August 2016

Profit since start of 2003 until start of current month (August 2016) is +3268.22pts

August fixed-odds running total = -107.35pts

August ante-post running total = +11.50pts

August overall running total = -95.85pts


Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Aug 27) - 1pt win Rivellino in 3.20 Goodwood at 16/1 (General), 1pt win Big Time in 3.20 Goodwood at 20/1 (General), 1pt win Noble Gift in 3.35 Newmarket at 25/1 (NR). LOSS=2pts

Simon Holt (Aug 27) - 1pt e.w. Rex Imperator in 3.20 Goodwood at best morning price; 1pt win Raucous in 4.10 Newmarket at best morning price; 1pt win Toormore in 4.30 Goodwood at 5/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Aug 20) - 1pt win Master Blueyes in 2.50 York at 12/1 (General), 1pt win Scrutinise in 3.40 Sandown at 10/1 (Coral), 1pt win Shrewd in 4.00 York at 16/1 (General), 1pt win Top Tug in 4.00 York at 20/1 (Ladbrokes). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt York (Aug 20) - 2pts win She Is No Lady 4.00 York at best morning price; 2pts win Scrutinise 3.40 Sandown at best morning price. LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Aug 19) - 1pt win Shakopee in 1.55 York at 8/1 (General), 1pt e.w. Pearl Secret in 3.40 York at 50/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4). LOSS=3pts

Simon Holt York (Aug 19) - 2pts win Limato 3.40 York at best morning price; 2pts win Trip To Paris 2.30 York best morning price. LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Aug 18) - 1pt win Hemingway 1.55 York at 10/1 (General), 1pt e.w. Lat Hawill in 3.05 York at 16/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4), 1pt win Queen's Trust in 3.40 York at 7/1 (General). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt York (Aug 18) - 2pts win Found 3.40 York at best morning price; 2pts win Mustashry 3.05 York best morning price. LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Aug 17) - 1pt win Ninjago in 1.55 York at 16/1 (General), 1pt win Move In Time in 1.55 York at 16/1 (General), 1pt win Mutakayyef in 3.40 York at 14/1 (General), 1pt win Nakeeta in 4.20 York at 12/1 (Bet Victor, Paddy Power). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt York (Aug 17) - 2pts win Wings Of Desire 3.40 York at best morning price; 2pts win Best Of Days 2.30 York at best morning price. LOSS=4pts

Matt Brocklebank (Aug 13) - 1pt e.w. Pipers Note in Ripon 3.55 at 18/1 (Totesport, Betfred 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt win Rex Imperator in Ripon 3.25 at 9/1 (Betfair Sportsbook) PROFIT=2.5pts

Simon Holt (Aug 13) - 2pts win Orion's Bow in 3.55 Ripon (Best morning price); 1pt win Jallota in 4.10 Newbury (Best morning price). LOSS=3pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Aug 6) - 1pt win Dutch Masterpiece in 1.15 Ascot at 8/1 (General) (NR VOID), 1pt win Plutocracy in 2.20 Ascot at 10/1 (Boylesports, Ladbrokes), 1pt win Field Of Vision in 4.05 Ascot at 25/1 (Coral), 1pt win Lord Ben Stack in 4.15 Haydock at 20/1 (Betfair Sportsbook) (NR VOID). LOSS=2pts

Simon Holt Shergar Cup (Aug 6) - 1pt win Medicean Man 13.15 Ascot at best morning price; 1pt win Duretto 14.20 Ascot at best morning price; 1pt win Muhadathat 16.05 Ascot at best morning price. LOSS=3pts


Sunday Premier League (Aug 28) - 1pt e.w. Gareth McAuley to score first in West Brom v Middlesbrough at 25/1 (bet365, 1/3 unlimited places); 3pts Sergio Aguero to score and Manchester City to beat West Ham at 5/6 (Sky Bet). LOSS=5pts

