Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Profitable end to the month

Tuesday 30 June


Chris, The Form Guru has been having a thin time of it this month but a couple of good winners today has put a bit of gloss on things. Still a losing month for the service though.

SLH played on both his mainline and exchange services, and although he managed a big priced second place - it was a losing night for him.

The only other action on a pretty quiet day came from Noseahead, who advised Eleanor Eloise (unplaced) at Brighton.

Overall, a small profit on the day and June finishes with me showing a profit of £5,092 on the month which is obviously very pleasing. Just shy of £25,000 for the first half of the year and I'm delighted with that.




Bets Advised


SLH Private

Split The Wind 2pts e/w @ 5/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)
Flashy Sir 1 pt e/w @ min 14/1 - 2ND (SP 9/1)


SLH Exchange

Pacha Doudairies 2pt back @ min 2.65 - LOST


Nose Ahead

Eleanor Eloise 1pt win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)


Chris, The Form Guru

Perfect Class 2pts win @ 9/2 - LOST (SP 4/1)
Sharp Sovereign 2pts win @ 11/2 - LOST (SP 6/1)
Cavendish Road 2pts win @ 6/1 - WON (SP 9/2)
Not Now Lewis 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - WON (SP 14/1)



Bets Placed

Split The Wind £200 e/w @ 11/2..................(400)
Flashy Sir £100 e/w @ 16/1 - 20/1................260
Pacha Doudaries £200 back @ 2.66................(200)
Eleanor Eloise £100 win @ 8/1 - 9/1.............(100)
Perfect Class £50 win @ 4/1......................(50)
Sharp Sovereign £50 win @ 11/2...................(50)
Cavendish Road £50 win @ 6/1.....................300
Not Now Lewis £25 e/w @ 11/1 (bog)...............437

Profit on day £197

Monday, 29 June 2009

Quiet first day

Monday 29 June


Nothing much to report on my first day back in action, with no returns from 5 bets.

Struggled with the prices again today, my own fault though as I left the laptop at home and so just stayed with Bet365.

I will post up and reply to comments left over the last week tomorrow, but my main priority today was to get things up to date.



Bets Advised


SLH A/W

The Graig e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)


Maths Selection

Solas Alainn win @ 7/4 - 3RD (SP 11/8)


Chris, The Form Guru

Nut Hand 1 pt e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Course De Diamente 2pts win @ 5/1 - LOST (SP 5/1)
Grand Diamond 2pts win @ 11/2 - LOST (SP 9/2)



Bets Placed

The Graig £50 e/w @ 16/1........................(100)
Solas Alainn £100 win @ 13/8....................(100)
Nut Hand £25 e/w @ 12/1..........................(50)
Course De Diamente £50 win @ 4/1.................(50)
Grand Diamond £50 win @ 11/2.....................(50)

Loss on day £350

Profit and Loss w/e 28/06/09

No bets this week, but an update of the profits to advised stakes at the halfway point of the year.

Reckon I would have lost about £3300 over the eight days had I been betting, so a good time to take a break.

The golf salvaged something on the week, and it could have been so much better of course - Goosen traded odds on in running I've read elsewhere, not sure how close Moore and Mahan got during the tournament but they both ran good.




Results to advised stakes / prices for week


Maths - Account Bets..................0
Maths - Selections....................-3.9
The Form Analyst......................-6.25
SLH Private...........................-2
SLH A/W...............................-2
Equine Investments....................-2.5
Tipping Legends.......................-18.5
Tipping Legends - Golf................+15.75
Making It Pay.........................-7.2
Nose Ahead............................-8.5
theformguru.com.......................+0.5
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail).........-25
High Class Equine.....................+5



Results to advised stakes / prices YTD

Maths - Account Bets...................+6.25
Maths - Selections.....................+16.77
The Form Analyst.......................+66.24
SLH Private............................+171.87
SLH A/W................................+18.36
Equine Investments.....................+12.45
Tipping Legends........................+19.10
Tipping Legends - Golf.................+37.91
Making It Pay..........................-17.57
Nose Ahead.............................+85.64
theformguru.com........................-3.92
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail)..........-37.93
High Class Equine......................+3.4
Optimum Racing.........................-72.98

Here's several I missed earlier

Here's a full list of all bets advised during the week ended 28 June.

As far as I am aware it is a complete record, but if anyone notices any discrepancies please let me know.



SLH Private

Snake Charmer 1pt e/w @ 14/1 (25/1 - 33/1 avail) - LOST (SP 14/1).
Pulled up lame 3 out when disputing the lead


SLH Exchange

Native City 2pts lay @ max 3.0 - WON
Night Cru 3pts back @ min 1.76 - WON
Same Race -
Roisins Prince 1pt back @ min 5.5 / What's Up Doc 1pt back @ min 3.6 - LOST / WON


SLH A/W

Lochstar win bet @ 3/1 - LOST
Home e/w bet @ 13/2 - LOST


Equine Investments

Highland Storm 1pt win, 0.5 pts e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)
Paraguay 1pt win, 0.5 pts e/w @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Bateleur 1.5 pts win @ 5/2 - WON (SP 7/4)
April Fool 1.5 pts win @ 5/2 - WON (SP 9/4)
Peter Island 1.25 pts win @ 5/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)
Spin Again 1.5 pts win @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 11/2)
Eastern Aria 1pt win @ 7/2 - 2ND (SP 7/4)
Amanda Carter 0.5 pts win @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
Legislate 1.75pts win @ 9/4 - 3RD (SP 6/4)


Tipping Legends

Signor Frasi 0.5 pts e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Sherman McCoy 1pt win @ 5/1 - 2ND (SP 4/1)
Micks Prospect 3pts win @ 5/2 - 3RD (SP 9/4)
Pianoforte 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 - 3RD (SP 9/1)
Moheebb 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 - 4TH (SP 9/1) - 3 places only
Raslan 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 - 2ND (SP 8/1)
Charlie Tipple 1 pt e/w @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 5/1)
Tribe 1pt win @ 3/1 - LOST (SP 7/2)
Baren De Luc 1pt win @ 9/4 - 2ND (SP 7/4)
Galley Slave 0.5 pts e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
The Betchworth Kid 1 pt e/w @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 17/2)
Darnika 1 pt e/w @ 11/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
Snaefell 1pt win @ 7/1 - 2ND (SP 6/1)
Gan Ahmras 1 pt e/w @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Tayman 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Sea Wall 2pts win @ 7/2 - LOST (SP 11/4)


Tipping Legends Golf

Reteif Goosen 1pt win @ 16/1 - 3RD
Hunter Mahan 1pt win @ 14/1 - TIED 4TH
Ryan Moore 1 pt e/w @ 75/1 - TIED 4TH


The Form Analyst

Highland Harvest 1 pt e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
Daaweittza 1 pt e/w @ 7/1 - 2ND (SP 11/2)
Rare Coincidence / Ingleby Princess 1 pt e/w double - LOST (7/2) / 3RD (7/2)
Zabeel Tower 1 pt e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Minority Report 1.5 pts e/w @ 11/2 - LOST (SP 11/1)
Bahamian Ballet 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - 2ND (SP 9/2)


Maths Selections

Red Dagger win bet @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
(Saver Daring Racer 3rd @ 9/2)
Poyle Meg win @ 2/1 - 3RD (SP 11/4)
Bateleur win @ 2/1 - WON (SP 7/4)
Camera Shy win @ 11/10 - WON (SP Evens)
Piccolo Express e/w @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
Compton's Eleven win @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)
(Saver Violent Velocity won @ 3/1)
Resplendent Light win @ 5/1 - LOST (SP 4/1)
Royal Jet / Andhaar e/w double - LOST (15/8) / WON (10/11)


Making It Pay

Foundation Room 1pt e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Sand Repeal 1 pt e/w @ 4/1 - WON (SP 5/2)
Handsome Falcon 1 pt e/w @ 3/1 - LOST (SP 9/4)
Sand Repeal / H Falcon 1 pt e/w dbl - WON/LOST
Atlantic Sport 2pts win @ 5/1 - LOST (SP 11/4)
Hits Only Vic 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Graycliffe 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)


Nose Ahead

Fiefdom 1pt win @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 11/2)
Sir Edwin Landseer 0.5 pts e/w @ 25/1 - 2ND (SP 11/1)
Count Ceprano 1 pt win @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
C Ceprano / Kipchak 0.25 pts e/w dbl - LOST / LOST
Destinys Dream 1 pt e/w @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 18/1)
Ingleby Arch 1 pt win @ 12/1 - 3RD (SP 9/2)
Tajneed 2pts win @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 13/2)
Fromsong 1pt win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
Guilded Warrior 1pt win @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
Fromsong / G Warrior 0.5 pts - LOST / LOST


High Class Equine

Lady Pattern 1 pt e/w @ 4/1 - WON (SP 4/1)


theformguru.com

Seeking The Buck 2pts win @ 13/8 - 2ND (SP Evens)
Penang Princess 2pts win @ 11/4 - WON (SP 7/4)
Bridge Of Gold 1 pt e/w @ 17/2 -4TH (SP 7/1)
Full Toss 1pt win @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)


Chris, The Form Guru

Desert Icon 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 17/2)
Rondeau 2pts win @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)
Heartsease 1 pt e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Prince Valentine 2pts win @ 5/1 - LOST (SP 7/2)
Premier Krug 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)
Ask Jenny 2pts win @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 11/2)
Venir Rouge 2pts win @ 8/1 - WON (SP 7/2)
Russian George 2pts win @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Observatory Star 2pts win @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 13/2)
Golden Penny 1pt win @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Major Magpie 1pt win @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 18/1)
King Fergal 2pts win @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 5/1)
Dazzling Light 2pts win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 13/2)
Avrilo 1 pt e/w @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)
Art Man 2pts win @ 6/1 - 3RD (SP 11/2)
Tajneed 2pts win @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 13/2)
Wells Lyrical 2pts win @ 9/1 - 2ND (SP 15/2)
Electrolyser 1pt win @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
Mystery Star 3pts win @ 4/1 - LOST (SP 3/1)
Best Prospect 3pts win @ 5/1 - 3RD (SP 5/1)
Kindest 3pts win @ 4/1 - LOST (SP 3/1)
Hallingdal 1pt win @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 13/2)








Profit and Loss w/e 21/06/09

Just a quick run down of the figures up to my holiday.



