Sunday, 28 October 2007

A Profitable Week

Sunday 28 October 2007

A fairly quiet day from the tipping lines produced one winner, Monet's Garden, but an overall loss on the day of £50.

Personally I didn't have any bets although I traded the favourites for a couple of hours and made £142 after commission to ensure a profitable day again and to cap a good week.

Profit on day £92

Looking back at the week I have made a profit of £1354, made up of £614 from the tipping lines and £740 from my own bets and trades, so I'm now £672 in front this month with just 3 more days to go.

I need to think about how I use the advices I am getting from the tipsters, and whether to stake more on the bets and then trade the anticipated shorter prices on Betfair. The majority of the tips are trading shorter come race time - half the price in some cases this past week, so there is something to work with for sure. Will have to try a few things out over the coming few weeks.

Going away to the Lakes for a few days tomorrow. I will be ringing the tipping lines daily, although it looks like it might be a quiet week - two of them already say no bet until Wednesday. But no trading from me until I get back on Friday.

Will update again next weekend.

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Four In A Row

Saturday 27 October 2007

Another busy day for the tipsters, but the final profit of £50 was disappointing given that I was advised a 7/1 winner and also had a big bet on Indian Blessing at the Breeders Cup, but too many losers elsewhere unfortunately.

On my personal bets, had a very good day. Laid Dylan Thomas in the Breeders Cup Turf, backed a few horses for a small profit - the best being Leslingtaylor, and I made £138 trading the prices on Betfair for a total profit of £335 today.

Profit on day £385

A Long Good Friday

Friday 26 October 2007

A busy day on the tipping lines, particularly for the Isiris insider bets which are in good form right now. Best bet of the day from them was Morristown Music at Ayr, backed at the advised 5/2 and winning well at an SP of 11/8. An each way second on Red Sun at 9/1 boosted the profits further and I was also advised Silk Affair who won the first at Ayr at 4/1.

Unfortunately gave half of it back in the last at Wolves which took the gloss off the day. Had already been advised Kalasam earlier in the day and Isiris were keen to get the favourite here, putting up three against it including Kalasam. In the end Boz won it and I did £200 on the race. So final profit from the tipsters £229.

Didn't do a lot of trading today - just 4 races traded for a small profit of £18 after commission.

Profit on day £247

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Fantastic Day

Thursday 25 October 2007

A great performance today from the tipping lines with 4 horses advised producing 3 winners - Mr Preacher Man 5/2, Bafana Boy 4/1 and Bermacha 2/1, and an each way second Seattle Robber at 8/1, beaten less than a length. All told a profit on the day of £745.

Out all day again today so no time to trade. As I write this there are a couple of races left at Wolves, but it's job done already today and I'm a bit tired so I'm not going to mess around tonight just to try and add another £20 or £30 to the profit. Besides there's a bottle of red with my name on it that seems to be calling me.

Profit on day £745

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Steady Day

Wednesday 24 October 2007

A busy day at work meant that trading was restricted to just 4 races at Kempton tonight. Didn't try anything too clever and made £37 after commission without any alarms.

Busy day from the tipsters, particularly Isiris who gave out 5 Insider Bets which gave me the problem of getting on quick on my mobile because I had no internet access. Managed OK, in fact the two winners they gave actually returned bigger prices at SP but I was on at the advised prices. Three other losers advised by my other services but a small profit of £90 on the day.

Profit on day £127

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Knocking on The Door Again

Tuesday 23 October 2007

Three horses advised by the tipping lines, Jack Rolfe @ 3/1 was beaten just over a length by Warsaw Pact at Exeter. Then later in the afternoon I was on Maysarah at Lingfield, who drifted from the early 7/2 which I took to be 5/1 on the off. Finished 3rd beaten half a length and a short head, having been denied a clear run at a crucial stage and finishing fastest of all when the post came. So unlucky there again, but it's a £300 loss on the day from the tipsters.

Traded very well on Betfair today, with 20 winning races out of 24 and a profit of £208 after commission helping to offset the tipping line losers.

Loss on day £92

Monday, 22 October 2007

A Quiet Start To The Week

Monday 22 October 2007

Nothing much to report today. Was out and about this afternoon and so no personal trading for me.

Just a couple of horses advised, finishing 3rd and 4th resulting in a loss on the day of £150.

Loss on day £150.

Sunday, 21 October 2007

How I Needed That

Sunday 21 October 2007

Well after Saturday's horror show I needed a good day just to get me back on track.

Two horses advised by the tipping lines today and two very welcome winners, at 5/2 and 8/1 for Isiris and Mark Holder giving a profit of £615.

Personally, I traded half a dozen races on Betfair and made £59 after commission.

