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SotD Update, 6th to 11th July 2020

Five losers to start the week wasn't what we wanted/needed and July continues to be the chalk to June's cheese (I prefer cheese). Betting on racing is always a rollercoaster ride and good runs will allow follow bad ones and vice versa.

That said, Saturday's well fancied winner was a welcome relief as it broke a cycle of 10 losers and although I put him up at 5/2, which is pretty much as low as I'm comfortable with for SotD, he did prove that even at the sharper end of the market, you can get some value as those getting on at 5/2 got 167% of Industry SP, which is why we never back at SP!

So, despite being almost halfway through the month, the running loss for July is manageable and nothing that a couple of winners won't fix, so that's the immediate aim.

Next pick will go live shortly after 8.00am Monday.

Chris

Selections & Results : 06/07/20 to 11/07/20

06/07 : Talking About You @ 4/1 BOG 2nd at 4/1
07/07 : Music Therapist @ 5/1 BOG 9th at 9/4
08/07 : Puerto Banus @ 11/4 BOG 2nd at 3/1
09/07 : Blairlogie @ 11/4 BOG 7th at 15/8
10/07 : Pink Flamingo @ 3/1 BOG 5th at 7/2
11/07 : Canagat @ 5/2 BOG WON at 6/4

06/07/20 to 11/07/20 :
1 winning bet from 6 = 16.66% SR
P/L: -2.50pts

July 2020 :
1 winner from 9 = 11.11% SR
P/L: -5.50pts
ROI = -61.11%

2020 to date :
18 winners from 96 = 18.75% SR
P/L: +7.50pts
ROI = +7.81%

Overall:
674 winners from 2561 = 26.32% S.R
P/L: +539.37pts
ROI: +21.06%

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
The full story from 2017 can be read here.
Whilst the yearly review for 2018 is right here

And here is the overview for 2019

Stat of the Day is just one component of the excellent package available to all Geegeez Gold Members, so why not take the plunge and get involved right now?

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SotD Update, 29th June to 4th July 2020

Five losers and a runner who wouldn't enter the stalls from six picks doesn't look great, does it? But that was the story of last week and you might be surprised to hear that only my wallet is hurting as a result.

I'm still generally happy with what we got for our money. Unlucky possibly on Monday, going down by a length and then by just a head on Friday. Saturday's runner wouldn't enter the stalls, whereas on Tuesday there were no stalls and from a standing start, we'd lost before we even began in farcicial conditions.

Midweek was poor, with two well beaten runners, but when backing runners at 7/1 and the like, you can go a while between drinks.

So, I'm not too despondent. : June was great and I just need July to start firing and the world will seem a better place.

Next pick will go live shortly after 8.00am Monday.

Chris

Selections & Results : 29/06/20 to 04/07/20

29/06 : Porto Ferro @ 3/1 BOG 2nd at 2/1
30/06 : Chetan @ 11/4 BOG 8th at 11/10
01/07 : Chapmanshype @ 5/1 BOG 9th at 7/1
02/07 : Steelriver @ 5/1 BOG 7th at 9/2
03/07 : Comeatchoo @ 5/1 BOG 2nd at 5/1
04/07 : Cruising @ 13/2 BOG non-runner

29/06/20 to 04/07/20 :
0 winning bets from 5 = 0.00% SR
P/L: -5.00pts

June 2020 :
8 winners from 26 = 30.77% SR
P/L: +27.17pts
ROI = +104.50%

July 2020 :
0 winners from 3 = 0.00% SR
P/L: -3.00pts
ROI = -100.00%

2020 to date :
17 winners from 90 = 18.89% SR
P/L: +10.00pts
ROI = +11.11%

Overall:
673 winners from 2556= 26.33% S.R
P/L: +541.87pts
ROI: +21.20%

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
The full story from 2017 can be read here.
Whilst the yearly review for 2018 is right here

And here is the overview for 2019

Stat of the Day is just one component of the excellent package available to all Geegeez Gold Members, so why not take the plunge and get involved right now?

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SotD Update, 22nd to 27th June 2020

Definitely a week of ups and downs starting with a run of four defeats including a few poor performances and then a better end to the week with two winners.

