This is my review of the horse racing tipster Ashley Carr. If you read some of the other articles on this site you will see that I recently reviewed Henry Rix. It was as I signed up for the relay service to trial Henry Rix that I came across this other horse racing tipster Ashley Carr. Actually, as I was signed up to the relay I also followed the tips of
- Insider Gold
- Timeform; and
- Tim O’Brien.
As I write this I am trying to think of the reasons I chose Ashley Carr. I have probably come across his name from some of the tipster sites and it has stuck in my subconscious. Needless to say I can’t think of the reason I chose Ashley Carr, and I have since tried to do a little research on the web, but found his site
So my trial month was February 2008.
During this trial month Ashley provided me with four bets! Yes that’s right four bets just like Henry Rix - I wonder whether he was with Henry soaking up a bit of winter sun? But unlike Henry, Ashley did provide me with some winners, and here they are:
- Orphelin Collonges won at 4.0
- Glad Big won at 3.75
- Harry Tricker won at 2.5; but
- Spud lost at 4.5.
It’s hard to be critical of a service that returns a roi of 156% but I am disappointed with the volume of bets. Perfect for me would have been 20 to 30 bets in the month at a roi of 25%. At four bets a month you can’t stake enough to make good money. You need a volume of bets to re-cycle your money through your system (with the edge) to make money in this game. Just like I said with Henry that a losing run of four can be forgiven, I am not going overboard with a three out of four performance from Ashley.
If you read my other article "How to Review a Tipping Service" you will see that I like to rate services on other criteria also. Things like
- Ease of use
- Ability to obtain advised prices; and
- Consistency of selection philosophy.
But as I am obtaining Ashley’s tips through a relay it is not fair to comment on these aspects of the service. As I have just said you get a diluted form of the service when you go through a relay.
My thoughts on Ashley’s service therefore are somewhat inconclusive. But I gave him a month to convince me and despite the profits the absence of bets most days means I won’t be signing up.
My sense is that Ashley provides tips when he has inside knowledge that he feels is right to pass on to you. I believe he owns horses, or shares in horses, and therefore is in regular contact with trainers and is therefore privy to information that the regular punter is ignorant of. I have my doubts about this type of tipster, simply because they cannot be privy to sufficient information to provide you the customer with sufficient tips to make consistent money.