Saturday 19 January
A small profit to record today thanks to my bets on todays football which I will come to later.
As for the tipsters, it was a losing day and a frustrating one at that. Henry Rix gave out Princelet in the Ascot 1.10 who ran a lousy race and was pulled up. SLH gave Prime Number each way at Lingfield, finished unplaced.
Mathematician put up two advices as joint best bets of the day and a split stake on each so Boomtown winning at 15/8 covered Approved Force losing at Ascot with a bit to spare.
The frustration came with the selections of Optimum and Mark Holder. Optimum put up an each way advice on Dark Corner at Ascot, was on at the early 7/1, backed in to 9/2 and, despite making two bad mistakes, was still well in contention when he broke down and was pulled up before the second last. Whether he would have beaten the winner is doubtful, but he would certainly have been placed had he managed to complete. Mark Holder's selection was Overclear in the last at Ascot. Looked to have the race in the bag despite a blunder at the second last, but he was done on the run-in by Earth Crystal going down by a 1/2 length. The each way money was landed again at the early 11/1, but would like to see one of these getting home in front before too much longer. Mark's given out 14 placed horses (over half of these at double figure prices, 7 of them finishing second) since he last advised a winner. That run goes back nearly 3 months now. Despite this I'm only £190 down on his advices, so just one winner would get me in front.
All adds up to a loss of £223 from the tipping lines today.
Personal trading was restricted to the football today and I really fancied Doncaster to beat Leeds. Had £100 on them at 10/3, with a £50 saver on the draw and a first half goal got the job done for me. Elswhere had a couple of 3/5's on a few draws and under/over 2.5 goals. Nothing too exciting, lost £8 on these. But a profit on the footy of £272 ensured a winning day overall.
Profit on day £49
Looking like a quiet day tomorrow with only the Wolves all weather card surviving. Maybe a bet from SLH but not expecting anything else. Might do a bit of trading, and also look for one or two sports bets - see if anything interests me.