Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Quiet end to the month

Tuesday 31 March


Another quiet day with SLH finding a small winner on his exchange. Nothing doing otherwise in terms of profit.



Bets advised


SLH Private

Ajimorag 2pts win @ 3/1 - 2ND (SP 9/4)


SLH Exchange

3.40 Wetherby
1 unit on Wee Forbees at min 3.0, 1 unit on Borora at min 3.0 - BORORA WON


Tipping Legends

Rimsky Korsakov 1pt win @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)



Bets Placed

Ajimorag £100 win @ 10/3..............(100)
Wee Forbees £50 back @ 3.4.............(50)
Borora £50 back @ 3.19.................109
Commission..............................(3)
Rimsky Korsakov £100 win @ 16/1.......(100)

Loss on day £144


So a small loss to round off March. Cleared £1716 on the month to take the 2009 profit to £2863. Cheltenham clearly wasn't what I hoped for but it's a decent return on the month and plenty to look forward to in April with the big Aintree meeting starting on Thursday and then the flat will start to kick into gear after easter.

Monday, 30 March 2009

Very Quiet

Monday 30 March


It'll get very busy for me at the end of this week but for today, a very quiet start to the week with only two bets.

As I mentioned yesterday, I've started following the advice of Mick and Gags who I've met through The Form Analyst forum. See link on right hand side to "Making It Pay", under the Services I Use heading.

Good start from them today with Watson's Bay suggested each way at 12/1 finishing third at an SP of 7/1.

The other bet today was from SLH's all weather team, Albero di Giuda was unplaced.



Bets Advised


Making It Pay

Watson's Bay 1pt e/w @ 12/1 - 3RD (SP 7/1)


SLH A/W

Albero di Giuda e/w @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)



Bets Placed

Watson's Bay £50 e/w @ 12/1...............100
Albero di Giuda £100 win @ 7/1...........(100)

Profit / Loss on day £0

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Profit and Loss w/e 29 March 2009

Had a positive end to last week when Retief Goosen won the golf, and it's continued this week as the yearly profit is now back over £3000.

I'd be struggling badly without the inspired work of SLH and also the golf which has produced plenty of excitement already this year.

The other services continue to struggle, however they contributed to an excellent year for me last year and there's no reason why 2009 should be any different.

It's been a tough start to the year, but we're only a quarter of the way through and there are literally hundreds of opportunities to build on the current profit in the months ahead.

Looking forward to this week, the big Aintree meeting starts on Thursday which is always a personal favourite of mine - and I'll be going to the national on Saturday, which will the first time I've been racing since Paris last October.

Try and get out racing a bit more often this summer !



Profit on week £1562

Profit year to date £3007



Results by service for week (per my staking plan)

Maths - Account Bets....................0
Maths - Selections......................0
Maths - Bad Horses....................101
The Form Analyst.....................(300)
Optimum Racing.......................(200)
SLH - Private........................2343
SLH - Exchange........................622
SLH - A/W.............................470
Tipping Legends.....................(1200)
Tipping Legends (Golf)...............(250)
Personal Betting / Trading............(24)

Profit on week £1562



Results by service YTD (per my staking plan)

Maths - Account Bets................(750)
Maths - Selections.................(1088)
Maths Bad Horses (Lay)...............515
The Form Analyst...................(4154)
Optimum Racing......................(607)
SLH Private.........................7546
SLH Exchange.........................722
SLH A/W..............................203
Tipping Legends....................(3618)
Tipping Legends (Golf)..............3508
Personal Betting / Trading...........201
P Jones Chel Fest A/post............1559
Cheltenham Other Info..............(1030)

Profit year to date £3007


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Results to advised stakes / prices for week

Maths - Account Bets............0
Maths - Selections..............0
The Form Analyst................0
Optimum Racing..................-11
SLH Private.....................+38
SLH A/W.........................+5.8
Tipping Legends.................-14.12
Tipping Legends (Golf)..........-5



Results to advised stakes / prices YTD

Maths - Account Bets............+16.25
Maths - Selections..............-9.26
The Form Analyst................-33.48
Optimum Racing..................-11.38
SLH Private.....................+116.89
SLH A/W.........................+10.98
Tipping Legends.................-2.17
Tipping Legends.................+70.16

SLH Strikes Again !

Sunday 29 March


A quiet end to the week in terms of the number of bets given out, but SLH ensured it was a cracking day with another winning double. The only other bet was from The Form Analyst, who advised an each way bet on Advanced. Backed in from 20/1 to 8/1, had to give best to Palace Moon who ran out a very easy winner.

Nothing doing with the golf this week so losses to book there. In an attempt to keep things moving in the right direction, I'm going to start following the selections on the EWT blog (see link on right). These are a couple of guys who I know from The Form Analyst forum and they certainly know the time of day, check out the results on their blog.

Of course will also be looking to trade as many of these horses for risk free bets as I can, haven't had the chance over the weekend but it is something that I will be doing much more in future.

Back later with the weekly p&l, but here's what I did today.



Bets Advised


SLH Private

Nearby / Classic Cut 1pt e/w double at min 3/1, 2/1 - WON (SP 6/1), WON (SP 5/2)


The Form Analyst

Advanced 1pt e/w @ 20/1 - 2ND (SP 8/1)


Tipping Legends Golf (advised Wednesday)

Steven Ames (w/o Tiger Woods) 1pt e/w @ 45/1 - MISSED CUT
Callum Macauly 0.5 pts e/w @ 80/1 - TIED 59TH
Oliver Fisher 0.5 pts e/w @ 100/1 - MISSED CUT
Nick Dougherty 1 pt e/w @ 50/1 - TIED 47TH



Bets Placed

Nearby / Classic Cut 4/1,2/1 £6 e/w dbl...........93
Nearby / Classic Cut 7/2,2/1 £41 e/w dbl (bog)..1058
Nearby / Classic Cut 7/2, 2/1 £3 e/w dbl..........42
Advance £100 win @ 20/1.........................(100)
I'm Delilah £50 e/w @ 3/1 (2nd)..................(20)
Overbranch £25 e/w @ 12/1 (unpl).................(50)
Shenanigan £50 e/w @ 4/1 (3rd)...................(10)
Steven Ames £25 e/w @ 45/1.......................(50)
Callum Macauly £25 e/w @ 80/1....................(50)
Oliver Fisher £25 e/w @ 100/1....................(50)
Nick Dougherty £50 e/w @ 50/1...................(100)


Profit on day £763

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Another losing Saturday

Saturday 28 March


Just the one winner today from SLH on his all weather line, although returns were boosted by two successful lays advised by Maths on his bad horses service.

Otherwise the other eight bets all lost, albeit with two more seconds - at 11/1 and 8/1. No hard luck stories really, Zaahid was well beat by Expresso Star in the Lincoln, while Gala Evening was dropped in at the rear and was never going to get there.

Not having a good time on Saturdays so far this year, dropped over £2500 on them - lost on seven of the last eight, and thats with cutting right down on the football bets, so it's not my fault !

In front so far this week with one more day to go, although it's unlikely there will be any returns on the golf, so need a steady day on the horses to enable me to book a profit on the week.


Bets Advised

SLH A/W

Saint Arch win bet @ 9/2 - WON (SP 11/4)


Maths

Selections
Chicita Banana win @ 9/2 - LOST (SP 7/1)
Mangham win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)


Maths Bad Horses

Lay Sandhurst - 2ND
Place lay This Ones For Eddy - UNPLACED


The Form Analyst

Jeer 2pts win @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)


Tipping Legends

Slugger O'Toole 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
Inxile 1pt win @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)
Benandonner 1pt e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
Zaahid 0.5 pts e/w @ 11/1 - 2ND (SP 11/1)
Gala Evening 1pt win @ 6/1 - 2ND (SP 8/1)



Bets Placed

Saint Arch £40 win @ 5/1................200
Saint Arch £60 win @ 9/2................270
Chicita Banana £100 win @ 9/2..........(100)
Mangham £100 win @ 9/1.................(100)
Sandhurst £55.55 lay @ 2.8...............53
This Ones For Eddy £50 pl lay @ 3.0......48
Slugger O'Toole £100 win @ 14..........(100)
Inxile £100 win @ 6/1..................(100)
Benandonner £100 win @ 16/1............(100)
Zaahid £100 win @ 11/1.................(100)
Gala Evening £100 win @ 6/1............(100)
Jeer £100 win @ 20/1...................(100)

Loss on day £229

Friday, 27 March 2009

Second Century

Friday 27 March


I know I've been going on about the number of seconds I've had this year, but I got the century up today - five bets advised producing a winner and four seconds.

Totals for the year now stand at 81 winners, 101 seconds, and 81 thirds.

Never had a full house before, but that was a possibility until the well backed Blockley won for me at Wolves tonight.

Also managed to nick a few quid by trading Mizen Raven, who was put up by both Tipping Legends and Optimum.

Start of the turf flat season tomorrow at my local track Doncaster, and the participation of the Lincoln favourite Expresso Star is very much in doubt due to the current quick ground. Dry day hereon Friday, and they are only forecasting light showers between now and race time.



Bets Advised


Tipping Legends

Green Gamble 1pt win @ 4/1 - 2ND (SP 9/2)
Font 2pts win @ 3/1 - 2ND (SP 11/4)
Mizen Raven 1pt win @ 5/2 - 2ND (SP 3/1)


Optimum

Mizen Raven 5pts win (no price stipulated) - 2ND (SP 3/1)


SLH A/W

Blockley win bet @ 3/1 - WON (SP 13/8)




Bets Placed

Green Gamble £46 win @ 9/2.............(46)
Green Gamble £54 win @ 4/1.............(54)
Font £100 win @ 3/1...................(100)
Mizen Raven £100 win @ 5/2............(100)
Mizen Raven £100 win @ 5/2............(100)
Blockley £100 win @ 3/1................300
Mizen Raven £200 back @ 3.6...........(200)
Mizen Raven £200 lay @ 3.3.............200
Mizen Raven £57.69 lay @ 2.04...........58
Commission £2.77........................(3)

Loss on day £45

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Steady Progress

Thursday 26 March


Had a decent run of things in the last few days, and that continued this afternoon with three winning bets from the six advised. Just over two grand up in the last five days which is very welcome - however from past experience, I know that I can soon burn a big hole in that. But a very good week so far, and something to build on over the coming weekend.



Bets Advised


Tipping Legends

Painter Man 2pts win @ 7/2 - LOST (SP 9/2)


Mathematician

Pterodactyl win bet @ 7/4 - WON (SP 5/4)


SLH A/W

Where's Reiley win bet @ 4/1 - 3RD (SP 6/1)


SLH Private

Irish Guard 2pts win @ min 3/1 - WON (SP 7/2)
Indy Mood 2pts win @ min 9/2 - 2ND (SP 9/2)


SLH Exchange

Master Wells 3 unit win bet @ up to 1.85 - WON



Bets Placed

Painter Man £100 win @ 7/2....................(100)
Pterodactyl £100 win @ 2/1.....................200
Where's Reiley £100 win @ 4/1.................(100)
Irish Guard £100 win @ 7/2.....................350
Indy Mood £50 win @ 6/1........................(50)
Indy Mood £50 win @ 11/2.......................(50)
Master Wells £150 back @ 1.85..................122

Profit on day £372

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Cracking day for SLH again

Wednesday 25 March


Another pretty quiet day with only 4 horses given out. Star of the show, not for the first time, was SLH who gave out Spider Boy - who made all to win gamely for me at 10/1.

His all weather horse, Bluebok was second and the other two selections today, both from Tipping Legends, were losers.


Bets Advised


SLH Private

Spider Boy 1pt e/w @ min 8/1 - WON (SP 9/1)


SLH A/W

Bluebok e/w @ min 7/1 - 2ND (SP 8/1)


Tipping Legends

Approved Force 1pt win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Winsley Hill 1pt win @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)



Bets Placed

Spider Boy £100 win @ 10/1...............1000
Bluebok £100 win @ 7/1...................(100)
Approved Force £100 win @ 9/1............(100)
Winsley Hill £100 win @ 12/1.............(100)

Profit on day £700

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Quiet

Tuesday 24 March


Very quiet day with only 4 bets advised, two of them in the same race. SLH's very short advice on his exchange service was the only winner and so the day finished with a small loss.


