Sunday, 25 November 2007

Milestone Reached

Sunday evening

Another profitable week, not too much action from the tipsters apart from the usual busy Saturday and as you've gathered work is a pain in the arse and is severely restricting my trading activities. However £312 from the tipsters, £136 from my own bets / trades means a profit on the week of £448.

The overall profit now stands at £5080, £2758 from the tipsters and £2322 from my personal trading. Great stuff, more of the same please !!!!!

So Much To Do, So Little Time

Thursday - Sunday

Got far too much going on workwise at the moment. Hopefully it should slow down again towards the end of next week. Will update the blog as and when I can, also want to be writing more than just a bland statement of profits or losses - unfortunately just haven't got the time right now.

Thursday 22 November

Three small stake losers advised by the tipping services, as well as a successful lay of Presenting Copper - £75 loss on the day.

Traded the favourites on betfair for a profit on £116 after commission.

Profit on day £41

Friday 23 November

Two winning tips, Livingonaknifedge 9/2 and Elusive Lady 7/4, loss of £25 in race played by Mark Holder with an 8/1 each way third, plus two small stakes losers add up to a profit on £237 on day. No time to trade.

Profit on day £237

Saturday 24 November

Isiris give out Hardy Eustace and Afsoun in the same race for a £200 profit on the race, lay of Dusky Warbler adds another £96, Fier Normand each way second is a money back job, as is Davidia, elsewhere losers with Strawberry Lolly, Evens And Odds, World Spirit, Isle De Maurice and Redemption so a loss of £225 here. Made £48 trading the favs, but lost £100 on football bets. So a poor day overall.

Loss on day £277

Sunday 25 November

Day off today, and just the sort of day I want. Just one horse advised - Fine By Me an 11/4 winner, and yet another success for Optimum Racing who are flying this month with 5 winners and 2 each way places from 10 bets. Profit on day £275.

Profit on day £275

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Catch Up Time

Not a lot of time this week but just to update the latest results.

Tuesday 20 November

Just the one bet on Tuesday, with a main account bet from Isiris - a 6/4 second in the 4 horse race at Fakenham and a loss on the day of £200.

Wednesday 21 November

Kevin at Isiris back to his best today with an insider bet winning at 10/1 advised and a profit of £625 on the bet. Elsewhere Quiet Times was second at Kempton and Aston Lad unplaced. Profit on day £400.

Been a quiet week so far in terms of the blog, but I've been very busy work wise - too busy really. It's getting to the stage where I would rather be doing this than anything else now. Give it until after Christmas and then it might be time to make a decision about which way I go.

I'm at home all day tomorrow, got a few things to catch up on but I should be able to do some trading in the afternoon. Might trade the evening card at Wolves if I get the chance.

Tuesday / Wednesday profit £200

Monday, 19 November 2007

Blue Monday

Monday 19 November

An instantly forgettable days racing produced three losers from the tipsters and a loss on the day of £200.

Traded the favourites for a profit after commission of £72.

Nothing else to report so I'll keep it brief and hope for something better tomorrow.

Loss on day £128

Sunday, 18 November 2007

More of the same

Sunday 18 November

The icing on the cake today with another profitable day. Just three bets advised with Steve Lewis Hamilton advising Kalca Mome at 6/1 (20p rule 4) and a lay of Predateur and Optimum giving out Spirit Calling each way third at 13/2. Another £362 profit.

No trading or bets from me today.

Profit on day £362

So what a fantastic week this has been. A profit of £2657 since Monday, £2183 from the tipping lines and £474 from my own trading. So far this month a profit of £3753 and since I started on 1 October I'm £4632 ahead. Must not get carried away though, hopefully the tipsters will keep doing their stuff and I've got to plug any leaks in my own betting to ensure this project is a success. But what a start !!!

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Mixed Emotions

Saturday 17 November

A great day profit wise, but it was a dark day at Cheltenham with the terrible falls of Granit Jack and Willyanwoody and the loss of two great prospects for the future. I love the jumps game, but it can be very hard sometimes. Commiserations to the Paul Nicholls team.

On to Saturday's results - Optimum Racing advised a couple of ante-post bets on the Paddy Power Gold Cup, L'Antartique and Bob Hall, and it was L'Antartique just prevailing up the hill to land my 10/1 bet.

