Greyhound Lay Plan Summary for April 2017

Having gone back to the dogs recently it seems appropriate that I take the blog back to its original purpose all those years ago as a means of documenting progress and help maintain discipline.

Having entered semi-retirement and with a part-time job that has constantly changing shifts trading the horse markets on a regular basis has been haphazard to say the least making it difficult to pick up any momentum. Switching back to my roots and revisiting the dogs means that no matter what my shift patterns are I'll always have the opportunity to get involved in those markets sometime in the day if I so wish.

Unlike the past, I am not trading the greyhounds pre-race. Although I was successful at it, it took long hours earning pennies at times for each race and it is not something I wish to return to. Instead, I'll be laying runners pre-off and letting them get on with it. This means there will be lots of winners and losers as you'll see from the saw-tooth like nature of the graph below.

I won't be going into any detail on how or why I lay the selections I do. Suffice to say I have a preset set of criteria which I have tested in simulation mode in Fairbot since the middle of March using its automated strategy feature. This has proved successful enough to encourage me to put real money into the markets from the 17th April as represented below.

The blue indicates the ups and downs of the running total from race to race. The red bars represent the running total at the end of each trading day. One should note that the first day I was using stakes that I subsequently decided where too high for my available bank. Consequently, I halved the stakes for subsequent days. As the overall total increases (hopefully) and reaches certain landmark values I will increase the staking levels in small increments.

1 comment:

Gee Dee said...

Hi Alistair. Good to see you back in print. I look forward to your interesting comment again.