Bets Advised


SLH A/W

Why Nee Amy win bet @ 4/1 - 3RD (SP 5/1)


SLH Exchange

Presque Perdre 3pts win @ min 1.66 - WON


Tipping Legends

Gilded Youth 2pts win @ 4/1 - LOST (SP 3/1)


Optimum Racing

No Supper 3pts e/w @ 3/1 - LOST (SP 11/2)



Bets Placed

Why Nee Amy £100 win @ 9/2...............(100)
Presque Perdre £150 back @ 1.67............96
Gilded Youth £100 win @ 7/2..............(100)
No Supper £100 win @ 3/1.................(100)

Loss on day £204

Monday, 23 March 2009

Fair start, missed the BOG though

Monday 23 March


Steady enough start to the week with a winner from SLH on his exchange line, and one from the Tipping Legends. Got the 2/1 advised price, but not with a BOG bookie, so a bit miffed to discover the SP was 10/3 - however after a drift like that I suppose I should just be happy that the horse won - which he did, very easily !


Bets Advised


The Form Analyst

Black Hills 1pt e/w @ 8/1 - 3RD (SP 8/1) - NR so 2 places only


Tipping Legends

Jersey Countess 0.5 pts e/w @ 33/1 - 4TH (SP 16/1), 3 places
Super Lord 1pt win @ 10/1 - 3RD (SP 11/2)
Freeze Up 1pt win @ 2/1 - WON (SP 10/3)


SLH Private

Sarahs Gift 2pts win @ 7/2 - 3RD (SP 10/3)


SLH Exchange

3.50 Kempton
Randwick Roar 1pt win @ min 9.6 - LOST
Kew Jumper 1pt win @ min 9.6 - WON



Bets Placed

Black Hills £100 win @ 8/1.....................(100)
Jersey Countess £71 win @ 33/1..................(71)
Jersey Countess £29 win @ 30-34 on Betfair......(29)
Super Lord £100 win @ 10/1.....................(100)
Freeze Up £100 win @ 2/1........................200
Sarahs Gift £100 win @ 7/2.....................(100)
Randwick Roar £50 back @ 10.5...................(50)
Kew Jumper £50 back @ 10.5.....................475
Commission......................................(20)

Profit on day £205

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Golf Update

Retief Goosen has just won the Transitions golf tourny, holing a 4 footer on the last for his par to win by one shot.

Tense hour or so watching that but got the result in the end - maybe this is the start of better things.

Well we've been here before, but see what next week brings.

Profit and Loss w/e 22/03/09

**** edited 10.15pm Sunday ****

Another disappointing week to report on the horses, with still no progress being made in terms of profit. However Retief Goosen has just won the Transitions golf tourny in the US tonight, so a very welcome pick up of £1250 on the event which has put an entirely different complexion on the week.

A losing week on the racing, despite a 14/1 winner in midweek, and things really have got to start moving forward here.

A couple of false starts, £5000 up at the end of January which was all lost by the beginning of March, and then £6000 up by the Wednesday of Cheltenham week, which has pretty much gone. Of course I have no control over what happens to the profit and loss, it's up to the tipsters to produce the goods. Plenty of near misses recently, but it's winners I need - nothing else will do.

I am trying to bring trading into my daily betting activities, which will help things along a bit, however this is only really possible on days when I am not at work - just too busy otherwise.

Maybe I also need to incorporate some elements of the staking advice from the services themselves - analysis of results has shown the plan I'm following is much the best to maximise profits in the long term, however it may help things along to have something to go alongside it.

As you can see at the bottom of this weekly analysis, most of the services are doing ok to their staking plans, it's the distribution between winners and places which is causing a major discrepancy at the moment.

This betting lark is permanently a work in progress, and as long as I ultimately get out of it what I want, them I'm not too bothered how I achieve it.

The win on the golf has certainly improved my mood tonight, however it's the horses which are the mainstay of this blog and I need a good steady couple of weeks to get some profits in the bank, and give me something to build on.



Profit on week £1176


Profit on year £1445



Results by service for week (per my staking plan)

Maths - Account Bets....................(250)
Maths - Selections.......................326
Maths - Bad Horses.........................0
The Form Analyst........................(130)
Optimum Racing...........................350
SLH - Private...........................(100)
SLH - Exchange...........................(5)
SLH - A/W...............................(150)
Tipping Legends..........................225
Tipping Legends (Golf)...................800
Personal Betting / Trading...............110

Profit on week £1176



Results by service YTD (per my staking plan)

Maths - Account Bets...................(750)
Maths - Selections....................(1088)
Maths Bad Horses (Lay)..................414
The Form Analyst......................(3854)
Optimum Racing.........................(407)
SLH Private............................5203
SLH Exchange............................100
SLH A/W................................(267)
Tipping Legends.......................(2418)
Tipping Legends (Golf).................3758
Personal Betting / Trading..............225
P Jones Chel Festival a/post...........1559
Cheltenham Other Info.................(1030)

Profit year to date £1445


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Results to advised stakes / prices for week



Maths - Account Bets...........-5 pts
Maths - Selections.............+1.31
The Form Analyst...............+2.05
Optimum Racing.................+12
SLH Private....................-2
SLH A/W........................+1
Tipping Legends................-6.55
Tipping Legends (Golf).........+16



Results to advised stakes / prices YTD

Maths - Account Bets............+16.25
Maths - Selections..............-9.26
The Form Analyst................-33.48
Optimum Racing..................-0.38
SLH Private.....................+78.89
SLH A/W.........................+5.18
Tipping Legends.................+11.95
Tipping Legends (golf)..........+75.16

Looking to the golf

Sunday 22 March


**** edited 10.15pm Sunday ****

One winner on the horses today, with another second and third, but Retief Goosen has just won his golf tourny by one shot after holing a 4 foot putt on the last for his par, and so I've ended up having an excellent day after all.


Another farce over the jumps today, where five fuckwit jockeys took the wrong course in the Huntingdon 4.10 - went the wrong way round a marker, including Come on Jonny who I was on. Whether he would have won or not is irrelevent - this game is hard enough without these idiots cocking things up like that. Inexcusable, and the second time in two weeks it's happened to me. All 5 banned for 12 days - make it three months and it might ensure it doesn't happen again.



Bets Advised

The Form Analyst

The Wicketkeeper 3pts win @ 4/1 - 3RD (SP 11/4)


Tipping Legends

Come on Jonny 1pt win @ 7/2 - LOST (SP 5/2)
Lupita 0.5 pts e/w @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 13/2)


Mathematician

Limelight @ 4/1+ - 2ND (SP 7/1)


SLH A/W

Lethal win bet @ 3/1 - WON (SP 7/2)


Tipping Legends (Golf)

Chris Wood 1pt e/w @ 40/1 - MISSED CUT
Katherine Hull 1pt e/w @ 20/1 - MISSED CUT
Retief Goosen 0.5 pts e/w @ 40/1 - WON BY ONE SHOT


Bets Placed

The Wicketkeeper £50 win @ 4/1............(50)
The Wicketkeeper £100 win @ 7/2..........(100)
Come on Jonny £100 win @ 7/2.............(100)
Lupita £100 win @ 10/1...................(100)
Limelight £100 win @ 4/1.................(100)
Lethal £100 win @ 11/4 (bog)..............350
Chris Wood £50 e/w @ 35/1................(100)
Katherine Hull £50 e/w @ 20/1............(100)
Retief Goosen £25 e/w @ 40/1.............1250

Profit on day £950

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Two winners but a poor day again

Saturday 21 March


Two winners, two seconds and two thirds was the final score today, but it all added up to another losing day.

Still making no real progress, with the profit standing at less than £500 nearly 3 months into the year. Long long way to go of course with literally hundreds of bets still to come, but the fact I've managed to back winners so far this year at 80/1, 50/1, 33/1, 28/1 and many more at good prices and am still barely in profit is frustrating. The amazing amount of seconds I've backed (94) doesn't help either.

The racing today was blighted by non-runners, particularly at Haydock where the pre-racing going was given as good to soft. It was nowhere near that, as was evidenced by dust being kicked up in the back straight. The going was changed but the damage was done - 21 of the 69 horses entered didn't run.

The Haydock clerk of the course has got previous form for "misleading" going descriptions. He glories in the name of Kirkland Tellwright, and is either a useless b*stard or a lying b*stard. One thing is for sure, I wouldn't trust him to look after my back lawn !


Bets Advised


Tipping Legends

Strawberry 1pt win @ 6/1 - 3RD (SP 7/1)
Pyleigh Lady 1pt e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)
Ravello Bay 1pt win @ 11/4 - 2ND (SP 7/2)
Wot Way Chief 1pt win @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)
Elnawin 1pt win @ 3/1 - 2ND (SP 5/2)
Without A Prayer 0.5 pts e/w @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)


The Form Analyst

Pyleigh Lady 1pt e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)
Crozan 1.5 pts e/w @ 8/1 - 3RD (SP 9/2)


Mathematician

Selections
Spanish Conquest win @ 7/4 - WON (SP 4/5) - 30p rule 4 on early price
Pyleigh Lady e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)
Argento Luna e/w @ 9/2 - WON (SP 10/3)


SLH A/W

Suits Me e/w @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 13/2)


Bets Placed

Strawberry £100 win @ 6/1.................(100)
Pyleigh Lady £100 win @ 16/1..............(100)
Ravello Bay £100 win @ 11/4...............(100)
Wot Way Chief £100 win @ 5/1..............(100)
Elnawin £100 win @ 3/1....................(100)
Without A Prayer £100 win @ 9/1...........(100)
Pyleigh Lady £100 win @ 16/1..............(100)
Crozan £150 win @ 8/1.....................(150)
Spanish Conquest £100 win @ 15/8...........131 - 30p Rule 4
Pyleigh Lady £100 win @ 14/1..............(100)
Argento Luna £90 win @ 5/1.................450
Argento Luna £10 win @ 9/2..................45
Suits Me £100 win @ 10/1..................(100)

Loss on day £424

Friday, 20 March 2009

Seconds out, round 92

Friday 20 March


A small loss to report today, with just the one winner from Tipping Legends, and another three seconds - which is 5 in two days now.

Taking out all the extras I had at Cheltenham, and the various each way doubles, golf bets etc, I've now had 73 winners this year, 92 seconds, and 73 thirds. So will be getting the century up sometime next week - one day the winners will catch up !!

Managed to get £34 doing a bit of trading around the tips today - every little helps as they say.



Bets Advised


The Form Analyst

Stagecoach Diamond 1.5 pts e/w @ 13/2 - 2ND (SP 11/4)


SLH A/W

Old Romney win bet @ 3/1 - 2ND (SP 2/1)


Optimum Racing

Oh Braga 6pts win @ 15/8 - LOST (SP 9/4)


Tipping Legends

Sa Suffit 2pts win @ 10/3 - 2ND (SP 11/4)
Cast Iron Casey 2pts win @ 3/1 - LOST (SP 7/2)
Dastardley Dick 1pt win @ 5/1 - WON (SP 4/1)
Light Yield 0.5 pts e/w @ 11/1 - LOST (SP 13/2)



Bets Placed

Stagecoach Diamond £150 win @ 6/1 - 13/2...........(150)
Old Romney £100 win @ 3/1..........................(100)
Oh Braga £100 win @ 15/8...........................(100)
Sa Suffit £100 win @ 10/3..........................(100)
Cast Iron Casey £100 win @ 7/2.....................(100)
Dastardly Dick £100 win @ 5/1.......................500
Light Yield £100 win @ 11/1........................(100)
Betfair Trading (after commission)...................34

Loss on day £116

Thursday, 19 March 2009

No Joy

Thursday 19 March


A fairly quiet day on Thursday, although featuring a Maths account bet - unfortunately on the floor early, and the best I could manage was two second places. Hopefully better things in store for tomorrow.


Bets Advised


SLH A/W

Another Ginepi e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 18/1)


Maths

Account Bet
Beau Largesse £100 bet advised at 4/1 (5 pts to my staking plan) - LOST (SP 5/2)


Tipping Legends

Cootehill 1pt win @ 7/1 - 2ND (SP 4/1)
Cantgeton 1pt win @ 5/2 - 2ND (SP 2/1)



Bets Placed

Another Ginepi £100 win @ 16/1..............(100)
Beau Largesse £250 win @ 4/1................(250)
Cootehill £100 win @ 13/2...................(100)
Cantgeton £100 win @ 5/2....................(100)

Loss on day £550

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

A much better day

Wednesday 18 March


Was beginning to curse my misfortune again at around 4.15 today when Pelham Crescent finished second at 10/1, however Templer and Trifti put the smile back on my face and ensured it turned out to be a very good day after all.

