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I chased my losses, and recovered about 60 per cent of my money but eventually lost that too while I was trying to recoup the remaining sum.
I used to think I was king of the punt. I'd mostly bet conservatively by placing bets on favourites. There was no science to it though, and ultimately I would still lose my money, only slower.