February is a dark, miserable month, and I for one am glad to see the back of it. It really has no redeeming features. It’s cold. This year it has been ridiculously wet. It still gets dark very early in the afternoon, and it’s dark when you get up in the morning. It’s just horrible – I hate it. And whose bloomin’ idea was it to stick an extra day on the end of it every four years!?! I understand we need a leap year to maintain the delicate balance of the universe and our place in it or whatever, but why not tag an extra day onto the end of June or July, when we can enjoy warm, balmy weather and sit in the garden until late, sipping a nice glass of wine? Seriously, who is to blame for the madness of giving us an extra day in February, of all months!?!
Still, despite the gloom, the portfolio produced a nice enough profit through the month and all things considered everything is ticking along nicely. The ROI, for the second consecutive month, lies comfortably above the 10% marker that is the stated aim for the Bet Diary portfolio this year. At 16.54% for the month (14.11% since the 1st January) I can really find no cause for complaint.
The stand out performer has been PGA Profit, aided of course by the 50/1 winner the other week. I’ve now reverted to following the advised staking plan and bank allocation and we’ll see how things go through March, but so far I’m really enjoying the service. I’ve found that waiting until Wednesday evening/Thursday morning to place the Top 10 and Top 20 market bets is not having an adverse impact at all on the prices I’m taking and I really like the idea of being busy in these markets to take away some of the big drawdowns and lengthy losing runs that backing in the outright market inevitably bring. So far, so very good.
Really pleasing to see a strong return from Scottish Football Income Booster. As you may remember, at the start of the year I expressed concerns over the ability to breach the 10% ROI marker from football betting nowadays, but SFIB is currently achieving that and more. Long may that continue.
By hitting on a decent winner this last Saturday Racing Service 2 completed the turnaround from what had been promising to be another sticky month to follow on from January’s difficulties, to one that ended very nicely in the black. It will be interesting to see what TVB does through Cheltenham this year.
Racing Intelligence the other notable performer although I have noticed prices disappearing quicker now. Need to be sharp!
One last thing – keep an eye out for a bonus post on Friday…all about Cheltenham. Fingers crossed the old coronavirus doesn’t cause the meeting to be cancelled, eh? That would never do.
Bet Alchemist (100 point bank): Staked 26pts, -4.163pts, roi -16.01%, roc -4.16%
Staked 48pts, -2.763pts, roi -5.76%, roc -2.76%
Racing Service 1 (200): Staked 26pts, -5pts, roi -19.23%, roc -2.5%
Staked 61pts, +2.4pts, roi 3.93%, roc 1.2%
Golf Insider (400): Staked 29.2pts, -10.8pts, roi -36.99%, roc -2.7%
Staked 74.3pts, +2.3pts, roi 3.1%, roc 0.58%
PGA Profit (300): Staked 41pts, +61.7pts, roi 150.49%, roc 20.57%
Staked 52pts, +76.06pts, roi 146.27%, roc 25.35%
Precision Value (200): Staked 68pts, -13.792pts, roi -20.28%, roc -6.9%
Staked 154pts, +8.999pts, roi 5.84%, roc 4.5%
Racing Intelligence (200): Staked 93pts, +18.375pts, roi 19.76%, roc 9.19%
Staked 220.5pts, +26.473pts, roi 12%, roc 13.24%
Scottish Football Income Booster (100): Staked 43pts, +9.65pts, roi 22.44%, roc 9.65%
Staked 57pts, +13.75pts, roi 24.12%, roc 13.75%
Racing Service 2 (50): Staked 13.5pts, +4pts, roi 29.63%, roc 8%
Staked 24.25pts, -1.5pts, roi -6.18%, roc -3%
February roi 16.54%, roc 5.51%
Year to Date roi 14.11%, roc 9.05%