Henry Rix gave out three horses with Traprain a very impressive winner at Wetherby, also at 10/1. His other two horses were unplaced.

Mark Holder gave Lemon Mill at Cheltenham and he was third at 16/1, having briefly looked good turning for home and trading at even money on Betfair so I'm told.

Couple of other losers given by the other services, but a profit on the day of £1330.

Personally, I was doing well trading the favourites until I came unstuck on the 2.20 at Wetherby and had to bail out for a £57 loss. Packed it up once L'Antartique had won. Overall I made £14 trading the favourites, lost £25 by laying Traprain before the last to ensure a profit, made £41 on the NI / Denmark over 2.5 goals market, made £39 laying Israel at half time and backing them back at 1-1, but i dropped £50 on my football treble this afternoon wit Doncaster and Walsall letting me down. Profit on day £19.

Profit on day £1349

Can't Win Every Day

Friday 16 November

Well it's been a fantastic week so far, but nothing doing from the tipping lines today.

The only return of the day was the place part of Henry Rix's advice of Dark Bolero at 16/1, Isiris advised an each way bet on Le Duc who was still travelling well when coming down in the Cross Country race. 4 other losers elsewhere mean a loss of £438 from the tipsters.

Personally I traded the favourites well today, 16 races traded, won on 14, even on 1 and lost on 1. Profit after commission of £221.

Loss on day £217

Thursday, 15 November 2007

On A Lighter Note

Or not as the case may be.....

I saw today that the darts player Andy Fordham has lost 10 stone in 10 months and now weighs 16 stone.

Thats the same as me !!!!!

ffs, that's never right. I've got to do something about it, looks like a weight loss / fitness type blog might be on the cards before too long.

The Run Goes On

Thursday 15 November

Another great day for me with Optimum Racing doing the business advising a win bet on Dun Drinan, put the bet on early with Boylesports at 11/4 and once again benefited from their policy of guaranteeing the best price, returned an SP of 7/2.

Elsewhere Mark Holder gave out Lyster in the Ludlow 2.30, stayed on into third - got lucky here as Cresswell Willow had the race won when she came down at the last, so a bonus of a £50 pick up on the place.

Soviet Sceptre was my other winner of the day at 7/4, and it looked like I was going to get another with Music Review going clear as they turned in and just run out of it in the last 100 yards. Really need to start trading these tips somehow as I was on this at 11/2 and it went as low as 1.3 in running. Things are going really well right now but I've got to make the most of every opportunity to nick a few quid here and there.

The final horse given out today was a speculative small bet on Absolutelythebest at Ludlow, against Lake Imperial. Was on at 12/1, he finished second and I did manage to lay this one in running between the last two to make another £48 after commission (included in the personal trades profit). Profit on day £363.

Managed to do a bit of trading for the first time this week - traded the favourites for a profit of £139 after commission. Was tempted to lay Lake Imperial in the win market, decided to lay him for a place instead, figuring that if he didn't win he probably wouldn't place either. Pulled up before halfway so something was clearly amiss. Once he was headed I was confident of collecting anyway, but hope he comes back ok. Profit of £234 on day from my trading.

Profit on day £597

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

and today....

Wednesday 14 November

Hoh Wotanite was the best of the day winning at the early price of 4/1. An each way double also given out with Open Ditch (13/8) and Marino Prince (3/1 - 30p R4) both winning.

She's Humble was nailed near the line, to deny me another winner and Isiris played in the first at Bangor advising two horses each way, with April San finishing third and the 40/1 pick out of the frame.

Will be at home Thursday and should be able to trade in the afternoon, and hopefully continue a very good week so far.

Profit on day £277

Busy Couple of Days

Tuesday 13 November

Not been around during the day to trade for last couple of days so relying on the tipping lines to do their stuff. So to bring things up to date......

Isiris gave out an each way insider bet at 6/1 advised which duly finished second, however I was unable to get the message on time and had to back it at the 5/1 SP, but a small profit on the bet.