And despite both winners having their odds reduced by Rule 4 deductions denying us 2pts profit, we still cleared almost 3pts on the week.

So with two more picks to come, our worst case scenario for June has now moved on to +27.17pts, one of our best ever months and the best since we made 31.75pts in January 2019. We'd need a 4/1 winner to beat that figure, whilst a 5/1 success would give us our best ever, beating January 2012's 32.82pts.

Next pick will go live shortly after 8.00am Monday.

Chris

Selections & Results : 22/06/20 to 27/06/20

22/06 : Air Force Amy @ 13/2 BOG 2nd at 9/2
23/06 : Peachey Carnehan @ 10/3 BOG 5th at 11/4
24/06 : My Valentino @ 10/3 BOG 7th at 9/1
25/06 : Princess Way @ 6/1 BOG 9th at 9/1
26/06 : National Anthem @ 7/2 BOG (3/1 after a 20p Rule 4 deduction) WON at 10/3
27/06 : Nkosikazi @ 5/1 BOG (7/2 after a 30p Rule 4 deduction) WON at 9/4

22/06/20 to 27/06/20 :
2 winning bets from 6 = 33.33% SR
P/L: +2.83pts

June 2020 :
8 winners from 24 = 33.33% SR
P/L: +29.17pts
ROI = +121.54%

2020 to date :
17 winners from 85 = 20.00% SR
P/L: +15.00pts
ROI = +17.65%

Overall:
673 winners from 2551= 26.38% S.R
P/L: +546.87pts
ROI: +21.44%

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
The full story from 2017 can be read here.
Whilst the yearly review for 2018 is right here

And here is the overview for 2019

Stat of the Day is just one component of the excellent package available to all Geegeez Gold Members, so why not take the plunge and get involved right now?

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SotD Update, 15th to 20th June 2020

I think it was almost inevitable that our third week of the month was going to struggle to live up to the exploits of the previous fortnight, but a run of results reading 212239 suggests we're still backing the right horses. Saturday's pick ran a stinker, admittedly but the form figures from the previous five days don't tell the full story either.

Monday's 11/4 runner was caught late and lost by a neck, Tuesday's win had to absorb a 15p Rule 4 deduction, we were a neck away again on Wednesday with a 7/1 chance on that occasion. We lost a photo at 7/2 by a short head on Thursday, Friday's runner blew the start and the race at the same time, whilst Saturday's pick just didn't go.

All in all, a pretty exciting week. Lots of chances to win, certainly plenty of runs for our money and despite a loss of 2.66pts on the week, our worst case scenario for June is still a return of +18.34pts.

Next pick will go live shortly after 8.00am Monday.

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Chris

Selections & Results : 15/06/20 to 20/06/20

15/06 : My Girl Maggie @ 11/4 BOG 2nd at 5/4
16/06 : Seneca Chief @ 11/4 BOG (2.34/1 after 15p Rule 4) WON at 6/4
17/06 : Huraiz @ 4/1 BOG 2nd at 7/1
18/06 : Matewan @ 7/2 BOG 2nd at 2/1
19/06 : Tabaahy @ 7/2 BOG 3rd at 18/5
20/06 : Highland Acclaim @ 6/1 BOG 9th at 12/1

15/06/20 to 20/06/20 :
1 winning bet from 6 = 16.66% SR
P/L: -2.66pts

June 2020 :
6 winners from 18 = 33.33% SR
P/L: +26.34pts
ROI = +146.33%

2020 to date :
15 winners from 79 = 18.99% SR
P/L: +12.17pts
ROI = +15.41%

Overall:
671 winners from 2545 = 26.36% S.R
P/L: +544.04pts
ROI: +21.37%

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
The full story from 2017 can be read here.
Whilst the yearly review for 2018 is right here

And here is the overview for 2019

Stat of the Day is just one component of the excellent package available to all Geegeez Gold Members, so why not take the plunge and get involved right now?

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SotD Update, 8th to 13th June 2020

Week 2 after lockdown proved to be another good one for us with results of 122516 generating another weekly profit of 11pts, mainly thanks to a marvellous result on Friday. This means our worst case scenario for June is a 15pt profit for the month, but I'll going as hard as I can to at least maintain what we've already banked.

