Six picks and no winners in a frustrating / unlucky / poor * (delete/apply as applicable depending on your personal viewpoint) week.
You'll each have your own take on it, but mine is that it was frustrating, but satisfying in a perverse sort of way. Handy Hollow was travelling well before unseating his rider and the other five picks all made the frame, including three runners-up.
If we can start talking with our heads rather than our wallets, you'll know we're backing the right sort of horses if they're all on the premises. The fact that 5 of the 6 went off shorter than we backed them at (the other went off at advised odds) also tell us we're backing horses that plenty others fancy too.
The bottom line is very simple, we won't win every day or every week or even every month, but so far we've won every year and I fully intend to do that again this year. You should only be panicking now if you've not got a proper structured, disciplined bankroll in place.
I'll wrap this week's report up by being quite blunt : if you can't handle some runs of losers then this isn't for you. October hasn't been the best from a P/L point of view, but the fact that I ended September with a 6 from 12 run shows how easily it can change.
Selections & Results : 08/10/18 to 13/10/18
08/10 : Who's My Jockey @ 7/2 BOG 3rd at 5/2
09/10 : Chitra @ 5/1 BOG 2nd at 9/2
10/10 : Excellent Team @ 3/1 BOG 3rd at 3/1
11/10 : Handy Hollow @ 3/1 BOG UR at 9/4
12/10 : Astronomer @ 9/2 BOG 2nd at 4/1
13/10 :Dave Dexter @ 4/1 BOG 2nd at 11/4
08/10/18 to 13/10/18 :
0 winning bet from 6 = 0.00% SR
October 2018 :
1 winner from 11 = 9.09% SR
ROI = -60.64%
2018 to date :
52 winners from 230 = 22.61% SR
ROI = +2.55%
575 winners from 2115 = 27.19% 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.