Profit on day £674

Looking at the month so far, I am showing a loss of £682, made up of a profit on my personal trades and bets of £508, and a loss on the tipping lines of £1190. The very nature of this blog means that there are going to be swings in the profit and loss depending on the success of the tipping lines. That's why I am trading the favourites in order to try and keep a regular profit coming in from one source when the tipsters are not producing the results.

Depsite the loss on the month so far, I am happy with the performance of the tipping lines. I've been advised 7 winners (9/1, 8/1, 7/1, 11/2, 4/1, 10/3, 5/2) and also 12 seconds, 8 of which were advised each way (16/1 twice, 14/1, 8/1 twice, 7/1, 13/2 and 5/1). Plenty of losers along the way of course, but the number of bets will reduce from next month with the revised Isiris operation which I am looking forward to.

Personally, I have been happy with the way I've traded the favourites on Betfair with a couple of obvious exceptions. Yesterday's blunder is still eating away at me. The fact is that twice now I have made losses from not getting out before the off - on 11/10 and yesterday, which have cost me around £500. This must not happen again !!

Enough of that, not going to dwell on it anymore, the line is drawn here !


Still ten days of the month to go and plenty of time to get in front.

Saturday, 20 October 2007

A Terrible Day

Saturday 20 October 2007

Where do I start today.

Personal trading I think. I had a narrow escape last night but I took a huge hit tonight and it was all my fault. Again I failed to get out for a modest red pre race and for some reason I didn't get out in running when I had the chance. I just sat there fiddling around with the prices and by the time I came to submit my back it was too late. Cannot explain it - I would have been out if I did what I should have done which was submit straight away. Instead on the 8.55 at Wolves I lost £388. Absolutely gutted, I've done it before. I hope I never do it again....what a ****. This is made all the more galling because prior to this race I was actually £204 up on the day on my trades. So a minute or so of madness wipes out a good days work and I end up doing £185 on Betfair today.

Had a bet on the Rugby World Cup final - didn't really fancy England to win, but I thought it would be a close game and that they could cover the 9 point handicap with Boylesports. So £150 on at 11/10. As we all know the final score was 15-6 and so another kick in the nuts and another £150 gone.

Add to that £27 down on my football bets today and I ended up doing £362 on my personal trading today.

As for the tipsters, an overdose of horses from them today with 11 horses advised. The unfortunate spate of seconds continued today with 3 more, including at 14/1 and 16/1 (an unachievable 20/1 was the advised price). But the final analysis shows a loss of £518, including £200 from an Isiris main account loser. Looking forward to November when the number of insider bets will be cut drastically. Can certainly do without trying to get 5 bets on at once with the prices evaporating by the second.

By far my worst day since I started this blog. In the long-run the tipsters profitablilty will take care of itself I'm sure, no fewer than 10 of the horses I've been advised since last Saturday have finished second, plenty of these were each way to be fair - just need to convert a couple of these into winners and the profit and loss would look very different.

I'm more concerned with my own performance today. I still cannot believe what I did even now 2 1/2 hours later as I write this.

Might reflect more on this tomorrow, but thank god today is over.

Loss on day £880

Nearly A Nightmare

Friday 19 October 2007

Had a narrow escape tonight. Was trading 8.25 Wolves - had laid Evita £100 @ 4.3 when I lost my internet connection. Not Betfair, which occasionally goes down but my connection at home. It was literally seconds before the off. Oh god !!!! I have a mobile internet connection through my laptop but I didn't have this plugged in and ready to go (lesson learnt, won't do that again), also I didn't have the telephone number and account details for Betfair as I have never placed a bet with them by phone (another lesson learnt, details now to hand). So there I was staring down the barrel at a potential £330 loss and nothing I could do about it. Very fortunately, the horse finished second but that was it for the night for me. Final outcome was a profit on the evening of £120 on my trading.

The tipping services produced a loss of £111, Isiris managed a 7/2 winner (having advised three horses in the same race !!), but I could only get 10/3 as I was out and didn't have time to ring round all the bookies. Henry Rix added another second place to my growing collection with Rajeh advised at 11/1 or 10/1, but again I missed the price and could only get 15/2 by the time I was able to place my bets. Had to work yesterday and while I was able to pick up the message OK, I was unable to get the bets on quick enough although I did beat the SP of 13/2. Got to get these advised prices though wherever possible.

Profit on day £9

Thursday, 18 October 2007

This is a non-smoking blog - no cigar again

Thursday 18 October 2007

Another day of what could have been from the tipping services as 4 advices produce another 2 second places (that's 7 seconds in the last week now).

Both advised each way and both ran terrific races, Rashida looked for a moment after the last as if he might turn over the hotpot and then in the evening Cragganmore Creek ran a blinder, punted down to 4/1 (I got on at 8/1 early doors).

