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Moving forwards with the portfolio – the key racing services.

I thought I’d write a few facts and sentences on each service to bring followers of the Bet Diary up to date and to be clear as to how I’m following each service and why.  An quick overview, if you like.

Racing Service 1: 100 point bank – part of the ‘Main’ portfolio – followed using online bookmakers.  Originally an independent service that made into the SBC’s ‘Hall of Fame’, RS1 is now an SBC Premium service, with a special discounted deal for SBC members.  The methodology hasn’t changed at all, targeting as it has done since inception, the larger race meetings.  This means that I’m placing the sort of bets that don’t attract quite so much attention from the bookmaker’s trading teams, ie. betting in strong and popular markets.  Odds hold up well too, for the same reason, and even betting the night before racing is possible – doing so in a Heritage Handicap at Ascot isn’t quite the same as if jumping on the best overnight price available in a tiny novice hurdle at Plumpton.

Racing Service 2: 200 point bank – part of the ‘Main’ portfolio – online bookmakers.  Much of what I’ve just said about RS1 can be repeated for RS2.  The types of races targeted and the ease with which I can get on without odds collapsing first is why I added it to the portfolio following the review in the latest SBC Betting Magazine.  Real ‘Hall of Fame’ potential, comprehensive write-ups and race analysis that are enjoyable to read, and a strong historical record made the decision to introduce RS2 as a service to follow a pretty straightforward one.

MVS (Lite): 100 point bank – part of the ‘Main’ portfolio – online bookmakers.  A derivative of the long-running Morning Value Service this concentrates exclusively on horses identified as holding value despite being at or towards the head of the market.  Backing selections at prices up to 3/1 only, this is again a ‘bookmaker friendly’ service (are you spotting the trend yet?).  The bets are released at a time when markets have had time to mature some, and sticking your money on a favourite mid-morning or mid-late afternoon when the bets are released really shouldn’t attract too much scrutiny.

Northern Monkey: 80 point bank – part of the ‘Main’ portfolio – online bookmakers.  The longest-serving service in terms of my own portfolio, I’ve been following NMP for more years than I care to remember.  The official odds are easily beatable, the track record is long and strong, and this service is the equivalent of a really comfy pair of slippers.  There have been flat and barren times, but as soon as you get to the point of wondering if perhaps the edge is eroding, a few winners are knocked in and on we go.

Racing Service 3: 60 point bank – part of the ‘Main’ portfolio – online bookmakers.  A service as much for the jump racing enthusiast as the serious investor, RS3 sadly operates only between the months of November and April, each season ending with the Grand National meeting at Aintree.  This is such a shame as the write-ups are informative and educational and I’d love it to run all year round.  Still, if by taking a break things remain fresh (not least the tipster himself) then so be it.  As soon as the nights start to draw in at the end of summer, I know it’s not too long for the start of the next RS3 season, and all is well with the world.

Racing Service 4: 140 point bank – part of the ‘Main’ portfolio – online bookmakers.  A tremendously talented tipster from over the Irish Sea, RS4 is another who lets you know exactly why you’re putting your money down on each selection.  Often accruing profit in spurts, when hot, this guy is hot!  A long-term ‘Hall of Famer’, a real keystone of the portfolio.

Next week we’ll cover the sports services.

Portfolio performance from 1st May – Sunday 12th May

A small loss on the week with only Football Service 2 performing with credit.  To be fair, Football Service 1 had a decent enough week but this was very much needed after last week’s disaster.  The racing proved to be particularly tricky with the main Chester spring meeting proving impossible as the heavens opened on a regular basis and the ground became a quagmire.

‘Main’ portfolio: ROI -1.58%, ROC -0.64%.

‘Broxchange’ portfolio (Football Lay Profits, Football Service 1, Golf Insider): ROI -14.18%, ROC -6.78%

Individual Service Performance

Racing Service 1: Staked 30pts, +15.062pts.

Racing Service 2: Staked 28pts, -1.9pts.

Football Lay Profits: Staked 127.8pts, +5.09pts.

Football Service 1: Staked 21pts, -6.662pts

Golf Insider: Staked 35.5pts, -22pts.

MVS: Staked 30pts, -9.62pts.

Northern Monkey: Staked 28.125pts, +13.967pts.

Football Service 2: Staked 15pts, +2.338pts.

Racing Service 3: n/a

Racing Service 4: Staked 45.5pts, -16.75pts.

