Considering how the month of May has gone so far, I'm more than happy with this weekends result. Still got a long way to go before I'm anywhere near where I want to be, but at least it was a winning weekend.
Saturday 10 May
Finished Friday evening cursing my misfortune of missing a winner because of work. Clearly I totally lost focus on what I was doing as when I was updating my spreadsheets on Saturday, I realised Isiris had given an each way mark to Atlantic Beach at Ripon on the mark your card line, I only had time to scribble down the racecard number when I was listening to the message and totally missed it when I was checking the results afterwards, it was only when I logged into my Bet365 account that I saw I had backed a 12/1 winner. So I start Saturday £360 to the good !! Maybe things are about to take a turn for the better.
After yesterday's winner, Blue Sky were unable to consolidate going for Raise Your Heart in the Swinton Hurdle at Haydock. Backed in from my 18/1 to an SP of 11/1, horse finished 10th without ever really looking like giving me a return on my bet.
Mathematician didn't have a main account bet, but I played on his advices at the top of his message and backed Pass The Port each way (won 5/1), Mister Hardy each way unplaced, and a combination win doubles bet with three in each of the 2.25 and 2.55 at Nottigham, my 9 £5 win doubles landed on both winners for a good win of £165 on the bet.
The Isiris mark your card line spotlighted 14 races and 22 horses, and could only find two winners. Happily for me though, they were Baharah (12/1) and Appalachian Trail (16/1), so despite 20 losers, the line made a nice profit on the day.
Profit on day £1030
Sunday 11 May
Nothing from any of the mainline services today so just the mark your card line to go at. Only six races, and only two winners found. Both short prices (evens and 4/5) so a loss on the day.
My football bet was a lay of Birmingham, didn't fancy them at all and came unstuck there. Despite a 4-1 win they were relegated because Fulham won their game.
Loss on day £375
Another week of good racing ahead with the big three day Dante meeting starting at York on Wednesday. Hopefully, the tipsters will get their collective acts together and I'll make some good profits and get things back on track.
Best of luck to everyone.