July 2014

Profit since start of 2003 until start of current month (July 2014) is +3030.69pts

July fixed-odds running total = -63.55pts

July ante-post running total = +1.00pts

July running total overall = -62.55pts


Value Bet, Saturday Action (Jul 19) - 1pt e.w Magical Memory in 3.50 Newbury at 20/1 (General). LOSS=2pts

Simon Holt, Saturday Action (Jul 19) - 2pts win Tiggy Wiggy in the 3.50 at Newbury at 5/1 (Hills), 2pts win Naadirr in the 3.15 at Newbury at 10/1 (Coral, Ladbrokes), 1pt each-way Lustrous in the 5.45 at the Curragh at 12/1 (general). PROFIT=6pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet, Saturday Action (Jul 12) - 1pt win Gregorian in 3.50 Newmarket at 20/1 (Betfair Sportsbook); 1pt win Jack Dexter in 3.50 Newmarket at 25/1 (Boylesports); 1pt e.w. Hoodna in 3.15 Newmarket at 20/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Zain Eagle in 2.55 York at 20/1 (General). PROFIT=4pts

Simon Holt, Saturday Action (Jul 12) - 2pts win Noozhoh Canarias in 3.50 Newmarket at best morning price; 1pt win Horsted Keynes in 3.15 Newmarket at best morning price (NR); 1pt win Tahira in 2.55 York at best morning price. LOSS=3pts

Simon Holt, Friday Action (Jul 11) - 2pts win Rizeena in 2.40 Newmarket at 9/2 (General); 1pt win Etaab in 1.40 Newmarket at best morning price - N/R; 2pts win High Celebrity in 2.10 Newmarket at evens (Paddy Power). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt, Thursday Action (Jul 10) - 2pts win Arab Spring in 2.40 Newmarket at 7/4 (Betfair Sportsbook); 2pts win Ivawood in 2.10 Newmarket at 7/2 (Betfred, bet365). PROFIT=5pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet, Saturday Action (Jul 5) - 1pt win Lyn Valley in 240 Sandown at 14/1 (William Hill), 1pt e.w Open Eagle in 330 Haydock at 33/1 (Paddy Power, bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4), 1pt win Quiz Mistress in 330 Haydock at 16/1 (Coral). LOSS=4pts

Simon Holt, Saturday Action (Jul 5) - 2pts win The Fugue in 3.50 Sandown at best-morning price, 1pt win Mighty Yar in 3.30 Haydock at best-morning price. LOSS=2pts


Germany v Argentina (Jul 13) - 1pt draw/Argentina in HT/FT betting at 7/1 (Paddy Power). LOSS=1pt

Brazil v Netherlands (Jul 12) - 1pt Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to score two or more goals v Brazil at 16/1 (Betfair Sportsbook). VOID

Argentina v Netherlands (Jul 9) - 1.25pts Argentina to beat Netherlands at 29/20 (General); 0.25pts Argentina to win in extra-time at 10/1 (winner); 0.5pts Gonzalo Higuain to score first at 7/1 (General). LOSS=2pts

World Cup games (Jul 5) - 2pts Netherlands to beat Costa Rica to nil at 11/8 (totesport); 1pt under 1.5 goals in Argentina v Belgium at 2/1 (William Hill). PROFIT/LOSS=0pts

World Cup games (Jul 4) - 2pts half-time score to be 0-0 in France v Germany at 13/8 (Paddy Power); 2pts Colombia in double chance market v Brazil at evens (Coral and Sky Bet). LOSS=4pts

World Cup games (Jul 1) 2pts Javier Mascherano to be shown a card v Switzerland at 7/2 (Sky Bet); 1.5pts USA to beat Belgium at 10/3 (Betfred, totesport). LOSS=3.5pts


Friday T20 Blast (Jul 18) - 2pts Kent to have highest opening partnership v Somerset at evens (General). LOSS=2pts

England v India second Test (Jul 17-21) - 2pts Joe Root to be top England bat in second Test at 5/1 (Boylesports, Stan James, William Hill). LOSS=2pts

Friday T20 Blast (Jul 11) - 2.75pts Sussex to beat Kent at 8/11 (General); 1pt double Lancashire and Worcestershire at 1.7/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=3.75pts

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

Friday T20 Blast (Jul 4) - 2pts Gloucestershire to beat Sussex at 6/4 (Sportingbet). PROFIT=3pts


