There is really very little to report upon this week, with no results to record from either Sports Service 1 or Sports Service 2, and just a handful of bets from Scottish Football Income Booster and The Poacher.
So, although it has nothing to do with the sports side of the portfolio, I shall pass comment on an email I received yesterday (too late for me to refer to in the Racing Bet Diary post) from the SBC. This relates to the return of Paul Chandler-Burns and his method that utilizes the Racing Post’s renowned Pricewise column to make an excellent level of profit. Longer-term SBC members might well recall Paul’s old 4PA service, one I followed myself with great success and enjoyment.
I was really sorry when the 4PA service came to an end some years ago. It had given me many great moments, the best of which was back in 2011 and the last day of the Cheltenham Festival. If I remember correctly, the Festival had been pretty tough going from a punting perspective and I was well down over the week. But on the last day, 4PA put up Zarkander who won the opening Triumph Hurdle at about 8s, and then in possibly the best horse race I’ve ever seen, the 4PA-tipped Long Run beat previous Gold Cup winners and all-time greats Kauto Star, Denman, and Imperial Commander. It was a thrilling, and a very profitable day, and one that remains stored away in the old memory bank.
It is with these fond memories I associate the old 4PA service, and so it was with great interest I heard that Paul is back with a newly freshened approach as he has evolved over the years to ensure he stays well ahead of the bookies when it comes to an edge. I’ll certainly be signing up to the two Saturdays when we get to see and sample his filtered bets. It’ll no doubt take me back to that sunny Cheltenham Friday in 2011. I’ll stick a few quid on, and if we get a winner, I might treat myself to a nice Single Malt, and raise a cheeky snifter to the now retired Zarkander and Long Run. Sláinte.
Sports Service 1 (40pts): Staked 2pts, -2pts, roi -100%, roc -5%, High 0pts, CDD: -2pts, Max DD: -2pts.
Sports Service 2 (30): Staked 3pts, +3.03pts, roi 100.1%, roc 10.01%, High: 3.03pts, CDD: 0pts, Max DD: 0pts.
Scottish Football Income Booster (100): Staked 12pts, +2.394pts, roi 19.95%, roc 2.39%, High: 4.394pts, CDD: -2pts, Max DD: -2pts.
The Poacher (40): Staked 34pts, +10.538pts, roi 30.99%, roc 26.34%, High: 11.07pts, CDD: -0.532pts, Max DD: -2pts
Sports Portfolio: ROI 29.57%, ROC 8.2%.
*ROI – Return On investment, ROC – Return On Capital (ie. bank growth), CDD – Current Drawdown, Max DD – Maximum Drawdown