Sporting Life tipping record for March 2017

A look at how our recommended bets performed in March 2017.

March fixed-odds total = -61.28pts

March ante-post total = +5.00pts

March overall total = -56.28pts


Tip of the day (Mar 31) - 1pt win Quids In in 2.20 Wetherby at 10/3 (General). VOID

Tip of the day (Mar 30) - 1pt win Shamaash in 4.55 Wolverhampton at 11/4 (General). PROFIT=2.75pts

Tip of the day (Mar 29) -  1pt win Escalating in 8.25 Kempton at 11/4 (General). LOSS=1pt

Tip of the day (Mar 28) - 1pt win Dark Destroyer in 3.20 Wolverhampton at 11/4 (Ladbrokes) PROFIT=2.75pts

Tip of the day (Mar 27) - 1pt win Beau Du Brizais in 3.00 Plumpton at 6/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

Matt Brocklebank (Mar 25) - 1pt win Grand Turina in 3.00 Newbury at 11/1 (General); 1pt win Casino Markers in 2.25 Newbury at 12/1 (General). LOSS=2pts

Simon Holt (Mar 25) - 2pts win Limato in 2.00 Meydan at 5/2 (General); 1pt win Big River in 2.40 Kelso at best morning price; 1pt win Aqua Dude in 2.25 Newbury at best morning price. PROFIT=1.5pts

Tip of the day (Mar 24) - 0.5pt e.w Sykes in 3.40 Newbury at 9/1 (1,2 1/4 BetBright). LOSS=1pt

Tip of the day (Mar 23) - 1pt win Big Meadow in 3.15 Chepstow at 6/4 (General). LOSS=1pt

Tip of the day (Mar 22) -  1pt win Oscars Boss in 2.20 Warwick at 11/4. LOSS=1pt 

Tip of the day (Mar 21) - 1pt win Sigurd in 3.25 Wetherby at 11/2. LOSS=1pt

Tip of the day (Mar 20) - 1pt win Ballycoe in 2.40 Southwell at 3/1. VOID (NR)

Matt Brocklebank (Mar 18) - 1pt win Spookydooky in 3.35 Uttoxeter at 12/1 (General); 1pt win Keep In Line in 2.40 Kempton at 20/1 (General). LOSS=2pts

Simon Holt (Mar 18) -  1pt e.w. Gonalston Cloud in 3.35 Uttoxeter at best morning price; 1pt win American in 2.25 Uttoxeter at best morning price (3/1 General); 1pt win Ballyboley in 3.15 Kempton at best morning price. PROFIT/LOSS=0pts

Ben Linfoot (Mar 17) - 1pt win Wait For Me in 2.10 Cheltenham at 20/1 (General), 1pt e.w. Vosne Romanee in 2.10 Cheltenham at 33/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4), 1pt win I Shot The Sheriff in 4.50 Cheltenham at 20/1 (General), 1pt win Tommy Silver in 4.50 Cheltenham at 20/1 (General). LOSS=5pts

Simon Holt (Mar 17) -  2pts win Cue Card in 3.30 Cheltenham at best morning price; 1pt win North Hill Harvey in 2.10 Cheltenham at best morning price; 1pt win Dadsintrouble in 4.50 Cheltenham at best morning price. LOSS=4pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Mar 16) - 1pt win Rocklander in 2.10 Cheltenham at 25/1 (General), 1pt win Electric Concorde in 2.10 Cheltenham at 25/1 (General), 1pt win Sub Lieutenant in 2.50 Cheltenham at 8/1 (General), 1pt win Ballyoptic in 3.30 Cheltenham at 16/1 (General), 1pt e.w. Un Ace in 4.10 Cheltenham at 40/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4). LOSS=6pts

Simon Holt (Mar 16) - 2pts win Un De Sceaux 2.50 Cheltenham at best morning price, 1pt win Jezki in 3.30 Cheltenham at best morning price, 1pt e.w. Potters Legend in 5.30 Cheltenham at best morning price. PROFIT=8pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Mar 15) - 0.5pt e.w. Brelade in 1.30 Cheltenham at 33/1, 1pt win Royal Vacation in 2.10 Cheltenham at 12/1, 1pt win Taquin Du Seuil in 2.50 Cheltenham at 22/1, 0.5pt e.w. Carrig Cathal in 2.50 Cheltenham at 40/1, 1pt e.w. Dino Velvet in 4.50 Cheltenham at 25/1. LOSS=5pts