Transition.

So May has brought about a further transition towards a slightly more dynamic portfolio with the introduction of another new service, the recently SBC reviewed Racing Service 4.  Concentrating as it does on the bigger race meetings and therefore stronger markets, it ticks the right boxes in terms of ‘gettingonability’, and that is going to be a big focus of mine as we move forward.

I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how I’ve been able to maintain a decent set of accounts after opening them last year.  Sure, there have been one or two fall by the wayside, but generally speaking I’m still able to bet at most and still retain BOG on a few.  The only reason is that I’m being savvy about when I bet on what market, and I do still use Smarkets as much as possible when the odds are favourable.

Anyway, back to the portfolio.  We’re likely to see more movement in services coming in and services dropping out.  What I thought would be of interest to readers is what happens when I follow SBC advice to the letter.  So, my decisions will be made to a large extent now on conclusions drawn about services in the regular SBC Tipster Profit Reports.   I’ve also tinkered slightly with bank sizes where necessary to bring them completely in line with SBC recommendations and I’m also applying a small element of leverage.

The ‘Broxchange’ portfolio will continue but I’ll be actively looking to add services to this as new services are reviewed and deemed suitable for Exchange betting.  It may well be that I will introduce services to this that are not a part of the ‘Main’ portfolio, indeed I have my eye on one at the moment that I will probably add to ‘Broxchange’ next month.

This extra work means I’m dropping the ‘Starter’ portfolio, but I do intend to post up some thoughts on a regular basis about services that might particularly lend themselves to a growth strategy involving incremental staking.

So, there we have it.  From next week too, I’ll be commenting  more on the actual running of the portfolio (in terms of what happens from day to day), but for now I’ll leave you with this week’s figures.

Portfolio performance from Wednesday 1st May – Sunday 5th May

‘Main’ portfolio: ROI 1.29%, ROC 0.25%.

‘Broxchange’ portfolio (Football Lay Profits, Football Service 1, Golf Insider): ROI -38.73%, ROC -8.78%

Individual Service Performance

Racing Service 1: Staked 21pts, +18.937pts.

Racing Service 4: Staked 10pts, +5.7pts.

Football Lay Profits: Staked 59.85pts, +6.84pts.

Football Service 2: Staked 10pts, -10pts

Golf Insider: Staked 18pts, -18pts.

MVS: Staked 16pts, -5.87pts.

Northern Monkey: Staked 14.125pts, +17.117pts.

Football Service 1: Staked 6pts, -1.05pts.

Racing Service 2: n/a

Racing Service 3: Staked 21pts, -10pts.

April Review

April was a really weird month.  It’s been the betting equivalent of going to rural India in an attempt to “find yourself”, as I’ve tinkered with this, messed with that, and tried the other.

The reason for this is that I want a bit of a restructure, a revamp.  Now I’ve had this experimental month, I’m much clearer as to the way forward, and all will be revealed in the next Bet Diary post.  New services, a more dynamic approach, a bigger ‘Broxchange’ portfolio and more.  All quite exciting.

As for performance, it’s not been too shabby.  We had the huge winner from Golf Insider, Racing Service 3 in rare form through the first two thirds of the month, and new entrant Football Service 3 starting strongly.

On the flip side things didn’t go so well for Racing Service 1 who gave back a fair chunk of the profit made in March.  Football Service 2 has now endured two poor months and is seeking a return to form – their track record screams at us that it is only a matter of time.

Portfolio performance for April

‘Main’ portfolio: ROI 10.03%, ROC 6.69%.

Individual Service Performance

Racing Service 1: Staked 45pts, -16.35pts, ROI -36.33%, ROC -16.35%.

Football Lay Profits: Staked 280.2pts, -5.2pts, ROI -1.85%, ROC -2.6%.

Football Service 3: Staked 44pts, +6.962pts, ROI 15.82%, ROC 13.92%.

Golf Insider: Staked 90pts, +173.75pts, ROI 193.65%, ROC 21.71%.

MVS: Staked 63pts, +8.5pts, ROI 13.49%, ROC 4.25%.

Northern Monkey: Staked 22.25pts, -2.198pts, ROI -9.87%, ROC -2.19%.

Football Service 2: Staked 39.75pts, -3.932pts ROI -9.89%, ROC -9.83%.

Racing Service 2: n/a

Racing Service 3: Staked 57pts, +52.387pts, ROI 91.9%, ROC 39.29%.

