So here’s the question. Which is better – Christmas Day or Boxing Day?
As a bettor, it’s got to be Boxing Day, surely? Don’t get me wrong, I do love a Christmas Day. Our family is weird in that we have our Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve, so there’s no dinner to cook. We tend to rise fairly early – although not at the sadistic hour we used to get up when the kids were younger! – have a cooked breakfast, a walk along the beach and then home to open some pressies. A decent old film in the afternoon or a snooze followed by a laugh at Eric Morecambe in an endlessly repeated Morecambe and Wise Christmas Special….what’s not to like?
But Boxing Day. Now that’s different gravy. A copy of the Racing Post, a scan of the cards and a beer before the action kicks off at Kempton. The build up to the King George to enjoy, Racing Service 2 bets to place and write-up to read, and all the while we’ve got the festive footie starting. And if all that wasn’t enough, this year we have the first day of the Boxing Day Test Match in South Africa to watch. I suppose family will fit around it all somehow, but bearing in mind there’s only the four of us in a South Devon cottage miles from anyone else who isn’t in the local pub, there’s no stress. Kids’ll probably be on their screens anyway!
Nope, there’s only one winner for me (probably similar on the Boxing Day racing, knowing my luck) – Christmas Day is great, but it’s better when the sport’s on the day after.
As this is the last Bet Diary post of the year, may I take this opportunity to say thanks for reading, and make sure you enjoy the holiday period. Eat well, drink well, be well. I’ll see you on the other side.
Portfolio performance for December to date
Main portfolio: ROI 47.76%, ROC 10.19%.
Individual Service Performance
Bet Alchemist: Staked 11pts, +16.725pts.
Racing Service 1: Staked 13pt, -7.5pts.
Football Service 1: Staked 13pts, +0.164pts
Golf Insider: Staked 17.5pts, +103.5pts.
Northern Monkey: Staked 14pts, +4.113pts.
Precision Value: Staked 41pts, +9pts.
Football Service 2: Staked 12pts, +3.59pts.
Racing Service 2: Staked 5pts, 6.95pts.
Racing Service 3: Staked 18.5pts, +2.3pts.