Flamin' 'eck! He picks a nice winner and then starts making jokes on Twitter at Arsenal's expense! Yes, TJ, I'm looking at you!!! :)
Of course, I shall keep TJ's identity a secret, and I won't mention which service he runs (*cough - On The Nose - cough*). Nor shall I bear any grudges, providing one condition is met...we keep getting winners like the one we got on Tuesday. Those are my terms. What say you?
Tuesday 19th February
A good day. Sportyy returned to betting action after a short, self-imposed break to provide a winner (Kuznetsov to bt Volandri at 2.4) and The Football Analyst 7-22 had a nice away winner to add to the profit on the month (Oldham (DNB) to bt Stevenage at 2.17).
On the nags the day belonged to On The Nose (whose owner would never, and I mean never, go onto social media sites to poke fun at the mighty AFC) who selected Marie Des Anges (Wetherby - 8/1). Strange one this. I took 7/2 in the morning, and yet the beast drifted to 8/1 before sauntering to a wide-margin victory. It was possibly the most brutal race I've ever seen, too. Plenty of horses didn't just fall, but suffered horrible, somersaulting, crashing falls. It wasn't pleasant viewing, but that's the game I guess.
No success for Northern Monkey (0/1) and the Winning Racing Tips bet placed at 5/1 to return stakes.
Northern Monkey: Staked 1pt, -1pt.
On The Nose: Staked 0.5pts, +4pts.
Winning Racing Tips: Staked 0.9pts, N/A.
Sportyy: Staked 1.5pts, +2.057pts.
TFA (7/22): Staked 0.5pts, +0.585pts.
Trial service: Staked 4pts, -0.56pts.
Wednesday 20th February
Not such a good day with a manageable loss accruing.
On The Nose followed up the previous day's win with another amongst three selections (Monkerty Tunkerty - Doncaster - 4/1). Northern Monkey produced a small profit via one that placed at 10/1. I also backed the smaller staked bet in the same race as it was a 20/1 shot and I'd have thrown myself off the nearest bridge had that won without my money on it. As it happens the 'orse ran well, finishing just out of the frame but there was a point in the race where it looked like it might have had a chance.
An expensive loser for Winning Racing Tips unfortunately, which traded at 1.16 to win when not too far from home.
Only Sportyy representing the sports betting side of the portfolio, without success (0/1).
Northern Monkey: Staked 2pts, +0.25pts.
On The Nose: Staked 1.5pts, +1pt.
Winning Racing Tips: Staked 0.8pts, -0.8pts.
Sportyy: Staked 1.5pts, -1.5pts.