Saturday 19 July
Very busy and profitable day with over £1000 banked but things could have gone even better. However, a couple of good winning days at the end of a tough week has certainly raised my spirits.
Optimum racing remain in top form and their only bet of the day was Laterly at Ripon, a 9/2 winner for me backed in to an SP of 100/30.
SLH is also on a very good run at present, two bets from him at Market Rasen, a win bet on Nelsons Spice who just prevailed at 7/2 and the other bet was an each way on King Of The Arctic at 8/1. Very unfortunate here with late non-runners reducing the field to seven and therefore only two places paid - and of course as is always the case my horse duly finished third. Double agony for me as Isiris also advised an each way on the same horse so I lost twice.
Two other bets from Isiris on a busy day with more woe at Newbury, Strike The Deal advised each way at 7/1 came fourth (and again a double loss for me with Tipping Legends giving out the same bet). The other each way bet from Isiris was Becausewecan at Haydock, finished third backed from the early 10/1 into 11/2.
Two bets from Mathematician, both advised to win - Advancement finishing second and Balthazars Gift coming in third.
Busy day from the Tipping Legends with eight bets - only winner was Alnwick at 6/1, but places on My Paris and Ripples Maid both at 10/1 meant a good profit on the day.
Also made a couple of hundred on my Aussie football bets on Friday.
Finally the only blight on the day was once again Blue Sky, although to be fair might have been a bit unfortunate. Two bets given out a win bet on Oratory, finished second, and an each way on Elnawin at 14/1 which finished fourth having been slowly away and with the Racing Post reporting the rider lost his reins in the final furlong. But unlucky or not, another £400 loss.
Profit on day £1410