It is all going a little too smoothly. I fear that events are combining in such a way that if we gaze at the horizon for long enough, we will see the clouds of the perfect storm brewing.
Following last weekend, when a profit of £550 was secured, I have had a mild losing day on Monday, followed by four days of smooth profit-making. I have not had horses that have traded at 1.05 in running lose. I have not had last minute goals turn a winning position into a losing position. The tipsters in my portfolio have generally been good enough to make a nice contribution to the coffers, and then stand aside to allow another service do the same, whilst sidestepping the trap of subsequently giving winnings back. In other words, this week's gambling has been completely stress free, profitable, and has been the very essence of textbook portfolio theory in practice.
Tomorrow however, is Saturday. There is likely to be between £1,000 and £2,000 staked in all. Put another, slightly more scary way, there is ample opportunity for it all to go tits up. By this time tomorrow, seven days of brilliant punting could quite easily turn into the metaphorical car crash.
I am a little anxious.
PJA Racing NH woke up today, stretched, yawned, scratched it's backside, and thought: "OK, I've been a little quiet this week and let a couple of the other services grab the limelight. Time to show 'em who's boss". Two tips, one winner at 6/1 (Nelliedonethat at Musselburgh) and a very healthy 2.55 points in the bag. ProBandit chipped in with half a point with Cat Hunter at 5/2 and by so doing provided a profit in a race in which he also tipped Avonrose, which came third. As NMP had given Sasheen each way in the same race, and as that one came second at 9/1, two fairly similar services managed between them to tip the first three home. A very small return was also provided by Winning Racing Tips as Sivola de Sivola finished second, backed each way at 14s.
Friday 14th January: Staked £136, +£96.40.
Week to date: Staked £851, +£237.41.
Month to date: Staked £6,499, +£764.62, roi 11.76%.
Winning Racing Tips
WRT has been in SBC's 'Hall of Fame' for as long as I can remember. Truth be told, it has struggled a little over the last five months or so, but prior to that was an extremely strong performer that made me a lot of money in 2010. I have absolute confidence that it will soon return to that sort of level. Don't get me wrong, it has been far from disastrous recently, just not quite hitting the dizzy heights it has in the past. The returns it does provide tend to come in bursts. The basic method is picking horses each way in non-handicaps. Of course, this does in itself bring problems...I don't think the service would be suitable for a big-hitter as this sort of bet is not particularly welcomed by our oversensitive bookmaker friends. Today's selection was typical - the horse ran in a novice hurdle at Huntingdon.
A really solid service. You probably realise by now - that appeals to me!