Month: August 2019

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Wow! 40/1, then a 14/1, and then a 20/1??!! Just Wow!

Yup, between them Bet Alchemist and Racing Service 1 tore it up at the Goodwood Festival last week. I can’t say that Glorious Goodwood is a meeting that strikes me down with pre-Festival excited anticipation in the way that Cheltenham say, does.  I’ve no memories of spectacular wins and sure, the course is obviously set in a beautiful part of the world, but somehow it just leaves me a little cold.

Not now.  It’s amazing what a couple of big winners can do to your mindset.  By the time the winner of the last race on Saturday was being tended to in the winner’s enclosure, I was wishing the meeting could go on in to this week!  I really can’t remember backing many 40/1 winners on the nags, but RS1 tipped one up last week, and how sweet it was when it came home in front.

I feel the need to espouse the virtues of RS1, a relatively recent addition to the portfolio.  Look, I know that banging in big-priced winners is always going to make you feel good about a tipster, and it’s likely that had I started to follow at a time that coincided with a losing run, I’d be feeling a whole lot different.  But that admission aside, there is so much to like about the service.

Interesting write-ups, odds that stand up, bets on races that aren’t going to send the bookies into paroxysms of panic and closing your accounts quicker than you can say “account restriction”.  A weekly update, blog posts and an ‘Eyecatcher’ angle…I do wonder how this service went underneath my radar for so long.  Crikey, it’s even made me warm to the Glorious Goodwood meeting.

No post next week, folks.  I’m away on my holibobs and I refuse to take my laptop.  Nope.  I’m going to take a few books, more bottles of wine, and sit back and not even think about betting.

See you in a fortnight.

Portfolio performance for August to date:

‘Main’ portfolio: ROI 21.63%, ROC 3.15%.

‘Broxchange’ portfolio (Football Lay Profits, Football Service 2, Golf Insider): ROI -16.89%, ROC -0.94%

Individual Service Performance

Bet Alchemist: Staked 15pts, +14.825pts.

Racing Service 1: Staked 26pts, +55.4pts.

Football Lay Profits: Staked 23pts, -0.77pts.

Football Service 1: n/a

Golf Insider: Staked 7.5pts, -7.5pts.

MVS: Staked 19pts, -2.5pts.

Northern Monkey: Staked 19.5pts, -4.023pts.

Football Service 2: Staked 2.25pts, +1.8pts.

Racing Service 2: n/a

Racing Service 3: Staked 26pts, -20.7pts.

July Review

After a decent but unspectacular June it was great to see the ‘Main’ portfolio follow up with an excellent July.

There were eight services in action, of which five turned a profit.  Four of those five generated a high return.  Of the three that ended in a loss for the month, only one – Football Service 2 – underperformed significantly.

The star of the July show was undoubtedly MVS (Lite).  I seem to remember that midsummer a couple of years ago was a real golden period for this service and certainly July 2019 has been a month that has produced a rich harvest.  A significant part of the profit was made across just two days of multiple selections that all came in which meant that anyone following the ‘Multiples’ strategy must have been richly rewarded.

I wrote last month of a “torrid” time for Northern Monkey, and so it is really good to report that July has been a much better month for my long-termer.  I could repeat that last sentence for Racing Service 3, and it would be just as true.

Bet Alchemist came good too and is finding some real consistency at present.

‘Main’ portfolio: ROI 18.59%, ROC 10.04%.

‘Broxchange’ portfolio (Football Lay Profits, Football Service 1, Golf Insider): ROI -18.18%, ROC -2.13%

Individual Service Performance

Bet Alchemist: Staked 39pts, +17.625pts, ROI 45.19%, ROC 17.62%.

Racing Service 1: Staked 53pts, +7.15pts, ROI 13.49%, ROC 3.62%

Football Lay Profits: Staked 26.6pts, -3.7pts, ROI -13.9%, ROC -1.85%

Football Service 1: n/a

Golf Insider: Staked 59.5pts, -13.1pts, ROI -22.01%, ROC -3.27%.

MVS: Staked 71pts, +32.75pts, ROI 46.12%, ROC 36.38%.

Northern Monkey: Staked 61.25pts, +19.203pts, ROI 31.35%, ROC 24%.

Football Service 2: Staked 37.5pts, -5.165pts, ROI -13.77%, ROC -12.91%.

Racing Service 2: n/a

Racing Service 3: Staked 92.25pts, +22.937, ROI 24.86%, ROC 16.38%.