Flower sales on the up

Its weird that when famous people sadly pass away and they are not of your generation then you don’t really bat an eyelid. However when you’ve grown up with those self same people in the world around you and they have been a bit of a constant in your life it does make you reflect on things differently. Since the last blog post there have been some notable bereavements in both the sporting and musical world which for anyone in their 40’s and above will have had them thinking “fuck!”. Jimmy Hill and Don Howe were pretty much constants when I was growing up watching football on tele as a […]

There is a light……..

And it never goes out. That’s my bedside reading light at the moment as with the arrival of a couple of more mouths to feed ( a 67/1 chance) it means that night times are purely defined by darkness not enjoyable trivial things like sleep . Reading your iPhone while feeding  and winding (twins not me !) isn’t really conducive to getting any sleep ( something to do with the white light stimulating your eyes?) and  you also end up reading a load of crap on sky sports news which is even worse. So I’ve decided to use the time positively and do some proper reading .Having slowly worked my […]

Lucky (Chap)Man

An absolute belter of a tune that still sounds as good today as it did on release in 1998 (a good year for discovering new stuff I seem to recall). Nothing to do with betting apart from the fact its a reverential nod towards a certain Mr Jeremy Chapman who rather inexplicably didn’t manage to get a mention in my last post . 118 points profit in a month is some going and that’s exactly what he has managed to do in a spectacular month.That’s not luck its skill. 38 picks giving 4 winners ( two at 33/1) and 7 places is top top work coming from a service that is […]

Still Being Lucky?

My last post was a ramble about the importance of luck and it would appear that I’m still getting my fair share of it. I had previously mentioned  that  the Football Investor service had had a great start to the season (54 points profit), well make that 97 now as the wins have just kept coming. I keep getting this nagging feeling that I should just bail out now- stop placing any more bets  and bank the profit as I refuse to believe the season can get any better but then I thought that when I last posted! Hugh Taylor (At the Races) also continues to deliver the goods with […]

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. 🙂 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 […]