All of you living in the Northern Hemisphere will have noticed that the mornings and evenings have had a certain chill in the air. Unless you’re living somewhere in the Mediterranean I imagine your days have been pretty nippy too. More than half the leaves are off the trees, and here in the UK the clocks went back an hour last weekend and so it’s dark now by 5.00pm.
If I close my eyes, relax, and concentrate hard enough, I reckon I can hear the Cheltenham Roar. But before that, we have the King George on Boxing Day. We have top class jumps meetings at Ascot, Sandown and Haydock. Old adversaries will be joined by younger upstarts, eager to take on the equine patriarchs and overthrow them from their thrones. This is the horse racing I love. Give me mud, uphill slogs to the line and tweed before sprints, sand and top hats every time.
Yep, winter’s here. And you know what that means, don’t you? Yep, it means the return to the betting fray of Racing Service 2.
And my how the old boy seems to be warming up for the new season, which as it happens starts officially tomorrow (1st November). Each year he enjoys a full pre-season training schedule, looking at the day’s National Hunt action and posting thoughts and observations on his blog as a way of finding his rhythm and touch. All seems to be in working order – last weekend from 12 selections outlined he posted winners at 16/1, 14/1, 10/1, 9/2, 4/1 and Evens. Not bad, eh, and although I’m not recording anything officially on these pages, I don’t mind admitting I dabbled a wee bit with small stakes and was rewarded handsomely for doing so.
Let’s hope that this is just a taste of what is to come, and isn’t a case of peaking way too early, eh. I’m sure it’s the former and not the latter.
What I would say is that his decision to concentrate on the bigger races last season has worked well. It was noticeable that the odds held up strongly, and I would hope that betting in big festival and weekend races helped to avoid the unwanted attention of the bookmaking traders/account closers. Yep, it’s all systems go for Racing Service 2.
Portfolio results from Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th October
I don’t want to say too much as I’ll be posting an end of month review shortly, but suffice to say it’s been another difficult week. A shocker for MVS (Lite), another week to forget for Football Service 1, and Northern Monkey won’t be too chuffed at how things went either.
Main: ROI -19.08%, ROC -2.93%.
Starter: ROI -10.13%, ROC -1.98%.
Broxchange: ROI -7.43%, ROC -1.62%.
Individual service performance
The Accountant: Staked 11pts, -0.331pts.
Racing Service 1: Staked 10pts, +0.425pts.
Football Service 1: Staked 11pts, -4.753pts.
Football Lay Profits: Staked 89.8pts, +6.95pts.
Golf Insider: Staked 11.6pts, +0.8pts.
MVS (Lite): Staked 14pts, -11.125pts.
Northern Monkey: Staked 9pts, -6.512pts.
Football Service 2: Staked 11.5pts, -2.52pts.
Racing Service 2: n/a
Racing Service 3: Staked 30pts, +1pt.