Monday, 31 August 2009

A few changes

Making a few changes to the portfolio to take me through the next few months.

As you will already have seen, I have joined three football services for the new season - two of which are already up and running and the first bets from the third, Winabobatoo should appear within the next week.

Isiris racing resume action tomorrow, and I've rejoined. At the moment I'm unsure as to how I will play their bets - I struggled to get on the each way account bets even before I started getting restricted to the extent I am now, so it may well be that I will be trading most of these selections on Betfair - it depends how the market responds to this service. I have an open mind at the moment as to which way I go.

I've also joined the Punter Profits site, and will be adding their information to my daily bets. Will probably take me a day or so to get myself up to speed with this service.

I've decided that I am dropping the Tipping Legends racing bets with immediate effect. Nothing has really changed since the post I made a few weeks ago, and another losing month has merely confirmed my feelings.

My sub runs out at the end of November but I am stopping now. I will be keeping the golf bets going, and I expect I'll subscribe to the specials next year.

I am also going to stop betting most of the free tips I receive, and I will just keep monitoring these and back them if and when I fancy the selections. I will put these together with various other free sites, tipsters and blogs which are out there along with my own bets.

So that's where I am now, looking forward to getting another good run going before too long and to build on the profits already made so far this year.

Still in reverse

Monday 31 August


The recent poor run continued with only SLH hitting the target with Reel Charmer, a one point win bet advised at 5/1 - managed to achieve 6/1 by splitting my bet between Paddy Power and Ladbrokes, 7/2 was the winning SP.

Elsewhere there were three seconds with Triple Dream, Jargelle and Stanley Goodspeed who between them lost by a total of a length, and the Best Under bet went down today thanks to a 90th minute goal.

A rare account bet from Maths today, finished close up but unplaced - Maths is bringing in a new staking plan as from tomorrow, he's not revealed any details but a fresh approach to staking is needed here and will be interested to see what he has come up with.

Start of a new month tomorrow and a few changes for me which I will outline in my next post later on tonight.



Bets Advised


SLH Private

Reel Charmer 1pt win @ min 5/1 - WON (SP 7/2)


Equine Investments

The Which Doctor 1.5 pts win @ 4/1 - LOST (SP 3/1)
Errigal Lad 1pt win @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)
Triple Dream 1pt win @ 5/1 - 2ND (SP 4/1)


Tipping Legends

Jargelle 1 pt e/w @ 7/1 - 2ND (SP 7/1)
Zawaar 0.5 pts e/w @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)
Fuel Cell 0.5 pts e/w @ 33/1 - LOST (SP 28/1)


Maths Selection

The Which Doctor - win bet @ 3/1 - LOST (SP 3/1)


Maths Account Bet

Rare Ruby 75w / 25pl - 100 adv stk @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)


Nose Ahead

Benandonner 1pt win @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Stanley Goodspeed 1pt win @ 12/1 - 2ND (SP 13/2)


High Class Equine

Mufti 1pt e/w @ 4/1 - LOST (SP 9/4)


Best Under

Amkar v Nalchik 10pts @ 1.6 - LOST (1-2)



Bets Placed

Reel Charmer £100 win @ 6/1.....................600
The Which Doctor £150 win @ 7/2 - 4/1..........(150)
Errigal Lad £100 win @ 10/1....................(100)
Triple Dream £100 win @ 5/1....................(100)
Jargelle £100 e/w @ 7/1..........................40
Zuwaar £50 e/w @ 6/1...........................(100)
Fuel Cell £50 e/w @ 25/1 - 33/1................(100)
The Which Doctor £100 win @ 3/1................(100)
Rare Ruby £187.50 w, £62.50 pl @ 8/1 - 9/1 ....(250)
Benandonner £100 win @ 16/1....................(100)
Stanley Goodspeed £100 win @ 11/1..............(100)
Mufti £50 e/w @ 4/1............................(100)
Amkar v Nalchik £100 under @ 1.6...............(100)

Loss on day £660

Profit and Loss w/e 30/08/2009

Apologies for being a day late with the weekly round up, but I was out last night and so a bit short of time.

As I mentioned yesterday, this has been by far the worst week of the year, with over £6000 dropped in the last seven days. Probably as well that it followed on immediately after the best week.

Back later tonight with the results for Bank Holiday Monday and one or two other bits of news.


Loss on week £6,462

Profit year to date £45,026


Here's a graph showing the year to date profit...









Results by service for week (per my staking plan)


Maths - Account Bets......................0
Maths - Selections.....................(400)
Maths - Bad Horses........................0
The Form Analyst.......................(511)
SLH - Private..........................(400)
SLH - Exchange..........................634
SLH - A/W..............................(300)
Equine Investments......................275
Tipping Legends......................(1,970)
Tipping Legends (Golf).................(700)
Making It Pay.............................0
Nose Ahead...........................(1,050)
Chris, The Form Guru (I/Rail)........(1,668)
High Class Equine......................(165)
Football Elite..........................208
Best Under.............................(125)
Personal Bets / Trades.................(290)

Profit on week £6,462



Results by service YTD (per my staking plan)


Maths - Account Bets.................(1,537)
Maths - Selections......................545
Maths Bad Horses (Lay)..................710
The Form Analyst......................4,881
SLH - Private........................14,110
SLH - Exchange........................2,271
SLH A/W.................................149
Equine Investments...................14,552
Tipping Legends......................(7,939)
Tipping Legends (Golf)................6,162
Making It Pay..........................(732)
Nose Ahead............................3,198
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail)...........501
High Class Equine........................65
Football Elite............................0
Personal Bets and Trades..............8,704
Paul Jones (a/p) Chel / Aintree.......1,259
Chel / Aintree others (PJ, Maths etc).1,103
Optimum Racing.......................(2,442)
theformguru.com........................(409)


Profit year to date £45,026



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Profit / (Loss) by day of week (w/e 30/08/09)


Mon...............(950)
Tue...............(253)
Wed...............(540)
Thu.............(1,230)
Fri...............(813)
Sat.............(1,489)
Sun.............(1,187)

TOTAL...........(6,462)



Profit / (Loss) by day of week (YTD)


Mon..............8,638
Tue.............12,399
Wed..............9,691
Thu..............4,649
Fri.............(1,028)
Sat..............6,799
Sun..............3,878

TOTAL...........45,026



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Results to advised stakes / prices for week


Maths - Account Bets..................0
Maths - Selections....................-4
The Form Analyst......................-6
SLH Private...........................-4
SLH A/W...............................-3
Equine Investments....................+2.75
Tipping Legends.......................-18.65
Tipping Legends - Golf................-7
Making It Pay.........................0
Nose Ahead............................-10.5
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail).........-31.55
High Class Equine.....................-3.3
Football Elite........................+10.4
Best Under............................-12.46



Results to advised stakes / prices YTD

Maths - Account Bets...................+0.5
Maths - Selections.....................+13.58
The Form Analyst.......................+76.22
SLH Private............................+159.94
SLH A/W................................+9.56
Equine Investments.....................+147.12
Tipping Legends........................-17.65
Tipping Legends - Golf.................+84.29
Making It Pay..........................-22.77
Nose Ahead.............................+62.99
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail)..........+92.72
High Class Equine......................+5.3
Football Elite.........................+0.02
Best Under.............................-12.46

Sunday, 30 August 2009

The week from hell

Sunday 30 August


With the golf set to produce no returns, it was always likely that I would complete the week with another losing day for a full house of seven out of seven.

That is indeed what happened as I came up empty handed from the racing as well as the golf.

Football Elite found a winner from their only bet of the weekend, but it was a losing start from my newest football service "Best Under", who as the name suggests advise bets in the under 2.5 goals market.

They advise bets in leagues all over the world, every bet this week was struck on Betfair so all being well I won't have too many problems getting on.

Been out for a meal and a few drinks tonight, so will post the weekly profit and loss figures in the morning - they're not pretty with a loss of over £6000 in the last seven days !



Bets Advised


Tipping Legends

Guilded Warrior 1pt e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Astroleo 1pt win @ 8/1 - 3RD (SP 11/2)
Grand Art 1pt e/w @ 6/1 - 2ND (SP 5/1)


Tipping Legends Golf

Alexander Noren 1 pt ew @ 40/1 - TIED 56TH
Damian McGrane 0.5 pts e/w @ 50/1 - TIED 14TH
Sergio Garcia 2 pts e/w @ 35/1 - OUT OF CONTENTION


Nose Ahead

Join Up 1pt win @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Swop 1pt win @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)
0.5 pts e/w double on above - LOST


Football Elite

Parma (v Catania) 10 pts win @ 2.04 - WON 2-1


Best Under

Wisla v Jagiellonia (Poland) 5pts @ 1.9 - LOST (2-1)
AIK v Trelleborg (Sweden) 10pts @ 1.7 - WON (1-0)
Kayserispor v Denizlispor (Turkey) 5pts @ 1.72 - LOST (3-0)
Estudiantes v Gimnasia (Argentina) 5pts win @ 1.85 - LOST (3-0)
Kalmar v Hammarby (Sweden) 10pts win @ 2.02 - LOST (3-0)
Larissa v Olympiakos (Greece) 5pts win @ 1.6 - WON (0-2)



Bets Placed

Guilded Warrior £100 e/w @ 12/1 - 14/1.............(200)
Astroleo £100 win @ 7/1............................(100)
Grand Art £100 e/w @ 11/2 (part BOG).................30
Alexander Noren £100 e/w @ 40 on BF................(200)
Damian McGrane £50 e/w @ 70 / 12.5 on BF...........(100)
Sergio Garcia £200 e/w @ 40 / 8 on BF..............(400)
Join Up £100 win @ 14/1............................(100)
Swop £100 win @ 14/1...............................(100)
Join Up / Swop £50 e/w double......................(100)
Parma £200 @ 2.04...................................208
Best Under (Sat / Sun) 6 games (net)...............(125)

Loss on day £1187

Saturday, 29 August 2009

The worst week of the year ?

Saturday 29 August


Not sure if it is the worst, but it can't be far off after another bad day, with only one winner at even money, a win for SLH on his exchange line and a couple of place returns.

Going to keep the commentary to a minimum as the results speak for themselves really.



