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SotD Update, 6th to 11th August 2018

Hmmm well, that wasn't pretty, was it?

0 from 6 on the week and yet to find a winner in August isn't what I had in mind, but are there any positives to be gleaned from a mediocre week? Well 3 of the 6 made the frame, suggesting we're backing the right kind of horses and this is backed up by the way the general public have also been backing our runners, as I'm not having it that it is ourselves driving the SPs down.

We backed six horses at an average advised price of 3.6/1 and these runners were returned at an average SP of 2.33/1, so the only thing I'd add here is that when you're taking a price that is approximately 155% of SP, then you will be profitable in the long run, temporary downturns aside, of course.

Selections & Results : 06/08/18 to 11/04/18

06/08 : Sword of Fate @ 7/2 BOG 4th at 6/4 
07/08 : Stay Classy @ 9/2 BOG 2nd at 11/4 
08/08 : Swendab @ 10/3 BOG 3rd at 9/2 
09/08 : Miss Mumtaz @ 9/4 BOG 5th at 11/8
10/08 : Conkering Hero @ 5/2 BOG 4th at 13/8
11/08 : Reckless Endeavour @ 11/2 BOG 3rd at 9/4

06/08/18 to 11/04/18 :
0 winning bet from 6 = 0.00% SR
P/L: -6.00pts

August 2018 :
0 winners from 9 = 0.00% SR
P/L: -9.00pts
ROI = -100.00%

2018 to date :
42 winners from 177 = 23.73% SR
P/L: +13.31pts
ROI = +7.52%

Overall:
565 winners from 2062 = 27.40% S.R
P/L: +501.10pts
ROI: +24.30%

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.

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SotD Update, 30th July to 4th August

The thing about a daily "tipping" service is that there's nowhere to hide in a bad spell, so it's a good job that we neither seek refuge in a storm, nor do we make excuses for poor results.

The bottom line is that recent results haven't been good and last week was terrible. No excuses, no extended analysis, just a renewed commitment to get it right.

The MO is still as it always as been, there will always be peaks and troughs in form/results, long standing members are well used to this, so the way we operate will NOT change.

There WILL however be some temporary changes to the service over the next month, but more delivery-based than anything else, as I'm out of the country from Thursday (9th) morning until Monday 3rd September, so here's what's happening...

  • Monday (6th) to Thursday (9th) : normal service from me : selections in the evening
  • Friday (10th) to Friday (24th) : delayed service from me due to time zones : selections likely to be after 10pm or even overnight.
  • Saturday (25th) to Saturday (2nd Sept) : I'm taking a week off to recharge the batteries and Matt will be providing the service.
  • Sunday (3rd Sept) : I'll be posting the selection for Monday and then it's normal service.

Selections & Results : 30/07/18 to 04/04/18

30/07 : Mecca's Spirit @ 11/4 BOG 5th at 3/1
31/07 : Emily Goldfinch @ 9/2 BOG 9th at 5/2 
01/08 : Soldier's Call @ 11/4 BOG 3rd at 6/4 
02/08 : Toy Theatre @ 4/1 BOG non-runner
03/08 : Threading @ 5/2 BOG 6th at 9/4
04/08 : Dr Doro @ 7/2 BOG 3rd at 5/2

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30/07/18 to 04/08/18 :
0 winning bet from 5 = 0.00% SR
P/L: -5.00pts

July 2018 :
7 winners from 26 = 26.92% SR
P/L: +1.50pts
ROI = +5.77%

August 2018 :
0 winners from 3 = 0.00% SR
P/L: -3.00pts
ROI = -100.00%

2018 to date :
42 winners from 171 = 24.56% SR
P/L: +19.31pts
ROI = +11.29%

Overall:
565 winners from 2056 = 27.48% S.R
P/L: +507.10pts
ROI: +24.66%

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.

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SotD Update, 23rd to 28th July 2018

A string of results reading 355413 wasn't what I was hoping for during the last full week of the month, as you can probably imagine, but one 11/4 winner means that our losses were restricted to 2.25pts and ensures that we'll finish the month in profit.