The other two horses were win bets and both jumped poorly and never looked like collecting. Overall a loss of £125 on the tipping lines.

Unfortunately, I had to work today but managed to trade the favourites at Wolves tonight. Seemed to catch everything right and copped £103 after commission.

Loss on day £22

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

A Forgettable Day

Wednesday 17 October 2007

A frustrating day for the tipping lines, 4 horses advised in total with two second places being the best results. Added to this a faller from a strong Isiris insider bet and an unplaced all weather selection all adds up to a loss of £400 from the tipsters.

I am managing to get the advised prices without too much difficulty at the moment, and this is going to be the key to making a profit from the services.

I only have to list todays price details to illustrate how important this is

Horse 1, advised 3/1, backed at 7/2, SP 5/2
Horse 2, advised 4/1, backed 4/1 (10p R4), SP 2/1
Horse 3, advised 3/1, backed 11/4 (never saw any 3), SP 2/1
Horse 4, advised 13/2, backed 7/1, SP 9/2

Got to get on at the advised prices wherever possible and the key to that is being able to make the calls at the appointed time, then I have to move fast to get on.
Haven't had any knock-backs so far, no doubt that will come and I will have have to plan for that eventuality. I've got accounts with just about every firm listed on oddschecker and I also have accounts with the Betfair, Betdaq and WBX.

I have been impressed with the quality of the information received so far, the majority of the horses have run well and I am very confident about how this project is going to turn out.

Traded the favourites well today, making a profit of £133 after commission. I failed to get out twice before the off today, but this time I was able to immediately trade a profit in running. However as I have stated previously, I've got to tighten things up here. Got to be out before the race turns in-play whether my position is green or red.

Got a busy couple of days workwise coming up so I will only be able to do the tipping lines during the day. Might trade the evening racing at Wolves, see how I feel when I get in.

Loss on day £267

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

A Quiet Day

Tuesday 16 October 2007

Just a couple of horses advised, including one advised twice - which ran poorly. The other finished 3rd at 8/1. advised each way.

Nothing else to report today, hope for a busier and better day tomorrow.

Loss on day £200

Monday, 15 October 2007

A Good Start to the Week

Monday 15 October 2007

Had a day off from Betfair and so just backed the two horses advised by the tipping services.

Best of the day was Eva Soneva So Fast, a winner at 11/2 advised each way, with the other selection being unplaced.

Profit on day £280

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Not My Sunday Best

Sunday 14 October 2007

Not sure what went wrong today, perhaps I had too much to drink last night. Whatever it was, my trading was hopeless today and I ended up doing £101. Cocked up an Irish race big style for £70 and decided to call it a day.

4 horses advised to me, including a 7/1 each way winner. Unfortunately this was advised to small stakes and didn't cover the other losers.

All in all a day to forget.

Loss on day £216

The Boys Done Good

Saturday 13 October 2007

6 horses advised yesterday but unable to add to Friday's profits. An each way second at 8/1 was the best result and the only advice to show a profit, so a loss of £345 on the day from the tipping lines.

Personally, I made £110 after commission from trading the favourites, but the highlight of the day from a punting and sporting point of view came in the evening with the Rugby World Cup.

After watching last week's performance I felt that if England could play as well as they did against the Aussies, they would have every chance of winning and certainly a good bet with the 8.5 point start they had on Betfair. Had £150 on England (+8.5 pts) at 1.94 for a profit on £134.

Loss on day £101

Friday, 12 October 2007

A Very Good Day

Friday 12 October 2007

Very good performance from the tipping services today, not so good from me though. It felt like I was getting it wrong more times than I was right. The final analyis shows I made £30, but I wasn't happy with how it went today.

Three horses advised to me.

50 e/w @ 7/2 (advised at 4/1, but I was late calling the message) winner, 450/50 and 111/50 place on Betfair winner, with the third horse unplaced, adding up to a profit of £674 after commission.

Profit on day £704

Learning The Lessons

Thursday 11 October 2007

More action from the tipping services today, which I will come to shortly.

Managed to make £69 trading the favourites after commission, but I should have done better. Lost £130 on one race because I didn't get out for a small loss before the off and had to take a much bigger one in running when the favourite immediately traded much shorter. Should have had at least £180 from my trades today, because I played well again apart from this one blunder.

I do trade in running on the horses from time to time, but theses trades are purely price movement trades and I need to be out green or red before the off. Schoolboy error !

A total of seven horses were advised to me by the various services I subscribe to, more than I would like on one day really but that will reduce when Isiris change their operations from the beginning of next month.

