Thursday 5 November
The Form Guru certainly has the golden touch at the minute - an each way bet on Wide Receiver advised at 20/1, and the luckiest winner you will ever see.
Unfortunately I wasn't as lucky - stuck at work again, and very busy, with only Betfair mobile as a means of getting on. Left an order in at 21, but the horse was very well backed and by the time I went for lunch about ten minutes before the race the price had run away from me - SP was 17/2.
In the race Uncle Eli tried to refuse at the final fence, fell and brought down Qualypso D'Allier. The pair were about 15 lengths clear at the time, and that left Mr Ironman in front.
However Wide Receiver wore him down on the run in and won having looked to have no chance.
Wasn't my day really, just ten minutes before that SLH advised a lay of Riptide at Haydock at a maximum price of 2.9. Was already trading above this price when I submitted the bet and never came back down. Finished second so another £200 went begging there - what was worse Punter Profits advised Riptide as a bet, and as they don't specify prices I got on @ 2.72 no problem !!!
As you know I'm leaving my job next month, so was busy today handing things over to colleagues. That meant I had very little chance to check how things were going during the afternoon, and it was all a bit of a mess really. Suffice to say got matched in full on most of the losers, and part matched on the only other horse which produced a return - Ballymorn advised each way @ 12/1 and finished third.
Going through a spell of missing winners just lately, think I've missed four in the last month, which is probably as many as I've missed all year. There's nothing worse in this game really. In effect it's only the same as getting chinned on the line, but it somehow doesn't feel like that. Maybe it's just me !
Anyway, missing out on those two turned what would have been a marginal losing into a pretty bad one. Shit happens !
At least I'm at home tomorrow, and only have a few more days to work spread over the next 4-5 weeks. Can't come soon enough.
Riptide 2pt lay @ max 2.9 - LOST
Autumn Blades e/w @ 8/1 - 2ND (SP 11/2)
Maths Account Bet
Tabaran £50 win @ 7/2 - 3RD (SP 11/4)
Chris, The Form Guru
Wide Receiver 1pt e/w @ 20/1 - WON (SP 17/2)
According To John 3pts win @ 4/1 - 3RD (SP 7/2)
Ballymorn 1pt e/w @ 12/1 - 3RD (SP 7/1)
L'Homme De Nuit 1pt win @ 8/1 - LOST (SP 6/1)
Little Carmella 1pt win @ 10/1 - LOST (SP 10/1)
Riptide (system C) - 2ND (SP 5/2)
Hector's Choice 5pts win @ 2/1
According To John 2pts win @ 4/1 - 3RD (SP 7/2)
Hector's Choice 3pts win @ 2/1 - LOST (SP 15/8)
H Choice / Wizard Of Us 1pt st f/cast - LOST
Autumn Blades £79.76 win on BF (£20 u/matched)........(80)
Tabaran £150 win @ 4.5 (£100 unmatched)..............(150)
According To John £150 win on BF.....................(150)
Ballymorn £50 win, £35.33 pl @ 3.5 (rest u/m, net).....35
L'Homme De Nuit £24.94 on BF (£25.06 u/m).............(50)
Little Carmelle £50 win @ 11..........................(50)
Riptide £200 win @ 2.72..............................(200)
Hector's Choice £250 win @ 3.05......................(250)
According To John £200 win @ 5.0.....................(200)
Hector's Choice £300 win @ 3.0 - 3.05................(300)
Hector's Choice / Wizard Of Us £100 s/fc.............(100)
Loss on day £1495