When you are coming off a couple of successful betting weekends you feel almost obliged to continue building your bank balance.
The problem is this past weekend I didn’t really fancy much, but that didn’t stop me getting involved and as is often the case in these situations, I ended up giving some of my hard-earned cash back to the bookmakers. I was not alone though and many a veteran punter threw up their hands at the end of the weekend and some have even decided to take a break from the action.
Many of us have been making good money on the points lines with bookies slow to adapt to the high scoring nature of the Rainbow Cup South Africa and also the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman where they have been quoting the lines too low and punters have been taking advantage. It is what I have referred to in the past as “bookmakers lag”, but all good things come to an end and they are now fully up to speed. That should have been a signal for a punter like myself to take a step back, but instead I kept plowing on with the same strategy only to get severely burnt.
Even though I lost money it was still a great week as the filly owned by the Goodforthegame syndicate finally broke its maiden last week. Look out for “Loving the Victory” when she runs again as I am hoping now that she has broken her maiden she can hold her form and get us another win or two. It has certainly been a test of patience as this filly who promised so much at home somehow failed to produce on the track but the feeling as she swept to a brilliant win is hard to describe. Well done to the Kotzen stable for their perseverance and thanks to Gary Lentin and Lucky Houdalakis for all they did along the way.
What I need this weekend is a change of pace and the good news is that the Euro 2020 Championships gets going on Friday. I will certainly be having a couple of long-term interests as well as getting involved in the other match betting. For those who enjoy SuperBru we also have a Goodforthegame Pool so look out for us there and join us as we battle for some betting vouchers.
This article was written for the CitiGaming supplement of the Citizen Newspaper and was published on the 10 June 2021.