Clive’s Betting Diary: Jumby Flops And I Move Backwards

This series is all about the ups and downs of a tipster portfolio approach to sports betting. It’s not here to directly promote any of the services and it’s certainly not here to criticise them either (after all, I’d be quite the fool to stake my own money on a service I don’t have faith in!)

Ultimately, the sole goal is to show that, despite the natural peaks and troughs, it is possible to make a good side income from sports betting if you follow the right services. All it takes is a little bit of organisation, and plenty of patience!

Please Note: I’ve written an introduction to this betting diary feature which you will need to read first to make sense of the below. You can find it on the Bet Chat website by clicking this link.

Horse Racing


A -£46.50 loss in total but I missed Saturday as I was away. I have also finalised who to go forward with, who to increase and who to drop.

DROPPED: Free tips, UCL (U can’t lose – you reckon?)

CONTINUE AT SAME STAKES (£5): Raceology, Value Bets, Racing Consultants

INCREASE STAKES (£10): Flat Flyers, ITV racing

Northern Monkey

Jumby flopped! He may still be running in the Berkshire countryside. A quiet week but again we are in for 100+ points if Regional can do the business in the Steward’s Cup from multiples built up. He was backed at 33/1 and is now a third of that price. Sometime soon Wayne deserves a break! Minus £70 on the week, mainly Jumby’s losing multiples.


Slipped back this week by £135. No near things, just a bad week.


To the rescue with another profitable week of £113.50, mainly from a very good weekend.

First Class Racing

No bets.


Off season – no bets.


No returns for a loss of £140 but I can’t complain after recent weeks, can I?


Aiden returned from his self-imposed post Wimbledon break but still lost £105. I must admit my patience is being tested!


The World Matchplay was rounded off with a further £44 of profit. Well done Rich.


A disappointing loss of £322 this week. A sort of potential momentum shifter that I hope to avoid via the stake changes on the freebies.

Author: Todd Austin