+£69.37. So the 'Bomber' has returned eh? The last few days have seem him wreak havoc in the markets as he drops his wads of cash in and just keeps moving it down until it's matched.
The 'Bomber' after the last race at Wolves this evening!
It can be a pain in the ass, as if you are trading 'normally' and he comes along then all of a sudden you could find yourself in deep shite as everyone scrambles to jump in front of his £20k back on the favourite. However, if you spot him early on in the day and expect him to stay around then by changing your game you should be able to catch some easy cash.
+£69.73. A pretty uneventful day and still couldn't get get to grips with the evening racing at Kempton, which back in the day was in fact one of my favourite tracks to play in-running but nowadays it's fucking useless!
+£46.32. Pretty hopeless today!. My pre-race trading was a bag of shite and the annoying thing is that I haven't a clue what went wrong! Only managed to salvage something from the day late on at Kempton ... must try harder!
-£125.10. I haven't done a video for a while so thought I'd do a quick one on the first four races today with the main emphasis on trying not to make a balls-up and win a few pennies as my last couple of days have been somewhat hit and miss. It's probably a bit boring and there were one or two chances that I missed but it kind of served a purpose.
Four races in a row ... four small wins
Oh dear! So after doing the video above I stumbled into a mini-meltdown and had a run of races where I was nothing less than fucking hopeless! Everything I touched turned to shit and before I knew it I was over £150 down and not very happy.
My in-running was just unfortunate (laying something right out the back in a 7F race only to see it sprout wings in the final furlong) but my pre-race was embarassingly bad. I kept getting lured into the market way too early and my biggest pre-race loss came when I was in for practically all of my bank ..... fuck me I only usually play £66 a click so I got a bit trigger happy on that one! Once I had settled down I steadied the ship and managed not to throw any more cash down the drain.
So an annoying day but another lesson learnt ... don't trade like a prick.
Saturday here we come!!
+£124.07. Well nearly got it all back! Managed to avoid any silly bets and played the pre-race very cautiously so felt a lot better at the end of the day, in stark contrast to how I felt at around 18:00 yesterday. The dog trading is picking-up ever so slowly and I just need to push the stakes a bit higher, although as mentioned previously the liquidity in some of the non-televised races is at an all time low, so low in fact that I don't know why Betfair even bother as they must be making pennies.
+£65.11. Yet another typical Sunday where you take what you can get!
+£54.66. Not much to say about today. Just another average Monday for this time of the year.
I've been really strict with my diet over the last few days and I'm fucking starving! It doesn't help that every other program on the TV has something to do with food and I have to sit here and watch the rest of my family tuck into loads of tasty grub! If you look at my body transfmation blog though my aim is to hit 80kg by mid January so I'm gong to have to be super strict between now and then if I'm to stand any chance of getting lean and mean.
My pre-race trading has been a bit hit and miss over the last few days and during a quiet moment today (I don't get many of those in my house) I realised that I possibly need to be more selective on when I trade, and when I do trade I need to be somewhat more aggressive in terms of staking. Sometimes the market feels right for a nice swing and when the signs are strong I need to get stuck-in ... so watch this space and I'll attempt to get a few more trading vids up of me making a bit more cash.
+£318.83. Blimey just like the old days!
Breaking Through a Strong Resistance Point
+£249.61. Just like the old days ... again!
Carling outside 'The Village' (now closed) @ Plaistow
Call me sad but I do switch over to RPGTV on channel 212 in the evening and trade the dogs, albeit for very small profits. The liquidity isn't too bad and I think it's possible to nick a few quid but it can be annoying whe my daughter changes the channel to watch Gogglebox. Have you seen the absolute shite that they put on the TV these days? It's no wonder that we're a nation of retarded lazy fuckwits.
+£61.65. Had a mediocre day today and struggled again with Kempton until I spotted a move and made a decisive trade (see below). I purposely keep my bank to less than £1k but this sometimes has me unable to enter a trade quickly, especially if it's a lay, as I sometimes have lays already in the queue at lower prices and that causes that fucking annoying box to pop-up (that box that informs you that you don't have enough funds) and by the time I get rid of that and cancel my other lays the price has already shifted 2 or 3 ticks!
How to Win £17.70
I need to invest in a new mic as the one that I use is a piece of shit and makes me sound like I'm talking with a whistle in my gob. eBay here I come ...
How to Win £3.30 on the Dogs
+£84.46. Played mostly in-running again today as the races were coming quite thick and fast. Did have a chance to dabble in the evening meetings at Wolves an Dundalk but fancied a beer and after a glass or 2 felt a bit merry so choked down to £5 a click so as not to do my bollox. Followed this with a crack on the dogs in an attempt to get the total over £100 but went a bit click happy in one race which failed abysmaly and halted the slow progress so had to settle for just under £100 for the day.