Where there’s a Will…

The change I talked about last week is taking shape.  I’ve been looking at SBC monitored services, thinking which would lend themselves best to the more selective approach (ie. backing selections at the bigger meetings only) I’m adopting, and looking for those I can realistically follow using the Exchanges.  I’m almost there, and without wishing to be a tease I’ll reveal all at the end of this month.  My plan is to start following officially from the 1st of May.

I also intend to take a more dynamic approach to portfolio management too.  We may see other services introduced on a more regular basis, whilst others drop out.  We never want to underestimate the importance of stability but at the same time it’s silly to ignore profitable options.

So the new month will bring a re-shaped ‘Main’, ‘Broxchange’ and ‘Growth’ portfolio.  Exciting times.

A quick word about fees too.  I’ve had some requests to include results less fees, but this is not something I want to do.  The reason is simply that the impact of fees on any individual’s bottom line is entirely dependant on the size of their staking.  This Bet Diary is aimed at all; those just starting out and those who are experienced bettors.  It is for each individual to work out their own staking and whether the cost of any particular service leaves them with a high enough potential margin.

As for last week, we had the Newmarket Craven meeting and a couple of days of decent racing at Cheltenham midweek to add to the betting opportunities that come each Saturday.  Racing Service 3 had an absolute stormer with 10/1 and 5/2 winners on the first day’s action at flat racing HQ and a 12/1 at Cork on Saturday.

Racing Service 1’s recent woes continued last week and it wasn’t too clever for Football Service 2 either, which is enduring a wee sticky spell.

Portfolio performance from Monday 15th to Sunday 21st April

‘Main’ portfolio: ROI 0.42%, ROC 0.06%.

Individual Service Performance

Racing Service 1: Staked 13pts, -8.6pts.

Football Lay Profits: Staked 24.3pts, -6.58pts.

Football Service 3: Staked 9pts, -1.72pts

Golf Insider: Staked 16pts, -16pts.

MVS: Staked 32pts, +17.75pts.

Northern Monkey: Staked 10.625pts, -3.042pts.

Football Service 2: Staked 9.5pts, -3.33pts.

Racing Service 2: n/a

Racing Service 3: Staked 18.5pts, +27.05pts.

The winds of change…

I’ve reached a crossroads.  For as long as I’ve been writing this Bet Diary, the fundamental structure to my betting has been constant.  I’d follow tipsters, place as many bets as I can, and tot up the profit and loss.  Things have had to change.

Like many (if not most) of you, I have various commitments in life other than betting.  For me, these commitments are significantly greater and take up far more of my time through the summer than they do the winter.  So I need to adapt and to change my betting patterns.

How do I do this?  Well, the simple answer is to cut down the number of bets I place, but it’s not quite that simple.  I still want to achieve decent bank growth, and for that, you tend to need turnover.  But what if I could lower turnover but try to up ROI?  Might that work?  Well folks, we’re about to see.

For some time I’ve been thinking about backing my horse racing tipsters only in better class racing. I’ve known for some time a very successful bettor who does just this.  There are several advantages to such an approach.  One is that betting becomes much less time-consuming as we’re only betting at major meetings – Festivals and at the weekends, primarily.  Secondly, the markets are much stronger, bookies don’t mind quite as much if we’re backing at Ascot and Cheltenham and not Hereford and Ludlow.  Prices hold up much better, too.  And then there is a suspicion I have that a lot of tipsters actually perform better over the long run in better racing where form is perhaps that little more predictable.

So, mixing this in with sports betting – footie and golf – and I’m hoping we have a heady mix.  Follow the Bet Diary and find out!

So, into the portfolio comes recently SBC reviewed footie service, Football Service 3, to add turnover and strong ROC potential.  I’m also looking at a couple of other services too, that might better fit my racing requirements.  I’m also looking to add a service to the ‘Broxchange’ portfolio which since the exit of Football Investor is lacking.

As for performance this month, well, what a couple of weeks it’s been for Golf Insider.  A 60/1 winner followed by one at 175/1, no less!  It’s wins like these that make the barren patches in between worth suffering, believe you me.  It’s been a cracking time too for Racing Service 2, who went in nicely on a 16/1 winner on Sunday to add to previous profit secured through the Aintree meeting.

Portfolio performance from Monday 1st to Sunday 14th April

‘Main’ portfolio: ROI 15.43%, ROC 5.66%.

