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SotD Update, 11th February to 16th February 2019

Last week was another unusual week courtesy of the EI outbreak and my long weekend jaunt to Portugal, but as they say the show must go on!

And it did and whilst it wasn't our best week in terms of wins/profit, we got a good run for our money from all the picks and the fine margins we deal with were highlighted with a pair of runners-up, either of which would have transformed the complexion of the week, had they managed to get their noses in front.

That said, we can't win every day and we certainly don't win every week, but the aim is to win most months and with a current monthly deficit of 4.5pts, there's still everything to play for with 10 more opportunities to come (as of Monday morning). We're likely to need at least three, if not four winners in the next ten days, but rest assured, we'll be going for it!

Note: we had a 3/1 winner on Tuesday, so it's now -2.5pts with 8 to run...

Selections & Results : 11/02/19 to 16/02/19

11/02 : NO UK RACING 
12/02 : NO UK RACING
13/02 : Liamba @ 3/1 BOG 2nd at 6/4
14/02 : Mr Mercurial @ 7/2 BOG 2nd at 11/2
15/02 : Ginger Jam @ 11/4 BOG 4th at 11/10
16/02 : Getaway Trump @ 3/1 BOG 4th at 4/1

11/02/19 to 16/02/19 :
0 winning bet from 4 = 0.00% SR
P/L: -4.00pts

February 2019 :
1 winner from 9 = 11.11% SR
P/L: -4.50pts
ROI = -50.00%

2019 to date :
11 winners from 32 = 34.38% SR
P/L: +27.25pts
ROI = +85.16%

Overall:
601 winners from 2210 = 27.19% S.R
P/L: +523.65pts
ROI: +23.69%

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.

2018 was the latest full year for SotD and the yearly review is right here

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, 4th February to 9th February 2019

A truncated week for reasons you're surely all familiar with, a subject that many people have had their say on, so I'm fairly positive you don't need my take on it!

That aside and no clear date for a return to action, we had just three runners this week, but with Macs Blessing duly obliging on Tuesday, it was a good week for us profit-wise, adding 1.5pts to our bottom line.

Hopefully racing will resume sooner rather than later, so we'll keep our fingers crossed on that one.

Selections & Results : 04/02/19 to 09/02/19

04/02 : Mrs Burbidge @ 13/2 E/W BOG 8th at 5/1 
05/02 : Macs Blessings @ 7/2 BOG WON at 7/2
06/02 : Magic of Milan @ 7/2 BOG 7th at 7/4
07/02 : NO UK RACING
08/02 : NO UK RACING
09/02 : NO UK RACING

04/02/19 to 09/02/19 :
1 winning bet from 3 = 33.33% SR
P/L: +1.50pts

February 2019 :
1 winner from 5 = 20.00% SR
P/L: -0.50pts
ROI = 10.00%

2019 to date :
11 winners from 28 = 39.29% SR
P/L: +31.25pts
ROI = +111.61%

Overall:
601 winners from 2206 = 27.24% S.R
P/L: +527.65pts
ROI: +23.92%

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.

2018 was the latest full year for SotD and the yearly review is right here

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?

Click here for more details.

SotD Update, 28th January to 2nd February 2019

With just one winner and two placers from five runners, last week failed to live up to the high standards we'd already set in the first four weeks of the year but this is/was to be expected as I've often suggested in the past.

This meant we gave a small amount (1.25pts) of our profit back, but it's hardly worth worrying about right now. That aside, it was a landmark week for us with Monday's winner not only making January one of those rare 10-winner months, but it was also our 6o0th winner for this feature, whilst Tuesday's runner was our 2200th!

The snow seems to be clearing and milder weather is coming, so I'm hopeful of some better NH racing to look at, with a view to making February a good month too!