I would however like to remind you of last week's note of caution..." Those who have been with me for a while will already be expecting what I'm going to say next, though...it isn't/won't always be like this. We take the rough with the smooth at SotD and there'll be times when things don't go our way. No over-celebrating the winners and no over-mourning the losing streaks. Long-term profitability still remains the target!" 

Next pick will go live shortly after 8.00am Monday.

Chris

Selections & Results : 08/06/20 to 13/06/20

08/06 : Kath's Lustre @ 4/1 BOG WON at 11/4
09/06 : Mountain Brave @ 5/1 BOG 2nd at 8/1
10/06 : Bavardages @ 10/3 BOG 2nd at 5/2
11/06 : Almqvist @ 11/4 BOG 5th at 3/1
12/06 : Steelriver @ 10/1 BOG WON at 11/1
13/06 : Singing Sheriff @ 5/1 BOG 6th at 3/1

08/06/20 to 13/06/20 :
2 winning bets from 6 = 33.33% SR
P/L: +11.00pts

June 2020 :
5 winners from 12 = 41.66% SR
P/L: +29.00pts
ROI = +241.66%

2020 to date :
14 winners from 73 = 19.18% SR
P/L: +14.83pts
ROI = +20.31%

Overall:
670 winners from 2539 = 26.39% S.R
P/L: +546.70pts
ROI: +21.53%

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
The full story from 2017 can be read here.
Whilst the yearly review for 2018 is right here

And here is the overview for 2019

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SotD Update, 1st to 6th June 2020

Hello and welcome back to the first SotD roundup for what seems like an eternity and I'm happy to say it has been an amazing return to action, as we shot out of the blocks with three winners (at 5/1, 7/1 and then 9/1!) plus a placer giving us a phenomenal 18pts profit on the week.

Those who have been with me for a while will already be expecting what I'm going to say next, though...it isn't/won't always be like this. We take the rough with the smooth at SotD and there'll be times when things don't go our way.

No over-celebrating the winners and no over-mourning the losing streaks. Long-term profitability still remains the target, but yes I really enjoyed a week that I was initially fearing.

Chris

Selections & Results : 01/06/20 to 06/06/20

01/06 : Be Proud @ 4/1 BOG 5th at 11/4
02/06 : Olympic Conqueror @ 5/1 BOG WON at 7/2
03/06 : Dubious Affair @ 9/2 BOG WON at 7/1
04/06 : Buniann @ 5/1 BOG 3rd at 11/4
05/06 : Corvair @ 7/2 BOG 8th at 10/3
06/06 : Astrozone @ 9/1 BOG WON at 9/2

01/06/20 to 06/06/20 :
3 winning bets from 6 = 50.00% SR
P/L: +18.00pts

June 2020 :
3 winners from 6 = 50.00% SR
P/L: +18.00pts
ROI = +300.00%

2020 to date :
12 winners from 67 = 17.91% SR
P/L: +3.83pts
ROI = +5.72%

Overall:
668 winners from 2533 = 26.37% S.R
P/L: +535.70pts
ROI: +21.15%

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
The full story from 2017 can be read here.
Whilst the yearly review for 2018 is right here

And here is the overview for 2019

Stat of the Day is just one component of the excellent package available to all Geegeez Gold Members, so why not take the plunge and get involved right now?

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SotD Update, 9th to 14th March 2020

So, as intimated last weekend, I was right to swerve Cheltenham for SotD purposes (in fact, I only had 2 bets all Festival, a 5/2 win on Min and a defeat for Easy Game), but my results here were no better than many of you fared at Chelts, sadly.

It was largely a tale of woe with few excuses. No winners, 6pts dropped : Nexar, Gorgeous General & Jimmy all ran poorly, Roxyfet got a bum ride from a usually reliable rider and Subliminal/Premier D'Troice couldn't last the trips faced. All in all, just poor.

This obviously puts me on the back foot for March and I'm not sure how much time I'm going to be given to turn it around (Corona, not the boss!), but here's something...I'm still very happy with the selection process, despite poor results!

I'll explain briefly and it might not give many of you comfort, but let's try...