Bets Advised


SLH Private

Benbane Head 4pts win @ 6/4 - 3RD (SP 5/4)


SLH Exchange

4.25 Cartmel
Front Rank 1pt back @ min 5.0 - WON
Mossman Gorge 1pt back @ min 9.0 - LOST


Equine Investments (advised yesterday)

Delegator 1.75 pts win @ Evens - WON (SP 4/6)


Tipping Legends

Spin Cycle 1pt win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)
Strike The Deal 1 pt e/w @ 11/2 - LOST (SP 5/1)
Pickering 0.5 pts e/w @ 22/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
Cheshire Prince 0.5 pts e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)


The Form Analyst

Nuit Sombre 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - 3RD (SP 8/1)
Lord Of The Reins 1pt e/w @ 12/1 - 3RD (SP 16/1)
Hadaf 1 pt e/w @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Mesbaah 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Southandwest 1 pt e/w @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)


Maths Selections

Blossom King win bet @ 7/2 - 4TH (SP 7/2)
Brasingaman Hifive win bet @ 14/1+ - LOST (SP 12/1)


Nose Ahead

Silvanus 1pt win @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)


Chris, Form Guru

Hamoody 1pt win @ 12/1 - 2ND (SP 14/1)
Vhujon 1pt win @ 11/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Strike The Deal 2pts win @ 11/2 - LOST (SP 5/1)
Fat Boy 0.5 pts e/w @ 22/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Group Therapy 1 pt e/w @ 11/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
Compton Blue 1 pt e/w @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Guilin 1 pt e/w @ 18/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Veiled Applause 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)



Bets Placed

Benbane Head £400 win @ 6/4...................(400)
Front Rank £100 back @ 5.1 (net)...............397
Mossman Gorge £100 back @ 9.0.................(100)
Delegator £175 win @ Evens.....................175
Spin Cycle £100 win @ 8/1.....................(100)
Strike The Deal £100 e/w @ 11/2...............(200)
Pickering £50 e/w @ 20/1......................(100)
Cheshire Prince £50 e/w on BF.................(100)
Nuit Sombre £100 e/w @ 16/1....................260 - 10p rule 4
Lord Of The Reins £100 e/w @ 12/1 - 14/1.......229 - part BOG, other 10p R4
Hadaf £100 e/w @ 9/1..........................(200)
Mesbaah £100 e/w @ 16/1.......................(200)
Southandwest £100 e/w @ 10/1..................(200)
Blossom King £100 win @ 7/2...................(100)
Brasingaman Hifive £100 win @ 14/1............(100)
Silvanus £100 win on BF.......................(100)
Hamoody £50 win @ 12/1.........................(50)
Vhujon £50 win on BF...........................(50)
Strike The Deal £100 win @ 11/2...............(100)
Fat Boy £25 e/w @ 22/1.........................(50)
Group Therapy £50 e/w on BF...................(100)
Compton Blue £50 e/w on BF....................(100)
Guilin £50 e/w on BF..........................(100)
Veiled Applause £50 e/w @ 12/1................(100)

Loss on day £1489

Friday, 28 August 2009

More of the same

Friday 28 August


Turning out to be a very poor week, and it will take something special to turn it round over the weekend.

Just two place returns from a couple of seconds today, one of those cut down to nothing by a rule 4, and I head into the weekend with only two outright winners all week from 50 bets advised.

Anyway, there's plenty of action on offer tomorrow, including the last evening turf cards for this year - so hopefully a better day in store.



Bets Advised


Equine Investments

Kashimin £150 win @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 5/1)


Tipping Legends

Tungsten Strike 1pt win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Boychuk 1pt win @ 13/2 - LOST (SP 6/1)
Grimes Faith 0.5 pts e/w @ 11/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)


Chris, Form Guru

Blazing Heights 1pt win @ 17/2 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Toy Top 1pt win @ 12/1 - 4TH (SP 11/1)
Sweet Gale 1 pt e/w @ 16/1 - 2ND (SP 12/1)
Alfresco 1 pt e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Micky Mac 1 pt e/w @ 10/1 (price not there) - 2ND (SP 7/1)
Wood Fairy 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Shadowtime 1 pt e/w @ 18/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Luijiana 1 pt e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)



Bets Placed

Kashimin £150 win @ 10/1.......................(150)
Tungsten Strike £100 win @ 8/1.................(100)
Boychuk £100 win @ 6/1.........................(100)
Grimes Faith £50 e/w @ 10/1....................(100)
Blazing Heights £50 win @ 9.43..................(50)
Toy Top £50 win @ 10.5..........................(50)
Sweet Gale £50 e/w @ 14/1.......................125
Alfresco £50 e/w @ 16/1........................(100)
Micky Mac £50 e/w @ 8/1..........................12 - 25p rule 4
Wood Fairy £50 e/w @ 9/1.......................(100)
Shadowtime £50 e/w @ 16/1......................(100)
Luijiana £50 e/w @ 20/1........................(100)

Loss on day £813

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Bloody awful !

Thursday 27 August



With the way the tips came out today, it was either going to be a very good day or a ver bad one with many of the selections being given out by more than one service.

As it turned out, the only positive note was the first winner for the Form Guru under the new staking plan, but otherwise it was a shocker.

Tipping Legends gave out two 1 point each way bets, but Prince Rhyddarch and Raptor were both unplaced, which meant the other suggested bet on the day - a reverse forecast double also went down. The text stated a 0.5 pt r/f double, which equals two points staked - but when I got home tonight and had chance to read the e-mail it stated "a very small r/f dbl, will log it as a 0.5 dbl", so basically I had twice as much on as was advised.

Raptor was also given by Nose Ahead and TFG, who also both went for Magic Echo in the same race.

With The Form Analyst going for Misphire in the race, it meant that I had £800 on the race - crazy really.

Equine Investments and Maths both gave out Pokfulham, which finished third yesterday, but unplaced today.

The final slap in the face today was the win of Lordship in the last race at 13/2 - given out by two services yesterday but nothing today.

So a dismal day, the fourth losing day in a row with over £3000 lost since Monday, see what Friday brings !



Bets Advised


SLH A/W

Abu Derby e/w @ min 8/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)


Equine Investments

Pokfulham 1.5 pts win @ 7/2 - LOST (SP 3/1)


Tipping Legends

Prince Rhyddarch 1pt e/w @ 9/2 - LOST (SP 9/2)
Raptor 1pt e/w @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 11/2)
P Rhyddarch / John Forbes + Raptor / Misphire 0.5 pts r/f dbl - LOST


The Form Analyst

Misphire 1pt e/w @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)


Maths Selection

Pokfulham e/w @ 7/2 - LOST (SP 3/1)


Nose Ahead

Raptor 1.5 pts win @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 11/2)
Magic Echo 0.5 pts e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)


High Class Equine

Banana Republic 1pt e/w - 2ND (SP 11/4)
Almadaa 0.5 pts e/w - 4TH (SP 7/1)


Chris, Form Guru

John Forbes 3pts win @ 4/1 - WON (SP 5/2)
No Wonga 0.5 pts e/w @ 16/1 - 3RD (SP 14/1)
Swift Chap 1 pt e/w @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 15/2)
Calypso Girl 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Raptor 2pts win @ 11/2 - LOST (SP 11/2)
Magic Echo 0.5 pts e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)



Bets Placed

Abu Derby £100 win @ 8/1.....................(100)
Pokfulham £150 win @ 7/2.....................(150)
Prince Rhyddarch £100 e/w @ 7/2 - 4/1........(200)
Raptor £100 e/w @ 6/1........................(200)
Reverse Forecast Doubles.....................(200)
Misphire £100 e/w @ 7/1......................(200)
Pokfulham £50 e/w @ 7/2......................(100)
Raptor £150 win @ 6.2 BF.....................(150)
Magic Echo £50 e/w on BF.....................(100)
Banana Republic £50 e/w @ 7/2.................(15)
Almadaa £25 e/w on BF.........................(50)
John Forbes £150 win @ 4.5 - 4.6 (net)........516
No Wonga £25 e/w on BF (net)...................69
Swift Chap £50 e/w on BF.....................(100)
Calypso Girl £50 e/w @ 12/1..................(100)
Raptor £100 win @ 6.2 BF.....................(100)
Magic Echo £25 e/w on BF......................(50)


Loss on day £1230

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

What's the damage ?

Wednesday 26 August


Just one winner today with Collateral Damage winning at an SP of 11/4, having been advised by Equine Investments at 4/1 to minimum stakes.

It was a marginal call, "probably wouldn't tip him at 7/2" - but 4/1 was widely available.

That wasn't a big enough price for The Form Analyst - who has been mentioning this horse for months as one to be on if the horse ever got it's optimal conditions.

Today was the day, but Graeme was looking for 11/2 - 6/1 for his 2 point each way bet (the horse had only won 3/43 races) and when that wasn't available the bet was pulled.

Maths also gave the horse a positve word in his message today "I said last time Collateral Damage was about to win and he's been gambled in the 3.40 race adn it's only the shortened price and the size of the field that stops me suggesting him."

So, everyone latched on to this one today, but had different opinions of what price constituted a value bet.

Nothing too much to get excited about elsewhere, with Lordship being an expensive loser. I've not seen the race, but from what Maths said on his forum the jockey gave it a very poor ride - came from way back to take third close home.



Bets Advised


Equine Investments

Collateral Damage 1pt win @ 4/1 - WON (SP 11/4)


Maths Selection

Lordship win bet @ 8/1 - 3RD (SP 7/1)


Tipping Legends

Sir Sandicliffe 0.5 pts e/w @ 10/1 - 4TH (SP 15/2)


Chris, The Form Guru

Jachol 3pts win @ 5/1 - 3RD (SP 9/2)
Lordship 2pts win @ 8/1 - 3RD (SP 7/1)
Distant Pleasure 2pts win @ 15/2 - LOST (SP 4/1)
High Severa 2pts win @ 6/1 (not there) - LOST (SP 4/1)
Woodsley House 0.5 pts e/w @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 18/1)
Hollins 1pt e/w @ 18/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)



Bets Placed

Collateral Damage £100 win @ 4/1..................400
Lordship £100 win @ 8/1..........................(100)
Sir Sandicliffe £50 e/w on BF....................(100)
Jachol £150 win @ 5/1............................(150)
Lordship £100 win @ 8.16 BF......................(100)
Distant Pleasure £100 win @ 8.1 BF...............(100)
High Severa £100 win @ 6.2 BF....................(100)
Woodsley House £25 e/w on BF......................(50)
Hollins £50 e/w on BF............................(100)
Personal - Tues Football / Other.................(140)

Loss on day £540

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Laying was the way to go

Tuesday 25 August


Three out of three correct lays for SLH on his exchange line, which was good - but unfortunately all the horses I backed today lost as well !

Chris, The Form Guru found a 16/1 place amongst his five bets, while Nose Ahead and SLH A/W both advised losers.

Had a dabble on the unders/overs in the football tonight - gone over on Wolves, Leeds, Portsmouth, Swansea and Atletico Madrid. Trebles and an acca. See how it goes.



Bets Advised


SLH A/W

Denton Diva e/w bet @ min 9/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)


SLH Exchange

Good Effect 2pts lay @ max 2.7 - LOST
My Condor 1pt lay @ max 3.3 - LOST
Prospectorous 0.5pts lay @ max 5.2 - LOST


Nose Ahead

Doris's Gift 2pts win @ 9/2 - LOST (SP 7/2)


Form Guru

River Dee 1pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 11/1)
Shannon Golden 1pt e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Piper's Legend 1pt e/w @ 14/1 - 3RD (SP 16/1)
Rebel Prince 1pt e/w @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
Miss Christophene 1pt e/w @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)



Bets Placed

Denton Diva £100 win @ 11.12 on BF.............(100)
Good Effect £200 lay @ 2.66 (net)...............191
My Condor £100 lay @ 3.3 (net)...................96
Prospectorous £50 lay @ 5.2......................50
Doris's Gift £200 back @ 5.7 BF................(200)
River Dee £50 e/w on BF........................(100)
Shannon Glen £50 e/W on BF.....................(100)
Piper's Legend £50 e/w @ 12/1 (bog).............110
Rebel Prince £50 e/w @ 10/1....................(100)
Miss Christophene £50 e/w @ 9/1................(100)

Loss on day £253

Monday, 24 August 2009

The Day After

Monday 24 August


So how do you follow last night. Well you can't really and it was a poor day on the horses, but still feeling on top of the world after all the drama of the golf.

