A poor weekend to round off what has been a bad week. August has gone from having the potential to be a really good month to being a month which could swing either way. Once again, the weather becoming unsettled has coincided with a drop in performance by a number of the racing tipsters. The more I am in this game, the more I beginning to think that a sustained period of dry weather is likely to result in better returns.
Let's hope we have an Indian summer, eh?
Saturday 13th August
Having said all that, yesterday wasn't a bad day on the nags.
4PA continues to show encouraging signs of putting a disappointing July behind it. This week coming, with the York Ebor meeting likely to be a busy time for the service, could well make or break it's month. Yesterday saw a nice winner (Bertiewhittle - Newmarket - 12/1) amongst their five selections.
Northern Monkey was the other racing service to profit, finding a lovely winner (Pepper Lane - Ripon - 11/1).
On The Nose managed to get one to place from three and produced a loss, and there was no joy for The Market Examiner (0/2) or Chasemaster (0/1).
The damage was done yesterday with the two football bets losing, one from Football Elite, the other from The Sportsman.
4PA: Staked 4.5pts, +2.75pts.
Northern Monkey: Staked 5pts, +4.125pts.
On The Nose: Staked 3pts, -1.543pts.
The Market Examiner: Staked 2pts, -2pts.
Chasemaster: Staked 0.25pts, -0.25pts.
Football Elite: Staked 1pt, -1pt.
The Sportsman: Staked 0.2pts, -0.2pts.
Saturday 13th August: Staked £569, -£67.37.
Sunday 14th August
It has been a good weekend for Northern Monkey, finding another winner today (Rose Blossom - Pontefract - 6/1).
No success today for The Market Examiner (0/1), On The Nose (0/2), or Chasemaster (0/3).
The Market Examiner: Staked 1pr, -1pt.
Northern Monkey: Staked 2.25pts, +2.35pts.
On The Nose: Staked 1.75pts, -1.75pts.
Chasemaster: Staked 0.5pts, -0.5pts.
Sunday 14th August: Staked £142, -£50.
Month to date: Staked £2,807, +£245.44, roi 8.74%.
Running total (inc. fees): -£63.36, roi -0.62%.