Over the years Andrew Rigby has refined the service to make it one of the best NH tipping services on the market. I have no hesitation in recommending this service. A must for any betting portfolio.
The Value Bettor Indepth Review
For nearly 40 years, Andrew has been following jump racing in the UK and Ireland; he has a keen eye for a horse and a talent for reading the form book.
Andrew has created a unique service that makes his members’ (in my experience anyway) feel part of a broader community with a common love of horse racing. You can get involved as much or as little as you like.
Based upon the last 6 seasons, 217 points profit clearly prove it is worth following his tips. Whilst profit is a very important aspect of any tipping service, The Value Bettor service offers much, much more.
Cost of the service?
The cost for the whole NH season is just £200. Considering all the ‘added value’ we think this a bargain. A one-off payment can be made via BACS or PayPal.
Frequency of tips?
Due to the nature of the service tips are only sent out on the days of the big races (mostly on Saturday and Sunday’s) and the big meetings (Cheltenham Festival, Aintree National Meeting etc).
Tips are usually sent at 9 am and if there are any late tips they are usually sent at around 11 am.
Andrew concentrates on the big race meetings were prices tend to be more robust and last longer.
Whilst most of his tips are over 10/1, he does post the occasional shorter-priced tip if he thinks it has been overpriced.
Staking and Betting Bank Needed
Tips sent to members’ are generally 1pt or 0.5pt, with the occasional 2pt. It is recommended that you have at least a 50pt betting bank in reserve.
Account closure ratings
Low… Due to the time of the tips and the fact they are big races means the chances of getting your account closed are low.
That doesn’t mean that you should bet every tip via the one bookie. Read our guide on how to keep your bookie accounts open for longer.
The vast majority of the tips are issued between
If there are any late tips they are usually sent before the 11:00 am Daily Write-Up.
An example of tips sent to members’
Chel 1:25 Lostintranslation 1pt win 3/1 (make sure you take BOG – even if it means waiting a while – I think the price could drift)
Navan 12:30 Choungaya 0.5pt win 16/1 (14/1 is fine)
If no more tips are given out, the Daily Write-Up is emailed to members which highlight the reasons the tip was given and the rationale behind it.
The Daily Write-Up also contains nuggets of information about the other major races on that day. It seems that most members’ look forward to reading the thoughts of Andrew more than the tips themselves.
Subscribers who work with the write-ups consistently achieve better profit figures than those who just follow the tips, however, those who follow the tips and work with the write-ups, produce the best profits of all.
A typical Daily Write-Up race looks like this:
It was a shame to see Spiders Bite withdrawn from this, on account of the ground…
I know that he’s got a stated preference for good ground – but my view, based on his action, is that he would be better on
Alas, we’re not going to find out…
Luckofthedraw has been installed favourite – and whilst I can understand
that,I do have some reservations about him on heavy ground.
It’s not that I don’t think he will handle it – just that it will put more of an emphasis on stamina – and he is unproven over
He’s also a free going sort – so he will need to
relax,if he’s going to get home…
In truth, a case of
sorts,can be made for all of the runners – and the market has them positioned about right.
Reverant Cust is probably the one I would side
I’m a big admirer of his trainer (he places his small string of horses particularly well) – and the horse won well enough on his chasing debut at Catterick.
He’ll need to step up on that form – but I suspect he is capable of doing just that.
That said, it’s such an open race, I wouldn’t really want to get too heavily involved with anything…
Staking Plans and Betting Banks
Most tips are generally 0.5pt or 1pt win but there are the occasionally 2-pointers. Average odds of the tips are double figures, so you should be prepared for the losing streaks but a couple of winners soon make up. A betting bank of 50 pts is recommended due to the fact that TVB only bets on the major race days.
The Members’ Forum
As previously mentioned, the members’ forum is the place to interact with other like-minded racing lovers who are happy to share their wealth of knowledge.
Each week Andrew shares a list of horses that have caught his eye that week. When the horses run next time out, Andrew posts whether members should back the horse or not.
A couple of
Members are invited to get involved with the Colossus syndicate with the aim of winning big money for small stakes!
Every December members’ are invited to take part in a free NAPS competition. Members’ post their NAP of the Day and the person with the highest profit at the end of the month wins £100.