Selections & Results : 28/01/19 to 02/02/19

28/01 : French Mix @ 11/4 BOG WON at 5/2 
29/01 : Mumgos Debut@ 5/1 BOG 3rd at 4/1
30/01 : Generous Jack @ 3/1 BOG N/R
31/01 : Portledge@ 11/4 BOG 2nd at 3/1
01/02 : Swiss Cross @ 11/4 BOG 5th at 3/1
02/02 : Scofflaw @ 13/2 BOG 4th at 9/1

28/01/19 to 02/02/19 :
1 winning bet from 5 = 20.00% SR
P/L: -1.25pts

January 2019 :
10 winners from 23 = 43.48% SR
P/L: +31.75pts
ROI = +138.04%

Febuary 2019 :
0 winners from 2 = 0.00% SR
P/L: -2.00pts
ROI = -100.00%

2019 to date :
10 winners from 25 = 40.00% SR
P/L: +29.75pts
ROI = +119.00%

Overall:
600 winners from 2203 = 27.24% S.R
P/L: +526.15pts
ROI: +23.88%

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.

2018 was the latest full year for SotD and the yearly review is right here

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?

Click here for more details.

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.

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!

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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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SotD Update, 21st to 26th January 2019

A couple of non-runners meant just the four picks graced the track this week and with 2 runners-up bookended by two winners at 7/1 and 4/1, we added yet another 9pts to January's bottom line.

This puts us on 9 winners for the month and 599 winners since we started. I'd really love to bag at least one more before the month is out, but three non-runners from the last eight picks might just end up leaving us short.

Nevertheless, January has been excellent and should (heaven forbid!) I not find another winner between now and the end of February, we'll still be entering March with 3pts profit for the year, such has been the excellence of January's results.

Obviously, I can't maintain a 45% strike rate, nor can I continuously deliver an ROI of 155%, so it's now time for another of my regular warnings that after a good run, expect a downturn and vice versa. The stats suggest we're due a correction of results and as the service is based on stats, we'd be foolish not to heed the warning.

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So, basically what I'm saying is enjoy this run whilst it lasts, don't increase stakes and do be prepared to give a little of money back to the layers. That said, I'm still after that 10th/600th winner in the next 4 days! 😉

Selections & Results : 21/01/19 to 26/01/19

21/01 : Ange Des Malberaux @ 7/1 BOG WON at 7/1 
22/01 : Straight Right @ 7/2 BOG 2nd at 9/4
23/01 : Chica de la Noche @ 4/1 BOG 2nd at 3/1
24/01 : Strictlyadancer @ 10/3 BOG N/R
25/01 : Hanakatoba @ 5/1 BOG N/R
26/01 : Aguerooo @ 4/1 BOG WON at 7/2

21/01/19 to 26/01/19 :
2 winning bets from 4 = 50.00% SR
P/L: +9.00pts

January 2019 :
9 winners from 20 = 45.00% SR
P/L: +31.00pts
ROI = +155.00%

2019 to date :
9 winners from 20 = 45.00% SR
P/L: +31.00pts
ROI = +155.00%

Overall:
599 winners from 2198 = 27.25% S.R
P/L: +527.40pts
ROI: +23.99%

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.

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, 14th to 19th January 2019

Another profitable week to keep 2019's good start going, Tuesday's winner was our fifth on the bounce, but we couldn't manage an SotD record-equalling sixth on the Wednesday, so all clocks are reset and we go again.

I dais last week that I'd like at least four more winners this month, so these two take me halfway there and with another ten "opportunities" left this month, I'll now be somewhat disappointed not to end up with 9 on the board for January, hopefully we can hit double figures, but that might take some doing! I wouldn't normally set such targets, but if we were to land a 10th winner this month, that would be the landmark of 600 SotD wins from around 2200 picks!

Better get my head down into those numbers!

Selections & Results : 14/01/19 to 19/01/19

14/01 : Sky Full of Stars @ 9/2 BOG WON at 10/3 
15/01 : Mumgos Debut @ 5/2 BOG WON at 5/2
16/01 : Kodiline @ 4/1 BOG 5th at 7/2
17/01 : Ontopoftheworld @ 3/1 BOG PU at 7/1
18/01 : Elmono @ 11/4 BOG N/R 
19/01 : Power Of Life @ 7/1 BOG 11th at 9/2

14/01/19 to 19/01/19 :
2 winning bets from 5 = 40.00% SR
P/L: +4.00pts

January 2019 :
7 winners from 16 = 43.75% SR
P/L: +22.00pts
ROI = +137.5%

2019 to date :
7 winners from 16 = 43.75% SR
P/L: +22.00pts
ROI = +137.5%

Overall:
597 winners from 2194 = 27.21% S.R
P/L: +518.40pts
ROI: +23.63%

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.