Late to bed last night, but luckily no work today as I'm pretty knackered now !

No joy from any of the selections today, indeed a pretty big loss for a quiet Monday, hopefully better to come tomorrow.



Bets Advised


SLH A/W

Puzzlemaster wim bet @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 11/2)


Tipping Legends

Royal Flynn 1 pt e/w @ 5/1 - LOST (SP 11/2)


The Form Analyst

Royal Flynn 2pts win @ min 5/1 - LOST (SP 11/2)


Nose Ahead

First Swallow 1 pt e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 17/2)


High Class Equine

Sternlight 1 pt e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)



Bets Placed

Puzzlemaster £100 win @ 10 on BF.............(100)
Royal Flynn £100 e/w @ 5/1...................(200)
Royal Flynn £200 win @ 7/1...................(200)
First Swallow £100 e/w @ 12/1 - 16/1.........(200)
Sternlight £50 e/w @ 14/1....................(100)
Personal - 5.20 Ham Combi R/F's..............(150)

Loss on day £950

Ryan Moore

Just had a brilliant night watching the golf, as Ryan Moore came from way back to win the Wyndham Championship in a play-off at the third extra hole.

Had given up on winning anything when he made a slow start to his final round, and was still only one under par for his round after 11 holes.

He then rolled in 5 birdies in a row and suddenly he was in the lead !

A bogey at the last seemed to have scuppered his chances, but when Kevin Stadler did the same it was a three way play-off.

Moore had a putt to win it on the first play-off hole, Stadler had a putt for victory on the second, but then Moore birdied the third extra hole to take down the tournament and land me my biggest ever win.

A brilliant tip from Tipping Legends, they've had plenty go very close in the last few months and they got the pay off tonight - fantastic !

Just away to re-work the figures.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Profit and Loss w/e 23/08/09

*** Updated at 12.20 am ***


Ryan Moore's win in the golf on Sunday evening gave me my biggest ever win, and I'm just a bit stunned at the minute as I type this !

Updated the figures below.

The racing on offer in the coming week doesn't look particularly inspiring, but all being well the tipsters will be able to find a few gems to keep the run going.

The last evening meetings on turf take place on Saturday, so that's summer over and done with ! The year is flying by, I must be getting old.



Profit on week £10,962

Profit year to date £51,488



Results by service for week (per my staking plan)


Maths - Account Bets......................0
Maths - Selections......................300
Maths - Bad Horses........................0
The Form Analyst.......................(730)
SLH - Private...........................450
SLH - Exchange..........................169
SLH - A/W...............................150
Equine Investments....................1,895
Tipping Legends........................(419)
Tipping Legends (Golf)................9,266
Making It Pay..........................(100)
Nose Ahead.............................(547)
Chris, The Form Guru (I/Rail)..........(270)
High Class Equine.......................360
Football Elite............................0
Personal Bets / Trades..................438

Profit on week £10,962



Results by service YTD (per my staking plan)


Maths - Account Bets.................(1,537)
Maths - Selections......................945
Maths Bad Horses (Lay)..................710
The Form Analyst......................5,392
SLH - Private........................14,510
SLH - Exchange........................1,637
SLH A/W.................................449
Equine Investments...................14,277
Tipping Legends......................(5,969)
Tipping Legends (Golf)................6,862
Making It Pay..........................(732)
Nose Ahead............................4,248
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail).........2,169
High Class Equine.......................230
Football Elite.........................(208)
Personal Bets and Trades..............8,994
Paul Jones (a/p) Chel / Aintree.......1,259
Chel / Aintree others (PJ, Maths etc).1,103
Optimum Racing.......................(2,442)
theformguru.com........................(409)


Profit year to date £51,488



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Profit / (Loss) by day of week (w/e 23/08/09)


Mon................223
Tue................565
Wed...............(365)
Thu.............(1,074)
Fri.............(1,209)
Sat..............3,625
Sun..............9,197

TOTAL...........10,962



Profit / (Loss) by day of week (YTD)


Mon..............9,588
Tue.............12,652
Wed.............10,231
Thu..............5,879
Fri...............(215)
Sat..............8,288
Sun..............5,065

TOTAL...........51,488



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Results to advised stakes / prices for week


Maths - Account Bets..................0
Maths - Selections....................+2.86
The Form Analyst......................-7.4
SLH Private...........................+1.5
SLH A/W...............................+1.5
Equine Investments....................+17.69
Tipping Legends.......................-2.88
Tipping Legends - Golf................+70.00
Making It Pay.........................-2
Nose Ahead............................-2.75
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail).........+11.55
High Class Equine.....................+5.4
Football Elite........................0



Results to advised stakes / prices YTD

Maths - Account Bets...................+0.5
Maths - Selections.....................+17.58
The Form Analyst.......................+82.22
SLH Private............................+163.94
SLH A/W................................+12.56
Equine Investments.....................+144.37
Tipping Legends........................+1.00
Tipping Legends - Golf.................+91.29
Making It Pay..........................-22.77
Nose Ahead.............................+73.49
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail)..........+124.27
High Class Equine......................+8.6
Football Elite..........................-10.38

Special Sunday

Sunday 23 August


**** Updated 12.15 am Monday 24 August ****

Ryan Moore won the Golf, see later post !!!


Nothing much to shout about with the horses today, the only return being from my lay of Australia in the 5th test on Friday night.

Fantastic achievement by England to regain the Ashes, especially after the shambles at Headingley a couple of weeks ago - really enjoyed watching the cricket this summer and to get the right result at the end of the series is brilliant.

Just a couple of lines from today - SLH advised a place lay on Diraar in the Newton Abbot 2.30, only got a partial match under the advised maximum price, and the market never came back before the race started - just as well for me as the horse managed to finish fourth to get in the frame.

May have something to watch in the golf later, with Ryan Moore four shots off the lead in the Wyndham Championship. He was in the lead after two rounds, but had a poor third round (level par) to drop him down to 9th place going into the final round. After so many disappointments recently I'm expecting nothing, but fingers crossed he can sneak into a place.



Bets Advised


SLH Private

Ceasan Desist 2pt back @ min 4/1 - LOST (SP 7/2)


SLH Private

Diraar 1pt place lay @ max 2.9 - PLACED (4TH)


Tipping Legends

Interdiamonds 1pt win @ 11/4 - 2ND (SP 2/1)


The Form Analyst

Stoneacre Lad 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 11/1)


Nose Ahead

Natural Rhythm 1pt win @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)


Tipping Legends (Golf)

Chris Wood 1 pt e/w @ 28/1 - TIED 55TH
John Bickerton 0.5 pts e/w @ 66/1 - WITHDREW AFTER 1ST ROUND
Ryan Moore 1pt e/w @ 60/1 - WON



Bets Placed


Ceasan Desist £200 win @ 11/2................(200)
Diraar £28.94 lay @ 2.74......................(51)
Interdiamonds £100 win @ 5/2 - 11/4..........(100)
Stoneacre Lad £100 e/w @ 14/1................(200)
Chris Wood £100 e/w @ 28/1...................(200)
John Bickerton £50 e/w on BF.................(100)
Natural Rhythm £100 win @ 12/1...............(100)
Australia £400 lay @ 4.1 (net)................382
Ryan Moore £100 win @ 85 on BF (net).........8022
Ryan Moore £100 pl @ 17.26 on BF (net).......1744

Profit on day £9,197

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Amazing Day

Saturday 22 August


Truly fantastic day, with Equine Investments the stars - advised an each way double on Bertoliver and Fanjura, with both legs winning for a fantastic pay off (47/1 for the win part and 5/1 for the place double).

SLH was also on the winning trail with Overrule - an impressive winner at Market Rasen, and Rathrockscourt on his exchange line. His other bet of the day, Transvesite was fourth - cracking line of commentary from Iain Mackenzie during the race "Transvestite needs a change of gear".

Maths was also target with Bertoliver, and Tipping Legends had Johannes among their three selections.

Making It Pay had their first selection in a while with Dingaan, who was a fast finishing fourth having been given an awful lot to do by his jockey, while my new staking plan on The Form Guru selections hasn't got off to a great start as for the second day running there were no winners advised - although Rumble Of Thunder was closed down in the last strides by Prince Of Johanna under a fine ride from Ryan Moore.

Talking of The Form Guru service, it's been pointed out to me that they are using my blog in their latest e-mails in order to attract new subscribers.

I don't have an issue with this, although it would have been nice if they'd asked first.

Neither do I have any problems with Chris the tipster, who clearly knows the time of day - and ultimately if a service is profitable then I am happy to follow it.

What I do have an issue with is Inside Rail who are operating this service.

I know of two people who signed up for the free month trial of TFG with them, decided not to continue and were subsequently charged - and despite numerous e-mails have not been refunded.

If you want to use my blog for publicity purposes, then it's only fair people know what they are getting involved with.




Bets Advised


SLH Private

Transvestite 2pts win @ min 4/1 - 4TH (SP 4/1)
Overrule 3pts win @ min 5/2 - WON (SP 2/1)


SLH Exchange

2.30 Newton Abbot
Rathrockscourt 1pt back @ min 4.0 - WON
Sonnengold 1pt back @ min 4.5 - LOST


Equine Investments

0.5 pt e/w double
Bertoliver (5/1) / Fanjura (7/1) - WON (SP 3/1) / WON (SP 11/2)


Tipping Legends

Celtic Sultan 1pt win @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 5/1)
Johannes 1pt win @ 7/2 - WON (SP 7/2)
Keepitsecret 1pt win @ 9/2 - LOST (SP 9/2)


Maths Selection

Bertoliver win bet @ 5/1 - WON (SP 3/1)



Chris, Form Guru

Invincible Lad 2pts win @ 11/2 - LOST (SP 9/2)
Lord Ryeford 1 pt e/w @ 9/1 - 4TH (SP 15/2) - late NR, only 3 places
The Which Doctor 1pt win @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 11/1)
Greylami 1pt win @ 12/1 - 3RD (SP 10/1)
Pinch Of Salt 0.5 pts e/w @ 28/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)
Vhujon 1 pt e/w @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Cold HArbour 1 pt e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
Rumble Of Thunder 1 pt e/w @ 14/1 - 2ND (SP 15/2)



Making It Pay

Dingaan 2pts win @ 4/1 - 4TH (SP 10/3)




Bets Placed


Transvestite £200 win @ 9/2 - 11/2................(200)
Overrule £300 win @ 7/2...........................1050
Rathrockscourt £100 back @ 4.3 (net)...............320
Sonnengold £100 back @ 4.5........................(100)
Bertoliver / Fanjura £50 e/w dbl 5/1 7/1..........2575
Celtic Sultan £100 win @ 11/2.....................(100)
Johannes £100 win @ 7/2............................350
Keepitsecret £100 win @ 9/2.......................(100)
Bertoliver £100 win @ 5/1..........................500
Invincible Lad £100 win @ 5/1.....................(100)
Lord Ryeford £50 e/w @ 8/1........................(100)
The Which Doctor £50 win @ 14.73...................(50)
Greylami £50 win @ 12/1............................(50)
Pinch Of Salt £25 e/w on BF........................(50)
Vhujon £50 e/w @ 9/1 - 10/1.......................(100)
Cold Harbour £50 e/w @ 16/1.......................(100)
Rumble Of Thunder £50 e/w @ 14/1....................90
Dingaan £100 win @ 7/2 - 4/1......................(100)
Personal - Football under/over 2.5 goals..........(110)

Profit on day £3625

Poor again

Friday 21 August


Running very late tonight, but it's been another four figure losing day.

