It was over five furlongs and the website’s ‘tip’ lost by six

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I admit I like the odd flutter on the horses, football or darts.

I’ve even bet on the outcome of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!

For that reason I always find websites offering a tipping service interesting.

I mean, if you were really that good at betting why would you have the need to make money from selling the tips?

Surely you’d already be driving a Porsche and eating caviar?

With the Cheltenham Festival just around the corner, one such site offered a free tip as a ‘nice little earner’ as a preview to the sort of valuable information you’d receive from its premium service.

I watched the race. It was over five furlongs and the horse they tipped lost by six.