Simon Holt (Mar 15) - 2pts win Might Bite in 2.10 Cheltenham at best morning price (4/1); 1pt win Peregrine Run in 2.50 Cheltenham at best morning price; 1pt win Sausalito Sunrise in 4.10 Cheltenham at best morning price. PROFIT=6pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Mar 14)  - 1pt e.w. Go Conquer in 2.50 Cheltenham at 33/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4 Ladbrokes, Coral), 1pt e.w. Vic De Touzaine in 2.50 Cheltenham at 40/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4 General), 1pt win Its'afreebee in 5.30 Cheltenham at 10/1 (William Hill, BetVictor), 1pt win Double W's in 5.30 Cheltenham at 16/1 (General). LOSS=6pts

Simon Holt (Mar 14) -  2pts win Yanworth in 3.30 Cheltenham at 3/1 (General); 1pt win Ballyandy in 1.30 Cheltenham at 7/2 (General); 1pt e.w. Dancing Shadow in 4.50 Cheltenham at 25/1 (General 1,2,3,4 1/5); 1pt win Singlefarmpayment in 2.50 Cheltenham at 8/1 (Ladbrokes). LOSS=6pts

Irish Eyes (Mar 14-16) -  4pts win Limini in OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at 5/4 (Sky Bet); 1pt win Tombstone in Coral Cup at  5/1 (General); 2pts win Yorkhill, JLT Novices’ Chase at 6/4 (General). LOSS=2pts

Tip of the day (Mar 13) - 0.5pt each-way on Bold Duke, 4.30 Chepstow, at 14/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Mar 11) - 1pt win Wylde Magic in 1.50 Sandown at 25/1 (General), 1pt win Not Another Muddle in 3.00 Sandown at 8/1 (General), 1pt win Kayf Blanco in 3.00 Sandown at 10/1 (General). LOSS=3pts

Simon Holt (Mar 11) -  1pt win London Prize in 3.00 Sandown at 9/1 (General); 1pt win Nimr in 2.05 Wolverhampton at 5/1 (General); 2pts win Yuften in 3.15 Wolverhampton at 5/1 (StanJames). PROFIT=12pts

Tip of the day (Mar 10) - 1pt Artifice Sivola in the 4.15 Sandown at 5/2 (General). LOSS=1pt

Tip of the day (Mar 9) - 1pt Whosyourhousemate in 4.30 Southwell at 13/8 (William Hill) Non-runner. VOID

Tip of the day (Mar 8) - 1pt Noble Deed in 6.15 Kempton at 9/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

Ante-post Imperial Cup (Mar 11) - 2pts win Golden Spear at 9/2 (Sky Bet). LOSS=2pts

Tip of the day (Mar 7) - 1pt Mister Big in 4.50 Exeter at 10/3 (General). LOSS=1pt

Tip of the day (Mar 6) - 1pt e.w. Powred in 4.40 Wolverhampton at 13/2 (Sky Bet, Coral, 1/5 1,2,3,4). LOSS=2pts

Ben Linfoot Value Bet (Mar 4) - 1pt win Markov in 1.50 Doncaster at 7/1 (General), 1pt win O Maonlai in 3.15 Newbury at 11/1 (Stan James). LOSS=2pts

Tip of the day (Mar 3) - 2pts win Beggars Cross in 3.50 Newbury at 7/2 (General). LOSS=2pts

Tip of the day (Mar 2) - 1pt win Earth Lady in 5.15 Taunton at 4/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

Tip of the day (Mar 1) - 1pt e.w. Jubilee Brig in 6.00 Newcastle at 18/1 (William Hill). PROFIT=2.6pts


Tuesday international friendlies (Mar 28) - 1pt draw in Republic of Ireland v Iceland at 23/10 (sportingbet); 1pt Isco to score anytime in France v Spain at 6/1 (bet365). LOSS=2pts

Sunday World Cup qualifiers (Mar 26) - 1pt first half to have the most goals in England v Lithuania at 23/10 (Coral); 1pt double Scotland v Slovenia and Northern Ireland v Norway to both have under 2.5 total goals at 23/10 (sportingbet). PROFIT=1.3pts

Saturday EFL (Mar 25) - 2pts Stevenage to beat Cambridge at 23/10 (General). LOSS=2pts

Friday World Cup qualifiers (Mar 24) - 1pt Wales to beat Republic of Ireland at 23/10 (General). LOSS=1pt

Wednesday international friendlies (Mar 22) - 1pt Dele Alli first goalscorer in Germany v England at 12/1 (bet365); 2pts Leigh Griffiths anytime goalscorer in Scotland v Canada at 6/4 (bet365). LOSS=3pts

