Saturdays usually brings a lot of visits to the blog, and if this is you first time here lets me tell you a little bit about myself. As per the headline above, I've been writing a horseracing blog since March 2010, nearly 11 years. For the first 7 years, I recorded my advised wagers (the results pages per season are on the right), and as per the summary at the top of the blog, for jump racing I advised wagers on 520 races over those 7 seasons, basically 75 wagers per season, and the cumulative advised stakes were £5,726 (or £11.01 per race) and the total profit recorded was £1,525.39; which is equivalent to a Return on Investment of 26.60%.
Why did I stop recording my wagers? Keeping up with the form-study and maintaining a regular blog (I was posting 3 or 4 times a week during the jumps season) was too time-consuming. While I was enjoying it for a lot of that time, eventually putting in the hours (I reckon I was spending over 20 hours a week maintaining the blog) became a chore.
So, for the 2017-18 season, and ever since then, I've written just a Saturday blog for information and enjoyment, and concentrated my wagers on the Cheltenham Festival, and the Aintree Grand National meeting. Last year, just to remind you, the Profit for the Festival was £99.16 on cumulative "advised" stakes of £186.00. That is equivalent to a Return on Investment of 53.3%. This is to advised stakes, and I know a lot of my readers place wagers in multiples of what I advise, so they had a very good Cheltenham Festival indeed! For the record, my advised wagers last year were:-
Day 1 - Tuesday
Day 2 - Wednesday
Day 4 - Friday
Triumph Hurdle: Selection - Goshen LOST (£10.00) - fell when clear at the final flight
Gold Cup: Selection - AL BOUM PHOTO - WON - £66.66 (Stake = £20 win @ 100/30)