Mark Holder played in the 2.20 at Kempton, backing Cool Roxy (14/1) and Turtle Soup (40/1) each way. Cool Roxy was second whereas Turtle Soup was nabbed close home to be denied third place, and a great profit - having traded at 1.01 in the place market on Betfair after the last I found out later. So very unfortunate to lose £5 on the race.

Finally, I was advised a lay of Ouninpohja - which I had already picked out myself to ring in to Betfair - so another £96 profit.

Profit on day £109

Monday, 12 November 2007

Manic Monday

Monday 12 November

No more alliteration after today I promise !

A much busier day than expected for a Monday with five horses advised by the various services I subscribe to.

Best of the day from Optimum Racing who gave Super Road Train at 4/1 to ensure a profitable start to the week.

Isiris gave a main account bet, an each way second at 5/1 - so money back on that one. The other three horses all lost - finishing second, third and fourth.

Profit on day £180

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Super Sunday !!!

Sunday 11 November 2007

Just one horse from the tipsters today, Littledodayno on the all weather at Kempton - advised at 4/1, got on at 9/2 with Boylesports who pay best odds if the SP is bigger than the morning price. The horse eventually won at 6/1 for a profit of £600.

No price trading today, just a couple of bets - I place layed Granite Man at Market Rasen on account of his jumping problems and collected £48 after commission. I also had a treble on the under / over 2.5 goals market in the footy. Had Man U and Bolton under, Spurs over. Then backed Man U on Betfair over 2.5 late on to ensure a profit on the bet of £200.

Profit on day £848

So an up and down week to say the least but its another profitable week with £696 added to the total - £314 from the tipsters and £382 from my own bets and trades.

Saturday, 10 November 2007

Shocking Saturday

Saturday 10 November

A disappointing performance from the tipping lines today with 9 horses advised and not a single winner amongst them. Although to be fair, they were all decent prices with the shortest being advised at 6/1, so the strike rate was never going to be that high. The best result was Sandbuch who was second, advised each way at 8/1 and Turthen who was third, given out as an each way bet at 8/1. None of the others made the frame, although there was an each way 4th, and a faller whilst lying third three out. It all adds up to a £505 loss on the day.

Personal trading was mixed, made £79 trading the favourites this afternoon, but lost £200 laying Pepporoni Pete and Abragante and lost £50 on the footy to add another £173 to the days losses and to fall behind on the week.

Tomorrow's racing looks dismal so hopefully a quiet day will be on the cards.

Loss on day £678

Quiet Friday

Friday 9 November 2007

A very quiet day with two losers advised by the tipsters and no time to trade for me due to work commitments.

Out on Friday night so no trading the evening racing either.

Loss on day £200

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Down to Me Today

Thursday 8 November

Three horses advised today including an Isiris account bet, advised each way and placed third, a small loss on the bet plus two other losers result in a loss of £182 from the tipsters.

Personally I traded 15 races on Betfair, making £205 after commission and I also laid Royal Fantasy in the 8.50 at Wolves to add another £96 and take the profits on my personal trading over £300 today.

Profit on day £119

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Football Crazy

Wednesday 7 November

Just the two horses today on a pretty desperate days racing, Southpaw Lad winning at 5/2 at Kempton with Always Waining a loser at Chepstow - profit on day £100.

Traded 13 races on Betfair this afternoon, winning on 12 and collecting £63 after commission.

Gave it away tonight though on the Champions League. Played Man Utd (-2), Barcelona (-1.5 & -2)and Arsenal (-1) on the Asian Handicaps, had a £50 trixie but Barcelona won by only 2 so half the stake returned here, and Arsenal drew a blank against a team they put 7 goals past two weeks ago !! so a loss on £74 on the bet, but still an overall profit on the day.

Profit on day £89

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Giving A Bit Back

Tuesday 6 November

Three horses advised today, but nothing doing from any of them and a loss of £250 was the result.

Working today so no trading either.

Nothing much else to say really, so I'll keep it brief and see what tomorrow brings.

Loss on day £250

Monday, 5 November 2007

I Do Like Mondays

Monday 5 November

A great start to the week with 3 winners from the tipsters, Coolers Quest 7/4, Lake Imperial 10/3 and Prince Noel 11/2 producing a great profit of £751.

Personally, just traded three races for a profit of £17 after commission - feeling a bit under the weather this afternoon so watching the numbers going round seemed too much like hard work.