Profit on week £1,330

Profit year to date £24,705



Results by service for week (per my staking plan)


Maths - Account Bets......................0
Maths - Selections......................496
Maths - Bad Horses........................0
The Form Analyst.......................2996
SLH - Private..........................(600)
SLH - Exchange.........................(170)
SLH - A/W..............................(100)
Equine Investments....................(1100)
Tipping Legends.........................529
Tipping Legends (Golf).................(500)
Making It Pay..........................(100)
Nose Ahead..............................(49)
theformguru.com........................(200)
Chris, The Form Guru (I/Rail)............34
High Class Equine.........................0
Optimum Racing.........................(100)
Personal Bets / Trades..................194

Profit on week £1,330



Results by service YTD (per my staking plan)


Maths - Account Bets..................(1250)
Maths - Selections......................966
Maths Bad Horses (Lay)..................710
The Form Analyst.......................3784
SLH - Private........................14,413
SLH - Exchange.........................1361
SLH A/W................................1499
Equine Investments.....................1122
Tipping Legends.......................(3655)
Tipping Legends (Golf).................(728)
Making It Pay..........................(397)
Nose Ahead.............................5193
theformguru.com........................(286)
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail)..........(916)
High Class Equine......................(100)
Paul Jones (a/p) Chel / Aintree........1259
Chel / Aintree others (PJ, Maths etc)..1103
Optimum Racing........................(2442)
Personal Bets and Trades...............3069

Profit year to date £24,705



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Results to advised stakes / prices for week


Maths - Account Bets..................0
Maths - Selections....................+10.83
The Form Analyst......................+28.41
SLH Private...........................-8
SLH A/W...............................-1
Equine Investments....................-11
Tipping Legends.......................+3.29
Tipping Legends - Golf................-5
Making It Pay.........................-2
Nose Ahead............................-1.75
theformguru.com.......................-8
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail).........+1.85
Optimum Racing........................-2
High Class Equine.....................-2



Results to advised stakes / prices YTD

Maths - Account Bets...................+6.25
Maths - Selections.....................+20.67
The Form Analyst.......................+72.49
SLH Private............................+173.87
SLH A/W................................+20.36
Equine Investments.....................+14.95
Tipping Legends........................+37.6
Tipping Legends - Golf.................+22.16
Making It Pay..........................-10.37
Nose Ahead.............................+94.14
theformguru.com........................-4.42
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail)..........-14.93
High Class Equine......................-1.6
Optimum Racing.........................-72.98

Time for an update

Back from a very nice refreshing break and ready to push on again now.

Had my first bets in over a week today (Monday), still got a couple to run so will update today's results later on.

However, first I need to update the blog for results of bets placed on the Saturday of Royal Ascot.

I will also give a full rundown of all bets advised by the various services while I was away - and I think it's fair to say my break was pretty well timed. There were a few close calls again with the golf, and a good profit achieved this past weekend but the big one continues to prove elusive for the time being at least.

Rang the SLH messages during the week to keep my records up to date, but the rest of the tips are texted or e-mailed so collected those on my return (just 247 mails in my inbox last night !).




Saturday 20 June

Proved to be a losing day, although had Cannonball won instead of finishing second, then it would have been a very different story.

Struggled with the advised prices as I knew I would, as I was driving and so was late with the calls and only had the option of betting with Bet365 - no time, or inclination to call elsewhere only to be given the runaround.


Bets Advised


Tipping Legends

Shakespearean 1pt win @ 15/2 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Meglio Ancora 0.5 pts e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Cannonball 2pts win, 0.5 pts place @ 20/1 - 2ND (SP 11/1)
Jimmy Styles 2pts win @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 5/1)
Young Mick 0.5 pts e/w @ 11/1 - 4TH (SP 8/1)
Record Breaker 0.5 pts e/w @ 14/1 - 2ND (SP 14/1)
Amerigo 3pts win @ 3/1 - 3RD (SP 4/1)


The Form Analyst

Glasshoughton 1.5 pts e/w @ 4/1 - 3RD (SP 9/2)


Maths - Selections

Cosmopolitan - win @ 7/4 - WON (SP 6/5)
Carlitos Spirit - win @ 9/2 - WON (SP 15/8)


Nose Ahead

Orpsie Boy 0.5 pts e/w @ 33/1 - LOST (SP 25/1)
Young Mick 1pt win @ 11/1 - 4TH (SP 8/1) - misread text so didn't place this bet
Tyrells Wood 1pt win @ 15/2 - 2ND (SP 9/2)


High Class Equine

Pepper Lane 1pt e/w @ 4/1 - LOST (SP 10/3) - not placed, text arrived after I had stopped for my holiday.


Chris, The Form Guru

Tyfos 1pt e/w @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
Percolator 1 pt e/w @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
Rowayton 2pts win @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 3/1)
Tamagin 1pt e/w @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 25/1)
Striking Spirit 1pt e/w @ 33/1 - LOST (SP 33/1)
Brave Prospector 0.5 pts e/w @ 40/1 - LOST (SP 25/1)
Heron Bay 1 pt e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Drill Sergeant 1 pt e/w @ 16/1 - WON (SP 14/1)
Excitable 1 pt e/w @ 10/1 - 3RD (SP 5/2)



Bets Placed


Shakespearean £100 win @ 7/1...................(100)
Meglio Ancora £50 e/w @ 16/1...................(100)
Cannonball £150 win / £50 e/w @ 16/1..............0
Jimmy Styles £200 win @ 5/1....................(200)
Young Mick £50 e/w @ 10/1........................75
Record Breaker £50 e/w @ 12/1 (bog).............125
Amerigo £300 win @ 11/4........................(300)
Glasshoughton £150 e/w @ 4/1 (bog)..............(15)
Cosmopolitan £100 win @ 6/4.....................150
Carlitos Spirit £100 win @ 3/1..................300
Orpsie Boy £50 e/w @ 28/1......................(100)
Tyrells Wood £100 win @ 13/2...................(100)
Tyfos £25 e/w @ 13/2............................(50)
Percolator £25 e/w @ 7/1........................(50)
Rowayton £50 win @ 5/1..........................(50)
Tamagin £25 e/w @ 25/1..........................(50)
Striking Spirit £25 e/w @ 25/1..................(50)
Brave Prospector £12.50 e/w @ 25/1..............(25)
Heron Bay £25 e/w @ 12/1........................(50)
Drill Sergeant £25 e/w @ 14/1...................437
Exciteable £25 e/w @ 9/2........................(50)

Loss on day £203


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Sunday 21 June

Just the loss on the US Open Golf bets to post for Sunday, missed a winner from Maths and a couple of successful lays from SLH. i'm assuming the in-running lay of Wikaala was matched, but please let me know if that wasn't the case.



Bets Advised


SLH Private

Urban Tiger / Fishguard Filly 1 pt e/w dbl, both around 7/2 - 3RD (SP 11/4) / LOST (SP 11/4)


SLH Exchange

Sandhurst 1pt lay @ max of 3.0 - LOST
Wikaala 1pt lay in running @ max of 4.0 - LOST


Tipping Legends

Pure Genius 1pt win @ 9/2 - LOST (SP 3/1)


Tipping Legends Golf

Steve Stricker 2pts e/w @ 33/1 - TIED 23RD
Paul Casey 0.5 pts e/w @ 25/1 - MISSED CUT


Maths Selection

Singora Lady win bet @ 4/1 - WON (SP 4/1)




Bets Placed

Steve Stricker £200 e/w @ 40/1.............(400)
Paul Casey £50 e/w @ 25/1..................(100)

Loss on day £500

Friday, 19 June 2009

Set me up nicely

Friday 19 June


Well what a day !

The Form Analyst fires in a third straight winner, Tipping Legends win over 20 points on the day, and I put a couple of the tips together and land a big forecast !

Still got one or two selections to run tonight as I start typing this up, but it's been a fantastic day - put me in a great mood and I'm ready for my break now.

Graeme, The Form Analyst was very sweet on the chances of Summer Dancer in the first at Musselburgh. He's put this up twice before in the last month - first time up the race wasn't run to suit, and last time out his chance was compromised by the rain softened ground.

This was Graeme's summary of the horse's chance today...I said this last time when I tipped it but the key to Summer Dancer is a fast run 7f and a clear passage through the race to make a challenge. Last time at Musselburgh two starts ago, my issue was no pace in the race and it ran a remarkable race to finish 6th. Today, there’s tons and tons of pace in here. Simply, they could go very fast and set it up for Summer Dancer to travel well through the race and pick them off.

If you saw the race, that's pretty much exactly what happened - another great piece of analysis and a big profit. The only sour note was that the favourite Azure Mist wouldn't go into the stalls and so there was a 30p rule 4 deduction - however Graeme was confident we'd got the measure of this one !!!

Bonus for me on this race , Anthony (Nose Ahead) put up Viva Volta as a win bet at 9/1 - had to give best to Summer Dancer but ran a great race, especially for me as I decided to put the two together in a reverse forecast.

A terrific start to the day, and it just got better and better.

Tipping Legends, had a poor day yesterday but bounced back in style today, with two winners and two places at Royal Ascot.

The clear highlight was Perfect Stride in the Wolferton Handicap, put up as a 2pt bet at 10/1. Managed to get 11/1 with Ladbrokes for half my bet, and got the rest on at 9/1 and 10/1.

Nice bit of analysis from JC here as well on this one....I really like the chances of this one. first run as a 3yr old saw him quietly fancied for the 2000 guineas but a rushed preperation & the whole affair proving too much on only his 3rd start saw him down the field. Showed that that confidence wasn't misplaced when winning easily from a very good field on fast ground here at ascot. Doesn't seem to like any undulations with 2 poor efforts at Goodwood & a couple of poor ones at newmarket. here at Ascot though he has that win i mentioned plus a close 2nd in a decent little listed race. back into handicap level & with going & course perfect, alongside a nice high draw I'm surprised you can still get double figures on this one.

Followed this up in the next race with Holberg, advised each way at 10/1 drawing clear in the furlong to win the Queen's Vase by four lengths and add to what had already become a memorable day.

The two places were Rainbow View, who had no luck in running after being given an awful lot to do by Jimmy Fortune, and Your Old Pal who had to give best to Henry Cecil's winner Father Time - TL's other pick in this race Free Agent came fourth.

Equine Investments recent disappointing run continued with Stone of Scone playing up before the start and then running prominently, rather than his usual held-up style. Was struggling turning for home, and was eased in the straight to finish last. He was found to be lame after the race.

As well as Viva Volta, Nose Ahead also had Slugger O'Toole in the last at Ascot - but he was kicking himself after the race as he gave a favourable mention to Giganticus but felt the pace in the race would all be on the far side. Anthony's doing some good work but it isn't quite clicking for him at the moment, but it won't be long he's on the winning trail again.

Chris, The Form Guru found one winner on the day with Sonny Parkin, although the advised price of 6/1 was not there by the time the message was received. His 3 point bet on Fleeting Star went west, which wasn't too surprising as the horse drifted from 3/1 to 8/1 !

Last bet of the day was Storyland for theformguru.com who got a shocking ride from Kirsty Milczarek, who decided to go for a gap on the far rail at Goodwood and duly got put out of the race when the gap closed.

A great day though, and a new high for the year - over £25,000 in front now, which is amazing really.

As I said yesterday, I will be betting tomorrow but the next update here will be either next Saturday or Sunday. Wish you the best of luck with your betting between now and then.



