Win & Place SR
Weekly P&L to £20 stakes
Month to date P&L to £20 stakes
Season to date P&L to £20 stakes
Highlight of the week
Back On The Lash winning the last at Cheltenham on Saturday in fine style to bring the week and the month to a close showing a small profit but a profit none the less. After a significant loss in November, December was a couple of points down and now January has given a small gain so the profit cycle looks firmly on the turn.
Low point of the week
The sad loss of the bold jumping Warthog who was pulled up quickly after the first fence at Cheltenham, was found to have fractured a leg and had to be put down. The flashy grey 8-y-o always raced with enthusiasm and won the Caspian Gold Cup last month and still had his best days ahead of him. He was a firm favourite with the racing public and our thoughts go out to his connections and the stable staff who also lost Eur Gone West on Friday, so it's been a particularly hard week for everyone at the yard. You can read David Pipe's reaction here.
A second profitable week in a row to finish the month off. We had 6 selections with 1 winner and 1 place to come out on top by 7 points to advised prices.
There are no qualifying races until the weekend so I thought we would have a round-up of the month as well.
This month we have had:-
25% win and place strike rate
1.4 points profit
Even though we only made a small profit in January it is significant as it means we have turned the psychological corner from a significant loss in November to a small loss in December and now a small profit in January.
In saying that things could have been so much better.
We put up 5 selections over the month with 4 places that came 5th. This made a difference of over 14 points on the month which would have clawed back nearly all our loses for the season. As things stand we are still over 18 points down for the season, but if we continue the upward trend we will soon be back in front.
To put things into context, this month's Smart Betting Club did an updated review of our service after our stellar review earlier in the year.
SBC January Report... After what was a truly excellent first eight months of the year, Cleeve Racing was perhaps due a ‘correction’ of sorts. This duly arrived as a portion of the previously profits were returned to bookmakers, especially through a poor October and November. As ever however, context is everything. The year as a whole has seen a profit of more than 100 points made at 16.3% ROI, slightly above their long term record of 14.6%. Two months form is not nearly enough of a basis upon which to judge any tipster. We’re very confident that this is simply a small bump in the road for Cleeve and that members showing a little patience will be handsomely rewarded.
As SBC state above punting for profit is not a get rich quick scheme, you must show patience and be prepared for ups and downs which are inevitable in this game. We know that with the consistent methodology we use we will always make a profit in the long run, it's just a case of money management and being patient.
Our midweek Antepost selection this week Highway One O One was expected to benefit from the shorter trip but clearly wasn't 100% on the day and folded very quickly before 5 out as if something was amiss. To add insult to injury, our ante-post selection Harry Senior lined up for a much weaker race the previous week, we had 7/1 (SP 11/4) but he was withdrawn at the start by the vet, reappeared and won the Ballymore Trial impressively.
Eye Catchers Update
Our eyecatcher selection Top Ville Ben was no match for Santini and Bristol De Mai on the day who both turned up with their 'A game'.
The Week Ahead
A quiet week in prospect... to be honest, this weeks racing is probably the worst of the season so far but the upcoming Dublin Racing Festival is about as good a two-days racing as you'll get outside the Festival and should provide many clues.
We won't be in action now until Saturday which brings to the end of January, but then we have 9 races to analyse so if the entries hold up we will have a great chance of kicking off February in front.
This week's qualifying races
Saturday: Sandown 1.15, 1.50, 2.25, 3.00, 3.35; Musselburgh 2.05, 3.15; Wetherby 1.30, 2.45
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