Also managed to do a bit of trading around El Hombre Del Rio, had £300 risk free on the off, and managed to trade out £80 in running at 4.3 so a nice little bonus - this is what I want to be doing as much as I can from now on, however it's difficult to manage when I'm at work so just tried it on the one horse today and it came off.




Bets Advised

The Form Analyst

Craven 1.5 pts e/w @ 9/2 - 3RD (SP 4/1)
Trifti 1pt e/w @ 6/1 - WON (SP 4/1)


Maths

Selections
Binion Bay e/w @ 5/1 - LOST (SP 5/1)


SLH A/W

Pelham Crescent e/w @ min 10/1 - 2ND (SP 8/1)


SLH Private

Conny Nobel 2pts win @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)


SLH Exchange

Craven - place lay, 2 units up to 2.0 - 3RD


Tipping Legends

El Hombre Del Rio 0.5 pts e/w @ 16/1 - 3RD (SP 11/1)
Prince Of Slane 0.5 pts e/w @ 8/1 - 3RD (SP 11/2)
Conny Nobel 1pt win @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)
Templer 0.5 pts e/w @ 14/1 - WON (SP 14/1)
Master d'Or 0.5 pts e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)



Bets Placed

Craven £150 win @ 9/2...................(150)
Trifti £100 win @ 6/1....................570 - 5p rule 4
Binion Bay £100 win @ 5/1...............(100)
Pelham Crescent £100 win @ 10/1.........(100)
Conny Noble £100 win @ 6/1..............(100)
Craven £100 place lay @ 1.99............(100)
El Hombre Del Rio £100 win @ 12/1.......(100)
Prince Of Slane £100 win @ 8/1..........(100)
Conny Nobel £100 win @ 7/1..............(100)
Templer £100 win @ 14/1.................1400
Master d'Or £100 win @ 16/1.............(100)
El Hombre Del Rio - trading...............76

Profit on day £1096

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Frustrated again

Tuesday 17 March


Just three bets today, all from the Tipping Legends, plus a successful place lay from SLH.

The second was Shillingstone, advised as a maximum three point bet, and beaten a nose, caught right on the line by Mr Ed - who was winning his first race for four years !! Why did it have to be today ?

My luck is bound to turn eventually, but it's like trying to turn a supertanker at the minute.

Howewer, ahead on the week, ahead on the year - so just keep battling away with it and things will eventually come good.



Bets Advised


Tipping Legends

Shillingstone 3pts win @ 7/2 - 2ND (SP 11/4)
Soprano 1pt win @ 10/3 - LOST (SP 4/1)
Laredo Sound 2pts win @ 9/2 - 3RD (SP 9/2)


SLH Exchange

Quaddick Lake 2 unit place lay at up to 2.5 - 7TH



Bets Placed

Shillingstone £100 win @ 7/2................(100)
Soprano £100 win @ 10/3.....................(100)
Laredo Sound £100 win @ 9/2.................(100)
Quaddick Lake £100 place lay @ 2.5............95

Loss on day £205

Monday, 16 March 2009

New week - positive start

Monday 16 March


Good start to the week with a couple of nice priced winners. Need to book the losses on the golf last week so I will do that today, John Merrick left his charge too late - finished 6th, 2 shots and one place out of the money.


Bets Advised


Tipping Legends Golf (advised last Wednesday)

Tim Clark - 1pt e/w @ 66/1 - 27TH
Sergio Garcia - 0.5 pts e/w @ 22/1 - TIED 31ST
John Merrick - 1pt e/w @ 28/1 - TIED 6TH


Optimum Racing

Cava Bien - 4pts win @ 11/4 - WON (SP 9/2)


SLH A/W

Polar Annie - win bet @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 4/1)


Tipping Legends

Super Judge 1pt e/w @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 5/1)
Quazar D'oudaries 1pt win @ 11/2 - WON (SP 7/2)
Convince 1pt win @ 4/1 - LOST (SP 4/1)


Bets Placed

Tim Clark £50 e/w @ 66/1...............(100)
Sergio Garcia £25 e/w @ 22/1............(50)
John Merrick £50 e/w @ 25/1............(100)
Cava Bien £100 win @ 11/4 (BOG) ........450
Polar Annie £100 win @ 6/1 - 13/2......(100)
Super Judge £100 win @ 6/1.............(100)
Quazar D'oudaries £50 win @ 11/2........275
Quazar D'oudaries £50 win @ 5/1.........250
Convince £100 win @ 4/1................(100)

Profit on day £425

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Cheltenham Thoughts

Well a few thoughts on the last week, will be a few more during the week as they come to me but I'll start here.



First things first I won't be changing my staking plan - I've analysed the results from the services over the last year or so, and this is the most profitable plan - by some distance. At the moment it is not working, but it will.

I don't think that because it didn't work over a 4 day period there is something inherently wrong with it.

However, I think it is important to review the events of the last week - and the same would have been true had I won as much as I had hoped.

Had three comments yesterday regarding my somewhat tongue in cheek comment that the answer was to have more bets.

Well, in a way that would be an answer. As I've said I'm not going to deviate from the long term plan, so I cannot, say, back £50 on a 25/1 winner at Cheltenham, where if it was on any other day of the year I would be having £100 on it.

So, what to do instead.

Trading the horses has been suggested. Now I keep coming back to this, and this is an absolute necessity.

The majority of horses I back trade shorter pre-race, and so what I need to be doing is backing them on Betfair, and then laying them back at a shorter price for a risk free bet. It won't work everytime, but it will enough times to prove highly profitable over the long term, and of course there will be many occasions where I can lay in running to guarantee a profit.

Been talking about this for long enough, and I need to start doing this from now on. It won't be as easy to manage my positions when I am at work, but I don't work full time and so need to do as much as I can - starting this week !!

Another thing I could do would be to follow the staking plans as advised by the services alongside my own plan. I wouldn't do it to full value stakes of course. While I have a healthy betting bank, there's only so much exposure I want at any given time.

It's something to consider though - especially at the bigger meetings, or with the "clever" each-way bets. Although, as I have said previously I don't find it easy to get these bets on.

However with the enhanced place terms available at the festival and other concessions the bookmakers were offering mean I shouldn't just be backing "blind" as I was doing last week. I was so busy getting bets on there seemed to be very little time for doing anything else. I can't use that as an excuse though, I need to be a bit smarter next time.

Tipping Legends had a great festival for their clients, finding 8 winners on the week - however, I made buttons from their festival bets, and lost money on the week following their selections.

Maths had two account bets, highlighting five horses and yielding a 20 point profit to advised stakes - I lost £500. Two places at 25/1 get me nothing unfortunately.

An unsatisfactory result, I'm sure you will agree.



As it was Cheltenham, I had additional bets which are not part of my usual portfolio.

Paul Jones' ante-post service performed with great credit once again this year. 30 bets, produced four winners at 14/1, 14/1 adv (got 12/1), 12/1 adv (got 10/1), and 10/1, as well as places at 33/1 (only the brilliance of Tony McCoy prevented this from being a winner), 6/1, 14/1, and 5/1. Also the place bet on Roll Along without the big 3 at 33/1 was successful but I was unable to get the bet on at the price. In all a profit of £1559 over 4 days was excellent.

Also I made additional bets based on Paul Jones' overnight e-mail service and Mathematician's additional thoughts on the Cheltenham races in his daily e-mails. As well I also had a few bets based on SLH's thoughts on the Cheltenham card - although not on day one when he liked Forpaddydeplaster !! I did this last year with a good deal of success, but this wasn't replicated this year.

The Paul Jones overnight trends e-mails are not tips as such, but suggestions based on where the likely winners are from a trends perspective. Paul, as I'm sure most of you know, writes the Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide. For the first time this year, I didn't buy the book, and so relied on the e-mails to make the final selections.

The e-mails pinpointed 9 winners and 17 placed horses, from 3-4 horses shortlisted for each race, as I mentioned during the week I staked £100 on the first named ie "strongest" horse and £50 on the remainder. Had I level staked £50 on each selection, I would have been £562 better off.

Getting down to a manageable shortlist is a fine art, but will mention this one in passing. For the Freddie Williams Plate, Paul mentioned the good record of Venetia Williams - she ran two in the race - Something Wells and Ping Pong Sivola. Unfortunately for me Something Wells didn't make it to the final shortlist, which was a pity as he won at 33/1 just beating his stablemate who did make the list - fine margins and all that.

Maths e-mails gave 5 winners and 4 places including winners at 16/1 and 12/1.

I think dutching all these additional selections may well be the way to go in future. I will do some analysis over the next week or so, before I come to any final conclusions.

Plenty to think about, always learning in this game. I will get there in the end.

Profit and Loss w/e 15/03/09

Here's the final figures for this week, and the contrast between the plan I adopted and the advised stakes from the services is striking.

Would have had a great week had I done as I was told ! but there you have it.

So if you want an appraisal of how the services have performed, then ignore my results and check the results to advised prices list.

I'm not going to change the plan as I know over the long term it will reap greater financial rewards. However Cheltenham week is unique, and as such it needs a strategy to match.

I'll list out the figures here now, and write a separate post with my thoughts on the events of the week. As always, comments are very welcome.



Profit on week £546

Profit year to date £269


Results by service for week (per my staking plan)

Maths - Account Bets..................(500)
Maths - Selections....................(578)
Maths Bad Horses.........................0
The Form Analyst.....................(2175)
Optimum Racing........................(500)
SLH - Private.........................4600
SLH - Exchange.........................102
SLH A/W...............................(300)
Tipping Legends.......................(250)
Tipping Legends (Golf)...................0
Personal Betting / Trading............(382)
Paul Jones Cheltenham ante-post.......1559
Other Cheltenham advices
(PJ Trends / Maths)..................(1030)

Profit on week £546



Results by service YTD (per my staking plan)

Maths - Account Bets..................(500)
Maths - Selections...................(1414)
Maths Bad Horses (Lay).................414
The Form Analyst.....................(3724)
Optimum Racing........................(757)
SLH - Private.........................5303
SLH - Exchange.........................105
SLH A/W...............................(117)
Tipping Legends......................(2643)
Tipping Legends (Golf)................2958
Personal Betting / Trading.............115
Paul Jones ante-post..................1559
Cheltenham Other Info................(1030)

Profit year to date £269


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Results to advised stakes / prices for week

Maths - Account Bets..................+21.25 pts
Maths - Selections....................+0.85
The Form Analyst......................-14.75
Optimum Racing........................-15
SLH Private...........................+53.25
SLH A/W...............................-3
Tipping Legends.......................+19.19
Tipping Legends (Golf)................0



Results to advised stakes / prices (YTD)

Maths - Account Bets..................+21.25 pts
Maths - Selections....................-10.57
The Form Analyst......................-35.53
Optimum Racing........................-12.38
SLH Private...........................+80.89
SLH A/W...............................+4.18
Tipping Legends.......................+18.5
Tipping Legends (Golf)................+59.16

Quiet end to a crazy week

Sunday 15 March


Just three horses advised today and no winners, as this mad week comes to a close.

Certainly hasn't produced the result I was hoping for, and indeed looked possible by Wednesday evening. Nearly £6000 in front at that point but that has dwindled away to a profit of £546 by close of play today. Unless something drastic happens in the golf tonight, there will be another £250 to come off - will update later on.

Back later with the full profit and loss for the week, in addition to which I will give a few thoughts on Cheltenham now the dust has settled a bit - a few comment to respond to as well.



Bets advised


Optimum Racing

Frith 2pts e/w @ 5/1 - 4TH (SP 4/1)


The Form Analyst

Le Briar Soul 1pt win @ 7/2 - LOST (SP 3/1)
Mister Potter 0.5 pts e/w @ 8/1 - 4TH (SP 13/2)


Bets Placed

Frith £100 win @ 5/1.....................(100)
Le Briar Soul £50 win @ 7/2...............(50)
Mister Potter £50 win @ 8/1...............(50)

Loss on day £200

Quick catch up

Saturday 14 March


Quick round up of yesterday's results, where SLH saved the day and ensured I came out just in front. Flinotff led over the last in the Midlands National but was caught on the run in by Russian Trigger and I had to settle for the runners-up spot again.

