JANUARY REVIEW

Well, January has come to an end and it has been a bit mad in truth, with a level of profits that has exceeded my expectations.

Anyway…

TIPS (Inc Big Race Previews) 

 

JAN RESULTS EXCEL HERE>>>

JAN RESULTS PDF HERE>>>

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Above you can access what will become the norm in terms of recording the results for TIPS. 

Hopefully the headings are clear but just in case….

BRP – Big Race Preview

ADV ODDS – Advised Odds 

ISP – Industry Starting Price 

P/L AO – Profit/Loss Advised Odds

P/L BFSP – Profit/Loss Betfair Starting Price 

CP/L AO – Cumulative Profit/Loss Advised Odds

CP/L BFSP – Cumulative Profit/Loss Betfair Starting Price. 

The rest are hopefully self explanatory. 

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TIPS/BIG RACE PREVIEWS

I won’t dwell on these too much but results for January as follows…

33 selections | 10 wins | 14 won/placed | +88.5 points (advised stakes/odds) | +80.205 BFSP (minus commission at 5%) 

42 points was bet across those 33 horses, a Return On Investment of 210% I believe. 

There were many notable highlights… well I thoroughly enjoyed cheering home all of the winners for one reason or another. (whether the trends working,or an ‘eye catcher’ going in etc) I get most satisfaction from solving the puzzle (rather than the cash, which is nice of course) and I am pleased with how my approach to trends/stats has been working.

Of course not every month is going to be like this and that level of profit is approaching the 100 points I planned for the whole year from the tips! I had better recalculate. I won’t get ahead of myself. This game has a habit of slapping you around the face from time to time and I won’t stop working hard. 

NATIONAL HUNT…That takes the tips since the start of October (predominantly jumps bets, in 3m+ handicap chases) to +126.75 points. Not a bad total for the last 4 months. 

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MICRO SYSTEMS 

The portfolio had an up and down month but thankfully the last day of the month at sunny Sedgefield rescued it.

Across the portfolio…

46 bets / 9 wins / +8 points

Personally I didnt back Bold Henry at Sandown (still not sure why,at least for 1/2,breaking my own rules for how I approach system bets) and nor did I back Mountainous. So, I lost a bit this month from the systems, but overall they are now on +86.3 points since the start of August so I won’t complain too much. 

I will have a look at the performance of the January Trainers vs Jumps Handicappers when time allows. Mountainous was in the ‘other’ category and clearly helped. 

To follow…

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So, overall, a cracking start to 2016. I hope you have backed a few of the winners and have enjoyed the last few weeks. I will be trying my best to keep it going. 

Josh 

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  • That’s some serious tipping josh,well played.

    robbie w 01/02/16 6:06 PM Reply


    • Cheers Robbie. Yep,been in form! I wonder how long it will last.

      Josh Wright 01/02/16 8:53 PM Reply


  • Josh I am very impressed – I hav been quietly following you for minimum stakes and love your portfolio approach – keep up the good work and many thanks

    Carole 01/02/16 6:15 PM Reply


    • Thanks Carole, much appreciated.

      Josh Wright 01/02/16 6:19 PM Reply


  • WOW very impressive Josh the hours you put into your portfolio works for you i was amazed at some the prices of those winners well done and thank you.

    Richard 01/02/16 7:02 PM Reply


    • Thanks Richard. Well,you don’t get rich,or have fun,by backing horses at top end of market consistently. And you have to be right a lot more,the shorter you play. Can’t beat cheering one home at double fig odds!

      Josh Wright 01/02/16 8:55 PM Reply


  • Good morning Josh, hope you enjoyed your holiday. I’ve backed a few of your selections mainly to small stakes, as I would normally avoid long distance h/cap chases, too many things can go wrong, for me anyway. Congratulations, excellent tipping Josh. Thank you.

    Edward 02/02/16 10:01 AM Reply


  • Josh
    Well played for Jan, but also since Oct when I joined your Blog. I have had tipsters for years and never been that satisfied with any of them, mainly because they give you tips and don’t say why. I could do that and pick losers.
    You on the other hand explain in great detail and I look forward to reading it every morning or late at night if I’m playing golf early the next morning so I can get your bets on before I go out. Win, Win.
    Keep up the good work. Never thought Horse Profiling could be so interesting.

    Mike Dennis 02/02/16 3:04 PM Reply


    • Hi Mike, Many thanks. Yep when I first started out I would back ‘tips’ without knowing why they were fancied etc and after a time that is just no fun, and you dont learn anything – or have any meat with which to add your own thoughts or disagree with. Glad you enjoy reading my ramblings, much appreciated.
      All the best
      Josh

      Josh Wright 03/02/16 9:38 AM Reply


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