October 2015

Profit since start of 2003 until start of current month (October 2015) is +3105.86pts

October fixed-odds running total = -4.00pts

October ante-post running total = +0.00pts

October running total overall = -4.00pts


Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Oct 4) - 1pt win Shogun 1.35 Longchamp at 14/1 (Stan James), 1pt win Steps 3.40 Longchamp at 20/1 (Paddy Power, 888Sport, 32Red), 1pt win Son Cesio 3.40 Longchamp at 25/1 (General). Result pending

Simon Holt (Oct 4) -  2pts win Treve in 2.55 Longchamp at best-morning price, 1pt e.w Free Eagle in 2.55 Longchamp at best-morning price, 1pt win Jazzi Top in 2.10 Longchamp at best-morning price. Result pending

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Oct 3) - 1pt win Outback Traveller in 3.45 Ascot at 11/1 (General), 1pt win Gabriel's Lad in 3.45 Ascot at 14/1 (Sky Bet, 888Sport), 1pt win Bawina in 3.30 Newmarket at 7/1 (Paddy Power, betfair Sportsbook). LOSS=3pts

Simon Holt (Oct 3) - 2pts win Integral 3.30 Newmarket at best morning odds; 2pts win Hillstar 2.35 Ascot at best morning odds. LOSS=4pts


Weekend Scottish Football (Oct 3-4) - 2pts Dundee to beat Motherwell at 5/4 (Stan James); 2pts Falkirk (+2) to beat Rangers at 27/20 (Coral). PROFIT=0.5pts

Sunday Premier League (Oct 4) - 2pts Swansea to beat Spurs at 7/4 (General); 2pts both teams to score double in Everton v Liverpool and Arsenal v Man Utd at 2.08/1 (10Bet). Result pending

Saturday Premier League (Oct 3) - 3pts both teams to score in Norwich v Leicester at 4/6 (General); 1pt West Brom (draw no bet) to beat Crystal Palace at 11/4 (BetVictor); 2pts Marko Arnautovic to score anytime v Aston Villa at 19/4 (Stan James); 1pt Jeremain Lens to score anytime v West Ham at 4/1 (betway). PROFIT=14.5pts

Weekend Football League (Oct 3) - 2pts Exeter to beat Newport at 13/8 (Sky Bet); 2pts Cambridge to beat York at 21/10 (bet365). LOSS=4pts

Thursday Europa League (Oct 1) - 2pts Monaco to beat Spurs at 5/4 (Coral); 2pts Fenerbahce (draw no bet) to beat Celtic at 11/10 (General). LOSS=2pts


No recommended bets yet.


Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (Oct 1-4) - 1pt e.w. Lucas Bjerregaard at 110/1 (bet365, 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Nicolas Colsaerts at 125/1 (General, 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Michael Hoey at 125/1 (General, 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Andy Sullivan at 80/1 (Stan James, 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. David Howell at 66/1 (Coral, Betfair, 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). Result pending

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship specials (Oct 1-4) - 1pt e.w. Pat Perez to be the top American at 12/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3); 1.5pts Ben Evans to finish in the top 20 at 8/1 (General); 1.5pts Roope Kakko to finish in the top 20 at 6/1 (BetVictor). Result pending


ATP Shenzhen Open (Sep 28-Oct 4) - 1pt e.w. Simone Bolelli to win title at 20/1 (BetVictor); 1pt e.w. Hyeon Chung to win title at 28/1 (BetVictor). LOSS=4pts

ATP Malaysian Open (Sep 28-Oct 4) - 1pt e.w. Jeremy Chardy to win title at 16/1 (Paddy Power). LOSS=2pts

Rugby League:

Super League/NRL (Oct 1-4) - 2.75pts Wigan (-6) to beat Huddersfield at 10/11 (Sky Bet); 2.75pts North Queensland (+2) to beat Brisbane at 10/11 (general); 1pt Michael Morgan to score the first try in NRL Grand Final at 16/1 (Hills). Result pending

Formula One:

No recommended bets yet.


Victor Emilio Ramirez v Ovill McKenzie (Oct 2) - 2pts Ovill McKenzie to beat Victor Emilio Ramirez by KO, TKO or disqualification at 6/1 (bet365). LOSS=2pts


No recommended bets yet.