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A while back I shared some of my selection process and told you that from my final daily shortlist, I send one pick to SotD and up to three picks per day to my standalone service www.statpicks.co.uk , a limited membership subscription service (some, but not many spaces available) and all that seems to have happened of late is that the winners haven't been spread around equally.

The last 40 Stat Picks selections (over the last 3 and half weeks) have produced 20 winners (50% SR) and 51.8pts (+129.5% ROI) profit, from exactly the same selection process as SotD! So whilst I understand and share any frustrations you've got, I insist that the MO is sound. This is not a sales push for the other service, but if you do want more info on it, just drop me an email at the usual address.

Chris

Selections & Results : 09/03/20 to 14/03/20

09/03 : Nezar @ 7/1 BOG 9th at 11/1
10/03 : Roxyfet @ 9/2 BOG 2nd at 11/4
11/03 : Subliminal @ 13/2 BOG 4th at 7/2
12/03 : Premier D'Troice @ 11/4 BOG PU at 2/1
13/03 : Gorgeous General @ 7/2 BOG 5th at 9/2
14/03 : Jimmy @ 3/1 BOG PU at 7/4

09/03/20 to 16/03/20 :
0 winning bet from 6 = 0.00% SR
P/L: -6.00pts

March 2020 :
1 winner from 12 = 8.33% SR
P/L: -7.00pts
ROI = -58.33%

2020 to date :
9 winners from 61 = 14.75% SR
P/L: -14.17pts
ROI = -23.23%

Overall:
665 winners from 2527 = 26.32% S.R
P/L: +517.70pts
ROI: +20.49%

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
The full story from 2017 can be read here.
Whilst the yearly review for 2018 is right here

And here is the overview for 2019

Stat of the Day is just one component of the excellent package available to all Geegeez Gold Members, so why not take the plunge and get involved right now?

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SotD Update, 2nd to 7th March 2020

It was a consistent, if frustrating start to the new month, as after a fourth place finish on Monday, the next five picks all made the frame. The frustration came in the form of just one winning, whilst three finished as runners-up. Thankfully, we got on the winner at 4/1 to keep the losses small, whilst wondering "what if..." about the three silvers.

That said, it's always about small margins in this game and hopefully next week we'll be the other side of a tight call. Cheltenham beckons now, but most (if not all) of my selections will be from elsewhere, I leave the big important meetings to those best placed to make selections there. After all, a 3/1 winner in a 6-runner Class 6 A/W handicap pays the same as a 3/1 winner in a 20-runner chase at HQ.

Just a thought 😉

Chris

Selections & Results : 02/03/20 to 07/03/20

02/03 : Casual Cavalier @ 4/1 BOG 4th at 8/1
03/03 : Ballybreen @ 10/3 BOG 2nd at 7/2
04/03 : Will To Win @ 3/1 BOG 2nd at 11/4
05/03 : Le Boizelo @ 4/1 BOG WON at 3/1
06/03 : Krazy Paving @ 11/4 BOG 3rd at 5/1
07/03 : Emma Beag @ 4/1 BOG 2nd at 11/4

02/03/20 to 07/03/20 :
1 winning bet from 6 = 16.66% SR
P/L: -1.00pts

March 2020 :
1 winner from 6 = 16.66% SR
P/L: -1.00pts
ROI = -16.66%

2020 to date :
9 winners from 55 = 16.36% SR
P/L: -8.17pts
ROI = -14.85%

Overall:
665 winners from 2521 = 26.38% S.R
P/L: +523.70pts
ROI: +20.77%

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
The full story from 2017 can be read here.
Whilst the yearly review for 2018 is right here

And here is the overview for 2019

Stat of the Day is just one component of the excellent package available to all Geegeez Gold Members, so why not take the plunge and get involved right now?

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SotD Update, 24th to 29th February 2020

Well, coming into the last week of the month, it was highly unlikely that I'd be able to overturn a deficit in excess of 15pts, but 2 winners from 6 and 6.33pts profit on the week did at least put a veneer of respectability on proceedings.

