Friday 8 February
The Isiris main account bet came to grief with the race at it's mercy. The strongest bet he had given out for years Kevin said, and it certainly looked that way turning for home, but not to be and a £300 swing against me. However SLH came up with the goods again on his AW service with Note Perfect winning at an advised price of 9/2. The only other business today was a lay of Barbers Shop advised by SLH, who was an easy winner of the race but helped considerably by the jumping failings of his two market rivals. Whether he was a fortunate winner is debatable but the result from my point of view was a loss of £99 on the race.
Profit on day £151
Decided against doing any trading, just happy to have a day off and relax a bit. Plus the winner from SLH came fairly early on in the afternoon and I wasn't going to get involved after that.
Happy with how things have gone in the last few days and that I am now just in front for February with plenty of time to get the January losses back as well. Just shows that you have to take a long term view of things, although another few weeks like the last would test the strength of most people I should imagine.
Need to get to work on my staking plan and personal trading to make the most of every opportunity that comes my way. At least half my profits should be coming from personal trading, need to work hard to ensure this is the case.
Workwise, the pressure will ease for the next few weeks in terms of the hours I have to put in, but I could do with a holiday before much longer so might have a week away somewhere. Might even go Cheltenham week, as long as I can watch the racing.
Henry Rix has already put up two for the Totesport Trophy tomorrow so it's looking like a busy day already.