So the weekend saw me leap (stumble?) into racing action then, and by the end of a miserable day’s betting, I kinda wished I hadn’t bothered. Between Bet Alcemihst, Northern Monkey and Racing Service 1, I struck 11 bets, many of them each way, and failed to get one single return.
I reckon the weather didn’t help. To be quite honest with you, if I was a horse and I poked my nose out of my box and saw it raining like I needed to build an ark, I can’t say that I’d be particularly enthused about getting out there and giving it my best shot. I think I’d sulk a bit, roll my eyes a lot and tut loudly, and generally channel my inner mule, ie. I’d be pretty darned stubborn about not putting my best foot forward.
Anyway, things can only get better. Well, I suppose they could quite easily get a lot worse before getting better when I think about it, but let’s not go there for now. Instead let’s think positively. It hasn’t rained for an hour or two, and next weekend could be a lot, lot better.
One observation though. I mentioned last week how I have sought to taper down my workload this year in terms of bet placement. Well, I think I’ve succeeded in achieving that aim. I know Northern Monkey will be more active in the summer, but of course at that point RS1 will be on his annual hibernation. With no bets at all to place between Monday and Wednesday of this week, in a betting sense I’ve been twiddling my thumbs.
Bet Alchemist (100pt bank): Staked 3pts, 0pts, roi 0%, roc 0%, High 0pts, DD 0pts, Max DD -2pts
Northern Monkey (80): Staked 4.25pts, -3.825pts, roi -90%, roc -4.78%, High 0pts, DD -3.825pts, Max DD -3.825pts
Racing Service 1 (40): Staled 2pts, -2pts, roi -100%, roc -5%, High 0pts, DD -2pts, Max DD -2pts