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, 7th to 12th January 2019

Well, to half borrow an old footballing cliché, that was a week of two halves, wasn't it?

We started the week holding a handy 7pt advantage for the month and kicked off with a couple of placers and a 5th position, giving back almost half of the profit we held. But that was followed by two drifters come home as winners, before Athollblair Boy confirmed his favouritism on Saturday to give us a second half hat trick.

To continue the analogy, we earned a 3-3 draw since the last update, winners to losers, but as you know with SotD, one winner pays for three or four losers in the long run, so I was "over the moon" to turn an 11pt profit on the week.

Saturday's win was the most significant of the three, although it made the least money, because it means that despite not quite being halfway through January, we now can't lose this month. We've still got 16 selections to make, but with 18pts in the bag, we know we're making money this month. There'll be no change in approach, naturally, just like there isn't during the cold spells. I'll still be looking for at least another four winners for the month, so I'd better get my head down!

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Selections & Results : 07/01/19 to 12/01/19

07/01 : Sarvi @ 7/2 BOG 3rd at 4/1 
08/01 : Instingtive @ 9/2 BOG 3rd at 5/1
09/01 : Magic Mirror @ 7/2 BOG 5th at 7/2
10/01 : Azari @ 11/4 BOG WON at 4/1
11/01 : A Sure Welcome @ 7/2 BOG WON at 7/1
12/01 :  Athollblair Boy @ 3/1 BOG WON at 2/1

07/01/19 to 12/01/19 :
3 winning bets from 6 = 50.00% SR
P/L: +11.00pts

January 2019 :
5 winners from 11 = 45.45% SR
P/L: +18.00pts
ROI = +163.64%

2019 to date :
5 winners from 11 = 45.45% SR
P/L: +18.00pts
ROI = +163.64%

Overall:
595 winners from 2189 = 27.18% S.R
P/L: +514.40pts
ROI: +23.50%

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.

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, 31st December to 5th January

Happy New Year everyone!

I'll be honest with you, I was glad to see the back of 2018 from an SotD point of view. We had a great first third of the year, then lost all the profit from those four months in the next third and then the final third of the year saw us just about stay on the right side of the break-even line.

The end result was 22.64% strike rate yielding a small 10.16pts profit at an ROI of just 3.43%. It's better than the bank will give you and much more fun, but it's not what we're used to!  More on this is my upcoming review of the year.

In a nutshell, compared to overall performance, we were probably 13 winners shy of parity, so missing just one winner per month can make a big difference. We're not into hard luck stories at SotD, you get what you get. If, however, we'd had the 13 extra winners, we'd have been looking at an annual profit of around 70pts, which is where we like to be!

So, the challenge is simple : have a better 2019 and we (Matt and myself) will be doing our level best to do so and we've already landed two winners this week/month to set the ball rolling with 7pts on the board for January so far : now it's time to kick on. Are you with us?

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Selections & Results : 31/12/18 to 05/01/19

31/12 : Gonnabegood @ 11/2 BOG PU at 11/4 
01/01 : Chica Buena @ 4/1 BOG 2nd at 5/2
02/01 : Chosen World @ 7/2 BOG 5th at 11/4
03/01 : Sliding Doors @ 7/2 BOG 2nd at 11/4
04/01 : Tigerfish @ 5/1 BOG WON at 7/1
05/01 : Monsieur Lecoq @ 3/1 BOG WON at 11/4

31/12/18 to 05/01/19 :
2 winning bets from 6 = 33.33% SR
P/L: +6.00pts

December 2018 :
5 winners from 24 = 20.83% SR
P/L: +1.41pts
ROI = +5.88%

January 2019 :
2 winners from 5 = 40.00% SR
P/L: +7.00pts
ROI = +140.00%

2018 final stats :
67 winners from 296 = 22.64% SR
P/L: +10.16pts
ROI = +3.43%

2019 to date :
2 winners from 5 = 40.00% SR
P/L: +7.00pts
ROI = +140.00%

Overall:
592 winners from 2183 = 27.12% S.R
P/L: +503.40pts
ROI: +23.06%

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

And here is the full story from 2017.