Bets Advised


Equine Investments

Stone Of Scone 1.75 pts win @ 5/1 - LOST (SP 7/2)


The Form Analyst

Summer Dancer 1.5 pts e/w @ 6/1 - WON (SP 9/2)


Tipping Legends

Aegean 1pt win @ 2/1 - LOST (SP 11/4)
Your Old Pal 0.5 pts e/w @ 14/1 - 2ND (SP 14/1)
Free Agent 0.5 pts e/w @ 14/1 - 4TH (SP 14/1)
Rainbow View 1 pt e/w @ 15/2 - 3RD (SP 13/2)
Perfect Stride 2pts win @ 10/1 - WON (SP 8/1)
Stately Home 1pt win @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Holberg 0.5 pts e/w @ 10/1 - WON (SP 7/1)
Golden Desert 1 pt e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Swift Gift 0.5 pts e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)


Nose Ahead

Viva Volta 1pt win @ 9/1 - 2ND (SP 10/1)
Slugger O'Toole 0.5 pts e/w @ 28/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)


theformguru.com

Storyland 2pts win @ 11/4 - LOST (SP 2/1)


Chris, The Form Guru

Something 2pts win @ 11/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
Mr Macattack 1 pt e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 18/1)
Rio Pomba 0.5 pts e/w @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)
Sonny Parkin 2pts win @ 6/1 (price not there) - WON (SP 11/2)
Fleeting Star 3pts win @ 3/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)




Bets Placed

Stone Of Scone £175 win @ 5/1..................(175)
Summer Dancer £150 e/w @ 6/1....................756 - 30p rule 4
Aegean £100 win @ 2/1..........................(100)
Your Old Pal £50 e/w @ 14/1.....................125
Free Agent £50 e/w @ 14/1......................(100)
Rainbow View £100 e/w @ 15/2 - 8/1...............94
Perfect Stride £100 win @ 11/1.................1100
Perfect Stride £50 win @ 10/1...................500
Perfect Stride £50 win @ 9/1....................450
Stately Home £100 win @ 8/1....................(100)
Holberg £50 e/w @ 10/1..........................612
Golden Desert £100 e/w @ 22/1..................(200)
Swift Gift £50 e/w @ 14/1......................(100)
Viva Volta £100 win @ 9/1......................(100)
Slugger O'Toole £50 e/w @ 28/1.................(100)
Something £50 win @ 11/1........................(50)
Mr Macattack £25 e/w @ 18/1.....................(50)
Rio Pomba £12.50 e/w @ 16/1.....................(25)
Sonny Parkin £50 win @ 5/1 (no bog).............250
Fleeting Star £75 win @ 3/1.....................(75)
Storyland £50 win @ 5/2.........................(50)
Personal Bets - 1.50 Muss £50 r/f..............1042
Personal Bets - 4.20 Ascot £50 r/f.............(100)

Profit on Day £3604

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Oh Dear !

Thursday 18 June


A historic day as Yeats won the Ascot Gold Cup for the fourth time and Ffos Las racecourse opened it doors for it's very first meeting.

But as my betting is concerned, it's not a day that I will look back on with any affection. Indeed for a while, it looked like I might make my own piece of history and post my worst ever loss.

Veracity was my worst result with Tipping Legends, Equine Investments and an ante-post bet from Optimum Racing all going west. The horse was prominent for much of the race, but was fading when something went wrong with him and he was pulled up and dismounted by Dettori - hopefully he will live to fight another day.

It was misery all round really, with not a single winner being advised.

Chris, The Form Guru has had a series of big priced places recently and that continued today with Secret Society second at 22/1 (beaten a head), and Barwell Bridge third at 16/1.

Tipping Legends current special isn't going too well so far this week, and the only return was from Chiberta King, a half point each way bet at 9/1 - beaten by a 66/1 shot. Even then they lost on the race as their other selection Kimberley Downs was unplaced.

SLH had a rare bet on the flat, but his each way double came unstuck in the first leg, but on his Exchange line he advised a lay of Ffos Las Diamond in the first race at the new track, and thankfully he was correct to oppose the favourite which finished unplaced.

Maths selections both ran very poorly, and as he also doubled them up it was a 3 point loss on the day for him.

Just one of those things, a very bad day - and my third big loss in five days.

As I've said previously, I am going on holiday on Saturday so tomorrow's update will be the last for a week or so. I will be betting the Saturday selections, but then I am having a complete break from betting for a week.

Need to recharge the batteries, since I came back from my long holiday in October last year, I think there have been just four days when I haven't had a bet and two of those were Christmas Day and Good Friday ! So I'm ready for a break.



Bets Advised


Equine Invesments

Veracity 1pt e/w @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 13/2)
Veracity / Mutamared 0.5 pts e/w double - LOST (SP 13/2) / LOST (SP 11/10)


Optimum Racing (Ante-Post)

Veracity 1pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST


Maths - Selections

Yogaroo win bet @ 9/4 - LOST (SP 10/3)
Alanbrooke win bet @ 6/4 - LOST (SP Evens)
Yogaroo / Alanbrooke e/w double - LOST


SLH Private

Take The Hint / Geordieland 1pt e/w dbl - LOST (SP 7/2) / 3RD (SP 11/4)


SLH Exchange

Ffos Las Diamond 2pt lay @ max 2.2 - LOST


Tipping Legends

Here Now And Why 0.5 pts e/w @ 28/1 - LOST (SP 18/1)
Veracity 1 pt e/w @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 13/2)
Brief Encounter 2pts win @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)
Viva Ronaldo 0.5pts e/w @ 100/1 - LOST (SP 80/1)
Four Winds 0.5 pts e/w @ 15/2 - LOST (SP 7/1)
Kimberley Downs 1 pt e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)
Chiberta King 0.5 pts e/w @ 9/1 - 2ND (SP 8/1)
Flexi Time 0.5 pts e/w @ 10/1 - 4TH (SP 5/1)


Chris, The Form Guru

Lake Chini 1 pt e/w @ 11/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Cobo Bay 1 pt e/w @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 13/2)
Secret Society 1 pt e/w @ 25/1 - 2ND (SP 22/1)
Mutamaashi 1 pt e/w @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Full Victory 2pts win @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Barwell Bridge 1 pt e/w @ 16/1 - 3RD (SP 12/1)
Kimberley Downs 1 pt e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)



Bets Placed

Veracity £100 e/w @ 7/1...................(200)
Veracity / Mutamared £50 e/w dbl..........(100)
Veracity £50 e/w @ 12/1...................(100)
Yogaroo £100 win @ 9/4....................(100)
Alanbrooke £100 win @ 6/4.................(100)
Yogaroo / Alanbrooke £50 e/w dbl..........(100)
Take The Hint/Geordieland £100 e/w dbl....(200)
Ffos Las Diamond £200 lay @ 2.2 (net)......191
Here Now And Why £50 e/w @ 25/1-28/1......(100)
Veracity £100 e/w @ 7/1...................(200)
Brief Encounter £200 win @ 13/2 - 7/1.....(200)
Viva Ronaldo £50 e/w @ 100/1..............(100)
Four Winds £50 e/w @ 7/1..................(100)
Kimberley Downs £100 e/w @ 20/1...........(200)
Chiberta King £50 e/w @ 9/1.................63
Flexi Time £50 e/w @ 10/1.................(100)
Lake Chini £25 e/w @ 10/1..................(50)
Cobo Bay £25 e/w @ 7/1.....................(50)
Secret Society £25 e/w @ 20/1 (bog)........112
Mutamaashi £25 e/w @ 20/1..................(50)
Full Victory £50 win @ 6/1.................(50)
Barwell Bridge £25 e/w @ 14/1...............63
Kimberely Downs £25 e/w @ 20/1.............(50)
Personal Bets - Placepot..................(216)

Loss on day £1937

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Very Frustrating

Wednesday 17 June


Another great day for Graeme, The Form Analyst with Spacious winning at 11/1. A great tactical ride from Johnny Murtagh, as Spacious kept finding in the final furlong to stave off the challenge of Heaven Sent.

Unfortunately that was one of only two winners today and it ultimately proved to be a losing day.

It wasn't for want of trying though as I had second places at 28/1, 12/1 and 12/1 as well as thirds at 18/1 and 14/1.

SLH gave two out on the day - Prince Massini advised as a three point win bet ran a shocking race, but his second bet Truly Fruitful (had £100 at 12/1), was in the lead and going best when crashing out at the second last at Worcester - was matched at 1.12 in running.

The only other winner was Miss Phoebe, one of two selections for Maths - the other one Amazing Blue Sky performed almost as badly as the tipping service of the same name !

More placepot woe as well today - crashed out in the first race, which was a shame as I safely negotiated the other five legs - would have had it for £7.20 had I managed to get past the first. Still I suppose it's better to go out in the first rather than the last which is what I did yesterday.

Very disappointing to come out on the wrong side of things today, as I felt it was a better day than the final figures showed.

Still no damage done, and plenty of opportunities left this week to add to the profits for the year to date.




Bets Advised


SLH Private

Prince Massini 3pts win @ min 3/1 - LOST (SP 7/2)
Truly Fruitful 1pt win @ min 10/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)


SLH A/W

Hallstatt win bet @ min 3/1 - LOST (SP 5/2)


Equine Investments

Never On Sunday 1pt win, 0.5 pts e/w @ 4/1 - 3RD (SP 7/2)


Tipping Legends

Nasri 1pt win @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Awinnersgame 1pt win @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
Proviso 0.5 pts e/w @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Never On Sunday 2pts win @ 4/1 - 3RD (SP 7/2)
Mia's Boy 1pt e/w @ 12/1 - 3RD (SP 9/1)
Manassas 0.5 pts e/w @ 40/1 - LOST (SP 40/1)
Don't Tell Mary 1pt win @ 9/2 - LOST (SP 11/2)
Misheer 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 - 2ND (SP 9/1)
Golden Stream 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 - 2ND (SP 8/1)
Rose Diamond 0.5 pts e/w @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)


The Form Analyst

Spacious 1 pt e/w @ 11/1 - WON (SP 10/1)


Maths - Selections

Miss Phoebe win @ 7/4 - WON (SP 6/5)
Amazing Blue Sky win bet @ 5/1 - LOST (SP 13/2)


Nose Ahead

Jack Junior 0.5 pts e/w @ 66/1 - LOST (SP 50/1)
Lucky Dance 0.5 pts e/w @ 50/1 - LOST (SP 33/1)
Admiral 0.5 pts win @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)


theformguru.com

Fulham Broadway 2pts win @ 9/4 - 2ND (SP 5/2)
Time Medicean 1 pt e/w @ 6/1 - 4TH (SP 15/8)


Chris, The Form Guru

Mia's Boy 2pts win @ 14/1 - 3RD (SP 9/1)
Huzzah 1 pt e/w @ 28/1 - 2ND (SP 25/1)
Alfathaa 0.5 pts e/w @ 40/1 - 5TH (SP 25/1)
Final Verse 0.5 pts e/w @ 50/1 - LOST (SP 33/1)
Ceedwell 0.5 pts e/w @ 18/1 - 3RD (SP 12/1)
Crown 0.5 pts e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)
Rose Diamond 1 pt e/w @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)
Liberally 2pts win @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 4/1)



Bets Placed

Prince Massini £300 win @ 4/1...................(300)
Truly Fruitful £100 win @ 12/1..................(100)
Hallstatt £100 win @ 7/2........................(100)
Never On Sunday £100 win / £50 e/w @ 4/1.......(100)
Nasri £100 win @ 14/1...........................(100)
Awinnersgame £100 win @ 14/1....................(100)
Proviso £50 e/w @ 8/1...........................(100)
Never On Sunday £200 win @ 4/1..................(200)
Mia's Boy £100 e/w @ 14/1........................198 - rule 4
Manassas £50 e/w @ 40/1.........................(100)
Don't Tell Mary £100 win @ 9/2..................(100)
Misheer £50 e/w @ 12/1...........................100
Golden Stream £50 e/w @ 12/1.....................100
Rose Diamond £50 e/w @ 25/1.....................(100)
Spacious £100 e/w @ 11/1........................1375
Miss Phoebe £100 win @ 13/8......................162
Amazing Blue Sky £100 win @ 11/2................(100)
Jack Junior £50 e/w @ 66/1......................(100)
Lucky Dance £50 e/w @ 50/1......................(100)
Admiral £50 win @ 30 BF..........................(50)
Fulham Broadway £50 win @ 2/1 - 9/4..............(50)
Time Medicean £25 e/w @ 6/1......................(50)
Mia's Boy £50 win @ 14/1.........................(50)
Huzzah £25 e/w @ 28/1............................121 - rule 4
Alfathaa £12.50 e/w @ 40/1.......................(25)
Final Verse £12.50 e/w @ 40/1....................(25)
Ceedwell £12.50 e/w @ 18/1........................44
Crown £12.50 e/w @ 20/1..........................(25)
Rose Diamond £25 e/w @ 25/1......................(50)
Liberally £50 win @ 6/1..........................(50)
Personal Bets - Placepot........................(216)
Other Personal Bets.............................(100)

Loss on day £291

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Much more like it

Tuesday 16 June


The first day of Royal Ascot today, but my profits came courtesy of the 5.45 at Thirsk.

