Well that dragged. November seemed to go on forever. Perhaps it was the gloomier, colder weather. Perhaps it was the lockdown. Perhaps it is because I follow Racing Intelligence, which had a month to forget. Either way, it’s over now and we have Christmas to look forward to, a vaccine, and perhaps the first real light at the end of the Covid tunnel. Here’s hoping so.
Let’s start the round-up of the month with the best performer, and as the title of this post will have told you, that’s Northern Monkey. It’s re-entry into the portfolio was well timed, and it was like saying hello to an old friend you haven’t seen for ages. Well done, Wayne old chap. Keep it up – there’s a good fellow. 🙂
In second place, timing it’s run as well as one of it’s winning tips storming up the Cheltenham hill, was Racing Service 1, who had winners at 11/1 and 10/1 on Saturday. It’s been a difficult first month of the new season for RS1, coming to terms with a new bet release time, an altered way of doing write-ups, and Exchange price crashes. As ever though, A. seems to have got on top of things, made a couple of tweaks, and I’m as pleased for him for Saturday’s results as I am for myself.
Then we have Golf Insider, and his 500/1 winner this month will live long in the memory. I’m pretty sure that’s the longest price I’ve collected from ever. The New Year will see me adopt a different, level stakes approach, as was recommended in the SBC review.
Precision Value managed to tip four horses to finish second from five bets on Monday, and by doing so downgraded what looked like being a great month to a merely decent one. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was kinda hoping the fifth tip would finish 2nd too, through some sort of weird masochistic desire. It didn’t – it came nowhere.
On a similar theme, Bet Alchemist gave back a few points over the weekend to take the gloss off what in the end was a solid enough month.
The three services to end in the red were Scottish Football Income Booster, PGA Profit, and Racing Intelligence. I have to say I was hoping for a lot more from SFIB, which traditionally excels at the start of the season. With lower league Scottish football resuming this month, I was optimistic. Hopefully, those expected profits will materialize in December instead.
As for Racing Intelligence, what is there to say other than it was a rotten month, best forgotten. Let’s see what it can do to turn things around.
Now, I’m off to get a haircut…
Portfolio performance for November
Bet Alchemist (100 point bank): Staked 39pts, +5.737pts
Golf Insider (400): Staked 55pts, +45.837pts
Northern Monkey (100): Staked 44.5pts, +20.26pts.
PGA Profit (500): Staked 62pts, -28pts
Precision Value (200): Staked 99pts, +13.041pts
Racing Intelligence (200): Staked 258.5pts, -58.341pts
Scottish Football Income Booster (100): Staked 25pts, -2.641pts
Racing Service 1 (50): Staked 14pts, +5.758pts.
Total for November: ROI 5.29%, ROC 2.51%