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, 26th to 29th December 2018

Just four runners in the usually truncated Christmas week and although the bare results don't show it, three of them ran pretty decent races.

Thankfully we managed a winner which guaranteed profit on the week and the cherry on the icing was the 3.5pts drift out to 7/1 on that winner, proving that drifters CAN win! (regular readers will know what I mean)

The bottom line is this...December WILL finish in profit and 2018 will show a surplus of at least 10 points. These numbers aren't what we're used to, but I'm still moderately happy to have turned an albeit small profit in a year that has seen many tipping services struggle with quite a few shutting down as a result.

Our MO is tried and tested and we'll be back in 2019 aiming to return to the usual 50pts plus for the year. A quick look at 2018's number suggests I'm roughly 1 winner per month shy of par, based on our average return of 3.5pts per winner. So, whilst we're close to where we should be, it does highlight the fine margins I have work in!

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One more to run this year, so I'll hope to sign off with a New Year's Eve winner for you and that selection will be online on Sunday evening as usual.

So, from myself (Chris), Matt & all behind the scenes at Geegeez, SotD would like to thank you for your continued support and patience and we'd also like to wish you a happy, healthy and wealthy New Year.

Selections & Results : 26/12/18 to 29/12/18

26/12 : Critical Thinking @ 4/1 BOG 3rd at 3/1
27/12 : Sheneededtherun @ 7/2 BOG 4th at 4/1
28/12 : Wotadoll @ 7/2 BOG 9th at 3/1
29/12 : Alizee de Janeiro @ 7/2 BOG WON at 7/1

17/12/18 to 22/12/18 :
1 winning bet from 4 = 25.00% SR
P/L: +4.00pts

December 2018 :
5 winners from 23 = 21.74% SR
P/L: +2.41pts
ROI = +10.48%

2018 to date :
67 winners from 295 = 22.71% SR
P/L: +11.16pts
ROI = +3.78%

Overall:
590 winners from 2177 = 27.10% S.R
P/L: +497.40pts
ROI: +22.85%

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.

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, 17th to 22nd December 2018

Three placers from six isn't too bad, but it looks worse on paper when all three could only manage to finish third. The week pretty much summed up my 2018 as a whole :  each time I've looked like turning a corner, I run into a another brick wall. 2018 has been the most difficult / frustrating / trying / poor * (*delete as applicable) year since we started this SotD venture 7 years ago.

We've made profit every year and we'll just about make profit again this year, but nowhere near my self-imposed 50pt target this time. I'll just be glad to get the 2018 monkey off my back and start 2019 with a fresh slate. There is, of course, the small matter of five more picks for this year to come first and rest assured, I'll be doing my best to try and grab some late winners to boost the meagre profits!

Selections & Results : 17/12/18 to 22/12/18

17/12 : Burtonwood @ 11/4 BOG 7th at 5/1
18/12 : Tan @ 4/1 BOG 3rd at 13/8
19/12 : Rich Approach @ 7/2 BOG 3rd at 2/1
20/12 : Divine Call @ 3/1 BOG 6th at 11/2
21/12 : Deebaj @ 11/4 BOG 3rd at 9/4
22/12 : Ontopoftheworld @ 7/1 BOG 7th at 9/1

17/12/18 to 22/12/18 :
0 winning bets from 6 = 0.00% SR
P/L: -6.00pts

December 2018 :
4 winners from 19 = 21.05% SR
P/L: -1.59pts
ROI = -8.37%

2018 to date :
66 winners from 291 = 22.68% SR
P/L: +7.16pts
ROI = +2.46%

Overall:
589 winners from 2173 = 27.11% S.R
P/L: +493.40pts
ROI: +22.71%

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.