The Form Analyst advised a 1 point each way bet on Twosheetstothewind at 9/1. I've decided to increase my stakes on TFA selections to £100 per point to bring the overall staking in line with most of the other services I am using. For a change my timing was spot on as the horse won well at an SP of 5/1. Slight mistake inputting one of my bets - £20 win instead of £20 e/w but not worried about that !

Nose Ahead also played in the same race with an each way bet on Jilly Why (previously advised last weekend). Unable to achieve the advised 33/1 (with Stan James) which was no problem as the horse drifted back out to that price on the off, and the majority of my stake was placed BOG. Jilly Why finished fourth, overcoming the disadvantage of a low draw, to collect a nice profit on the bet.

Most of my other bets on the day were at Ascot but it was a case of backing winners for no reward really, as I lost on the meeting despite having four winners.

SLH advised a three point lay of Mastercraftsman on his excahnge line and it looked like I would collect as Delegator got his head in front in the final furlong. However Mastercraftsman battle back to gain the day in the last 100 yards to win by a neck.

Maths advised Mastercraftsman as a win bet, also went with Scenic Blast and Gladiatorus - which was also Equine Investments' only bet of the day.

First day of Tipping Legends special for this week, with winners from the first and last bets of the day, and a place from Gala Evening at 28/1 (adv - which I missed), resulted in a small profit on the day and something to build on for the rest of the week.

A welcome winner from Chris, The Form Guru with Judgethemoment at 9/1 (advised) as well as an each way place with Aqlaam at 11/1 - which was a loser for Making It Pay.

Had a placepot, which went down in the final race despite having 4 in the race - but I could have had 4 more and probably not got one in the frame. The final dividend of £3775 was entirely due to the last race, where £5690 was in the pool before the race but only £87.90 after it.



Bets Advised


SLH Exchange

NB - now using £100 per point stakes, back or lay as advised

Mastercraftsman 3pts lay @ max 1.95 - WON


Equine Investments

Gladiatorus 1.5 pts win @ 5/2 - LOST (SP 9/4)


Maths - Selections

Gladiatorus win bet @ 5/2 - LOST (SP 9/4)
Scenic Blast win bet @ 3/1 - WON (SP 11/4)
Mastercraftsman win bet @ 10/11 - WON (SP 5/6)


The Form Analyst

Twosheetstothewind 1 pt e/w @ 9/1 - WON (SP 5/1)


Nose Ahead

Jilly Why 1 pt e/w @ 33/1 - 4TH (SP 33/1)


Making It Pay

Aqlaam 2pts win @ 11/1 - 3RD (SP 10/1)


theformguru.com

Always Bold 1 pt e/w @ 18/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)


Tipping Legends

Paco Boy 1pt win @ 7/2 - WON (SP 10/3)
Fleeting Spirit 1pt win @ 9/2 - 2ND (SP 7/2)
Intense Focus 0.5 pts e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
No Hubris 0.5 pts e/w @ 11/2 - LOST (SP 11/2)
Fire And Rain 1 pt e/w @ 33/1 - LOST (SP 25/1)
Keenes Day 1pt win @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)
Gala Evening 0.5 pts e/w @ 28/1 - 4TH (SP 20/1)
The Hermitage 2pts win @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 15/2)
First Point 1pt win @ 7/2 (price not there) - WON (SP 5/2)


Chris, The Form Guru

Aqlaam 1 pt e/w @ 11/1 - 3RD (SP 10/1)
Alrasm 1 pt e/w @ 18/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
Judgethemoment 2pts win @ 9/1 - WON (SP 13/2)
Always Bold 1 pt e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Ingleby Star 1 pt e/w @ 16/1 -LOST (SP 16/1)
Dear Maurice 1 pt e/w @ 8/1 - 4TH (SP 8/1)



Bets Placed

Mastercraftsman £300 lay @ 1.87...............(261)
Gladiatorus £150 win @ 5/2....................(150)
Gladiatorus £100 win @ 5/2....................(100)
Scenic Blast £100 win @ 3/1....................300
Mastercraftsman £100 win @ 5/6..................83
Towsheetstothewind £100 win, £80 pl...........1080
Jilly Why £12 e/w @ 25/1, £88 e/w @ 20/1 (bog)...701
Aqlaam £100 win @ 13.5 BF.....................(100)
Always Bold £25 e/w @ 18/1.....................(50)
Paco Boy £100 win @ 7/2........................350
Fleeting Spirit £100 win @ 9/2................(100)
Intense Focus £50 e/w @ 14/1..................(100)
No Hubris £50 e/w @ 11/2......................(100)
Fire And Rain £100 e/w @ 28/1 - 33/1..........(200)
Keenes Day £100 win @ 10/1....................(100)
Gala Evening £50 e/w @ 25/1....................263
The Hermitage £200 win @ 7/1..................(200)
First Point £100 win @ 11/4....................275
Aqlaam £25 e/w @ 11/1...........................44
Alrasm £25 e/w @ 18/1..........................(50)
Judgethemoment £50 win @ 9/1...................450
Always Bold £25 e/w on BF......................(50)
Ingleby Star £25 e/w @ 14/1....................(50)
Dear Maurice £25 e/w @ 8/1.....................(50)
Personal Bets - Placepot......................(216)

Profit on day £1669

Monday, 15 June 2009

Dismal Start

Monday 15 June


Not the start to the week that I wanted, as I book a four figure loss for the second day running.

Just one place from 15 bets is a pretty sorry return, although 20/1 (twice), 10/1 and 9/1 all missed the frame by one place, and Mystified raced on his own on the far side beaten half a length - hope the rest of the week is better !

Not much else to say really.



Bets Advised


SLH Exchange

Grasscutter 2pts back @ min 1.7 - LOST


The Form Analyst

Chookie Heiton 1pt e/w @ 33/1 - LOST (SP 40/1)
Bahamian Ballet 1pt e/w @ 9/1 - 4TH (SP 8/1)


Nose Ahead

Fyodorovitch 0.5 pts e/w @ 33/1 - LOST (SP 40/1)


Equine Investments

Sudden Impulse 1pt win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)
Beaubrav 1.5 pts win @ 15/2 - LOST (SP 7/2)
Mystified 1.25 pts win @ 5/1 - 2ND (SP 5/1)


Chris, The Form Guru

Weet A Surpise 1pt e/w @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 15/2)
Stoic Leader 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - 4TH (SP 20/1)
Seasonal Cross 1pt win @ 10/1 - 4TH (SP 8/1)
Magroom 1pt win @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 11/1)
Sand Repeal 1 pt e/w @ 10/1 - 3RD (SP 7/1)
Like For Like 0.5 pts e/w @ 20/1 - 4TH (SP 12/1)
Epsom Salts 1pt e/w @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 5/1)
I Confess 1pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)


Bets Placed

Grasscutter £100 back @ 1.75..................(100)
Chookie Heiton £50 e/w @ 25/1.................(100)
Bahamian Ballet £50 e/w @ 15/2................(100)
Fyodorovitch £50 e/w @ 33/1...................(100)
Sudden Impulse £100 win @ 8/1.................(100)
Beaubrav £150 win @ 13/2 - 7/1................(150)
Mystified £125 win @ 5/1......................(125)
Weet A Surprise £25 e/w @ 8/1..................(50)
Stoic Leader £25 e/w @ 12/1....................(50)
Seasonal Cross £25 win @ 10/1..................(25)
Magroom £25 win @ 14/1.........................(25)
Sand Repeal £25 e/w @ 10/1......................38
Like For Like £12.50 e/w @ 20/1................(25)
Epsom Salts £25 e/w @ 8/1......................(50)
I Confess £25 e/w @ 12/1.......................(50)

Loss on day £1012

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Profit and Loss w/e 14/06/09

Another great week, despite a disappointing end to it, and things are looking pretty good at the moment.

Got the big Royal Ascot meeting coming up this week, no doubt there will be loads of bets - hopefully I'll keep on the right side of things.

Away on holiday next Saturday for a week, plan at the moment is that I will play Saturday and then take a few days off. See how I feel nearer the time but that's what I'm thinking at the moment.



Profit on week £2,801

Profit year to date £23,375



Results by service for week (per my staking plan)


Maths - Account Bets......................0
Maths - Selections.....................(570)
Maths - Bad Horses........................0
The Form Analyst........................863
SLH - Private..........................2449
SLH - Exchange..........................259
SLH - A/W...............................315
Equine Investments......................(85)
Tipping Legends.........................425
Tipping Legends (Golf).................(414)
Making It Pay..........................(290)
Nose Ahead.............................(834)
theformguru.com.........................256
Chris, The Form Guru (I/Rail)...........(12)
High Class Equine......................(100)
Personal Bets / Trades..................539

Profit on week £2,801



Results by service YTD (per my staking plan)


Maths - Account Bets..................(1250)
Maths - Selections......................470
Maths Bad Horses (Lay)..................710
The Form Analyst........................788
SLH - Private........................15,013
SLH - Exchange.........................1531
SLH A/W................................1599
Equine Investments.....................2222
Tipping Legends.......................(4184)
Tipping Legends (Golf).................(228)
Making It Pay..........................(297)
Nose Ahead.............................5242
theformguru.com.........................(86)
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail)..........(950)
High Class Equine......................(100)
Paul Jones (a/p) Chel / Aintree........1259
Chel / Aintree others (PJ, Maths etc)..1103
Optimum Racing........................(2342)
Personal Bets and Trades...............2875

Profit year to date £23,375



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Results to advised stakes / prices for week


Maths - Account Bets..................+2
Maths - Selections....................-5.7
The Form Analyst......................+17.25
SLH Private...........................+22.49
SLH A/W...............................+3
Equine Investments....................+1.4
Tipping Legends.......................+4.25
Tipping Legends - Golf................-5
Making It Pay.........................-5.9
Nose Ahead............................-10.5
theformguru.com.......................+11.26
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail).........-0.47
High Class Equine.....................-2



Results to advised stakes / prices YTD

Maths - Account Bets...................+6.25
Maths - Selections.....................+9.84
The Form Analyst.......................+44.08
SLH Private............................+181.87
SLH A/W................................+21.36
Equine Investments.....................+25.95
Tipping Legends........................+34.31
Tipping Legends - Golf.................+27.16
Making It Pay..........................-8.37
Nose Ahead.............................+95.89
theformguru.com........................+3.58
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail)..........-16.78
High Class Equine......................+0.4
Optimum Racing.........................-70.98

Bad end to the week

Sunday 14 June


Very disappointing day, with the only return from the advised bets being SLH's place lay of The King Of Angels. Tipping Legends had three tips and three places, but nothing to come with the closest being Ivory Silk who was beaten a head.

