We had a great start to the week with a 5/1 winner and a 4/1 shot beaten by just a short head, but things went downhill from there. In fairness, Saturday's runner-up ran a decent race, but was well beaten by a better performer on the day.
The upshot is that we're back where we were last Sunday, -2.88pts for the month, but it makes the maths very simple. If Monday's runner fails to win, we lose 3.88pts on the month and if we're to make profit from August, we need a 3/1 (or bigger) winner.
The fact that Tuesday's narrow defeat could be the difference between success and failure for the month merely serves to highlight the very fine margins we have to work within every time we stick our neck out and recommend a horse.
Can/will I land a 3/1 winner tomorrow? Well, I certainly hope so!
Selections & Results : 24/08/20 to 29/08/20
24/08 : Equidae @ 4/1 BOG WON at 5/1
25/08 : Do You Know What @ 4/1 BOG 2nd at 4/1
26/08 : Millie The Minx @ 4/1 BOG 5th at 11/2
27/08 : Escalade @ 4/1 BOG 8th at 7/2
28/08 : Compadre @ 11/4 BOG 8th at 5/1
29/08 : Sambucca Spirit @ 11/4 BOG 2nd at 5/1
24/08/20 to 29/08/20 :
1 winning bet from 6 = 16.66% SR
August 2020 :
5 winners from 25 = 20.00% SR
ROI = -11.52%
2020 to date :
26 winners from 136 = 19.11% SR
ROI = +5.74%
682 winners from 2601 = 26.22% SR
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
The full story from 2017 can be read here.
Whilst the yearly review for 2018 is right here
And here is the overview for 2019