Sunday, 13 April 2014

It's Time to Win Some Cash


It's coming to that time of the year when the volume of racing increases significantly and therefore we have many more opportunities to make some cash.




I remember a few months back that I was quite surprised when I took a look at a P&L screenshot posted by Caan over on his blog. When I glanced at his daily profit, which was maybe £300+, the figures just didn't seem to add up, as all I could see were wins of anywhere between maybe £5 and £25 per race. However, when I took the time to look properly then I noticed that these relatively small to medium sized wins per race in fact added-up very nicely. I then remembered that I had also experienced the same phenomenum a few years back when I traded in the exchange. Some days seemed quite slow with no notable wins, but then at the end of the day you would suddenly realise that you won £200+. This was all down to the way that I played BF back in those days. I was predominately a layer late on in races and would often only have 2 or 3 main bets per day. These would win/lose me in the region of anywhere between £100-£500 'ish. So in a nutshell I would have far fewer bets/trades with much higher potential profits and losses.




Fast forward to the present day and I find that I've only recently realised that regular, albeit smaller, profits are the way to go (as proved by the Caan example above). So all of this rambling has led me to mention the fact that with so many more races during the Summer months I can afford to jump in and out of the markets, effectively being more active, and taking £5 here and there can be quite profitable. Referring back to Caan, I noticed that last April I think that he averaged just over £10 per race. Now initially this maybe doesn't seem a great amount .... but he traded over 650 races during the month. As they say in the USA, you do the math!




12/04

+£154.04. Saturday eh? Not usually one of my best days but it didn't work out too badly today. I felt confident and played slightly bigger in 1 or 2 races, although I am still way short of what I should be wagering.




I've said it many times before, but I'd really like to kick on now and start earning some decent cash, So watch this space ....


 
13/04

+£53.87. I tried to push on today and was relatively happy with the result. However, that is the problem. I shouldn't be happy winning just £50 per day when there is the potential to win several hundred per day, especially in the Summer months. So come on Dave, get your arse in gear!!


 

 
14/04

+£28.47. The usual Monday crap ...

 




15/04

+£11.20. An even shittier Tuesday ...


 



16/04


+£100.01. It's no co-incidence that once the racing picks-up midweek then it becomes a lot easier to win some cash. As mentioned previously on a busy day like today it's more than OK to win a few quid here and there as it all mounts up ...




 
17/04

+£129.73. Another 3 figure day which is a nice respite from those mind-numbing, boring days where the racing is shite and the profits are low.



 


18/04

+£19.15. I thought that the thieving mongrel track players and the guys paying for the SIS codes might have a day off today as there were only 2 meetings ... but obviously not, so it was the usual beating my head against the wall scenario realising that some fuckers keep beating me to the punch.




Then again I suppose that it's marginally better than having no meetings as I didn't have anything else planned .... it's just gym, horse notes, diet, trade and then train again for me at the moment. My weight is down to sub 88.0kg and I'm starting to get defined, so hopefully another 6 or 7 weeks and I should be richer, ripped and ready to hit the coast for a bit of cycling and fucking huge amounts of beer. I might even have a few sunbed sessions over the next few weeks in order to get a bit of colour into my chalky white body?



19/04

+£149.45. Quite a bit of good racing today and another 3 figure profit. I really need to try and kick-on and make this kind of result a more common occcurence.






20/04

+£42.97. Fucking loads of runners today and it took me ages to update my horse notes. The meetings flowed quite smoothly apart from those fucking Scottish idiots at Musselburgh who couldn't wait a few seconds each race for the preceeding Irish race to finish. I hope that they vote YES and fuck right off! That REALLY gets on my tits and causes me to swear and shout a lot.




Anyway, I can't say that I really missed any opportunities today so I just seemed to trundle along picking up a few quid here and there, which is quite typical for a Sunday.

PS Fuck me!! I've just noticed that there are 9 daytime meetings tomorrow!! That'll take me about 3 days to update my notes and I envisage lots of shouting and swearing when the races overlap ...

 
21/04

+£32.90. Not much to say about today ...







22/04

+£87.38. Just fell short of £100 at the close of play and then spunked £10 on the dogs trying to get into 3 figures .... DOH!




The number of meetings per day is now on the increase so this is the time of the year to get stuck in and win some cash. Unfortunately the track players and the SIS code merchants have the game by the bollox. Today I found it almost impossible to get matched in-running, so it might be a long, hard, frustrating and frugal summer.



23/04

+£43.91. Started the day poorly and then just chipped away for a mediocre profit.






24/04

+£24.62. A pretty unspectacular effort today ...



 

25/04

+£73.49. Another mediocre effort ...



 


26/04

+£88.57. I was coasting along and into 3 figure profit territory and then made a mistake and lost £55 which made me realise that I was getting a bit tired and losing my concentration. So although it wasn't a bad effort I was still a bit pissed off.








