April 2014

Profit since start of 2003 until start of current month (April 2014) is +3119.93pts

April fixed-odds running total = +21.10pts

April ante-post running total = -4.00pts

April running total overall = +17.10pts

Racing:

Ben Linfoot's Value Bet (Apr 12) - 1pt e.w. Charles Camoin in 3.30 Newbury at 22/1 (General), 1pt win Yes Tom in 3.50 Ayr at 14/1 (General). LOSS=3pts

Simon Holt: Scottish Grand National (Apr 12) - 2pts win Sam Winner in 3.50 Ayr at 10/1 (General). LOSS=2pts

Ben Linfoot's Value Bet (Apr 5) - 1pt e.w. Alvarado in 4.15 Aintree at 40/1 (bet365 1,2,3,4,5), 1pt e.w Prince De Beauchene in 4.15 Aintree at 25/1 (Coral 1,2,3,4), 1pt win Massinis Trap in 5.10 Aintree at 25/1, 1pt win Strongpoint in 5.10 Aintree at 20/1. PROFIT=5pts

Simon Holt: Grand National (Apr 5) - 1pt e.w. Chance Du Roy in 4.15 Aintree at best morning price (33/1); 1pt e.w. Mr Moonshine in 4.15 Aintree at best morning price. PROFIT=5.25pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet: Aintree Day Two (Apr 4) - 1pt win Big Fella Thanks in 3.40 Aintree at 16/1 (General), 1pt win Tahiti Pearl in 3.40 Aintree at 28/1 (Coral), 1pt win Clondaw Kaempfer in 4.50 Aintree at 16/1 (General). PROFIT=14pts

Simon Holt: Aintree Day Two (Apr 4) - 2pts win Module in 3.05 Aintree at best-morning price (N/R); 1pt e.w. Cedre Bleu in 3.40 Aintree at best-morning price. LOSS=2pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet: Aintree Day One (Apr 3) - 1pt win Hawk High in 2.00 Aintree at 14/1 (General), 1pt win Astracad in 4.15 Aintree at 18/1 (William Hill), 0.5pts e.w Bullet Street in 4.15 Aintree at 50/1 (bet365, Boylesports) (NR), 1pt win Busty Brown in 5.25 Aintree at 9/1 (General), 1pt win Cantlow in 5.25 Aintree at 18/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt: Aintree Day One (Apr 3) - 2pts win First Lieutenant in 2.30 Aintree at 3/1 (general); 1pt win Aurore D'Estruval in 2.00 Aintree at 16/1 (888sport); 1pt win Turn Over Sivola in 4.15 Aintree at 9/1 (bet365 and BetVictor). LOSS=4pts

Football:

Friday Football League (Apr 18) - 1pt Brighton to beat Huddersfield at 23/20 (BetVictor, Sky Bet); 1pt Colchester to beat Oldham at 9/4 (bet365); 1pt Northampton to beat Wycombe at 2/1 (General). Result pending

Wednesday Premier League (Apr 16) - 1pt Everton to beat Crystal Palace by a one-goal margin at 13/5 (Ladbrokes); 1pt James Milner to score at any time v Sunderland at 25/4 (youwin). Result pending

Tuesday Premier League (Apr 15) - 2pts West Ham (+1) on the Asian handicaps at 13/10 (Winner). LOSS=2pts

Sunday Premier League (Apr 13) - 1pt Yaya Toure to score at any time v Liverpool at 11/4 (General); 2pts Chelsea to beat Swansea to nil at 2/1 (Sky Bet, Coral, BetVictor). PROFIT=3pts

Sunday FA Cup (Apr 13) - 1pt Hull and Sheffield United to draw at 11/4 (totesport, Betfred). LOSS=1pts

Saturday FA Cup (Apr 12) - 0.5pt e.w. Lucas Podolski to score first at 6/1 (1/3 the odds anytime scorer with bet365). LOSS=1pt

Saturday Premier League (Apr 12) - 2pts Romelu Lukaku anytime goalscorer v Sunderland at 7/5 (BetVictor), 0.5pt on each of Southampton to beat Cardiff 2-0 and 3-0 at 8/1 & 12/1 (BetVictor), 2pts Stoke to beat Newcastle at 5/4 (Ladbrokes). LOSS=0.5pt

Weekend Football League (Apr 12) - 1pt Blackburn to beat Sheffield Wednesday at 7/4 (General), 1pt Notts County to beat Port Vale at 6/5 (General), 1pt double Scunthorpe and York to win at 3.2/1 (BetVictor). LOSS=0.8pt

Scottish Cup semi-finals (Apr 12/13) - 1pt Dundee United to beat Rangers and both teams to score at 16/5 (William Hill), 1pt Peter Pawlett to score at anytime v St Johnstone at 4/1 (General). PROFIT=2.2pts

