Carl Nicholson's Racing Diary

Average star rating from 60 reviews

Carl Nicholson's Racing Diary

Reviews: 60

Carl is Famous for Big Priced Winners & His Very Selective Value Backing service But like all professionals dedicated to their vocation Carl has opinions on many more races and passes over many winning opportunities  Now he wants to share his daily thoughts, opinions and his tips that are outside of the VB price criteria, With You.


Very informative and professional
john | 25-Sep-2016 08:52 AM
4 out of 5 stars
I can understand so many excellent reviews but, having been with the service for 10 months, I am OUT OF POCKET.

This is not because of the selections, they are definitely profitable even to Betfair SP. It is because of my low staking and the subscription costs.

True, the costs are not high but my staking is low. I have been staking a percentage of my bank and this was whittled right down during July & August when there were only a couple of winners in about 40 selections.

I think that Carl should provide some advice on staking based on his data which will be much more comprehensive than mine.

The selections are winners but make sure that you have your staking adjusted so that you can make this profitable after considering the subscription fees.
Anonymous | 25-Sep-2016 04:09 AM
4 out of 5 stars
I have been with Carl for several years. Easily the best i have come across.
Mark | 24-Sep-2016 11:11 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Top Tipstrr nothing more to say
kim pedersen | 24-Sep-2016 12:05 AM
5 out of 5 stars
I have to be honest here and to level stakes over 12 months you would have doubled your bank. To a gentle staking plan (Retirement) you would have seen it grow 8 fold and that is even with a downturn. With an edge of 35% and average odds over 12 months of 8-1 I believe in Carl wholeheartedly and you would be foolish to dismiss it.
Nick | 23-Sep-2016 09:49 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Have read all the reviews,nothing more to say.
Carl ticks all the boxes.
Mel Smith | 23-Sep-2016 08:59 PM
5 out of 5 stars
My account balance has trebled and I like the write ups. He doesn't just pick the same horses everytime and you can tell the level of though/prep has gone into each bet. I'm doing a third less bets than with another tipster but making 3x!
Ricardo | 23-Sep-2016 08:44 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Great results during the months trial I subscribed to. The best service I have ever joined. Keep up the good work.
David Stringfellow | 23-Sep-2016 07:35 PM
5 out of 5 stars
A tipster who knows what he is talking about and gives solid tips without relying on many favourites - something that provides an increasing betting bank overall.
grumpygum | 23-Sep-2016 07:34 PM
4 out of 5 stars
Well communicated
If you want to bet in every race forget it
If you want a service that's selective and long term profitable join
Like anyone there are short lean times but Carl knows this game and you wouldn't regret joining
David Oakley | 23-Sep-2016 05:41 PM
3 out of 5 stars
Solid service from Carl. Its one to have on board but not one that is going to make you rich which is fine. will have its dry spells due to the nature of the service but Carls knowledge of horse racing is clear and will always pull through to make long term profits. Good service from a very decent tipster, in it for the long haul.
neil | 03-Sep-2016 11:53 AM
4 out of 5 stars
Similar to the above review. seams a decent enough service but lost its way a little recently but sure it will pick up soon enough. He seams to know his stuff.
ANDY WALSH | 21-Aug-2016 05:02 PM
3 out of 5 stars
Good service overall but not having the best of times at the moment. Will join again when he picks it back up
Ryan | 04-Aug-2016 04:17 PM
3 out of 5 stars
Got to agree with all the positive comments on here, great tips and great knowledge, excellent value for money and produces the goods month after month.
brian w | 02-May-2016 09:32 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Been with Carl for 3 profitable months.It is always good to receive a summary of the previous day's race(s).A service which is well worth following.
Ray | 12-Apr-2016 10:02 AM
4 out of 5 stars
professional, consistent and very profitable. 5 star service.
Bill | 12-Apr-2016 09:21 AM
5 out of 5 stars
Been using Carl's service for about 8 months now. Reliable, informative and above all extremely profitable. Stands out a mile from any other similar tipster service I've tried and there have been a few. Genuine, first class service.
Mike | 11-Apr-2016 09:39 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Carl knows his stuff without doubt and provides an excellent service. Long may it continue to keep the bookies in fear!
Rob Watson | 02-Apr-2016 05:43 PM
5 out of 5 stars
The racing Diary is an excellent service. Some great tips and recommendations..
Join up, you will not be disappointed.
Goldhorses | 02-Apr-2016 01:30 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Absolute genius 5 stars not enough,keep up the good work
John h | 02-Apr-2016 03:31 AM
5 out of 5 stars
I suppose its easy to give 5 stars when any tipster is picking winners but when Carl doesn't he puts his hand up .

The real difference here is the way he comes back....with a bang!!

Truth is I am just a mug punter who enjoys the horses, loosing as I go along thinking it was normal, bookies always win , right?

Well in 10 days my attitude has changed. I will not be chasing my losses as before.

on easter Sunday in a taxi to the airport in Prague ,on my phone I watched Carls tip win at 12/1 , (SP 5/1)which covered my weekend away.

I joined asap, and decided to do only his tips and not blindly throw my money away.