27/04

+£41.05. Plodded along today ...



 


28/04

+£116.44. Nice to have a 3 figure profit day ...







29/04

+£58.11. A steady day but I got caught in one race where the odds went against me SO quickly that I couldn't even get my stake out. This was pretty much the first time that this has happened and it was quite a shock as the odds flew against me big style.







30/04

-£9.32. Ascot on ATR was unplayable and I didn't fancy Punchestown or the hunter chase shite at Cheltenham so I found that my concentration was really poor. I missed the start of quite a few races where I was busy washing, tidying or making cups of tea and generally found the day to be pretty boring, and hence the small loss.




I'm off to the coast for a couple of days with the plan of smashing into it upon my return ...












Friday, 4 April 2014

Get Rich, Ripped, Pissed or All 3??


Yep, it's that time of year when I start thinking about the Summer and the associated hot sunny days, the plentiful amount of racing throughout the day and evening, women in short skirts and ice cold beer.

So what's the plan for April? Well my fitness regime  has really eaten into a lot of my spare time recently but I'm really enjoying it. Getting up at 06:00 is working out well as it makes me less lazy and gives me more time to enjoy the day. I'm not so in love with my current crazy low carb diet but it's a means to an end and I'm hoping to be ripped by the end of April and shredded by the end of May.

The trading follows the same pattern. I'm still enjoying it but at times it can be so frustrating and time consuming. I've recently been running into the same problem over and over again which has been costing me good money and I only found a resolution literally in the last couple of days (02/04 to be precise).

Strangely enough I just haven't misssed drinking alcohol. I suppose that it is easier to refrain during the colder months, but it's just something that you don't really want to miss out on during the Summer. I've even had a few bottles of Hoegaarden in the fridge now for quite a few weeks and I haven't really be tempted to indulge. The upside is that when I do resume I'll probably be pissed after one botttle! That's a great money saving result of losing weight and not drinking, especially as a pint of Hoegaarden was £5.10 the last time we visited The Belgian cafe in Ramsgate. 

So in a nutshell by the end of April it'll be good to be in shape (somewhere around the 86.0kg mark would be nice), somewhat tanned and with a bit more money in my bank account.



01/04

+£59.81. I missed more opportunities today, not through any fault of my own, and decided that I needed to find a way of circumventing the problem that I kept experiencing over and over again.




I'm just getting pissed-off that I keep missing opportunities by a gnats cock (mostly due to the track players I believe) but I'm hopeful of a resolution which will go some way to help alleviate their advantage. 



02/04

+£38.05. Well hopefully I found the answer to my problems today so let's see how I go from here ...







03/04

+£39.91. Well a small increase on yesterday's profits ...







04/04

+£140.45. Ahhh finally back into 3 figure territory and it feels good. It's definitely not a co-incidence that this came shortly after my small change and I'm really hoping that I can crack on and get some nice regular profits. It also gives me a bit more motivation to keep on top of my horse notes and watch all of the replays that I record as these are definitely one of the keys to being succesful.





 
05/04

12:56 and I'm way behind with the updating of my horse notes (I took the opportunity of having a cuppa in the garden instead of sitting in front of the screen and staring at the Racing Post). I'll be trying to play consistently today after my relatively good day yesterday and probably erring on the side of cation in those races where my notes are not complete.

-£39.53. Well I made a balls-up early in the day by mistaking the colours and backing the wrong horse so I was immediately on the back foot. I soldiered on and only really made 2 further small mistakes which cost me about £50. I didn't experience any of the problems mentioned above so at the end of the day I was relatively happy despite the loss.

I'm very optimistic as I can see potential in the way that I am trading. Ideally I just need to slightly increase my stakes, string a few good winnning days together and get the ball rolling.






06/04


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

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.


-£3.25. Sunday and my internet was degraded in the morning, so much so that I couldn't even get Gruss to connect to Betfair so I couldn't update my horse notes. I was pretty resigned to the fact that I wouldn't be able to trade and then about 15 minutes before the first race it sprang back into action. I was kind of dissapointed as I fancied an enforced day of rest but decided to crack-on. Well I shouldn't have bothered as I just couldn't get going. I had other things on my mind and I felt bored and pissed-off and it ended-up being a complete waste of an afternoon.



 


07/04

12:59 A pretty uninspiring feast of racing today and I wouldn't be surprised if it goes the same way as yesterday.

+£57.18. I wasn't going anywhere fast (as expected) but then managed to nick £40 towards the end of the day.






08/04

+£54.86. I had much more of a steady, if somewhat unspectcular, day today.







09/04

+£76.08. The day started well and then kind of fizzled out and I didn't make that much later on in the afternoon and in the evening.









10/04

+£45.43. Another uneventful day ...





11/04

+£65.58. More of a steady day today. I've said it before but I REALLY need to start pulling in more £100+ days, especially in the Summer months.