December 2016

Profit since start of 2003 until start of current month (December 2016) is +3182.66pts

December fixed-odds running total = +26.97pts

December ante-post running total = +25.00pts

December overall running total = +51.97pts


Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Dec 10) - 1pt win Frodon at 12/1 (Boylesports, BetVictor, 888Sport) in 1.50 Cheltenham, 1pt win Module at 20/1 (General) in 1.50 Cheltenham, 1pt win Keel Haul at 14/1 (Coral) in 1.15 Cheltenham. PROFIT=10pts

Simon Holt (Dec 10) - 2pts win Kylemore Lough in 1.50 Cheltenham at best morning price; 2pts win Vaniteux in 1.15 Cheltenham at best morning price. LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Dec 9) - 1pt win Rolling Maul at 16/1 (General) in 2.40 Cheltenham; 1pt win Ballynagour at 33/1 (General) in 1.30 Cheltenham. LOSS=2pts

Simon Holt (Dec 9) - 2pts win Templeross in 2.40 Cheltenham at best morning price; 2pts win Sausalito Sunrise in 1.30 Cheltenham at best morning price. LOSS=4pts

Matt Brocklebank Antepost Angle - 1pt win Mick Jazz at 16/1 (General); 1pt win Golden Spear at 16/1 (Paddy Power). Result pending

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Dec 3) - 1pt win Saint Are at 16/1 (General) in 1.35 Aintree, 1pt win Midnight Prayer at 33/1 (Coral, Paddy Power) in 1.35 Aintree, 1pt win Troika Steppes at 12/1 (General) in 3.15 Aintree, 1pt win Conas Taoi at 9/1 (William Hill) in 3.30 Sandown. LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt (Dec 3) - 2pts win God's Own in 3.00 Sandown at 9/2 (General); 2pts win The Young Master in 1.35 Aintree at 12/1 (General). LOSS=4pts


Sunday Premier League (Dec 11) - 1pt Chelsea to win from behind v West Brom at 9/1 (BetVictor, Ladbrokes); 1pt Man Utd/draw in HT/FT market at 17/1 (BetVictor); 1pt no goalscorer in Southampton v Middlesbrough at 8/1 (General); 4pts Southampton to keep a clean sheet v Middlesbrough at evens (Paddy Power). Result pending

Saturday Premier League (Dec 10) - 1pt Burnley to beat Bournemouth at 13/5 (BetVictor); 3pts Swansea v Sunderland half-time draw at 13/10 (Stan James); 1pt e.w. James Tomkins to score first in Hull v Crystal Palace at 33/1 (bet365, 1/3 unlimited). PROFIT=6.5pts (Tomkins tip VOID)

Saturday EFL (Dec 10) - 2pts Port Vale to beat Northampton at 62/25 (Marathon Bet). LOSS=2pts

Thursday Europa League (Dec 8) - 2pts Shakhtar Donetsk to beat Braga at 14/5 (bet365); 1pt Hapoel Be'er Sheva/Draw in double-chance market v Southampton at 2/1 (888sport, Unibet, 32Red). PROFIT=7.4pts

Wednesday Champions League (Dec 7) - 1pt CSKA Moscow to beat Tottenham at 6/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

Tuesday Champions League (Dec 6) - 3pts over 2.5 goals in Basel v Arsenal at 5/6 (32Red); 1pt Besiktas to beat Dynamo Kiev 1-0 at 33/5 (MarathonBet); 0.5pt Atletico Madrid to beat Bayern Munich 1-0 at 15/1 (BetVictor). PROFIT=1pt

Monday Premier League (Dec 5) - 1pt Middlesbrough (-1) to beat Hull at 12/5 (Coral). LOSS=1pt

Sunday Premier League (Dec 4) - 1pt Jack Wilshere to score anytime v Liverpool at 6/1 (Betfred); 1pt Everton to beat Manchester United at 11/4 (BoyleSports). LOSS=2pts

Saturday Premier League (Dec 3) - 3pts Chelsea to beat Manchester City at 27/10 (BetVictor); 1pt James Ward-Prowse to score anytime v Crystal Palace at 6/1 (Betfred, Paddy Power); 1pt Burnley/Draw in Double Chance market v Stoke at 13/10 (bet365). PROFIT=6.1pts

FA Cup (Dec 2-5) - 3pts Barrow to beat Bristol Rovers at 77/10 (Marathon Bet); 1pt e.w. Chey Dunkley to score first in Macclesfield v Oxford at 28/1 (1/3, 1,2,3,4,5). PROFIT=21.1pts

