Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you'll know I went away on Good Friday for some family time and a much needed recharge of the batteries : the number crunching hurts the brain after a while!
So, that's why this is a fortnightly roundup rather than weekly one. As is the case in my absence, Steve, our Race of the Day man, steps into my shoes to ensure there's no break in service and like me he's prone to the vagaries of form!
Much (probably too much!) has been said of late about a 9-day losing run and I've answered some comments directly, but I want to put this to bed right now. The 9 losers were bookended by two winners at 8/1 and 5/2, so punters with us over this time still made 1.5pts profit at an ROI of 13.6% which is a better return than most tipsters out there.
I've also been at pains to warn you all of an overdue correction in figures. With a strike rate of 27% long-term (almost 2000) selections, the fact that 2018 was running at 32.8% should tell you a dip in form was imminent : tie this in with some awful racing conditions and there you have it.
We won't win every day/week/month, it's not possible, but since inception in 2011 : we do win every year! Stick with it, take the bad medicine at times, but if a 9/14/20 day losing run is too much to bear, SotD is not for you, nor is any other "tipping service".
Selections & Results : 26/03/18 to 07/04/18
26/03 : Clondaw Westie @ 9/2 BOG WON at 8/1
27/03 : Bridane Rebel @ 9/2 BOG 4th at 6/1
28/03 : Awesome Allan @ 3/1 BOG 10th at 5/2
29/03 : Blakemount @ 10/3 BOG 6th at 9/2
30/03 : Kachy @ 5/2 BOG 2nd at 11/8
31/03 : Time To Blossom @ 11/2 BOG 7th at 11/4
02/04 : My Boy Henry @ 4/1 BOG 7th at 5/1
03/04 : Wolf Of Windlesham @ 11/4 BOG 7th at 3/1
04/04 : Kyllachys Tale @ 10/3 BOG 6th @ 11/2
05/04 : Ourmullion @ 7/1 BOG 5th @ 4/1
06/04 : Financial Conduct @ 5/2 BOG WON at 2/1
07/04 : Yala Enki @ 5/1 BOG 6th at 7/2
26/03/18 to 07/04/18 :
2 winning bets from 12 = 16.66% SR
March 2018 :
8 winners from 23 = 34.78% SR
ROI = +67.52%
April 2018 :
1 winner from 6 = 16.66% SR
ROI = -41.66%
2018 to date :
23 winners from 76 = 30.26% SR
ROI = +41.46%
546 winners from 1961 = 27.84% 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.