What Was Your Best Bet Of 2016?

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What Was Your Best Bet Of 2016?

Postby nors » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:09 pm

Ok guys and gals we need if you can remember all of 2016 your bet bet of 2016, now this could have been:

Your biggest win.
Your best researched bet.
The bet you just knew was going to come in
The luckiest bet where you got out of jail.
A cashed/uncashed out accumulator.
An advice from an OLBG member that came good for you.
A bet where you told all your friends and you are still dining out on the story.


There will i expect be at least one bet that was memorable for you, please do let your fellow member know- we may use your story in e mails.

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Re: What Was Your Best Bet Of 2016?

Postby nors » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:33 pm

When Belgium in game 2 of Euro 2016 faced the Republic Of Ireland everything aligned perfectly. Belgium had lost their opening game to Italy and were shocked into action, Ireland had drawn their opening game against Sweden and i expected they were going to try and play for a draw in this game, and then go all guns blazing in their final game, (which is exactly what happened, the Irish beat an already qualified Italy in game 3.) I wasn't expecting the Irish to be ambitious whatsoever. I feel they would still be playing for a draw now.

So imo Belgium who many fancied for the whole thing just couldn't lose. When i checked with Sporting Index they were able to be bought in the 25/10/0 market at 18, therefore if they won (which imo was never in doubt) i would make 7 times my stake, if they lost i was doomed, but as i said i just couldn't have that in my mind. As we know it was 0-0 at half time but Belgium scored 3 in the end without reply, and won relatively comfortably.

I remember telling a few mates down the pub, and the bloke who services my car still mentions it, and asks for more tips!!

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Re: What Was Your Best Bet Of 2016?

Postby Zipster » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:10 pm

This month has not been bad at all and all thanks to the OLBG Members! On the 13th, I used the Hot Tips to search for a Yankee which I do a lot, set it up for Racing with a minimum of 10 tips and minimum of 2/1 and then take the top 4 based on Confidence, that day it gave me Custard The Dragon (3/1), Guanciale (7/2), Amantius (7/2) and Brian Boranha (11/4) and I did the usual Yankee and a 4-fold, anyway I was busy that day and forgot I even placed the bet which is probably good because I am sure I would have cashed out at some point and it wasn't until I went to place a bet on the OLBG Footie email that I saw my account and wondered what was going! They had all only gone and won! The Yankee paid out about 62/1 per point and the 4-fold paid out just over 300/1 so as you can imagine I was delighted! I later found out that Brian Boranha was actually disqualified from the race for losing weights during the race so was rather fortunate that Betfair (Sportsbook) paid out on FPTP!

The very next day I used the hot tips to pick out 7 on the footie and cashed out at just over 22/1 because three of the sides were winning 1-0 with 10 minutes to go and I was not about to risk it! Although they did all eventually go on to win anyway so for me two excellent days from the Hot Tips and to be honest I have notched up a fair few Yankees this year by using the hot tips and the settings mentioned along with some nice wins on the email Accumulators too!

In terms of my own picks, Roman Flight back in October was probably one of my strongest fancies throughout the year and managed to get on at 14/1 before he was backed into 8/1 and went on to win by 16 lengths, its nice when that happens but it doesn't happen often enough!

So to sum it up, I owe plenty of OLBG members a beer or two! :D
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Re: What Was Your Best Bet Of 2016?

Postby toadie21 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:54 pm

My best bet of 2016 was a Grand National and Masters Each Way double. I had Rule the World 50/1 and Lee Westwood 80/1. After Rule the World had won and I had counted my winnings off the single and my Aintree Yankee, I had the excitement of watching the Masters that weekend knowing that I had already won big but could win huge and Westwood who finished joint 2nd was in contention all tournament and when it did get to the point where he wasn't going to win I still knew I had another big win coming my way from the place double.
I'm not a massive golf fan but do like to pick a big odds fancy in the 4 majors. The Grand National however I like to use some of the trends to narrow the field and have picked the winner a few times.

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Re: What Was Your Best Bet Of 2016?

Postby ian0318 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:53 am

my best bet for 2016 is still running- after red bull leipzig bought oliver burke for 16 million i looked them up in the internet and found out that red bull had invested heavily into this team so i decided to put a few qui d on them to win the league without bayern munich ,have a couple of bets at 50/1 and a couple at 25/1, they are now 2/5

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Re: What Was Your Best Bet Of 2016?

Postby Randy Rann » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:04 am

This actually hasn't been a bad year for once and most months have been profitable

A couple of months the wheels fell off in dramatic fashion but on a whole it has been pretty successful & my stats here on Olbg basically reflect that

The best ante post bets (& most satisfying) I had that came up were actually placed last year and that was Blaklion to win the RSA Chase at 25-1 & Ballyandy to win the Bumper at 12-1 and both obliged at the Cheltenham Festival. I'd seen them both run earlier in the season and thought I'd seen potential Festival winners.

Both were sired by Kayf Tara and I did write up a blog about how that great sire would perform at Cheltenham and hopefully a few members got on. Noted in that blog too was North Hill Harvey and he is one I am very interested in again this year. You can't tip up ante post here anymore but I'd be keeping an eye on that one wherever he goes.

Other highlights were some pretty good patents and I landed a few of those but the best one was Rivet winning the Racing Post with Fox Norton & Brahms de Clermont winning at Cheltenham on the same day. A Patent & Each Way treble paid a tidy sum and again all were put up here in my tips, so hopefully a few of the members who follow me or checked them out on the day won some money.