That profit doesn't look spectacular at present, I'll admit, but we've had our fair share of winners albeit at slightly lower prices than I'd want. I just put this down to the competitive nature of July racing, but I'm really happy to have found 7 winners already.

That said, if we can just squeeze another in from our last two picks of the month, then it will be a decent one for us and a return to the levels we're used to hitting.

Selections & Results : 23/07/18 to 28/07/18

23/07 : Desert Ace @ 9/2 BOG 3rd at 4/1
24/07 : Classic Pursuit @ 9/2 BOG 5th at 9/2 
25/07 : Full Suit @ 5/2 BOG 5th at 11/8 
26/07 : Muatadel @ 11/2 BOG 4th at 4/1
27/07 : Notnow Seamus @ 11/4 BOG WON at 2/1
28/07 : Gainsay @ 4/1 BOG 3rd at 3/1

23/07/18 to 28/07/18 :
1 winning bet from 6 = 16.66% SR
P/L: -2.25pts

July 2018 :
7 winners from 24 = 29.16% SR
P/L: +3.50pts
ROI = +14.58%

2018 to date :
42 winners from 166 = 25.30% SR
P/L: +24.31pts
ROI = +14.64%

Overall:
565 winners from 2051 = 27.55% S.R
P/L: +512.10pts
ROI: +24.97%

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.

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SotD Update, 16th to 21st July 2018

Six picks, all six in the frame, two winners and a couple of points profit was the summary from last week.

A string of results reading 131222 shows we're definitely backing the right kind of horses and a 2pt profit every week would be more than satisfactory from both an SR and an ROI point of view, but I just can't help feeling like we missed out somewhere.

It is a little churlish of course, but had one of the last three runners-up got home, we'd have been looking at an excellent week indeed.

That said, you can't win them all and you can be assured I'll be looking to improve the figures even more next week.

Selections & Results : 16/07/18 to 21/07/18

16/07 : Rock N Rolla @ 5/2 BOG WON at 5/2
17/07: Archimedes @ 3/1 BOG 3rd at 9/2
18/07 : Deeds Not Words @ 7/2 BOG WON at 7/2
19/07 : Delft Dancer @ 9/2 BOG 2nd at 7/2
20/07 : Mistress Quickly @ 7/1 BOG 2nd at 6/1
21/07 : Rogue @ 10/3 BOG 2nd at 3/1

16/07/18 to 21/07/18 :
2 winning bets from 6 = 33.33% SR
P/L: +2.00pts

July 2018 :
6 winners from 18 = 33.33% SR
P/L: +5.75pts
ROI = +31.94%

2018 to date :
41 winners from 160 = 25.62% SR
P/L: +26.56pts
ROI = +16.60%

Overall:
564 winners from 2045 = 27.58% S.R
P/L: +514.35pts
ROI: +25.15%

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.

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SotD Update, 9th to 14th July 2018

Safe/fair to say that week 2 of July didn't pan out anywhere near as well as week 1. Thankfully, our sole winner was advised at 4/1, helping to minimise the weekly loss to just 1 point, ensuring that we enter the second of the half month still holding figures better than both our 2018 & overall averages.

I don't really like to dwell on particular winners or losers, but I was disappointed by the "better" horses I picked this week ie those at Newmarket. Both had excellent chances on paper (pity the race was on grass) and both were well backed by the general public and lauded in the racing press. So, I've no qualms about picking : they simply underperformed.

Maybe, it does hint that I should stick to my low grade handicaps, though!

Selections & Results : 09/07/18 to 14/07/18

09/07 : My Fantasea @ 10/3 BOG 8th at 11/4
10/07: Quoteline Direct @ 4/1 BOG WON at 11/4
11/07 : Divine Messenger @ 9/4 BOG 2nd at 5/2
12/07 : Related @ 7/2 BOG 4th at 10/3
13/07 : Wissahickon @ 11/4 BOG 8th at 2/1
14/07 : Blue Point @ 10/3 BOG 7th at 5/2

09/07/18 to 14/07/18 :
1 winning bet from 6 = 16.66% SR
P/L: -1.00pt

July 2018 :
4 winners from 12 = 33.33% SR
P/L: +3.75pts
ROI = +31.25%

2018 to date :
39 winners from 154 = 25.32% SR
P/L: +24.56pts
ROI = +15.95%

Overall:
562 winners from 2039 = 27.56% S.R
P/L: +512.35pts
ROI: +25.13%

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.