Championship (Dec 3-4) - 1pt Brentford to beat Norwich at 13/4 (Marathon Bet). LOSS=1pt


UBS Hong Kong Open (Dec 8-11) - 1.5pts e.w. Ian Poulter at 33/1 (Ladbrokes 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 2.5pts e.w. Tommy Fleetwood at 22/1 (Coral, sportingbet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Brett Rumford at 125/1 (Ladbrokes 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Jazz Janewattananond at 350/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). PROFIT=5.25pts

Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 1-4) - 1pt e.w. Eddie Pepperell at 80/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Jbe Kruger at 66/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Pep Angles at 175/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). LOSS=6pts

Australian PGA Championship (Dec 1-4) - 8pts win Adam Scott at 9/2 (Coral); 1pt e.w. Romain Langasque at 66/1 (sportingbet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=10pts

Hero World Challenge (Dec 1-4) - 3pts e.w. Brooks Koepka at 12/1 (Ladbrokes, BoyleSports 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. J.B. Holmes at 40/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4). LOSS=8pts


India v Eng 4th Test (Dec 8-12) - 5pts India to win fourth Test at 3/5 (Marathon Bet); 1pt Cheteshwar Pujara to score a 1st innings century at 11/2 (Stan James, William Hill). Result pending


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American Football:

Sunday NFL (Dec 11) - 2.5pts NY Giants (+5) to beat Dallas at 4/5 (bet365); 1pt Dallas at NY Giants to go to overtime at 10/1 (Coral, William Hill). Result pending

Thursday NFL (Dec 8) - 1pt Oakland to beat Kansas at 31/20 (bet365); 1pt Latavius Murray to a score a touchdown anytime at 13/10 (bet365). PROFIT=0.3pt

Sunday NFL (Dec 4) - 2pts Sterling Shepard to score a touchdown anytime at 9/4 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=4.5pts

Thursday NFL (Dec 1) - 1pt Laquon Treadwell to score a touchdown anytime v Dallas at 9/1 (Ladbrokes, Betfred); 2pts under 23.5 total Dallas points at 10/11 (Stan James, Paddy Power, bet3656). PROFIT=0.82pts


Joshua v Molina (Dec 10) - 2.5pts Anthony Joshua to beat Eric Molina in rounds 5-8 at 14/5 (Ladbrokes). LOSS=2.5pts

Saunders v Akavov (Dec 3) - 2.5pts Billy Joe Saunders to beat Artur Akavov between rounds 7-12 at 21/10 (Paddy Power). LOSS=2.5pts


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UK Championship (Nov 21-Dec 4) - 2pts win Mark Selby at 7/1 (bwin); 1pt e.w. Barry Hawkins at 40/1 (General); 2pts winner to come from fourth quarter at 3/1 (Betfair Sportsbook). PROFIT=18pts

Long-term or ante-post previews which have yet to come to fruition:


Matt Brocklebank Antepost Angle - 1pt win Irish Saint in Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at 20/1 (General); 1pt win King's Odyssey in Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at 16/1 (General) Result pending

Matt Brocklebank Antepost Angle - 1pt win Vieux Lion Rouge in Betfred Becher Chase at 25/1 (Ladbrokes). PROFIT=25pts


EFL Cup outright - 4pts Liverpool to win the EFL Cup at 15/2 (Marathon Bet); 1pt e.w. Everton to win the EFL Cup at 16/1 (General 1/2 1,2); 1pt e.w. Newcastle to win the EFL Cup at 66/1 (Betfred). Result pending

Champions League outright - 1pt e.w. Juventus at 12/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Atletico Madrid at 14/1 (General). Result pending

Checkatrade Trophy outright - 1pt e.w. Walsall to win the Checkatrade Trophy at 66/1 (betway, 1/2, 1,2); 1pt e.w. Leyton Orient to win the Checkatrade Trophy at 66/1 (bet365, BetVictor, 1/2, 1,2). Result pending

Premier League specials - 6pts Stoke to win more than 45.5 points at 5/6 (Betfair Sportsbook); 2pts Paul Pogba to be Manchester United captain anytime in 2016/17 season at 6/1 (Ladbrokes); 4pts Sunderland to win more than 40.5 points at 19/20 (Betfair Sportsbook); 4pts Alexis Sanchez to score more than 12.5 league goals at 17/20 (888sport). Result pending

Premier League relegation - 4pts Hull to finish bottom of the Premier League at 9/4 (General); 1pt Southampton to be relegated at 20/1 (General). Result pending

Premier League Golden Boot - 1pt e.w. Vincent Janssen at 50/1 (Betfair Sportsbook 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Roberto Firmino at 80/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Sadio Mane at 50/1 (Betfair Sportsbook 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pt e.w. Andre Ayew at 150/1 (Betfair Sportsbook, 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). Result pending

