Friday 1 August
Very frustrating results on Friday, although fortunately I wasn't following the racing and didn't get the results till later so it didn't spoil the day.
Tipping Legends gave out bets in all the Goodwood races as well as one at Bath. Osiris Way (e/w) 14/1 4th, Cape Hawk (e/w) 10/1 4th, Cheyenne Star at 7/1 (win) 2nd beaten a head, Little Pete (e/w) 14/1 2nd beaten a nose and Penrice Castle 6/1 (win) 2nd.
Optimum gave out an each way on Gallagher in the Goodwood 4.05 and again we were second, beaten a neck, and possibly unlucky reading the write up in the Racing Post.
Mathematician played in one race, the 2.05 Thirsk going for a win bet on Cherry Belle with a saver on Conakry. Cherry Belle duly finished second at 10/1 !!
So no winners today, but with no fewer than five second places including beaten a nose, a head, a neck and one length, just one of those unlucky days. If one of them had won then I would have made a profit - hopefully get it back tomorrow.
Loss on day £612
Saturday 2 August
Another busy day on the horse front, but had a very late night last night and a lot to drink as well which meant we were all pretty much good for nothing today apart from playing cards, watching the racing and generally dossing around.
Tipping Legends found the one winner in the last with Count Ceprano at 7/1 which paid for their bets, indeed made it a £50 profit. Lost £100 on Bentong which planted itself in the stall and refused to race. Galling to lose like that. In fact I'm going to ask Bet365 for my money back. They can only say no, but I put plenty of business there way (staked over £7000 with them in the past week) so see what they say.
Isiris gave out a win bet on Checklow, odds on at Doncaster and very well beaten.
Mathematician had 3 bets with Observatory Star a 6/1 winner the highlight.
Loss on day £80
Sunday 3 August
A stunning day once again thanks to the Tipping Legends golf info.
Ji-Yai Shin was put up as an each way bet at 33/1 to win the Ladies British Open, and she duly did the business by 3 shots. Can't say I know much about ladies golf, indeed I've never heard of the winner, but hey who cares ?
Elsewhere their two golfers advised for the American tourny ran down the field, and nothing doing from the three horses either today.
SLH advised two bets, an each way bet on Water Taxi, winning easily at 13/2 and an each way double which lost.
Mathemician went for an account bet on the 4.30 Chester with Coin Of The Realm (each way) and a saver on Mikao but nothing doing with the horses finishing 4th and 5th.
Missed another Isiris winner, with Proclaim given out in the first at Chester as well as a loser at Deauville but I was out and about when the message was given out and didn't pick it up until an hour after the winner had gone in.
Profit on day £1372
Monday 4 August
Last full day of my break and a poor day to follow yesterday's successes.
Steve Lewis Hamilton tried another each way double but, as with the last two or three, he came unstuck when Jacarando could only finish fourth. Tipping Legends had also put Jacarando up as a bet so a loser there, along with Marigolds Way and Malcheek the other two selections.
Optimum advised Feeling Fresh each way at 13/2. The horse finished fourth,six lengths in front of the rest, but not for the first time a late non-runner (a 100/1 shot) reduced the field to 15 and the number of places to three. Maybe one day someone will do the stats on this sort of thing but it happens so often you do have to wonder.
As for Optimum thats the 7th time this flat season they've advised a horse each way that has finished 4th.
Loss on day £700
Tuesday 5 August
The long drive home in the rain and nothing to raise the spirits when I got home and checked the results.
Very little action today with just Tipping Legends giving any horses. Three horses given including Trysting Grove each way at 25/1 and Goose Green each way at 7/1, and would you believe it both of them finished 4th !!!
Isiris gave out an ante-post bet on the football, but I missed it whilst travelling and the price has gone for the time being. Will keep it under review and see if the price goes out again when the first few games of the season are played.
Loss on day £300
Wednesday 6 August
Bringing things completely up to date, today once again the majority of the action came from Tipping Legends with their best of the day Major Magpie a winner at 4/1.
Mathematician gave a mention to Optical Illusion, a loser at Newcastle.
Only other action came from SLH's all weather service, giving Azwa in the Kempton 7.50 - the horse drifted markedly in the betting before the race and finished last.
Profit on day £275