Little Acorns System Review
Little Acorns System Review
Little Acorns is described by the vendor as a low-liability laying system that aims “to make small gains using a short and systematic method”. The Little Acorns stem from an initial brainchild of the author to tweak the focus on low liability lays. The system is available at £97 and targets primarily UK based racecourses, although the author does suggest it can be used on Irish meetings, but be warned, there is no statistics to back this up.
Little Acorns is quite well written and relatively easy to operate, there being three main rules to arrive at the basic selections, with another “filter” to give what the author terms as “Extra Selections”. Qualifiers for the system are made from Betfair and Racing Post. The ’standard’ selection are made from the freebie access to the Racing post website, but you will need to subscribe to find the “Extra Selections”.
Advice is provided for a recommended staking plan, which although you may encounter a potential maximum losing run every 15 to 18 months, you could be wagering over 80 points of your bank in order to fully execute the staking plan. This would take some really large ‘cojones’ (see Mexican translation) to even contemplate getting this far.
The author advises that selections can be made at two separate times during the day, in the morning and 5/10 minutes before a race. I was able to do both but only found two extra selections (a winner and a loser) at the latter time so looking only once is not detrimental to the end results. In addition, the author states that profits should be forthcoming placing your bets at either time in the morning. Consequently Little Acorns has been trialled to (A) process at 10:30am, (B) 10 minutes before the off and (C) at Betfair SP.
The trial lasted sixty days, although (almost certainly due to the adverse weather conditions that decimated turf racing for half that period) there were no bets on twenty-six of the days. The remaining days produced between one and four selections (only once) giving a total of forty-nine. Results could not have been more evenly divided – with twenty-four winning bets and twenty-five losing bets.
As previously outlined I recorded the results according to prices taken at three different times and the outcome is as follows.
Little Acorns to £10 Level Stakes
(A) bets laid at the time of original selection produced a profit £43.30 giving a return on investment of 11.06%.
(B) bets laid 10/15 minutes prior to the “off” produced a profit of £50.90 giving a ROI of 13.15%.
(C) bets laid at Betfair SP produced a profit of £49.20 giving a ROI of 12.56%
Recommended Little Acorns Staking Plan
(A) bets laid at the time of original selection produced a profit of £129.70 giving a ROI of 21.94%.
(B) bets laid 10/15 minutes prior to the “off” produced a profit of £140.40 giving a ROI of 23.95%
(C) bets laid at Betfair SP produced a profit of £135.80 giving a ROI of 22.65%.
As to the filtered “Extra Selections” – there were only three indicated (two losers and a winner) leaving me unable to form any definite conclusions. During the trial the longest run of winning bets was seven while the longest run of losing bets was four (three times).
Using the staking plan the highest stake (after four losers) was actually 5pts but I would re-emphasise my earlier point that for a more protracted losing run the stakes start to rise dramatically and this might test one’s heart and resolve to say the least.
At £97 I feel Little Acorns might be a little expensive but (during the trial) it has proved to be a winner and if you are happy posting slow but steady profits I would recommend it.