Individual Service Performance

Racing Service 1: Staked 21pts, -10.5pts.

Football Lay Profits: Staked 158.55pts, +10.16pts.

Football Service 3: Staked 26pts, +4.47pts

Golf Insider: Staked 57.5pts, +206.25pts.

MVS: Staked 21pts, -8.25pts.

Northern Monkey: Staked 7.625pts, -1.543pts.

Football Service 2: Staked 20.25pts, -1.067pts.

Racing Service 2: Staked 10.25pts, -3.75pts.

Racing Service 3: Staked 20.5pts, +36.4pts.

March Review

The highlight of the month was, of course, Cheltenham.  Now the dust has settled and I can reflect on the four days of incredibly intense and exciting racing, I can’t wait until next year’s Festival.  I know the Grand National is something of an institution, and I know the racing over the three days of racing at Aintree is top class, but to me the two just don’t compare.  Aintree to me has the feel of ‘after the Lord Mayor’s Show’ about it, which isn’t fair really.

From a betting perspective, Cheltenham proved to be very profitable, as it often does.  What preceded and followed it in March was not, and it has made me stop to think a little.  There is plenty of evidence to suggest that a good number of horse racing tipsters perform better when the class of racing is higher.  I presume that one reason for this might be that better class animals run to form more often and therefore form is perhaps slightly easier to interpret.  It would be interesting to see how a portfolio of tipsters perform just from Festival and weekend racing.  The markets are stronger too so prices hold up better, and the bookies less likely to run scared from your action.  Food for thought.

Hats off this month to Racing Service 1 (which only ever tips during the better class of racing) for a quite superb performance, largely down to Cheltenham but profits were picked up too through the other weeks of March.  Racing Service 3 also had a good time of it although some Cheltenham profit was handed back.

No service really crashed and burned this month, but I do feel I need to see something soon from The Accountant.  I’m exercising patience and it would be good to see that patience rewarded in April.  Here’s hoping.

Portfolio Performance for March

‘Main’ portfolio: ROI 5.26%, ROC 3.98%.

‘Starter’ (Football Lay Profits, The Accountant, Racing Service 2, Northern Monkey): ROI -1.76%, ROC -1.4%.

‘Broxchange’ (Football Lay Profits, The Accountant, Golf Insider): ROI -6.84%, ROC -5.61%.

Individual Service Performance

The Accountant: Staked 74pts, -6.464pts, ROI -8.73%, ROC -8.08%.

Racing Service 1: Staked 47pts, +25.475pts, ROI 54.2%, ROC 25.47%.

Football Lay Profits: Staked 189.41pts, -3.57pts, ROI -1.88%, ROC -1.78%.

Golf Insider: Staked 77.2pts, -28.8pts, ROI -37.3%, ROC -3.6%.

MVS (Lite): Staked 57pts, +8.621pts, ROI 15.12%, ROC 9.69%.

Northern Monkey: Staked 42.875pts, +7.356pts, ROI 17.15%, ROC 9.19%.

Football Service 2: Staked 28.5pts, -3.93pts, ROI -13.78%, ROC -9.82%.

Racing Service 2: Staked 34.5pts, -3.5pts, ROI -10.14%, ROC -6.12%.

Racing Service 3: Staked 69.25pts, +18.325pts, ROI 26.46%, ROC 13.74%.

Getting started – how to do it right.

I read the SBC’s guide to getting started with betting tipsters with keen interest when it was released last week.  You may wonder why, when I’ve been following tipsters for too many years I care to remember (blimey, I’m getting old!), that such a guide would capture my attention.  It’s because I can still relate to the information it provides very closely, and even now I still wish I’d had access to such info when I was starting out.

The ‘Step’ that chimed most bells with me was the second, which relates to setting up betting banks.  I reckon a failure to adhere to the advice given around this section is why so many punters don’t last the course when they start backing the advice of tipsters.  Not the only reason, but the most common.

The reason I say this is that I have spoken to many bettors and SBC members over the years who have outlined their ‘portfolios’ to me and wonder why they’re not making money.  I can honestly say that around 75% of them astonish me when they give answers to my questions around betting banks.  They are consistently and acutely underfunded for the stakes they’re playing at.