A few things to do today, so will catch up with recent comments later on.


Bets Advised


The Form Analyst

Flintoff 0.5 pts e/w @ 16/1 - 2ND (SP 14/1)
Beat The Boys 0.5 pts e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)


Tipping Legends

Youngstown 2pts win @ 11/4 - LOST (SP 15/8)
Apatura Dik 2pts win @ 5/2 - LOST (SP 13/8)
South O'The Border 1pt win @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)
Sea Diva 0.5 pts e/w @ 20/1 - 4TH (SP 20/1)


Maths

Selection
Each Way Treble
Sir Tantallus Hawk / Flying Lady / Accordeon - WON / 3RD / 2ND


SLH Private

Fredo 2pts win @ 5/1 - WON (SP 5/1)


SLH Exchange


Accordion 2 unit lay @ max 2.8 - 2ND


SLH A/W

Ghufa win bet @ 9/2 - 4TH (SP 4/1)



Bets Placed

Flintoff £50 win @ 16/1..................(50)
Beat The Boys £50 win @ 16/1.............(50)
Youngstown £100 win @ 3/1...............(100)
Apatura Dik £100 win @ 5/2..............(100)
South O'The Border £100 win @ 7/1.......(100)
Sea Diva £100 win @ 20/1................(100)
Each Way Treble (as above)................10
Fredo £100 win @ 6/1.....................600
Accordion £100 lay @ 2.79................95
Ghufa £100 win @ 9/2....................(100)

Profit on day £105

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Friday's tale of woe

Had a tough time of it Thursday and Friday and the news doesn't get any better as I discovered this morning when updating my spreadsheets that I had won £150 less on Wednesday than I thought - oh bloody great !

Quieter day on Saturday which I will report on tomorrow as I'm out early tonight so need to get ready. Finished the day about level I think.

In the meantime, here's the Friday shopping list for you to pick the bones out of. In contrast to Thursday where nothing fell my way at all, there was little in the way of hard luck stories yesterday. Winners in very short supply with only Zaynar and Cappa Bleu doing the business for me. Tramantano briefly raised hopes in the last, and ultimately provided a little free bonus at the end, but it wasn't to be.

Will have a think about the weeks events over the next few days, no regrets from my side - just disappointment. Think some new strategies need to be brought in for next year though, won't deviate from my plan - just need something to complement it.

Yes, more bets - that's the answer !!!!



Bets Advised

The Form Analayst

Zaynar 2pts win @ 5/1 - WON (SP 11/2)
Mourad 0.5 pts e/w @ 20/1 - 3RD (SP 14/1)
Cockney Trucker 1pt e/w @ 11/1 - 3RD (SP 17/2)
Alpha Ridge 1pt win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 15/2)
Exotic Dancer 1pt e/w @ 9/1 - 3RD (SP 8/1)
Neptune Collonges 1pt e/w @ 15/2 - 4TH (SP 15/2)
Royal Auclair 1pt win @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Always Right 0.5pts e/w @ 28/1 - LOST (SP 25/1)
Robbers Glen 0.5 pts e/w @ 33/1 - LOST (SP 33/1)
Piraya 0.5 pts e/w @ 22/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)
Font 0.5 pts e/w @ 22/1 - 4TH (SP 14/1)
Oscatello 0.5 pts e/w @ 22/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Poquelin 2pts win @ 11/2 - LOST (SP 3/1)
Pasco 1pt win @ 11/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)



Tipping Legends

Zaynar 1.5 pts e/w @ 5/1 - WON (SP 11/2)
Walkon 1.5 pts e/w @ 5/1 - 2ND (SP 5/1)
Dave's Dream 2pts win @ 9/2 - LOST (SP 7/2)
Sky Hall 1pt e/w @ 18/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)
Sunnyhill Boy 0.5 pts e/w @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 5/1)
Pride Of Dulcote 3pts win @ 10/3 - 2ND (SP 3/1)
The Twincamdrift 0.5 pts e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Albertas Run 0.5 pts e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Knowhere 0.5 pts e/w @ 100/1 - LOST (SP 100/1)
Cappa Bleu 2pts win @ 11/2 - WON (SP 11/2)
Piraya 1pt e/w @ 22/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)
Big Eared Fran 1pt e/w @ 9/2 - 3RD (SP 7/2)
Faltering Fullback 0.5 pts e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 22/1)
My Petra 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Lorient Express 0.5 pts e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)


Mathematician

Selections
5.15 I'm So Lucky win @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
5.15 Tramantano e/w @ 40/1 - 4TH (SP 33/1)


Cheltenham Advice
Ebadiyan win - LOST (SP 8/1)
Walkon - saver - 2ND (SP 4/1)
Dave's Dream win @ 9/2 - LOST (SP 7/2)
Sunnyhillboy saver @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 5/1)
Browns Baily - LOST (SP 11/1)
Albertas Run - LOST (SP 14/1)
Barbers Shop (saver) - LOST (SP 10/1)
Limerick Boy (shortlist) - LOST (SP 12/1)
Cappa Bleu (shortlist) - WON (SP 11/2)



Optimum Racing

Air Force One 1pt e/w @ 40/1 - ante-post - LOST (SP 16/1)



Paul Jones Ante-Post Service

Walkon e/w @ 5/1 - 2ND (SP 4/1)
Mount Helicon e/w @ 33/1 - NR, stake lost
Arcalis e/w @ 66/1 - LOST (SP 40/1)
Western Charmer e/w @ 40/1 - LOST (SP 25/1)
Neptune Collonges e/w @ 6/1 - 4TH (SP 15/2)
Roll Along (w/o big 3) - e/w @ 33/1 - 3RD IN THIS MARKET
Roll Along e/w @ 100/1 - LOST (SP 40/1)
Southwestern e/w @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Vinmix De Bessy e/w @ 22/1 - NR, stake lost


Paul Jones Weatherbys Guide Overnight Updates

1.30 Walkon / Zaynar - 2W
2.05 Sesanta / Sunnyhillboy / Raise Your Heart / Dave's Dream - LLLL
2.40 Alpha Ridge / Western Charmer / Thetwincamdrift - LLL
3.20 Barbers Shop / Madison du Berlais / Albertas Run / Roll Along - LLLL
4.0 Southwestern / Robbers Glen / Amicelli - LLL
4.40 Big Eared Fran / Piraya / Faltering Fullback / Oscatello - 3LLL
5.15 Valain / French Opera / Poquelin - L3L


Other bet

£42.50 e/w @ 33/1 on Tramantano with VC, free bet - 4TH @ 33/1



Bets Placed

Zaynar £100 win @ 5/1 (bog)..................550
Mourad £50 win @ 20/1........................(50)
Cockney Trucker £100 win @ 11/1.............(100)
Alpha Bridge £50 win @ 9/1...................(50)
Exotic Dancer £100 win @ 9/1................(100)
Neptune Collonges £100 win @ 15/2...........(100)
Royal Auclair £50 win @ 10/1.................(50)
Always Right £50 win @ 28/1..................(50)
Robbers Glen £50 win @ 33/1..................(50)
Piraya £50 win @ 22/1........................(50)
Font £50 win @ 20/1..........................(50)
Oscatello £50 win @ 22/1.....................(50)
Poquelin £100 win @ 11/2....................(100)
Pasco £50 win @ 11/1.........................(50)
Zaynar £100 win @ 5/1 (bog)..................550
Walkon £100 win @ 5/1.......................(100)
Dave's Dream £100 win @ 9/2.................(100)
Sky Hall £100 win @ 20/1....................(100)
Sunnyhill Boy £100 win @ 7/1................(100)
Pride Of Dulcote £100 win @ 7/2.............(100)
The Twincamdrift £100 win @ 18/1............(100)
Albertas Run £100 win @ 16/1................(100)
Knowhere £50 e/w @ 125/1....................(100)
Cappa Bleu £100 win @ 11/2...................550
Piraya £100 win @ 22/1......................(100)
Big Eared Fran £100 win @ 5/1...............(100)
Faltering Fullback £100 win @ 20/1..........(100)
My Petra £100 win @ 12/1....................(100)
Lorient Express £100 win @ 17 bf............(100)
Pride Of Dulcote / Piraya £50 e/w Dbl.......(100)
Zaynar / Sky Hall £50 e/w Dbl...............(100)
I'm So Lucky £100 win @ 18/1................(100)
Tramantano £100 win @ 40/1..................(100)
Ebadiyan £50 win @ 9/1.......................(50)
Walkon £50 win @ 9/2.........................(50)
Dave's Dream £50 win @ 9/2...................(50)
Sunnyhillboy £50 win @ 7/1 - 15/2............(50)
Browns Baily £50 win @ 16/1..................(50)
Albertas Run £50 win @ 16/1..................(50)
Barbers Shop £50 win @ 12/1..................(50)
Limerick Boy £50 win @ 14/1..................(50)
Cappa Bleu £50 win @ 11/2....................275
Air Force One £50 e/w @ 33/1................(100)
Walkon £50 e/w @ 5/1..........................12
Mount Helicon £50 e/w @ 25/1................(100)
Arcalis £50 e/w @ 50/1 - 66/1...............(100)
Western Charmer £50 e/w @ 33/1..............(100)
Neptune Collonges £50 e/w @ 6/1.............(100)
Roll Along £50 e/w @ 66/1...................(100)
Southwestern £50 e/w @ 25/1.................(100)
Vinmix De Bessy £50 e/w @ 20/1..............(100)
Walkon £100 win @ 9/2.......................(100)
Zaynar £50 win @ 5/1 (BOG)...................275
Sesanta £100 win @ 28/1.....................(100)
Sunnyhillboy £50 win @ 15/2..................(50)
Raise Your Heart £50 win @ 12/1..............(50)
Dave's Dream £50 win @ 5/1...................(50)
Alpha Ridge £100 win @ 8/1..................(100)
Western Charmer £50 win @ 20/1...............(50)
Thetwincamdrift £50 win @ 16/1...............(50)
Barbers Shop £100 win @ 11/1................(100)
Madison du Berlais £50 win @ 10/1............(50)
Albertas Run £50 win @ 14/1..................(50)
Roll Along £50 win @ 66/1....................(50)
Southwestern £100 win @ 20/1................(100)
Robbers Glen £50 win @ 33/1..................(50)
Amicelli £50 win @ 8/1.......................(50)
Big Eared Fran £100 win @ 9/2 - 5/1.........(100)
Piraya £50 win @ 22/1 - 25/1.................(50)
Faltering Fullback £50 win @ 20/1............(50)
Oscatello £50 win @ 20/1 - 25/1..............(50)
Valain £100 win @ 18/1......................(100)
French Opera £50 win @ 9/1...................(50)
Poquelin £50 win @ 11/2......................(50) r/t 2988
Tramanto £42.50 e/w (free bet VC)............308

Loss on day £2680

Friday, 13 March 2009

Having a night off

Not going to update with the full run down of results, will catch up with it all tomorrow.

Feel drained now after the last four days. It's enough it's been another poor day with a loss of around £2700, more or less the same as yesterday. Loss about £3200 over the last four days which is very disappointing.

However I am still ahead on the week (!) and I start again tomorrow, which will be lot less hectic.

Already had a couple of glasses of something nice, and there will be a few more. Will update my results spreadsheet over the weekend, which will take some time and also have a think about how the week has gone and how I've played it.

Not the week I hoped for...

Getting Out Stakes

And so to the last race of the festival and sadly things haven't gone anything like I would have hoped. Still, see what we can do here. Few big prices to go to war with again so who knows. I'm So Lucky would be an ironic winner given what has happened to me this week !


Bets

Vinmix De Bessy £50 e/w @ 20/1 ante-post
My Petra £100 win @ 12/1
Lorient Express £100 win @ 17 on betfair
Poquelin £150 win @ 11/2
Pasco £50 win @ 11/1
Valain £100 win @ 18/1
French Opera £50 win @ 9/1
I'm So Lucky £100 win @ 18/1
Tramantano £100 win @ 40/1

£850 staked


Well Oh Crick lands the last from Moon Over Miami with French Opera in third and Tramantano in fourth. Bit of good news to report. Logged into my VC account and noticed there was £85 worth of promotional cash sat there. So I had £42.50 each way on Tramantano at 33/1, just held on for fourth !! So a slight positive to take from what has otherwise been a very disappointing day.

