...that is the question:
Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to watch
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune on Racing UK,
I reckon old Bill was a punter.
Something that I have posted about before is watching the horses you've backed and listening out for goals as they go in in matches in which you have a financial interest and how theoretically it is probably better for the sake of your sanity if you don't.
My own feelings on this is that I find watching the horses I've had a bet on quite enjoyable. My routine to date has been to Sky Plus the racing and watch the relevant races when I get home. During the working week, unless there is a big Royal Ascot/Festival meeting on, there are only a handful of races to watch, so it's not too time consuming.
However, for a one month trial, I'm not going to.
June has been a tough, tough month on the horses and at times it did get a little wearisome watching loser after loser with very little respite in the form of winners. So, let's try the other way; the prescribed method of approaching betting - place the bets and go do something else.
I might even go as far as to check results only when I get to the office first thing in the morning. That way if the previous day had been a bad'un, there'd be no time to get at all worked up about it as I'd be into the working day and all that involves.
Let's try it for a month and see how it goes.
A mildly profitable start to the month as two good winners managed to counter a higher number of losers.
On The Nose managed to get July off to a flyer with just the one bet being a very well backed winner (Emmaslegend - Uttoxeter - 10/1). Let's hope this month sees On The Nose rediscover their mojo because when things are going to plan, their mojo is quite the thing of beauty!
No such luck for Northern Monkey (0/2) or The Market Examiner (0/3).
The nice winner on the footie was Spain's winning of Euro 2012 with what I thought was a sumptuous display. They were Form Lab Lite's antepost pick at 3/1. A third of that profit was knocked off though by their other antepost pick - Fernando Llorente to be top scorer. Perhaps the less said about that one the better. A tiny bit of profit was added though by Spain's keeping of a clean sheet last night, although a 1-0 victory would have been more profitable.
Not a great weekend allround for Summer Of Football and three losers (or two and a half, to be wholly accurate) yesterday.
A small profit for Service X with three winners, a void bet and a loser from five. Trouble is, the loser was more heavily staked than the winners. Such is life.