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, 10th to 15th December 2018

Two winners and two runners-up represented a decent week for us and finally ensured that 2018 will at least end in profit. It might not have been one to crow about, but we are very proud of not having a losing year since the inception of SotD back in 2011.

The next target, of course, is to bag the two or three winners required to make December a profitable month too, so let's do it.

Selections & Results : 10/12/18 to 15/12/18

10/12 : Jennys Surprise @ 11/4 BOG WON at 5/2
11/12 : Kommander Kirkup @ 4/1 BOG 4th at 9/4
12/12 : Echo Express @ 10/3 BOG WON at 7/4
13/12 : Capeland @ 3/1 BOG 2nd at 7/4
14/12 : Rock The Kasbah @ 11/2 BOG 6th at 4/1
15/12 : Another Angel @ 11/4 BOG 2nd at 5/4

10/12/18 to 15/12/18 :
2 winning bets from 6 = 33.33% SR
P/L: +2.08pts

December 2018 :
4 winners from 13 = 30.77% SR
P/L: +4.41pts
ROI = +33.92%

2018 to date :
66 winners from 285 = 23.16% SR
P/L: +13.16pts
ROI = +4.62%

Overall:
589 winners from 2167 = 27.18% S.R
P/L: +499.40pts
ROI: +23.05%

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.

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?

Click here for more details.

SotD Update, 3rd to 8th December 2018

It was another frustrating week for myself and SotD followers alike, albeit thankfully a profitable one.

Let me explain why I was frustrated...yes, it was great to pick up two winners from six runners and 3.33pts profit to boot, but a pair of placers and a late faller could really have changed the perspective of this piece. Sumkindofking battled on really well and was unlucky on Wednesday when beaten more by conditions far worse than advertised, whilst Bermeo looked really well placed before coming down late on Thursday.

But, of course, in the long term, these things even out and we'll nick a couple of races via late falls etc, but the short term pain is still annoying! That said, we edge ever closer to ensuring that 2018 ends in profit, despite how difficult the past few months have been. December obviously has fewer betting days than most months due to the (short!) Christmas break, but we've still 17 more opportunities to add to our bottom line.

My initial target is definitely to find the two winners that will guarantee the year is profitable at the very least, hopefully I'll be telling you about both of them next weekend!

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Selections & Results : 03/12/18 to 08/12/18

03/12 : Boscastle @ 3/1 BOG 11th at 4/1
04/12 : Wotadoll @ 3/1 BOG WON at 4/1
05/12 : Sumkindofking @ 11/4 BOG 2nd at 9/2
06/12 : Bermeo @ 3/1 BOG fell at 3/1
07/12 : Cap St Vincent @ 11/4 BOG 3rd at 4/1
08/12 : Steely Addition @ 3/1 BOG WON at 10/3

03/12/18 to 08/12/18 :
2 winning bets from 6 = 33.33% SR
P/L: +3.33pts

December 2018 :
2 winners from 7 = 28.57% SR
P/L: +2.33pts
ROI = +33.29%

2018 to date :
64 winners from 279 = 22.94% SR
P/L: +11.08pts
ROI = +3.97%

Overall:
587 winners from 2161 = 27.16% S.R
P/L: +497.32pts
ROI: +23.01%

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, 26th November to 1st December 2018

I said last week..."I'm going to need 3 winners to make November profitable. That's going to be a tall order, but I'll certainly be giving it a go."... I certainly can't be accused of not giving it a go or getting close, but ultimately I failed in the quest. Damn you November!

What it meant that 4 winners from 25 was a couple shy of where we needed to be to at least break even and although I'm not one to make excuses/blame others etc, I'm still encouraged by the fact that 15 of the 25 (ie 60%) of the picks were placed in the first three with 8 of them finishing as runners-up.

I'm not saying we were unlucky, I'm not saying we deserved more, but I am insisting we're backing the right kind of horses. The second half of this year has been the toughest I've encountered in over 30yrs of backing horses, this is borne out by others in the game also struggling. But the fact we're constantly there or thereabouts gives me the fuel to go again (and again!).

