August 2014

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

August fixed-odds running total = +28.44pts

August ante-post running total = 0.00pts

August running total overall = +28.44pts


Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Aug 20) - 1pt win Bogart in 1.55 York at 16/1 (General), 1pt win Blaine in 1.55 York at 25/1 (General), 1pt win Totalize in 4.20 York at 16/1 (General). Result pending

Simon Holt (Aug 20) - 2pts win Kingston Hill in 3.10 York at best morning price. Result pending

Ben Linfoot (Aug 16) - 1pt win Tatlisu in 3.30 Ripon at 11/1, 1pt win Bondesire in 3.30 Ripon at 16/1, 1pt e.w Polski Max in 2.50 Ripon at 20/1, 1pt win Piazon 2.55 Newmarket at 10/1. PROFIT=1pt

Simon Holt (Aug 16) - 2pts win Es Que Love in 3.50 Newbury at best morning price (NR); 2pts win Pastoral Player in 3.15 Newbury at best morning price. LOSS=2pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Aug 9) - 1pt win Chancery in 2.20 Haydock at 14/1 (Ladbrokes); 1pt win Energia Davos in 2.20 Haydock at 18/1 (Sky Bet); 1pt win Educate in 2.55 Haydock at 15/2 (Sky Bet); 1pt win Bantam in 2.05 Ascot at 14/1 (Betfred). PROFIT=15pts

Simon Holt (Aug 9) - 1pt win Swan Song in 1255 Ascot at 11/2 (General); 1pt win Dark Emerald in 1440 Ascot at 13/2 (Sky Bet); 1pt Olivier Peslier to win the Silver Saddle at best morning price. PROFIT=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Aug 2) - 1pt e.w. Sir Maximilian in 3.50 Goodwood at 25/1 (sportingbet, Ladbrokes); 1pt e.w. Hoodna in 3.50 Goodwood at 25/1 (sportingbet, 888sport); 1pt e.w. El Viento in 2.05 Goodwood at 33/1 (Coral). LOSS=6pts

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). LOSS=5pts

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


Thursday Europa League (Aug 20) - 2pts Spurs to beat AEL Limassol to nil at 29/20 (Coral). Result pending

Wednesday Champions League (Aug 20) - 1pt Callum McGregor to score at any time at 100/30 (Ladbrokes). Result pending

Tuesday Champions League (Aug 19) - 2pts Aaron Ramsey to score v Besiktas at 5/2 (Stan James). LOSS=2pts

Monday Premier League (Aug 18) - 3pts Chelsea -1 on the asian handicap at 4/6 (BetVictor); 2pts Chelsea to win and under 2.5 match goals at 9/4 (Sky Bet, William Hill). PROFIT/LOSS=0pts

Sunday Premier League (Aug 17) - 1pt double Manchester City and Liverpool at 1.29/1 (BetBright); 1pt Manchester City -1 on the handicap v Newcastle at 9/5 (Spreadex). PROFIT=3.09pts

Saturday Premier League (Aug 16) - 2pts Hull to beat QPR at 11/5 (Coral); 1pt Erik Lamela to score anytime v West Ham at 3/1 (General); 1pt Stoke to win to nil v Aston Villa at 11/5 (Ladbrokes); 1pt Arsenal to beat Crystal Palace by three or more goals at 2/1 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=1.4pts

Saturday Football League (Aug 16) - 2pts Bury to beat Hartlepool at 13/8 (Coral); 2pts Oxford to beat Mansfield at 12/5 (BetVictor). PROFIT=1.25pts

Weekend Scottish Leagues - 1pt Inverness to beat Motherwell at 14/5 (Boylesports); 2pts Albion to beat Arbroath (draw no bet) at 11/8 (BetVictor). PROFIT=0.8pts

Premier League Relegation - 2pts QPR to be relegated at 2/1 (general); 2pts Aston Villa to be relegated at 3/1 (general); 4pts Burnley to stay up at 11/8 (Sky Bet, Hills and Coral). Result pending

Premier League Golden Boot - 3pts win Olivier Giroud at 22/1 (Betfair Sportsbook 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Raheem Sterling at 66/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Cesc Fabregas at 100/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Premier League outright - 10pts Chelsea to win the Premier League title at 19/10 (Paddy Power, Coral). Result pending

UEFA Super Cup (Aug 12) - 1pt Gareth Bale to score two or more goals v Sevilla at 11/2 (Boylesports). LOSS=1pts

Community Shield (Aug 10) - 2pts over 2.5 goals in the Community Shield at 3/4 (winner, Titanbet). PROFIT=1.5pts

Scottish Leagues (Aug 8 - 10) - 2pts Hearts/Draw in the Double Chance market v Rangers at 6/5 (bet365,BetVictor); 1pt Annan Athletic to beat Albion Rovers at 11/5 (William Hill). PROFIT=1.4pts

Sky Bet Football Leagues (Aug 8-10) - 2pts Fulham to beat Ipswich at 9/5 (Coral, Sky Bet); 2pts Northampton to beat Mansfield at 5/4 (BetVictor). PROFIT=0.5pts

Scottish Leagues ante-post - 4pts Aberdeen to win the Premiership 'without Celtic' at 7/4 (BetVictor, winner, TitanBet); 4pts Dunfermline to win League One at evens (bwin, BetBright); 1pt e.w. Annan to win League Two at 7/1 (General, 1/5 1,2,3). Result pending

