365 DAYS………..day 101

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c/f £1185……..stakes £20

Green To Gold 3.10 L lost + 20 £1205
Coothill 3.40 L lost + 20 £1225
Be All Man 2.30 W lost + 20 £1245
Rumbery Grey 4.30 W lost + 20 £1265
Tadabeer 7.30 K lost + 20 £1285
Berbacola 7.10 Lim lost + 20 £1305
Veleuse De Coeurs 7.40 Lim lost + 20 £1325
El Salvador 7.40 Lim won @ 2/1 – 40 £1285

Some borderline lay prices today, so it could be costly if the wrong ones win.

NOW WE’RE MOTORIN’! BACK IN THE WINNING GROOVE AGAIN

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365 DAYS…….day 100

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c/f £1135……………stakes £20

Teth 2.00 L lost + 20 £1155
King Bertie 3.30 L lost + 20 £1175
Intrigo 3.30 L won @ 5/2 -50 £1125
Melvin The Grate 4.00 L lost + 20 £1145
Stepping Ahead 2.10 N won @ 3/1 -60 £1085
Moviesta 2.40N lost + 20 £1105
Singersongwriter 4.40 N lost + 20 £1125
Magical Kingdom 7.30 K lost + 20 £1145
Dorfman 7.30 K lost + 20 £1165
Erodium 8.00 K lost + 20 £1185

Plenty to win and lose on today. We lost 6 points yesterday, but it does happen occasionally. There’s still well over 50 points in the bank!

8-2 in our favour today, so we clawed back some of yesterdays losses. Onward and upward!

365 DAYS…….day 99

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c/f £1255…..stakes £20

Mojolika 2.50C won@ 2/1 – 40 £1215
Sleep In First 3.20C won @ 1/2 – 10 £1205
Etxalar 4.25C lost + 20 £1225
Hidden Justice 3.40 P won @ 2/1 – 40 £1185
Next Door 4.45P won @ 2/1 – 40 £1145
Hamoody 3.00S won @ 6/4 – 30 £1115
Stentorian 4.35 S lost + 20 £1135

THE WHEELS NEARLY FELL OFF TODAY – BUT NOT QUITE! LOST 5-2. THESE DAYS HAPPEN. THIS HAS BEEN THE WORST SINCE WE STARED. THE SECRET IS TO HOLD YOUR NERVE.

365 DAYS…..day 98

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c/f £1315………..stakes £20

Endeavour 2.30 K won @ 7/2 – 70 £1245
Admiralty 3.10 W won @ 6/4 – 30 £ 1215
Top Trail 4.40 W lost + 20 £1235
William Van Gogh 5.10 W lost + 20 £1255

365 DAYS……..day 97

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c/f £1295………stakes £20

Hercomesthetruth 5.45 A lost + 20 £1315
Unika La Reconce 3.35 L non runner
Upsie 4.05 L non runner

BREAKDOWN:
MARCH:….. LAYS 140….LOSERS 100….W 40 (AVE WIN PRICE 2/1)
FEB: …..LAYS 135….LOSERS 103…W 32 ” ” ” ”
JAN:…….LAYS 115….LOSERS 81..W 32 ” ” ” ”
TOTAL:…. LAYS 390….LOSERS 284…W 106 ” ” ”

LAYING EACH HORSE TO WIN £100 WOULD RESULT AS FOLLOWS;
MARCH 100 LOSERS X £100 = £10000 RETURNS…40W X £200 = £8000 OUTGOINGS – £2000 PROFIT
FEB 103 LOSERS X £100 = £10300 RETURNS…32W X £200 = £6400 OUTGOINGS – £3900 PROFIT
JAN 81 LOSERS X £100 = £8100 RETURNS….32W X £200 – £6400 OUTGOINGS – £1700 PROFIT
NOTE: BETFAIR COMMISSION OF 5% HAS NOT BEEN DEDUCTED FROM WINNINGS.

OVERALL SUCCESS RATE IS AROUND 72/73%, WHICH IS A LITTLE DOWN ON HISTORICAL RESULTS (75%), BUT IT IS STILL A GOOD RETURN, AND THE LONGEST LOSING RUN HAS BEEN 4.

365 DAYS…..day 96

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c/f £1265…….stakes £20

Kate’s Benefit 2.20 N won @ 6/4 – 30 £1235
Buckhorn Tom 4.50 C lost + 20 £1255
You Can Conga 3.55 N lost + 20 £1275
Al Freej 7.20 W lost + 20 £1295
Albaqua 9.20 W non runner

Aintree finishes without one lay! Here’s my shortlist for GN
Chicago Grey
Ballabriggs
Roberto Goldback
Johncol
Oscar Times.
I could continue….it’s so open!

365 DAYS…..day 95

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c/f £1220…..stakes £20

Mombasa 5.15 L lost + 20 £1240
Special Mix 2.10 S lost + 20 £1260
Sophies Echo 7.20 D lost + 20 £1280
Birdy Boy 9.00 W won @ 4/6 – 15 £1265

Still no lays at Aintree – but who needs them! Returns for april so far;
21 lays – 17 losers – 4 winners @ 2/1 average
Laying each one to win £100:
17X100 = £1700 return
4×200 = £800 outgoings
profit = £900 – less comm.
Will do a breakdown for March later.

BANK BUILDING IS GOING VERY WELL AT PRESENT.

365 DAYS………day 94

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c/f £1120………stakes £20

Midnight Sequel 2.20 L lost + 20 £1140
Kirkleigh 5.05 T lost + 20 £1160
Compton Silver 5.20 W lost + 20 £1180
Story Writer 6.55 W lost + 20 £1200
California English 7.55 W lost + 20 £1220

NOTHING SHORT ENOUGH TO LAY AT AINTREE TODAY. IF I WAS LAYING IN THE GN THE FIRST ONE OUT WOULD BE COLBERT STATION. DON’T EXPECT IT WILL BE SHORT ENOUGH THOUGH – UNLESS IT HAPPENS IN-RUNNING.

ANOTHER CLEAN SWEEP TODAY!

365 DAYS…..day 93

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c/f £1150……..stakes £20

Light Rose 2.00 L lost + 20 £1170
Galway Jack 4.10 W won @ 2/1 – 40 £1130
Secret of Success 6.00 K won @ 6/4 – 30 £1100
Hidden Link 8.30 K lost + 20 £1120

2-2 today. Not much damage done. Let’s see if we can get some successful lays at Aintree this week!

365 DAYS….day 92

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c/f £1085…..stakes £20

Sandy’s Double 3.10 E lost 20 £1105
Robin Will 4.10 E lost + 20 £1125
Clock Opera 3.30 K non runner
Fleur De La Vie 4.00 K lost + 20 £1145
Naalat 3.20 S lost + 20 £1165
Elusive Hawk 4.20 S won 4/5 – 15 £1150