It also rewarded you loyal followers of the feature and also puts me in the best Sunday frame of mind I've had for a good few weeks. We're still 2 winners shy of parity for the year as a whole and my own personal target for March has to be to make at least 7.2pts profit, so we can enter the second quarter in the black.

The weather forecast where I live (in the hills near the Lancs/Yorks border) still isn't great for the upcoming week, but hopefully some of the tracks elsewhere will start to dry out, enabling a return to more predictable racing!

Chris

Selections & Results : 24/02/20 to 29/02/20

24/02 : Reeves @ 9/2 BOG 2nd at 5/1
25/02 : Mamoo @ 11/2 BOG WON at 7/1
26/02 : Summer Lightening @ 10/3 BOG 7th at 5/1
27/02 : Cap St Vincent @ 9/2 BOG PU at 3/1
28/02 : Watheer @ 3/1 BOG 5th at 5/1
29/02 : Charlie D @ 10/3 BOG WON at 9/4

24/02/20 to 29/02/20 :
2 winning bets from 6 = 33.33% SR
P/L: +6.33pts

February 2020 :
3 winners from 25 = 12.00% SR
P/L: -8.92pts
ROI = -35.68%

2020 to date :
8 winners from 49 = 16.33% SR
P/L: -7.17pts
ROI = -14.63%

Overall:
664 winners from 2515 = 26.40% S.R
P/L: +524.70pts
ROI: +20.86%

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
The full story from 2017 can be read here.
Whilst the yearly review for 2018 is right here

And here is the overview for 2019

Stat of the Day is just one component of the excellent package available to all Geegeez Gold Members, so why not take the plunge and get involved right now?

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Stat of the Day: The 2019 Review

*IMPORTANT: the email I sent this morning opened with "Let me start with the caveat. Free, potentially, yes; but risk-free"

It should have said "Free, potentially, yes; but NOT risk-free" - sincere apologies. Matt

Last Tuesday marked the end of SotD's eighth full calendar year since its inception as a non-tipping piece back in November 2011, so thank you to those of you (including Matt) for putting up with me all that time!

The logic behind this daily feature is to take a slight step from the normal form book/ race card approach to betting, since form is temporary at best and race cards are still largely inadequate, although Matt's efforts here at Geegeez are the exception to the rule.

My brief is to give some statistical pointers as to how you could frame a bet from another angle and whilst we don't expect all of them to win, we do expect a decent run for our money and often the stats we quote will pinpoint winners elsewhere too. So it's really more than a tip, it's a way-in to a bet that you can use over and over again.

We attract lots of new members to the site every year, thanks mainly to the continual improvements made to the racing toolkit and partly due to SotD's success, and this is bringing in more savvy punters looking for better data, information and racecards than they'll find anywhere else on the 'net, so here's briefly how I "do my bit"...

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My first port of call is find runners who fit a stat (or usually a number of stats) suggesting they will go well. I have quite a large portfolio of saved micro-systems and angles (our Query Tool is brilliant for this) and they generate a list of possibles each day. I also look at the Shortlist report and the qualifiers generated from the Report Angles facility and I end up with a fairly long list of horses/races to assess.

I then cross off the races that I don't even want to consider and only then do I start to look at a race card. Where I have multiple selections in a race, I'll then make a decision on which would be my preferred runner in the race. At this point, I should now have less than 10 races/horses on my shortlist, I then put them in an order that I think reflects their likelihood of winning and at this point, I look at the prices.

Once I've got the prices, I cross out those that don't offer me enough perceived value and then the one that now stands top of the list is the daily selection. We aim to have the selection online in the early evening before racing (preferably by 6.00pm) where possible but occasionally due to home-life, travel plans and/or holidays, it can be later, but there's a selection every day except Sundays and we don't take Bank Holidays, Easter nor Christmas off!

That said, we are currently trialling a morning of racing delivery of Stat of the Day, with the pick generally online by 8.15am.

I try to find runners priced around the 11/4 to 6/1 mark at BOG prices and look for some value in the odds achieved, but sometimes I have to stray outside those parameters a little. A large proportion of selections are sent off at much shorter odds than advised, and constantly beating SP is a key in making long-term profits. Basically, our profit figures aren't massaged by some freakishly long-priced winners, nor is our strike rate bolstered by a string of odds-on jollies.

