To reach the end of the second month of the year and have the racing portfolio at break even isn’t ideal, but nor is it disastrous. I do genuinely feel as if the past two months have been really testing for our tipsters, and actually to come out level could be a bit of a result.
The fact is – and I’ve said it in these pages before – the quality of racing has been generally speaking, really poor. We’ve lost a good number of meetings to the weather, and so with both quality and quantity down, it’s been a tricky time. Ever the optimist, with Cheltenham around the corner, followed soon after by the start of the flat turf season, there should be more opportunities for more bets and hopefully, an increase in returns.
To be fair to both Bet Alchemist and Racing Service 1, they’ve not had bad months at all. Things have been more of a struggle for Northern Monkey and Precision Value, but it’s been notable recently how NMP is getting a pretty extensive Cheltenham portfolio together. Could be a big week.
Let’s hope so.
Bet Alchemist (100pts):Staked 47pts, +9.88pts, roi 21%, roc 9.8%, High: 9.88pts, CDD: 0pts, Max DD: -8.438pts.
Northern Monkey Punter (100): Staked 72.2pts, -17.43pts, roi -24.14%, roc -17.43%, High: 1.687pts, CDD: -19.12pts, Max DD: -20.77pts
Precision Value (200): Staked 131pts, -6.01pts, roi -4.58%, roc -3%, High: 5.989pts, CDD: -12pts, Max DD: -18pts.
Racing Service 1 (50): Staked 11.5pts, +6.25pts, roi 54.34%, roc 12.5%, High: 11.25pts, CDD: -5pts, Max DD: -5pts.
Racing Portfolio: ROI 0.94%, ROC 0.48%.
*ROI – Return On investment, ROC – Return On Capital (ie. bank growth), CDD – Current Drawdown, Max DD – Maximum Drawdown