Equine Investments' tip was Diane's Choice who drifted ominously before the race, and finished fourth of six having raced keenly initially, and then getting hampered in the final furlong when beaten. Managed to salvage a bit on the race by laying Palace Moon in the photo - the official margin being a nose !

Nothing doing on the golf again this week, and I've now gone behind on the year. The profit to advised stakes reached a high of 82 points back in February, but we've been having a thin time of it in the last few weeks and the profit for the year now stands at 27 points. No returns of note since I increased stakes back in April, so a winner would be very welcome. It's the US Open next week so see how we get on.

Back shortly with the weekly profit and loss figures.




Bets Advised


SLH Exchange

The King Of Angels 1pt place lay @ max 3.5 - UNPLACED


Equine Investments

Diane's Choice 2pts win @ 5/2 - LOST (SP 4/1)


Nose Ahead

Esteem Machine 2pts win @ 4/1 - LOST (SP 11/2)


Tipping Legends

Ivory Silk 1pt win @ 13/2 - 2ND (SP 4/1)
Otantique 2pts win @ 6/1 - 3RD (SP 5/1)
Hukba 1pt win @ 7/2 - 3RD (SP 5/2)


Tipping Legends Golf

Sergio Garcia 1pt e/w @ 18/1 - MISSED CUT
Christie Kerr 1pt e/w @ 14/1 - OUT OF CONTENTION
Rebacca Hudson 0.5 pts e/w @ 28/1 - MISSED CUT



Bets Placed

The King Of Angels £50 place lay @ 3.5 (net)......48
Diane's Choice £200 win @ 5/2...................(200)
Esteem Machine £200 win @ 4/1...................(200)
Ivory Silk £100 win @ 7/1.......................(100)
Otantique £200 win @ 6/1........................(200)
Hukba £100 win @ 7/2............................(100)
Sergio Garcia £100 e/w @ 16/1...................(200)
Christie Kerr £100 e/w @ 14/1...................(200)
Rebecca Hudson £6.82 e/w @ 22/1..................(14) - thanks Skybet !!
Personal Bets and Trades..........................95

Loss on day £1071

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Steady Saturday

Saturday 13 June


Another couple of hundred quid in the bin today thanks to a couple of winners from Tipping Legends with Brassini and Veiled Applause, their biggest bet of the day Efistorm finished second.

Chris, The Form Guru continues to hit the bar at the moment with two seconds today at 16/1 and 10/1.

The other return was a successful place lay of Iona Star from SLH, his other recommendation - an in-running lay of Longdale at a maximum price of 3.0 was not matched, with the lowest price traded being 3.2.

No bets this evening, which means an early finish and a relaxing evening ahead. Got a couple of bottles of something nice to get stuck into later :-)

Nothing to shout about on the golf this weekend as Sergio Garcia has missed the cut in the St Jude Classic, Cristie Kerr is out of contention in the McDonald's LPGA championship and the third bet advised this weekend Rebecca Hudson in the Ladies Open of Portugal will also miss the cut. The final event was only priced up by Skybet, and they would only allow me £6.82 each way of the £50 e/w I asked for - their loss !



Bets Advised


SLH Exchange

Iona Star 2pts place lay @ max 3.0 - UNPLACED
Longdale 1pt lay in running @ max 3.0 - LAY NOT MATCHED


Tipping Legends

Brassini 1pt win @ 6/1 - WON (SP 5/1)
Veiled Applause 1pt win @ 4/1 - WON (SP 4/1)
Efistorm 2pts win @ 11/2 - 2ND (SP 4/1)
Holden Eagle 0.5 pts e/w @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)


Maths - Selection

Forte Dei Marmi / Seeway e/w double - LOST (SP 13/8) / 3RD (SP 9/4)


Nose Ahead

Digital 1pt win @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 28/1)
Bel Cantor 1pt win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Digital / Bel Cantor 0.5 pts e/w double


Chris, The Form Guru

Fanjura 1 pt e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Albaqqa 1 pt e/w @ 16/1 - 2ND (SP 10/1)
Jeninsky 1 pt e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 11/1)
Quanah Parker 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - 5TH (SP 8/1)
Wild Rhubarb 2pts win @ 11/2 - 3RD (SP 11/4)
Whenever 1 pt e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Leonid Glow 1 pt e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Make Amends 1 pt e/w @ 10/1 - 2ND (SP 9/2)



Bets Placed

Iona Star £100 place lay @ 3.0 (net).............96
Brassini £100 win @ 6/1.........................600
Efistorm £200 win @ 5/1 - 11/2.................(200)
Veiled Applause £100 win @ 4/1..................400
Holden Eagle £50 e/w @ 25/1....................(100)
Forte Dei Marmi / Seaway £50 e/w dbl...........(100)
Digital £100 win @ 20/1 - 22/1.................(100)
Bel Cantor £100 win @ 11/1 - 12/1..............(100)
Digital / Bel Cantor £50 e/w dbl...............(100)
Fanjura £25 e/w @ 16/1..........................(50)
Albawwa £25 e/w @ 16/1...........................75
Jeninsky £25 e/w @ 14/1.........................(50)
Quanah Parker £25 e/w @ 11/1....................(50)
Wild Rhubarb £50 win @ 5/1......................(50)
Whenever £25 e/w @ 16/1.........................(50)
Leonid Glow £25 e/w @ 14/1 - 16/1...............(50)
Make Amends £25 e/w @ 10/1.......................37

Profit on day £208

Friday, 12 June 2009

SLH the star again

Friday 12 June


Another top class performance from SLH at Aintree this evening - two bets advised and two more winners - a win bet on Shiwawa and an each way double on Shiwawa and Gonebeyondrecall, with both horses winning and another big profit secured.

Elsewhere though, it was a pretty disappointing day - the only other winner was from Chris, The Form Guru with Nemo Spirit which won at 12/1 (adv) but that was one of ten horses he gave today, his final bet Millfields Dreams was beaten a short head into second having traded at 1.03 in running. Some good runs from his tips today though, so hopeful he'll have a big day before long.

Maths had three selections which were all beaten, and there was no joy from Equine Investments either, although my loss on their bets was less than it might have been as I missed the price on Direct Debit.

Was a minute or two late on-line as my Dad had called round to see me. The top price of 20/1 had gone, Bet365's 16/1 went between my clicking on oddschecker and logging in (cut to 10/1), so the only bet I got was the £20 e/w @ 14/1 which Ladbrokes allowed me. Within five more minutes the top price available was 7/1 and I wasn't going to take that.

Making It Pay were interested in two horses today, advised both as singles and as an each way double - the first horse Sir Isaac came second at 6/1, had just got the better of long time leader Pride Of Kings inside the final furlong and then he was collared by Yirga who won well. The second leg, Leceile refused to go into the stalls and was withdrawn.

I was fortunate with Nose Ahead's bet today - an each way bet on Stoneacre Lad at 25/1. Was struggling to get the price with the so-called bookmakers and so went to Betfair, where there were also four places despite the field being reduced to 13 altough under the bookmakers place odds - the horse duly finished fourth, missing out on the first three by just a head.



Bets Advised


SLH Private

Shiwawa 2pts win @ min 9/4 - WON (SP 7/4)
Shiwawa / Gonebeyondrecall 1pt e/w double - WON (SP 7/4) / WON (SP 13/8)


Tipping Legends

Caerlaverock 1pt win @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
Haajes 0.5 pts e/w @ 18/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Rambling Light 0.5 pts e/w @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)
Monmartre 1pt win @ 11/2 - LOST (SP 13/2)
Tora Bora 1 pt e/w @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)


Making It Pay

Sir Isaac 3pts win @ 11/2 - 2ND (SP 6/1)
Leceile 2pts win @ 9/2 - W/D - REFUSED TO ENTER STALLS
Sir Isaac / Leceile 1pt e/w double - 2ND / WD


Nose Ahead

Stoneacre Lad 0.5 pts e/w @ 25/1 - 4TH (SP 25/1)


Maths - Selections

Daniella De Bruijn win @ 6/1 - 2ND (SP 9/2)
Plumage win @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)
Crystany e/w @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 11/2)


High Class Equine

Final Ovation 1 pt e/w @ 11/2 - LOST (SP 7/1)


Equine Investments

Direct Debit 1pt e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)
Solar Spirit 0.75 pts win, 0.5 pts e/w @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)
Just Like Silk 1.5 pts win @ 10/3 - 2ND (SP 7/4)


Chris, The Form Guru

Fantasy Gladiator 1pt e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Indian Skipper 1pt win @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
Admiral Dundas 1pt win @ 10/1 - 2ND (SP 8/1)
Nemo Spirit 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - WON (SP 8/1)
Pride Of Kings 2pts win @ 6/1 - 3RD (SP 7/2)
Nizhoni Dancer 0.5 pts e/w @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
Shamali 2pts win @ 7/1 - 3RD (SP 10/1)
Green Park 0.5 pts e/w @ 20/1 - 3RD (SP 22/1)
Haajes 0.5 pts e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Millfields Dreams 2pts win @ 13/2 - 2ND (SP 11/2)



Bets Placed

Shiwawa £200 win @ 5/2...........................500
Shiwawa / Gonebeyondrecall £100 e/w dbl.........1249
Caerlaverock £100 win @ 13/2 - 7/1..............(100)
Haajes £50 e/w @ 16/1...........................(100)
Rambling Light £50 e/w @ 7/1....................(100)
Monmartre £100 win @ 11/2.......................(100)
Tora Bora £100 e/w @ 7/1........................(200)
Sir Isaac £150 win @ 11/2.......................(150)
Sir Isaac / Leceile £50 e/w dbl...................10
Stoneacre Lad £50 e/w dbl (betfair, net).........166
Daniella De Bruijn £100 win @ 6/1 - 13/2........(100)
Plumage £100 win @ 7/1 - 15/2...................(100)
Crystany £50 e/w @ 6/1..........................(100)
Final Ovation £50 e/w @ 5/1.....................(100)
Direct Debit £20 e/w @ 14/1......................(40)
Solar Spirit £75 win / £50 e/w @ 9/1............(175)
Just Like Silk £150 win @ 3/1...................(150)
Fantasy Gladiator £25 e/w @ 12/1 - 14/1..........(50)
Indian Skipper £25 win @ 10/1....................(25)
Admiral Dundas £25 win @ 10/1....................(25)
Nemo Spirit £25 e/w @ 12/1.......................360
Pride Of Kings £50 win @ 6/1.....................(50)
Nizhoni Dancer £12.50 e/w @ 25/1.................(25)
Shamali £50 win @ 7/1............................(50)
Green Park £12.50 e/w @ 20/1.................40 - no BOG & rule 4 !
Haajes £12.50 e/w @ 20/1.........................(25)
Millfields Dream £50 win @ 13/2..................(50)

Profit on day £510

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Cracking day but....

Thursday 11 June


Another great day with Tipping Legends and SLH leading the line today.

