Northern Monkey is something of an enigma. Ask me, or any subscriber I reckon, or even Wayne himself as to what sort of horse racing service NMP is, and as sure as eggs are eggs the answer would be: a flat racing service. Indeed, in an email this past week Wayne did actually say just that:
“…any profit we make over the winter is always considered a bonus as NMP is a Flat racing service”.
You really can’t get much clearer than that, eh? So why is it then, that every year at the Cheltenham Festival Northern Monkey’s Cheltenham antepost advice always seems to produce a great profit?
Anyway, this year’s portfolio of Cheltenham bets is beginning to grow, and if previous years are anything to go by, it’s going to grow bigger and bigger. It all adds up to an exciting week of racing and let’s face it, the Festival is pretty exciting enough anyway.
In the meantime and the past week has been a quiet one on the racing front. Racing Service 1 tipped just one horse over the weekend, a nice winner. I know January can be a bit of a quieter month anyway as racing yards up and down the country time their prep runs for their Festival hopefuls and certainly it was a day of small fields on Saturday, the day you would normally expect the racing to be at its most competitive.
But this is simply the lull before the Cheltenham storm, I’m sure.
Bet Alchemist (100pt bank): Staked 8pts, -4pts, roi -50%, roc -4%, High 0pts, DD -4pts, Max DD -4pts
Northern Monkey (80): Staked 8.75pts, -6.075pts, roi -69.42%, roc -7.59%, High 0pts, DD -6.075pts, Max DD -6.075pts
Racing Service 1 (40): Staked 2.5pts, -0.04pts, roi -1.6%, roc -0.1%, High 0pts, DD -0.04pts, Max DD -2pts
Racing Totals: ROI -46.42%, ROC -3.89%.