Sadly this week’s wasn’t as lucrative as last week’s, and a smallish loss was the end result. Not to worry too much, though. We’re still very nicely ahead for the month with five services in profit and three showing a loss. The ROI for the month is still in double figures, but it would be really nice to kick on now and make November a lucrative month.
As was the case last week, Northern Monkey was the best performer, although returns were nothing like as spectacular. Again it was the Saturday that produced the highest returns although the number of bets was significantly down from the weekend before.
Precision Value kinda summed up the week and the ‘one step backward, one step forward to end up where you were’ feel to the whole portfolio. Friday and Saturday saw PV issue 10 bets. All six bets on Friday went down, losing six points, whilst three winners from four on Saturday returned 6.58 points. So all in all, 0.58 points up. I suppose the way to think about this is that the profit equated to an ROI of just short of 5%, which isn’t at all bad. But on a day to day basis, it feels like wading through mud.
I have a confession to make in that I completely omitted to place Golf Insider’s first round leader bets at the US Masters. No excuse, really. I saw the email come through but I was busy doing something else entirely, and I just completely forgot to go back to them. Not sure I’ve ever done anything like that before. Hope I’m not losing my marbles!
The Masters proved to be somewhat anti-climactic, which is the theme of the week, it seems. With Dustin Johnson just proving way too good for the rest of the field to compete, I was reduced to hoping for placed finishes, which doesn’t exactly make for exciting television viewing. Both Golf Insider and PGA Profit managed to get a player into the frame, although for the latter the spoils had to be shared due to a tie for the last ‘place’ position.
Mediocre weeks for Racing Intelligence and Bet Alchemist without much damage being done, and the same can be said for Racing Service 2 who finally managed to get off the mark for the season with a winner on Sunday. Should have been another on Saturday only for our horse to come down at the second last when looking all over the most likely winner. RS2 really has had very little luck this season so far. Apparently six of the 20 RS2 bets issued have gone odds-on in running. To only get one winner from that lot is tough. Still, it shows there’s nothing wrong with A.’s form reading and over time the winners will come. Perhaps the winner on Sunday, which got up by a nose, signals the change in fortune needed. Let’s hope so.
Portfolio performance for November (to 15th)
Bet Alchemist (100 point bank): Staked 22pts, +2.325pts
Golf Insider (400): Staked 32pts, +28.8pts
Northern Monkey (100): Staked 24.5pts, +30.297pts.
PGA Profit (500): Staked 45pts, -37pts
Precision Value (200): Staked 51pts, +10.166pts
Racing Intelligence (200): Staked 151pts, -10.816pts
Scottish Football Income Booster (100): Staked 9pts, +0.599pts
Racing Service 2 (50): Staked 9pts, -5.75pts.
Total for November: ROI 11.06%, ROC 2.94%