World Grand Prix - 4pts Gary Anderson to win the third quarter at 11/10 (General); 1pt e.w. James Wade at 16/1 (General 1/2 1,2). Result pending

American Football:

Sunday NFL (Oct 4) - 3pts NY Jets to beat Miami at 5/6 (General); 3pts Karlos Williams to score a touchdown anytime at evens (Coral, Sky Bet). Result pending

Thursday NFL (Oct 1) - 2.5pts under 44.5pts in Baltimore at Pittsburgh at 4/5 (bet365). PROFIT=2pts

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


Capital One Cup outright - 1.5pts e.w. Chelsea to win the Capital One Cup at 6/1 (Sky Bet, 1/2 1,2); 1pt e.w. Crystal Palace to win the Capital One Cup at 33/1 (General, 1/2 1,2). Result pending

Champions League outright - 2pts Real Madrid to win the Champions League at 11/2 (general); 1pt e.w. Atletico Madrid to win the Champions League at 20/1 (1/2 1,2 bet365); 0.5pt e.w. Gareth Bale to be top scorer in the Champions League at 50/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4 bet365, Sky Bet); 1.33pts Man City to finish third in Group D at 4/1 (Sky Bet); 0.67pt Man City to finish fourth in Group D at 9/1 (Sky Bet). Result pending  

Europa League outright - 1pt e.w. Athletic Bilbao to win the Europa League at 25/1 (Coral). Result pending

SPFL outright - 1pt e.w. St Mirren in Championship at 12/1 (1/4 1,2 Ladbrokes, Paddy Power); 1pt e.w. Peterhead in League One at 12/1 (1/4 1,2,3 bet365); 1pt e.w. Elgin in League Two at 20/1 (1/4 1,2,3 bet365). Result pending

Premier League season specials - 6pts West Brom to finish above Leicester at 17/20 (Ladbrokes); 1pt Stoke without the 'Big Six' at 10/1 (General); 1pt Chelsea to go unbeaten at home at 5/1 (Betfair Sportsbook); 2pts Everton to be in the bottom three on September 1 at 13/2 (Sky Bet). Result pending

Sky Bet League Two outright - 5pts Exeter to finish in the top seven of Sky Bet League 2 at 5/1 (General), 1pt e.w. John Akinde to be the Sky Bet League 2 top goalscorer at 33/1 (Coral, ¼, 1,2,3,4), 2pts Hartlepool to be relegated from Sky Bet League 2 at 9/1 (bet365). Result pending

Premier League outright relegation - 4pts Aston Villa at 3/1 (General), 4pts Leicester at 3/1 (General). Result pending

Sky Bet League One outright - 4pts Barnsley to win promotion at 11/2 (Sky Bet); 3pts Fleetwood to finish in the top six at 10/3 (Coral); 2pts Coventry to be relegated at 9/1 (BetVictor). Result pending

Premier League outright top scorer - 2pts win Alexis Sanchez at 20/1 (Coral); 0.5pt e.w. Yaya Toure at 125/1 (Betfair 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Premier League title outright - 8pts Arsenal to win the title at 9/2 (General); Liverpool to finish in the top four at 11/4 (General). Result pending

Sky Bet Championship outright - 4pts Middlesbrough to win promotion at 9/4 (Stan James); 1pt double Middlesbrough and Derby to win promotion at 10/1 (Sky Bet); 1pt Hull to be relegated at 33/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Chris Wood to be top goalscorer at 40/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Scottish Premiership outright - 1pt Dundee United to win the Premiership without Celtic at 12/1 (bet365, bwin, Coral); 0.5pts e.w. Dundee to win the Premiership without Celtic at 33/1 (General, 1/3 1,2); 2pts Dundee to finish in the top half at 11/4 (BetVictor); 2pts St Johnstone to finish in the bottom half at 11/4 (Ladbrokes, Stan James, William Hill; 1pt e.w. Robbie Muirhead to be top goalscorer at 50/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt Paul Hartley to be next Premiership manager to leave at 12/1 (BetVictor, Ladbrokes). Result pending