Tipping Legends had two winners tonight with Knock Em Dead at 10/1, and El Bandindos at 8/1 both advised to 0.5 pts each way.

SLH played the 7.0 Fontwell on both his main and exchange line. His mainline bet was a 2 pointer on Working Late. Managed 11/2 for my win bet comfortably beating the SP of 11/4. His excahnge bet was a place lay of Millenium Mag, who trailed in 4th and my lay - which was matched in-running - was successful.

The only real setback of the day came from with the Equine Investment bet on Tyfos. 1Had £150 win @ 5/1 and £25 win @ 6/1 this morning. However a heavy shower this afternoon at Yarmouth on watered ground saw the going changed to soft (good to firm this morning).

EI sent out an e-mail 45 minutes before the race started saying that he wouldn't have advised the horse had he known the going would be soft and that he was passing on his thoughts should we want to adjust our positions. The horse obvioulsy would stay on the account but if he was looking at the race now, he wouldn't be betting on it.

I took my cue from the message and laid off £100 worth of the bet, leaving me with £75 on it. Traded in and out on the favourite pre-race to improve the return should the horse win, which of course it did, but you have to act on the information received and I've no complaints. Had I been working today, I wouldn't have seen the e-mail and so would have been paid in full on my winner, but it's just one of those things.

Besides I've won nearly 2K again today so I'm pretty happy with the days events !



Bets Advised


SLH Private

Working Late 2pts win @ 9/2 - WON (SP 11/4)


SLH Exchange

Millenium Mag 2pts place lay @ max 2.9 - UNPLACED


Equine Investments

Tyfos 1.75 pts win @ 6/1 - WON (SP 9/2)


Maths - Selection

Dragon Slayer - win bet @ 11/2 - LOST (SP 8/1)
NB - advised a saver on Iceman George, didn't back it - won at 6/1


Making It Pay

Mafaheem 1pt win @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)


The Form Analyst

Coleorton Dancer 1pt e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
The Grey One 1pt e/w @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 33/1)
Bahamian Ballet 1pt e/w @ 11/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)


Nose Ahead

Soundbyte 1pt win @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 11/1)
Jilly Why 1pt win @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 33/1)
Jilly Why / Racoon - 0.5 pt forecast - LOST


theformguru.com

Firebet 2pts win @ 4/1 - WON (SP 15/8)
Bombina 1pt win @ 13/5 - 2ND (SP 11/4)
Darley Sun 2pts win @ 13/8 - WON (SP 15/8)
Haljaferia 1 pt e/w @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)


Chris, The Form Guru

Coleorton Dancer 1 pt e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
Firebet 3pts win @ 7/2 - WON (SP 15/8)
Everaad 2pts win @ 15/2 - LOST (SP 5/1)
Golden Future 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)


Tipping Legends

Chosen One 0.5 pts e/w @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Soundbyte 1 pt e/w @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 11/1)
El Bandindos 0.5 pts e/w @ 8/1 - WON (SP 7/1)
Knock Em Dead 0.5 pts e/w @ 10/1 - WON (SP 8/1)



Bets Placed

Working Late £200 win @ 11/2..................1100
Millenium Mag £100 place lay @ 2.9 (net)........96
Tyfos £25 win @ 6/1, £150 win @ 11/2 (R4)......795
Tyfos £100 lay on Betfair ....................(340)
Dragon Slayer £100 win @ 11/2 - 6/1...........(100)
Mafaheem £50 win @ 12.03 on BF.................(50)
Coleorton Dancer £50 e/w @ 16/1 - 20/1........(100)
The Grey One £50 e/w @ 25/1...................(100)
Bahamian Ballet £50 e/w @ 11/1................(100)
Soundbyte £100 win @ 8/1......................(100)
Jilly Why £100 win @ 20/1 - 28/1..............(100)
Jilly Why / Racoon £50 r/f....................(100)
Firebet £50 win @ 7/2..........................175
Bombina £25 win @ 9/4..........................(25)
Darley Sun £50 win @ 13/8 (bog).................81
Haljaferia £25 e/w @ 9/1.......................(50)
Coleorton Dancer £25 e/w @ 16/1................(50)
Firebet £75 win @ 3/1..........................225
Everaad £50 win @ 8/1..........................(50)
Golden Future £25 e/w @ 12/1...................(50)
Chosen One £50 e/w @ 9/1......................(100)
Soundbyte £100 e/w @ 8/1 - 10/1...............(200)
El Bandindos £50 e/w @ 8/1.....................500
Knock Em Dead £50 e/w @ 10/1...................625


Profit on day £1982

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

It's Only A Game but I love it !!!

Wednesday 10 June


Felt pretty flat when I was writing up the results last night, however today was much more to my liking !


Graeme, The Form Analyst, selected Only A Game in the 2.30 at Beverley - think the (edited) write up below speaks for itself !

Statto will be laughing at this one and so will a few of you when you realise the trainer's recent record but I'm going to go with Only A Game here.... when this made its debut for I McInnes at Wolverhampton in May, I put it up as one to watch. It was 50/1 that day and ran a very eye-catching race. It was over 6f and it had lots of early pace and travelled well but then faded down the straight.

I then saw it was running last time and I didn't mention it. It was 33/1 that day and it ran a remarkable race again. It was 5th of 16 and just stayed on one pace in the last 2f. It raced on the worst of the ground that day on the rail and came out 4th best I think on merit....Today, they drop it back down to 5f for the first time in a long, long time and I think this could be ready to strike...Unfortunately, the trainer is in the sort of run that makes my tipping look good!

His last 28 runners haven't even placed (most have run a shocker) and he hasn't had a winner for a month and a half. Going back further than that, he's had very few winners in the last 9 months....Clearly, people aren't daft when it comes to trainer form and no one will be backing this one today apart from TFA followers and me!

It is well drawn today and everything looks booked for a run if it can break on terms and get a good position. It might just outstay these up the hill.

1 point each-way on Only A Game at 25/1




That was some pick, but it was found by a few others today and won at an SP of 12/1, I did manage to get the best of the morning prices. The two other TFA selections were unplaced.

Tipping Legends also had a good day with Ezdeyaad benefitting from a fine ride by Paul Mulrennan to win at 8/1.

Two wins on the evening card at Kempton with Final Victory and Silaah scoring for SLH and The Form Guru respectively.



Bets Advised


SLH A/W

Final Victory win bet @ 3/1 - WON (SP 11/4)


Tipping Legends

Loose Caboose 1pt e/w @ 5/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)
Ezdeyaad 0.5 pts e/w @ 8/1 - WON (SP 8/1)


The Form Analyst

Only A Game 1pt e/w @ 25/1 - WON (SP 12/1)
Maze 1pt e/w @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)
Bergonzi 1pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)


Maths - Selection

Ask Jenny - win bet @ 3/1 - LOST (SP 9/4)


Making It Pay

Calligrapher 1pt win @ 7/1 - 8/1 - LOST (SP 11/1)


Chris, The Form Guru

Applesnap 1pt e/w @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 25/1)
Soto 2pts win @ 5/1 - 2ND (SP 9/2)
Murrin 2pts win @ 13/2 - 4TH (SP 7/1)
Foxtrot Alpha 1pt e/w @ 14/1 - 2ND (SP 16/1)
Silaah 2pts win @ 13/2 - WON (SP 6/1)



Bets Placed

Final Victory £45 win @ 10/3...............150
Final Victory £55 win @ 3/1................165
Loose Caboose £100 e/w @ 9/2 - 5/1........(200)
Ezdeyaad £50 e/w @ 8/1.....................500
Only A Game £50 e/w @ 25/1................1563
Maze £50 e/w @ 13/2.......................(100)
Bergonzi £50 e/w @ 14/1...................(100)
Ask Jenny £100 win @ 2/1..................(100)
Calligrapher £50 win @ 7/1.................(50)
Applesnap £25 e/w @ BF.....................(50)
Soto £50 win @ 5/1.........................(50)
Murrin £50 win @ 13/2......................(50)
Foxtrot Alpha £25 e/w @ 14/1 (bog)..........75
Silaah £50 win @ 13/2......................325

Profit on day £2078

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Where did that go wrong ?

Tuesday 9 June


Very disappointed with how things panned out today.

The first race I played in today was the 3.35 at Redcar. Equine Investments put up Dream Lodge and both Tipping Legends and Chris (TFG) gave Observatory Star. It turned out that EI got it right with Dream Lodge beating Observatory Star into second. I decided to play the forecast here and won £800 on the race.

However things went from bad to worse after that and I ended up losing nearly £600 on the day. It happens, but it is a big let down when you get set-up early for a great day only for it to all go wrong later on.


Bets Advised


SLH Private

Peak Seasons 2pts e/w @ min 7/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)


SLH Exchange

7.0 Southwell
Cootehill 1pt back @ min 3.25; Sadlers Star 2pt back @ min 2.4 - WON/LOST


Equine Investments

Dream Lodge 1pt win @ 7/2 - WON (SP 5/2)
Oriental Cavalier 1.75 pts win @ 3/1 - 3RD (SP 11/8)


Tipping Legends

Observatory Star 1pt win @ 5/1 - 2ND (SP 4/1)
Ponty Rossa 1pt win @ 11/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Raslan 1pt win @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)


The Form Analyst

Efidium 1 pt e/w @ 6/1 - 3RD (SP 9/2) - a NR due to going change, 7 ran, 2 places
Guilded Warrior 2pts win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)


Maths - Selections

Starlight Air e/w @ 8/1 - 2ND (SP 13/2)


Nose Ahead

Acclaim To Fame 1pt win @ 14/1 - 4TH (SP 12/1)


Chris, The Form Guru

Observatory Star 2pts win @ 5/1 - 2ND (SP 4/1)
Order Order 0.25 pts e/w @ 33/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Flying Silks 0.25 pts e/w @ 33/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)
Efidium 2pts win @ 11/2 - 3RD (SP 9/2)
Sampower Quin 1 pt e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 11/1)
Guilded Warrior 1 pt e/w @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)



Bets Placed

Peak Seasons £200 e/w @ 7/1 - 10/1................(400)
Cootehill / Sadlers Star (net)......................20
Dream Lodge £100 win @ 7/2.........................350
Oriental Cavalier £175 win @ 3/1..................(175)
Observatory Star £100 win @ 5/1...................(100)
Ponty Rossa £100 win @ 9/1 - 12/1.................(100)
Raslan £100 win @ 8/1.............................(100)
Efidium £50 e/w @ 11/2............................(100)
Guilded Warrior £100 win @ 9/1....................(100)
Starlight Air £50 e/w @ 8/1.........................30
Acclaim To Fame £100 win @ 12/1...................(100)
Observatory Star £50 win @ 5/1.....................(50)
Order Order £12.50 e/w @ 25/1......................(25)
Flying Silks £12.50 e/w @ 33/1.....................(25)
Efidium £50 win @ 11/2.............................(50)
Sampower Quin £25 e/w @ 14/1.......................(50)
Guilded Warrior £25 e/w @ 8/1......................(50)
Personal - Dream Lodge / Ob Star £50 rev/fc........594
Other Personal bets...............................(150)

Loss on day £581

Monday, 8 June 2009

No joy on a quiet day

Monday 8 June


Just a few bets on what was a quiet day, with the only notable runs being Papillio getting edged out by Billy Beetroot at Folkestone, and in the last at Windsor Sarasota Sunshine was second to the 25/1 shot Miss Hollybell.



