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.