RACING: A bit more tricky.

Continuing the theme of reflection for the week, and we turn our attention to the racing services, and this is where it gets a little more tricky.

Let’s start with the easy, and that’s using the Bookie Bashing Racing Tracker.  Results to date have been nothing short of outstanding and have been founded on getting down around 20 Lucky 15s per week.  To date, that has largely been done online.  The challenge is going to be to maintain that sort of turnover but at the shops.

Unfortunately, I have only a window during the working week each day, when I can physically get to the bookies.  This means that I will need to see value at a certain time, and available at BetFred or Ladbrokes, the two I can get to in the time I have.  I may be I have to bring someone in to help me with this.  We’ll see.

Then, it starts to get a lot more tricky.  The prevalence of multiple bets issued by Northern Monkey is such that the Exchanges are rendered not quite useless, but tricky to profit on.  Same with each way bets.  As for The Value Bettor, well Andrew is trialling a methodology that is designed for Exchange use, but there is little point in me reporting in here on a weekly basis at this stage; if it doesn’t work in the period up to Christmas, then it has been made quite clear that the days of TVB as a subscription service in its present guise are over.  I’m going to be following the new approach and if successful (and I happen to think it is likely to be) then we can revisit in these pages.  But until then…

So this is where I’m at, and it is a bit of a dilemma.  I need to find a solution.

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