There are times when I am stupid. Not necessarily in what I do, but how I think (although if you ask my wife she’d probably tell you a fair bit of what I do is fairly daft). Last week was a case in point.
Whenever a tipster is on a bad run, or if I’m enduring a bad spell with a number of tipsters underperforming, I always get overly optimistic when a new month starts. I tell myself over and over that it doesn’t work like that. That form doesn’t suddenly improve just because it’s the 1st of December now, and that November is behind us. And then for some unknown reason, I’m mildly surprised and disappointed when double digit winners don’t go flying in left, right and centre.
Take Racing Intelligence. They endured a difficult November and we’ve experienced something of a drawdown. Why did I, even slightly, think that because we have a new month, that they would immediately start clawing those losses back and show a complete turnaround in fortunes? It doesn’t work like that, does it? Any idiot can see that. And yet here I am, being dopey, and feeling like a parent who has been slightly disappointed and let down by their child’s behaviour in a restaurant. A feeling of, how could you?
Makes no sense, does it?
Anyway, turning towards the more positive, and last weekend saw Racing Service 1 really get it’s season underway with an 8/1 winner on Friday and a 22/1 winner (yes, 22/1, although I should have got 25s but that’s another story) on Saturday. So in a week in which Bet Alchemist, PGA Profits, and Racing Intelligence all ended with losses, whilst Golf Insider ended level and Precision Value only a small profit, I’ve somehow ended the week up at an ROI of over 11%. Offer me 11% over a year and I’d snap your hand off! So why am I feeling gloomy?
Finally, an honourable mention to Scottish Football Income Booster, who came good this week. Not spectacularly so, but that’s two profitable weekends in a row now, so perhaps we’re seeing something of a return to form.
Return to form. Seems to be a theme for the week.
Portfolio performance for December (to 6th)
Bet Alchemist (100 point bank): Staked 13pts, -8.55pts
Golf Insider (400): Staked 18pts, 0pts
Northern Monkey (100): Staked 7.75pts, +0.8pts.
PGA Profit (500): Staked 17.5pts, -17.5pts
Precision Value (200): Staked 21pts, +1.375pts
Racing Intelligence (200): Staked 16pts, -13.45pts
Scottish Football Income Booster (100): Staked 12pts, +3.65pts
Racing Service 1 (50): Staked 3.5pts, +10.75pts.
Total for December: ROI 11.86%, ROC 1.09%