RBC Canadian Open (Jul 24-27) - 1pt e.w. Jhonattan Vegas at 125/1 (Coral, Betfair, Boylesports 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Sean O'Hair at 300/1 (Betfair 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Chad Campbell at 100/1 (Coral, Spreadex 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Johnson Wagner at 150/1 (Ladbrokes 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pt e.w. Steve Marino at 300/1 (Spreadex, Betfair 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 0.5pt e.w. Will Wilcox at 200/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). Result pending

M2M Russian Open (Jul 24-27) - 1pt e.w. Matthew Nixon at 25/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 Ladbrokes); 1pt e.w. Craig Lee at 40/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 Ladbrokes); 1pt e.w. Adam Gee at 66/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 BetVictor, Ladbrokes). Result pending

Open Championship R4 (Jul 20) - 5pts Rory McIlroy to beat Rickie Fowler at 20/21 (bet365). LOSS=5pts

Open Championship R3 (Jul 19) - 2pts Stephen Gallacher to be top Scottish player at 6/4 (General). PROFIT=3pts

Open Championship R2 (Jul 18) - 1pt Rory McIlroy to beat Jordan Spieth and Hideki Matsuyama at 5/4 (Stan James, Boylesports), 1pt Jason Dufner to beat Adam Scott and Justin Rose at 16/5 (Stan James). PROFIT=0.25pts

Open Championship R1 (Jul 17) - 1pt double Marc Warren and Pablo Larrazabal at 3.1/1 (Betfair Sportsbook); 1pt Todd Hamilton to beat Nick Faldo and David Hearn at 11/4 (Stan James). PROFIT=0.05pts

Open Championship specials (Jul 17-20) - 3pts win Thongchai Jaidee to be Top Asian at 6/1 (Ladbrokes, BetVictor); 1pt e.w. Jimmy Walker to be the Top American at 33/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Oliver Fisher to be Top GB & Ireland at 80/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Darren Clarke to be Top GB & Ireland at 100/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4); 0.5pt e.w. Bradley Neil to lead after round one at 300/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pt e.w. Matthew Baldwin to lead after round one at 200/1 (Betfred 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=11pts

Open Championship outrights (Jul 17-20) - 1pt e.w. Jim Furyk at 66/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Brandt Snedeker at 66/1 (Coral 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 2pts e.w. Graeme McDowell at 28/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Dustin Johnson at 40/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pt e.w. Brendan Steele at 350/1 (Boylesports 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6). PROFIT=6.5pts

John Deere Classic (Jul 10-13) - 1pt e.w. Troy Merritt at 200/1 (Spreadex 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Kevin Streelman at 50/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Ben Martin at 55/1 (bet365, BetVictor 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Patrick Rodgers at 100/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Kyle Stanley at 150/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=10pts.

Scottish Open (Jul 10-13) - 2pts e.w. Luke Donald at 28/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Chris Wood at 70/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Joost Luiten at 50/1 (Coral, sportingbet 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Daan Huizing at 400/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6). LOSS=10pts.

Greenbrier Classic (Jul 3-6) - 1pt e.w. Daniel Summerhays at 50/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 General); 1pt e.w Pat Perez at 100/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 General); 1pt e.w. Brian Harman at 100/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 General); 1pt e.w. Tommy Gainey at 200/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 Spreadex). LOSS=8pts

Open de France (Jul 3-6) - 3pts win Jamie Donaldson at 25/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Simon Dyson at 45/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 bet365, Sky Bet); 1pt e.w. Robert-Jan Derksen at 100/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6 Stan James); 1pt e.w. Robert-Jan Derksen to be first round leader at 80/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4 Stan James). LOSS=9pts


Vegeta Croatia Open (Jul 21-27) - 1pt e.w. Lukas Rosol in the Vegeta Croatia Open at 16/1 (BetVictor). Result pending

bet-at-home Open (Jul 14-20) - 1pt e.w. Santiago Giraldo at 50/1 (Betfred); 1pt e.w. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at 50/1 (bet365). LOSS=4pts

Claro Open (Jul 14-20) - 1pt Ivo Karlovic to win the Copa Claro Open at 6/1 (BetVictor, Ladbrokes, bet365). LOSS=1pt

Skistar Swedish Open (Jul 7-13) - 1pt e.w. Jiri Vesely at 40/1 (Betfred). LOSS=2pts

Hall of Fame Championships (Jul 7-13) 0.5pt e.w. Jimmy Wang at 50/1 (Betfred). LOSS=1pt