Summary of results as follows:-

The 4 Isiris horses included an 11/2 second and an 8/1 each way bet which finished a staying on 4th.

Elsewhere I backed Sturbury each way at Wincanton, who was hampered by two fallers half way round and eventually finished 5th, beaten only a length for a place.

Finally at Kempton I was on Inside Story each way at 13/2, and the horse got no run at all, finally getting out far too late and finishing 5th, beaten a length by the winner. Would probably have won with a clear run, but not to be.

A loss on the advised horses of £450, could have been so much better with any luck at all but thats the way things go.

Loss on day of £381

Thursday, 11 October 2007

The First Positive Step

Wednesday 10 October, 2007

Another fairly quiet day from my services, 2 horses advised...e/w 3rd at 15/2 and an unplaced 8/1 shot. However made a few quid from trading price movements on the favourites. Timing seemed to be on today, as there weren't too many mistakes or alarms and only had to take a small loss once.

Profit on day £54

Quick Update

Tuesday 9 October, 2007

As luck would have it, I missed a couple of winners while I was away, including a 33/1 shot on Thursday. I managed to pick up all the Thursday messages bar one before I left for the airport - missed the last message, containing the big winner, by about 20 minutes, but that's the way it goes.

It is inevitable that I will miss some calls, and, therefore, some winners during this project. Hopefully the winners and losers I miss will balance each other out.

Also, when I was planning all this, I knew I would be in Paris last weekend and so I wasn't going to start the subscriptions until I got back. Had I stuck to that I wouldn't have made the £1500 profit at the end of September, so there's no point in getting upset about it.

First day back, just one bet advised - unplaced. Loss of £100 is offset by profit on personal trades (just price movements today) of £53.

Loss on day £47.

A Great Weekend

Had a fantastic time in Paris.

Was my 6th time over there for the Arc weekend, and I reckon it was about the best of the lot.

Saturday was a big bonus. Not a fan of Rugby Union by any means, but it was a great performance from England, with the added enjoyment of the company of a load of Aussies in the bar while we were watching it.

Great atmosphere in the city on Saturday night, think the whole of Paris turned out after they beat New Zealand...was a hell of a day.

Then to Sunday, a beautiful day weatherwise. Fantastic setting, only 8 Euros to get in and the racing as always was top class.

Punting wise it was a good weekend as well. Four of us there, sharing all winnings. Managed to get a couple of footy bets in on Saturday, 5 of the 8 winners on Sunday and landed two winning bets on the Argentina v Scotland game on the Sunday night. Paid for plenty of food and drink over the weekend.

Can't wait for next year !!

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Another Quiet Day

Wednesday 3 October 2007

Same story as Tuesday, busy with work all day so only backed the two horses advised. No returns plus a small loss on the football adds up to a loss of £162 on the day.

Won't be here with an update until next Tuesday or Wednesday as I'm off to Paris tomorrow for my favourite weekend of the year, the Arc at Longchamp. Will probably give the tipsters a miss while I'm away and just concentrate on relaxing and enjoying the racing on Sunday.

Loss on day £162

Nothing Doing

Tuesday 2 October 2007

Busy day workwise meant a quiet day on the horse front with no time to pick anything myself, so just the one loser advised, small profit on the football means a loss on the day.

Loss on day £75

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

A Successful Warm-Up

For the sake of record keeping, I will only include results from 1 October.

However, I started using the services I have subscibed to on Friday 29 September and they have made a fine start - 4 horses advised to me and two winners at 10/1 and 14/1.

Together with my football bets I cleared £1521 on the weekend. Very nice.

Monday 1 October 2007

Just two bets on the horses today, a 16/1 second (beaten a neck) and an unplaced for a loss of £70, offset slightly by making £18 from trading on price changes on a couple of favourites.

Loss on day £52

The Quest Begins

Hi there, thanks for stopping by and hope you find something of interest here. There are numerous other betting blogs out there and I have taken inspiration, and some ideas lets be honest, from them.

The target is to make £25,000 by 31/12/2008 from betting, starting with a £6,000 bank on 01/10/07.

I'm going to utilise the services of several of the leading racing tipsters (well thats what it says in the ads !!), as well as my own personal views on the horses, plus trading on price changes on the favourites. I will also be betting and trading other sports, with a bias towards football, cricket and tennis, all supplemented (hopefully) by my desire to finally turn myself into a winning poker player.

If you want to make a success of your betting, and you lack discipline, patience, money management skills and so on, then this blog could be the one for you, because that sums me up perfectly.

Throughout my gambling life, I've always been prone to rushes of blood, tilting, chasing, and now there's a new enemy to separate me from my hard earned - the misclick !

But it's time to address those issues and it's time to make some serious cash. Welcome aboard the rollercoaster !!