Saturday, 26 March 2011


And here is today's news bulletin...

Today's Action

A touch disappointed on the nags I suppose. Certainly a bit of an anticlimax after yesterday. Six services playing, two turned a profit.

The excellent recent run of ProBandit continued with the service playing in two races and finding the winner of each (Nideeb - Lingfield - 3/1 and Katmai River - Kempton - 3/1). Excellent.

The other profitable service today was PJA NH which had three selections amongst which was a nice winner (Rey Nacarado - Newbury - 6/1 & 11/2 (split my stakes between two bookies, one BOG and one non-BOG; in the end it didn't matter as it started at 7/2!)).

Chasemaster had just the one small bet today and it was just pipped to a place; Northern Monkey picked the winner Nideeb but stuck it in a double with Twice Over which ran a dreadful race in the Dubai World Cup; and 4PA had a loser and Pachattack manage to squeeze in third on an each way bet. On The Nose couldn't produce a return from their three tips.

ProBandit: Staked 1.75pts, +2.25pts.
PJA NH: Staked 2pts, +1.724pts.
Chasemaster: Staked 0.25pts, -0.25pts.
Northern Monkey: Staked 1pt, -1pt.
On The Nose: Staked 2.5pts, -2.5pts.
4PA: Staked 3pts, -1.1pts.
Total financial loss on the racing of £15.53.

Skeeve continued his miraculous month, picking two winners from three. Football Investor also turned a profit after finding a 7/2 winner amongst their three bets. Strike Zone's only bet was a winner (albeit at very short odds) as was The Sportsman's.

Skeeve: Staked 12pts, +4.51pts.
The Sportsman: Staked 0.1pt, +0.072pts.
Football Investor: Staked 3pts, +1.5pts.
Strike Zone: Staked 1pt, +0.38pts.
Total financial profit on the football of £183.25.

Saturday 26th March: Staked £780, +£167.72.
Week to date: Staked £1,986, +£451.66.
Month to date: Staked £13,490, +£821.71, roi 6.09%.


  1. Missed the first Skeeve bet....

    Read the first line about kick-offs being at 1pm and the rest was history.....

  2. Hi just looking for a bit of advice. Im with pro bandit i play 60 a point so for half a point i play 30 euro each way im left with the feeling im understaking because of the way paul operates.

  3. ...and they never lose when you miss them. It's what they call Sod's Law, I suppose.



  4. Hi Anon,

    It depends what you want at the end of it all.

    Taking the figures from the last SBC newsletter, over the past twelve months ProBandit had made a profit of 55 points. So at 60 euro per point, that's 3,300 euro per year, say about 2,800 euro after fees. You have to ask yourself whether you are happy with that return?

    After I'd been following ProBandit for three or four months last year, I thought the way that Paul plays - very safe and secure with the use of each way and dutching - that I'd raise the stakes. I had the feeling that Paul wasn't ever likely to have a long losing run so it would be safe to do so. Thankfully I didn't as I realised it would unbalance the staking on the whole of my portfolio. And of course, Paul does have losing runs like any other service. It may not be as volatile as some others, but if you were staking a lot more, it might feel like it at times.

    Ultimately though, what you do depends a lot on what other services you follow and how you stake them. It might be an idea if I do a proper blog post or two on staking as it is such an important thing to try and get right.

    Hope this helps a little, but if you're looking for something else, just let me know.

    All the best,