Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Profitable day but so very frustrating

Wednesday 14 May

Lot to get through today, with plenty of action across the board.

Blue Sky put up two bets, a winner on Mister Gloss at Exeter - one or two anxious moments at the start as he looked as he was going to plant himself and I wouldn't get a run. They got him off ok and he won well in the end. The other Blue Sky horse was Edie Superstar who missed the kick, didn't get the run of the race and was eased when beaten to finish last.

Isiris had two insider bets on the day as well, an each way at 7/2 given out mid-morning which finished third and a win bet in the Hunter Chase at Exeter which lost.

The Optimum account bet was Allied Powers, a non-runner at York - SLH advised a lay on the same horse.

SLH had two account bets, a small stakes each way bet on Hoh Mike at York, drifted alarmingly on Betfair beforehand but ran on well from the back to finish fifth, less than a length out of the money. His other bet was on the evening racing with an each way double on Buffy and Midas at Perth who both finished third so I won £20 on the bet.

The mark your card line had a very good day with 6 winners at 9/2, 4/1, 4/1, 5/1, 4/1 and 4/1 (R4), as well as an each way second on Prince Sabaah, beaten a nose (on at 10/1, SP 9/2), and a bit of excitement as well with Over Ice backed at 50/1 each way who led over the second last but eventually faded out of the frame. So after a poor run since the weekend, the marks were right back to form today.

Finally, Mathematician's recommendations of the day eventually yielded a loss but had a lot of excitement along the way.

First two bets were win doubles on Stellenbosch (won 2.0 Fontwell, although the second fav was a non runner and so a hefty rule 4) and General Ledger / Midas (7.10 Perth finished 2nd and 3rd beaten by an 18/1 debutant which won by half a length) - more of the 7.10 in a moment.

The next bet was an each way double on Lush Lashes (Won) and Allied Powers (non runner).

The final bet was nearly a classic.

Part 1 Back Stellenbosch to win 2.0 Fontwell - £50 win @ 4/9 (R4), return £72.22

Part 2 Place all winnings on 3pm Fontwell - split stake on Hill Forts Henry (£35 winm @ 9/2), Sycho Fred (£35 win @ 7/1 WON), return on bet £280.

Part 3 Place 1/3 of winnings on Midas (£90 win at 5/2), Place 2/3 of winnings on General Ledger (£180 win @ 4/1)....ARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGG !!!!

Any hedging I was contemplating was killed off by Betfair being down and so I had to sit and suffer, General Ledger would have traded a very short price in running had the market been up, and I was sat there intending to lay off some of my potential profit ....ah well. Love the bet though, hope he tries another one.

Profit on day £356

Bottom line is a profitable day, but with any luck at all I could have had made a grand today. Just not going my way at the moment, of course this will change in the long run but it's been a tough few weeks and so much of the advice today was spot on, just didn't get the money.

Always tomorrow....

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