Loss on race £542

Coming towards the end now

Just two more races now to turn the festival in to a winning one.

Won't know whether to laugh or cry if Piraya wins the next, as he is the second leg of the double with Pride Of Dulcote who just got touched off earlier.

However he will be a good win in his own right so I'll take him. Faltering Fullback and Oscatello would do very nicely as well.



Bets

Piraya £17 win @ 25/1
Piraya £183 win @ 22/1
Big Eared Fran £150 win @ 5/1
Big Eared Fran £50 win @ 9/2
Faltering Fullback £150 win @ 20/1
Font £50 win @ 20/1
Oscatello £29 win @ 25/1
Oscatello £18 win @ 26 on betfair
Oscatello £3 win @ 20/1
Oscatello £50 win @ 22/1

£700 staked


No good there as Andytown wins at 25/1 from Midnight Chase at 100/1 with two of my selections Big Eared Fran and Font in third and fourth.

Loss on race £700

4.0 Cheltenham

Well things are not looking great at the minute. However still three races left and got to keep battling away at it.

Southwestern or Robbers Glen are the ones to get me out of a hole, we'll see.


Bets

Carronhills £50 e/w @ 16/1 nrnb - non runner - stake refunded
Southwestern £50 e/w @ 25/1 - antepost
Cappa Bleu £150 win @ 11/2
Royal Auclair £50 win @ 10/1
Always Right £50 win @ 28/1
Robbers Glen £100 win @ 33/1
Southwestern £100 win @ 20/1
Amicelli £50 win @ 8/1
Limerick Boy £50 win @ 14/1

£650 staked


Back in the hunt as Cappa Bleu wins his very first race under rules at 11/2, coming away to win from Turthen and Baby Run in third. Southwestern ran a good race before fading in the home straight.

Profit on race £325

Oh Dear

Well things have taken a turn for the worse in the last hour or so.

Nothing doing from any of my bets at all and I've dropped £2500 in the last three races.

Kauto Star is absolutely magnificent in the Gold Cup with a performance to live long in the memory.

From a betting point of view a disaster for me but what a horse !!

3.20 Gold Cup

Don't want Kauto Star or Denman here.

Couple of chances of a very big payout in what could be a wide open race.


Bets

Neptune Collonges £50 e/w @ 6/1 - antepost
Roll Along £50 e/w @ 66/1 - antepost
Air Force One £50 e/w @ 33/1 - antepost
Albertas Run £150 win @ 16/1
Albertas Run £50 win @ 14/1
Knowhere £50 e/w @ 125/1
Neptune Collonges £100 win @ 15/2
Exotic Dancer £100 win @ 9/1
Barbers Shop £100 win @ 11/1
Madison Du Berlais £50 win @ 10/1
Roll Along £50 win @ 66/1
Barbers Shop £50 @ 12/1

£1050 staked


As a footnote, Isiris gave Albertas Run ante-post at 33/1 (I think) last year when I was on holiday but didn't get on. Similarly Paul Jones advised an ante-post on Roll Along e/w at 33/1 in the without Kauto / Denman / Neptune market with the Tote. Unfortunately the price didn't stand for long enough for me to get on and so have no bet on that market.

Back later.....

2.40 Cheltenham

Just time to list my horses for the next couple of races, try and get back in time to put up the 4.0


Bets

Western Charmer £50 e/w @ 33/1 - antepost
Pride of Dulcote £100 win @ 7/2
Thetwincamdrift £100 win @ 18/1
Thetwincamdrift £50 win @ 16/1
Alpha Ridge £50 win @ 9/1
Alpha Ridge £100 win @ 8/1
Western Charmer £50 win @ 20/1
Browns Baily £50 win @ 16/1

£600 staked

also
£50 e/w double Pride of Dulcote / Piraya (4.40)

2.05 Cheltenham

Well that was a good start ! On the first three in one form or another but the best one came home first.

Sky Hall is the one for me here, the second leg of the each way double with Zaynar. Also got a chunk on it to win as well.

It's the 27 runner traditional getting out stakes which has been shifted from the end of the card for reasons best known to the Cheltenham executive.

If I can't have Sky Hall then I'll take Arcalis or Sesanta, with Sunnyhill Boy and Cockney Trucker a fair result also.



Bets

Arcalis £45 e/w @ 66/1 - antepost
Arcalis £5 e/w @ 66/1 - antepost
Daves Dream £150 win @ 9/2
Sky Hall £100 win @ 20/1
Sunnyhill Boy £137.50 @ 7/1
Sunnyhill Boy £62.50 @ 15/2
Cockney Trucker £100 win @ 11/1
Sesanta £100 win @ 28/1
Raise Your Heart £50 win @ 12/1
Daves Dream £50 win @ 5/1

£850 staked



Dad has just rung so I have to disappear in about ten minutes, will stick up the next couple of races for you now.

Here we go

Right, into battle then with the 1.30.

Much revolves around Zaynar and Walkon here for me, Mourad and Edabiyan are the only others of interest, and already £100 down on the race as Mount Helicon was tipped up ante-post for this a long while back but has disappointed this season and hasn't made it here. Zaynar the preference.


Bets

Walkon £50 e/w @ 5/1 - antepost
Mount Helicon £50 e/w @ 25/1 - antepost. Non-runner, stake lost
Zaynar £250 win @ 5/1
Walkon £100 win @ 5/1
Walkon £150 win @ 9/2
Mourad £50 win @ 20/1
Edabiyan £50 win @ 9/1

£800 staked


also

£50 e/w double Zaynar / Sky Hall (2.05)
to settle later


Perfect start as Zaynar holds off Walkon to win at 11/2. Mourad finished third with Starluck fourth. Ebadiyan was still going very well when ducking out at the second last.

Profit on race £937

An hour to go

Just about there for today, with just the SLH message to call now.

Feeling a bit jaded now to be honest, going to have a quick shower to see if I can perk myself up a bit.

Back just after one with the tips for the first....

Good Morning

Well the week has flown by and here we are on the final day of the festival.

Hoping for better things today after the disappointments of yesterday - all is quiet at the moment so I'll take in my breakfast now.

The plan for the blog this afternoon will have to change slightly. My Dad is returning from holiday today, and I need to go and pick him up - with a great sense of timing this will be at about 3.0 !!

What I will do today then is blog the first three races live and then put up the selections for the rest of the card for you to check my progress. Will be back on later in the afternoon to catch up on everything, and may blog the last couple of races live.

Back later on...

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Character Building !!

I think the thread title is appropriate to what I am about to post. The last two results today were sickening, there's no other word for it. However the money is lost and I've got to go again tomorrow.

There's still plenty to go at tomorrow and it can still be a memorable week - well it's already been memorable but to be honest I've had no luck at all so far, started on day one with Maljimar and it's not really changed since then.

However there's no point moaning about it, it's part of the game I'm playing and it will pay off in the end.


Right on to today's shopping list !


Bets Advised


The Form Analyst

Naiad Du Misselot 1pt win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Aurora's Encore 0.5 pts e/w @ 28/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)
Galient 1pt e/w @ 18/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Our Vic 1pt e/w @ 15/2 - LOST (SP 9/1)
Punchestowns 1pt e/w @ 7/2 - 2ND (SP 10/3)
Three Mirrors 1pt win @ 9/1 - 4TH (SP 9/1)
Pop 0.5 pts e/w @ 50/1 - LOST (SP 50/1)
Aggie's Lad 1pt win @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Brooklyn Breeze 0.5 pts e/w @ 40/1 - LOST (SP 33/1)
Galient / Three Mirrors 0.5 pts e/w double - LOST / 4TH



Tipping Legends

Northern Alliance 1pt e/w @ 7/1 - 4TH (SP 8/1)
Tranquil Sea 1pt e/w @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Galient 1pt e/w @ 18/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Scriptwriter 0.5 pts e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
Tidal Bay 1pt e/w @ 7/1 - 4TH (SP 7/1)
Big Bucks 1pt win @ 6/1 - WON (SP 6/1)
Shakervilz 0.5 pts e/w @ 100/1 - LOST (SP 50/1)
Or Bleu 0.5 pts e/w @ 18/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Akilak 0.5 pts e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Silverburn 1pt win @ 40/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)
Bowleaze 0.5 pts e/w @ 25/1 - 4TH (SP 16/1)
Poker De Sivola 0.5 pts e/w @ 5/1 - LOST (SP 7/2)
Alexanderthegreat 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Tranquil Sea / Or Bleu 0.5 pts e/w double - LL
Galient / Bowleaze 0.5 pts e/w double - L4


Paul Jones Ante-Post Service

Chapoturgeon e/w @ 12/1 - WON (SP 8/1)
Blue Shark e/w @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 25/1)
Gwanako e/w @ 40/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Notable D'estruval e/w @ 14/1 - 3RD (SP 8/1)
Poker de Sivola e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 7/2)
Flintoff e/w @ 20/1 nrnb - NON RUNNER, STAKE RETURNED


Paul Jones Cheltenham Betting Guide Updates

1.30 Astarador / Isn't That Lucky / Chapoturgeon / The Vicar - L2WL
2.05 Synchronised / P'tit Flute / Blue Shark / Don't Push It - LLLL
2.40 Voy Por Ustedes / Imperial Commander / Tidal Bay - 2WL
3.20 Kasbah Bliss / Big Bucks / Punchestowns - LW2
4.0 Ping Pong Sivola / Or Bleu / Oceanos Des Obeaux / Buck The Legend - 2LLL
4.40 Le Toscan / Warpath / Pretty Star / Openide - LL2L



SLH Account

Three Mirrors 1pt e/w @ 8/1 - 4TH (SP 9/1)


SLH Exchange

Punchestowns to beat Big Bucks 3 units @ 1.7 - LOST


SLH A/W

Appleouse win bet @ 5/1 - LOST (SP 7/2)


Optimum Racing

Slash and Burn 1pt e/w @ 25/1 - 33/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)


Mathematician

Account Bet - £100 advised (5 points on my plan / £50 per point)

Pretty Star £30 e/w @ 25/1 - 2ND (SP 16/1)
Bowleaze £20 e/w @ 25/1 - 4TH (SP 16/1)


Selections
Tidal Bay win @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 13/2)
Voy Por Ustedes win @ Evens - 2ND (SP 4/5)
Kasbah Bliss win @ 11/10 - LOST (SP 10/11)


Cheltenham Suggestions
Kia Kaha shortlist - LOST (SP 15/2)
Heathcliff e/w @ 40/1 - LOST (SP 33/1)
Synchronised win @ 11/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
P'tit Flute win @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 11/1)
Perce Rock shortlist - LOST (SP 7/1)


Other bets made today were in accordance with suggestions made on SLH's message, nothing doing with any of them unfortunately. Listed below. Also the £200 win double on the two hotpots went west and that is listed.


