Now, you know aswell as I that this blog is not one that moans about bookies and their shenanigans (*cough*). Today though, took the biscuit. I got an email this morning from Ladbrokes. They've withdrawn my entitlement to BOG. The cads!
I got the email informing me of the bad news at about 11.00. At about 10.00 I had placed Northern Monkey's sole bet of the day, a big 1pt each way selection (Sulis Minerva - Kempton - 11/2), spreading the bet across a number of bookies, one of which was Laddies. I thought I'd got two thirds of the stake on at Best Odds Guaranteed, and one third on at the early price.
You know the rest. Sulis Minerva wins like a Derby prospect in a seller, and drifted on course pre-race to 8/1! 8/1!?!?! I had checked mid afternoon at Laddies and they were trading at 4s! If I was 16 and down with the kids, I'd say something like WTF! As it is I'm 40 and a responsible Dad of two, so I'll say, "Goodness gracious me. What a surprise". Seriously, though. WTF!?!
Great tipping though from Wayne, kicking off the new month in the same "On Fire" mode he had finished April in.
Elsewhere, Winning Racing Tips came up with a trixie. I've never placed a trixie before. I didn't really know what one was and when the bet came through I had to ask Paul for clarification on my staking. To be honest, I still don't really know what a trixie is, but I do know after getting a winner and two placed horses from the three selections that I'd made a wee profit. Enough to cancel out the small losses I'd suffered on WRT's single each way bet that finished in the frame but at odds of 7/2.
The Market Examiner got their month off to a flyer with a nice winner (Border Lad - Exeter - 7/1). Couldn't quite follow up with their second selection, but still, nice start to the month for Sam.
Northern Monkey: Staked 2pts, +8.125pts.
The Market Examiner: Staked 2pts, +6pts.
Winning Racing Tips: Staked 1.6pts, +0.059pts.
No joy from the one football bet tonight.
Strike Zone (h): Staked 1pt, -1pt.
Thirty more days like today, and it will have been a good month. Don't suppose that's likely to happen. Pity.