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SotD Update, 2nd to 7th July 2018

Three winners, a runner-up, a third place and one fourth home was the story of July's opening week in a sequence reading 211143.

It was nice although not unexpected to be back amongst the winners, but just as we don't lament or panic at losers, there's no whooping, hollering or BOOOOOOMing, as you might find elsewhere, it's a long-term project and short-term form isn't always the best guide to a service. Hopefully some of our detractors stayed with us and recouped almost 59% of June's total losses.

July has indeed started well, the focus is now to keep it going!

Selections & Results : 02/07/18 to 07/07/18

02/07 : Isabella @ 9/2 BOG 2nd at 15/8
03/07: Good Tradition @ 5/2 BOG WON at 13/8
04/07 : Three Colours Red @ 5/2 BOG WON at 9/4
05/07 : Baron Bolt @ 11/4 BOG WON at 11/4
06/07 : Euginio @ 11/4 BOG 4th at 7/4
07/07 : Ventura Gold @ 4/1 BOG 3rd at 6/4

02/07/18 to 07/07/18 :
3 winning bets from 6 = 50.00% SR
P/L: +4.75pts

July 2018 :
3 winners from 6 = 50.00% SR
P/L: +4.75pts
ROI = +79.16%

2018 to date :
38 winners from 148 = 25.68% SR
P/L: +25.56pts
ROI = +17.27%

Overall:
561 winners from 2033 = 27.59% S.R
P/L: +513.35pts
ROI: +25.25%

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.

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SotD Update, 25th to 30th June 2018

OK, so last week and June in general didn't go to plan, I think it's fair to say. But here at Geegeez, we don't go into meltdown when plans go awry, we don't make excuses for poor results and we don't whoop, holler or booooooom when we're plundering the bookies.

So, based on the above, it'll be business as usual going forward, there'll be no change in approach/method, as this has served us well for years now. June was disappointing (as was May, in honesty), but 2018 still looks strong, as do our overall excellent figures.

Nobody forces anyone to follow any tipster's selections, you're all grown adults! I'm open to any form of constructive criticism, but I'm not going to put up with any more sly, cryptic negative/abusive messages left either on the SotD posts or via email (from the less brave of you!).

The bottom line is this, we lost just over 8pts in June, meaning we were effectively just 2 winners shy of making a profit and as 5 of last week's 6 picks made the frame, I wasn't exactly a million miles off.

The selection process is sound and I with a small band of followers know this. A few years ago, I was frustrated at my SotD shortlist producing winners that went unpublished, so Matt & I set up a separate subscription service using the SotD shortlisted horses not actually chosen to be SotD : that service made over 20pts in June using the same process.

Based on the above, I could easily claim to have been unlucky with my SotD selections, but the truth is that it all evens out on the end and both services will make money in the long run.

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Selections & Results : 25/06/18 to 30/06/18

25/06 : Edge of the World @ 4/1 BOG 3rd at 3/1
26/06: Strictly Carter @ 5/1 BOG 3rd at 7/2
27/06 : Get Ready Freddy @ 4/1 BOG 6th at 9/2
28/06 : Hyanna @ 5/1 BOG 3rd at 11/4
29/06 : Pour La Victoire @ 3/1 BOG 2nd at 3/1
30/06 : Roundabout Magic @ 7/2 BOG 3rd at 11/4

25/06/18 to 30/06/18 :
0 winning bet from 6 = 0.00% SR
P/L: -6.00pts

June 2018 :
4 winners from 24 = 16.66% SR
P/L: -8.10pts
ROI = -33.75%

2018 to date :
35 winners from 142 = 24.65% SR
P/L: +20.81pts
ROI = +14.65%

Overall:
558 winners from 2027 = 27.53% S.R
P/L: +508.60pts
ROI: +25.09%

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.

