August 2014

Profit since start of 2003 until start of current month (August 2014) is +2928.31pts

August fixed-odds running total = +24.28pts

August ante-post running total = 0.00pts

August running total overall = +24.28pts


Simon Holt (Aug 2) - 2pts win Alben Star in 3.50 Goodwood at 12/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Joey's Destiny in 3.50 Goodwood at 33/1 (Coral); 1pt win Mango Diva in 3.15 Goodwood at 9/2 (General). Result pending

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Aug 1) - 1pt win Magic City in 1505 Goodwood at 14/1 (bet365); 1pt e.w. Red Avenger in 1505 Goodwood at 25/1 (William Hill, Coral, bet365, 10p R4); 1pt win Take Cover in 1540 Goodwood at 10/1 (General). PROFIT=34.28pts

Simon Holt (Aug 1) - 1pt win Velox in 1505 Goodwood; 1pt win Heavy Metal in 1505 Goodwood; 2pts win Tropics in 1540 Goodwood (NR). LOSS=2pts


No recommended bets so far this month


T20 Blast quarter-finals (Aug 1-3) - 2pts Glamorgan to beat Lancashire at 17/10 (Boylesports); 1pt century scored in Essex v Warwickshire at 8/1 (888sport, Unibet). Result pending


WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (Jul 31-Aug 3) - 2pts e.w. Keegan Bradley at 28/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Jason Day at 45/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Jason Dufner at 55/1 (Betfair Sportsbook 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Hideki Matsuyama at 50/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Stephen Gallacher to be top European at 50/1 (Boylesports 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). Result pending

Barracuda Championship (Jul 31-Aug 3) - 2pts win Brendan Steele at 25/1 (General); 2pts win Kevin Chappell at 22/1 (Boylesports, Sky Bet); 1pt e.w. Brad Fritsch at 66/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). Result pending


Citi Open (Jul 28-Aug 3) - 1pt e.w. John Isner to win at 12/1 (Betfred, totesport 1/2 1,2); 1pt e.w. Feliciano Lopez to win at 33/1 (General 1/2 1,2). LOSS=4pts

Bet at Home Cup-Kitzbuhel (Jul 28-Aug 3) - 1pt e.w. Andreas Seppi to win at 12/1 (General 1/2 1,2). LOSS=2pts

Rugby League:

Super League/NRL (Aug 2-3) -2pts Titans (+10) to beat Cowboys at 6/5 (bet365). Result pending

Super League (Jul 31-Aug 1) - 2pts handicap double Wigan (-12) & Leeds (-16) at 2.56/1 (Betfred). LOSS=2pts

Formula One:

No recommended bets so far this month


No recommended bets so far this month


Gavin v Bundu (Aug 1) - 1pt Frankie Gavin to win in rounds 9-12 at 10/1 (Ladbrokes). Result pending

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


The Long Game: Cheltenham 2015 - 2pts win Champagne Fever in the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup at 20/1 (bet365, Stan James). Result pending


Royal London One-Day Cup - 1pt e.w. Glamorgan to win the Royal London One-Day Cup at 33/1 (General 1/2 1,2). Result pending

England v India Test series - 5pts over 1.5 draws at 11/10 (Boylesports); 3pts England to win first Test at 8/5 (Stan James); 2pts Che Pujara to be top India batsman in series at 4/1 (bet365). Result pending

NatWest T20 Blast outright - 1pt e.w. Worcestershire to win T20 Blast at 40/1 (Sky Bet, 1/2 1,2); 1.5pts e.w. Luke Wright to be top T20 Blast batsman at 16/1 (general, ¼ 1,2,3,4,5). Result pending

County Championship Division Two outright - 8pts Leicestershire to finish bottom of Division Two at 13/8 (Paddy Power, William Hill); 2pts e.w. Kent to win Division Two at 9/1 (1/5 1,2,3 general); 1pt e.w. Tim Linley to be top Division Two bowler at 25/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4 BetVictor). Result pending