Premier League outright - 5pts Chelsea to win the Premier League title at 13/2 (Coral); 1pt e.w. West Ham to win the Premier League title at 80/1 (Sky Bet, bet365, 1/5 1,2,3). Result pending

EFL top goalscorer outrights - 1pt e.w. Gary Hooper to be Championship top goalscorer at 33/1 (Coral, 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Omar Bogle to be League Two top goalscorer at 33/1 (bet365, 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Shaun Miller to be League Two top goalscorer at 40/1 (Coral, 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Vanarama National League outrights - 4pts Tranmere to win promotion at 7/2 (General); 3pts Barrow to finish in the top five at 10/3 (BetVictor). Result pending

Sky Bet League Two outrights - 3pts Mansfield to finish in the top seven at 3/1 (General); 2pts Exeter to finish in the top seven at 7/2 (bet365, BetVictor); 1pt e.w. Exeter (+20) to win on the handicap at 18/1 (bet365, BetVictor, Sky Bet, 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Sky Bet League One outrights - 3pts Peterborough to win promotion at 11/2 (General); 3pts Northampton to finish in the top six at 7/2 (General). Result pending

Ladbrokes SPFL outrights - 4pts Rangers to win the Premiership at 7/2 (Boylesports, Coral, Marathon Bet); 1pt Dundee to finish top of the Premiership without Rangers and Celtic at 20/1 (bet365); 1pt e.w. Tony Watt to be top goalscorer at 40/1 (bet365, 1/4 1,2,3); 1pt e.w. St Mirren to win the Championship at 16/1 (Betfred,betway, totesport, 1/3 1,2). Result pending

Sky Bet Championship outrights - 4pts Newcastle to win the Championship at 19/10 (Marathon Bet, sportingbet); 5pts double Newcastle to be promoted and Burton to be relegated at 3.08/1 (Betfred); 3pts Derby to win promotion at 4/1 (888sport, Unibet); 1pt Huddersfield to be relegated at 8/1 (sportingbet). Result pending


2017 Race To Dubai - 8pts win Rory McIloy at 13/8 (Sky Bet, BetVictor); 2pts e.w. Justin Rose at 14/1 (BetVictor 1/4 1,2,3). Result pending

2017 PGA Tour Money List - 2pts e.w. Patrick Reed at 25/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4 BetVictor); 1pt e.w. Paul Casey at 66/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4 Paddy Power). Result pending


India v England Test series (Nov 9-Dec 20) - 3pts India to beat England 5-0 at 4/1 (General); 1pt Jonny Bairstow top England series batsman at 8/1 (Sky Bet). Result pending

Rugby Union:

European Champions Cup outright - 1pt Northampton to win the European Champions Cup at 50/1 (Stan James, William Hill). Result pending

Aviva Premiership outright - 1pt e.w. Bath to win the Grand Final at 20/1 (General, 1/3 1,2). Result pending

Aviva Premiership outright - 5pts Saracens to top the regular season table at 6/5 (bet365); 2.5pts e.w. Chris Ashton to be top tryscorer at 7/1 (Betway 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

American Football:

Super Bowl LI outright - 3pts win Carolina at 10/1 (Betfred); 1pt e.w. Minnesota at 33/1 (Coral 1/2 1,2); 1pt e.w. Oakland at 40/1 (General 1/2 1,2). Result pending

NFL season specials - 2pts Khalil Mack to be named Defensive Player of the Year at 7/1 (bet365); 1pt Derrick Henry to be named Offensive Rookie of the Year at 25/1 (BetVictor, William Hill, BoyleSports). Result pending

NFL most passing yards - 1pt e.w. Derek Carr at 33/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3); 2.5pts Drew Brees to have under 4,835.5 passing yards in the regular season at 4/5 (bet365).  Result pending

NFL most rushing yards - 2pts Todd Gurley at 11/2 (Coral); 1pt e.w. Isaiah Crowell at 150/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3); 1pt e.w. Carlos Hyde at 35/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3). Result pending

NFL most receiving yards - 2pts win Julio Jones at 11/2 (General); 1pt e.w. Demaryius Thomas at 40/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3); 1pt e.w. TY Hilton at 40/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3); 1pt e.w. Jarvis Landry at 50/1 (Hills 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending


X Factor - 1pt each-way Saara Aalto to win X Factor at 100/1 (BetVictor 1/5 1,2,3), 1pt each-way Relley C to win X Factor at 33/1 (Stan James 1/5 1,2,3). Result pending