Thursday, 16 April 2009

Not the best

Thursday 16 April


After the amazing results of last week, it was always likely that this week would prove something of a letdown and so it has proved so far, with only Brouhaha finishing in front, another winner for SLH's all weather service in the very last race of the day.

My personal bets and trades couldn't add to the success of yesterday, and I dropped enough here today as well - although the day wasn't without it's moments.

In the 4.55 at Ripon I had a rather long "short-list" of eight horses, which I narrowed down to 5 by the off. For some reason I didn't do the forecasts as I had yesterday and just did the combination tricasts.

As luck would have it I managed to find the first, second, fourth and fifth - but didn't have the third, Pickering, which won for me last week at 14/1. The forecast paid £134.11 and the tricast £1130.73 !! Ah well.

Harbour Blues getting beaten a nose at Wolves rounded things off on the personal bets, so hoping for better fortune tomorrow.

William Hill have showed themselves to be a joke firm now, who deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as BetFred and Sporting Bet.

Asked for £100 today on the phone on Fire and Rain at the top price of 4/1. First call through was referred and then I was cut off, tried again - referred again and offered £25 to win @ 4/1. As it turned out the horse was a non-runner but it's just riduculous now.

Reading the Betfair forum today, it seems they are doing it plenty of others at the minute, altough the thread looks to have been deleted now. Had it pulled have we girls - wonder why ?



Bets Advised


SLH Private

Irish Guard 1pt win @ min 8/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)
Caoba 3pts win @ min 10/3 - 3RD (SP 10/3)


SLH A/W

Brouhaha win bet @ min 9/4 - WON (SP 7/4)



Tipping Legends

Argento Luna 1pt win @ 7/2 - LOST (SP 3/1)
Gala Evening 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - 4TH (SP 11/1)
Prohibit 1 pt e/w @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)


Nose Ahead

Hivikos 1pt e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 5/1)
Pacific Pride 0.5 pts win @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Earlsmedic 0.5 pts win @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)



Bets Placed

Irish Guard £100 win @ 12/1.............(100)
Caoba £100 win @ 4/1....................(100)
Brouhaha £72 win @ 11/4..................198
Brouhaha £28 win @ 5/2....................70
Argento Luna £100 win @ 3/1.............(100)
Gala Evening £100 win @ 12/1............(100)
Prohibit £100 win @ 8/1.................(100)
Hivikos £50 e/w @ 14/1..................(100)
Pacific Pride £50 win @ 12/1.............(50)
Earlsmedic £50 win @ 10/1................(50)
Personal bets and trades................(465)

Loss on day £897

2 comments:

David said...

jp why would betfair withdraw the posts regarding william hill?are they going the way of the racing post.

JP said...

Hi David,

It wasn't deleted to be fair, looks like it just fell off the bottome. Gone again this morning though so someone may bring it back up later.