Weekend Scottish Professional Football League (Apr 12) - 1pt Dundee (-1) to beat Cowdenbeath at 7/5 (Boylesports, Paddy Power). PROFIT=1.4pts

Thursday Europa League (Apr 9) - 2pts 0-0 HT score in Benfica v AZ at 9/4 (general), 1pt no goalscorer in Juventus v Lyon at 12/1 (Coral). LOSS=3pts

Wednesday Champions League (Apr 9) - 2pts Bayern Munich -2 Asian Handicap at 5/4 (Paddy Power); 1pt draw and under 2.5 goals in Atletico Madrid v Barcelona at 31/10 (Ladbrokes). LOSS=1pt

Tuesday Champions League (Apr 8) - 1pt Robert Lewandowski anytime goalscorer in Dortmund v Real Madrid at 9/4 (Ladbrokes). LOSS=1pt

Midweek Football League (Apr 8) - 1pt Bournemouth to beat Reading at 6/5 (bet365, Boylesports); 1pt Blackburn to beat QPR at 6/4 (general); 1pt Rotherham to beat Sheffield United at 6/4 (general). PROFIT=1.7pts

Monday Premier League (Apr 7) - 1pt Emmanuel Adebayor to win the man of the match award v Sunderland at 6/1 (Betfred). LOSS=1pt

Sunday Premier League (Apr 6) - 2pts Liverpool to score over 2.5 goals v West Ham at 11/8 (Stan James); 1pt Everton and Arsenal to draw at 27/11 (888sport, Unibet). LOSS=3pts

Weekend Scottish Professional Football League (Apr 4-5) - 1pt Ross County to beat Inverness at 13/8 (Betfred); 1pt Dundee United to beat Celtic at 19/4 (BetVictor, 888sport, Unibet); 1pt over 3.5 goals in Dundee United v Celtic at 7/4 (William Hill, Boylesports); 1pt Peterhead (-1) to beat Montrose at 11/8 (Boylesports). LOSS=1.62pts

Saturday Football League (Apr 5) - 1pt Doncaster to beat Birmingham at 29/20 (BetVictor); 1pt Sam Baldock to score anytime v Preston at 2/1 (PaddyPower); 1pt Portsmouth to beat Hartlepool at 13/8 (BetVictor). LOSS=0.37pts

Saturday Premier League (Apr 5) - 1pt Manchester City to beat Southampton 4-2 at 40/1 (Stan James); 1pt Hull and Swansea to draw 1-1 at 6/1 (BetVictor); 3pts Manchester United to beat Newcastle at evens (BetVictor). PROFIT=1pt

Thursday Europa League (Apr 3) - 2pts Lyon in double chance market v Juventus at 23/20 (bet365); 2pts Valencia to beat Basel at 13/10 (Paddy Power). LOSS=4pts

Wednesday Champions League (Apr 2) - 2pts PSG & Real Madrid double at 1.87/1 (General). PROFIT=3.74pts

Tuesday Champions League (Apr 1) - 2pts Arjen Robben to score anytime v Manchester United at 7/4 (Coral). LOSS=2pts

Cricket:

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

Golf:

Maybank Malaysian Open (Apr 17-20) - 1pt e.w. Jin Jeong at 175/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 (Sky Bet, Stan James); 1pt e.w. Nicky Fung at 250/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 (general); 1pt e.w. Anirban Lahiri at 80/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 (Stan James, Ladbrokes); 1pt e.w. Chawalit Plaphol at 225/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 (Stan James). Result pending.

RBC Heritage (Apr 17-20) - 2pts e.w. Luke Donald at 25/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1.5pts e.w. Harris English at 33/1 (Paddy Power 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Billy Horschel at 70/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Stewart Cink at 125/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Kevin Streelman at 66/1 (Paddy Power 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6). Result pending.

Masters R4 (Apr 13) - 2pts Ian Poulter to finish in the top 10 at 15/8 (Stan James, Coral, Sky Bet); 1pt Adam Scott and Jason Day to tie over 18 holes at 8/1 (Coral, Betfred). PROFIT=6pts

Masters R3 (Apr 12) - 1pt e.w. Jonas Blixt at 35/1 (Boylesports 1/5 1,2,3,4); 2.75pts Jamie Donaldson to win his two-ball at 10/11 (Spreadex). PROFIT=5.25pts

Masters R2 (Apr 11) - 2pts John Senden to win his three-ball at 11/8 (BetVictor). PROFIT=2.75pts

Masters R1 (Apr 10) - 1pt Miguel Angel Jimenez to win his three-ball at 12/5 (Coral), 2pts Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano to win his three-ball at 5/4 (General). LOSS=3pts

Masters R1 leader (Apr 10) - 1pt e.w. Miguel Angel Jimenez to lead after round one at 125/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Trevor Immelman to lead after round one at 125/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Francesco Molinari to lead after round one at 125/1 (William Hill, Ladbrokes 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=6pts