A rare bet for the High Class Equine guys produced a good winner in Theladyinquestion, and the TFA York special had a winner with Palavacino advised at 14/1.

The only other return on the day came from I Confess, which was a pure fluke as I backed this by mistake when trying to back the TFA bet today - the text woke me up and I was still half asleep when I was trying to get on !

It was nearly three hours before I noticed my mistake and by then the price on the TFA selection had long gone (although there was a 20p rule 4 from the early prices0 and I did the best I could with it on Betfair, taking some in running and laying part of it off.

Got out of I Confess with a profit on the place part of the bet, laid for a place i/r at 4.3 but paid out at 6.25/1 with the SP of 25/1 so happy enough with that, but not happy that I forgot to lay off the win part - thought I had but on checking tonight I clearly haven't, I wasn't at my best today !

Not been great so far this week, hopefully the weekend will help turn things around.



Bets Advised


Equine Investments

Light From Mars 1.5 pts win @ 10/1 - 3RD (SP 7/1)


Tipping Legends

Cosmic Sun 3pts win @ 7/1 - 4TH (SP 9/2)
Forgotten Voice 1pt win @ 9/4 - LOST (SP 9/4)
Kingsgate Native 1pt win @ 3/1 - LOST (SP 5/2)
Hada Men 1pt win @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
C Sun / F Voice / K Native - 0.5 pt e/w treble - LOST/LOST/LOST


The Form Analyst

Kings Point 1 pt e/w @ 20/1 - 28/1 - LOST (SP 11/1)


Maths Selection

Expressive / Gunner Lindley e/w double - 2ND (2/1) / LOST (11/10)


Nose Ahead

Penang Princess 1.5 pts win, 0.5 pts place @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)


High Class Equine

Theladyinquestion 1pt e/w @ 9/2 - WON (SP 6/1)


Chris, Form Guru

Classic Vintage 2pts win @ 5/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)
- didn't back this, received e-mail late
Akhenaten 2pts win @ 6/1 - 3RD (SP 6/1)
Secret Society 2pts win @ 5/1 - 4TH (SP 9/2)
Amour Propre 2prs win @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)
Tax Free 1 pt e/w @ 16/1 - 4TH (SP 12/1)
Gold Express 2pts win @ 17/2 - LOST (SP 15/2)
Sandor 2pts win @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 15/2)
Buddhist Monk 0.5 pts e/w @ 33/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)


SLH A/W

Poppy's Rose win @ min 7/2 - 3RD (SP 11/4)


TFA York Special

Palavacino 0.5 pts win @ 14/1 - WON
Beckermet 0.25 pts e/w @ 33/1 - LOST
Art Connoisseur 0.5 pts e/w @ 16/1 - LOST
Inchnadamph 0.75 pts e/w @ 16/1 - LOST



Bets Placed

Light From Mars £150 win @ 10/1.................(150)
Cosmic Sun £300 win @ 7/1.......................(300)
Forgotten Voice £100 win @ 9/4..................(100)
Kingsgate Native £100 win @ 3/1.................(100)
Hada Men £100 win @ 8/1.........................(100)
£50 each way treble.............................(100)
Kings Point £200 back @ 13.5....................(200)
Kings Point £100 lay @ 9.6.......................100
Kings Point £100 place back @ 4.................(100)
Expressive / G Lindley £50 e/w double...........(100)
Penang Princess £150 win @ 9/1..................(150)
Penang Princess £50 place @ 3.75 BF..............(50)
Theladyinquestion £50 e/w @ 9/2 (bog)............360
Akhenaten £100 win @ 6/1........................(100)
Secret Society £100 win @ 9/2...................(100)
Amour Propre £100 win @ 13/2....................(100)
Tax Free £50 e/w @ 16/1.........................(100)
Gold Express £100 win @ 9.24....................(100)
Sandor £100 win @ 8.32..........................(100)
Buddhist Monk £25 e/w @ 33/1.....................(50)
Poppy's Rose £100 win @ 4/1.....................(100)
Personal - TFA York Special......................400
Personal - I Confess £91.90 e/w @ 25/1...........477
Personal - I Confess £100 pl lay @ 4.3..........(330)
Persoanl - Kings Point £8.10 e/w @ 25/1..........(16)

Loss on day £1209

Thursday, 20 August 2009

In Deep !

Thursday 20 August


I mentioned yesterday the issue of multiple tips in the same race, where you are effectively betting against yourself, and that situation happened again in the 2.50 at York.

The winner Roaring Forte was given out by TFG, Acrostic finished third for EI, Webbow fourth for TFA extra. I also had the fifth with Scuffle for Nose Ahead (on at 25/1 e/w beaten a nose for fourth), Docofthebay who finished seventh (TFA extra), and I was up to the hilt as it were with Lovelace, given by TL and TFG.

So there you have it, six horses tipped - I backed the winner and had five in the first seven and I lost on the race !

Part of the problem was staking the winner - I only do TFG selections to £25 a point. However I am making an immediate change and increasing these to £50 a point from tomorrow. I was initially wary of how much I was shelling out on TFG tips given the daily volume of bets, but I'm showing a profit of over £3000 since I started following these in May and so I think I can justify upping the stakes now.

TFG had two winners on the day, the other was Littlemisssunshine gambled all the way down to 5/1, and also a 20/1 place - so I shouldn't really be losing four figures when that happens.

One of those days best forgotten really, with TFG providing the only two winners.

Had Catalan Bay and Indian Art both trade odds-on in the same race and get beat, Indian Art going as low as 1.06 but finishing second.

The Form Analyst York special isn't going well, which serves to illustrate why these weaker bets were dropped from the service some time ago, but I'll see out the meeting and hopefully a couple of winners tomorrow will mean it ends up being a profitable exercise.

Anyway, not the best day - hope tomorrow is better !



Bets Advised


SLH A/W

Vilnius - win bet @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)


SLH Private

Campden Annie 1pt e/w @ 4/1 - LOST (SP 7/2)


Equine Investments

Acrostic 0.75 pts win, 0.75 pts e/w @ 6/1 - 3RD (SP 5/1)
Emirates Roadshow 1.75 pts win @ 6/4 - 2ND (SP Evens)


Tipping Legends

Lovelace 2pts win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Catalan Bay 2pts win @ 7/1 - 4TH (SP 7/1)
Our Picadilly 1pt win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)


Nose Ahead

Scuffle 1pt e/w @ 33/1 - 5TH (SP 20/1)


Chris, Form Guru

Lovelace 2pts win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Roaring Forte 1 pt e/w @ 10/1 - WON (SP 8/1)
Jargelle 1 pt e/w @ 20/1 - 3RD (SP 16/1)
Indian Art 2pts win @ 8/1 - 2ND (SP 5/1)
Northern Spy 2pts win @ 6/1 - 4TH (SP 9/2)
Wreningham 1pt win @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 11/1)
Littlemisssunshine 1pt win @ 16/1 - WON (SP 5/1)


The Form Analyst, York Special

Alrasm 0.25 pts win @ 14/1 - LOST
Nimue 0.75 pts win @ 12/1 - LOST
Webbow 0.5 pts e/w @ 11/1 - 4TH
Docofthebay 0.5 pts e/w @ 25/1 - LOST
Barshiba 0.25 pts win @ 14/1 - LOST
Princess Taylor 0.75 pts e/w @ 12/1 - LOST
Bahamian Babe 0.5 pts e/w @ 14/1 - LOST



Bets Placed

Vilnius £100 win @ 10/1........................(100)
Campden Annie £100 e/w @ 9/2...................(200)
Acrostic £75 win @ 6/1, £75 e/w @ 5/1-6/1.......(45)
Emirates Roadshow £175 win @ 6/4...............(175)
Lovelace £200 win @ 9/1 - 10.5 BF..............(200)
Catalan Bay £200 win @ 9/1.....................(200)
Our Picadilly £100 win @ 9/1...................(100)
Scuffle £100 e/w @ 25/1........................(200)
Lovelace £50 win @ 9/1..........................(50)
Roaring Forte £25 e/w @ 10/1....................312
Jargelle £25 e/w on BF (net).....................72
Indian Art £50 win @ 8/1........................(50)
Northern Spy £50 win @ 6/1......................(50)
Wreningham £25 win @ 10/1.......................(25)
Littlemisssunshine £25 win @ 14/1...............350
Personal - TFA York special....................(413)

Loss on day £1074

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Poor Day

Wednesday 19 August


These big handicaps have proved very expensive for me this year, with multiple tips from the various services I use failing to find the winner - and so it was the case with the Ebor at York today, with no less than £850 staked on the race (all against the short priced favourite) and the only return being a £25 each way place at 20/1.

There's no way of avoiding the situation unless I decide to opt of these races - but you don't know what you'll end up with until all the tips are in.

That pretty much guaranteed a losing day, with only two winners advised, but I limited the damage somewhat with a £200 double on Birmingham and Spurs, which copped thanks to a 90th minute penalty for Birmingham.

No hard luck stories on the horses that I could see, and look forward to better things tomorrow.