The one that got away was actually my good mate Nobby's horse. He owns a horse called Lickpenny Larry trained by Tom Gretton and ran the other day. It wasn't fancied but I've been to see this horse since he was a baby and have got some cracking photos of it so we all had little bets at 100-1 & 150-1 just for old mate's sake!

It was no match for the decent winner trained by Dan Skelton but was staying on well miles clear of a 200-1 shot to claim third when it fell at the second last.

Shame as it had jumped well over hurdles up to then and he might be out over the Christmas period so keep an eye out for him. He's a lovely grey by Sagamix and will make a nice chaser in time.

So a pretty successful year regards winnings and even this week has been profitable after a terrible month but I've got out of jail with a few big priced winners.
Hartforth at 50-1 at the beginning of the week was way too big a price and no after timing here as again I did put that up as a potential Each Way shot in my tips.

A few nice winners and even an 80-1 place this week have saved the month......just in time for Chrimbo!!

So hopefully we can finish off the year with a bang and good luck to all over the Xmas period.

The one I'm really looking forward to is Firebird Flyer in the Welsh National. Been trained to peak at Chepstow by the shrewd Evan Williams......I'm on!

Anyway Merry Christmas to all and hopefully 2017 with be a prosperous & profitable New Year.

Good luck All.

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Re: What Was Your Best Bet Of 2016?

Postby PompeyJim » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:06 am

Not too many notable ones unfortunately ! .. Back in August I backed Andrew Loupe to be first round leader in the John Deere Classic, Each Way 175/1.

He had been mainly out of form, missing the cut but had been posting decent first round scores (before capitulating in the second round) and led the previous week after the first round with a 64 in The Travelers Championship.

He just looked huge odds having accomplished this the previous week and this field did not look as competitive as the Travelers, needless to say he missed the cut still in the Travelers !

He was leading the field on -8 when play was delayed due to the weather and had to come back the next day to complete his round, bogeying the 17th to finish -7.

That bogey proved costly as Tom Gillis managed to finish also on -7 to tie the lead, so it resulted in a dead heat payout for the win part but still a nice return too with the place odds.

Most notable Horse Racing one was probably yesterday ! .. I keep an eye on Kings Theatre sired bumper runners and he had two in the 3.40 at Bangor yesterday, Pique Rock of Alan King's who ran down the field in a listed bumper at Cheltenham last month on debut and this looked a big step step down in class so put this one up as my tip but also running was Arian who finished fifth last time in a bumper at Lingfield on the polytrack showing a big step up from her debut run at Towcester. She never really threatened at Lingfield but was only beaten five lengths behind incidentally an Alan King horse called Peggie's Venture who went onto to finish second in a listed bumper at Huntingdon, beaten only a neck by Oscar Rose.

I backed both horses to level stakes and whilst my tip Pique Rock could manage only fifth, Arian had them all at it a good half a mile from home and kicked again in the straight to hold on nicely at 33/1 (44 Betfair SP). One's to note for the future may be the other three horses that finished in front of her at Lingfield who are yet to reappear, Pampanini (Harry Fry), Elegant (Don Cantillon) and Tiar Na Nog (Dennis Coakley) as this form seems to be pretty decent for a Lingfield bumper.

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Re: What Was Your Best Bet Of 2016?

Postby slimey » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:50 am

After Leicester had won 3 and drawn 3, I put my loose account change at 1500/1 on the nose, the loose account change was an odd number otherwise I would of done Each Way. They then lost to Arsenal but I was impressed so checked the odds expecting bigger..nope.. Still 1500/1 so didn't bother..

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Re: What Was Your Best Bet Of 2016?

Postby spids1 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:38 pm

The weekend of September 10/11 it was a quite Friday afternoon at work thought I'd try and pick the winner of the St Leger after deciding that Idaho was going to win thought I'd go for Each Way and after studying the form could not understand why Harbour Law was 33/1 so that was the choice. Watching the race was pleased to see him tucked in behind the favourite then when Idaho stumbled I knew the stars where lining up. Now the only sport I make a point of watching is motogp and after the st leger I watched qualifying for the next days race, now Dani Pedrosa had been having an indifferent season and didn't set qualifying alight either but something was just niggling in my mind so went for Dani at 33/1 watching the race he was nowhere to start with but slowly cut his way through the field to win, two 33/1's in one weekend only downer was not having the double. Also been on two of the daily fourfold horse bets thank you very much. :eyebrows:

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Re: What Was Your Best Bet Of 2016?

Postby nors » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:08 pm

I am sure many have been unlucky with so many horses running today, there were so many toss ups between different animals, on the reverse i expect many have doubles and trebles and accumulators which are still looking good. I did so much research that i thought an acca was worth it, I dont normally do accas but with so many runners thought it was worth a go, got a while to make my mind up.

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Re: What Was Your Best Bet Of 2016?

Postby dawn091072 » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:45 pm

Couldn't think of any off the top of my head............and then along came Royal Vacation today! BOOOOOOM,! 40/1 guaranteed price with Paddy Power

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Re: What Was Your Best Bet Of 2016?

Postby AJayy77 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:32 am

Mine was the OLBG 100/1 weekend acca that came up. I made the mistake of telling my wife that it was looking like it was going to win, and that I could cash out. I've never known her nag me more than constantly telling me to cash out for £84, so I actually put the Atletico match on the TV to show her that they were winning comfortably and sat and watched them win. She still wanted me to cash out with 15 minutes left, even though I explained it would potentially cost me £13 to do so.

The best bets I've made myself have been on Leeds United, as I feel even yesterday the bookies are behind the curve having them underdogs at Preston. This situation will not last as either a) Leeds will tank; or b) the bookies will smarten up.

Thanks to OLBG again and a happy festive season to all.

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