RACING: A busy week but frustration for some.

With the Goodwood and Galway Festivals last week, it was a busy time for our tipsters.  Bet Alchemist did very well and have almost clawed their way into profit for the first time this year (remember my figures may differ significantly from yours if you follow), helped by an 18/1 winner on the Thursday.

For Northern Monkey however, no such joy, and poor Wayne is beginning to feel somewhat frustrated.  He’s off on a well-deserved holiday but before departing, Wayne sent his members an email on Saturday evening headed, “Saturday whinge”.  I can absolutely see where he’s coming from, and my heart does go out to him at present.  On Saturday antepost bets on Regional alongside some multiples rolling onto him in the Steward’s Cup at prices of up to 33/1 could have netted 100+ points of profit.  With the nag going off at 13/2, you could say we had a fair chunk of value!

Alas, it was not to be, as Regional was slowly away, met trouble in running, before finishing well to finish third.  Unlucky, and devastatingly frustrating bearing in mind the profit a clear run may well have brought.  I was pleased not to have been able to watch the race.  It would have had me tearing my hair out, so how it must have played with Wayne’s emotions I shudder to think.

Just to rub a healthy dose of salt into a very sore wound, the saver bet finished 2nd at 20/1, by a short head.  You couldn’t make it up.

I hope Wayne manages to chill a bit on his holiday.  The results haven’t come as yet this year, but one thing is for sure, he’ll be working just as hard as always to turn it around, which I’m sure he will.

Bet Alchemist (100pt bank): Staked 176pts, -1.28pts, roi -0.72%, roc -1.28%, High 0pts, DD -11.73pts, Max DD -24.338pts

Northern Monkey (80): Staked 296.5pts, -30.434pts, roi -10.26%, roc -38.04%, High 0pts, DD -30.434pts, Max DD -45.043pts

The Value Bettor (40): Staked 9.75pts, +1.46pts, roi 14.97%, roc 3.65%, High 2.71pts, DD -1.25pts, Max DD -2pts

BB Racing Tracker (100): Staked 306pts, +387.53pts, roi 126.64%, roc 387.53%, High 0pts, DD 0pts, Max DD -13.388pts

Racing Totals: ROI 47.1%, ROC 112.19%

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