Masters outrights (Apr 10-13) - 2pts e.w. Sergio Garcia at 25/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Gary Woodland at 100/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Jason Dufner at 50/1 (Paddy Power 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Hunter Mahan at 45/1 (Paddy Power, Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Rickie Fowler at 66/1 (Paddy Power 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6). PROFIT=5.50pts

NH Collection Open (Apr 3-6) - 1pt e.w. Rikard Karlberg at 66/1 (Stan James, Spreadex, 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Gary Stal at 125/1 (Paddy Power, Spreadex, 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Daniel Im at 150/1 (General, 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Sihwan Kim at 200/1 (General, 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=8pts

Shell Houston Open (Apr 3-6) - 1.5pt e.w. Graham DeLaet at 40/1 (Paddy Power 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Charl Schwartzel at 40/1 (Stan James, Coral 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Louis Oosthuizen at 80/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Kevin Stadler at 125/1 (Coral 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pt e.w. Josh Teater at 200/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt win Phil Mickelson at 28/1 (Stan James, bet365). LOSS=11pts

Tennis:

Monte Carlo Masters (Apr 13-20) - 4pts Novak Djokovic to win at 15/8 (Sky Bet, BetVictor). Result pending

Grand Prix Hassan II (Apr 7-13) - 0.5pt e.w. Victor Hanescu at 50/1 (Sky Bet, BetVictor, Coral). LOSS=1pt

US Clay Court Championship (Apr 7-13) 1pt e.w. Juan Monaco at 10/1 (Coral). LOSS=2pts

Rugby League:

Ian Millward: Weekend Super League & NRL (Apr 11-12) 2pts Leeds (-28) to beat Wakefield at 10/11 (General); 2pts Broncos (-2) & Roosters (-6) handicap win double at 2.82/1. LOSS=0.18pts

Ian Millward: Weekend Challenge Cup - 2pts Hull KR (+10) to beat Warrington at evens (Stan James). PROFIT=2pts

Ian Millward: Weekend NRL - 2.75pts Parramatta (+8) to beat Brisbane at 10/11 (general). PROFIT=2.5pts

Ian Millward: Challenge Cup outright - 5pts win Leeds at 4/1 (general); 1pt e.w. Catalan at 25/1 (1/2 1,2 general). Result pending

Rugby Union:

No recommended bets so far this month.

Motorsport:

Bahrain Grand Prix (Apr 4-6) - 4pts win Lewis Hamilton at 11/10 (totesport, BetVictor, Betfred); 5.5pts Valtteri Bottas to finish in the top six at 10/11 (general); 1pt Valtteri Bottas to finish on the podium at 5/1 (Ladbrokes, Sky Bet, BetVictor); 3pts Nico Hulkenberg to finish in the top six at 7/4 (Sky Bet); 3pts Force India to take a double points-finish at 11/4 (Hills). PROFIT=11.4pts

Boxing:

Pacquiao v Bradley (Apr 12) - 2pts Manny Pacquiao to win via decision or technical decision at 5/4 (General). PROFIT=2.5pts

Braehmer v Maccarinelli (Apr 5) - 2.5pts Juergen Braehmer to win in rounds 7-12 v Enzo Maccarinelli at 12/5 (Paddy Power). LOSS=2.5pts

Darts:

Premier League (Apr 17) - 2pts Gary Anderson to beat Adrian Lewis at 7/4 (BetVictor, Spreadex). Result pending

Premier League (Apr 10) - 3pts win Phil Taylor to beat Adrian Lewis at evens (Betway). PROFIT=3pts

Premier League (Apr 3) - 2.5pts Wes Newton to beat Dave Chisnall at 9/5 (Boylesports, Betfair Sportsbook); 1.5pts over 11.5 legs in Gary Anderson v Peter Wright at 5/4 (Sky Bet). LOSS=0.62pts

Snooker:

No recommended bets so far this month

American Football:

No recommended bets so far this month

Novelty:

No recommended bets so far this month

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

Racing:

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

Football:

Europa League outright - 2pts win Napoli at 10/1 (general); 1pt win Red Bull Salzburg at 33/1 (general); 1pt win AZ Alkmaar at 66/1 (Boylesports). LOSS=4pts

FA Cup outright - 2pts Liverpool to win the FA Cup at 17/2 (youwin); 0.5pt e.w. Hull to win the FA Cup at 100/1 (General, 1/2 1,2). Result pending

Scottish Cup outright - 1pt e.w. Inverness to win the Scottish Cup at 20/1 (Coral, William Hill 1/2 1,2); 1pt e.w. St Johnstone to win the Scottish Cup at 20/1 (General 1/2 1,2). Result pending