MercedesCup (Jul 7-13)1pt e.w. Roberto Bautista Agut at 7/1 (BetVictor). PROFIT=10.5pts

Rugby League:

Weekend Super League/NRL (Jul 17-20) - 2pts Huddersfield (-16) & Hull KR (-2) win double at 2.82/1 (bet365). LOSS=2pts

Weekend Super League/NRL (Jul 10-13) - 1pt double Leeds (-16) and Castleford (-8) at 2.65/1 (General); 1pt double Hull (+6) and Catalans (+6) at 2.65/1 (Sky Bet); 2pts Parramatta Eels (+10) to beat New Zealand Warriors at 11/10 (Ladbrokes). LOSS=0.35pt

State of Origin III (Jul 9) - 2.75pt Queensland -4 at 10/11 (General); 1pt Darius Boyd first tryscorer at 10/1 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=1.5pts

Weekend Super League/NRL (Jul 3-6) -2.75pts Huddersfield (-12) to beat Salford at 10/11 (Betfred). LOSS=2.75pts

Formula One:

Hungarian Grand Prix (Jul 25-27) - 7.5pts Lewis Hamilton to win at 4/5 (Bwin); 2pts Daniel Ricciardo to win without Mercedes at 3/1 (Paddy Power, Ladbrokes); 1.5pts Sebastian Vettel to win without Mercedes at 9/2 (Paddy Power). Result pending

German Grand Prix (Jul 18-20) - 0.5pt Nico Hulkenberg to finish on the podium at 18/1 (Ladbrokes); 0.5pt Sergio Perez to finish on the podium at 25/1 (William Hill, Betfred, BetVictor); 2pts Hulkenberg to finish in the top six at 7/4 (BetVictor, Ladbrokes); 2pts Perez to finish in the top six at 4/1 (BetVictor). LOSS=5pts

British Grand Prix (Jul 4-6) - 5.5pts Lewis Hamilton to win the race at 8/11 (Paddy Power, William Hill); 2pts Daniel Ricciardo to win without Mercedes at 7/2 (Stan James); 4pts more than 17.5 classified finishers at evens (William Hill). LOSS=2pts


World Matchplay (Jul 19-27) - 1pt e.w. Stephen Bunting to win World Matchplay at 50/1 (Coral); 2pts e.w. James Wade to win World Matchplay at 16/1 (General). Result pending


Alvarez v Lara (Jul 12) - 2pts Alvarez to beat Lara by decision or technical decision at 6/4 (General). PROFIT=3pts

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


World Cup England specials - 1pt e.w. Phil Jagielka to be top England goalscorer at 80/1 (William Hill, 1/3 1,2); 2pts Manchester City to be top scoring Premier League team at 4/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=4pts

World Cup specials - 1pt France to concede the fewest goals at 24/1 (888sport); 1pt Greece to concede the fewest goals at 20/1 (Boylesports); 1pt Chile v Australia to be the highest scoring group game at 33/1 (Paddy Power); 1pt Group F to be the highest scoring at 5/1 (Coral, bet365); 1pt Group B to be the highest scoring at 5/1 (General). PROFIT=1pt

World Cup top scorer - 1pt e.w. Ciro Immobile at 100/1 (Coral, Paddy Power, 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Carlos Bacca at 125/1 (Coral, 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Alexis Sanchez at 66/1 (General, 1/4 1,2,3,4); 2pts Asamoah Gyan to be top scorer for Ghana at 7/2 (888sport). LOSS=3.5pts

World Cup outright - 5pts Brazil to win the World Cup at 3/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Portugal to win the World Cup at 28/1 (General). LOSS=7pts

The Long Game: World Cup 2014 - 3pts Germany to win the World Cup at 6/1 (General). PROFIT=18pts


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


Wimbledon ladies' outright - 1.5pts e.w. Agnieszka Radwanska to win the title at 16/1 (General); 1pt Sloane Stephens to win the fourth quarter at 8/1 (BetVictor, Coral); 0.5pt Flavia Pennetta to win the fourth quarter at 25/1 (Ladbrokes); 1pt no British women to reach the second round at 7/1 (William Hill). LOSS=5.5pts

Wimbledon men's outright - 1.5pts e.w. Roger Federer at 6/1 (Boylesports 1/2 1,2); 1pt Philipp Kohlschreiber to win the fourth quarter at 14/1 (General). PROFIT=2pts

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