Stella Artois in the beer garden of 'The Honeysuckle Inn' @ Ramsgate
-£98.73. Had a look at this mornings dog racing but the liquidity seemed painfully low so decided to give that venture a wide berth.
Recently I've been replying to a few posts issued by Dean over at 'Sports Trading ... A Journey of Discovery' and mentioned the fact that every now and then you're bound to make a 'user error' mistake, and hey presto the second race at Catterick and I lay the wrong horse in a 5 runner race and drop £180 in one go! What a fucking penis!
Stella Artois in the beer garden of 'The Deal Cutter' @ Ramsgate
So it was a case of not going mad and carrying on as normal. Slowly chipped away and as I got closer to taking the loss down to less than 3 figures I jumped into the late dog markets, accompanied by another Hoegaarden (yep the diet has taken a bit of a knock over the last 2 days). Just squeezed under a loss of £100 so strangely felt quite satisfied as it was only the early balls-up that saw me losing £100 instead of winning £80.
+£1244.61. If my name was Peter and I was from Paris then I could have won even more!
Started the day in a really bad mood as my wife had given me the raving arsehole! Dumped over £50 almost immediately and then had to try really hard to avoid having a meltdown as I felt so pisssed-off. Then along came 'Peter From Paris' and all of a sudden the world seemed a rosier place!
It's funny that after the intial elation and checking my trades I kind of felt a big aggrieved as I'd actually backed it initially to win over £4k! However at that point in time I was only looking to nick a few quid out of the trade and I was actually lucky as I'd entered a lay to green-up for £50 odd quid and at some point I cancelled this as I though he was still going OK.
Simon asked if I could give a quick overview of how I use Gruss for my in-running in the place market. Well here it is ....
If I get the chance I will try and record 1 or 2 of my in-running races but to be honest you'll probably just see me click once and end up with a red or a green! I did record a few races at Cheltenham this year for Jack over at TFF and here is one I prepared earlier, as they say .....
Once again nothing mind-blowing but hopefully gives you the idea of how Gruss is generally used by in-running players. Note that I wan't using 'override odds' and I was using the right click option to place bets in the queue as opposed to actually taking prices.
-£21.58. I stayed up late last night to watch a few trading videos on YouTube and was gagging to get going today. However, this afternoon I was totally fucking useless! Actually I traded like a complete fuckwit and just couldn't get to grips with any of the markets. It felt like everytime I entered the market it immediately went against me, or moved in my direction for a few ticks and then reversed at the speed of light. So I was either seeing immediate reds or greens turning into reds in a split second. I then jumped into the dog markets and knocked out £10 in the first race - a world fucking record for me on the dogs!
So I traded the dogs but after a while got bored and reckless and was just putting in bets without really concentrating .... not very professional eh? I soon realised that I was being a tosser so I re-focussed and knuckled down to trying to suss out how the markets move in the fairly low liquid evening races and therefore find some sort of strategy on how to make a profit. I ended up recording two 15 minutes trading sessions and as I sit here now with a Hoegaaarden and feeeling knackered I'm about to watch them through and see if I can spot anything interesting. I have already spotted a certain market condition that helped me win the £10+ quid in one of the later races (and could have been a lot more) but if I divulged that info here that would be spilling the beans!
Carling in the beer garden of 'The Elephant & Castle' @ Ramsgate
So I need to start recording some of this shit again as it's only if you watch the same market again and again that you can determine how the market is moving and exactly why and where you (in this case ME) fucked it up! In fact I might just trade for £5 a click every race tomorrow and see how I perform.
22:28 I've just sat through my earlier recordings and fuck knows what I was pressing but for some reason the fucking video keeps zooming-in on certain parts of the ladder, and usually just as I'm saying 'ooh look at that, that's very interesting' and I can't see fuck all as the poxxy software (Camtasia) has zoomed-in on some irrelevant part of the ladder! So fuck knows what I was presssing as I was recording (answers on a postcard please!).
PS I just had to Google 'camtasia zoom' and watched a YoutTube video explaining how it works. Now I was an MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Engineer) back in the day but fuck me this would have Steven Hawkins scratching his crust! I must be getting old .....
+£64.53. So following yesterdays dire performance I choked down to £5 a click and traded/recorded as many races as possible today. The only problem that I experienced was that Camtasia was taking ages to render my 15 minute videos so I only manged to get about 45-60 minutes of recording, but it should help. I do recall having one really wanky race but I think I had it recorded so that should be a good exercise.
It's definitely the case that in certain scenarios you will feel extra confident about price moves and they are they races when you should really push and get that mouse finger clicking. It's also the same for those races were you sit and think 'I'm really not too sure what is going on here' and therefore ease up a bit on the clicking finger .... or even sit out the race and just take a watching brief.