County Championship Division One outright - 3pts Yorkshire to win County Championship Division One at 13/2 (Sky Bet, Boylesports, BetVictor); 1.5pts e.w. Ed Joyce top Division One batsman at 20/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 Sky Bet, Boylesports, Coral); 4pts Nick Compton top Somerset bat at 5/2 (Coral); 3pts Graham Onions top Division One bowler at 9/1 (BetVictor). Result pending

Rugby League:

Ian Millward: NRL outright preview - 5.5pts North Queensland Cowboys to finish in the top eight at 8/11 (William Hill, sportingbet); 1pt North Queensland/Roosters in the name the finalists market at 25/1 (bet365); 1pt Greg Inglis to win the Daily M Medal at 8/1 (General); 1pt Jonathan Thurston to win the Daily M Medal at 10/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to be the top tryscorer at 16/1 (Sky Bet 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Super League outright - 1pt Jamie Peacock to win Man Of Steel at 25/1 (General); 1pt Luke Walsh to win Man Of Steel at 20/1 (Paddy Power); 2pts Ryan Hall to be top tryscorer at 7/1 (Ladbrokes); 4pts St Helens to beat Wigan in season match bet at 5/4 (Betfred); 4pts Hull KR to beat Hull FC in season match bet at 11/8 (William Hill). Result pending


Ryder Cup team specials - 3pts Joost Luiten to make the European Ryder Cup team at 3/1 (bet365). Result pending

2014 Race To Dubai - 3pts Rory McIlroy to win the Race To Dubai at 6/1 (bet365); 3pts Ian Poulter to win the Race To Dubai at 14/1 (General). Result pending

2014 PGA Tour Money List - 1pt e.w. Nick Watney at 100/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3); 1pt e.w. Lee Westwood at 100/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3); 1pt win Rory McIlroy at 20/1 (BetVictor). Result pending


Davis Cup - 3pts e.w. France at 11/2 (Betfred, totesport, 1/2, 1,2); 1pt e.w. Italy at 66/1 (Betfred, totesport, 1/2 1,2); 0.5pt e.w. Kazakhstan at 300/1 (Sky Bet, 1/3 1,2). Result pending

2014 ATP season - 5pts John Isner to finish the season ranked higher than 17.5 at 4/5 (Sky Bet); 1pt John Isner to finish the season ranked inside the top eight at 10/1 (Sky Bet); 6pts Milos Raonic to have highest percentage of 1st serve points won at 3/4 (bwin); 1pt Rafael Nadal to have best percentage of break points saved at 7/1 (Sky Bet); 1pt Florian Mayer to be top German at 20/1 (sportingbet). Result pending

2014 WTA season - 4pts Heather Watson to finish season ranked higher than 72.5 at 7/8 (Unibet, 888sport); 4pts Svetlana Kuznetsova to finish season ranked higher than Maria Kirilenko at 9/10 (sportingbet); 2.5pts Eugenie Bouchard to finish season ranked inside the top 20 at 9/5 (sportingbet). Result pending


Formula One 2014 season specials - 5pts Mercedes to win six or more races at 4/5 (Ladbrokes); 2pts Red Bull to win no grands prix in 2014 at 10/1 (Ladbrokes); 1pt Red Bull to win one grand prix in 2014 at 12/1 (Ladbrokes); 3pts Sebastian Vettel to score under 225.5 season points at 5/6 (Ladbrokes); 3pts Felipe Massa to score over 104.5 season points at 5/6 (Ladbrokes); 3pts Nico Rosberg to score over 190.5 season points at 5/6 (Ladbrokes). Result pending

Formula One 2014 season outright - 10pts Mercedes to win the constructors' championship at 11/10 (totesport, Betfred); 4pts Lewis Hamilton to win the drivers' championship at 5/2 (totesport, Betfred). Result pending