Saturday Premier League (Aug 27) - 2pts Harry Kane to score any time v Liverpool at 13/8 (Sky Bet, Betfair Sportsbook); 3pts Crystal Palace to be leading at HT v Bournemouth at 21/10 (BetVictor, Coral); 1pt Branislav Ivanovic to score any time v Burnley at 8/1 (Betfred); 2pt Stoke to beat Everton at 50/11 (888sport); 2pts Nathan Redmond to score any time v Sunderland at 9/4 (Bwin); 1pt Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score with a header v Hull at 6/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=11pts

Weekend EFL (Aug 27-28) - 1.5pts Leeds to beat Nottingham Forest at 27/10 (Paddy Power). LOSS=1.5pts

Thursday Europa League (Aug 25) - 1pt e.w. Jonathan Calleri to score first at 4/1 (bet365, 1/3 unlimited places); 2pts West Ham HT/FT at 20/21 (BoyleSports). LOSS=4pts

Wednesday EFL Cup/Champions League (Aug 24) - 1pt under 1.5 goals in Burnley v Accrington at 5/2 (General); 2pts both teams to score in Morecambe v Bournemouth at evens (General); 0.5pts Aleksandar Kolarov to score first for Man City v Steaua Bucharest at 20/1 (General). PROFIT=4pts

Tuesday EFL Cup (Aug 23) - 2pts both teams to score in Burton v Liverpool at 19/20 (188 Bet); 1pt Northampton to beat West Brom at 3/1 (bet365); 1pt MK Dons to beat Reading at 6/1 (sportingbet). LOSS=4pts

Tuesday Champions League (Aug 23) - 1pt Edin Dzeko to score any time for Roma v Porto at 13/8 (Sky Bet, Betfair); 1pt Monaco/Monaco in HT/FT against Villarreal at 3/1 (BetVictor). LOSS=2pts

Sunday Premier League (Aug 21) - 2pts Gaston Ramirez to score anytime v Sunderland at 9/2 (bet365). LOSS=2pts

Saturday EFL (Aug 20) - 1pt Leeds to beat Sheffield Wednesday at 4/1 (bet365, Betfred, Marathon Bet). PROFIT=4pts

Saturday Premier League (Aug 20) - 1pt Liverpool to beat Burnley 3-1 at 14/1 (bet365); 2pts Fernando Llorente to score anytime v Hull at 28/17 (888sport); 1pt Leicester and Arsenal to draw 1-1 at 13/2 (BetVictor, Hills); 2pts Chelsea to beat Watford to nil at 7/4 (bet365). LOSS=6pts

Friday Premier League (Aug 19) - 2pts Manchester United to beat Southampton to nil at 5/4 (BetVictor). PROFIT=2.5pts

Thursday Europa League (Aug 18) - 0.5pt Michail Antonio to score at any time in Astra v West Ham at 5/1 (Coral). LOSS=0.5pt

Wednesday Champions League (Aug 17) - 2pts Hapoel Be'er Sheva to qualify for group stage v Celtic at 7/4 (Sky Bet, Coral); 1pt Monaco (draw no bet) v Villarreal at 85/40 (MarathonBet). PROFIT=0.13pts

Tuesday Champions League (Aug 16) - 1pt Nicolae Stanciu to score at any time in Steaua Bucharest v Man City at 4/1 (Winner). LOSS=1pt

Monday Premier League (Aug 15) - 1.5pts West Ham/Draw in double chance market v Chelsea at 4/3 (888sport, Unibet). LOSS=1.5pts

Sunday Premier League (Aug 14) - 3pts both teams to score in Bournemouth v Man United at evens (Betfred); 1pt Alex Iwobi to score anytime v Liverpool at 18/5 (888sport). PROFIT=2pts

Saturday Premier League (Aug 13) - 3pts Leicester to beat Hull at 21/20 (Stan James); 1pt Burnley to beat Swansea to nil at 3/1 (Paddy Power); 1pt draw/Tottenham in HT/FT at 5/1 (General). LOSS=5pts

