Sunday, 27 April 2008

Expensive Couple Of Days

Friday 25 April

Got myself up and running with Blue Sky Racing today, and also decided to rejoin Optimum Racing, as well as renewing with Steve Lewis Hamilton for another year. It all comes out of the pot of course and will all be accounted for at the end of this year. Going to be plenty of excitement in the next few months thats for sure.

As for Friday, the current run decreed that I would lose, and that's what happened.

My first bet from Blue Sky was a loser, You're The Top - backed from 2/1 into 5/4 but could only finish in 6th place.

Whenever an Isiris main account bet fails to cop, then I'm looking at a big red on the day. This happened with the bet being a split stake in the Sandown 3.00. Bit of a messy race, but looked like I would collect until the last 100 yards or so until General Eliott got on top close home. Suffered the double whammy of the same bet being put up on the mark your card line, so following the staking plan I lost twice.

Mathematician's best of the day was Hawaana in the first at Sandown, but the well backed favourite couldn't land a blow and finished 7th.

Finally the mark your card line found winners at 10/1, 5/2 and 5/4 as well as a place at 11/1. However with 12 races marked and more than one given out in some of them, a small loss on the day was the final score here.

Loss on day £798

Saturday 26 April

Bad day today, very little went right. Of course when I've got as much action as I have nowadays, if the winners don't come I'm looking at a big loss. There's the other side of the coin of course, but a poor day today and a four figure loss (which I think is a first for the blog).

The biggest losses came on the Bet365 Gold Cup. Paul Jones had given two ante-post bets earlier in the week in the shape of Iris De Balme (9/1) and Lothian Falcon (12/1). Got the best of the prices and they both ran respectable races finishing 4th and 5th.

Steve Lewis Hamilton also gave a bet on Iris De Balme, and the Weatherbys NH guide shortlisted another two in the race with Royal County Star and My Immortal added to the list. None of the various sources I use gave a chance to Monkerhostin and as a result I suffered a big loss when he obliged.

Mathematician put up a main account bet on Winged Farasi each way at Ripon, but a poor run and a well beaten seventh. Also gave a favourable write up to Andronikos and Always Brave at Leicester. The latter finished second to a 50/1 shot, so my 350/50 bet went the way of so many others yesterday. Bit of a sore one, but what can you do.

First bet of my new spell with Optimum was Wednesday Country at Market Rasen, well backed from the early 10/3 to an SP of 5/2, but a disappointing effort beaten a long way in fifth.

Three bets from Blue Sky, a winner at 6/4 in Jabal Tariq, an each way second at 5/1 Auntie Kathleen beaten a neck, and an unplaced effort from Querega at Punchestown. So a small but very welcome profit from Blue Sky.

The mark your card line found winners at 11/2, 4/1 twice and 4/5 but again with 6 meetings and 12 races covered, a small loss on the day was the result.

Finally, just to put the cherry on the icing on the cake, I lost £115 on my football bets.

Loss on day £1105

Sunday 27 April

Two bets from Blue Sky today were the only ones from my services except for the mark your card line.

Blue Sky put up an each way on Fiery Lord at 12/1. Was late in picking up the message, my fault - new to the service and forgot about the time if i'm honest (what a pro !!). Still I managed to secure a decent bet and the horse duly finished second, didn't see the race at the time but watched it back later and it travelled like a winner in the straight and must have traded very short in running. Didn't find much when asked and was eventually beaten 5 lengths. Still I secured a profit on the place part at least.

The other bet was Accordion, ran green and again would have traded very short in running, before getting beat. Will be winning before long though.

The mark your card line managed winners at 5/1, 6/4 and 11/8, but both the strongest mark and KB's best pick got beat and so another loss to book.

Loss on day £349

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