Weekend LaLiga (Mar 18-19) - 1pt Real Madrid to win from behind v Athletic Bilbao at 8/1 (Sky Bet); 3pts Atletico Madrid to win to nil v Sevilla at 15/8 (Paddy Power). LOSS=4pts

Sunday Premier League (Mar 19) - 2pts Liverpool to beat Manchester City at 3/1 (Betfred, Unibet). LOSS=2pts

Saturday Premier League (Mar 18) -  2pts Arsenal to score under 1.5 goals v West Brom at 11/10 (Betfair Sportsbook); 1pt Stoke/Draw double chance v Chelsea at 16/11 (888sport); 1pt Leicester to beat West Ham at 12/5 (Betfair Sportsbook); 1pt Benik Afobe to score anytime v Swansea at 2/1 (General). PROFIT=5.6pts

Saturday EFL (Mar 18) - 2pts Fleetwood to beat AFC Wimbledon at 11/10 (General). LOSS=2pts

Thursday Europa League (Mar 16) - 1pt double Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score in a Man Utd win & Lukasz Teodorczuk to score in an Anderlecht win at 3.36/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=1pt

Wednesday Champions League (Mar 15) - 1pt Manchester City to keep a clean sheet v Monaco at 9/2 (bet365). LOSS=1pt

Tuesday Champions League (Mar 14) - 1pt double both teams to score in Leicester v Sevilla and first Juventus goal v Porto in under 43 minutes at 1.96/1 (bet365). LOSS=1pt

Monday FA Cup (Mar 13) - 1pt Chelsea to score in both halves v Manchester United at 23/10 (BoyleSports). LOSS=1pt

Sunday Premier League (Mar 12) - 1pt Joey Barton to be shown a card at 85/40 (BetVictor); 1pt Philippe Coutinho to score anytime at 13/10 (32Red). PROFIT=1.12pts

Sunday FA Cup (Mar 12) - 0.5pts Tottenham to beat Millwall in extra-time at 12/1 (William Hill); 0.5pts Millwall to beat Tottenham in extra-time at 90/1 (Sky Bet); 0.5pts Tottenham to beat Millwall on penalties at 30/1 (Paddy Power); 0.5pts Millwall to beat Tottenham on penalties at 33/1 (William Hill). LOSS=2pts

Saturday Premier League (Mar 11) - 1pt Andy Carroll to score anytime v Bournemouth at 15/8 (bet365); 1pt Hull to score no goals v Swansea at 13/5 (Stan James). LOSS=2pts

Saturday EFL (Mar 11) - 2pts Huddersfield to beat Brentford at 13/8 (BetVictor, Marathon Bet). PROFIT=3.25pts

Saturday FA Cup (Mar 11) - 1pt David Silva to score anytime v Middlesbrough at 10/3 (Betway): 1pt Lincoln to beat Arsenal at 40/1 (Stan James); 2pts Lincoln (+3) to beat Arsenal at 29/20 (Coral). PROFIT=0.33pts

Thursday Europa League (Mar 9) - 1pt no goalscorer in Rostov v Man Utd at 15/2 (William Hill); 1pt Davy Klaasen to score v Copenhagen at 7/2 (32Red); 1pt Monchengladbach to beat Schalke at 12/5 (bet365, Betfair). LOSS=3pts

Wednesday Champions League (Mar 8) -  1pt PSG to win from behind v Barcelona at 21/1 (BetVictor). LOSS=1pt

Wednesday Premier League (Mar 8) - 1pt Manchester City to beat Stoke and both teams to score at 37/20. LOSS=1pt

Tuesday Champions League (Mar 7) - 3pts Bayern's first goal to come before 41 minutes at 5/6 (bet365); 1pt Granit Xhaka to be carded at 2/1 (888sport, Unibet, 32Red). LOSS=1pt

Monday Premier League (Mar 6) - 1pt Chelsea to beat West Ham to nil at 15/8 (BetVictor). LOSS=1pt

Sunday Premier League (Mar 5) - 2pts Everton/Draw in Double Chance market v Tottenham at 27/20 (32Red); 1pt Manchester City to score over 1.5 goals in the first half v Sunderland at 41/20 (Betstars). LOSS=3pts

Weekend LaLiga (Mar 4) - 1pt Real Madrid to beat Eibar and both teams to score and Barcelona to beat Celta Vigo and both teams to score at 5.38/1 (Betway). LOSS=1pt