Profit on day £768

Sunday, 4 November 2007

A Quiet End to the Week

Sunday 4 November

Just two horses advised today, a win bet on Feifdom at Wolves who finished third, and small each way bet on Spirit Calling (14/1 advised), again third, at Carlisle, loss on day £37.

Fancied a quiet day today, so just traded 3 races whilst waiting for the Wolves race to run and made £30 after commission.

Loss on day £7

So another profitable week with £607 added to the pot, £525 from the tipsters and £82 from my own efforts this weekend, the profit for the month of November stands at exactly £400.

Saturday, 3 November 2007

A Profitable Day - Eventually

Saturday 3 November 2007

Had to wait until late in the evening to hit the front tonight as Dansant just got up to win the 8.20 at Kempton and provide the only winner of the day for the tipping services. Henry Rix advised this one at 11/1 with Hills (which had gone within 20 seconds of the message going out), or 10/1 elsewhere which I managed to get. Obviously plenty of others were on as well as the SP was 7/2. That winner ensured the tipsters produced another profit on the day of £137, lost on 5 other races today.

Personally I traded the favourites on Betfair for a profit on £130 after commission but chucked away £80 on a football bet and other racing bets.

Profit on day £189

Friday, 2 November 2007

And right up to date....

Thursday 1 November

The start of a brand new month and a new era for Isiris, the Insider bets are no more, and so the number of bets they advise will be drastically reduced.

Nothing from Isiris on Thursday, but three bets elsewhere with a 7/1 each way third the best on offer and a loss of £180 on the day.

Loss on day £180

Friday 2 November

Another Isiris main account bet and another winner, advised at 7/2. Unfortunately the favourite which they were against bolted at the start and was withdrawn and a hefty 40% rule 4 was applied.

Took in Wetherby races on the way home from my short break and had action in three races from the tipsters.

Mark Holder was against Smugglers Bay in the 2.50 at Wetherby and put up Cornell Precedent (9/4) and Mr Crystal (10/3) to beat it. Mr Crystal was a length to the good when he tipped up at the second last when it was all looking good. I have to say though that Callisto Moon did finish his race off very well, and maybe Mr Crystal would have had a fight on his hands for the win had he stood up. Nevertheless a £200 loss on the race.

Earlier Mark had put up Moon Melody in the first e/w at 12/1, which finished second (familiar story !!), although well beat by Alfadora.

Finally at Wetherby, was advised to lay Atticus Boy in the last, and he duly trailed in last of 6.

Elsewhere I was on Cyd Charisse at Uttoxeter, which won - just.

Profit on day £398.

Quick Update

Monday 29 - Wednesday 31 October

Monday : Main account bet from Isiris was a winner at 15/8 advised, but I was in a dodgy mobile area and by the time I got through to Ladbrokes, I could only get on at 7/4.

They also advised 4 Insider bets which produced 1 winner, advised at 7/2 but because I was travelling I couldn't ring the message until late afternoon, and only got on at 3/1. However because I rang the message late I missed a loser that they gave out earlier, which just about made up for the difference on the prices.

Elsewhere I was advised an each way bet on Kathleen Kennett which finished 3rd at 7/1 advised to round off a profitable day.

Tuesday : Again I was late picking up the messages which meant I missed 3 losers - saving myself £200. The two Isiris insiders I did get on both finished second at 4/1, meaning the first losing day for a week.

Wednesday : Didn't back anything at all today because I forgot to take my mobile with me when we went out, and I didn't have a list of the phone numbers with me. Obviously I've got my holiday head on. Perhaps I should just forget it whenever I go away away and hope I don't miss anything too drastic.

Anyway I apprehensively checked the messages in the evening. It was the final day of the Isiris insiders and it wouldn't have surprised me if they had gone out with a bang given their current form. Fortunately for me only 1 of the 5 won and coupled with results elsewhere, I would have been £123 down had I played today.

Monday to Wednesday profit £207

So that is it for October, a total profit of £879 - £1248 from my own efforts and a loss of £369 from the tipsters.

A steady enough start, which I'm pleased with. Should have been a lot better had I not made a couple of major f*** ups. However that's gone now and there's plenty to look forward to in the next few months.