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SotD Update, 18th to 23rd June 2018

Another tough/disappointing week, I'm afraid. A nice winner on Monday and a valiant runner-up effort on Thursday were the highlights of the week with the other four picks failing to fire at all.

June still isn't a write-off and we've a week to put things right. trust me, that's what I'll be aiming to do.

Selections & Results : 18/06/18 to 23/06/18

18/06 : Wor Lass @ 7/2 BOG WON at 3/1
19/06: I See You Well @ 5/1 BOG 4th at 9/2
20/06 : Tropics @ 4/1 BOG 10th at 3/1
21/06 : Wild Illusion @ 11/4 BOG 2nd at 9/4
22/06 : Duke of Yorkshire @ 7/2 BOG 7th at 10/1
23/06 : Morning With Ivan @ 3/1 BOG 4th at 11/4

18/06/18 to 23/06/18 :
1 winning bet from 6 =16.66% SR
P/L: -1.50pts

June 2018 :
4 winners from 18 = 22.22% SR
P/L: -2.10pts
ROI = -11.66%

2018 to date :
35 winners from 136 = 25.74% SR
P/L: +26.81pts
ROI = +19.71%

Overall:
558 winners from 2021 = 27.61% S.R
P/L: +514.60pts
ROI: +25.46%

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.

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SotD Update, 11th to 16th June 2018

6 picks, of which 1 was a non-runner and the other five lost could quite easily be seen as disappointing by many people.

Personally, I was more frustrated than disappointed, as any of the first three picks of the week could (and some would argue should!) have won their respective contests. Add in Thursday's non-runner, which I felt was my strongest pick of the six and you end up with a 5pt loss from what could actually have been a very good week.

That above, admittedly is all built on supposition rather than proven facts, and as we're only in the business of facts, the bottom line is a total loss on the week, This dents both June's and 2018's figures a little, but the year has still been good and I'm still expecting to declare a profit for June.

Selections & Results : 11/06/18 to 16/06/18

11/06 : Roundabout Magic @ 11/4 BOG 4th at 10/3
12/06: Fanfair @ 4/1 BOG 2nd at 4/1
13/06 : Danzay @ 3/1 BOG 3rd at 5/2
14/06 : Glencadam Master @ 3/1 BOG non-runner
15/06 : Indian Temple @ 5/2 BOG 6th at 15/8
16/06 : Esspeegee @ 10/3 BOG 7th at 5/1

11/06/18 to 16/06/18 :
0 winning bets from 5 = 0.00% SR
P/L: -5.00pts

June 2018 :
3 winners from 12 = 25.00% SR
P/L: -0.60pts
ROI = -5.00%

2018 to date :
34 winners from 130 = 26.15% SR
P/L: +28.31pts
ROI = +21.78%

Overall:
557 winners from 2015 = 27.64% S.R
P/L: +516.10pts
ROI: +25.61%

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.

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SotD Update, 4th to 9th June 2018

A decent week for followers of SotD with three of our five runners making the frame and with two of them going on to win at payouts of 3/1, we made a nice 3pt profit on the week.

Much is and has been made about the rise and fall of our fortunes of late, but 2018's figures so far almost mirror the performance we've achieved since we started. The strike rate tends to be constant around 27% and our ROI around 26% and we're currently bang on course to repeat that again this year.

That would mean in a year of say 300 selections, we'd hope to give you around 80 winners and 80pts profit, but whilst those are fantastic figures, we need to remember that even such a good year brings 220 losing bets and we don't know when they'll come! So, when they come in close succession, patience/tolerance is needed.

Selections & Results : 04/06/18 to 09/06/18

04/06 : Global Thrill @ 4/1 BOG non-runner
05/06: Blazed @ 3/1 BOG 8th at 5/2
06/06 : Mischief Managed@ 3/1 BOG 3rd at 11/4
07/06 : Quantatmental @ 11/4 BOG WON at 3/1
08/06 : Oeil De Tigre @ 3/1 BOG WON at 9/4
09/06 : No Lippy @ 11/4 BOG 7th at 3/1

04/06/18 to 09/06/18 :
2 winning bets from 5 = 40.00% SR
P/L: +3.00pts

June 2018 :
3 winners from 7 = 42.86% SR
P/L: +4.40pts
ROI = +62.86%

2018 to date :
34 winners from 125 = 27.20% SR
P/L: +33.31pts
ROI = +26.65%

Overall:
557 winners from 2010 = 27.71% S.R
P/L: +521.10pts
ROI: +25.93%

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.

