The Champagne Kid Review

Welcome to our ‘The Champagne Kid' review, where you will see us put this horse racing tipster service from Betfan under the microscope for 90 days.  The service is run by Ian and tips are delivered to our inbox each morning via email and are also available from the membership area within Betfan.  The Champagne Kid review will see results recorded at advised stakes and also at £10 level stakes.

thechampagnekidreviewQuick Summary

Welcome to the latest betting opportunity to be reviewed for Bets for Today. Starting on 26th January we will be keeping tracks on Betfan’s horse racing tipping service “The Champagne Kid” for the next 3 months.

Ian (the Champagne Kid) promises an average of 2 to 3 tips a day (more on busy racing days) and since being on the Betfan Platform (from October 2017) an accumulated profit of well over 1000 points is reported, with just 3 losing months from 15.

Delivery looks like it should be straightforward via email and or password access to the website.


Profit/Loss to £10 Level Stakes tbc
Number of bets tbc
Number of wins tbc
Strike Rate tbc
Bank Growth tbc
Return On Investment tbc
Review Period tbc

£18 every 7 days

£54 every 28 days

£152.10 every 90 days

£257.40 every 6 months

Month 1 Summary

A month has gone by since we began our The Champagne Kid review, a horse racing tipping service. So far the review is running at a loss thanks to a very long losing run of 18 tips at the beginning of the review.

Since then there have been enough winners at least to break even and the last week of the review was profitable. A bank of 100 points and a strong nerve is recommended – at one point the service was more than 60 points down.

The service is efficient: tips are reliably delivered by email every day (even on the rare no selections days) in good time to place bets with occasional supplementary mails covering evening races. If in doubt you can log in to the “Kid’s” Betfan page.

On some busy racing days there can be several selections so you do need to allow a good few minutes checking and placing your bets. The majority are straight win selections, with around 20%+ each way.

Advised stakes are usually around 3 or 4 points but will often be lower for the higher priced selections. Advised odds are mainly in the 3.5 – 10 range using “BOG” bookies. The odds are usually available for a while but the value of using a “BOG” bookie was amply demonstrated in one particular winner at an SP of 15 compared to advised odds of 10.

February was a difficult month with the flu shut-down and some trappy racing. I’m hopeful that the “Kid’s” pick up in form towards the end of the month can now be sustained and built upon.

Profit/Loss to £10 Level Stakes -£185.45
Number of bets 108
Number of wins 17
Strike Rate 16%
Return On Investment -14.2%

Month 2 Summary

The Champagne Kid review had a couple of good winners in Month two and for a while looked set to return the bank to profit. The strike rate improved from 16% to 18% but two long losing runs meant that, at level stakes, the month as a whole barely broke even and the overall position is still negative as we move forward into the final month.

At advised stakes a decent profit was returned for the month but, again, not enough to move the bank back into the black. It must be noted that to advised stakes The Champagne Kid faired much better than to level stakes.

The Kid also provided a free tipping service for the Cheltenham Festival although they came with advice to allocate a separate bank (ie not part of the main tipping service). He had an excellent Festival, despite a blank final day, recording a profit of better than 13 points for the event. Not bad for what is generally rated as one of the toughest betting events of the year.

Profit/Loss to £10 Level Stakes +£5.35
Number of bets 94
Number of wins 17
Strike Rate 18.1%
Return On Investment 0.46%

Month 3 Summary

To follow at the end of month three.
Profit/Loss to £10 Level Stakes tbc
Number of bets tbc
Number of wins tbc
Strike Rate tbc
Return On Investment tbc

The Champagne Kid Conclusion

To follow after three months worth of reviewing.