Bets Placed

Naiad Du Misselot £50 win @ 9/1...............(50)
Aurora's Encore £17.50 win @ 28/1.............(17)
Aurora's Encore £32.50 win @ 32 on bf.........(33)
Galient £50 win @ 20/1........................(50)
Our Vic £100 win @ 15/2......................(100)
Punchestowns £100 win @ 7/2..................(100)
Three Mirrors £50 win @ 9/1...................(50)
Pop £50 win @ 80 on bf........................(50)
Aggie's Lad £50 win @ 16/1....................(50)
Brooklyn Breeze £50 win @ 48 on bf............(50)
Galient / Three Mirrors £50 e/w double.......(100)
Northern Alliance £100 win @ 15/2............(100)
Tranquil Sea £100 win @ 9/1 - 10/1...........(100)
Galient £100 win @ 18/1......................(100)
Scriptwriter £100 win @ 14/1.................(100)
Tidal Bay £100 win @ 7/1.....................(100)
Big Bucks £100 win @ 6/1......................600
Shakervilz £50 e/w @ 80/1....................(100)
Shakervilz £100 back @ 140 on bf.............(100)
Shakervilz £100 lay @ 88.96 on bf.............100
Or Bleu £100 win @ 18/1......................(100)
Akilak £100 win @ 20/1.......................(100)
Silverburn £62.50 win @ 40/1..................(62)
Silverburn £37.50 win @ 33/1..................(38)
Bowleaze £100 win @ 25/1.....................(100)
Poker De Sivola £100 win @ 9/2...............(100)
Alexanderthegreat £89.25 win @ 14/1...........(89)
Alexanderthegreat £10.75 win @ 12/1...........(11)
Tranquil Sea / Or Bleu £50 e/w double........(100)
Galient / Bowleaze £50 e/w double............(100)
Chapoturgeon £50 e/w @ 10/1...................625
Blue Shark £50 e/w @ 25/1....................(100)
Gwanako £50 e/w @ 40/1.......................(100)
Notable D'estruval £50 e/w @ 14/1.............125
Poker de Sivola £50 e/w @ 14/1...............(100)
Astarador £100 win @ 25/1....................(100)
Isn't That Lucky £50 win @ 12/1...............(50)
Chapoturgeon £50 win @ 7/1 (bog)..............400
The Vicar £50 win @ 18/1......................(50)
Synchronised £100 win @ 11/1.................(100)
P'tit Fute £50 win @ 12/1.....................(50)
Blue Shark £50 win @ 25/1.....................(50)
Don't Push It £50 win @ 7/1...................(50)
Imperial Commander £50 win @ 6/1..............300
Tidal Bay £50 win @ 7/1.......................(50)
Big Bucks £50 win @ 13/2......................325
Punchestowns £50 win @ 7/2....................(50)
Ping Pong Sivola £100 win @ 11/1.............(100)
Or Bleu £50 win @ 18/1........................(50)
Oceanos Des Orbeaux £50 win @ 22/1............(50)
Buck The Legend £50 win @ 25/1...............(50)
Le Toscan £100 win @ 28/1....................(100)
Warpath £50 win @ 50/1........................(50)
Pretty Star £50 win @ 28/1....................(50)
Openide £50 win @ 33/1........................(50)
Three Mirrors £100 win @ 9/1.................(100)
Punchestowns to beat Big Bucks £150 @ 1.7....(150)
Appleouse £100 win @ 5/1.....................(100)
Slash and Burn £100 win @ 28.12 on bf........(100)
Pretty Star £150 win @ 25/1..................(150)
Bowleaze £100 win @ 25/1.....................(100)
Tidal Bay £100 win @ 7/1.....................(100)
Voy Por Ustedes £100 win @ 11/10.............(100)
Kasbah Bliss £100 win @ 5/4..................(100)
Kia Kaha £50 win @ 13/2.......................(50)
Heathcliff £50 win @ 40/1.....................(50)
Synchronised £50 win @ 10/1...................(50)
P'tit Flute £50 win @ 10/1....................(50)
Perce Rock £50 win @ 8/1......................(50)
Voy Por Ustedes / Kasbah Bliss £200 dbl......(200)
Ballydub £35 @ 9.2............................(35)
Middleton Dene £25 @ 55.......................(25)
Raslan £25 @ 100..............................(25)
Foreman £25 win @ 60..........................(25)
Irish Raptor £50 win @ 8/1....................(50)

Loss on day £2635

Final Countdown

Absolutely gutted by that last result.

Need a break before I come back and update - dropped about 2700 today I think.

4.40 Cheltenham

Just one race to go and I'm about £1600 down on the day at the moment. Plenty of chances in the last, and at huge prices as well, but I will go behind on the three days if I can't find the winner here.


Bets

Le Toscan £100 win @ 28/1
Warpath £50 win @ 50/1
Pretty Star £50 win @ 28/1
Openide £50 win @ 33/1
Poker de Sivola £50 e/w @ 14/1 - antepost
Aggie's Lad £50 win @ 10/1
Brooklyn Breeze £50 win @ 48 on bf
Bowleaze £100 win @ 25/1
Poker de Sivola £100 win @ 9/2
Alexander The Great £89.25 win @ 14/1, £11.75 win @ 12/1
Pretty Star £150 win @ 25/1
Bowleaze £100 win @ 20/1
Irish Raptor £50 win @ 16/1

£1050 staked


cannot believe that, Pretty Star finishes second to Character Building - winner travelled like a dream to be fair. Absolutely gutted there as the second gets me £5000.

Aaarrrrgggghhhh !!!

4.0 Cheltenham

The SLH all weather horse goes at 3.45, so I'll dip out of RUK's Cheltenham coverage to watch that.

As far as the next festival race goes, got a few shots at the jackpot, Or Bleu, Pop or Silverburn would be perfect, although Three Mirrors and Akilak wouldn't be bad either !


Bets

Ping Pong Sivola £100 win @ 11/1
Or Bleu £150 win @ 18/1
Oceanos Des Obeaux £50 win @ 22/1
Buck The Legend £50 win @ 25/1
Notable D'estruval £50 e/w @ 14/1 - antepost
Three Mirrors £150 win @ 9/1
Pop £50 win @ 80 on Betfair
Akilak £100 win @ 20/1
Silverburn £62.50 win @ 40/1
Silverburn £37.50 win @ 33/1
Perce Rock £50 win @ 8/1

£900 staked


Brutal race and a nightmare for me as 33/1 shot Something Wells beats his stablemate Ping Pong Sivola, given an agressive ride, into second place with Notable D'estruval in third and Three Mirrors fourth. So got the 2nd, 3rd and 4th there but drop £675 on the race.

Loss on race £675

3.20 Cheltenham

The World Hurdle now and over to Kasbah Bliss.

Obviously no good to me now should he win, although I've had £100 on him. A very interesting one at a huge price and I've deviated from my staking plan. Also played it on Betfair and I've got a risk free bet on it and I've left an in-running bet on it at a short price in case it runs a stormer.


Bets

Kasbah Bliss £100 win @ 5/4
Big Bucks £50 win @ 13/2
Big Bucks £100 win @ 6/1
Punchestowns £150 win @ 7/2
Shakervilz £50 e/w @ 80/1
Shakervilz £100 back @ 140 on Betfair
Shakervilz £100 lay @ 88.96 on Betfair
Shakervilz £500 lay @ 4.3 in running
Match Bet Punchestowns to beat Big Bucks £150 @ 1.7 *** update, now matched ***

£650 staked


Kasbah Bliss is eclipsed and can only finish fourth as Big Bucks takes the race, staying on past Punchestowns with Powerstation back in third. Shakervilz ran a good race but was never going to get my in running bet matched, traded as low as 60 ! A decent return on the race for me, wasn't expecting too much to be honest, still a fair bit down on the day, but plenty of bullets to fire in the last two.

Profit on race £425

2.40 Cheltenham

On to the Ryanair chase where Voy Por Ustedes is the hot favourite. Obviously not much mileage in backing him at just over evens although put up by two of my services and so I've had a £100 on it, also had a £200 win double with Kasbah Bliss, again put up by two of the services.

Gwanako or Tidal Bay are the preferred winners for me.



Bets


Voy Por Ustedes £100 win @ 11/10
Imperial Commander £50 win @ 6/1
Tidal Bay £250 win @ 7/1
Gwanako £50 e/w @ 40/1 - ante-post
Our Vic £100 win @ 15/2
Monets Garden £30 win @ 20/1


£630 staked


Also

Voy Por Ustedes / Kasbah Bliss £200 win double



Imperial Commander puts in a gutsy performance to take the Ryanair from Voy Por Ustedes, who was nearly on the floor 4 out, didn't jump well anyway - Schindlers Hunt back in third.

Managed to find the winner but a losing race overall, will settle the losing double here at this point also.

Loss on race £480

2.05 Cheltenham

Good to get the day off to a positive start, plenty to go at in the next as well. Galient would be a great result - not only in this race but as the first leg of two each way doubles.


Bets

Synchronised £100 win @ 11/1
P'Tit Fute £50 win @ 12/1
P'Tit Fute £50 win @ 10/1
Blue Shark £50 win @ 25/1
Blue Shark £50 e/w @ 25/1 ante-post
Don't Push It £50 win @ 7/1
Galient £50 win @ 20/1
Galient £100 win @ 18/1
Scriptwriter £100 win @ 14/1
Heathcliff £50 win @ 40/1
Synchronised £50 win @ 10/1
Ballydub £35 @ 9.2 on bf
Middleton Dene £25 win @ 55 on bf
Razlan £25 win @ 100 on bf
Foreman £25 win @ 60 on bf

£860 staked


also

Galient / Three Mirrors (4.0) £50 e/w double
Galient / Bowleaze (4.40) £50 e/w double

settle later




Well no good there, as none of mine got involved in the finish as Kayf Aramis beats Buena Vista with Pennek third and The Sliotar back in fourth. Galient jumped the second last in second but it's a long way home from there and he faded out of it.

Loss on race £860

Here we go again

Right all the business is done now, it's over to the horses

Hell of a lot of big price tips today, would be great to get one or two of them over the line. Astrador or Slash and Burn would be the best result in the first.

Good luck everyone.



Race 1 Bets


Astrador £100 win @ 25/1
Isn't That Lucky £50 win @ 12/1
Chapoturgeon £50 e/w @ 10/1 ante-post
Chapoturgeon £50 win @ 7/1
The Vicar £50 win @ 18/1
Naiad Du Misselot £50 win @ 9/1
Aurora's Encore £17.50 @ 28/1, £32.50 @ 32 betfair
Northern Alliance £100 win @ 15/2
Tranquil Sea £62.50 win @ 10/1, £37.50 win @ 9/1
Slash and Burn £100 win @ 28.12 on Betfair
Kia Kaha £50 win @ 13/2

£800 staked


also e/w double
Tranquil Sea / Or Bleu (4.0)

settle later


Well Chapoturgeon produces an excellent performance and goes on to score decisively at 8/1. Isn't That Lucky is second, just in front of Crescent Island and Northern Alliance Back in 4th. Straw Bear ran well to finish fifth, didn''t quite get home by the looks of it.

Profit on race £375

Update

Coming up to 12 noon and just the phone messages to get now from Optimum and SLH.

Already laid out just under £5000 of bets, some very big prices today and three each way doubles which could net some serious cash were things to fall in place.

Of course, nothing can be taken for granted at Cheltenham and it could all come crashing down but I've had a very good week so far and remain confident that the run can be maintained.

Back just after 1 with my bets for the opening race.

Morning

Day three and all is quiet so far.

Felt a bit tired when I got up this morning, but a hot shower has got me started and I feel great now and ready for the day ahead.

Got the Paul Jones bets on last night, still waiting for the first e-mail of the day. Time to get some breakfast I think, back later.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Scores on the doors

Wednesday 11 March


Well that was some day again, about £6000 laid out in bets and a decent profit of £1300 on the day. Still a long way to go yet and there's plenty that can go wrong but it's looking pretty good so far.

Here's the full list of today's results and bets placed. Paul Jones overnights will be with me shortly and so off I go again.

Again, plenty of comments during the day which are all much appreciated. You all seem to be enjoying this as much as me and we're only half way through !



