Thursday 17 July
Another big losing day.
The Blue Sky story lurches from bad to worse with two more losers, and dodged another second place when their third advice failed to reach their price stipulation for a bet.
This is really getting serious now, and I have to consider at what point I will stop should things continue as they are. I am betting £200 (£100 e/w) on each bet so the losses are really climbing - just shy of £3000 down now, more than £2000 of that in the last week.
Don't know what to make of it all really.
Current month is truly desperate with only two winners from 19 bets - at 6/4 and 11/10 !!
Whole experience is a let down. Getting the advised prices is almost impossible, especially with the Irish horses they give. Prices crash as soon as the tip goes out - which is another bone of contention. The tips are supposed to go out at 11.30, however they are often on the website well before this (11.18 this morning) and so if I happen to be away from home, at work etc the selection has been available for 10 minutes before I can get it on the phone line.
One way round this is to receive the messages by SMS, which they are going to introduce in the next couple of weeks - and charge members 25p each for the privelege of receiving them !!
Final couple of points David Lyons, the guy who runs the service is a complete wanker. Here's an extract from the forum regarding the proposed SMS messaging service
drdave I would certainly sign up for a SMS service but would just like to be reassured that the tips would be up at exactly the same time by phone/computer and SMS to ensure a level playing field-seconds count when getting the prices .SMS would definitely save me time
David Lyons I was born with 2 hands. I do the phone line, I do the website, the telephone company inform me I will/or my staff will have to input the data for the SMS, or do the phone line. If you wish to sleep with me there is a premium.
Great reply, it got me laughing !
agodored Sconna, I'm not laughing
Dave asked a valid question on whether the SMS would be posted alongside the web and phone line before signing up for the SMS
A simple reassurance from David that this would be the case would have sufficed.
So that's what we're up against. Plus what's happened to Paul Jones. I must be one of the few remaining clients who signed up via Paul who is still ringing in. Very disappointed that there is little or none of his input evident in the selections. Indeed only three selections of his have been flagged up so far, all at Royal Ascot - and two of them placed at double figure prices.
Maybe it's time I called it a day.
Elsewhere, two bets from SLH today both finished second - Honky Tonk Woman advised each way at 8/1, and Film Festival given out as a win bet at 4/1. Neither of them could peg back the winners of their races who were both given enterprising front running rides.
Tipping Legends gave out four horse all told today but nothing doing with any of them, and Mathematician gave out two selections as his best of the day, but both unplaced.
To lighten my mood somewhat, the Tipping Legends golf selections have made a promising start with all 4 still in contention, Robert Allenby (-1) is joint leader with Jim Furyk (+1), Anthony Kim (+2) and Justin Rose (+4) not far behind. All bar Rose are out early tomorrow so hopefully the conditions won't be as bad as they were this morning.
Finally did a bit of trading on the favourites on Betfair this afternoon, and things went very well with a profit of £212 helping to offset some of the days betting losses, altough I gave £50 away on the UEFA cup football tonight.
Loss on day £1041