It was great to make back the losses suffered in July, and then add some substantial profit. With three services having a very strong month, one more chipping in to the profit pot, and the three tipsters who ended the month in the red hardly disgracing themselves, August finished nicely up.
Top performer was Racing Intelligence who was one of the few to perform in July. I am still finding getting the advised prices an almost impossible task on the vast majority of the selections, but I am consistently getting better prices than the industry and Betfair SPs, so at present I’m happy. Despite taking a few days off in the last week, the tipster returned to action over the weekend and landed two or three decent wins to really finish the month strongly.
Bet Alchemist started to turn things around following a poor patch of form back in late July and the improved performance carried on very nicely through August. Nothing really spectacular, but each week saw solid returns which when totalled up show that BA has enjoyed a fantastic month. I’m liking the switch from tipping the night before racing to 9.00 in the morning of race day too. Sometimes you don’t want to be hanging around on a Friday evening to place bets. I know it’s not been so easy to go down the pub for an end of week swiftie as normal, but Friday night is at least takeaway night. Better to settle down in front of a film with a beer and a curry than worrying about putting bets on, I reckon.
The first half of July was a bit of a nightmare for Precision Value but since then we’ve seen a run of hot form. I feel – but without checking can’t be sure – that mid to late summer is often a lucrative time for this service. Certainly it has proven to be this year!
A small profit for Golf Insider but it feels like August was very much a nearly month. A winner at 20/1 and a number of golfers picking up a place return, I can’t escape the feeling the end of August figures should have been much better. Still, a profit is a profit and you’ll never hear me complaining when a service ends the month in the black. I’ll likely be making a little tweak to the way I follow having been lucky enough to see all the data that goes into what is a soon-to-be-released to SBC members re-review of this service. Watch out for that.
The three services to contribute a small loss on the month are PGA Profit, Scottish Football Income Booster, and Racing Service 1. The latter are still to find their mojo, despite their recent tinkering in approach which included a back to basics policy. We really need to see a strong end to the year from RS1.
Portfolio performance for August
Bet Alchemist (100 point bank): Staked 39pts, +26.211pts
Racing Service 1 (200): Staked 73pts, -7.5pts
Golf Insider (400): Staked 75pts, +8.858pts
PGA Profit (500): Staked 148pts, -13.76pts
Precision Value (200): Staked 92pts, +37.08pts
Racing Intelligence (200): Staked 301pts, +63.967pts
Scottish Football Income Booster (100): Staked 19pts, -4.262pts.
Racing Service 2 (50): n/a
Total for August: ROI 20.09%, ROC 9.74%