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SotD Update, 28th May to 2nd June 2018

A much better week than of late, with 2 winners and 3 placers from our 6 picks and although that wasn't enough to prevent May ending in the red, signs moving forward are encouraging.

As it was, we lost 6.6pts in May meaning that (a) we were probably 2 winners short of a ninth profitable month in a row and (b) we've now lost money in 3 of the last 23 months. I don't like to make excuses but, we'd some non-runners I really fancied and we'd some bad luck through the month, but the numbers never lie at the end of the day.

We've already made some inroads into May's losses and I'm confident that June will be better for all concerned.

Selections & Results : 28/05/18 to 02/06/18

28/05 : Spot Lite @ 7/2 BOG WON at 2/1
29/05: Roundabout Magic @ 4/1 BOG 3rd at 3/1
30/05 : Pipers Note @ 5/1 BOG 2nd at 7/2
31/05 : Codicil @ 13/2 BOG 8th at 8/1
01/06 : Mr Tyrell @ 7/2 BOG 2nd at 4/1
02/06 : Bellevarde @ 3/1 BOG (2.4/1 after 20p R4) WON at 7/4

28/05/18 to 02/06/18  :
2 winning bets from 6 = 33.33% SR
P/L: +1.90pts

May 2018 :
4 winners from 25 = 16.00% SR
P/L: -6.60pts
ROI = -26.40%

June 2018 :
1 winner from 2 = 50.00% SR
P/L: +1.40pts
ROI = +70.00%

2018 to date :
32 winners from 120 = 26.66% SR
P/L: +30.31pts
ROI = +25.26%

Overall:
555 winners from 2005 = 27.68% S.R
P/L: +518.10pts
ROI: +25.84%

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.

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SotD Update, 21st to 26th May 2018

Not a great week by any stretch of the imagination.

6 selections, 2 non-runners a placer and three also-rans made for a 4pt loss and there's no hiding from the fact that it's going to be mighty difficult to turn a profit for May, unless I can find three winners in the next four days!

Should that unlikely event not come to pass, May will become our first unprofitable month since August 2017 and the third such month since June 2016, hence the reason nobody here at Geegeez is pressing any panic buttons right now.

I would however like to address a couple of queries/concerns I've had pointed out to me...

  • No, the selection process hasn't changed
  • No, I don't know why they're not winning
  • Yes, I do back them myself with real money (£25 stakes)
  • Yes, I'm also feeling the pain
  • and Yes, I do genuinely think that every one of my picks has a good chance of winning with or without the stats to back it up.

Geegeez thrives based on service, honesty and transparency. We make no excuses during a poor run nor we shout BOOOOOOOOM after a winning selection.

We don't hide when the chips are down and whilst we're not happy with the results right now, we know better times are around the corner and we thank you for your continued support/patience.

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Selections & Results : 21/05/18 to 26/05/18 

21/05 : Northandsouth @ 3/1 BOG non-runner (Self Cert : Bruised Foot)
22/05: Not A Role Model @ 5/2 non-runner (Self Cert : Not Eaten Up)
23/05 : Lilys Prince @ 5/1 BOG 3rd at 7/4
24/05 : Foie Gras @ 11/4 7th at 6/1
25/05 : Savannah Moon @ 4/1 BOG 7th at 7/2
26/05 : Heartache @ 9/2 BOG 6th at 6/1

21/05/18 to 26/05/18  :
0 winning bets from 4 = 0.00% SR
P/L: -4.00pts

May 2018 :
3 winners from 21 = 14.28% SR
P/L: -7.10pts
ROI = -33.81%

2018 to date :
30 winners from 114 = 26.32% SR
P/L: +28.41pts
ROI = +24.92%

Overall:
553 winners from 1999 = 27.66% S.R
P/L: +516.20pts
ROI: +25.82%

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.