Bets Advised


SLH A/W

Agnes Love win bet @ min 9/2 - WON (SP 7/2)


Tipping Legends

Seeking The Buck 0.5 pts e/w @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Resplendent Light 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 17/2)
Record Breaker 1pt e/w @ 33/1 - LOST (SP 25/1)


The Form Analyst

Northern Bolt 2pts win @ min 7/1 - 4TH (SP 9/1)


Nose Ahead

Deutschland 1pt e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)


Chris, Form Guru

Coin Of The Realm 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
Presbyterian Nun 1 pt e/w @ 28/1 - 4TH (SP 20/1)
Precision Break 2pts win @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
Magicalmysterytour 1 pt e/w @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)
Northern Bolt 2pts win @ 7/1 - 4TH (SP 9/1)
Hazelrigg 0.5 pts e/w @ 28/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Shamwari Lodge 3pts win @ 10/3 - WON (SP 3/1)
Blades Princess 2pts win @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 15/2)


Equine Investments

Manyriverstocross 1pt win, 0.5 pts e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
Flying Silks 1.5 pts win @ 7/2 - LOST (SP 9/4)


Form Analyst York Special

1.45 Resplendent Light 0.25 pts e/w @ 16/1 - LOST
2.50 Corporal Maddox 0.25 pts e/w @ 20/1 - LOST
3.25 Manyriverstocross 0.25 pts e/w @ 12/1 - LOST
3.25 Record Breaker 0.25 pts e/w @ 28/1 - LOST
3.25 Hits Only Vic 0.25 pts e/w @ 20/1 - 3RD
4.05 Nosedive 0.5 pts win @ 15/2 - LOST
4.40 Silver Games 0.25 pts e/w @ 12/1 - 3RD




Bets Placed


Agnes Love £100 win @ 9/2.......................450
Seeking The Buck £50 e/w @ 8/1.................(100)
Resplendent Light £50 e/w @ 14/1...............(100)
Record Breaker £100 e/w @ 28/1.................(200)
Northern Bolt £100 e/w @ 15/2 - 17/2...........(200)
Deutschland £100 e/w @ 20/1....................(200)
Coin Of The Realm £25 e/w @ 12/1................(50)
Presbyterian Nun £25 e/w @ 28/1.................(50)
Precision Break £50 win @ 10/1..................(50)
Magicalmysterytour £25 e/w @ 25/1...............(50)
Northern Bolt £50 win @ 11/2....................(50)
Hazelrigg £12.50 e/w @ 25/1.....................(25)
Shamwari Lodge £75 win @ 10/3...................250
Blades Princess £50 win @ 8/1...................(50)
Manyriverstocross £100 win, £50 e/w @ 14/1.....(200)
Flying Silks £150 win @ 7/2....................(150)
Personal - Football Tuesday (trebs/acca).......(110)
Personal - TFA York Special....................(100)
Personal - £200 dbl Brum / Spurs................620

Loss on day £365

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Away to a flyer, then...

Tuesday 18 August


Cracking start to the Ebor meeting with Tipping Legends and TFG both tipping up Barney McGrew in the first. Horse advised at 20/1 - 25/1, winning at an SP of 14/1.

Had plenty of tips for the race with Equine giving the second, Hamish McGonagall each way, as did TFG - and Chris's third pick in the race Intrepid Jack finished 4th ! Nose Ahead had two unplaced selections in the race.

Tipping Legends other two selections on the day were unplaced, while TFG's other selections included Royal Destination (won 7/2 adv) and a 14/1 second advised win only.

Maths selection, and the saver, lost and The Form Analyst's recent quiet spell continued with Millfied finishing a never nearer 5th having blown the start, as he did last time.

The Form Analyst is running a "special" for York - looking at all the races during the Ebor meeting. Bets don't count towards the account win or lose, but they are staked and I'll be backing them all week and recording them as personal bets. No joy on the opening day with a couple of very close seconds the best on offer.


Bets Advised


Equine Investments

Hamish McGonagall 0.75 pte e/w @ 6/1 - 7/1 - 2ND (SP 6/1)



Tipping Legends

Barney McGrew 0.5 pts e/w @ 25/1 - WON (SP 14/1)
Alwaary 1pt win @ 9/4 - LOST (SP 7/2)
Jack Dawkins 1pt e/w @ 16/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)


The Form Analyst

Millfield 1pt e/w @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 13/2)


Maths - Selection

Best One win bet @ 11/1+ - LOST (SP 9/1)
(saver on Namu advised - didn't back it - LOST)


Nose Ahead

Green Manalishi 1pt e/w @ 33/1 - LOST (SP 25/1)
Peak District 1pt e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)


Chris, The Form Guru

Hamish McGonagall 2pts win @ 6/1 - 2ND (SP 6/1)
Intrepid Jack 0.5 pts e/w @ 16/1 - 4TH (SP 14/1)
Barney McGrew 0.5 pts e/w @ 20/1 - WON (SP 14/1)
Spring Secret 1pt win @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 11/1)
Fire King 1pt win @ 14/1 - 2ND (SP 9/1)
Wester Ross 2pts win @ 7/1 - 4TH (SP 11/2)
Royal Destination 3pts win @ 7/2 - WON (SP 5/2)
Ra Junior 1 pt e/w @ 20/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Too Tall 2pts win @ 13/2 - LOST (SP 5/1)


TFA York Special (recording as personal bets for the blog)

1.45 Aegean Dancer 0.25 pts e/w @ 14/1 - LOST
1.45 Hamish McGonagall 0.25 pts e/w @ 13/2 - 2ND (SP 6/1)
2.15 Mata Keranjang 0.5 pts win @ 5/1 - LOST
2.15 Emerald Commander 0.25 pts e/w @ 18/1 - 2ND (SP 22/1)
2.50 Jukebox Jury 1pt win @ 13/2 - LOST
4.05 Excellent Guest 0.25 pts win @ 8/1 - LOST
4.05 Lord Aeryn 0.25 pts win @ 13/2 - LOST
4.40 William Blake 0.5 pts e/w @ 9/1 - LOST
4.40 Kandidate 0.25 pts e/w @ 50/1 - LOST




Bets Placed

Hamish McGonagall £75 e/w @ 6/1 - 13/2..........41
Barney McGrew £8.79 e/w @ 25/1.................275
Barney McGrew £41.21 e/w @ 20/1...............1030
Barney McGrew - betfair £41.21 back @ 26.12
£41.21 lay @ 23..(net).........................126
Alwaary £100 win @ 9/4........................(100)
Jack Dawkins £100 e/w @ 16/1..................(200)
Millfield £100 e/w @ 8/1......................(200)
Best One £100 win @ 12/1......................(100)
Green Manalishi £100 e/w on BF................(200)
Peak District £100 win @ 14/1.................(100)
Hamish McGonagall £50 win @ 6/1................(50)
Intrepid Jack £12.50 e/w @ 14/1.................31
Barney McGrew £12.50 e/w @ 20/1................312
Spring Secret £25 win @ 11/1...................(25)
Fire King £25 win @ 14/1.......................(25)
Wester Ross £50 win @ 7/1......................(50)
Royal Destination £75 win @ 7/2................263
Ra Junior £25 e/w @ 20/1.......................(50)
Too Tall £50 win @ 11/2........................(50)
Personal - TFA York bets......................(313)
Personal - other...............................(50)

Profit on day £565

Monday, 17 August 2009

Missed message

Monday 17 August


Not sure what happened to my phone today, but the EI text arrived 10 minutes after it was sent out, and by the time I got the message the price on the selection Good Gorsoon had long gone.

I also get the selections via e-mail to my phone but this mail never came through - even though it was in my inbox when I checked later on the laptop. Every other e-mail showed up on my phone so no idea what happened to this one, one of those things.

As it happened Good Gorsoon was unplaced, one of only four bets on the day.

SLH had Quick Off The Mark on his all weather line which was unplaced, The Form Analyst gave Trumpet Lily, who came from the back to take third place in the final furlong.

Best of the day was Nose Ahead's selection, Bond City who was third having been advised each way at 33/1. Could only get a fiver each way on at the top price.

Need to add the loss on Alvaro Quiros on the golf last night to today's figures - finished four shots out of the money, having dropped four shots on his final two holes !


Bets Advised


Equine Investments

Good Gorsoon 1.5 pts win @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)


SLH A/W

Quick Off The Mark - win bet @ 4/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)


The Form Analyst

Trumpet Lily 1pt e/w @ min 8/1 - 3RD (SP 7/1)


Nose Ahead

Bond City 1pt e/w @ 33/1 - 3RD (SP 25/1)


Tipping Legends Golf (USPGA)

Alvaro Quiros (w/o Woods) 1pt e/w @ 125/1 - TIED 24TH




Bets Placed


Quick Off The Mark £100 win @ 4/1................(100)
Trumpet Lily £100 e/w @ 8/1 - 9/1..................70
Bond City £5 e/w @ 33/1............................36
Bond City £5 e/w @ 28/1............................30
Bond City £32.50 e/w @ 25/1.......................171
Bond City £57.50 win @ 34 on BF...................(58)
Bond City £57.50 place @ 6 on BF (net)............274
Alvaro Quiros £50 e/w @ 150/1....................(100)
Alvaro Quiros £50 e/w @ 125/1....................(100)

Profit on day £223

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Profit and Loss w/e 16/08/09

*** UPDATE 11.35 PM SUNDAY ***


Nothing doing on the golf as Quiros spends most of the round 1-2 shots out of the money before taking 6 at the 17th. Will include in Monday's figures.


Another good week, with the chance to add to it on the Golf later on tonight.

Plenty to go at next week with the Ebor meeting at York the highlight.

Best of luck with your betting next week.




Profit on week £2,458

Profit year to date £40,526



Results by service for week (per my staking plan)


Maths - Account Bets......................0
Maths - Selections.....................(150)
Maths - Bad Horses........................0
The Form Analyst.......................(790)
SLH - Private............................87
SLH - Exchange.........................(794)
SLH - A/W...............................100
Equine Investments......................500
Tipping Legends.......................2,291
Tipping Legends (Golf).................(600)
Making It Pay.............................0
Nose Ahead..............................112
Chris, The Form Guru (I/Rail)...........200
High Class Equine.........................0
Football Elite.........................(208)
Personal Bets / Trades................1,710

Profit on week £2,458



Results by service YTD (per my staking plan)


Maths - Account Bets.................(1,537)
Maths - Selections......................645
Maths Bad Horses (Lay)..................710
The Form Analyst......................6,122
SLH - Private........................14,060
SLH - Exchange........................1,468
SLH A/W.................................299
Equine Investments...................12,382
Tipping Legends......................(5,550)
Tipping Legends (Golf)...............(2,404)
Making It Pay..........................(632)
Nose Ahead............................4,795
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail).........2,439
High Class Equine......................(130)
Football Elite.........................(208)
Personal Bets and Trades..............8,556
Paul Jones (a/p) Chel / Aintree.......1,259
Chel / Aintree others (PJ, Maths etc).1,103
Optimum Racing.......................(2,442)
theformguru.com........................(409)


Profit year to date £40,526



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Profit / (Loss) by day of week (w/e 09/08/09)


Mon...............(330)
Tue..............1,296
Wed................911
Thu..............1,200
Fri.................23
Sat................171
Sun...............(813)

TOTAL............2,458



Profit / (Loss) by day of week (YTD)


Mon..............9,365
Tue.............12,087
Wed.............10,596
Thu..............6,953
Fri................994
Sat..............4,663
Sun.............(4,132)

TOTAL...........40,526



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Results to advised stakes / prices for week


Maths - Account Bets..................0
Maths - Selections....................-1.5
The Form Analyst......................-7.9
SLH Private...........................+0.76
SLH A/W...............................+1
Equine Investments....................+3
Tipping Legends.......................+23.33
Tipping Legends - Golf................-6
Making It Pay.........................0
Nose Ahead............................+1.5
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail).........+11.45
High Class Equine.....................0
Football Elite........................-10.38



Results to advised stakes / prices YTD

Maths - Account Bets...................+0.5
Maths - Selections.....................+14.72
The Form Analyst.......................+89.62
SLH Private............................+162.44
SLH A/W................................+11.06
Equine Investments.....................+126.68
Tipping Legends........................+3.88
Tipping Legends - Golf.................+21.29
Making It Pay..........................-20.77
Nose Ahead.............................+76.24
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail)..........+112.72
High Class Equine......................+3.2
Football Elite..........................-10.38

Away to a bad start

Sunday 16 August


SLH played the first race at Southwell on his exchange line today, putting up Burgess Hill and Winchester Red against the field.