Vanarama Conference ante-post - 2pts Barnet to win promotion at 8/1 (Sky Bet, Coral); 1pt e.w. Damian Reeves to be top goalscorer at 66/1 (William Hill, 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

League 2 ante-post - 1pt e.w. Accrington (+26) to win on the handicap at 18/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4); 3pts Accrington to win Group F at 4/1 (Sky Bet); 1pt e.w. Byron Harrison to be top goalscorer at 40/1 (General, 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Adebayo Akinfenwa to be top goalscorer at 50/1 (Coral, 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

League 1 ante-post - 4pts MK Dons to win promotion at 11/2 (General); 4pts Bradford to finish in the top half at 6/4 (General). Result pending

Championship ante-post - 3pts Wigan to win promotion at 10/3 (BetVictor); 2pts Brighton to finish in the top six at 3/1 (BetVictor); 1pt e.w. Federico Macheda to be top goalscorer at 40/1 (Coral, 1/4 1,2,3,4); 0.5pts e.w. Moussa Dembele to be top goalscorer at 125/1 (BetVictor 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending


England v India fifth Test (Aug 15-19) - 2pts England to win fifth Test at 11/8 (bet365); 3pts India's opening partnership to be under 26.5 at 5/6 (Sky Bet, BetVictor). Result pending

England v India fourth Test (Aug 7-11) - 1.5pts Steven Finn to be top England bowler at 4/1 (BetVictor); 1pt Steven Finn to be man of the match at 20/1 (General). VOID

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). LOSS=1pt


The Barclays (Aug 21-24) - 1pt e.w. Webb Simpson at 80/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Brandt Snedeker at 50/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Graham DeLaet at 80/1 (Boylesports 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Hunter Mahan at 50/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Lee Westwood at 80/1 (BetVictor 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). Result pending

Czech Masters (Aug 21-24) - 4pts win Joost Luiten at 14/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Ollie Fisher at 33/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 BetVictor, bet365); 1pt e.w. Steve Webster at 80/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 Coral, BetVictor); 1pt e.w. Rikard Karlberg at 66/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 BetVictor). Result pending

Made In Denmark (Aug 14-17) - 1pt e.w. JB Hansen at 150/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 general); 1pt e.w. Mark Foster at 80/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 general); 1pt e.w. Tyrrell Hatton at 80/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 Ladbrokes, Hills); 1pt e.w. Eddie Pepperell at 125/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 bet365). PROFIT=13.61pts

Wyndham Championship (Aug 14-17) - 5pts win Webb Simpson at 20/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Martin Laird at 66/1 (Betfred, totesport 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Kyle Stanley at 70/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Shawn Stefani at 125/1 (Sky Bet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=11pts

USPGA Championship round four (Aug 10) - 2pts win Rickie Fowler at 11/2 (BetVictor, bet365). LOSS=2pts

USPGA Championship round three two-balls (Aug 9) - 1pt Vijay Singh to win his two-ball at 15/8 (Coral). LOSS=1pt

USPGA Championship round two three-balls (Aug 8) - 1pt double Furyk and Mickelson to win their three-balls at 3.73/1 (Ladbrokes). PROFIT=1.36pt

USPGA Championship round one three-balls (Aug 7) - 2pts Billy Horschel to win his three-ball at evens (General); 1pt Hunter Mahan to win his three-ball at 6/5 (General). PROFIT=3.25pts

USPGA Championship specials (Aug 7-10) - 2pts win Marc Leishman to be top Australasian at 5/1 (General); 1pt e.w. JB Holmes to be top American at 40/1 (BetVictor). LOSS=4pts

USPGA Championship outrights (Aug 7-10) - 2pts win Phil Mickelson at 25/1 (General); 2pts win Bubba Watson at 35/1 (Paddy Power, bet365); 1pt e.w. Chris Kirk at 200/1 (sportingbet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pt e.w. Russell Henley at 400/1 (Coral 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pt e.w. Scott Stallings at 400/1 (Betfair, Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Geoff Ogilvy at 150/1 (bet365, sportingbet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=10pts

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). LOSS=4pts

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). LOSS=6pts


ATP Winston-Salem Open (Aug 18-23) -1pt e.w. Kevin Anderson at 6/1 (Stan James); 0.5pt e.w. Steve Johnson at 25/1 (Stan James, sportingbet); 0.5pt e.w. Yen-Hsun Lu at 33/1 (Stan James, sportingbet). Result pending

ATP Cincinnati (Aug 11-17) - 1pt Grigor Dimitrov to win the Cincinnati Masters at 16/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=1pt

ATP Rogers Cup (Aug 4-10) - 2pts e.w. Roger Federer to win at 5/1 (General). PROFIT=3pts

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 14-17) - 2pts double London & Warrington to cover the handicap at 3/1. PROFIT=6pts

league/26529/9410729/rhinos-to-end-cup-hoodoo>Challenge Cup (Aug 8-10) - 1.5pt double Leeds (-2) and Widnes (+6) at 3/1 (Paddy Power, Ladbrokes). LOSS=1.5pts

NRL (Aug 8-10) - 1pt double South Sydney (+2) and Newcastle (+12) at 3/1 (Stan James). PROFIT=3pts

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

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

Formula One:

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Weekend action (Aug 16) - 4pts Porter v Brook to go the distance at 11/8 (Betfred); 1pt Bika to win on points at 4/1 (General). PROFIT=4.5pts

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

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