Saturday, 5 March 2011

A curry awaits...

OK, just a very quick 'results' post tonight - there's a curry with my name on it, waiting for me rather impatiently.

Today's Action

Five racing services in action today and three produced profit but only enough to produce just a small profit overall.

Winning Racing Tips have had a stonking three days and today they found a winner in Pokfulham (Kelso - 9/2) and a superb 2.5pts profit. Chasemaster had a good day, finding amongst their three selections a winner (Trouper Clarence - Kempton - 11/4) for a near point profit. For anyone wondering, I don't follow their laying advice, simply because I don't like laying, but the service did also advise a successful lay (obviously) in Trouper Clarence's race. PJA managed to find six horses that couldn't reach the frame, but a nice winner (Via Galilei - Newbury - 9/1) was enough for a shade over a point's profit.

On The Nose had four selections, one of which placed (Doctor Foxtrot - Doncaster - 12/1) so just a small loss. 4PA was the service to drag performance down; three losers and with the way the service's selections are staked, it proved to be costly.

4PA: Staked 4pts, -4pts.
PJA NH: Staked 4.75pts, +1.062pts.
On The Nose: Staked 2.5pts, -0.5pts.
Winning Racing Tips: Staked 1.2pts, +2.5pts.
Chasemaster: Staked 1pt, +0.875pts.
Financial profit on the racing of £13.75.

And so to the football.

Football Elite provided a superb tip - Hannover to beat Bayern Munich (DNB) and they duly obliged at odds of over 3/1! Reading the analysis beforehand, win or lose, it was a great tip. Unfortunately, a rare foray into odds on territory with the day's second selection proved unsuccessful. Bloody typical!

Football Investor found four winners from their 13 selections and a nice profit on the day. Skeeve continued his solid form by providing a couple of points profit, Strike Zone got two from three but the smallest of profits, and The Sportsman's only bet was a winner.

Producing a deficit were The Football Analyst (one from two so only a marginal loss), Shaolin Betting (ditto), and Sports Investor, who did nothing to convince me that I was right to give them a reprieve with two losers (one of them returning half stakes).

Skeeve: Staked 25pts, +2.64pts.
Football Elite: Staked 2pts, +2.15pts.
Football Investor: Staked 13pts, +3.12pts.
Strike Zone: Staked 3pts, +0.02pts.
Sports Investor: Staked 2pts, -1.5pts.
Shaolin Betting: Staked 2pts, -0.22pts.
The Football Analyst: Staked 2pts, -0.2pts.
The Sportsman: Staked 0.15pts, +0.093pts.
Financial profit on the football of £150.

Saturday 5th March: Staked £1,827, +£163.75.
Week to date: Staked £3,222, +£334.27.
Month to date: Staked £3,092, +£313.27, roi 10.13%.

So, not spectacular returns by any stretch, but a darned better Saturday than the previous two.

Now...lamb jalfrezi, saag aloo, and a cold beer...laters.


  1. Hey great read!
    Added you to my blog:

    grtz Jeff

  2. Hi Rowan,

    I'm a bit jealous of you for getting 4.15 for the Hannover draw-no-bet and btw shouldn't your profit with my picks be somewhere around +5 point profit (as you usually count my late BSS picks as four-point level-stake bets)? Just wondering. In other news, after reading all sorts of comments and rumours about Shaolin Betting on the Betting Advice forum, I've also decided to reduce the stakes. In other other news, let's hope Sports Investor don't lose more points in the next two months as they still can't put two good weekends together.


  3. Hey Jeff,

    Likewise. :)

    Hi Skeeve,

    I backed Hannover Saturday lunchtime and they had obviously drifted. I know a few that follow FE and wait for a drift but I've noticed there is often quite a big drift if the selection is playing against one of the "names".

    I have my PC to blame for missing out on a couple of points profit. When I came to put the bets on there were automatic updates going through and it really slowed the machine down. Took an age to get on.

    We'll see re. Shaolin. Apparently it's not just AH Betting that shows previous from this bloke, whoever he is. It's happened with other services and you just never know. I'll give it to the end of the season at half stakes and give it more thought then.

    Sports Investor...pfff!

    Speak soon,