January Review – double digit ROI as year gets off to strong start.

For only the second time in my life, I was struck down by a migraine last week.  The first time must be some 15 or 20 years ago, and I don’t mind admitting, once in a lifetime is enough.  After doing what men tend to do and assuming the worst, last Tuesday evening I was convinced I had meningitis and the end was nigh.  The wife telling me to stop being a big old jessie did nothing to lighten my gloom, gloom being the operative word as I had to sit in the dark all day with the curtains drawn.  Nightmare things, migraines.  I don’t recommend them.

Anyway, the result was that I didn’t place a bet between Tuesday and Thursday, so my end of month figures aren’t much different to those posted in the last Bet Diary post.

As you know, my stated ambition this year is to post a double digit ROI (no easy task) and to that end 2020 has got off to a promising start.  Seven of the eight services in the portfolio coughed up a profit, the odd one out being Racing Service 2 whose year has got off to a disappointing and frustrating start.  The chap behind the service (Andrew) has emailed all members saying that as a consequence of the recent poor results, he’d refund on a pro rata basis any member who wanted out.  Not on your life!  For me, Andrew is one of – if not the – most talented of horse racing tipsters and I have every confidence that patience will be rewarded; form is temporary and class permanent and all that.  It may not be until next season – who knows? – but one thing is for sure, results will turn.  It’s not exactly been disastrous anyway.  The season as a whole is still in profit.

The understated Precision Value has played the starring role in January, with a 22.8pt profit.  That amounts to bank growth of 11.4% and another 11 months at that level will do very nicely thank you.

One last thing.  What’s all this about races at some meetings going off at funny times?  I’m not a fan.  I get the logic behind it, ie. that there is less risk of races being delayed or overlapping each other on busy days but come on.  Who wants a sure thing in the 1.38 at Wetherby?  And on Saturday afternoons, when I’m often around at a mate’s and his Dad’s watching the racing and flicking between channels, who can remember to turn over to Racing TV for the 2.12?  Not me, I can tell you!

Bet Alchemist (Bank 100pts): Staked 22pts, +1.4pts, roi 6.36%, roc 1.4%

 Racing Service 1 (200): Staked 35pts, +7.4pts, roi 21.14%, roc 3.7%

Golf Insider (400): Staked 45.1pts, +13.1pts, roi 29.04%, roc 3.27%

PGA Profit (200): Staked 8pts, +17.5pts, roi 218.75%, roc 8.75%

Precision Value (200): Staked 86pts, +22.791pts, roi 26.5%, roc 11.4%

Racing Intelligence (200): Staked 127.5pts, +8.098pts, roi 6.35%, roc 4.05%

Scottish Football Income Booster (100): Staked 14pts, +4.1pts, roi 29.28%, roc 4.1%

Racing Service 2 (50): Staked 10.75pts, -5.5pts, roi -51.16%, roc -11%

Total: ROI 13.39%, ROC 4.01%

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