Champions League outright - 1pt e.w. Atletico Madrid at 40/1 (General 1/2 1,2), 1pt e.w. Robert Lewandowski to be the top goalscorer at 33/1 (BetVictor 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Scottish League One long term (Sep 7) - 1pt Nicky Clark to be League One top goalscorer at 7/1 (BetVictor). Result pending

Premier League specials - 4pts Chelsea to have the best home record in the Premier League at 21/10 (Ladbrokes); 3pts Swansea to finish above West Brom, Sunderland, Southampton and Fulham at 100/30 (Coral); 3pt double Swansea to finish above Southampton and Man City to finish above Man United at 2.35/1 (Paddy Power). Result pending

Premier League relegation - 4pts Crystal Palace and Hull to both go down at 6/4 (BetVictor); 5pts Crystal Palace to finish bottom at 13/5 (Coral). Result pending

Premier League Golden Boot - 2pts e.w. Roberto Soldado at 20/1 (General, 1/4 1,2,3,4); 2pts e.w. Alvaro Negredo at 28/1 (sportingbet, 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Wilfried Bony at 50/1 (General, 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Premier League outright - 5pts Chelsea to win the Premier League at 5/2 (Betway). Result pending

Scottish Championship/League One/League Two outright - 1pt e.w. Queen of the South in the Championship at 6/1 (bet365, BetVictor, Paddy Power); 1pt e.w. Raith at 12/1 in the Championship at 14/1 (BetVictor, 1/5 1,2,3); 2pts Brechin in League One (without Rangers) at 7/2 (BetVictor); 1pt e.w. Montrose in League Two at 20/1 (BetVictor, 1/5 1,2,3). Result pending

Skrill Premier outright - 1pt e.w. Richard Brodie to be top goalscorer at 40/1 (Coral 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Scottish Premiership outright - 2pts Partick Thistle to finish bottom at 6/1 (BetVictor, Coral); 2pts Motherwell to win 'without Celtic' at 3/1 (General); 1pt Ross County (+42) to win in the handicap betting at 9/1 (Betfred); 1pt David Goodwillie to be top scorer at 16/1 (Paddy Power, Coral); 0.5pt e.w. James McFadden to be top scorer at 50/1 (General, 1/3, 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Sky Bet League 2 outright - 3pts Fleetwood to win the title at 8/1 (Betway); 2pts Bristol Rovers to win promotion at 7/2 (Sky Bet, BetVictor, bet365); 2pts Bury to be relegated at 9/1 (bet365, bwin, 188bet); 1pt e.w. Marc Richards to be top goalscorer at 20/1 (Betfred, totesport, 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Sky Bet League 1 outright - 3pts Brentford to win Sky Bet League 1 at 10/1 (Boylesports); 3pts Bristol City to gain promotion at 7/2 (Paddy Power, Coral); 1.5pts e.w. Sam Baldock to be top goalscorer at 18/1 (Sky Bet 1/4 1,2,3,4). Result pending

Sky Bet Championship outright - 3pts Bolton to win the Sky Bet Championship at 9/1 (General); 2.5pts Ipswich to gain promotion at 7/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Adam Le Fondre to be top goalscorer at 14/1 (Ladbrokes 1/4 1,2,3,4); 2.75pts Yeovil to stay up at 10/11 (Sky Bet, BetVictor). Result pending

The Long Game: Premier League 2013/14 - 1pt West Brom to be relegated at 10/1 (BetVictor). Result pending

The Long Game: World Cup 2014 - 3pts Germany to win the World Cup at 6/1 (General). Result pending

Long Game: Conference - 3pts Barnet to finish in the top five at 3/1 (BetVictor); 1pt Gateshead to finish in the top five at 5/1 (BetVictor); 1pt Gateshead to win promotion at 25/1 (Sky Bet, William Hill). Result pending

Cricket:

2014 World Twenty20 (pre-second round) - 2pts e.w. Sri Lanka to win World Twenty20 at 11/2 (1/2 1,2 Stan James, Coral, Betway); 1pt e.w. Brendon McCullum to be top tournament batsman at 33/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4 Betfred, Paddy Power). PROFIT=14.5pts

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

Rugby Union:

Aviva Premiership outright - 4pts Harlequins to finish in the top two at 9/4 (Sky Bet, Paddy Power); 2pts e.w. Gloucester (+11) to win on the handicap at 10/1 (sportingbet). Result pending

Golf:

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

The Long Game: US Masters 2014 - 0.5pt e.w. Bill Haas at 100/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5, BetVictor), 0.25pt e.w. Marc Leishman at 200/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 BetVictor). Result pending

Tennis:

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

Motorsport:

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

Darts:

Premier League Darts outright - 2pts Adrian Lewis to throw the most 180s at 5/2 (General); 2pts Dave Chisnall to finish bottom at 5/1 (Boylesports); 2pts Peter Wright to finish in the top four at 2/1 (General). Result pending