So said John Wayne, all the way back in 1934 (apparently, he says after a quick Google search).
I’m pretty sure that ‘The Lucky Texan’, the film in which Wayne muttered these immortal words, was not a Hollywood take on the day to day action of some fella’s betting portfolio. But believe me, the phrase could very accurately have been used to describe the last week or so. It has been ridiculously quiet at times.
Perhaps you are more acutely aware of a lack of action when you’re struggling and running at a short term loss. It certainly feels that way. I felt the pinch most last Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday when tipster after tipster declared they had no interest in the day’s racing fayre and were therefore keeping their “powder dry”.
Naturally we don’t want our tipsters to be forcing bets. Doing so is a ruthlessly efficient way of finding a shortcut to the poor house, but I have to confess I do get a little impatient at times, especially when I’m not winning any money! A combination of low quality racing and poor ground conditions mean that at the moment value is about as scarce as intelligence in BT Sport’s football punditry team.
Yep, it’s all a bit of a grind at the moment. Not much action, and what action there is proving to be unprofitable. I guess these are the times that we have to go through and endure if we’re to enjoy it when the good times are a-rolling. But bugger that philosophical view – I want some profit and I want it now!
AH Edge: Staked 44pts, -5.303pts, ROI -12.05%, ROC -8.83%.
Racing Service C: Staked 13pts, +3.135pts, ROI 24.11%, ROC 3.13%.
Football Service 1: Staked 19pts, -0.77pts, ROI -4.05%, ROC -1.54%.
Jason James: Staked 82pts, -0.951pts, ROI -1.15%, ROC -0.47%.
MVS (Lite): Staked 35pts, -8.833pts, ROI -25.23%, ROC -9.51%.
MVS (Multiples): Staked 59pts, -18.42pts, ROI -31.22%, ROC -4.6%.
Northern Monkey: Staked 57.5pts, -18.988pts, ROI -33.02%, ROC -23.73%.
Pilelist Racing: Staked 28.166pts, +13.866pts, ROI 49.23%, ROC 18.48%.
Racing Service A: Staked 26.25pts, +3.75pts, ROI 14.28%, ROC 6.25%.
Racing Service B: Staked 63pts, +15.137pts, ROI 24.02%, ROC 7.56%
January to date: ROI -2.54%, ROC -1%.