I’ve been there myself when starting out.  I pay for a tipster, I expect him to be good.  Therefore, goes the flawed logic, I don’t need a big betting bank.  What happens?  A few losers, I lose my bottle, reduce stakes and fail to win as much as I should when the guy tips a winner or two.  I then up my stakes on the back of those two winners, they lose, I reduce my stakes again…and so it went on.  Yup, been there, done that!

Why not read the SBC review, digest all it tells me about historical losing runs, strike rates, average odds, etc., and then go with the bank they recommend?  Experience has taught me it’s much better this way, both in the sense of setting yourself up to be in this game for the long term (which allows you to build and make more money over time) and for coping mentally.  I reckon there’s nothing more stressful in betting than staking inappropriately.  Losing runs are never nice when controlled within a ‘safe’ betting environment.  They’re unbearable if you’re staking too much, and will likely lead to you giving up completely having lost a fair whack along the way.

I remember following one particular service that specialised in long odds horse racing selections.  I was using what amounted to a 40 point betting bank and guess what?  40 points weren’t enough!  If I’d followed the SBC recommendation I would have split my funds up into the 200 points that were far more appropriate for a service that inevitably had regular losing runs as a result of the odds they were tipping at.  At that time I wasn’t great with losing runs anyway.  Suffice to say, I lost a fair amount of money and never recovered, despite the fact the service itself had a very good 12 months.  I’d paid to follow a tipster during a very successful spell, and somehow lost money!

It really is easy – read the reviews, analyse the historical performance, take note of previous losing runs and then set up the bank that is recommended when you subscribe to your tipster.  Why take unnecessary risks?  Follow the advice – believe me, it will pay off.

 

I’m away from home this week (and haven’t struck a bet since Sunday) so will post up the review of March next week, bringing all figures up to date.

Until then…

ZZZzzzzzzz….

The betting week following Cheltenham is always likely to be a bit of anti-climax, I guess.  But boy, was last week dull!?!

Saturday’s racing kinda set the tone.  There really was very little to get excited about with ITV Racing coming live from Kelso.  No disrespect to the Scottish Borders course.  It’s lovely, quaint even, but it’s not Cheltenham, is it?

As for my tipsters, it felt like many were feeling a post-Cheltenham hangover with action pretty thin on the ground.  Looking at the results over the week – an overall marginal loss – I wish I’d taken a week’s holiday.

Elsewhere, and we’ve seen yet another bookmaker’s UK operation go caput.  Following hot on the heels of BetBright, 188Bet announced this week that they were withdrawing from the UK market, citing ultra-competitive market conditions.  You know, it’s almost as if restricting punters to pennies, making silly new customer offers and generally trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator in terms of betting savvy is an unsustainable business model.  I wonder what would happen if these books actually traded in the way a “bookmaker” should, ie. by using skill and letting weight of money dictate price movements?  Couldn’t do any worse, eh?

And finally, if I may promote a podcast I listened to this week?  I’d recommend subscribing to the ‘Luck on Sunday’ podcast that is the pod form of Racing TV’s Nick Luck hosted weekly programme, and then sitting back with a cuppa or a glass of something stronger to listen to the Barney Curley interview.  Highly entertaining.

Portfolio performance from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th March

‘Main’ portfolio: ROI -1.45%, ROC -0.12%.

‘Starter’ (Football Lay Profits, The Accountant, Racing Service 2, Northern Monkey): ROI -25.77%, ROC -2.25%.

‘Broxchange’ (Football Lay Profits, The Accountant, Golf Insider): ROI -33.03%, ROC -1.65%.

Individual Service Performance

The Accountant: Staked 11pts, -2.428pts

Racing Service 1: Staked 4pts, +2.3pts.

Football Lay Profits: Staked n/a pts, n/a pts.

Golf Insider: Staked 18pts, -18pts.

MVS (Lite): Staked 12pts, +5.491pts.

Northern Monkey: Staked 5pts, -0.583pts.

Football Service 2: Staked 5pts, +0.82pts.

Racing Service 2: Staked 1.5pts, -1.5pts.

Racing Service 3: Staked 11.5pts, -3.75pts.

Oh, I wish it could be Cheltenham…every day!

There’s very much a feeling of after the Lord Mayor’s show this week.  A bit like when you’ve gone back to work after a fantastic holiday, I find myself continually thinking, “this time last week…”.

Not only is the sport itself mesmerizing, but the profits always tend to be pretty good too.  Last week’s Festival proved to be a bumper week for betting, with the 5%+ total bank growth achieved over the four days about what I would consider to be coughed up during a good month.

