Introducing… The Bisogno Bulletin

Yes, I know, it’s a pretty lousy title. And if you think that’s bad, just wait til you see the graphic design. (Hint, there is no graphic design).

So if you’re the sort that’s looking for style over substance, look away now!

But if you like a good rant, or a considered editorial, or some profit-ripping statistical analysis, then I reckon this might just float your boat.

The Bisogno Bulletin is a new platform for me to venture my thoughts on… well on lots of things, but predominantly horse racing. Occasionally, I might also add something in there about other business opportunities that I’m looking at / working on, or a side note or two regarding my travels, or what’s happening in the world (don’t get me started!).

But, first and foremost, the Bisogno Bulletin (tBB) is about racing and betting. Take issue #1, which is available from Friday 30th September (today, as I write this).

It’s twelve pages of content. That content is made up of a short introduction; an editorial piece on the impact for bettors of the new whip rules (you have considered the impact the new rules will make, right?); a detailed analysis of fourteen trainers who love love love this time of year; and, ‘The Last Word’, a quick look at the projects I’m working on and which I’ll be sharing more publicly in future. Oh yes, I’ll also be looking exclusively at Ascot’s Champions Day race meeting the day before it starts, via tBB.

tBB readers will get to hear all the latest gossip first.

The trainer stats I’ve got for October are pretty eye-popping.

Take the eight flat turf trainers who excel at the end of the season. Collectively, in the last three seasons, they’ve been worth £416.80 for £1 wagers.

And the six National Hunt trainers would have netted you £319.58 for £1 stakes.

That’s a combined return of £736.38 for quids.

Now, let’s get sensible here. You’re not daft and nor am I. We both know that historical track records tend to have that ‘cherry picked’ look to them, and it’s quite possible that a couple of these trainers will under-perform against their historical ‘batting averages’.

So what? That’s why I always operate a portfolio approach to such things. And why I’d advocate that you do too.

Anyway, what if these guys collectively produce just 20% of what they’ve done in the past three October’s? Well, that would net a profit of £147.28 over three years, which works out at an average of £49 a year (or, more correctly, £49 for each month).

Say you bet £2.50 on each one. You’d be looking at around £122 profit. That’s if they performed to just 20% of their historical levels.

Again, I want to be clear. You might actually lose money. It could happen. All fourteen of them could have horror months. It’s highly unlikely, but it is possible.

If you’re still reading this, then I think you know me (and yourself) well enough to understand that this is betting, and it does of course, involve some notion of risk! 😉

Blimey. I hadn’t intended to waffle. This is basically a pet project for me, where I’m planning to share what I’m up to with my betting (mainly, but other stuff too) with those who are interested, on a regular basis.

But there is a catch. This is a paid newsletter. The charge? £3.82 a month. Seriously. There’s no season ticket special or anything like that. In fact, the weird number comes from the fact that the service I’m using to deliver the newsletter uses Amazon’s payment platform (you know, Amazon, the largest e-tailer on the planet). And it’s actually $5.99 per month, which equates to £3.82 at today’s rate.

So no PayPal fun here!

Enough already. I’ve really enjoyed putting the first edition of the Bisogno Bulletin together, and it’s packed full of punting tips and tidbits, which I hope you’ll enjoy following as much as I do.

If you’d like to register to be an inaugural subscriber (oh, the prestige! ;-), then click the link below:

Sign up for the Bisogno Bulletin here.

NB It may take up to two hours for the system to register your registration and send an email through with details. Please also ensure that you check (and double check!) your junk/spam folder in case it drifts in there by accident.

I’m quietly hopeful that this will be the first of many, many editions of an e-letter you welcome into your box each month.

Best Regards,


26 thoughts on “Introducing… The Bisogno Bulletin”

  1. Matt….love the intro,want the bulleting,tried to purchase it,Amazon dont seem to do Maestro payments (is that right?) – my only source is Maestro…..

    Can you make available via paypal….

    Please email me directly if you pick this up….

    1. Sorry Ian, I’m afraid Amazon Payments is my only outlet. I think you might be able to select ‘Visa’ and use your Maestro card, but I may that wrong.


  2. Good luck with this, Matt. You’ve made me enough cash with your tips and regular advice to more than justify six bucks a month.

    (Even if it hurts giving money to Amazon!)

    1. Hi Stuart

      Thanks for that. To clarify, whilst you’re paying through Amazon, you’re giving the money to me… 😉


  3. hi matt

    just signed up for your newsletter, do you know anything about cash detective that appears to be being touted by just about everyone?

  4. Hi Matt
    While I am not averse at paying for something like this (I know its under £4!!!) , it would have been nice to get the 1st edition free to see if we like it.
    My days of paying for something without a trial are now long gone , been had far too many times.

    All the Best


    1. Hi Robert

      I completely understand that you feel that way, and suspect that you may be one of the newer subscribers to geegeez. In any case, it’s no problem, though I can (of course!) assure you that there will be no ‘being had’ here…


  5. Hi Matt

    Just signed up, when does the newsletter actually come through?
    Just wondering in case theres anything else I need to do now.


    1. Hi Rich

      The newsletter will be emailed to you (or a link to it, more specifically). Allow a couple of hours, and check your spam folder as well. If still nothing, drop me an email and I’ll investigate.


  6. just want to say thanks for all the great free info i have recieved from Matt. Always totally honest, glad to sign up. I had no problems with payment whatsoever.

    1. Thanks Gerry – that’s very kind of you. And it’s nice to know that your experience is exactly how I want people’s experiences to be when dealing with me.

      Thanks again,

  7. Matt

    Thank you – for the benefit of anyone else who has to rely on Maestro – if you click the Master Card option on the Amazon payment page it works perfectly…

    Matt….I concur with others PLEASE keep up the excellent work I am making a nice living now from racing largely down to your excellent good advices and one other tipping service that seems to have a lot in common with your in terms of its style and honesty….WELL DONE – much appreciated!

  8. Matt,

    Have been following you for a while now and am dissapointed that I can’t subscribe as the amazon site does not accept VISA debit cards. I do not have credit cards and was wondering if there was any other way of subscibing.


  9. Hi Matt,
    for any newbies who are pondering whether it would be value for money I have to say that I’ve never read anything you’ve written which wasn’t worth reading.
    btw for the guy ? the Betting Cash Detective, I logged on to their ‘webinar’ which turned out to be a pre-recorded infomertial as in those Yank half hour tirades. BCD was mentioned every other word and after 20 mins I couldn’t take it any more.

    1. Many thanks for the kind words, Dave – cheque’s in the post! 😉

      Re BCD, thanks for that. Sounds like a pitchorama then…


  10. I think the layout’s fine, but it looks as though you’ve missed a great headline

    Introducing… The Bisogno Bulletin

    Bisogno means need in Italian, so, you have Introducing… The Need(ed) Bulletin.

    1. That’s true Stephen, except for one thing. Only you, me, and maybe three other people would have understood that! But you’re right, it would have worked well.

      Grazie tanto!


  11. Welcome to Matt’s World !

    All who know Matt know it will be a good and profitable read, and the debates will be open and abuse free – quite gentlemanly really !

    Anyone new will be able to raise queries and ask “silly” questions without being talked down to – Matt doesn’t allow it. And the more experienced will usually over deliver with helpful info.

    And he also lets you disagree with him too!

    Best wishes for this one Matt

  12. Hi Matt

    Just signed up and had to wait around 30 seconds to get the newsletter 🙂 A good read both about the “October Trainers” and the new rules regarding the use of whips – much food for thought there!


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