Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Time to Step Up


14/01

-£303.88. I learnt a hard lesson today .... never try to trade with screaming kids around. I got to the last race and had chipped away a few pennies and then my grandchildren started going apeshit, screaming and crying. I told my daughter about a dozen times 'shut those fucking kids up, I can't concentrate'. I should have just missed the last race. Instead I played, fucked-up and dropped over £300 in one race ... happy fucking birthday!. I am not fucking happy!




It must be someting to do with my birthday? Let's have a flashback to January 14th 2012 ...




So as punishment I'm going to sit here and go through all of tomorrow's races and update my notes. I have a hospital appointment tomorrow afternoon, so I'll only be able to play a handful of races

I find that the besy way to deal with a relatively big loss is to see it in terms of just setting you back a few days. The money will be won back eventually, and the loss will be a distant memory, so there's no point beating yourself up. In fact it makes me realise that I should be pushing on a bit so that any loss like this only represents a loss of 2 or 3 days.

I stumbled across Paddy's blog over at the Geeks forum. It's a harsh reminder of the downside of gambling, and one of the things that he does every post is to re-affirm his status, that despite being a compulisve gambler, he is endeavouring to stay 'gamble free'. So here's my own take:




Hi, my name is Dave. I'm a fucking good trader and it's about time I grew some bollox and started to give myself the chance to win some proper cash.




15/01

+£7.03. Only played a few races today as I had a hospital appointment in the afternoon. I took the opportunity of popping into the boozer near my old workplace and not surpisingly the same old faces were propping up the bar (yes that's you John and Ian!). We indulged in a few beers and my 'lightweight' drinking buddies soon fell by the wayside. John disappeared and left his Pinot Grigio (fucking poove) so I finished my Stella, knecked his wine, made my way home and devoured a suasage and bacon sandwich (there goes the diet again!).





16/01


State of mind: confident and ready to start giving myself the chance of winning some decent money.

+£72.53. Must say that I traded well today. I played a bit heavier and didn't really worry about my profit and loss during the day. More of the same tomorrow ...





17/01

+£3.32. I had quite a haphazard day today as I had a few things to do so I didn't really get into the groove. I took an early loss of £50 when my selection fell at the first but strangely enough I thought that I traded quite well after that, despite not actually winning anything at the end of the day! I also had a horse earmarked for an early back in one of the later races at Dundalk. It went off at 18.0 and actually won the race, so I could have taken quite a nice profit, but my internet went loopy and I couldn't get the BF live video working, just my fucking luck eh? I ended up chatting online to BT, in between the chat window disconnecting every 2 minutes, and then hey presto it all started working again. Fuck knows what he did, maybe pointed me to an alternate DNS server, but it seems to be working OK now.






18/01

+£57.54. I started with a couple of losses and was about £50 down but I kept on at it and ended up on the day ... so an average kind of result.



 

19/01

-£119.09. I don't really know what happened today but suffice to say that everything I touched turned to shite! Towcester live video was behind ATR and I didn't realise that until my second loss there! I gave up after the 15:00 and went to bed for an afternoon nap!



 


20/01

+£6.44. There were only 2 meetings today and I missed most of the early races and couldn't really be bothered trying to win cash on the remaining AW meetings at Southwell and Wolves.





17 comments:

  1. Good luck man!

    But i prefer trading at the soccer under/over

    Jonathan French Trader

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    1. Hi Jonathan.

      I spend all of my trading the horses or looking at the form so I don't really have time for any other sports. I do have quite a unique way of trading soccer but I just don't have the time or patience to dedicate the time required to really getting involved.

      Cheers - Dave.

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    2. Hi Dave,

      Ok!

      If you have time to talk about the soccer, please let me know
      I need to share my experince with you

      Cheers-Jonathan

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  2. Dave you should pick up some noise cancelling headphones and block out any distractions ;-)

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    1. Hi GG.

      Yep either that or kick them all out!

      Cheers - Dave.

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  3. Hi Dave I've been doing some pre race but it's like brain damage staring at the graphs so I'm going to do in running .. I seem to be ok with the longer races .. Do you have any tips for the 5-6-7 furlong races re in running trading
    Many thanks
    Steven

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    1. Hi Steve.

      Yep I'm also still struggling with the pre-race malarkey!

      For the shorter races I look at previous form and make notes on Gruss and try and spot potential leaders, horses that are slow away, horses that travel well, ones that usually run on, or those that usually fade, etc. Then I try and get on early and get out fairly quickly (unless I've moved well into the green zone then I might phase my position out if I can) and/or then switch to the place market for the second half of the race. It's still work in progress but I'm getting there ....

      Cheers - Dave.

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    2. Thanks Dave .. Great advice as always .. Cheers mate

      Steve

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    3. I agree guys re the pre-race. I made a concerted effort to try it over a course of a week and I agree Stevo, brain damage indeed !!!!! I have a lot of admiration for the chaps that make it pay by staring at those graphs and flashing numbers all day. The concentration required is immense and personally, I would rather watch the grass grow. I could not make enough to justify the time and effort, so gave it up totally. Frustrating, as I feel I have all the info to make it pay, but maybe not the mindset or dedication.

      Re the sprint races Steve, well I actually tend to avoid them or play with very low stakes. A missed break can send any positions you may have wildly against you and in play can be carnage, especially on those big field sprints spread across a track with a bad camera angle thrown in for good measure. Or maybe it is just me, as I am officially rubbish at in running on the Flat and revert to gardening in the Summer months !!!!!!

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    4. Thanks Steve R I am doing steady on the longer races and totally agree re the sprint races being more difficult .. Thanks for your help
      Steve

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  4. hi Dave,

    Have you an private emailaddress for me ?

    Jonathan

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  5. Hi

    I would like learn trading with french trader

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    1. Hiya.

      What type of trading are you interested in?

      Cheers - Dave.

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  6. hi dave u dont no me ,i do a bit of trading ,and live in broadstairs ,u ,up for a beer and chat on trading ,cheers jason ,

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    1. Hiya Jason.

      I'm always up for a beer mate! I'm not too sure when I'll be back down that way but hopefully it'll be in the next few weeks and when the sun comes out!

      Do you just trade the horses and where do you usually drink in Broadstairs?

      Cheers - Dave.

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