Saturday EFL (Aug 13) - 3pts Carlisle to beat Plymouth at 29/20 (BetVictor); 1pt Southend to beat Port Vale at 121/50 (Marathon Bet). PROFIT=3.35pts

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

UEFA Super Cup (Aug 9) - 1pt over 3.5 goals in Real Madrid v Sevilla at 13/8 (William Hill). PROFIT=1.63pts

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

Community Shield (Aug 7) - 2pts Leicester to lift the trophy at 2/1 (sportingbet). LOSS=2pts

Weekend EFL preview (Aug 6) - 2pts Exeter to beat Blackpool at 5/2 (Marathon Bet). LOSS=2pts

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


Royal London One-Day Cup (Aug 29) - 1pt Jeetan Patel to be most economical bowler (of selected players) at 4/1 (Stan James). Result pending

Royal London One-Day Cup (Aug 28) - 2pts Surrey to beat Yorkshire at 5/4 (BetVictor, Winner). Result pending

England v Pakistan ODI series - 2pts Mohammad Amir to be top Pakistan bowler at 3/1 (StanJames); 1pt Babar Azam to be top Pakistan batsman at 6/1 (Paddy Power, BetFred). Result pending

NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day (Aug 20) - 2pts Northants to win the NatWest T20 Blast at 9/2 (General). PROFIT=9pts

Royal London One-Day Cup (Aug 18) - 1pt Jonny Bairstow top Yorkshire batsman v Kent at 11/2 (Paddy Power); 1pt Ben Duckett top Northants batsman v Surrey at 3/1 (General). LOSS=2pts

Royal London One-Day Cup (Aug 17) - 2pts Worcestershire to beat Somerset at 7/5 (betway); 1pt Jesse Ryder top Essex batsman v Warwickshire at 10/3 (General). LOSS=3pts

NatWest T20 Blast (Aug 10-11) - 2.5pts Michael Klinger to be Gloucestershire's top batsman at 23/10 (General); 2pts Glamorgan to beat Yorkshire at 127/100 (Marathon Bet). LOSS=4.5pts

England v Pakistan fourth Test (Aug 11-15) - 1pt no century at 7/1 (bet365). LOSS=1pt

NatWest T20 Blast (Aug 8-9) - 1pt Ryan ten Doeschate to be top Essex batsman at 7/1 (General); 1pt Middlesex to beat Northamptonshire at Evens (StanJames). LOSS=2pts

England v Pakistan third Test (Aug 3-7) - 2pts James Anderson to be top England bowler v Pakistan (1st inns) at 11/4 (Stan James). LOSS=2pts


The Barclays (Aug 25-28) - 1pt e.w. Bubba Watson at 45/1 (Betfair, sportingbet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Billy Horschel at 100/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Emiliano Grillo at 90/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pt e.w. Keegan Bradley at 150/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pt e.w. Aaron Baddeley at 300/1 (BetVictor 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). Result pending

Made In Denmark (Aug 25-28) - 1pt e.w. Chris Paisley at 200/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 Coral); 1pt e.w. Daniel Im at 150/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 general); 1pt e.w. John Hahn at 250/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 general). LOSS=6pts

Wyndham Championship (Aug 18-21) - 2.5pts win Brandt Snedeker at 28/1 (General); 2.5pts win Jim Furyk at 22/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Kevin Kisner at 55/1 (Stan James, 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Bud Cauley at 100/1 (Betfred, bet365, 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=9pts

D+D Real Czech Masters (Aug 18-21) - 3pts win Matt Fitzpatrick at 16/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Max Kieffer at 50/1 (sportingbet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Pedro Oriol at 200/1 (sportingbet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=7pts

John Deere Classic (Aug 11-14) - 2pts e.w. Robert Garrigus at 50/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Patrick Rodgers at 45/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Shawn Stefani at 100/1 (BetVictor 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Matt Jones at 80/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=10pts