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SotD Update, 14th to 19th May 2018

Definitely a week of two halves, the week just gone.

Started poorly with a 10th placed finish, then three good days with Alejandro being an unlucky runner-up before wins by Creevytennant and Morning With Ivan ensuring we'd make profit on the week. Sadly we couldn't add to the tally, as the week petered out with two more well-beaten runners.

Without discussing the ifs and maybes about unlucky losers (we don't go into excuses mode here at Geegeez!), we still made 1.5pts profit on the week and whilst May continues to be a tricky conundrum to solve, we're still in there pitching.

In fact, we're currently 3.1pts down for May with 10 selections yet to come (assuming no non-runners) and I'm still confident of making May our ninth profitable month in a row. We're a winner shy of breaking even, so I'm probably going to need 3 or 4 winners before the month is out, but we all know it can be done.

And before I go, one thing on the horizon to look forward to is Friday's selection, which by my maths will be SotD's 2000th pick and at the the very worst we'll tackle that race with an overall strike rate of almost 27.7% with an ROI just shy of 26%!

Selections & Results : 14/05/18 to 19/05/18 

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14/05 : Raashdy @ 11/4 BOG 10th at 9/4
15/05: Alejandro @ 7/2 BOG 2nd at 3/1
16/05 : Creevytennant @ 5/2 BOG WON at 6/4
17/05 : Morning With Ivan @ 3/1 BOG WON at 11/4
18/05 : Isstoora @ 7/2 BOG 9th at 5/1
19/05 : Northandsouth @ 11/4 BOG 7th at 11/4

14/05/18 to 19/05/18  :
2 winning bets from 6 = 33.33% SR
P/L: +1.50pts

May 2018 :
3 winners from 17 = 17.65% SR
P/L: -3.10pts
ROI = -18.24%

2018 to date :
30 winners from 110 = 27.27% SR
P/L: +32.41pts
ROI = +29.46%

Overall:
553 winners from 1995 = 27.72% S.R
P/L: +520.20pts
ROI: +26.08%

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.

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Stat of the Day, 15th May 2018

Monday's Runner was...

2.55 Wolverhampton : Raashdy @ 11/4 BOG 10th at 9/4 (Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out)

We continue with Tuesday's...

4.10 Beverley :

Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Generally, I'll identify and share the selection in the evening before the following day's race and I then add a detailed write-up later on that night/next morning.

Those happy to take the early price on trust can do so, whilst some might prefer to wait for my reasoning. As I fit the early service in around my family life, I can't give an exact timing on the posts, so I suggest you follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook for instant notifications of a published pick.

Who?

Alejandro @ 7/2 BOG

A 12-runner, Class 4,  1m½f  Flat Handicap (4yo+) on good ground worth £6553 to the winner... 

Why?

This 9 yr old gelding returned from a 12 week break to run well in third place staying on late over 7f at Chester 6 days ago and is taken to fare even better for (a) having had a run, (b) upped in trip and (c) returning to Beverley where his form reads 121 including a 1 from 1 record over course and distance.

His trainer David Loughnane is 9 from 34 (26.5% SR) for 86.7pts (+255% ROI) here at Beverley, including...

  • 8/25 (32%) for 60.1pts (+240.6%) in handicaps
  • 3/8 (37.5%) for 22.6pts over this 8.5f course and distance
  • 2/6 (33.3%) for 14.6pts (+243.4%) at Class 4
  • and 2/3 (66.6%) for 32.8pts (+1093.3%) with Ben Curtis in the saddle.

Ben, himself, seems to enjoy coming here as he's won 17 of his 80 (21.3% SR) rides here since the start of 2016 generating profits of 39.5pts (+49.3% ROI) for those backing him blindly with 3 winners from 6 950%) for 40pts (+666.6%) this year alone.

...and that's how I got to...a 1pt win bet on Alejandro @ 7/2 BOG which was available from Betfair, Coral and Paddy Power at 5.45pm on Monday. To see what your preferred bookie is offering, simply...