Bets Advised


Paul Jones Ante Post

Forest Leaves e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Karabak 50 e/w @ 6/1 - 2ND (SP 4/1)
Cooldine 50 e/w @ 14/1 - WON (SP 9/4)
Lightning Strike £50 e/w @ 40/1 - LOST (SP 28/1)
Big Zeb (w/o Master Minded) £50 e/w @ 5/1 - FELL
Ambobo £50 e/w @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
Nictory Vote £100 win @ 8/1 (nrnb) - NON RUNNER, STAKE RETURNED
Ronaldo Des Mottes £50 e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 11/1)
Balzaccio £50 e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)


Paul Jones - Weatherby's Betting Guide Overnight Updates

1.30 Forest Leaves, Coe, Can't Buy Time, Kornati Kid - LF4L
2.05 Karabak, Mikael D'Haguenet, Knockara Beau - 2W5
2.40 Cooldine, Killyglen, Massini's Maguire - WL3
3.20 -
4.0 Gee Dee Nen, Ninetieth Minute, Great Endeavour, Ambobo, Psycho - LWLLL
4.40 Ronaldo Des Mottes, Miss Sarenne, Amore Mio - LLL
5.15 Quel Esprit, Gagewell Flyer, Rite Of Passage, Shinrock Paddy - 4L3L


Tipping Legends

Can't Buy Time 1pt win @ 9/2 - LOST (SP 4/1)
Parson's Pistol 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)
Hennessy 0.5 pts e/w @ 40/1 - 5TH (SP 33/1)
Mikael D'Haguenet 1pt win @ 7/2 - WON (SP 5/2)
Knockara Beau 0.5 pts e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Cooldine 3ps win @ 4/1 - WON (SP 9/4)
Petit Robin (w/o fav) 1pt e/w @ 11/2 - 2ND IN THIS MARKET
Larkwing 0.5 pts e/w @ 50/1 - LOST (SP 22/1)
Great Endeavour 1pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Silk Affair 1pt e/w @ 14/1 - WON (SP 11/1)
Mr Thriller 0.5 pts e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Amore Mio 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Gagewell Flyer 0.5 pts e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Henry King 0.5 pts e/w @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)
Silk Affair / Great Endeavour 0.5 pts e/w double - WL
Mr Thriller / Hennessy 0.5 pts e/w double - LL


The Form Analyst

Nine De Sivola 0.5 pts e/w @ 14/1 - 3RD (SP 16/1)
Quewetwo 0.5 pts e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)
Cooldine 3pts win @ 7/2 - WON (SP 9/4)
Killyglen 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
Petit Robin (w/o fav) 1pt e/w @ 11/2 - 2ND IN THIS MARKET
Briareus (w/o fav) 1pt e/w @ 13/2 - LOST (FELL LAST WHEN 3RD IN THIS MARKET)
Pause and Clause 1pt win @ 11/1 - 3RD (SP 9/1)
Gee Dee Nen 0.5 pts e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)
Bruslini 1pt e/w @ 33/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)
Higgy's Boy 0.5 pts e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
Henry King 0.5 pts e/w @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)


Mathemitician

Account Bet - £100 advised (5 points on my plan / £50 per point)

Split Stake
Pangbourne £20 e/w @ 33/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)
Kornati King £40 win @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)
Parsons Pistol £20 win @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)


Selection
Rite Of Passage e/w @ 5/1 - 3RD (SP 5/2)


Cheltenham Advice
Knockara Beau e/w @ 20/1 - 5TH (SP 14/1)
China Rock win @ 33/1 - 4TH (SP 25/1)
Casey Jones e/w @ 16/1 - 5TH (SP 16/1)
Massini's Maguire win @ 12/1 -3RD (SP 10/1)
Ambobo win @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
Ninetieth Minute win @ 16/1 - WON (SP 14/1)
Psycho win @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)
Mr Thriller win @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Amore Mio win @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Alexander Severus place @ evens - 4TH



SLH A/W

Great Knight win @ 7/2 - LOST (SP 5/1)


SLH Private

Petit Robin 1pt e/w @ 14/1 - 3RD (SP 16/1)


Other Bets Placed on day

2 x 25 e/w trebles on Hennessy, Great Endeavour and Mr Thriller/Silk Affair
£50 win on Petit Robin (re SLH tip)
Gone To Lunch £50 place bet (re P Jones e-mail suggestion)
Twist Magic £50 e/w @ 22/1 - Isiris ante-post bet not placed at the time.



Bets Placed

Forest Leaves £50 e/w @ 12/1................(100)
Karabak £50 e/w @ 6/1.........................25
Cooldine £50 e/w @ 14/1......................875
Lightning Strike £50 e/w @ 40/1.............(100)
Big Zeb £50 e/w @ 14/1......................(100)
Ambobo £50 e/w @ 25/1.......................(100)
Ronaldo Des Mottes £50 e/w @ 12/1...........(100)
Balzaccio £50 e/w @ 16/1....................(100)
Forest Leaves £25 win @ 12/1.................(25)
Forest Leaves £75 win @ 13.5 (bf)............(75)
Coe £20 win @ 10/1...........................(20)
Coe £30 win @ 11 on Betfair..................(30)
Can't Buy Time £50 win @ 5/1.................(50)
Kornati Kid £50 win @ 8/1....................(50)
Karabak £100 win @ 7/2......................(100)
Mikael D'Haguenet £50 win @ 7/2..............175
Knockara Beau £50 win @ 20/1.................(50)
Cooldine £100 win @ 4/1......................400
Killyglen £50 win @ 14/1.....................(50)
Massini's Maguire £50 win @ 12/1.............(50)
Gee Dee Nen £100 win @ 16.5.................(100)
Ninetieth Minute £50 win @ 16/1..............800
Great Endeavour £50 win @ 12/1...............(50)
Ambobo £50 win @ 11/1........................(50)
Psycho £50 win @ 8/1.........................(50)
Ronaldo Des Mottes £100 win @ 12/1..........(100)
Miss Sarenne £50 win @ 8/1...................(50)
Amore Mio £50 win @ 12/1.....................(50)
Quel Esprit £100 win @ 12/1.................(100)
Gagewell Flyer £50 win @ 18.5................(50)
Rite Of Passage £50 win @ 5/1................(50)
Shinrock Paddy £50 win @ 14/1................(50)
Can't Buy Time £100 win @ 9/2...............(100)
Parson's Pistol £100 win @ 12/1.............(100)
Hennessy £100 win @ 40/1....................(100)
Mikael D'Haguenet £100 win @ 7/2.............350
Knockara Beau £100 win @ 20/1...............(100)
Cooldine £100 win @ 4/1......................400
Petit Robin (w/o fav) £100 win @ 11/2. .....(100)
Larkwing £100 win @ 40/1....................(100)
Great Endeavour £100 win @ 12/1.............(100)
Silk Affair £100 win @ 14/1.................1400
Mr Thriller £100 win @......................(100)
Amore Mio £100 win @ 12/1...................(100)
Gagewell Flyer £100 win @ 14/1..............(100)
Henry King £100 win @ 25/1..................(100)
Silk Affair / Great Endeavour £50 e/w dbl...(100)
Mr Thriller / Hennessy £50 e/w dbl.........(100)
Nine De Sivola £50 win @ 14/1................(50)
Quewetwo £50 win @ 20/1......................(50)
Cooldine £150 win @ 7/2......................525
Killyglen £50 win @ 14/1.....................(50)
Petit Robin (w/o fav) £100 win @ 11/2.......(100)
Briareus (w/o fav) £100 win @ 13/2..........(100)
Pause and Clause £50 win @ 11/1..............(50)
Gee Dee Nen £50 win @ 21 on BF...............(50)
Bruslini £100 win @ 36.29 on BF.............(100)
Higgy's Boy £50 win @ 14/1...................(50)
Henry King £50 win @ 25/1....................(50)
Pangbourne £100 win @ 33/1..................(100)
Kornati Kid £100 win @ 8/1..................(100)
Parsons Pistol £50 win @ 10/1...............(100)
Rite Of Passage £50 win @ 9/2................(50)
Knockara Beau £50 win @ 20/1.................(50)
China Rock £50 win @ 36.57 BF................(50)
Massini's Maguire £50 win @ 12/1.............(50)
Casey Jones £50 win @ 14/1...................(50)
Ambobo £50 win @ 12/1........................(50)
Ninetieth Minute £50 win @ 18/1..............900
Psycho £50 win @ 9/1.........................(50)
Mr Thriller £50 win @ 14/1...................(50)
Amore Mio £50 win @ 12/1.....................(50)
Great Knight £100 win @ 9/2.................(100)
Petit Robin £50 e/w @ 16/1...................150
2 x £25 e/w trebles.........................(100)
Petit Robin £50 win @ 19.94 BF...............(50)
Gone To Lunch £50 place @ 2.8................(50)
Twist Magic £50 e/w @ 22/1..................(100)

Profit on day £1300

Final Round Up

Pretty good day overall, with just the SLH A/W selection to go in the next at Southwell.

Will put it all together and see how it all stacks up....

5.15 The Bumper

Willie Mullins fields no fewer than eight of the 24 runners here in the last race of day two.

I'm on two of them with Gagewell Flyer the preferred option of his as far as I'm concerned. The jackpot horse here is Henry King, although I'll take any return to round off a good day.

Minimal stakes by my standards this week !!!


Bets

Quel Esprit £100 win @ 12/1
Gagewell Flyer £50 win @ 18.5 Betfair
Gagewell Flyer £100 win @ 14/1
Rite Of Passage £50 win @ 5/1
Rite Of Passage £50 win @ 9/2
Shinrock Paddy £50 win @ 14/1
Henry King £150 win @ 25/1

£550 staked


* Stewart Machin on RUK likes the look of Quel Esprit and Gagewell Flyer in the paddock. Don't know if he's a good judge or not, but I'll take it as a positive.


Wow, how impressive was that !!! Dunguib absolutely hoses up in the bumper. Some Present second and Rite Of Passage third, but really it's all about the winner with the rest nowhere.

Loss on race £550

4.40

Good pick up on the last and plenty to go at in the next to try and keep things forging ahead.


Bets

Nictory Vote £100 win @ 8/1 - ante-post NRNB (non runner, stake returned)
Ronaldo Des Mottes £50 e/w @ 12/1 ante-post
Balzaccio £50 e/w @ 16/1 ante-post
Ronaldo Des Mottes £100 win @ 12/1
Miss Sarenne £50 win @ 8/1
Amore Mio £200 win @ 12/1
Bruslini £100 win @ 36.29 on Betfair
Higgy's Boy £50 win @ 14/1
Mr Thriller £150 win @ 14/1
Silk Affair £100 win @ 14/1

£950 staked



Silk Affair wins from Ski Sunday with Saticon third and the favourite Alexander Severus only fourth having travelled very strongly for much of the race (traded as low as 1.5 in running).

Profit on race £550

4.0 Cheltenham

Very disappointed with that last race, but what can you do.

On to the next, this should be fun !


Ambobo £50 e/w @ 25/1 ante-post
Gee Dee Nen £100 win @ 16.5 on Betfair
Ninetieth Minute £50 win @ 16/1
Great Endeavour £150 win @ 12/1
Ambobo £50 win @ 11/1
Ambobo £50 win @ 12/1
Psycho £50 win @ 8/1
Pause and Clause £50 win @ 11/1
Gee Dee Nen £50 win @ 21 on Betfair
Ninetieth Minute £50 win @ 18/1
Larkwing £100 win @ 40/1
Psycho £50 win @ 9/1

£850 staked


Also

Great Endeavour / Silk Affair (4.40) £50 e/w double
to settle later


Back on track again with Ninetieth Minute staying on up the hill from Mirage Dore, Pause and Clause and Star Of Angels in 4th. The each way double is sunk but it's another profitable race for me.

Profit on race £950

3.20 Cheltenham

Well what a great performance that was, personally delighted of course but I love this sport and it's a joy to see things like that.

The expectation is that we will see something similar in the next from Master Minded.

Nothing for me on him of course at that price, but played on the without the favourite markets and a couple of each ways, plus a win bet on Petit Robin to keep my staking plan honest !



Bets

Big Zeb e/w @ 14/1 - ante-post (nb the advice here was Big Zeb to win in the without Master Minded market, but the 5/1 didn't last so took this as an alternative)

Petit Robin (w/o fav) £200 @ 11/2
Briareus (w/o fav) £100 win @ 6/1
Petit Robin £50 e/w @ 16/1
Petit Robin £50 win @ 19.94 on Betfair
Twist Magic £50 e/w @ 22/1

£650 staked


Master Minded duly wins as expected but Well Chief is a nightmare for me as he takes second on the run in ahead of Petit Robin who finishes third. A £1300 swing against me there.

Loss on race £300

2.40 Cheltenham

Cooldine looks to be the one here, put up as a maximum bet by two of my services also backed it ante-post and gone in again on the overnights.

If not Cooldine, then Lightning Strike, Killyglen and Massini's Maguire would be the choice.



Bets

Cooldine 50 e/w @ 14/1 - ante-post
Lightning Strike 50 e/w @ 40/1 - ante-post
Cooldine £200 win @ 4/1
Cooldine £150 win @ 7/2
Killyglen £100 win @ 14/1
Massini's Maguire £100 win @ 12/1
Casey Jones £50 win @ 14/1
Gone To Lunch £50 place @ 2.8


£850 staked


Cooldine a brilliant winner at 9/4 from the big outsider Horner Woods in second with Massini's Maguire back in third. Carruthers blazed the trail out in front, eventually finished fourth after trying to take the third last fence home with him.

