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86 Days

86It has been 86 days since I last updated this blog. I don’t really mind not posting a written summary but it is unhealthy to go this long without updating my figures. What’s more, it’s a chore. I have a folder on my phone which I keep all my bets in until I upload them on this site and the list was getting out of hand. In the last 86 days I’ve been to London, Dubai, Euro 2016 (3 games in a fortnight) and away on several weekends. I’ve been blowing cash on my social life since the National Hunt season finished. Dipping into the betting fund constantly but punting where I see fit all the while.

This isn’t a sobbing post about how I’ve lost the plot or anything like that. Since my last update, I’ve punted €11k and returned €12k. Quite unremarkable stuff. Here are the high/low-lights;

I went for a huge touch on the strength of Dermot Weld’s comments about Tirmizi in a Derby trial at Leopardstown – he finished 2nd last and has not been seen since. I got it all back on Fascinating Rock the following weekend at the Curragh.

I picked up some handy cash on Saracens half-time/full-time in the English Premier League Final and Leinster +16.5 in-running against Connaught in the Pro12 Final.

Things got wild at Naas when I’d had a few too many. I lost €2100 in 3 races and had €600 at 4/1 on Aridity in a handicap to get out. The horse bolted up! I really got away with this. Its a long time since I did something that stupid.

I was in France during Royal Ascot and didn’t really get involved much but I did have a few interesting football bets. Wales were kind to me, I backed them to qualify v Northern Ireland and +1 v Belgium. I had €600 at 2.92 on under 1.5 Goals in the Italy v Germany match and cashed out for €1200 after 55 minutes. I was proud of that play as I felt it would be very tight in the first half. Unfortunately I took a view that Germany would dismantle France in the semi-final and gave it all back.

Embarrassingly I lost €300 on Waterford against Tipperary in the Munster Hurling final but I made a tidy profit on the British Open. I have a colleague in work who is regularly sends me golf tips and although I don’t really bet on golf, I noticed he was a profitable tipster over a decent sample size. He gave me 3 players for The Open to back each-way but I opted to back them to finish in the top 20 instead. One of the tips, Andy Sullivan finished tied 12th and I landed €234 at 7/2.

Usually at this time of year I now say “next stop Galway” but I’m not actually going (first time I’m missing the festival in 15 years). While I will undoubtedly miss the social side of the week, I will be much sharper between the ears. Fingers crossed it goes well!

P.S. I won’t leave it for 86 days next time!

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