2006-2007. An average profit of over 62 points per year in that time is very impressive, even more so when you multiply that by £20, the figure the statistics are based on, which makes an average £1240 a year. Let us not forget that those results were for an entire year, not for a six-month period that I have just reviewed. During the last six months I will show that at one stage the service was losing 175.56 points, that is a loss of £3511.20 based on the services statistics.
So should we be aiming for around a 30-point profit during this review? Maybe so, but the final figures showed a profit in the flat racing of 0.14 of a point and a loss of 7.56 points in the National Hunt results.
I am not privy to a breakdown of results over the two periods of the years previous, but if I was paying out for this service there would have been a gnashing of teeth after the first two months this year when there were only four wins from 26 selections, resulting in a 46.49 points loss.
Assuming the toothless punter had stuck to the task, he would have been well rewarded when the National Hunt tips started appearing two days later and kicked off with a win on the second tip. In fact, after five NH tips it peaked with a profit of 47.83 points on Day 74, but with the Flat racing suffering a 59.28-points loss.
Overall the punter was probably happy with the final analysis for the Trainer Track Stats, but at no stage was his bank better off than on the 80th day, when the two disciplines made a combined profit of 1.31 points. For the following 30 days the small profit became a distance memory as results plummeted to the massive loss described in the opening paragraph of this review. I must say that following this fall results picked up appreciably with 16 winning days to just fall short of breaking even at the close, but I cannot help feeling that the disgruntled investor would have thrown themselves upon their sword long before this.
I had no problems with the way the service ran during these six months. I picked up the selections by logging into the website and only a couple of times the information had not been updated, but an email was soon answered.
It sometimes did get frustrating when there were no tips. From the 163 betting days 72 had no selections, but when they were forthcoming they averaged over two a day.
The £39 price tag for the Trainer Track Stats service is a reasonable one and the admin of the organisation first class, but let us put these results behind us Mr Priestley, the last six months have been an unmitigated disaster.