Well….. what a crap day that was, on a good days racing.
I always make every effort to give a true interpretation of the full-time lifestyle, occasionally things go wrong… today was one of them. The main cause? ME.
So to recap todays trading –
I started the day with the first at Cheltenham and straight away I was off to a flier, the first race I was on for a 3 figure green. Untill the favourite was withdrawn at the start taking all my green with it and leaving me £20 in the red on another runner. As I posted on Facebook ‘sods-law’ one of the comments by a page follower was very true – “sometimes that can be even more painful than an actual loss because you can’t even blame yourself!” I know this all too well, but it didn’t really work wonders for my mood….
A few races later I’d managed to sum a moderate total bringing me to about £150 profit. The group 1 at Newmarket on Channel 4 was my main hope for the day although probably still being subconsciously frustrated from the start of the day I made things worse for myself…. a long with some ridiculous stakes hogging the entire market (shown below) I found myself scalping hard late on only to get caught in-play watching the Channel 4 coverage out the corner of my eye instead of the Betfair Live Video (Channel 4 is nearly always a few seconds behind). An absolute rookie error that cost me all my days profit in a matter of seconds!!
Severely pissed off I started a bit more aggressively in the 3.40 eeking out £60 only to then go on to the following 3 races ‘trading emotionally’ blowing the lot and managing to put myself in a big red hole of -£232.
After a lot of faffing about for the rest of the day I managed to pull myself back to a small profit, pretty pathetic given the quality of todays racing! But I guess you have to just accept these things and move on… Shit happens, it’s how you deal with it.
I thought it important to put this up as just over the weekend someone asked me on Facebook Page if I ever have loosing days, their extremely rare but every now and then I have one like this. Emotions, I guess we’re all only human!