April: How did we do?

The Headlines:

Bets advised: 110

Points profit/(loss):  32

Pool Return: +64%

(Gross Return: +29%)   (Pool Returns and Gross Returns are discussed on the Our Results page of the site, where other months’ results can also be accessed)

Well that was a Bohemian Rhapsody of a month. It started harmoniously, as whatever way the wind blew didn’t really matter to Russell Henley as he landed a 33/1 touch for us in the Houston Open.  Then it got altogether more ominous mid month as a series of misfortunes and misjudgements had us trapped in the “Bismillah”s and heading for Beelzebub, until a harmonious month end saw a winning blitz and once again, whatever way the wind blew didn’t really matter to 25/1 tip Alexander Levy at the China Open.

Ultimately it was a very profitable month.  Again we are mindful that big priced winners and low strike rate does not suit all subscribers and we will be looking to adjust that balance to a degree going forward.

Horse racing was our big winner in March, but suffered a small loss of seven points in April. Aintree was particularly challenging, and a poor month looked likely until a good winner at Newbury (Banksea 11/1) helped relieve the damage.  March’s winnings came courtesy of a 25/1 nose victory. April should have delivered something similar, with 25/1 tip Zubayr’s last flight blunder and subsequent short head defeat at Ayr, likely to live long in the (painful) memory. Easy come, easy go.

As mentioned, it was golf that really starred courtesy of those Henley and Levy wins, and despite a narrow blow-out at the Masters, delivered 32.5 points of profit.

Our football tips struggled early in the month, but tapping into clichéd  punditry allowed us to identify a series of man-of-the-match awards, leading to 4.5 points of profit on the month.

Our “other sports”, mostly IPL cricket, was broadly flat for the month, until Anthony Joshua’s late knockout triumph earned us two points profit for the month.

All four categories are now in profit since we launched at the start of March, and we will be looking to build on that as we head into May.

Stay tuned, and thanks for the support.

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