Burgess Hill was travelling well when he came down at the third last fence, traded as low as 1.25 on Betfair, which left the way clear was Winchester Red - who was 4-5 lengths clear when crashing out at the last, with 10.8K matched at 1.01 in running - ouch !

Things evened up a bit with the each way double SLH advised, as Pelennor was getting the worst of the argument for third place when Penyfan Dawn came down at the last. The second leg of the double won well to give a small profit on the bet.


Tipping Legends rounded off a very week with two selections, including Rose Bien - an 8/1 winner.

Nothing doing for The Form Analyst with Great Quest trailing in last, and Equine Investments were out of luck with Monashee Rock unplaced at Bath.

Couple of bets from Nose Ahead, with Finnegan Mccool advised each way finishing one place out of the money, and Comptonspirit finishing well to take third place - advised as a win bet though.

Put Comptonspirit and Commander Wish in a reverse forecast, which lost and no joy on a couple of other small bets I had today.

Will partially settle the golf now, but on Alvaro Quiros tonight in the without Woods market. Just one shot out of the money as he starts his fourth round, so just looking for something to watch tonight - hopefully with a good pay-off at the end.



Bets Advised


SLH Private

Pelennor / Willies Way 1 pt e/w double, settle at SP - 3RD (7/2) / WON (5/2)


SLH Exchange

2.20 Southwell
Burgess Hill 2pt back @ min 3.5 - LOST
Winchester Red 1pt back @ min 3.5 - LOST


Equine Investments

Monashee Rock 1pt win @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 5/1)


Tipping Legends

Rose Bien 0.5 pts e/w @ 8/1 - WON (SP 6/1)
Commander Wish 0.5 pts win @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)


Tipping Legends (Golf)

All in the without Tiger Woods market

Steve Stricker 0.5 pts e/w @ 22/1 - MISSED CUT
Camilo Villegas 0.5 pts e/w @ 50/1 - OUT OF CONTENTION
Alvaro Quiros 1pt e/w @ 125/1 - CURR TIED 7TH IN MARKET (5 PLACES PAID)


The Form Analyst

Great Quest 1pt e/w @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)


Nose Ahead

Finnegan Mccool 1pt e/w @ 20/1 - 4TH (SP 14/1)
Comptonspirit 1pt win @ 9/1 - 3RD (SP 5/1)




Bets Placed

Pelennor / Willies Way £100 e/w @ 3/1 / 11/4........87
Burgess Hill £200 back @ 3.5......................(200)
Winchester Red £100 back @ 3.5....................(100)
Monashee Rock £100 win @ 6/1 - 8/1................(100)
Rose Bien £50 e/w @ 8/1............................500
Commander Wish £50 e/w @ 12/1 - 14/1..............(100)
Steve Stricker £50 e/w @ 22/1.....................(100)
Camilo Villegas £50 e/w @ 50/1....................(100)
Great Quest £100 e/w @ 10/1 - 12/1................(200)
Finnegan Mccool £100 e/w @ 16/1 - 20/1............(200)
Compton Spirit £100 win @ 8/1.....................(100)
Personal bets and trades..........................(200)

Loss on day £813

Saturday, 15 August 2009

They Don't Want You To Win

Just thought I'd share with you a couple of lines from an e-mail Bet365 sent me today regarding my account.

"I can confirm that you will no longer be receiving any free bets or bonuses on your account.

In regards to your account, the amount offered to a customer depends on the nature of the event and our Traders' estimate of the likely profitability of that customer's business.

We are sorry that the amount offered in this case is less than you would like to have staked."

So there you have it, straight from the horses mouth so to speak.



Come and bet with us, have a free bet if you like, best odds guaranteed, beat Victor, we've laid this, blah blah blah.

How would you like your bullshit sir ?

It's all just one big con, designed to extract the maximum from those who can afford it least.

As from Monday we have to pay Racing UK £20 a month for the privilege of watching these parasites every day.

They should just crawl under the nearest rock (Gibraltar perhaps).

Successful Saturday

Saturday 15 August


Managed to turn today into a winning day despite only one winning tip on the horses. Swift Gift was advised by both Equine Investments and Tipping Legends in the Newbury 3.45, and won well.

In the same race Masai Moon and Spitfire were advised as each way bets by The Form Analyst and Masai Moon placed third at 12/1.

EI and Maths both gave Golden Desert a positive mention to Golden Desert and I decided to put the four horses together in combination forecasts and tricasts, obviously delighted to see Golden Desert second and Masai Moon third - forecast paid £22.46 and the tricast £184.67 !

It was good to pick up a return like that as I've been missing out a bit lately on some of the extras which are given out as part of the services I follow. I don't follow them blindly, but there's some good stuff out there which will all add to the profits.

Mac Love was given a good shout on the TFA forum on Thursday (won at 25/1). Equine mentioned Nufoudh at 20/1 yesterday which won as well, must admit though I never read either of these until after the race which ain't much good really !

Even today EI mentioned Rock Anthem as "worth a very small bet at a price" - around 12/1 when he wrote that, and the horse won at 5/1 and Robert The Brave was given a good write up on the TFA forum and won at 12/1 tonight - and I didn't back those either !

Other bets advised today, Tipping Legends gave out Alacide which veered right across the track in the final furlong and got done on the line having traded 1.03 - their other tips were losers, including Hitchens which was also put up by Nose Ahead and The Form Guru.

No joy for The Form Guru, SLH on his all weather and exchange lines, or Maths.

Signed up for a couple of football services for this season. Winabobatoo will start issuing selections in about 3 weeks time, but Football Elite got things underway today. 1 winning bet from 3 advices means a losing start, but looking forward to a successful season with both services.


Bets Advised


Equine Investments

Swift Gift 1.5 pts win @ 4/1 - WON (SP 5/2)


Tipping Legends

Hitchens 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
Alacide 1pt win @ 3/1 - 2ND (SP 3/1)
Dansant 0.5 pts e/w @ 13/2 - LOST (SP 11/2)
Swift Gift 1pt win @ 3/1 - WON (SP 5/2)


The Form Analyst

Masai Moon 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 - 3RD (SP 12/1)
Spitfire 0.5 pts e/w @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 11/1)


Maths - Selections

Atabaas Allure e/w @ 5/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)


Nose Ahead

Berbice 1pt win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Hitchens 1pt win @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)


SLH A/W

Petrafied e/w @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)


SLH Exchange

Zafar 2pt lay @ max 2.15 - WON


Chris, Form Guru

Paquerettza 4pts win @ 4/1 - LOST (SP 4/1)
Sir Edwin Landseer 1 pt e/w @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
Noverre To Go 2pts win @ 15/2 - LOST (SP 7/1)
Hitchens 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 9/1)
Excusez Moi 2pts win @ 15/2 - LOST (SP 6/1)
Risque Heights 1 pt e/w @ 22/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)
Cativo Cavallino 1 pt e/w @ 16/1 - 3RD (SP 12/1)


Football Elite

Blackburn (v Man City) draw no bet 10pts @ 2.5 - LOST 0-2
Wolves (v West Ham) 10pts @ 2.7 - 2.75 - LOST 0-2
Stoke (v Burnley) 10pts @ 1.95 - 1.97 - WON 2-0



Bets Placed

Swift Gift £150 win @ 4/1.......................600
Hitchens £100 e/w @ 12/1.......................(200)
Alacide £100 win @ 3/1.........................(100)
Dansant £50 e/w @ 13/2.........................(100)
Swift Gift £100 win @ 11/4......................275
Masai Moon £50 e/w @ 14/1........................90
Spitfire £50 e/w @ 11/1........................(100)
Atabaas Allure £50 e/w @ 5/1...................(100)
Berbice £100 win @ 7/1.........................(100)
Hitchens £100 win @ 12/1.......................(100)
Petrafied £100 win @ 8/1.......................(100)
Zafar £200 lay @ 2.11 (late NR)................(198)
Paquerettza £100 win @ 7/2.....................(100)
Sir Edwin Landseer £25 e/w on BF................(50)
Noverre To Go £50 win on BF.....................(50)
Hitchens £25 e/w @ 12/1.........................(50)
Excusez Moi £50 win on BF.......................(50)
Risque Heights £25 e/w @ 14/1 - 18/1............(50)
Cativo Cavallino £25 e/w @ 14/1..................63
Blackburn £200 win @ 6/4.......................(200)
Wolves £100 @ 17/10; £100 @ 2.74...............(200)
Stoke £100 @ 20/21; £100 @ 1.971................192
Personal - f'cs / t'cs 3.45 Newbury.............909
Personal - others..............................(110)

Profit on day £171

Friday, 14 August 2009

FFF...

F*ucking frustrating Friday that is !

The main news for me today is that my Bet365 account has effectively been closed. I knew it was only a matter of time before it happened as I have taken them for over £20,000 since the beginning of May.

The plug was pulled while I was typing in my TFG bets, one minute I had £50 on a 6/1 shot, the next I was offered a maximum £1.14 on a 7/1 shot !

Going to make things a bit difficult over the weekend, and in to next week, but plans are in place and I will find a way round it.

Betting wise it was a bit of a tear your hair out day.

Tipping Legends had another good day, Seamus Shindig winning at 11/2 and another winner was Malt Or Mash - advised as a bet at 2/1, but the other market leader was withdrawn between the bet being given out and the e-mail arriving and 11/10 was the best on offer by then and so I decided to pass. The other two selections were both unplaced.

Maths had a couple of short priced selections with a 6/4 winner, Whiskey Junction and a loser, and Whiskey Junction was the only success from three bets from Equine Investments.

The Form Analyst advised a two point win bet on Royal Composer, managed to get 9/1 for my money, horse hit a flat spot mid-race and then rattled home to finish third beaten a head and a neck - and would probably have won in another ten yards. More frustrating still the winner was Nufoudh who NoseAhead tipped up last Sunday, but decided to leave it alone today when it won at 11/1 !

The Form Guru had eight selections today - of which six finished in the first four but none won, Eastern Gift trading at 1.06 i/r before getting touched off.

Finally the day finished off with Macs Power for the SLH A/W line, who sprinted into the lead 2 out at Kempton, but didn't last home and was running on fumes by the end - 3rd, having reached a low of 1.15 in running.



