The Nationwide Top-2 strategy is really racking up some big scores this month.
In the five February meetings so far, the Top-2 net profit is $3,560. ($100 level).
The strike rate so far in February is 58% winners to races @ $4.68.
The live as-listed profit so far since the 7th Sept start for Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth Top-2 races is $7,925.
Top-2 betting is good fun with a lot of action around the country and some big collects. However, a bad run can chew up the funds pretty quickly so set a bet size you are comfortable with and stick to it.
Once again Melbourne Multi punters had some nice collects using our recommended method (which is included on each raceday “All Races Rated Order” list).
The $16,400 first-4 in race 8 was the best payout but the race 1 collect of $8,379 was surprisingly generous as well.
Glint Of Silver’s second-rated win in race 2 at $19 gave us the $1,800 first four in race 2 and Jacquinot’s race resulted in a successful $909 collect.
Four from seven is not bad when it includes a couple of big ones.
The main chances in the Elite-Rateable Melbourne races are highlighted green and blue in the raceday pro-sheet.
The selections marked green are considered the principal winning chances whilst the blue are considered solid chances that would not surprise.
Colour-coding is meant to be a guide as to our final take on the race after days of form study and careful consideration.
Our main plans’ selections are not influenced by colour-coding. Many members are simply interested in this final overview of the race.
Corner Pocket for example, had what we considered two ‘real’ dangers. When he went ‘amiss’ in the run (lame), it was of course one of the green selections that got the prize (Pounding).
In race 9 for example, our top selection ran below expectations. There was a long list of serious dangers, none of which would have been any surprise at all.
Here To Shock won, Munhamek should have won…
The vast majority of winners are highlighted green. The blue win some but the others hardly ever win.
Even if we are going in big on a top-rater, there are usually at least one or two real and present dangers that we clearly identify.
At the half-way mark of the season, it is very satisfying to look at the Mel/Syd Combo Strategies’ bottom lines.
As-Listed at the time, Melbourne is in profit $2,850 and Sydney + $2,603 for a net total profit of $5,453.
If anyone could look forward six months and be certain that their investments would appreciate 28% and 26%, they would certainly go for it with unwavering commitment.
However, as neat as the similar bottom lines look, the road was not always smooth.
We saw firsthand, several members pull the pin on Sydney during December 2022.
Here is the Melbourne Combo road to $2,850 net profit so far this season.
This is the Sydney Combo’s monthly pathway to $2,603 net profit so far this season.
By the end of December, Melbourne-Combo was up $2,549 v’s Sydney-Combo – $700.
Sydney was very erratic in the wake of the prolonged wet that affected everything including training, fitness and form. It wasn’t until November that they started racing on good tracks again.
All recent form for Nov Dec was based on bog tracks and hoses with degraded fitness levels.
During December, many Sydney members jumped ship in favour of riding the Melbourne wave. After all, Melbourne was more than $3,000 net profit ahead of Sydney at the time.
Since December, Sydney form has settled and the results have been nothing short of amazing. Sydney Combo has produced $3,303 net profit in the first six week of 2023 and caught up to Melbourne.
It is a simple lesson but one of great importance. Every professional betting strategy has rough trots and periods of fantastic out-performance. Those who chop and change nearly always miss the good runs.
See how smoother it is when you have both states working together for you.
Of course, Platinum members (E4 Strategy) automatically draw on both states and the temptation to abandon one state or the other is alleviated.
Saturday was a good example of having both states working for you.
Melbourne was awful with Calico Jack finishing 50 yards behind the second last horse and Corner Pocket breaking down.
Sydney saved the day when Think About It won the last at $4.80.
$10k banks applied to Mel-Combo and Syd Combo ($20k total) has produced a combined $5,453 net profit this season (As Listed). Some bets are 2.0% of the bank ($200).
$20k applied to Platinum E4 is up $6,850 (+34%) for the season so far (As Listed). The maximum bet is only 1.5%.
We have updated the coming meetings list to include April.
Larry and Richard