Olympic Games (Aug 11-14) - 3pts win Sergio Garcia at 8/1 (BetVictor, BoyleSports); 1pt e.w. Matt Kuchar at 20/1 (1/3 1,2,3,4,5 bet365); 1pt e.w. Lin Wen-tang at 300/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 Stan James); 1pt e.w. Jaco van Zyl at 110/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 Stan James). LOSS=1.33pts

Paul Lawrie Match Play (Aug 4-7) - 1pt e.w. Marc Warren at 40/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Mikko Ilonen at 25/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4); 0.5pt e.w. Oliver Wilson at 250/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4); 0.5pt e.w. Haydn Porteous at 80/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4) LOSS=6pts

Travelers Championship (Aug 4-7) - 1pt e.w. Aaron Baddeley at 80/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Michael Thompson at 150/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Padraig Harrington at 80/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Ryan Moore at 66/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Brendon de Jonge at 250/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=10pts


US Open men's singles (Aug 29-Sep 11) - 4pts Novak Djokovic to beat Andy Murray in the US Open final at 5/2 (Sky Bet); 1pt e.w. Marin Cilic at 28/1 (BoyleSports); 1pt e.w. Milos Raonic at 22/1 (sportingbet). Result pending

US Open women's singles (Aug 29-Sep 10) - 0.5pt e.w. Ekaterina Makarova to win the title at 200/1 (Betfred, BetVictor, sportingbet); 0.5pt Ekaterina Makarova to win first quarter at 33/1 (Sky Bet, BetVictor); 1pt e.w. Angelique Kerber to win the title at 9/1 (Winner); 1pt Johanna Konta to win the third quarter at 8/1 (BetVictor, Ladbrokes, 10Bet); 1pt Venus Williams to win the second quarter at 9/1 (bet365). Result pending

Western and Southern Open (Aug 15-21) - 1pt e.w. Nick Kyrgios at 20/1 (General); 1pt e.w. John Isner at 40/1 (General); 0.5pt e.w. Tomas Berdych at 16/1 (General); 0.5pt e.w. Marin Cilic at 40/1 (Betfred); 0.5pt e.w. Ivo Karlovic at 150/1 (Paddy Power). PROFIT=24pts

Olympic Games (Aug 6-14) - 1pt e.w. Gael Monfils to win the men's singles at 50/1 (Ladbrokes, 1/2 1,2); 0.5pt e.w. Roberto Bautista Agut to win the men's singles at 200/1 (Sky Bet, BetVictor, Ladbrokes); 1pt e.w. Carla Suarez Navarro to win the women's singles at 66/1 (Paddy Power, Winner). LOSS=5pts

Rugby league:

Challenge Cup final (Aug 27) - 4pts Warrington (-2) to beat Hull at 5/4 (Sky Bet); 1pt Ryan Atkins to score the first try at 16/1 (Ladbrokes); 1pt Daryl Clark to be man of the match at 9/1 (Betway); 1pt Ben Currie to be man of the match at 20/1 (Betway). LOSS=7pts

Weekend NRL (Aug 26-29) - 1pt treble Melbourne (-6), Gold Coast (-2) and Newcastle (+12) at 7/1 (Sky Bet, Winner). LOSS=1pt

Weekend Super League/NRL (Aug 18-22) - 2pts Wigan (-4) & Warrington (-6) double at 2.65/1 (Paddy Power, BoyleSports); 2pts North Queensland (-12) & Parramatta (+12) double at 3/1 (Winner). PROFIT=4pts

Weekend Super League/NRL (Aug 12-14) - 1.5pts Leeds (-12) & Wigan (-4) double at 2.82/1 (Ladbrokes); 1.5pts Gold Coast (+2) & South Sydney (+8) double at 2.82/1 (Coral). PROFIT=2.73pts

Weekend Super League (Aug 4-7) - 3pts Castleford (+8) to beat Hull FC at 11/10 (bet365); 3pts Parramatta (+6) to beat Manly at evens (General). PROFIT=6.3pts

