Had a few minutes spare tonight so thought I would analyse the profit / loss figures on each of the services I use or have used so far in 2008.
Isiris Main Line +4226
SLH (Private/Premium/AW) +3824
Optimum Racing +1416 (includes Jan 2008, and then from 25/04/08 to date)
Tipping Legends +6512 (from 1 July 2008 !!)
Mark Holder -638 (until 09/02/08)
Henry Rix -1625 (until 14/03/08)
Isiris Mark Your Card -1840 (from 10/04/08 - 05/06/08)
Blue Sky Racing -3594 (from 25/04/08 - 19/07/08)
Other *** +806
2008 Profit to date 11,245
*** Other includes Paul Jones Cheltenham advices and ante-post service, other bets placed from information on the tipping lines and any bets placed not per the staking plans (eg doubles, accas etc), any bets I have laid off in running, plus all personal bets placed on football and other sports or events.
These are the profits I have achieved, and not profits which might be claimed by the services. Reasons for this are that I was on holiday or busy and so missed placing bets (eg missed two winning Isiris bets last week, but also several losers from other services), or if I have been unable to achieve the recommended prices.
Neither do the profits take account of any subscriptions paid during 2008, which are approximately £3600 (I will dig out the exact figures later - Optimum and SLH are paid up to the end of April next year).
An interesting exercise, and as I am only now following the first five services mentioned, then I look forward to good profits in the remainder of the year.
If anyone has any comments or questions please, leave a comment on the blog.
From my point of view, I need to start recording all the bets behind the "others" total - I made a very big profit from Paul Jones at the Cheltenham festival and it has been eroded by various other bets and trades I have placed during the year.
I only currently record advised bets on my spreadsheets but I do include other bets in my daily profit and loss figures. Need to ensure I know where this extra money is going and to plug any leaks where necessary.