Bets Advised


Equine Investments

Papillio 1.5 pts win @ 3/1 - 2ND (SP 9/4)


Tipping Legends

Foolish Myth 1pt win @ 4/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)


Making It Pay

Puy d'Arnac 1pt win @ 11/2 - 4TH (SP 5/1)


Nose Ahead

Folio 1pt win @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)


theformguru.com

Bounty Box 1pt win @ 3/1 - 3RD (SP 15/8)
Sarasota Sunshine 2pts e/w @ 12/1 - 2ND (SP 8/1)



Bets Placed


Papillio £150 win @ 3/1..................(150)
Foolish Myth £100 win @ 4/1..............(100)
Puy d'Arnac £50 win @ 5/1.................(50)
Folio £100 win @ 10/1....................(100)
Bounty Box £25 win @ 2/1..................(25)
Sarasota Sunshine £50 e/w @ 12/1..........100

Loss on day £325

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Profit and Loss w/e 07/06/09

Decent week to start June, despite a bad day on Friday, which gets the annual profit back over 20K again.

Just over a week to go to Royal Ascot, and then I've a holiday coming up on 20 June. Not sure yet whether to take a complete break for the week, but it would be good to have a rest from the daily routine of doing this - think there's only two days since Christmas Day that I haven't had a bet !

See how I feel nearer the time, the 20th is the final day of Ascot so I might play that day and then have a break.

Anyway, that's a while away yet and as always there's plenty of action scheduled for next week. Best of luck with your betting !


Profit on week £1,114

Profit year to date £20,574



Results by service for week (per my staking plan)


Maths - Account Bets....................100
Maths - Selections.....................(90)
Maths - Bad Horses.......................0
The Form Analyst.......................(40)
SLH - Private..........................(800)
SLH - Exchange..........................286
SLH - A/W..............................1150
Equine Investments......................908
Tipping Legends.........................989
Tipping Legends (Golf).................(550)
Making It Pay..........................(300)
Nose Ahead..............................(68)
theformguru.com..........................0
Chris, The Form Guru (I/Rail)..........(625)
High Class Equine......................(100)
Personal Bets / Trades..................254

Profit on week £1,114



Results by service YTD (per my staking plan)


Maths - Account Bets..................(1250)
Maths - Selections.....................1040
Maths Bad Horses (Lay)..................710
The Form Analyst........................(75)
SLH - Private........................12,565
SLH - Exchange.........................1272
SLH A/W................................1284
Equine Investments.....................2307
Tipping Legends.......................(4609)
Tipping Legends (Golf)..................186
Making It Pay...........................(7)
Nose Ahead.............................6076
theformguru.com........................(342)
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail)..........(938)
High Class Equine........................0
Paul Jones (a/p) Chel / Aintree........1259
Chel / Aintree others (PJ, Maths etc)..1103
Optimum Racing........................(2342)
Personal Bets and Trades...............2335

Profit year to date £20,574



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Results to advised stakes / prices for week


Maths - Account Bets..................+2
Maths - Selections....................-0.9
The Form Analyst......................-0.8
SLH Private...........................-8
SLH A/W...............................+6.2
Equine Investments....................+9.49
Tipping Legends.......................+13.25
Tipping Legends - Golf................-5.5
Making It Pay.........................-6
Nose Ahead............................-0.2
theformguru.com.......................0
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail).........-23.32
High Class Equine.....................-2



Results to advised stakes / prices YTD

Maths - Account Bets...................+6.25
Maths - Selections.....................+15.54
The Form Analyst.......................+26.83
SLH Private............................+159.38
SLH A/W................................+18.36
Equine Investments.....................+24.55
Tipping Legends........................+30.06
Tipping Legends - Golf.................+32.16
Making It Pay..........................-2.47
Nose Ahead.............................+106.39
theformguru.com........................-7.68
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail)..........-16.31
High Class Equine......................+2.4
Optimum Racing.........................-70.98

Losing end to the week

Sunday 7 June


Nice winner from SLH on his all weather service, Realism advised each way at 7/1. Now I still do these win only, and so picked up the extras today. Overall so far this year, my strategy isn't as profitable as the advised stakes - but there's not a lot in it really, so I will stick with it.

Otherwise, there was nothing else to add to the total - Gregory Bourdy finished up four under for the tournament and tied for 10th, two shots out of the money. Shot four rounds of 70 - but didn't make any progress today, an eagle at the 18th got him under par for the day, so ultimately the nine in his opening round proved very expensive.

It's been very frustrating following the golf over the last few weeks, with four players in the top ten in the last four weeks, and three more in the top 15 but none of them in the frame. Got to be patient, as the wins and places only come round every now and again - signs that the big one is not far away, just need to wait a bit longer.

Back later with the weekly round-up and a couple of comments to reply to, which I will try and do later on.



Bets Advised


SLH Private

Digital Media 1pt win @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 4/1)


SLH A/W

Realism e/w at min 7/1 - WON (SP 5/1)


Tipping Legends

Captain Tidds 1pt win @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)


Chris, The Form Guru

Rebel Prince 1pt e/w @ 9/1 - 4TH (SP 7/1)
Carmenero 2pts win @ 9/2 - LOST (SP 4/1)
Imperium 1pt e/w @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)
Ermine Grey 2pts win @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 13/2)
Trans Sonic 1pt e/w @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)


Tipping Legends, Golf

Bradley Dredge 1pt e/w @ 50/1 - TIED 53RD
Gregory Bourdy 0.5 pts e/w @ 70/1 - TIED 10TH
Vijay Singh 1 pt e/w @ 22/1 - MISSED CUT
Ryan Moore 0.25 pts e/w @ 150/1 - MISSED CUT



Bets Placed

Digital Media £100 win @ 13/2..............(100)
Realism £100 win @ 7/1......................700
Captain Tidds £100 win @ 8/1...............(100)
Bradley Dredge £100 e/w @ 50/1.............(200)
Gregory Bourdy £50 e/w @ 75/1 - 80/1.......(100)
Vijay Singh £100 e/w @ 22/1................(200)
Ryan Moore £25 e/w @ 140/1..................(50)
Angle Of Attack £100 win @ 25/1............(100)
Rebel Prince £25 e/w @ 9/1..................(50)
Carmenero £50 win @ 9/2.....................(50)
Imperium £25 e/w @ 9/1 - 10/1...............(50)
Ermine Grey £50 win @ 6/1 - 7/1.............(50)
Trans Sonic £25 e/w @ 14/1 - 16/1...........(50)

Loss on day £400

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Derby Day

Saturday 6 June


Tipping Legends haven't been having a good time of it over the last few weeks, and following yesterday they had their work cut out to make anything of their Epsom special.

However, all of yesterday's losses were cleared in one hit when River Captain was an easy winner of the first, having been advised at 25/1. They followed up with Indian Trail which won at 11/1 (10/1 adv), and also landed places with Storyland (9/1 adv) and Northern Dare (25/1 adv) which both finished 4th - happily today, there were four places in both races !

Struggled with the prices on River Captain and Northern Dare - didn't get any of the 25/1 on either of the horses, had to take down to 16/1 on Northern Dare - the bet having to be split between four bookies before I got it all on.

Graeme, The Form Analyst, has been in great form recently but today wasn't so good with Kiwi Bay in third the best of his four selections.

As an extra to his service, he is currently looking in to placepots as a bi-product of his form analysis and he put one together for Epsom today. Unfortunately it went down in the first leg, but I used his work in combination with a few of the other tips and managed to get £1.60 worth of the £341.40 pot up for a profit of £384 on the bet.

Equine Investments had an each way bet on Tepmokea, which ran into the aforementioned River Captain, and came second - but still a good profit on the bet.

A three point loser from SLH was disappointing, Make It Pay and High Class Equine's bets both finsihed second, and theformguru.com's each way bet did the honourable thing and came fourth, caught on the line for the place !

Chris, The Form Guru had one winner - Coin Of The Realm, advised each way at 9/1 with Stan James. Regardless of the fact I can't get anything on with Stan James, the price wasn't there. According to oddschecker they cut it to 8/1 at 9.33 - the e-mail was sent at 12.48. Not the first time I've noticed this either.

This game is hard enough without chasing round for prices that were never there in the first place, or only available with tin pot firms like Sportingbet. No excuses for it guys, get it sorted !

The Derby of course was won in great style by Sea The Stars. Now this was given out as an ante-post bet by Isiris last October - 8pts win advised at 20/1 according to their newsletter at the end of last year.

I was on a long break at the time, or just returning from it and of course I haven't backed it. According to the newsletter, the bet was given out on 14/10/08 - I was back by then, but I don't remember the message, and I certainly didn't back it !

There were three other ante-post bets given out during that break which all lost, and a couple of un-successsful sports bets as well last year and I didn't back any of these either. Sea The Stars was one that got away though !

Finally, the golf might yet be interesting tomorrow. The two selections in the US have both missed the cut, but I've got Gregory Bourdy running for me in the Welsh Open e/w at 80/1. Now I was following the European Tour website on Thursday afternoon and Bourdy was leading at -5 after 14 holes of his first round. Checked back half and hour later and he had taken NINE on the 15th and dropped back to level par ! However he's managed to hold himself together pretty well and he is currently tied 7th with one round to go - two shots off the lead, and one off the place money. Had some near misses in the last few weeks, so hoping for the best tomorrow.



Bets Advised


SLH Private

Premier Des Marais 3pts win @ min 7/2 - LOST (SP 5/2)


Equine Investments

Tepmokea 1pt e/w @ 12/1 - 2ND (SP 8/1)


Tipping Legends

Marching Time 1pt win @ 11/4 - LOST (SP 3/1)
River Captain 0.5 pts e/w @ 25/1 - WON (SP 16/1)
Desert Auction 1pt win @ 7/2 - LOST (SP 9/2)
Indian Trail 0.5 pts e/w @ 10/1 - WON (SP 11/1)
Sirens Gift 0.5 pts e/w @ 11/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Gan Ahmras 1 pt e/w @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Gan Ahmras / Fame and Glory 0.5 pts reverse forecast - LOST
Storyland 0.5 pts e/w @ 9/1 - 4TH (SP 9/1)
Bandama 0.5 pts e/w @ 11/1 - LOST (SP 11/1)
Northern Dare 1pt e/w @ 25/1 - 4TH (SP 16/1)


Making It Pay

Kings Destiny 2pts win @ 3/1 - 2ND (SP 2/1)


Nose Ahead

Cornus 1pt win @ 22/1 - LOST (SP 25/1)


theformguru.com

Arrivederla 1pt e/w @ 8/1 - 4th (SP 5/1)


High Class Equine

Bradford 1pt e/w @ 6/1 - 2ND (SP 4/1)


Maths - Selections

Kalhan Sands e/w @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)


The Form Analyst

Kiwi Bay 2pts win @ 5/1 - 3RD (SP 6/1)
Siren's Gift 1pt e/w @ 11/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Summer Dancer 2pts win @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Sudden Impulse 1 pt e/w @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)


Chris, The Form Guru

Without Prejudice 1 pt e/w @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Cosmic Sun 0.5 pts e/w @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
Safari Mischief 1 pt e/w @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
City Dancer 2pts win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
Hitchens 1pt win @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)
Coin Of The Realm 1 pt e/w @ 9/1 - WON (SP 6/1)
Ergo 1 pt e/w @ 8/1 - 4TH (SP 10/1)



