At last, a properly decent day. It seems to have been a long time coming.
Unfortunately the racing side of the business continued to struggle today. I could do with a real return to form from the racing tipsters, starting from now. Otherwise Cheltenham week could be quite painful. And I ain't taking time off work to sit on the sofa in pain. Oh, no.
Only one of the six services working today produced any kind of a profit, PJA NH finding one of only two winners for me this afternoon (Alarazi - Sandown - 9/1). The other service to find the net was Chasemaster (Stormin Exit - Ayr - 2/1). On The Nose managed to identify a horse that finished in the frame at 16/1 for a return (Global Player - Sandown) as did ProBandit (Medicean Man - Wolverhampton - 6/1) and 4PA (Prime Exhibit - Wolverhampton - 11/2). Northern Monkey Punter drew a blank.
4PA: Staked 2.5pts, -1.212pts.
Northern Monkey Punter: Staked 1.5pts, -1.5pts.
PJA NH: Staked 5pts, +1.263pts.
On The Nose: Staked 3pts, -0.5pts.
ProBandit: Staked 1.125pts, -0.3pts.
Chasemaster: Staked 0.75pts, +/-pts.
Financial loss on the racing of £87.37.
Today it was the football where it was at. Each of the four services in action turned a profit, but undoubted Star of the Show was Skeeve. What fortunate timing to up stakes this weekend! Four bets, four winners, including two doubles. Fine tipping by anyone's standards.
Elsewhere, The Football Analyst found two from four, including Brentford at 5/2 for a very decent profit. Strike Zone hit two from two, and Football Investor turned in a small but welcome profit by calling three from nine correctly.
Skeeve: Staked 16pts, +17.676pts.
Football Investor: Staked 9pts, +1.56pts.
Strike Zone: Staked 2pts, +1.767pts.
The Football Analyst: Staked 4pts, +1.227pts.
Total financial profit on the football of £676.36.
Saturday 12th March: Staked £1,440, +£588.99.
Week to date: Staked £2,929, +£431.18.
Month to date: Staked £6,597, +£660.47, roi 10.1%.
Now so far in 2011, the odd good Saturday has been followed by a poor Sunday. With Football Elite in action tomorrow, fingers crossed we can end up with a decent weekend this time.
Over and out.