...click here for the betting on the 4.10 Beverley

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REMINDER: THERE IS NO STAT OF THE DAY ON SUNDAYS

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P.S. all P/L returns quoted in the stats above are to Betfair SP, as I NEVER bet to ISP and neither should you. I always use BOG bookies for SotD, wherever possible, but I use BFSP for the stats as it is the nearest approximation I can give, so I actually expect to beat the returns I use to support my picks. If that's unclear, please ask!

Stat of the Day, 14th May 2018

Saturday's Runner was...

6.45 Thirsk : Stonific @ 6/1 BOG (=5.4/1 after a 10p R4) WON at 11/4 (Mid-division, smooth headway over 2f out, led 2f out, hard ridden when strongly challenged inside final furlong, held on gamely to win by a head)

We start a new week with Monday's...

2.55 Wolverhampton :

Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Generally, I'll identify and share the selection in the evening before the following day's race and I then add a detailed write-up later on that night/next morning.

Those happy to take the early price on trust can do so, whilst some might prefer to wait for my reasoning. As I fit the early service in around my family life, I can't give an exact timing on the posts, so I suggest you follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook for instant notifications of a published pick.

Who?

Raashdy @ 11/4 BOG

A 12-runner, Class 5,  1m4f  A/W Handicap (4yo+) on tapeta worth £3752 to the winner... 

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Why?

Well, basically, he's a 5 yr old gelding in excellent form! Over the last seven months he has raced eight times, making the frame on every occasion and winning five times, including last time out twelve days ago over this very course and distance. And although he does seem to be running consistently well, connections have been keen to protect him from overexertion, hence only 8 runs in that time, so he's hardly overdone.

He has a record on the A/W of 6 wins and 3 placed finished from 19 starts and amongst those 19 races, the following demonstrate his suitability for the task ahead...

  • 3 wins, 3 places from 9 here at Wolverhampton
  • 4 wins, 3 places from 7 when sent off at odds of 4/1 or shorter
  • 4 wins, 2 places from 7 within 15 days of his last run
  • 3 wins, 3 places from 7 with Luke Morris in the saddle
  • 3 wins, 1 place from 6 in fields of 12 to 15 runners
  • 4 wins, 1 place from 5 over trips of 11 to 12 furlongs
  • 3 wins, 2 places from 5 wearing cheekpieces
  • 2 wins, 1 place from 4 at a mile and a half
  • and 2 wins, 1 place from just 3 efforts over course and distance

His trainer, Peter Hiatt, has been quiet of late, but still has three winners and a placer from the seven he has sent out over the last four weeks and the yard is 2 from 5 this month, whilst more long-term (and with this race as a point of context), his Class 5 to 7 handicappers racing over trips of 8.5f to 14f here at Wolverhampton are 17/128 (13.3% SR) for 43.9pts (+34% ROI) since 2009.

These are decent "niche numbers" for one of the smaller yards and with today's race conditions, those runners are...

  • 7 from 52 (13.5%) for 26.1pts (+50.2%) racing 6 to 15 days after their last run
  • 14 from 40 (35%) for 40.2pts (+100.5%) when sent off at odds of 7/4 to 7/1
  • 6 from 36 (16.6%) for 46.9pts (+130.2%) on Tapeta
  • and LTO winners are 3 from 10 (30%) for 5.43pts (+54.3%)

...steering us towards...a 1pt win bet on Raashdy @ 11/4 BOG which was available from BetVictor, Ladbrokes, SkyBet & SunBets at 8.45pm on Sunday. To see what your preferred bookie is offering, simply...

...click here for the betting on the 2.55 Wolverhampton

Don't forget, we offer a full interactive racecard service every day!

REMINDER: THERE IS NO STAT OF THE DAY ON SUNDAYS

Here is today's racecard

P.S. all P/L returns quoted in the stats above are to Betfair SP, as I NEVER bet to ISP and neither should you. I always use BOG bookies for SotD, wherever possible, but I use BFSP for the stats as it is the nearest approximation I can give, so I actually expect to beat the returns I use to support my picks. If that's unclear, please ask!