What we do have is a consistent approach that aims to highlight one value selection per day and although this "one-a-day" stats-based approach to bet selection suffers all the obligatory peaks and troughs associated with betting on horses, we did manage to make a profit yet again in 2019, but it was a real tough slog towards the end of the year, if I'm brutally honest.

Normally at this point, I'm typing this out with a fairly satisfied smile on my face, but the final quarter of the year gave us little to smile about. Nevertheless, the bigger picture is that we managed to secure yet another yearly profit, our eighth on the bounce. We're quietly proud of our record of profit in every year since SotD's inception, for what is essentially a free add-on to the Gold toolbox package, but we're also aware that recent form has been below long-term levels... although I think I said that form was only temporary anyway!

A full month-by-month analysis of SotD's results can always be found at
http://www.geegeez.co.uk/stat-of-the-day-month-by-month/ , and the overall picture for 2019 was as follows:

Number of bets/selections/pts wagered: 290 (two fewer than 2018)
Winning Bets: 66 (67 in 2018)
Strike Rate: 22.76% (2018 = 22.95%)
Average payout from winning bet : 3.93/1 (2018 = 3.57/1)

Yearly Profit: 35.46pts (2018 = 14.16pts)
Profit on Stakes Invested: 12.23% (2018 was 4.85%)

From inception in November 2011 to end 2019: +531.87 points

The overall bottom line is still, we think, impressive and one that both Matt and I (it's a team game) are happy with; and, although I've been quite vocal in expressing my disappointment about the way 2019 fizzled out, a 12.23% return actually shows us in a good light against many of our peers.

We're already up and running for January, a month that has traditionally been kind to us, so fingers crossed for more of the same and a good year overall.

Many Thanks for being a part of Geegeez and SotD,
Chris, Matt and the whole Geegeez team.

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Stat of the Day: The 2018 Review

A little over four weeks ago was the end of SotD's seventh full calendar year since its inception as a non-tipping piece back in November 2011. I should possibly clarify for those who haven't been with us all that time!

SotD was designed to give some statistical pointers as to how you could frame a bet without relying purely on the formbook or the racecards, which as we all know were (and largely still are ) inadequate back then. So, whilst we don't expect all of them to win, we do expect a fair run and often the stats we quote will pinpoint winners elsewhere too, so it's really more than a tip.

We know that we acquire lots of new subscribers every year thanks to previous years' successes from this service and also due to more savvy punters looking for better data, information and racecards than they'll find anywhere else on the 'net, so a brief overview of SotD is as follows...

Whilst form and other variable parameters come in to play when normally making a bet, SotD's first port of call is find runners who fit a stat (or usually a number of stats) suggesting they will go well.

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We aim to have the selection online in the early evening before racing (preferably by 6.00pm) where possible but occasionally due to home-life, travel plans and/or holidays, it can be later, but there's a selection every day except Sundays and we don't take Bank Holidays, Easter nor Christmas off!

We try to find runners priced around the 11/4 to 6/1 mark at BOG prices and look for some value in the odds achieved, but sometimes we have to stray outside those parameters a little. A large proportion of our selections run at much shorter odds than we advise and constantly beating SP is a key in making long-term profits. Basically, our profit figures aren't massaged by some freakishly long priced winners, nor is our strike rate bolstered by a string of odds-on jollies.

What we do have is a consistent approach that aims to highlight one value selection per day and although this "one-a-day" stats-based approach to bet selection suffers all the obligatory peaks and troughs associated with betting on horses, we did manage to make a profit yet again in 2018, but it was a real tough slog and easily our worst year so far, which was made even more acute following on from 2017's stellar performance!

Normally at this point, I'm typing this out with a fairly satisfied smile on my face, but the bulk of 2018 from Easter onwards gave me little to smile about to be honest and the only real cause for celebration is that we managed to secure another yearly profit, our 7th on the bounce. We're rightfully proud of our 7 year record for what is essentially a free add-on to the Gold toolbox package, but we're aware that 2019 needs to be better.

