Friday, 17 October 2014

Wolverhampton .... Arrrggghhh!



How To Completely Waste Two and a Half Hours of Your Life Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday Night


Is it just me or is it fucking impossible to trade in-running at Wolverhampton these days? We have had quite a few evening meetings there recently, but until last night I couldn't quite understand exactly what the fuck was happening?





This is how I feel each time I try to trade a race at Wolves! In fact I've pretty much stopped trying to play IR in the win market and have returned solely to the place market just to try and nick a few quid here and there!

So last night I thought to myself  'let's just sit and watch the IR betting activity in the win market and see what happens'. It's much easier to have a clear view of what is happening when you are not actually trading. Well I couldn't believe just how low the liquidity has sunk! For anything other than the top 2 or 3 there was just the odd £5 or £10 sitting in the queue on both sides! Now I've been playing for £150 a click and this is small fry on a  'normal' race but for Wolves it's just way too fucking big .... I'm really shocked!! I know that liquidity is down but this is a fucking joke! How on earth can the track players keep their heads above water when there is fuck all to be hoovered?

I'm going to keep a close eye on the markets over the next few days so that I can really see how bad things have become, especially at gaffs like Wolves and Dundalk.



09/10

+£112.83. Another steady day that wasn't really helped by the shite markets at Wolves in the evening (see above!)



  

10/10

+£73.82. Another unspectacular day that once again presented limited opportunties due to the fact that we had Wolves & Dundalk in the evening which are pretty much both dead in the water as far as playing in the win market are concerned!



  

11/10

+£157.82. A steady Saturday. I suppose that I should always be gunning for £500+ on Saturdays but it's a bit harder now that we are out of the summer months where there is much more on offer.


 



12/10

+£132.83. The racing on a Sunday can be so fucking depressing at this time of the year. It's usually shit wanky racing with low liquidity and no option of maybe nicking a few quid in the evening.





The tedium was only alleviated by a good win in an early race ... the rest of the day I was bored shiteless!!






13/10

Good old Betfair was totally fucked today and to be honest I was quite HAPPY as I really couldn't be bothered ...






14/10

+£82.32. Another day of banging my head against the wall trying to trade ATR tracks like Newcastle and Leicester!! Once again it was pretty boring and on days like this it's hard to keep the commitment and concentration high. Sometimes I just prefer to do the washing and/or washing-up instead of trying to trade when you're a mile behind the track and live pic players.






15/10

+£2.76. I had a hospital appointment right in the middle of the day so I was allowed out of the house for a few hours! Luckily I managed to get back in time for Kempton and almost won £3!!






16/10

-£38.69. The obligatory losing day today!





I wasn't going anywhere fast and then had 2 small losing races. I persevered with Wolverhampton but as you can see I obviously didn't have a clue as to what the fuck was going on!




17/10

+£150.99. As I thought .... the IR win market at Wolverhampton in the evening is officially fucked!! There's peanuts being matched during the race and if you hold on too long you're going to be screwed by the track or fast pic boys. We're all DOOMED!!





As mentioned before I'd probably be better served going out on the piss on Friday evenings! If I lived down in Ramsgate then I'd be out most nights as there is a fair selection of different pubs. The boozers around here are few and far between and generally shite, so normally I can't be bothered.



18/10

+£106.26. A steady day followed by another effort at Wolverhampton which didn't quite work out! Call me mad but I'll persevere until I find a way of winning some cash there even though the liquidity is pants!!






19/10

+£163.95. Quite possibly a world record for a Sunday!





20/10

+£70.89. Had a good start to the day and then seized up like a rusty old engine!






21/10

+£69.92. Scratching around for a few crumbs on a pretty boring Tuesday ...






22/10

+£24.40. Not much that can be said about today ...






23/10

+£58.44. I lost the best part of £100 early doors so I did quite well to get back in front for the day. I still find that every now and then I make a silly mistake and this usually involves not reading the race correctly, normally in the first few furlongs. The good thing is that it's very easy to spot where I went wrong, so it's not too hard to correct the bad habits.







24/10

+£121.84. I had an early loss of almost £50 and then had an unblemished day so it was good to get back into 3 figure territory ...






25/10

+£177.83. I had a good steady start to the day, traded planty of races and even won some money at Wolverhampton!






26/10

+£82.00. Strangely enough it didn't feel like a typical Sunday today. OK, I didn't set any records but it felt quite busy and I quite enjoyed the trading today.






27/10

+£44.19. An early start and an early finish today! I managed to drop £60 in an early race so once again did kind of OK to get back in front, albeit for small money.






28/10

+£73.00. Another pretty unspectacular day where I just chipped away a few pennies here and there ...






29/10

-£12.55. I find that even the smallest losing day gets right on my tits! To be fair I wasn't going anywhere fast but it's still a pain in the ass when you lose your day's winnings in the penultimate race of the evening doh!






30/10

+£147.73. A much better day today. As I have mentioned before it only takes a few medium sized wins to make an OK day.






31/10

+£91.07. Had a poorish start to the day but then managed to scramble back to just under £100 ...








Thursday, 9 October 2014

The sun is hanging on in there!



So that was a pretty good Summer weatherwise wasn't it? I managed to get away to the coast quite a few times and a good time was had by all! In fact it seemed to go pretty quickly, although it has to be said that we're clinging on to a nice bit of weather, so hopefully that makes the winter months a bit shorter and therefore maybe a bit more bearable?

And I always remember to pack my suncream, unlike this poor fucker who must have hurt like crazy!!





As I type it's only 10 weeks to the shortest day, and then we start heading into the summer again yeehah!!

Unfortunately we're now heading into the gloomy winter months where it gets fucking cold, miserable and the racing is generally threadbare (although I know that a few out there much prefer the NH).

To be quite honest I don't really have any plans for the winter months so I need to get my arse in gear and set a few goals. In fact that last statement is a load of bollox! I know that I want to get myself in great physical shape, do more reading, practice more on the guitars and maybe even do some general DIY tasks that I've had on the back burner for months/years. I just need to get myself a bit more organised ...


01/10

+£96.13. Another day where most of the profit came from two races on RUK





02/10

+£112.13. It's always good to get into three figure territory, especially at this time of the year where the racing is starting to become a bit thin on the ground. I only managed to trade a handful or races so the result wa OK'ish ...





03/10

+£101.96. Had one of those days today where I was slightly behind after about 3 hours of doing practically nothing. Then fortunately a couple of medium sized wins saw the total go just over £100.





04/10

+£199.50. Just another one of those ideal nice steady days where the profits soon add-up. These are the sort of days that I aim for and with a slightly increased entry point I could easily hit £500+.





05/10

-£33.33. It's always disappointing when you have a losing day although as stated before they are going to happen and the main thing is to keep them low. It was a Sunday and I traded fuck-all races so it wasn't an enire surprise really ...





06/10

+£60.39. A pretty boring Monday (and there's 5 more months of those to come) and I suppose that the only real positive was that I covered yesterday's small loss ...






07/10

+£153.28. I had a rare clean sweep today with no losses! This really does make a difference as you feeel more comfortable as you are trading and I suppose that you feel 'in the zone'. I probably only traded half of the amount of races that I was trading on a typical day in the summer months so I suppose that £100+ is not such a shabby figure for when there are less opportunities.?






08/10

+£17.62. A very peculiar day today where I started quite well and then managed to give it all back in the late afternoon and early evening! I don't think that I took my eye off the ball and it was probably just a case of running into a few trades that didn't go my way? As my missus mentioned 'winning £17 is better than losing £17!'.