So Happy Chinese New Year and welcome to the year of the Tiger !! Doubt if Mr Woods sees it that way... Sometimes life gives you just that extra kick in the nuts ...
Well i hit the city this afternoon, eventually finding a parking space and marching rather briskly in the rain to get my chow. Had a lovely bit of food washed down with a few bottles of Tsingtao beer, then watched the rather excellent film "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button". So all good.
As for the betting i placed a couple of small bets on the horses on Betfair, and a few tennis ones as well. On arriving home i layed Crystal Palace who were winning 2-1 and within one minute Aston Villa scored ! Lucky timing for sure.
The tennis went well with no losses from about six early morning markets. I backed Vera in Thailand to win the final which she did in straight sets. She had her customery blow up at one point but kept it together, thank god. I did miss two games in a row where both losers had traded at 1.05 in the market. Somebody, somewhere did their conkers this morning. Theres nothing worse than having a market turn against you and then kicking yourself wandering why it happened. For most people it is sheer boredom and the yearning to be involved in something to pass the time of day that leads down the road to mayhem. Dont worry i have been there myself and it isnt a nice place to be.
To the nags and PP and Bet Cat had no bet days. I had a place bet on Inistioqe in the 4.25 in Ireland which came third, and Equine weighed in with another winner. It was Ocean Legend in the 3.10 at Kempton. It was a double bet of £25 win and also £25 e/w, I missed the 5/1 this morning but managed to get 9/2 which was still lovely considering it went off as the 5/2 fav.As mentioned before i had £150 on France to win the six nations at 2.72 which i have now layed off at 1.6 on Betfair. I still have England for the Triple Crown at 4/1 and will decide what to do about that this week.