Vanarama National League outright - 6pts Grimsby to win promotion from the National League at 11/4 (General); 1pt e.w. Richard Brodie to be top goalscorer at 50/1 (bet365, ¼ 1, 2, 3, 4). Result pending


2015 Race To Dubai ante-post - 1pt e.w. Victor Dubuisson at 25/1 (Paddy Power, Ladbrokes 1/4 1,2,3); 1pt e.w. Joost Luiten at 66/1 (betway 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Louis Oosthuizen at 100/1 (Boylesports, Coral 1/4 1,2,3). Result pending


2015 ATP season - 4pts Kei Nishikori to beat Andy Murray in season-long rankings match bet at 11/8 (Sky Bet); 4pts Vasek Pospisil to beat Jack Sock in season-long rankings match bet at 8/11 (Sky Bet); 4pts Juan Martin Del Potro to finish the season outside the top 10 at 3/4 (888sport). Result pending

2015 WTA season - 1pt Caroline Wozniacki to finish the season as world number one at 30/1 (Paddy Power); 5pts Caroline Wozniacki to finish in the top seven at evens (Sky Bet); 4pts Karolina Pliskova to finish in the top 34 at 87/100 (888sport); 3pts Kristina Mladenovic to finish in the top 73 at 18/25 (888sport). Result pending

Rugby League:

Super League season outrights - 2pts Warrington to win the Grand Final at 9/2 (Betway); 1pt Tommy Makinson to be top tryscorer (regular season) at 12/1 (Sky Bet, Betfair Sportsbook); 1pt Josh Charnley to be top tryscorer (regular season) at 5/1 (Coral); 1pt Chris Hill to be named Man of Steel at 25/1 (Ladbrokes, Coral); 1pt Matty Smith to be named Man of Steel at 25/1 (Sky Bet). Result pending

NRL outright - 2pts Sydney Roosters to win the Grand Final at 6/1 (General), 1pt Blake Ferguson to be top tryscorer at 20/1 (Sky Bet), 1pt Mitchell Pearce to win the Daily M medal a 40/1 (Sky Bet), 1pt James Maloney to be top points-scorer at 5/1 (General), 1pt Shaun Johnson to be top points-scorer at 6/1 (Sky Bet), 2pts Cronulla to finish in the top eight at 13/8 (totesport). Result pending

Rugby Union:

Rugby World Cup outright - 1pt e.w. Scotland at 250/1 (sportingbet, Betfair Sportsbook, 1/3 1,2); 1pt e.w. Argentina at 66/1 (General, 1/3 1,2); 1pt Scotland to win Pool B at 14/1 (BetBright). Result pending

Formula One:

Formula One 2015 season specials - 3pts Grosjean, Bottas, Ricciardo and Vettel in 2015 team-mate match bets at 7/3 (BetVictor). Result pending

Formula One 2015 season ante-post - 10pts Lewis Hamilton to win the world drivers' championship at 4/6 (Betfred, totesport, BetVictor); 4pts Valtteri Bottas to win the championship 'without Mercedes' at 5/2 (Paddy Power, BetVictor); 0.25pt e.w. Romain Grosjean to win the championship 'without Mercedes' at 80/1 (Ladbrokes 1/3 1,2). Result pending

American Football:

Season specials - 1pt e.w. DeAndre Hopkins to have most receiving yards at 33/1 (Ladbrokes, 1/4 1,2,3); 1pt e.w. Chris Ivory to have most rushing yards at 100/1 (Stan James, 1/4 1,2,3,4); 2pts Von Miller to have the most sacks at 8/1 (BetVictor, Paddy Power, William Hill); 1pt e.w. Ryan Kerrigan to have most sacks at 28/1 (Stan James, 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt Shane Ray to be named Defensive Rookie of the Year at 28/1 (Stan James); 1pt Khalil Mack to be named Defensive Player of the Year at 66/1 (Ladbrokes). Result pending

Super Bowl L outright - 1pt e.w. Philadelphia to win Super Bowl at 16/1 (Ladbrokes 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Cincinnati to win Super Bowl at 33/1 ( Ladbrokes 1/4 1,2,3,4); 3pts Minnesota to make the play-offs at 3/1 (Stan James, William Hill). Result pending