I don’t know about anyone else, but this week definitely has an ‘after the Lord Mayor’s show’ feel to it. With no flat racing until Friday, Northern Monkey is taking a very well-earned break from tipping, and I can’t blame him. Cheltenham must have been a pretty full on experience for him, and that’s before taking into account the rollercoaster of emotions that we all go through during the Festival itself.
It certainly was a good week for NMP. You can’t argue with over 43 points profit at an ROI of 136%. It feels as if each year at the Festival is a good one for Wayne, and he certainly builds up to it over a fair old period of time. It can be easy at times to question the wisdom of rolling up a selection on the all weather at Southwell with a horse ante post for Cheltenham, especially when the horse running at Southwell loses, but when you see the potential returns during Festival week add up it is easy to alter your thinking. Even more so when the results run the right way.
What has been nice is that NMP followed up Cheltenham with a good day on Saturday, landing two win singles and a double for another 9 points profit. At this point I was going to drop Wayne a quick email and ask for his advice on what numbers I should pick on the lottery, such has been his recent form! It shouldn’t be forgotten that prior to Cheltenham, NMP was finding the going pretty sticky. The last week or so has shown just how quickly things can turn around. We’ve gone from being about 27 points down to 27 points up in a fortnight, give or take. Certainly something to remember the next time we have a bad spell.
Bet Alchemist (100pts): Staked 96pts, +22.385pts, roi 23.31%, roc 22.38%, High: 22.385pts, CDD: 0pts, Max DD: -9pts.
Northern Monkey Punter (100): Staked 122pts, +25.874pts, roi 21.2%, roc 25.87%, High: 27.874pts, CDD: -2pts, Max DD: -27.028pts
Precision Value (200): Staked 192pts, -9.012pts, roi -4.69%, roc -4.5%, High: 5.989pts, CDD: -15.001pts, Max DD: -24.834pts.
Racing Service 1 (50): Staked 20.5pts, +8.562pts, roi 41.76%, roc 17.12%, High: 11.25pts, CDD: -2.688pts, Max DD: -8pts.
Racing Portfolio: ROI 17.14%, ROC 15.21%.
*ROI – Return On investment, ROC – Return On Capital (ie. bank growth), CDD – Current Drawdown, Max DD – Maximum Drawdown