The Grand National is always a take it or leave it race for me. I’ve never been overly enthused by it. It’s probably because I rarely seem to back the winner. It’s also at a daft time of day in my traditional eyes. But there we go – you don’t want to hear my moaning and whingeing.
It was no different this year in terms of not backing the winner. In fact, over the meeting as a whole I managed to back a couple of winners, but nothing that will stick in the memory. The three days proved to be something of a damp squib for Racing Service 1 with seven bets failing to provide a return as his season finished by fizzling out somewhat.
Nice to see Precision Value break back into positive territory after a long time languishing in the negative. Let’s hope this time it can push on and get 2021 going properly. With its regular turnover of bets, it can add so much to the day to day enjoyment of it all when in good form.
And so now all attention turns to the flat. We’ve had the traditional season opener at Doncaster, and as I type the Newmarket meeting has begun which means Classic trials and a fairly quick gearing up to the season as a whole. Bring on Ascot!
Bet Alchemist (100pts): Staked 132pts, +19.422pts, roi 14.71%, roc 19.42%, High: 24.135pts, CDD: -4.713pts, Max DD: -9pts.
Northern Monkey (100): Staked 161.125pts, +33.582pts, roi 20.84%, roc 33.58%, High: 36.332pts, CDD: -2.75pts, Max DD: -27.028pts
Precision Value (200): Staked 247pts, +2.196pts, roi 0.88%, roc 1.09%, High: 5.989pts, CDD: -3.793pts, Max DD: -24.834pts.
Racing Service 1 (50): Staked 29.5pts, +6.312pts, roi 21.39%, roc 12.62%, High: 12.312pts, CDD: -6pts, Max DD: -8pts.
TOTAL: roi 14.02%, roc 16.68%
*ROI – Return On investment, ROC – Return On Capital (ie. bank growth), CDD – Current Drawdown, Max DD – Maximum Drawdown