I firmly believe that form is cyclical and what goes around comes around and despite not hitting enough winners of late, I wasn't disheartened by my picks, I just felt we were almost, but not quite there.
In fact, this is what I wrote in last week's roundup..."One winner from six once again doesn't tell the full story with two runners-up and a fairly close third place amongst our beaten selections and just one of those getting home would make a massive difference to the bottom line.
That said, I'm still confident I'm doing things the right way, but we're just not quite getting there, it's not like we're consistently backing horses that run badly."
Well, roll on 7 days and what a difference a week can make! Five winners from 6 made for a brilliant return of 17.25pts profit on the week, but closer analysis of the wins suggest it was just our turn to triumph. Aside from Wotabreeze, who won convincingly on Wednesday to become SotD's 400th winner, the other four were all involved in fairly close run things.
We had a winner by half a length, one by a neck and two by a nose and in recent weeks, we might well have got the wrong side of those narrow margins. So we don't rest on our laurels, we start the new week from scratch, reminding ourselves yet again...what goes around comes around!
Selections & Results: 11/07/16 to 16/07/16
11/07: Rich Again (adv 4/1 BOG) : WON at 7/2
12/07: Samtu (adv 4/1 BOG) : 7th at 2/1
13/07: Wotabreeze (adv 9/2 = 18/5 R4 BOG) : WON at 9/4
14/07: Feed The Goater (adv 9/2 BOG) : WON at 9/2
15/07: Wakame (adv 7/2 = 63/20 R4 BOG) : WON at 7/4
16/07: Golden Stunner (adv 3/1 BOG) : WON at 7/4
11/07/16 to 16/07/16 :
5 winning bets from 6 = 83.33% SR
6 winners from 14 = 42.86% SR
ROI = +91.07%
403 winners from 1458 = 27.64% S.R
P.S. The full month by month SotD story can be found right here.
P.P.S The review of SotD's 2012 performance is here.
Whilst the details for 2013 are now online here.
And the figures for 2014 are now available here.
Our review of 2015 can be found right here