A big tip of the hat to the tipsters who worked so diligently and conscientiously to produce that profit.  I can only imagine the level of work they each put into the week, and it is to be admired.  I know that Racing Service 2 was unable to come up with the goods last week, but I also know he put in hours and hours of work.   It was only for the rub of the green going against him with a couple of the tips that the week ended in a loss and not significant profit.  That must be tremendously frustrating – putting in such a level of effort without seeing the rewards for it is something that I think would drive me mad – but I guess that’s the nature of the game.

Overall, Cheltenham has made me pause to think, and realize just how much the guys whose services I follow deserve to do well.  They give everything, and that is to be admired.

Portfolio performance from Friday 1st to Sunday 17th March

‘Main’ portfolio: ROI 10.73%, ROC 5.42%.

‘Starter’ (Football Lay Profits, The Accountant, The Value Bettor, Northern Monkey): ROI 5.62%, ROC 4.35%.

‘Broxchange’ (Football Lay Profits, The Accountant, Golf Insider): ROI -0.58%, ROC -0.38%.

Individual Service Performance

The Accountant: Staked 37pts, +0.293pts

Racing Service 1: Staked 38pts, +22.675pts.

Football Lay Profits: Staked 147.01pts, +4.4pts.

Golf Insider: Staked 44.4pts, -26.4pts.

MVS (Lite): Staked 27pts, +0pts.

Northern Monkey: Staked 26.125pts, +13.007pts.

Football Service 2: Staked 17pts, -4pts.

Racing Service 2: Staked 30pts, -7pts.

Racing Service 3: Staked 56.75pts, +30.825pts.

Cheltenham Day 4: What A Week!

The dust has settled, and when looking back, what a fantastic four days of sport we’ve had this week.  It’s a cliché I know, but for highs and lows, there really is nothing to compare to the Cheltenham Festival.

To me, jump racing has soul, and whilst Royal Ascot and the other huge meetings on the Flat in the summer have their attractions, I don’t find them as stirring or as satisfying as I do Cheltenham, Kempton over Christmas, or Aintree in April.  Success at the top level of the sport as an owner is far more accessible to far more people over the sticks than it is the flat, and that’s even when allowing for the mighty powers of Gigginstown and JP McManus.  There are more stories that warm the heart, and then of course there is the utmost respect and admiration for both horse and jockey who literally risk their lives in every race for our viewing pleasure.

It helps, naturally, when you make a few bob on the week too, and that is definitely what has happened this year.  Let’s first provide the highlights of Day 4…

Racing Service 1 got off to a flyer with the first two home in the hugely competitive County Handicap Hurdle, Ch’tibello (8/1) and We Have A Dream (33/1).  With another selection placed in the last – Defi Bleu, 14/1 – it was another excellent day.

Northern Monkey couldn’t quite follow up the previous day’s heroics, and Racing Service 2 found it all a bit of a struggle again, although he did bow out with the winner of the last in Early Doors at 11/2.

Early Doors was a winner for Racing Service 3 too, as was Hazel Hill (11/2) in the penultimate race of the week.  With Coeur Sublime each way coming in second at 25/1 in the opening Triumph Hurdle, it was a great day for this tipster too.

Racing Service 1: Staked 8pts, +8.375pts.

Northern Monkey: Staked 4.625pts, -3.593pts.

Racing Service 2: Staked 4pts, -0.75pts.

Racing Service 3: Staked 7pts, +11.875pts.

Day 4 ROI: 44.08%.

As for the week, it can only be called a great success.  Racing Service 1 was the most consistent whilst as was the case last year, Northern Monkey had one amazing day that ensured an exceptionally good week.  Racing Service 2 found it difficult after the first day and has admitted to questioning how he approaches Cheltenham week moving forward.  Finally, Racing Service 3 demonstrated his class.  Here are the figures for the week:

Racing Service 1: Staked 29pts, +18.75pts, ROI 64.65%.

MVS (Lite): Staked 1pt, +1.75pts, ROI 175%.

Northern Monkey: Staked 19.25pts, +16.482pts, ROI 85.62%.

Racing Service 2: Staked 19pts, -7.75pts, ROI -40.78%.

Racing Service 3: Staked 33.25pts, +18.275pts, ROI 54.96%.

Total ROI: 36.89%.  This equates to bank growth for the portfolio as a whole of 5.75% – that’s some achievement in four days!