Well, the long overdue correction of my form has finally arrived! Not that I haven't been expecting it, nor have I failed to warn of it coming, but here it is.
No winners last week and a current losing run of 9 means that July is in grave danger of becoming the first non-profitable month for SotD since June 2016, unless, of course, I can find a winner on Monday!
Come what may, a winner will guarantee us profit but there'll be no exuberant celebrations at "getting out of jail" late on, whilst on the other foot, there'll be no massive despondency if we finish the month having having lost 2.75pts, because this is the SotD way. In fact, no, it's the Geegeez way!
And the Geegeez way is long-term sustainable steady profitability with no whooping, hollering or BOOOM!-ing about winners and no crying about losers, nor making excuses for them. Yes, we like to make a profit each month, but the overall picture for 2017 is excellent, as are the long-term SotD results.
August will be another challenge and hopefully one that goes a little better than July and for a good part of it, you'll be in the very safe hands of the in-form Steve Oliver, our Race of the Day (amongst many other things) man.
He'll take over from Friday 4th August, whilst I swan off with the family to the Algarve for some R&R and my first piece back will be Tuesday the 15th, hopefully refreshed, recharged and vitalised!
Selections & Results : 24/07/17 to 29/07/17
24/07 : Navarone @ 7/2 BOG 4th at 11/2
25/07 : Udontdodou @ 9/2 BOG 3rd at 5/2
26/07 : Swansway @ 9/2 BOG 7th at 3/1
27/07 : Pilgrims Treasure @ 7/2 BOG 6th at 7/2
28/07 : Appeared @ 11/4 BOG 5th at 2/1
29/07 : Shaaqaaf @ 9/2 BOG 2nd at 3/1
24/07/17 to 29/07/17 :
0 winning bets from 6 = 0.00% SR
6 winners from 25 = 24.00% SR
ROI = -7.00%
2017 so far:
54 winners from 171= 31.58% SR
ROI = +55.38%
494 winners from 1762= 28.04% 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