Bets Advised


Equine Investments

Burza 0.5 pts win @ 33/1 - LOST (SP 13/2)
Glen Molly 2pts win @ 4/1 - LOST (SP 6/4)
Whiskey Junction 1.5 pts win @ 6/4 - WON (SP 6/4)


Tipping Legends

Toujours Souriante 1 pt win @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Princess Charlemagne 0.5 pts e/w @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 15/2)
Malt Or Mash 1pt win @ 2/1 - WON (SP 5/4)
Seamus Shindig 1pt e/w @ 9/2 - WON (SP 11/2)


The Form Analyst

Royal Composer 2pts win @ min 6/1 - 3RD (SP 11/2)


Maths - Selections

Richo win @ 15/8 - LOST (SP 7/4)
Whiskey Junction win @ 6/4 - WON (SP 6/4)


Chris, Form Guru

Zaaqya 2pts win @ 6/1 - 3RD (SP 4/1)
The History Man 1 pt e/w @ 14/1 - 3RD (SP 14/1)
Honourable Endeavour 2pts win @ 13/2 - LOST (SP 10/3)
The Quiet Genius 0.5 pts e/w @ 33/1 - LOST (SP 25/1)
Rydane 2pts win @ 7/1 - 3RD (SP 7/1)
Eastern Gift 2pts win @ 6/1 - 2ND (SP 6/1)
Barliffey 1 pt e/w @ 14/1 - 4TH (SP 6/1)
Mayoman 2pts win @ 7/1 - 4TH (SP 9/2)



SLH A/W

Macs Power win bet @ min 6/1 - 3RD (SP 6/1)



Bets Placed

Burza £50 win @ 25/1 - 33/1......................(50)
Glen Molly £200 win @ 4/1.......................(200)
Whiskey Junction £150 win @ 6/4..................225
Toujours Souriante £100 win @ 7/1...............(100)
Princess Charlemagne £50 e/w @ 7/1 - 8/1........(100)
Seamus Shindig £100 e/w @ 9/2 (bog)..............660
Royal Composer £200 win @ 9/1...................(200)
Richo £100 win @ 7/4............................(100)
Whiskey Junction £100 win @ 6/4..................150
Zaaqya £50 win @ 6/1.............................(50)
The History Man £25 e/w @ 12/1....................63
Honourable Endeavour £50 win @ 6/1...............(50)
The Quiet Genius £12.50 e/w @ 33/1...............(25)
Rydane £50 win @ 6/1.............................(50)
Eastern Gift £50 win @ 6/1.......................(50)
Barliffey £25 e/w @ 12/1..........................50
Mayoman £50 win @ 7/1............................(50)
Macs Power £100 win @ 6/1.......................(100)

Profit on day £23

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Exhibit A !

Thursday 13 August


A very poor day's racing today, and as a consequence I was down to just three bets.

It didn't make any difference though as Tipping Legends continued their good run with Prime Exhibit, advised at 11/1 - although I didn't get any of that - winning at 17/2. Their other selection Laa Rayb couldn't repeat his success at Goodwood.

Only other bet was a shortie from Equine Investments - Igyougou, advised at 6/4, winning having been backed in to an SP of 8/11.



Bets Advised


Tipping Legends

Prime Exhibit 1pt win @ 11/1 - WON (SP 17/2)
Laa Rayb 1pt win @ 7/2 - 3RD (SP 7/2)


Equine Investments

Igoyougo 2pts win @ 6/4 - WON (SP 8/11)



Bets Placed

Prime Exhibit £100 win @ 10/1..................1000
Laa Rayb £100 win @ 4/1........................(100)
Igoyougo £200 win @ 6/4.........................300

Profit on day £1200

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Keep it coming !

Wednesday 12 August


Another great day with the winners shared amongst Tipping Legends, Nose Ahead and The Form Guru.

Fin Vin De Leu (won 6/1) and Efistorm (3rd, 13/2 adv) were the two horses advised by Tipping Legends, and Nose Ahead had a winner with his only bet of the day - Medici Pearl.

Chris had his usual shopping list, but managed another two winners with Mexican Bob at 12/1 (adv) and Sir Isaac at 11/2 (adv). However I was unable to get on at the advised price on either horse.

One of TFG's losers was Navajo Nation which was given out as a 4pt bet @ 4/1 - this was Equine's only bet of the day, advised in the morning at 13/2 best. The horse finished second beaten a head, caught in the last 50 yards and traded at 1.1 in running. There would have been a 30p rule 4 deduction had the horse won.

Two losers from the Form Analyst with Van Bossed and Dudley Docker, the last being chinned right on the line for third place.

Maths selection was also a loser.



Bets Advised


Equine Investments

Navajo Nation 1.75 pts win @ 13/2 - 2ND (SP 2/1)



Tipping Legends

Fin Vin De Leu 1pt win @ 6/1 - WON (SP 4/1)
Efistorm 1pt e/w @ 13/2 - 3RD (SP 6/1)


The Form Analyst

Van Bossed 1pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Dudley Docker 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - 4TH (SP 14/1)


Maths Selection

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


Nose Ahead

Medici Pearl 1pt win @ 13/2 - WON (SP 4/1)


Chris, Form Guru

Directorship 2pts win @ 13/2 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Pauls Pet 1pt e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 12/1)
Mexican Bob 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - WON (SP 10/1)
Navajo Nation 4pts win @ 4/1 - 2ND (SP 2/1)
Gentle Guru 0.5 pts e/w @ 33/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Sir Isaac 2pts win @ 11/2 - WON (SP 4/1)



Bets Placed

Navajo Nation £175 win @ 11/2.............(175)
Fin Vin De Leu £100 win @ 6/1..............600
Efistorm £100 e/w @ 11/2 (bog)..............50
Van Bossed £100 e/w @ 12/1................(200)
Dudley Docker £100 e/w @ 12/1.............(200)
Buxton £50 e/w @ 14/1.....................(100)
Medici Pearl £23.10 win @ 13/2.............150
Medici Pearl £76.90 win @ 6/1..............461
Directorship £50 win @ 11/2................(50)
Pauls Pet £25 e/w @ 14/1...................(50)
Mexican Bob £25 e/w @ 10/1.................300
Navajo Nation £100 win @ 4/1..............(100)
Gentle Guru £12.50 e/w @ 33/1..............(25)
Sir Isaac £50 win @ 5/1....................250

Profit on day £911

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Yayyyy - Football's Back !!!

Tuesday 11 August


The day got off to a poor start with SLH failing to find the winner of the first at Newton Abbot on his exchange line, with the favourite getting nailed right on the post by a 16/1 shot.

Didn't get any better half an hour later when he advised a lay of the odds on favourite Berkeley Court which won despite jumping mistakes, and when Salient got beaten at Lingfield, having been advised by both Equine Investments and SLH's all weather line it was looking like it would be an expensive day.

However the fightback began when I had £50 on Marning Star at Nottingham - given a positive mention by EI although not put on the account - which won at 9/1, and then in the following race Rotative provided a very welcome winner for Tipping Legends, although William Hill deducted a 10p rule 4 from the £42.90 bet at 7/2 they let me have. There was no deduction from Bet365's 3/1.

The Form Guru found another big priced winner in Social Rhythm which won at 16/1 (adv 14/1) and he also had a second at 10/1, second at 11/1 and third at 14/1 from seven bets advised.

Finished off the day in fine style - went for five games in the Carling Cup to produce over 2.5 goals - 10 x £10 trebles and a £10 acca, and I got them all in thanks to a goal in the 4th minute of injury time from Colchester !!!



Bets Advised


SLH Exchange

2.15 Newton Abbot
Stumped 1pt back @ min 2.5 / Twill 1pt back @ min 8.0 - LOST / LOST

2.45 N Abbot - Berkeley Court 1pt lay @ max 1.98 - WON



SLH A/W

Salient - win bet @ min 7/2 - LOST (SP 5/2)


Equine Investments

Salient 1pt win @ 5/1 - LOST (SP 5/2)


Tipping Legends

Rotative 1pt win @ 7/2 - WON (SP 9/4)


Chris, Form Guru

Henri Prends Garde 2pts win @ 9/1 - 2ND (SP 10/1)
Eyesrdancing 0.5 pts e/w @ 28/1 - LOST (SP 20/1)
Hyde Lea Flter 1 pt e/w @ 11/1 - LOST (SP 16/1)
Social Rhythm 1 pt e/w @ 14/1 - WON (SP 16/1)
Dig Deep 2pts win @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Lake Chini 1 pt e/w @ 9/1 - 2ND (SP 11/1)
Cheshire Rose 1 pt e/w @ 12/1 - 3RD (SP 14/1)



Bets Placed

Stumped £100 back @ 2.5.....................(100)
Twill £100 back @ 8.2.......................(100)
Berkeley Court £100 lay @ 1.96...............(96)
Salient £100 win @ 7/2......................(100)
Salient £100 win @ 5/1......................(100)
Rotative £42.90 win @ 7/2....................135 - 10p rule 4 (WH)
Rotative £57.10 win @ 3/1....................171
Henri Prends Garde £50 win @ 8/1.............(50)
Eyesrdancing £12.50 e/w @ 25/1...............(25)
Hyde Lea Flyer £25 e/w @ 10/1................(50)
Social Rhythm £10 e/w @ 14/1 (bog)...........192
Social Rhythm £15 e/w @ 14/1 (not bog).......252
Dig Deep £50 win @ 7/1.......................(50)
Lake Chini £25 e/w @ 8/1 (bog)................44
Cheshire Rose £25 e/w @ 11/1 (bog)............63
Pers - Marning Star £50 win @ 8/1 (bog)......450
Pers - Football - Hudd / Colch / Cardiff
Sheff W / Preston - all over 2.5 goals
10 x £10 trebs, £10 acca.....................660


Profit on day £1296

Monday, 10 August 2009

Small loss - but an interesting day

Monday 10 August


SLH had a 4/1 winner on his all weather line, which was also the price of TFG's winner Wannabe King, who beat The Form Analyst's selection Cape Hawk into second place.

Nothing doing with TFG's other selections and so it was a small losing day for him today.

Equine Investments sent out their text this morning with the stake and price stipulation but unfortunately missed off the name of the horse !

Looking at the odds with Bet365 on my mobile, the tip was one of two - but I decided to wait for confirmation rather than guess which one it was. However once the odds on Phantom Whisper crashed from 12/1 I had my answer, which was confirmed when the text arrived a few moments later.

As with the horse last week, I had to leave it unbacked as I would had never got on elsewhere for the amount I needed, even if the price was still there. An unfortunate error, but things like this will happen occasionally.

I was surprised when Tipping Legends advised the horse an hour later at the much reduced 6/1 - and I made the decision to sit it out, which turned out to be a good call as the horse was never travelling and finished unplaced.

Two more losers from Tipping Legends meant another very disappointing day.