Saturday EFL (Mar 4) - 2pts Shrewsbury to beat Coventry at 13/10 (betway); 1pt Morecambe to beat Blackpool at 4/1 (BetBright). LOSS=3pts

Saturday Premier League (Mar 4) - 1pt Kamil Grosicky to score anytime v Leicester at 11/2 (Betway); 2pts Stoke to beat Middlesbrough at evens (Stan James, BoyleSports, Bet Stars); 1pt Watford to beat Southampton at 11/4 (Marathon Bet); 1pt Chris Brunt to score anytime v Crystal Palace at 11/2 (bet365); 1pt over 4.5 goals in Liverpool v Arsenal at 5/1 (Paddy Power). LOSS=-2pts

Wednesday LaLiga (Mar 1) - 2pt double Lionel Messi to score two or more goals and Real Madrid to win to nil at 4.15/1 (William Hill). LOSS=2pts

Wednesday FA Cup (Mar 1) - 1pt Man City to beat Huddersfield 2-0 at 7/1 (William Hill). LOSS=1pt


Puerto Rico Open (Mar 23-26) - 1pt e.w. Fabian Gomez at 110/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 bet365); 1pt e.w. Tyrone Van Aswegen at 80/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 Sky Bet, Betfred); 1pt e.w. Jonathan Byrd at 125/1 (1/4 1,2,3,4,5 bet365, Betfred). LOSS=6pts

WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (Mar 22-26) - 3pts win Jason Day at 16/1 (General); 1pt e.w. Louis Oosthuizen at 55/1 (Betfred, bet365, Stan James, 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Zach Johnson at 100/1 (General, 1/4 1,2,3,4); 1pt e.w. Brandt Snedeker at 50/1 (General, 1/4 1,2,3,4). LOSS=9pts

Arnold Palmer Invitational (Mar 16-19) - 1pt e.w. David Lingmerth at 150/1 (Stan James, 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 2.5pts e.w. Justin Rose at 20/1 (Stan James, 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Billy Horschel at 100/1 (Coral, 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Kevin Kisner at 66/1 (Stan James, 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pt e.w. Roberto Castro at 250/1 (BoyleSports, 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6). PROFIT=5.5pts

Valspar Championship (Mar 9-12) - 1pt e.w. Ollie Schniederjans at 80/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Bud Cauley at 150/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Jim Furyk at 80/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Russell Henley at 80/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Robert Garrigus at 150/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,6); 0.5pt e.w. Bryson DeChambeau at 350/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5). LOSS=11pts

Hero Indian Open (Mar 9-12) -  1pt e.w. Kiradech Aphibarnrat at 28/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Paddy Power); 1pt e.w. Prom Meesawat at 80/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6 BoyleSports); 1pt e.w. Nacho Elvira at 50/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Coral); 1pt e.w. Max Kieffer at 50/1 (1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Paddy Power). LOSS=8pts

WGC-Mexico Championship (Mar 2-5) - 1pt e.w. Danny Willett at 125/1 (General 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt e.w. Tommy Fleetwood at 200/1 (Paddy Power 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6); 1pt e.w. Matt Fitzpatrick at 125/1 (Stan James 1/4 1,2,3,4,5); 1pt Kevin Na in top-five and top-10 markets at 25/1 (Coral) and 10/1 (General). PROFIT=33pts

Tshwane Open (Mar 2-5) - 1pt e.w Erik van Rooyen at 125/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Paul Dunne at 50/1 (Coral 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7); 1pt e.w. Tjaart van der Walt at 175/1 (bet365 1/4 1,2,3,4,5,). PROFIT=1.33pts


West Indies v England ODI series (Mar 3-9) - 2pts West Indies to win ODI series v England at 4/1 (Stan James); 1pt Moeen Ali top England series bowler at 7/1 (Ladbrokes); 1pt Ashley Nurse top West Indies series bowler at 5/1 (Ladbrokes). PROFIT=2pts


ATP Miami Open (Mar 22-Apr 2) - 1pt e.w. David Goffin at 45/1 (BetVictor); 1pt e.w. Grigor Dimitrov at 16/1 (General); 0.5pt e.w. Dominic Thiem at 28/1 (Stan James); 0.5pt e.w. Fernando Verdasco at 125/1 (Coral. BetStars). LOSS=6pts