As for the fees they are covered now for several months.

I would strongly advise anyone to have a go for a month, not only to get winners but instill some discipline on your betting.
paul b | 01-Apr-2016 10:16 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Great trial week which set a high standard. Like the comments on the selections. Joined the service on the strength of the trial and have been delighted with the outcome. Thanks Carl, top job. Long may it continue.
Pete P | 01-Apr-2016 09:19 PM
5 out of 5 stars
I am a member of Carl's racing diary service and am delighted with the results and the write ups which are provided by a top professional tipster.
Francis | 01-Apr-2016 09:10 PM
5 out of 5 stars
3 months in I'm 62pts to the good ...thank you very much.
Damian | 01-Apr-2016 07:58 PM
4 out of 5 stars
The Racing Diary from Carl is an excellent service with just one or two bets daily and some days none due to poor racing. Have been with the service since Aug 15 Good explanation as to why he rates the selection and prices are good in the medium to high range. Strike rate might be slightly lower than some advisers but profits and a high ROI certainly make up for it. Joining was the best decision that I made
Gordon | 01-Apr-2016 07:05 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Best trial by far! Huge priced winners and a 13/1!!! Quality!! I signed up as soon as the free trial was over. Keep up the good work Carl!!
Dan | 01-Apr-2016 06:38 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Finally after 20 years of been mugging by the so called handiscammers the god smiles to me with this exceptional guy carl.i am 100 % behind you buddy.thanks a million.i feel i can beat the financial crisis here in greece with you lol.
Georgios | 01-Apr-2016 06:28 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Really pleased with the tips from Carl. Winner after winner, and he always gives the reason why he thinks that horse would win, then the following day, explains how they got on. Would recommend this service
Derek Austin | 01-Apr-2016 06:09 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Been with Carl for several years now and wouldn't dream of not being a member. Has always hit the big winners and a nice winning trixie at Cheltenham this year along with other winners. Excellent addition to any portfolio.
We are in a very hot spot at the moment so don't be disillusioned when a couple of losers come along as they inevitably will. You will make money here
David | 01-Apr-2016 06:09 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Have been with Carl for some time, very consistent and profitable. Good start to April he's no "April Fool" with a winner to get the month off to a great start.
Mark | 01-Apr-2016 06:06 PM
5 out of 5 stars
A wonderful tipster with an obvious insight to value. Strongly recommended for anybody's portfolio.
Andy | 01-Apr-2016 05:55 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Fantastic service, been a member since the start of this year (2016), and so far the strike rate has been excellent. It is a very selective tipping service, usually with just the one selection per day and modest prices, averaging around 6/1. 99% of the time the advised prices are readily available. All in all brilliant
Sharon | 01-Apr-2016 07:08 AM
5 out of 5 stars
Carl's diary is one of the best tipping services I have come across. I has proved a very profitable addition to my portfolio.
Chris | 31-Mar-2016 09:31 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Been with Carl about a month now and I am very impressed,you can tell from Carls write ups with his tips he knows what he is talking about,another good winner today.Well done Carl.
BoB | 31-Mar-2016 03:45 PM
5 out of 5 stars
I've subscribed to Carl's service for about a year and he consistently produces the goods. Some losing runs which are inevitable but they are outweighed by the winners at decent prices. I won over a grand once doing his 3 selections that day in a trixie. He has now started to send out his advice the evening before as well in response to some customers' requests.
TopMasseur | 31-Mar-2016 03:38 PM
5 out of 5 stars
I have been with Carl for a couple of years now and he is very approachable and very open and honest regards all things horse racing. We've had the odd losing run but overall the service is fantastic showing good long term profits. Would recommend to all. Keep up the good work!
Stu | 31-Mar-2016 11:42 AM
5 out of 5 stars
I have been betting horses since 1971. I tried tipsters at the time and they were mostly rip-off merchants and I swore I would never use them again - and did not until this year. I tried a good deal of the offers doing the rounds by email and I could tip better than most of them. I find Carl is the exception. He is reasonably priced and explains why he has chosen his selections and if they get beat he does not hide and explains why he thinks they did not run up to scratch. One GREAT reason to use his information is the odds. No 5/4 or even money - really good priced information which means if one selection does not win, when the next does, you can win and get your losses back.
Bill Sykes | 31-Mar-2016 10:29 AM
5 out of 5 stars
Excellent service. I started in January after Carl's Diary had given 90 points in a relatively short time. For a long period it ticked over but had many losing runs. I seem to remember a losing run of 18 points going from +10 to -8. No doubt some left the service at about this time.
We just about 6 weeks on I'm on 36 points.
Always remember even with a 5 star tipster that is Carl many will not have the patience and persistence to keep going. Be the one with both patience and persistence if you decide to join and you will be rewarded
Ian P | 31-Mar-2016 08:54 AM
5 out of 5 stars
I started with Carl's CN Diary service at the start of its trial and have gradually increased both my bank and my stakes over the last 6 months, my fear now is that this service could be a victim of its own success. As for the time advises are sent out; I work shifts so there is no such thing as a consistently convenient time for me unfortunately.
