October review – big winners and big losses.

So how does this work, then?  In a month in which I back winners at 250/1 and 100/1, I end up losing (even if only by a couple of quid)!!!

It really can be weird at times, this betting game.  I’m telling you, 2020 is one weird year.  It’s weird living through a pandemic.  It’s weird being in lockdown, unable to sit at the same table as your mate in the pub.  It’s weird kids being taught over a video link.  It’s weird watching top-flight football with no-one in the stands.  It’s weird having to cover half your face when you go into a shop.  It’s weird that Mike Dean gave a penalty AGAINST Manchester United at Old Trafford.  It’s weird that Royal Ascot had no royalty, that the filming of the latest series of Line Of Duty had to stop halfway through (dammit!), and that Donald Trump (at time of typing) still has a chance of remaining as the leader of the Free World despite everything.

But nothing – nothing I tell you – is as weird as backing two triple digit winners in a month and still ending up with a loss!

Seven tipsters advised bets this month (Racing Service 2 only just, to be fair) and only two of them managed a profit.  No prizes for guessing the two were the golf tipsters who clearly each had a stormer.  The racing though, has in contrast been very tough going.  Is it the changing going conditions?  I don’t think so.  I just think it’s one of those spells when things don’t quite fall for you.  I swear I’ve had more than a fair share of second placed finishes recently.

We shall plough on though.  Each of the services have always bounced back from bad runs in the past and at this stage, there’s no reason to believe they won’t do so again.  This month (November) we add Northern Monkey back into the roster too.

As for Scottish Football Income Booster, well now all the leagues have resumed, and with the early weeks traditionally a strong period, I’m hoping for much better this month.  Let’s see what transpires.

Portfolio performance for October 

Bet Alchemist (100 point bank): Staked 48pts, -10.664pts

Golf Insider (400): Staked 52.5pts, +106pts

PGA Profit (500): Staked 52pts, +93pts

Precision Value (200): Staked 88pts, -23.22pts

Racing Intelligence (200): Staked 371pts, -57.15pts

Scottish Football Income Booster (100): Staked 31pts, -6.736pts

Racing Service 2 (50): Staked 3.5pts, -3.5pts.

Total for October: ROI -0.02%, ROC -0.01%


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