Bets Placed

Premier Des Marais £300 win @ 4/1 - 9/2.....(300)
Tepmokea £100 e/w @ 12/1.....................200
Marching Time £100 win @ 11/4...............(100)
River Captain £50 e/w @ 20/1 - 22/1.........1283
Desert Auction £100 win @ 7/2...............(100)
Indian Trail £50 e/w @ 10/1 (bog)............688
Sirens Gift £50 e/w @ 10/1 - 11/1...........(100)
Gan Ahmras £100 e/w @ 7/1 - 15/2............(200)
G Ahmras / Fame and Glory £50 r/f...........(100)
Storyland £50 e/w @ 9/1.......................62
Bandama £50 e/w @ 10/1 - 11/1...............(100)
Northern Dare £100 e/w @ 16/1 - 22/1.........394
Kings Destiny £100 win @ 11/4...............(100)
Cornus £100 win @ 24.19 BF..................(100)
Arrivederla £25 e/w @ 8/1....................(50)
Bradford £50 e/w @ 5/1........................0
Kalhan Sands £100 win @ 8/1.................(100)
Kiwi Bay £100 win @ 5/1.....................(100)
Siren's Gift £50 e/w @ 11/1.................(100)
Summer Dancer £100 win @ 6/1................(100)
Sudden Impulse £50 e/w @ 8/1................(100)
Without Prejudice £25 e/w @ 8/1 - 10/1.......(50)
Cosmic Sun £12.50 e/w @ 20/1 - 25/1..........(25)
Safari Mischief £25 e/w @ 8/1................(50)
City Dancer £50 win @ 8/1 - 9/1..............(50)
Hitchens £25 win @ 14/1......................(25)
Coin Of The Realm £25 e/w @ 8/1..............250
Ergo £25 e/w @ 8/1...........................(50)
Personal Bets - Epsom placepot...............384

Profit on day £1261

Friday, 5 June 2009

Nothing special about these big meetings !

Friday 5 June


Another big meeting, another day spent doing my brains !

Tipping Legends failed to find a winner on the first day of their Epsom special, indeed they didn't even get a place.

That doesn't tell the whole story though - anyone who's been reading the blog for a while will know that I have an aversion to each betting and this afternoon showed why. No fewer than four of their each way selections finished fourth.

The last race at Epsom was particularly frustrating with Parisian Pyramid trading at 1.82 in-running for the win, and getting caught right on the post for third place ! Not sure of the wisdom of advising two horses each way in a 15 runner handicap though (the other was 5th)

Maths had two seconds from his selections at 16/1 and 9/1, the second beaten by the horse he put up as a saver - which I didn't back !

Maths account bet showed a profit when Tartan Gigha won the 2.10, but the main stake was lost on Bencoolen who usually races prominently, but held up today and never sighted.

Equine Investments had a second and a third with Look Here - beaten two noses having traded 1.05 in running.Frustration all round really, although there were one or two highlights.

A day to forget, and hope for better things tomorrow.



Bets Advised


SLH A/W

Eleanor Eloise e/w @ 8/1 - 4TH (SP 5/1)


SLH Exchange

Youmzain 1pt lay @ max 3.7 - 2ND


Maths - Account Bet

Bencoolen £80 win @ 4/1, Tartan Gigha £20 win @ 6/1 - £100 rec stake - LOST / WON


Maths - Selections

Lilly Blue e/w @ 14/1 - 2ND (SP 10/1)
Decided - win @ 8/1, saver on Weet A Surprise - 2ND (SP 9/1), SAVER WON (SP 4/1)


Equine Investments

Liberty Ship 1.75 pts win @ 6/1 - 2ND (SP 7/2)
Maison Dieu 1.75 pts win @ 11/4 - LOST (SP 5/2)
Look Here 0.75 pts win, 0.5 pts e/w @ 6/1 - 7/1 - 3RD (SP 9/2) - beaten two noses (advised Tuesday)


Tipping Legends

Hatta Fort 1pt e/w @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 11/2)
South Cape 0.5 pts e/w @ 11/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
Royal Power 0.5 pts e/w @ 20/1 - 4TH (SP 10/1)
Duncan 1pt e/w @ 6/1 - 4TH (SP 9/2)
William Blake 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 - 4TH (SP 9/1)
Rainbow View 2pts win @ 10/3 - 4TH (SP 3/1)
Parisian Pyramid 0.5 pts e/w @ 11/1 - 4TH (SP 14/1)
Tartan Gunna 0.5 pts e/w @ 20/1 - 5TH (SP 10/1)


The Form Analyst

Ramona Chase 1 pt e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)


Nose Ahead

Brut 1pt win @ 11/1 - 3RD (SP 14/1)
Obe Gold 1pt win @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
0.25 pts e/w double on above two
Red Cape 0.5 pts win @ 8/1 - WON (SP 8/1)
Lazy Darren 0.5 pts win @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)


theformguru.com

Seeking The Buck 2pts win @ 9/2 - WON (SP 9/2)


Chris, The Form Guru

Royal Power 1pt e/w @ 20/1 - 4TH (SP 10/1)
Dream Desert 1pt e/w @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)
Oh Goodness Me 1pt e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Satwa Laird 2pts win @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)
Danehillsundance 2pts win @ 13/2 - LOST (SP 11/2)
Can Can Star 1pt win @ 13/2 - LOST (SP 11/2)
Ellmau 1pt win @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 5/1)



Bets Placed

Eleanor Eloise £100 win @ 9/1........................(100)
Youmzain £50 lay @ 3.7 (net).........................48
Lilly Blue £50 e/w @ 16/1.............................110
Decided £100 win @ 8/1...............................(100)
Bencoolen £200 win @ 4/1.............................(200)
Tartan Gigha £50 win @ 6/1............................300
Liberty Ship £175 win @ 6/1..........................(175)
Maison Dieu £175 win @ 11/4..........................(175)
Look Here £75 win / £50 e/w @ 6/1.....................(65)
Hatta Fort £100 e/w @ 13/2...........................(200)
South Cape £50 e/w @ 10/1 - 12/1.....................(100)
Royal Power £50 e/w @ 16/1 - 20/1....................(100)
Duncan £100 e/w @ 11/2...............................(200)
William Blake £50 e/w @ 12/1.........................(100)
Rainbow View £200 win @ 3/1 - 10/3...................(200)
Parisian Pyramid £50 e/w @ 11/1......................(100)
Tartan Gunna £50 e/w @ 16/1 - 20/1...................(100)
Ramona Chase £50 e/w @ 14/1..........................(100)
Brut £100 win @ 10/1 - 11/1..........................(100)
Obe Gold £100 win @ 16/1.............................(100)
above two horses £25 e/w double.......................(50)
Red Cape £50 win @ 11 on BF (net).....................477
Lazy Darren £50 win @ 16/1............................(50)
Seeking The Buck £50 win @ 9/2........................225
Royal Power £25 e/w @ 16/1............................(50)
Dream Desert £25 e/w @ 6/1............................(50)
Oh Goodness Me £25 e/w @ 12/1.........................(50)
Satwa Laird £50 win @ 7/1.............................(50)
Danehillsundance £50 win @ 13/2.......................(50)
Can Can Star £25 win @ 13/2...........................(25)
Ellmau £25 win @ 7/1..................................(25)
Personal Bets and trades..............................(30)

Loss on day £1485

Thursday, 4 June 2009

One of those days

Thursday 4 June


When you have £175 on a 13/2 winner and still end up losing nearly £900 on the day, you're not going to be too thrilled but that was the story of the day.

Once again, only one winner today - again from Equine Investments with Baizically, advised at 13/2 - but with a 25p rule 4 deduction, isn't that always the way ! Still I comfortably beat the SP of 3/1.

Nose Ahead gave out a 1pt e/w bet on Esteem Machine at 33/1. The horse missed the break, was hampered during the race at least three times including in the last 100 yards and finished beaten less than two lengths - in fourth ! Gutted with that result, every chance the horse could have won with a clear run and certainly would have placed.

Tale of woe elsewhere - Chris, The Form Guru couldn't find any winners but had two each way places at 12/1 and 20/1, as well as two seconds at 13/2 and 11/2 both advised win only.

Tipping Legends ultimately advised three horses, although gave out four tips in their original e-mail. One was eventually retracted as they claimed to have given out the wrong horse, I didn't back it as I was late picking up the first message but it will count in the weekly results round up on Sunday. Not sure what was going on there today, but it was a strange one.

Epsom Derby meeting starts tomorrow, and another Tipping Legends special. Let's hope they're back on form for this one !



Bets Advised


SLH Private

Emerald Witness / Thedeboftheyear - 2pts e/w double at 2/1 5/2 - 3RD / LOST


Equine Investments

Bourse 0.75 pts win, 0.5 pts e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)
Baizically 1.75 pts win @ 13/2 - WON (SP 3/1)


Tipping Legends

Comptonspirit 1pt win @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 5/1)
Changing Lanes 1pt win @ 3/1 - 2ND (SP 3/1)
Bernard 2pts win @ 13/2 - LOST (SP 5/1)
Rapid City 1pt win @ 15/2 - TIP WITHDRAWN, CLAIMED WRONG HORSE ADVISED


Maths - Selections

Mr Lu / Atlantic Beach - split stake 12/1 / 7/4 - 4TH / 2ND


Making It Pay

Sir Isaac 2pts win @ 4/1 - 4TH (SP 11/2)
Habshan 1pt win @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)


Nose Ahead

Esteem Machine 1pt e/w @ 33/1 - 4TH (SP 16/1)


The Form Analyst

Gallego 1pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)


Chris, The Form Guru

Bold Indian 1 pt e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Mr Lu 1pt win @ 10/1 - 4TH (SP 7/1)
Fenners 2pts win @ 13/2 - 2ND (SP 7/1)
Barbirollo 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - 3RD (SP 10/1)
Mujood 2pts win @ 11/2 - 2ND (SP 8/1)
Ballinteni 1 pt e/w @ 20/1 - 3RD (SP 10/1)
Baylini 1 pt e/w @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)



Bets Placed

E Witness / Thedeboftheyear £200 e/w double..............(400)
Bourse £75 win / £50 e/w @ 12/1..........................(175)
Baizically £175 win @ 13/2................................853 - 25p rule 4
Comptonspirit £100 win @ 7/1.............................(100)
Changing Lanes £100 win @ 10/3...........................(100)
Bernard £200 win @ 6/1...................................(200)
Mr Lu £50 win @ 10/1......................................(50)
Atlantic Beach £50 win @ 7/4..............................(50)
Sir Isaac £100 win @ 7/2.................................(100)
Habshan £50 win @ 10/1....................................(50)
Esteem Machine £100 e/w @ 33/1...........................(200)
Bold Indian £25 e/w @ 16/1................................(50)
Mr Lu £25 win @ 8/1.......................................(25)
Fenners £50 win @ 6/1.....................................(50)
Barbirolli £ 25 e/w @ 12/1.................................50
Mujood £50 win @ 11/2.....................................(50)
Ballinteni £15 e/w @ 20/1 / £10 e/w @ 16/1.................67
Baylini £25 e/w @ 15/2....................................(50)
Gallego £50 e/w @ 12/1...................................(100)
Personal Bets and Trades.................................(100)


Loss on day £880