Ian Harrison is angry over the so-called experts who exploit gullible punters
Ian Harrison explains why he wouldn’t touch certain tipsters
First I owe a number of readers an apology.Those who took up my offer of a free month in November suddenly found that I had disappeared. No more e-mails, but that was due to the fact that my e-mail address had broken down…again.Please come back for a free December.
When you see the results that you missed I am sure you will come back. My new e-mail address is: email@example.com, which is linked with my book publisher and should be quite safe. It has existed for five years. I will write down your addresses this time so that you don’t get lost again.
Goldcrest was started in 1985 because I wrote a book called The Silver Ring which outlined a number of winner-finding methods. There was a surprising result from this publication,readers were asking me to start a tipping service. I swiftly discovered that a racing tipster was just one rung up from the oldest profession.Some would say one rung down because at least the oldest profession delivers.
So this retired lecturer had slipped from an honourable profession to a dishonourable one in one swift move.When I saw for myself some of the dodgy advertising going on I determined that Goldcrest would remain honest, and to this day I always show the strike rate and exactly how many losers we had. If you wish to see the November Result Sheet just e-mail me for it. Goldcrest remains an honest service.
I got really angry when a friend of mine was ripped of badly by a crook who regularly advertises in a racing paper. The adverts stated clearly that the tipster was giving only one or two bets a week and the adverts showed winnings in the hundreds of thousands.This of course filled you with confidence because everybody knows that the racing papers proof their adverts. My friend gave me the result sheets which were only available after he had paid up and joined.
My friend told me that he had taken one look at these results and had immediately e-mailed for a refund but he couldn’t get his money because the tipster only accepted a direct bank payment or cash.I found one month where the tipster had given 18 bets and there were many months where there were four or five bets in one day. He was making a small profit but boosted the totals by applying £200 stakes which climbed to £1,200 when he applied his points system. The absolute worst bit,though,was the 1 point each way on everything.I found 8/15 each way and dozens of each way bets at 7/2 or less. Who the hell is going to do that? And he hailed all the losing each way bets as a ‘success’.I joined him to find the truth and immediately lost £195. He was recently shouting about a string of 12 ‘successes’ which lost money overall.When my friend complained his e-mails were cut off.
My friend complained to the Advertising Standards Agency because the racing paper in question is also complicit in this swindle by allowing such rubbish to appear. There are lots of complaints about this tipster on Google,the main one being that you can never get his quoted prices.
Never,ever join a tipster who can’t show you his results in full.Check on the internet to see what others have to say.
I have battled to find the answer to handicaps. For many years I survived on low priced favourites in non handicaps but they have gone and I concentrated on finding the handicap answer.I think I have succeeded.