L'Hirondelle provides the festive cheer



L’Hirondelle, the wine, was pretty awful, but the horse of the same name helped generate some early festive cheer, when winning by a short-head at Kempton on the Monday of Christmas week.

The success of the Paul Doe-ridden gelding, a 7/1 shot, helped Personal Info to end the year in typical bookie-busting fashion. It came just three days after another 7/1 advice from Personal Info, King of Rhythm, had landed the odds at Southwell. This impressive brace helped push Personal Info’s profit for the last four weeks to almost 26% and the figure for 2009 to a healthy 74.7%.  Personal Info has notched a profit in all but three of the last twenty six months, a period during which they have posted a phenomenal 451% profit – a staggering feat of consistency.

Steve Jones continued his fine recent run. Since 23 August his Daily Bargain service has posted an impressive 50.2% profit. This month’s contributors included Poyle Meg, successful at 8/1, the aforementioned L’Hirondelle (7/1), Gap Princess (11/2) and Thoughtsofstardom (9/2). There were also three tips that finished second; success for any one of this trio would have turned a good month into an outstanding one.

Much the same could be said of Gamblers Reunited, who endured a frustrating run with seven tips finishing second during the period under review. Nevertheless there were plenty of winners, including 5/1 shot Forever’s Girl and 7/2 Lesley’s Choice. The overall result was a 5.5% profit.

Also in the black this month was PJA’s National Hunt service. As ever, the search for value unearthed some gems, none more so than 10/1 Warwick victor, Russian Flag. There was also Hello My Lovely, an 11/1 winner at Southwell on the first day of December, and Comehomequietly, a 20/1 each way advice at Ffos Las on 21 December, who finished second.

Incidentally, PJA’s Flat service has ended the year with a 99.1 point profit. Unless something dramatic happens in the last week of the year, they have also won the accolade of Besttipping’s highest points’ scorer of 2010.    

Returning to the services still active in the final weeks of the year, Bookies Enemy enjoyed a fine run at the start of the period under review with four successive winning tips. They also ended in grand style with a successful each-way treble yielding a 34.5 point haul on Boxing Day.

Mathematician posted a small profit, while Richard Dunwoody and Insideoutracing both suffered narrow losses. Insideoutracing did, however, land a handsome gamble when 14/1 Le Beau Bai scored at Chepstow on 5 December. At the time of writing Insideoutracing’s profit for 2009 stands at a very handsome 59.3%.

As this is my last posting for 2009, I wish all users of this site a very happy, prosperous and peaceful New Year.


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