Profit on race £1800

2.05 Cheltenham

In contrast to yesterday a disappointing start to the day.

However a long way to go yet, onto the second where Knockara Beau is the jackpot horse. Few others hit the spot as well.



Bets

Karabak 50 e/w @ 6/1 ante-post
Karabak 100 win @ 7/2
Mikael D'Haguenet £150 win @ 7/2
Knockara Beau £200 win @ 20/1
Quewetwo £50 win @ 20/1
China Rock £50 win @ 36.57 on betfair

£650 staked


Mikael D'Haguenet wins from Karabak with Diamond Harry in third. Knockara Beau and China Rock briefly threatened as they turned for home but couldn't find anymore up the hill finished 5th and 4th respectively.


Profit on race £150

First Race 1.30

Nice steady start to the day !!!

The best possible result would be Hennessy, which would be the first leg of a life changing bet were it to come in. Well I can dream for another 20 minutes at least.

Pangbourne would also be a great result, as would Forest Leaves.



My bets

Forest Leaves 50 e/w @ 12/1 - ante-post
Forest Leaves 25 win @ 12/1, 75 win @ 13.5 on Betfair (r4 applies)
Can't Buy Time 50 win @ 5/1 (r4)
Kornati Kid 50 win @ 8/1 (r4)
Nine De Sivola £50 win @ 14/1
Pangbourne £100 win @ 33/1
Kornati Kid £100 win @ 8/1
Pasons Pistol £50 win @ 10/1
Can't Buy Time £100 win @ 9/2
Parson's Pistol £100 win @ 12/1
Hennessy £100 win @ 40/1
Coe £50 win @ 10/1


Staked £950


Also

Hennessy / Mr Thriller (4.40) £50 e/w double
Hennessy / Great Endeavour (4.0) / Mr Thriller, Silk Affair (4.40) 2 x £25 e/w trebles

to settle later.


Poor start to the afternoon for me with Tricky Trickster winning at 11/1 from Drumconvis and Nine De Sivola. Hennessy runs a good race and finishes fifth - one place out of the money with the enhanced place terms.

Loss on race £950

Ready for battle

Just under an hour to go now until the first race - just the call to SLH to make at 1pm and then I'll have everything in place.

Better organised today, yesterday everything seemed to happen in a bit of a rush but all sorted early today. It helped with the Tipping Legends selections coming in early, plus I put all the Paul Jones overnight selections on last night.

Wichita Lineman doesn't run in the first, as expected, and there will be a rule 4 on my earlier bets.

Other non-runners at Cheltenham are Altihar in the Coral Cup (4.0), and both Love and Glory and Simarian miss the Fred Winter (4.40). All the other stand their ground at the moment.

Back in about half an hour with my plays in the first.

Morning

Good morning.

Already been busy today as the Tipping Legends e-mail has arrived early. 15 selections plus a couple of each way doubles - got them all on already.

Add in the Paul Jones ante-posts and overnights and it's going to be another crazy day.

Going to have a cooked breakfast now, and then I'll be staring at the screen for the rest of the day.

Great feedback from yesterday's blog which was much appreciated - hope you can join me later on.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Time to add it all up

Tuesday 10 March


Hope you've enjoyed the live blog this afternoon, I've certainly enjoyed doing it and it'll be here for the rest of the week.

Right this is going to take a while so bear with me......



Bets Advised


The Form Analyst

Torphicen 2pts win @ 11/2 -LOST (SP 7/1)
Red Moloney 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 11/1)
Shoreacres 0.5 pts e/w @ 33/1 - LOST (SP 25/1)
Calgary Bay 1pt e/w @ 11/2 - LOST (SP 15/2)
Possol 1pt e/w @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)
Osana 1pt e/w @ 11/1 - LOST (SP 13/2)
Whiteoak 0.5 pts e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Drombeag 1pt e/w @ 10/1 - 3RD (SP 7/1)
Chomba Womba 1pt e/w @ 13/2 - LOST (SP 6/1)
United 1.5 pts e/w @ 4/1 - 2ND (SP 10/3)



Tipping Legends

Go Native 0.5 pts e/w @ 11/1 - WON (SP 12/1)
Medermit 0.5 pts e/w @ 14/1 - 2ND (SP 12/1)
Tatenen 1pt win @ 4/1 - LOST (SP 4/1)
Made In Taipan 1 pt e/w @ 25/1 - 4TH (SP 20/1) - 4 places with Hills, Skybet
Cailin Alainn 1pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 13/2)
Possol 0.5 pts e/w @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)
Nenuphar Collonges 0.5 pts e/w @ 20/1 - 3RD (SP 17/2)
Ashkazar 1pt e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Whiteoak 0.5 pts e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Garde Champetre 1.5 pts e/w @ 4/1 - WON (SP 7/2)
United 2pts win @ 4/1 - 2ND (SP 10/3)
Carole's Legacy 0.5 pts e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
e/w double Made In Taipan and Nenuphar Collonges 4th / 3rd - winner with Hills, Skybet.



Paul Jones Ante-Post Service

Ainama e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Go Native e/w @ 14/1 -WON (SP 12/1)
Calgary Bay e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 15/2)
Maljimar e/w @ 33/1 - 2ND (SP 14/1)
Wind Instrument e/w @ 40/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Ashkazar e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Punjabi e/w 10/1 (without Binocular) - WON
Won In The Dark, best Irish in Ch Hurdle - LOST


Maths

Selections
Binocular / L'ami each way double (both 9/4), 3RD (SP 6/4) / 2ND (SP 7/4)


Cheltenham Advice
Red Moloney win bet @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 11/1)
Go Native win bet @ 12/1 - WON (SP 12/1)
Cousin Vinny place bet @ 11/10 - LOST
Kalahari King win bet @ 14/1 - 2ND (SP 8/1)
Calgary Bay place bet @ 15/8 - LOST
Wichita Lineman win bet @ 7/1 - WON (SP 5/1)
Tot O'Whiskey place bet @ 5/1 - LOST
Binocular / Osana - forecast - 3RD / LOST
Binocular / Celestial Halo - forecast - 3RD / 2ND
L'ami win bet @ 9/4 - 2ND (SP 7/4)
Dix Villez place bet @ 11/8 - LOST
Quevega win bet @ 3/1 - WON (SP 2/1)



Paul Jones Cheltenham Betting Guide - overnight update

**these are not tips as such, a shortlist of suggested horses which fit trends, profiles etc. First horse named is usually the strongest and I had £100 on each of these, the rest I had £50 on

1.30 Torpichen, Kempes, Red Moloney, Aachen (non runner) - LLL
2.05 Tatenen, Calgary Bay, Tartak - LLL
2.40 Possol, Patsy Hall, Wind Instrument, Reveillez, Cailin Alainn - LLLLL
3.20 Binocular, Ashkazar, Celestial Halo, Sentry Duty - 3L2L
4.0 L'ami, Garde Champetre, Drombeag - 213
4.40 Quevega, Oscar Rebel, United - 1L2


Optimum Racing

Calgary Bay 2pts win, 1pt place @ 10/1 - ante-post - LOST (SP 15/2)
Possol 2pts e/w @ 11/1 - ante-post - LOST (SP 7/1)


SLH Private

Bulas Boy 1pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 15/2)
Tarabaloo 2pts win @ 5/1 - 2ND (SP 7/1)


SLH Exchange

Smartie Party 3pt back at min 3.0
Smartie Party 3pt lay i/r at min 2.0 - WON


SLH A/W

Mr Chocolate Drop win bet @ 5/1 - 2ND (SP 4/1)



Other Bets

(not offical bets, a suggestion by P Jones on his ante-post e-mail)

Garde Champetre, L'ami, Dix Villez, reverse forecasts and tricasts - 12L



Bets Placed

Torphicen £100 win @ 11/2..................(100)
Red Moloney £50 win @ 12/1..................(50)
Shoreacres £50 win @ 40/1...................(50)
Calgary Bay £100 win @ 6/1.................(100)
Possol £100 win @ 9/1......................(100)
Osana £100 win @ 11/1......................(100)
Whiteoak £50 win @ 18/1.....................(50)
Drombeag £100 win @ 12/1 - 14/1............(100)
Chomba Womba £100 win @ 15/2...............(100)
United £150 win @ 9/2......................(150)
Go Native £100 win @ 12/1..................1200
Medermit £100 win @ 14/1...................(100)
Tatenen £100 win @ 4/1.....................(100)
Made In Taipan £100 win @ 25/1.............(100)
Cailin Alainn £100 win @ 14/1..............(100)
Nenuphar Collonges £100 win @ 18/1 -20/1...(100)
Possol £100 win @ 9/1......................(100)
Ashkazar £100 win @ 20/1...................(100)
Whiteoak £100 win @ 16/1...................(100)
Garde Champetre £100 win @ 4/1..............400
United £100 win @ 9/2......................(100)
Carole's Legacy £100 win @ 14/1 - 16/1.....(100)
Ainama £50 e/w @ 12/1......................(100)
Go Native £50 e/w @ 14/1....................875
Calgary Bay £50 e/w @ 10/1.................(100)
Maljimar £50 e/w @ 33/1.....................362
Wind Instrument £50 e/w @ 40/1.............(100)
Ashkazar £50 e/w @ 20/1....................(100)
Punjabi £50 e/w @ £10/1 (w/o Binocular).....625
Won In The Dark - best Irish Ch Hdl.........(66)
Binocular / L'ami £50 e/w double.............12
Red Moloney £50 win @ 12/1..................(50)
Go Native £50 win @ 12/1....................600
Cousin Vinny £50 place @ 2.1................(50)
Kalahari King £50 win @ 14/1................(50)
Calgary Bay £50 win @ 2.9...................(50)
Wichita Lineman £50 win @ 6/1 (10p R4)......270
Tot O'Whiskey £50 place @ 6.2...............(50)
Binocular / Osana £50 forecast..............(50)
Binocular / Celestial Halo £50 forecast.....(50)
L'ami £50 win @ 9/4.........................(50)
Dix Villez £50 place @ 2.52.................(50)
Quevega £50 win @ 3/1.......................150
Torpichen £100 win @ 11/2..................(100)
Kempes £50 win @ 12/1.......................(50)
Red Moloney £50 win @ 15.5 Betfair..........(50)
Tatenen £100 win @ 4/1.....................(100)
Calgary Bay £50 win @ 6/1...................(50)
Tartak £50 win @ 12/1.......................(50)
Possol £48 win @ 9/1........................(48)
Possol £52 win @ 10.5.......................(52)
Patsy Hall £50 win @ 11/1...................(50)
Wind Instrument £50 win @ 33/1..............(50)
Reveillez £50 win @ 47.69 on Betfair........(50)
Cailin Alainn £50 win @ 12/1................(50)
Binocular £100 win @ 7/4...................(100)
Ashkazar £50 win @ 20/1.....................(50)
Celestial Halo £50 win @ 9/1................(50)
Sentry Duty £50 win @ 28/1..................(50)
L'ami £100 won @ 9/4.......................(100)
Garde Champetre £50 win @ 7/2...............175
Drombeag £50 win @ 12/1.....................(50)
Quevega £100 win @ 11/4.....................275
Oscar Rebel £50 win @ 12/1..................(50)
United £50 win @ 9/2........................(50)
Calgary Bay £50 e/w @ 8/1..................(100)
Possol £50 e/w @ 11/1......................(100)
Bulas Boy £100 win @ 14/1..................(100)
Tarabaloo £100 win @ 5/1...................(100)
Smartie Party £150 back at 3.1...............315
Smartie Party £150 lay at 2.02..............(153)
Commission...................................(8)
Mr Chocolate Drop £100 win @ 5/1............(100)
Garde Champetre, L'ami, Dix Villez (r/f's)...78
Garde Champetre, L'ami, Dix Villez (tri's)..(120)

Profit on day £756


Well I think that's everything !

So a healthy profit on the day, but Maljimar was a sore one - undone by a brilliant ride by McCoy on Wichita Lineman. No doubt I will have to watch that over and over again this week. Kalahari King was beaten just a short head in the Arkle and there was that each way double which I could have had.

But I'm happy with the start to the festival, it's the hardest meeting of the year and so much can swing on fine margins. Can't wait for tomorrow.