October Review

At the end of each month I print up a review of that month’s betting and update the figures.  After a very strong September, October proved to be a tough month…

Of course not every month will run smoothly.  That’s a fact we have to face up to.  No matter how well balanced and diversified our portfolio, there will always be spells that are disappointing.

I’ve seen it written many times that October is a really tricky month for the nags.  As the flat season winds down and the jumps season cranks up, a combination of changing ground conditions, flat horses “over the top” for the season, and the jumper’s fitness an unknown quantity, it certainly sounds a combination that would make any sane bettor hang up their betting boots for a few weeks and go off somewhere sunny instead.  Which is all well and good, but in fact when I look at my figures, I see that the racing tipsters actually scraped together a small profit, and it was the sports services that did the damage.

Only Northern Monkey excelled, generating an ROI of 14.84%, although a nod to Jason James too, with an ROI of 10.91% for the month.  However, the most significant performances, in a negative way, were those of the Football Service B (ROI -28.17%), Pinpoint Golf (ROI -24.41%), and Morning Value Service (Doubles) (ROI -50.74%).

Those Morning Value Service (Doubles) figures look particularly gloomy, but we need to remember that the stakes on these bets are relatively very small, so in cash terms, not that much damage was done.

My biggest worry actually surrounds Football Service C, as I’m not currently getting the odds on the bets that I need to.  I need to think about this for otherwise, the profit margin will be eroded and that’s no good.  I need to think about this and how I can improve things here.

Overall, the month’s ROI was -8.66%, the ROC -3.97%, with only two of the 11 services that provided bets turning a profit.

Here are the figures:

Northern Monkey: Staked 64.85pts, +9.629pts.

Chasemaster: Staked 26.5pts, -0.075pts.

Jason James: Staked 118.5pts, +12.94pts.

Horse Racing Service B: Staked 130pts, -8.95pts.

Morning Value Service (Lite): Staked 53pts, -6.375pts.

Morning Value Service (Doubles): Staked 33pts, -17pts.

Racing Combo System: Staked 8pts, n/a

Football Service A: Staked 61.1pts, -6.087pts.

Football Service B: Staked 28pts, -7.89pts.

Football Service C: Staked 53pts, -8pts.

Pinpoint Golf: Staked 215.25pts, -52.545pts.

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