Hi, Clive here.
I’ve written an introduction to this betting diary feature which you will need to read first to make sense of the below. You can find it on the Bet Chat website by clicking this link.
Please Note: The track records I publish in this diary are my own results and, as such, may not match up exactly to a tipster’s published track record. This is because I’m not always in a position to place the bets shortly after I receive them and so I will occasionally either take slightly lower prices or leave the bet altogether if it has shortened too much. I also place my own multiple bets which are detailed in the introduction post linked above.
You can get the official track record for any service by visiting their website.
Please Note (2): The year to date figures run from January 10th which is when I started this diary project. Again, if you’d like to see the full ‘official’ track records, just visit the tipster platform’s website.
A low quality week but one with a real highlight on the weekend courtesy of the Dublin Festival. I suspect this is part of the problem. It’s relatively poor quality all the way to Cheltenham now and it doesn’t do much for my tipsters who always seem to suffer with the crap.
Northern Monkey and Snowy in particular are much reduced in volume and winners seem to be few and far between. Typical of the week was Racecracker who can’t buy a winner at the moment. Sam made a profit but less than a point’s worth and was the pick of a poor bunch.
Saturday brought more grief. Sam 0/3, Snowy 0/3, Northern Monkey 0/7, Love 0/10, Racecracker 1/9. Total 1/32. Presumably that was because I said last week’s Saturday figures were hard to believe so the racing gods wanted to show me that it so clearly wasn’t!
Week figures/Year to date
NORTHERN MONKEY: -8.15/-11.64
Clearly, the lower staked tipsters are currently outperforming the stars of the show.
Still in the boring times with Inside Man choosing to stay clear of the FA Cup. Seven bets, two of which were multis, one an Asian handicap push. Two wins rom the midweek but four losses for the weekend.
INSIDE MAN: -2.1/9.57
I had picks in three events, two televised. I didn’t notice this schedule until after I had checked progress on Sunday morning and found no prospect of even a place in the US or DP tours. I was however in the lead going into round four in the unwatchable Asian tour.
Hence, I followed the odds on bet365, popping back to the PC every half an hour or so. Harold Varner, my selection, went down from 3/1 to 1/3 before I had a shock when he moved to 6/1 with Bubba Watson at 1/6. Over to FlashScore to find that Watson had finished birdie eagle to take a two shot lead with the later starting Varner still with two to play. He birdied the first of these and then this happened.
A 92 foot tap in! 55/1.
Actually, the odds make little difference because Rainmaker stakes to make all winners about the same
A new tipster this week, Wadster. Bets of all types. He started me off with two 2 point bets for first set winners, one of which came in at 2/1 so I’m up after day one.
Another week of heavy losses, -£456.41 making -£1230.52 for the year. It’s going to be a long road back. One more week of unchanged staking before I will have to take action.