There was a small profit on the horses today, but I need to book the losses on the golf from last night, where Zach Johnson briefly got as high as third place before fading away tamely.



Bets Advised


SLH A/W

Elusive Fame win bet @ 4/1 - WON (SP 7/2)


Equine Investments

Phantom Whisper 1pt win, 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 (9/1 for account) - LOST (SP 7/1)


Tipping Legends

Phantom Whisper 1pt win @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)
Northern Spy 1pt e/w @ 13/2 - 4TH (SP 8/1)
Squirtle 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)


Tipping Legends (Golf)

Zach Johnson 1pt e/w @ 40/1 (w/o Woods) - TIED 15TH
Camilo Villegas 1pt e/w @ 45/1 (w/o Woods) - TIED 36TH


The Form Analyst

Cape Hawk 1 pt e/w @ min 5/1 - 2ND (SP 4/1)


Chris, The Form Guru

Snowberry Hill 1 pt e/w @ 11/1 - LOST (SP 8/1)
Silver Grey 2pts win @ 9/2 - 2ND (SP 7/2)
Zennerman 1pt e/w @ 14/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Wannabe King 2pts win @ 9/2 - WON (SP 4/1)
Pearly Wey 1pt e/w @ 12/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Bolanderi 1pt e/w @ 16/1 - 4TH (SP 6/1)



Bets Placed

Elusive Fame £100 win @ 4/1....................400
Northern Spy £100 e/w @ 6/1...................(200)
Squirlte £50 e/w @ 10/1.......................(100)
Zach Johnson £100 e/w @ 35/1 - 40/1...........(200)
Camilo Villegas £100 e/w @ 40/1 - 45/1........(200)
Cape Hawk £100 e/w @ 6/1........................20
Snowberry Hill £25 e/w @ 10/1..................(50)
Silver Grey £50 win @ 4/1......................(50)
Zennerman £25 e/w @ 10/1.......................(50)
Wannabe King £50 win @ 4/1.....................200
Pearly Wey £25 e/w @ 12/1......................(50)
Bolanderi £25 e/w @ 14/1.......................(50)

Loss on day £330

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Profit and Loss w/e 09/08/09

Another very profitable week, despite five losing days from seven. The big wins on Monday and Wednesday more than covered the losses for the rest of the week.

I've added an extra section to the weekly report, with profit and loss totals by day of week as I know this is a hot topic at the moment.




Profit on week £3,221

Profit year to date £38,068



Results by service for week (per my staking plan)


Maths - Account Bets......................0
Maths - Selections......................562
Maths - Bad Horses........................0
The Form Analyst........................720
SLH - Private...........................800
SLH - Exchange.........................(188)
SLH - A/W..............................(200)
Equine Investments......................825
Tipping Legends........................(945)
Tipping Legends (Golf)....................0
Making It Pay.............................0
Nose Ahead.............................1340
Chris, The Form Guru (I/Rail)...........557
High Class Equine.........................0
Personal Bets / Trades.................(250)

Profit on week £3,221



Results by service YTD (per my staking plan)


Maths - Account Bets.................(1,537)
Maths - Selections......................795
Maths Bad Horses (Lay)..................710
The Form Analyst......................6,912
SLH - Private........................13,973
SLH - Exchange........................2,262
SLH A/W.................................199
Equine Investments...................11,882
Tipping Legends......................(7,841)
Tipping Legends (Golf)...............(1,804)
Making It Pay..........................(632)
Nose Ahead............................4,683
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail).........2,239
High Class Equine......................(130)
Personal Bets and Trades..............6,846
Paul Jones (a/p) Chel / Aintree.......1,259
Chel / Aintree others (PJ, Maths etc).1,103
Optimum Racing.......................(2,442)
theformguru.com........................(409)


Profit year to date £38,068



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Profit / (Loss) by day of week (w/e 09/08/09)


Mon..............2,646
Tue...............(200)
Wed..............2,100
Thu...............(657)
Fri...............(439)
Sat...............(170)
Sun................(59)

TOTAL............3,221



Profit / (Loss) by day of week (YTD)


Mon..............9,695
Tue.............10,791
Wed..............9,685
Thu..............5,753
Fri................971
Sat..............4,492
Sun.............(3,319)

TOTAL...........38,068



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Results to advised stakes / prices for week


Maths - Account Bets..................0
Maths - Selections....................+5.35
The Form Analyst......................+7.2
SLH Private...........................+8
SLH A/W...............................-2
Equine Investments....................+11.25
Tipping Legends.......................-10.2
Tipping Legends - Golf................0
Making It Pay.........................0
Nose Ahead............................+8.6
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail).........+22.28
High Class Equine.....................0



Results to advised stakes / prices YTD

Maths - Account Bets...................+0.5
Maths - Selections.....................+16.22
The Form Analyst.......................+97.52
SLH Private............................+161.07
SLH A/W................................+10.06
Equine Investments.....................+123.68
Tipping Legends........................-19.45
Tipping Legends - Golf.................+27.29
Making It Pay..........................-20.77
Nose Ahead.............................+74.74
Chris, The Form Guru (I/rail)..........+101.27
High Class Equine......................+3.2
Optimum Racing.........................-72.98
theformguru.com........................-8.84

Sunday Staking

Sunday 9 August


OK, how does this sound - 10 bets on the horses today included a 33/1 winner and a 14/1 second, and it's a losing day !!!

The 33/1 winner was a 0.5 pt e/w bet on Tropical Duke advised by Chris, The Form Guru - well backed on-course into an SP of 14/1, took the lead in the final furlong and just hung on for the win. 5 other bets from TFG, but no more returns.

The Form Analyst played in the 5.10 at Redcar with Conjecture and Elkhorn, and it was Elkhorn who finished second to Just Sam, and ensured a small profit on TFA bets today. I put Conjecture and Elkhorn in a reverse forecast, but Conjecture was never really travelling and so I knew my fate there from an early stage.

Checked Nose Ahead's blog and notice he had also tipped up two in the Redcar 5.10, although I didn't receive a text as I usually do.

These additional bets meant I ended up staking £650 on one race plus my forecast (in this case a crappy 18 runner handicap), which is far too much really and it's a situation that I don't like at all.

So the staking was all wrong today, and it's an issue which I've wrestled with ever since I started doing this. As always you can never have enough on your winners, but if you have a 33/1 winner you shouldn't ever be losing on the day I don't think ! Something else to think about.

Will settle the golf later on tonight, have an each way bet on Zach Johnson in the without Tiger Woods market). He was in a 10-way tie for 6th place overnight, so hopefully he can shoot a low number tonight and I can get a few quid.


Bets Advised


The Form Analyst

Conjecture 1pt e/w @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)
Elkhorn 1pt e/w @ 12/1 - 2ND (SP 9/1)


Nose Ahead

Nufoudh 0.5 pts e/w @ 25/1 - LOST (SP 14/1)
Sardan Dancer 1.5 pts win @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)


Chris, The Form Guru

Feasible 2pts win @ 5/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)
Royal Premium 2pts win @ 7/1 - 4TH (SP 11/2)
Tropical Duke 0.5 pts e/w @ 33/1 - WON (SP 14/1)
Kapsiliat 2pts win @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)
Markadam 0.5 pts e/w @ 33/1 - LOST (SP 33/1)
Baby Queen 2pts e/w @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)



Bets Placed

Conjecture £100 e/w @ 12/1...................(200)
Elkhorn £100 e/w @ 14/1.......................250
Nufoudh £50 e/w @ 25/1.......................(100)
Sardan Dancer £150 win @ 10/1................(150)
Feasible £50 win @ 5/1........................(50)
Royal Premium £50 win @ 6/1...................(50)
Tropical Duke £12.50 e/w @ 33/1...............516
Kapsiliat £50 win @ 7/1 - 8/1.................(50)
Markadam £12.50 e/w @ 33/1....................(25)
Baby Queen £50 e/w @ 8/1.....................(100)
Personal - £50 r/f 5.10 Redcar...............(100)

Loss on day £59

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Another Small Loss

Saturday 8 August


Two good priced winners today courtesy of Maths and The Form Guru but the day ended in a small loss.

Both Equine Investments and The Form Analyst went for Observatory Star at Redcar, but unfortunately Just Bond proved too good and had to settle for second place.

Both services also had a second bet on the day but neither of them collected.

A couple of places at double figures gave Tipping Legends a small profit on the day, while Nose Ahead's two selections were both unplaced.

Had a small football bet which produced nothing, and also a couple of forecasts and plays on the horses which also lost.



Bets Advised


Equine Investments

Observatory Star 1.5 pts win @ 6/1 - 2ND (SP 5/1)
Taqdeyr 1.75 pts win @ 7/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)


Tipping Legends

Always Bold 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 - 3RD (SP 10/1)
Inter Vision 1pt win @ 4/1 - LOST (SP 4/1)
Dulcie 0.5 pts e/w @ 12/1 - 3RD (SP 14/1)


The Form Analyst

Cheveton 1 pt e/w @ 9/2 - LOST (SP 10/3)
Observatory Star 1 pt e/w @ 6/1 - 2ND (SP 5/1)


Maths - Selections

Imperial Sword win bet @ 8/1 - WON (SP 15/2)
Kyle win bet @ 11/2 - LOST (SP 4/1)
(saver on Memphis Man advised - not placed, but advised by TFG)


Nose Ahead

Ansells Pride 1pt e/w @ 40/1 - LOST (SP 25/1)
Pride Of Kings 1pt win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)


Chris, Form Guru

Opus Maximus 2pts win @ 13/2 - 3RD (SP 11/2)
Jukebox Jury 2pts win @ 6/1 - WON (SP 6/1)
Cook's Endeavour 2pts win @ 5/1 - LOST (SP 5/1)
Taqdeyr 2pts win @ 6/1 - LOST (SP 9/2)
Memphis Man 2pts win @ 11/2 - 2ND (SP 9/2)
Cativo Cavallino 2pts win @ 9/1 - LOST (SP 7/1)



Bets Placed

Observatory Star £150 win @ 6/1.................(150)
Taqdeyr £175 win @ 13/2 - 7/1...................(175)
Always Bold £50 e/w @ 12/1........................70
Inter Vision £100 win @ 4/1.....................(100)
Dulcie £50 e/w @ 12/1 (bog).......................90
Cheveton £100 e/w @ 9/2.........................(200)
Observatory Star £100 e/w @ 6/1...................20
Imperial Sword £100 win @ 15/2 - 8/1.............775
Kyle £100 win @ 9/2.............................(100)
Ansells Pride £100 e/w @ 25/1 - 33/1............(200)
Pride Of Kings £100 win @ 9/1...................(100)
Opus Maximus £50 win @ 6/1.......................(50)
Jukebox Jury £50 win @ 11/2 (bog)................300
Cook's Endeavour £50 win @ 9/2...................(50)
Taqdeyr £50 win @ 11/2...........................(50)
Memphis Man £50 win @ 5/1........................(50)
Cativo Cavallino £50 win @ 9/1...................(50)
Personal Bets and Trades........................(150)

Loss on day £170