ATP BNP Paribas Open (Mar 9-19) - 0.5pt e.w. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win at 50/1 (bet365, BetVictor); 0.5pt e.w. Jack Sock to win at 150/1 (Stan James); 0.5pt e.w. John Isner to win at 150/1 (Stan James, Paddy Power); 0.5pt e.w. Roberto Bautista Agut to win at 100/1 (bet365, Ladbrokes). LOSS=4pts

ATP Dubai Duty Free Championships (Feb 27-Mar 4) -  2pts Roger Federer to win at 7/2; 0.5pt e.w. Dan Evans at 66/1. LOSS=3pts

Rugby League:

Super League/NRL (Mar 30-Apr 2) - 3pts St Helens (-4) to beat Salford at 6/5 (BoyleSports); 2pts Manly (+8) to beat Sydney at 21/20 (bet365). LOSS=0.9pt

Super League/NRL (Mar 23-26) - 2pts double Widnes (+4) and Castleford (-14.5) at 3.2/1 (William Hill); 1pt double Canterbury (-2) and Gold Coast (+4) at 3.16/1 (bet365). LOSS=3pts

Super League/NRL (Mar 16-19) - 3pts Castleford (-10) to beat Salford at evens (William Hill, BetVictor); 1pt double Gold Coast (+4) & Newcastle (+4) at 3.04/1 (888sport, Unibet, 32Red). LOSS=4pts

Super League/NRL (Mar 9-12) -  2.5pts Wakefield to beat Salford at 6/5 (William Hill, Betfred); 3.25pts under 38.5 points in New Zealand v Melbourne at 8/13 (Paddy Power). PROFIT=5pts

Super League (Mar 2-4) - 2pts double St Helens (-12) & Warrington (-6) at 3/1 (William Hill). LOSS=2pts

Rugby Union:

Six Nations (Mar 18) - 3pts Ireland (+5) to beat England at evens (William Hill, Coral); 3pts France (-3) to beat Wales at 10/11 (Stan James). PROFIT/LOSS=0pts

Six Nations (Mar 11-12) - 2.75pts Ireland (-2) to beat Wales at 5/6 (General). LOSS=2.75pts


Crolla v Linares (Mar 25) - 4pts Linares to win on points at 6/4 (General). PROFIT=6pts

Golovkin v Jacobs (Mar 18) - 2pts Gennady Golovkin to beat Daniel Jacobs in rounds 7-12 at 9/4 (Ladbrokes). LOSS=2pts

Haye v Bellew (Mar 4) - 2pts David Haye to beat Tony Bellew in rounds 4-6 at 5/2 (General); 1pt Haye to be knocked down and beat Bellew at 10/1 (Sky Bet). LOSS=3pts


No recommended bets so far this month


Players Championship (Mar 6-12) - 1pt e.w. Shaun Murphy to win the Players Championship at 16/1 (Betfred, Coral). LOSS=2pts

Gibraltar Open (Mar 3-5) - 2pts Judd Trump to win at 13/2 (Stan James). LOSS=2pts 

Long-term or ante-post previews which came to fruition:


Antepost Angle (Cheltenham Festival) - 1pt e.w. Drumlee Sunset (NRNB) in the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase at 25/1 (General); 1pt win Shantou Village (NRNB) in the Brown Advisory Plate at 16/1 (General); 1pt win Mick Jazz in the Randox Health County Hurdle at 16/1 (Ladbrokes, Coral); 2pts win Starchitect (NRNB) in the Grand Annual at 14/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

Antepost Angle (Cheltenham Festival) - 1pt win William Henry in the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle at 33/1 (General). LOSS=1pt

Antepost Angle (Cheltenham Festival) - 1pt win Cue Card in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup at 8/1 (General); 1pt win Moon Racer in the Stan James Champion Hurdle at 33/1 (NRNB, Betfred, totesport). LOSS=2pts

Antepost Angle (Cheltenham Festival) - 1pt win Coney Island in RSA Chase at 12/1 (General); 1pt win Cilaos Emery in Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at 10/1 (Betfair Sportsbook). LOSS=2pts

Antepost Angle (Cheltenham Festival) - 1pt win Sizing John in the Ryanair Chase at 25/1 (General); 1pt win Jezki in the Sunbets Stayers' Hurdle at 14/1 (General). LOSS=2pts

Rugby union:

Six Nations outright - 6pts No Grand Slam winner at evens (Betfred, Betway); 2pts Scotland to finish in top two at 10/1 (Sky Bet); 2pts Wales to finish in fifth place at 9/2 (Sky Bet). PROFIT=13pts

February 2017 record = -53.46pts
January 2017 record = +7.18pts

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