Friday 12 March
I've now been back exactly 4 weeks, and clearly the first month hasn't gone as I might have hoped it would.
Mentioned the other day that this time last year on the horses I'd struggled and it was only the golf winnings that were keeping things ticking over. Just had a look back to 2008 and it was the same story - I finally got the year in profit during the Cheltenham Festival.
Have to keep a positive attitude - easier said than done at times - and believe that things will take a turn for the better before too much longer.
Another tough day today with just one short priced winner courtesy of Punter Profits, and a second place for Tipping Legends in the same race.
The Form Guru is having the worst run since I joined last May and has now dropped over 100 points over the last 4 weeks.
SLH had one bet on his mainline - Doctor Foxtrot (also put up by TFG) but despite travelling well enough through the race, he came under pressure turning out of the back straight and eventually finished second last.
Said I only had one winner today - not quite true as the SLH lay King Brex won as well. Still at least I didn't lay it at 1000 like someone on Betfair did !
No doubt a busy day in store tomorrow, and of course the Cheltenham Festival is within touching distance now.
Just a quick heads-up that I'm intending doing a live blog again this year, starting on Tuesday morning. It was well received last year, and I really enjoyed doing it despite the way things turned out.
Friday 12 March
Portfolio Results (below)....................(459)
Personal Bets / Trades.......................(187)
Loss on day £646