Well, I'm not sure where/how to start this one!
Perhaps, in true Geegeez style, open honesty will continue to be the best policy. Six selections, no winners, 6pts lost. Ouch, that hurts, but that's about the sum of it and some of you will only take that away from the week's activity.
On Thursday after seeing four successive runners-up, I was looking back at a run of nine placers in a row that yielded just one winner and I wasn't too downcast and hopefully, some of you will agree that we're nearly there. We're beating most of our race rivals and we're beating SP most of the time (5 of 6 times week!), but we're just not hitting the winners.
I'm not convinced it's the weather or the jumps racing, as some have suggested, nor was last summer's success a flash in the pan, as a couple of emailers have told me. This last few months have been awful, but the MO remains the same and I'm confident that keeping the faith allied to good bank management will reap its rewards for those sticking with it. I've always advocated a 50pt bank and nobody should have run out of funds just yet.
Selections & Results: 07/03/16 to 12/03/16
07/03: Bawden Rocks (adv 11/4 BOG) : 2nd at 3/1
08/03: Renard (adv 11/4 BOG) : 2nd at 11/4
09/03: Ballista (adv 7/2 BOG) : 2nd at 6/4
10/03: Isaacstown Lad (adv 3/1 BOG) : 2nd at 5/2
11/03: Saved My Bacon (adv 10/3 BOG) : 5th at 11/8
12/03: One For Arthur (adv 3/1 BOG) : 4th at 9/4
07/03/16 to 12/03/16 :
0 winning bet from 6 = 0.00% SR
1 winner from 11 = 9.09% SR
ROI = -54.55%
378 winners from 1353 = 27.94% 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