A full month-by-month analysis of SotD's results can, of course, always be found at
http://www.geegeez.co.uk/stat-of-the-day-month-by-month/ , but the overall picture for 2018 was as follows:

Number of bets/selections/pts wagered: 292 (two fewer than 2017!)
Winning Bets: 67 (well down from 83 in 2017)
Strike Rate: 22.95% (2017 = 28.23%)
Average payout from winning bet : 3.57/1 (2017 = 3.89/1)

Yearly Profit: 14.16pts (2017 = 112.05pts)
Profit on Stakes Invested: 4.85% (2017 was 38.11%)

Our overall bottom line is still very impressive and one that both Matt and I (it's a team game) are rightfully very proud of, but we're well aware that 2019 needs to be better for both of us and more importantly for you, our loyal subscribers.

That said, the first four weeks of this year have gone well and we're already guaranteed to be in front for the at the end of next month, so we're now hoping to kick on and make 2019 something more like 2017 than 2018!. The challenge now, of course, is to extend January's form for as long as we can throughout the year.

Thanks for sticking with Geegeez and SotD,
Chris, Matt and the whole Geegeez team.

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Stat of the Day: The 2017 Review

We recently (well, just over 7 weeks ago : I actually forgot to do this piece back then!) came to the end of the sixth full calendar year for Stat of the Day, which was Geegeez' first real venture into daily tipping, which was launched to our unsuspecting readers more as a daily pointer rather than an actual tip back in November 2011.

We know that we acquire lots of new subscribers every year thanks to previous years' successes from this service and also due to more savvy punters looking for better data, information and racecards than they'll find anywhere else on the 'net, so a brief overview of SotD is as follows...

Whilst form and other variable parameters come in to play when normally making a bet, SotD's first port of call is find runners who fit a stat (or usually a number of stats) suggesting they will go well.

We aim to have the selection online in the early evening before racing (around 6-7 pm) where possible but occasionally due to home-life, travel plans and/or holidays, it can be later, but there's a selection every day except Sundays and we don't take Bank Holidays, Easter nor Christmas off!

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We try to find runners priced around the 3/1 to 6/1 mark at BOG prices and look for some value in the odds achieved, but sometimes we have to stray outside those parameters a little. A large proportion of our selections run at much shorter odds than we advise and constantly beating SP is a key in making long-term profits. Basically, our profit figures aren't massaged by some freakishly long priced winners, nor is our strike rate bolstered by a string of odds-on jollies.

What we do have is a consistent approach that aims to highlight one value selection per day and although this "one-a-day" stats-based approach to bet selection suffers all the obligatory peaks and troughs associated with betting on horses, we did manage to make a decent profit yet again in 2017.

Without blowing the collective trumpets of myself, Steve and of course, Matt, we're very proud of the figures accrued to date and we can safely say there aren't many (if any!) better services around. In fact, most paid-for services would kill for our figures.

Where possible, we'd like SotD to cover your subscriptions to Gold, making the rest of the site free to use as you see fit and in 2017, a level stake of £2.65 was all that was needed to cover a £297 per year annual subscription. This was achieved via 10 profitable months from 12 (we lost 2.75pts in July and 4.37pts in August)

A full month-by-month analysis of SotD's results can, of course, always be found at
http://www.geegeez.co.uk/stat-of-the-day-month-by-month/ , but the overall picture for 2017 was as follows:

Number of bets/selections/pts wagered: 294 (exactly the same as 2016!)
Winning Bets: 83 (up from 70 in 2016)
Strike Rate: 28.23% (2016 = 23.81%)
Average payout from winning bet : 3.89/1 (2016 = 3.86/1)

Yearly Profit: 112.05pts (2016 = 46.24pts)
Profit on Stakes Invested: 38.11% (2016 was 15.73%)

These are pretty impressive figures considering we give a selection every day rain or shine, if we say so ourselves and we'll be doing our level best to maintain our success in 2018, although we're very well aware it'll be a tough ask!

That said, the first seven weeks of the year have gone well and with profit already guaranteed for February, we'll now have made money in 18 of the last 20 months. The challenge now, of course, is to maintain that consistency.

Thanks for sticking with Geegeez and SotD,
Chris, Steve, Matt and the whole Geegeez team.

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