Nick | 31-Mar-2016 12:48 AM
5 out of 5 stars
I've tried a couple of Carls services and had some stunning results intermittently with those. This 'diary' service beats them for me. Been on board from beginning on this one and very pleased with results. I started with small level stakes and am just about to increase for the 2nd time based on results. Covers the monthly sub no problem.
Duane | 30-Mar-2016 09:22 PM
5 out of 5 stars
I initially subscribed to Carl's VB service in May 2015 and more recently (Autumn 2015) his CN Diary service. The nature of Carl's tips (value) mean there are some infrequent lean times to be endured (as with any other tipster you might subscribe to), but he has an unquestionable knowldege of the horse racing scene and spotting the potential of horses who may have preformed under par in previous runs, or horses that that are under rated by the bookmakers. Don't expect a bet every day from either service - he doesn't provide a tip when he doesn't fancy anything and why should we have any problem with that. This guy is the real deal and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Roger Goodair | 30-Mar-2016 09:17 PM
5 out of 5 stars
c n diary very good service no frills just straight forward selections they do not all win but85 /pct do
gaza31 | 30-Mar-2016 09:13 PM
4 out of 5 stars
Great tips and great explanations why and now sent out the night before racing gets better all the time and low cost
James | 30-Mar-2016 09:07 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Really solid service, not many picks, low outlay but makes some great profits. Customer service good, write ups to support tips. 5 stars.
neil | 30-Mar-2016 08:41 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Carl is certainly one of the good guys in the tipping world. Been with this service for a few months now and my bank has grown nicely along the way. Provides solid tips and gives you good reasons behind each one of them.
paul | 30-Mar-2016 08:21 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Been with Carl since December. Consistently growing my bank with good price winners. Thanks!
Dave K | 30-Mar-2016 07:11 PM
5 out of 5 stars
wonderful tipping and very good explanations of the reasons for selections norman
norman wright | 30-Mar-2016 06:48 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Been with this since the start.
120pts profit over 7 months,probably the best service out there.
RM | 30-Mar-2016 06:47 PM
5 out of 5 stars
I'm a member of both services but actually prefer Racing Diary because it doesn't generally advise bets from the big televised races that mean you can be on more than one horse via another tipster. Highly recommended.
Paul | 30-Mar-2016 06:46 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Very good service with value bets.
Even better now that Carl has decided to give every one a chance by releasing selections the night before the race.
Thomas | 30-Mar-2016 06:34 PM
5 out of 5 stars
I joined carl for a trial, just before the Cheltenham festival. Clear and concise rationale for each horse tipped gives confidence not just in the tip, but more importantly, in the man himself.
Carl certainly knows his stuff and after I finished Cheltenham in profit ( not an easy task for any punter, or tipster), the decision to renew my membership was never in doubt.
Thank you Carl for profitable, and enjoyable tips.
Tadz | 30-Mar-2016 06:32 PM
5 out of 5 stars
First betting guide I have signed upto.
I find it very reassuring that Carl explains why he tips each horse & equally, why sometimes he doesn't offer any tips on odd occasions.
Also he gives a view on why it / they won (or lost) the following day.
I'm more than happy with his service and overall results
TonyW | 30-Mar-2016 06:29 PM
4 out of 5 stars
Simply stunning, what a tipster!
chris w | 28-Mar-2016 08:53 PM
5 out of 5 stars
cant fault the service .. that was great tipping love the write ups as i dont like backing blind Thank you
Andy | 28-Mar-2016 08:19 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Excellent service this one. seams to average around just 1 tip per day and even then there are some no bet days. full write up comes with each tip where clear knowledge of horse racing is shown. Fills you full of confidence and lands some massive winners. Thanks to the live trials for discovering this for me.
Liam s | 28-Mar-2016 12:47 PM
5 out of 5 stars
Great tips, best I have had through I free trail, many thanks.😜
Pail | 28-Mar-2016 11:55 AM
5 out of 5 stars
Carl Nicholson's service over the 7 days seems the real deal. Its hard reviewing something over 7 days, however its really promising with great write ups to justify his tips and great results. Sign me up am convinced!
Colin | 28-Mar-2016 08:58 AM
5 out of 5 stars
Such a good week. Huge priced winners. This has to be one of the best I have ever trialled. I will be signing up to your service soon Carl. Thank you for your hard work and keep it up!
Dan | 28-Mar-2016 08:06 AM
5 out of 5 stars
quite easily the best 7 day trial I have ever known,His selections proves he has the knowledge to make the bookies pay.

Well done Carl,the pressure was on and you delivered...
Frankie | 27-Mar-2016 11:57 PM
5 out of 5 stars
From the one week trial this has been comfortably one of the most profitable. Lots of winners, almost 30 points of profit. Good write ups on each of the horses tipped, small points each day and although only one or two tips per day they were of high quality and possibly this tipster may prefer the flat season and may give more out then. Either way, very nice tipping service, high return on investment. good write ups on tips, and at £30pm good value too. Only slight downside is he sends tips out on the morning of racing. It's nice to have them the night before, particularly during the working week when placing bets can be tough in the morning.
BR | 27-Mar-2016 09:38 PM
5 out of 5 stars