Last week was the best I’ve had for a long time, but boy was it hard work! I don’t mean hard work in the sense of doing some task that needs doing but is really boring, like clearing out the garage or decorating a bedroom. I mean it was just busy. Bear in mind that of the eight bookmakers I travel to, the furthest away is just eight miles, I did over 200 miles in the car last week, most of which were on Saturday. So, not complaining, but it does give me a feeling of reward when things go well and you see the fruits of all the labour in the form of cash from the bookies!
The Lucky 15 I mentioned on Monday was the highlight, although two non runners meant my return was actually only 70% of what it would have been had there been no non runners and my selections had still won. That’s all ifs and buts and maybes though. One horse withdrawn was a favourite leading to a 25% Rule 4 deduction…being favourite you have to acknowledge it may have won instead of my horse and that would have effected the return by a lot more than 25%. So I’m fairly sanguine about that. Anyway, nice to be able to tip the staff in that shop. There are four of them, and they all make the place a pleasure to visit, and those of you who regularly use the shops will know that is not always the case.
Anyway, thanks to the Bookie Bashing Racing Tracker for that nice win, and in the same vein thanks to Weekly Golf Value for Dan Brown, winner of the DP Tour golf event last week. I got odds of 64/1 on the exchange, and that ensured a very nice profit on the golf too. Edwards Tips added to the profit by way of Viktor Hovland winning the US event but at relatively shorter odds (20/1 on Smarkets). I feel for PGA Profit who had World No.1 Scottie Sheffler who looked to have it in the bag with four holes to play and then played like the World No. 12,000, well and truly fluffing his lines.
The Bookie Bashing Football Coupons have allowed me to quietly get the new footie season off to a decent start so another 8+ points of profit there.
Also profitable – in the end – was Sys Analyst, but last week was the very epitome of the cliched “rollercoaster ride” we often use when we describe betting. Friday was a really strong day, Saturday a complete blank, and Sunday another good day to ensure we got off the Bog Dipper smiling. Forget the short term ups and downs though…I’m now running at an ROI 19% and that from using Smarkets only to place the bets. Placing them hours after they are originally sent, I’m getting acceptable odds, and it’s working a dream. That ROI figure I expect to reduce, but I’m sold on this as a great service I can happily use despite having no access to online books.
So, a great week, the overall ROI is running at a really strong 16%, and betting being betting, I’m expecting a bad weekend coming up. Let’s see. Back next week.
DD/HH: Staked 68.05pts, -7.1pts, roi -10.43%, High: 3.05pts, DD: -10.15pts, Max DD: -20.15pts.
Edwards Tips (Golf Outrights): Staked 53.45pts, +17.932pts, roi 33.54%, High: 23.187pts, DD: -5.235pts, Max DD: -5.235pts.
Bookie Bashing Football Coupons: Staked 19pts, +5.338pts, roi 28.07%, High: 14.03pts, DD: -8.692pt, Max DD: -8.692pts.
Bookie Bashing Golf Tracker/Weekly Golf Value: Staked 3,833pts, -360.44pts, roi -9.4%, High: 135.39pts, DD: -522.83pts, Max DD: -596.38pts
Bookie Bashing Racing Tracker (Lucky 15s): Staked 281pts, +13.387pts, roi 4.76%, High: 16.731pts, DD: -3.344pts, Max DD: -16.801pts.
PGA Profit: Staked 273pts, +63.298pts, roi 23.18%, High: 84.858pts, DD: -21.56pts, Max DD: -97.076pts.
Sys Analyst: Staked 300.5pts, +57.945pts, roi 19.28%, High: 62.535pts, DD: -4.59pts, Max DD: -15.79pts.
Value Bets: Staked 15.5pts, +14.5pts, roi 93.54%, High: 14.5pts, DD: 0pts, Max DD: £0pts.
TOTAL: roi 16.16%