Weekend Challenge Cup (Jul 29-Aug 1) - 2pts Warrington (-12) & Gold Coast (+6) double at 2.92/1 (bet365). PROFIT=5.84pts


Andre Ward v Alexander Brand (Aug 6) - 2pts Andre Ward to beat Alexander Brand between rounds 7-12 at 13/8 (Paddy Power). LOSS=2pts


No recommended bets so far this month


Paul Hunter Classic - 2pts Joe Perry to win the title at 22/1 (Stan James). Result pending

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


England v Pakistan Test series - 2pts Yasir Shah to be Pakistan's top series bowler at 13/4 (888sport, unibet); 2pts Younis Khan to be Pakistan's top series batsman at 7/2 (General). PROFIT=13.5pts

Royal London One-Day Cup outright - 1pt e.w. Northants to win Royal London One-Day Cup at 33/1 (1/2 1,2 general). LOSS=2pts

County Championship Division Two outrights - 1.5pts e.w. Ed Joyce to be top runscorer at 25/1 (bet365, 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1.5pts e.w. Ravi Bopara to be top runscorer at 33/1 (bet365, 1/4 1,2,3,4); 2pts Derbyshire to finish bottom at 5/1 (bet365). Result pending

County Championship Division One outrights - 8pts Yorkshire to win the title at 7/4 (sportingbet); 4pts Durham to be relegated at 11/4 (betway); 1pt e.w. Scott Borthwick to be top runscorer at 18/1 (bet365, 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Tom Abell to be top runscorer at 66/1 (Coral, 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). Result pending


PGA Tour Money List 2016 - 1pt e.w. Brooks Koepka to win the Money List at 66/1 (Ladbrokes 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Tony Finau to win the Money List at 250/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Danny Lee to win the Money List (without Day, Spieth, McIlroy) at 66/1 (Sky Bet 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Phil Mickelson to win the Money List at 150/1 (BetVictor 1/5 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Race To Dubai 2016 - 1pt e.w. Victor Dubuisson at 50/1 (BetVictor 1/4 1,2,3); 1pt e.w. Matt Fitzpatrick at 33/1 (Ladbrokes 1/4 1,2,3). Result pending


WTA 2016 ante-post - 1pt Maria Sharapova to finish as year-end world number one at 10/1 (Sky Bet); 2pts Karolina Pliskova to finish in the top eight at 5/1 (Sky Bet); 4pts Johanna Konta to finish lower than 32.5 in ranking list at 5/6 (Sky Bet). Result pending

ATP World Tour 2016 ante-post - 1pt Kyle Edmund to finish as top-ranked Briton (without Andy Murray) at 7/1 (Paddy Power); 5pts Kyle Edmund to finish higher than 82.5 in ranking list at 18/25 (888sport); 5pts Gilles Muller to finish higher than 55.5 in ranking list at 22/25 (888sport); 1pt Gilles Miller to be 'top lefty' at 9/2 (Sky Bet); 4pts Hyeon Chung to finish higher than 55.5 in ranking list at 3/4 (888sport); 2pts Nick Kyrgios to beat Grigor Dimitrov in season-long ranking match bet at 6/4 (Paddy Power). Result pending

Rugby league:

NRL outrights - 4pts Brisbane Broncos to win the regular season at 4/1 (General); 1pt Ben Hunt to win the Daily M medal at 20/1 (General); 2pts Semi Radradra to be top tryscorer at 6/1 (General). Result pending

Super League outrights - 2pts Wigan to win the regular season at 11/4 (Sky Bet); 1pt Danny McGuire to win the Man of Steel award at 40/1 (Sky Bet, Coral); 1pt Sean O'Loughlin to win the Man of Steel award at 40/1 (Sky Bet); 1pt  Matty Smith to win the Man of Steel award at 66/1 (Paddy Power, betway). Result pending