Definitely a week of two halves, the week just gone.
Started poorly with a 10th placed finish, then three good days with Alejandro being an unlucky runner-up before wins by Creevytennant and Morning With Ivan ensuring we'd make profit on the week. Sadly we couldn't add to the tally, as the week petered out with two more well-beaten runners.
Without discussing the ifs and maybes about unlucky losers (we don't go into excuses mode here at Geegeez!), we still made 1.5pts profit on the week and whilst May continues to be a tricky conundrum to solve, we're still in there pitching.
In fact, we're currently 3.1pts down for May with 10 selections yet to come (assuming no non-runners) and I'm still confident of making May our ninth profitable month in a row. We're a winner shy of breaking even, so I'm probably going to need 3 or 4 winners before the month is out, but we all know it can be done.
And before I go, one thing on the horizon to look forward to is Friday's selection, which by my maths will be SotD's 2000th pick and at the the very worst we'll tackle that race with an overall strike rate of almost 27.7% with an ROI just shy of 26%!
Selections & Results : 14/05/18 to 19/05/18
14/05 : Raashdy @ 11/4 BOG 10th at 9/4
15/05: Alejandro @ 7/2 BOG 2nd at 3/1
16/05 : Creevytennant @ 5/2 BOG WON at 6/4
17/05 : Morning With Ivan @ 3/1 BOG WON at 11/4
18/05 : Isstoora @ 7/2 BOG 9th at 5/1
19/05 : Northandsouth @ 11/4 BOG 7th at 11/4
14/05/18 to 19/05/18 :
2 winning bets from 6 = 33.33% SR
May 2018 :
3 winners from 17 = 17.65% SR
ROI = -18.24%
2018 to date :
30 winners from 110 = 27.27% SR
ROI = +29.46%
553 winners from 1995 = 27.72% 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
Whilst 2016's details are right here
And here is the full story from 2017.