I hate to think how many blog posts I’ve written over the years around the subject of losing runs, or bad weeks, or acutely horrible days. And usually, a part of such a post is the stated reminder to remember that particularly good months, weeks and days do happen too, and that the ups and downs are all part of the game.
The thing is though, it is so easy to dwell on the bad days and almost forget the good ones. And so, when a day like last Saturday strikes, it’s perhaps a good thing to write about it, just to show to readers who are constantly being reminded to exercise patience in their betting exploits that the red letter days really do happen too. Occasionally, just every so often, the planets align.
First, a little context. Saturday’s betting saw eight services in the portfolio offer up bets. All eight turned a profit. The ROC generated from the full portfolio on this one day, was 5.63%!
Here’s how it went…
Football Service 2 went for a couple of doubles that came in without a moment’s sweat, whilst Football Lay Profits advised five lays, all of which were successful. Wrapping up the footie action, Football Service 1 – which has really struggled this season – hopefully took the first step on the road to prolonged recovery by picking two winners from three. One of the winners was at odds greater than 4.0.
And so on to the racing. MVS (Lite) replicated Football Service 2’s record of two winning bets from three at 2/1 and 9/4. Racing Service 1 struck with an 8/1 winner, and Racing Service 3 struck with two from two at odds of 8/1 and 7/2.
Northern Monkey set up a double with a 10/1 winner on the Friday, the second leg running on Saturday, which duly obliged at 11/8. It would be churlish to bemoan another double that wasn’t landed that would have given up 20+ points additional profit!
And finally, Racing Service 2 decided to knock in a 20/1 winner.
It’s very true. Days like these don’t happen very often, but when they do, it’s worth just giving yourself a little pat on the back for retaining faith when things look dark and you feel like you’re backing nothing but loser after loser. Patience does pay – Saturday is proof enough of that.
I’ll give you the month to date figures next time. For now, here are the numbers for Saturday…
Racing Service 1: Staked 3pts, +4.875pts.
Football Service 1: Staked 3pts, +3.408pts.
Football Lay Profits: Staked 23pts, +4.9pts.
MVS (Lite): Staked 3pts, +3.25pts.
Northern Monkey: Staked 3.25pts, +5.124pts.
Football Service 2: Staked 3.5pts, +1.27pts.
Racing Service 2: Staked 3.25pts, +7.25pts.
Racing Service 3: Staked 2.5pts, +13.25pts.
ROI 114.91%, ROC 5.63%.