The importance of luck

Luck? Or is it timing? .Or ability? Or being organised? Or is it just a case of the well quoted saying “the harder I practice the luckier I get?” I say all this as, in my last post I mentioned that Hugh Taylor was having an absolute belting month. Well, the figures are out and (to advised stakes and advised odds) he made an incredible 45.90 points profit. The key point there though is the point about the stakes and prices.¬† I’m normally very good at getting the prices ( its just a question of being very organised at a certain time) but I had a nightmare on a couple […]

Karlsberg dont do arbs….

…..But if they did then then one on Rikard last week at the Italian Open would surely be one of them. He was availible for a short while at 50 to back with lay money at 20 available . I can only think that the exciting finish to the event (with at one time it was looking like an 8 man play off) meant that it somehow got missed by trading teams . Made for an enjoyable afternoons golf. ūüôā Not quite as exciting over in the states with Jeremy Chapman’s pick making it “another Day another dollar” with relative ease however it was a small stakes bet . Little […]

Bumper edition

Well where to start…. First off everyone probably saw the BBC 1 series Britain at the Bookies- it raised all sorts of issues that I could probably fill a whole blog with and, in the main was an enjoyable and (reasonably) well balanced look at the industry . I took particular interest in episode two which featured Steve Palmer of Racing Post fame. SP came across as a highly likable individual and to anyone who followed him on twitter a few years back until he was “trolled out” ( have i just invented a new saying?) ¬†that wont be any surprise. What did surprise/shock/horrify ¬†me was his completely amateur approach […]

Chap Still the Man

Long time between posts again and most blogs normally wither and die as they start off in blaze of positivity and then the postings dry up when the profits stop coming in. I’m glad to say that this isn’t the case here (Honest!) but its just that being a (pretty much) full time stay at home Dad whilst juggling part time work, and making money from Betfair etc means that something has to give and unfortunately for my tens of avid readers its normally this blog. Its actually been a cracking few months for the different services I get involved in and a strong 2015 generally. Racing wise Hugh Taylor […]

Mastered

A disappointing¬†Masters from a viewing and betting standpoint as Jordan Speith produced a real master class in short game skills to comfortably hold off the challenge of Justin Rose. One particular moment of brilliance that I thought summed it up was on the 18th on Saturday when he found himself out of position at the back of the green. It¬†looked like it would be a bogey at best yet somehow he got “up and down” holing a wicked 8ft putt. I was in an excellent trading position on Rose with a lovely 4 figure green on him yet he never quite got close enough to lock in any profit and […]

Account Closer

Another lengthy interlude between posts and just not really had the time,or to be honest the enthusiasm to share my thoughts with my thousands of readers. Well perhaps that figure is slightly exaggerated. In my last post I made mention of the fact that I would be following Hugh Taylor again now that I had a bit more time to try and get on at the advised prices (he made a decent 1.8 profit in February although he did also have a 6/1 winner that by time I got to a pc on that day was something like 3/1 so I avoided it). This month has been ticking along nicely […]

Back Home!

Finally moved back into my house at the weekend after 5 months living with the in-laws while my house was effectively rebuilt. Whilst it was great to be able to move away from the dust and dirt it certainly feels good to be back home and as one of my friends rather wonderfully expressed it “every man needs to be able to sit in his pants on his own sofa and scratch his bollocks without his mother in law walking in” . Nice ! On a a more serious note its great to be able to get a proper office set up again which (IMO) is an absolute must if […]

Reed All About It! Palmer lands a 714/1 golf double

I wonder…. I wonder if that will possibly be somewhere on the front of the Racing Post Ipad edition¬†when I download it tonight. I also wonder if should also carry on being critical of his tipping ability as it certainly didn’t do me any harm this week! I didn’t watch any of the golf this weekend as I’ve still not moved back home but it would have been fascinating to see some of the in running prices from Betfair on the final day. Andrew Sullivan started the last day 7 shots behind Charl Schwartzel going into the final day¬†¬†and made up that difference to force a play off which he […]

New years golf

Another lengthy interval between blog posts and much to write about and¬†bore people with. However¬†before I do that and update the ¬†handful of people remotely interested in my life ¬†I thought I’d share some stats on the previous years golf. I did the same thing last year and the results can be found here. So, as avid listeners will no doubt be aware I follow 2 golf betting tipsters Steve Palmer from the Racing Post ¬†and Bryan Nicholson from the Nicspicks website¬†. To all intents and purposes they are both free, the Racing Post costs me ¬£1.99 when I download it on my ipad on a Wednesday night (Note to […]

Back on the Rollercoaster

Cant believe its been more than a month since the last post but unfortunately for my legions of avid listeners I’m still here! The lack of posting has been purely and simply down to a lack of time- after becoming a dad 10 months ago I’m now in charge of Junior some days with Mrs Blogger returning to work. Hats off to any single parents out there as looking after a young child ,who is just discovering the word is a 100% full time job. At the moment everything in the house apparently ¬†to be tested to see whether its edible! A current ¬†speciality is playing with my iphone (harmless […]