I didn't want to be going into December with a current yearly profit of just 8.75pts either, but that's where we are. So, my immediate aim is to ensure profit for the year and then to try and add as many points to the bottom line as possible in the hope/belief that 2019 will be better!

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Selections & Results : 26/11/18 to 01/12/18

26/10 : Val Mome @ 5/1 BOG 2nd at 11/4
27/10 : Ecu de la Noverie @ 4/1 BOG 2nd at 11/2
28/10 : Theflyingportrait @ 5/2 BOG WON at 9/4
29/11 : Livvy's Dream @ 4/1 BOG 7th at 2/1
30/11 : Kupatana @ 11/4 BOG 2nd at 9/4
01/12 : Speedo Boy @ 4/1 BOG 3rd at 9/2

26/11/18 to 01/12/18 :
1 winning bet from 6 = 16.66% SR
P/L: -2.50pts

November 2018 :
4 winners from 25 = 16.00% SR
P/L: -7.52pts
ROI = -30.08%

2018 to date :
62 winners from 273 = 22.71% SR
P/L: +7.75pts
ROI = +2.84%

Overall:
585 winners from 2155 = 27.14% S.R
P/L: +493.99pts
ROI: +22.92%

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, 19th to 24th November 2018

Just like the previous week, this last one has proved to be a frustrating one. Like the previous week, it was once again just a one winner from six week that has shown a loss of 1.5pts. The frustration was compounded on Saturday as those fine margins reared their ugly head again as Fume went down by just a neck.

I'm not one to lament losses, but with a touch more luck, I could well have been telling you about a great fortnight. The reality, however, is that with just five more selections left this month, I'm going to need 3 winners to make November profitable. That's going to be a tall order, but I'll certainly be giving it a go.

Selections & Results : 19/11/18 to 24/11/18

19/10 : Darksideoftarnside @ 3/1 BOG 6th at 11/4
20/10 : Too Much Too Soon @ 11/4 BOG 5th at 5/1
21/10 : Solstice Star @ 10/3 BOG WON at 7/2
22/11 : Finoah @ 10/3 BOG 3rd at 13/8
23/11 : Scented Lily @ 3/1 BOG 5th at 3/1
24/11 : Fume @ 7/2 BOG 2nd at 11/4

19/11/18 to 24/11/18 :
1 winning bet from 6 = 16.66% SR
P/L: -1.50pts

November 2018 :
3 winners from 20 = 15.00% SR
P/L: -6.02pts
ROI = -30.10%

2018 to date :
61 winners from 267 = 22.85% SR
P/L: +10.25pts
ROI = +3.84%

Overall:
584 winners from 2149 = 27.18% S.R
P/L: +496.49pts
ROI: +23.10%

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, 12th to 17th November 2018

Another frustrating / disappointing / poor (delete/apply as you see fit) week with just the one winner from six and a loss of just over two points, after even our sole winner was subject to a Rule 4 deduction.

Personally, I was frustrated by the pair of runners-up who I felt were strong picks, delighted by the winner of course and disappointed with the other three. I'd use the word poor to describe the overall P/L, but on another week we walk away with 3 from 6 and most of you are happy : such are the fine margins of the game.

Those margins are highlighted by the fact that we're probably 2 winners shy of where we should and would want to be for the month, so the challenge is clear over the next 2 weeks!

Selections & Results : 12/11/18 to 17/11/18

12/10 : Midnight Target @ 3/1 BOG 2nd at 3/1
13/10 : Lillington @ 7/2 BOG (2.98/1 after a 15p R4) WON at 9/4
14/10 : Sophie Olivia @ 7/2 BOG PU at 4/1
15/11 : Fieldsman @ 7/2 BOG 2nd at 7/2
16/11 : Summer Icon @ 11/4 BOG 4th at 9/2
17/11 : Gifted Master @ 5/2 BOG 5th at 2/1

12/11/18 to 17/11/18 :
1 winning bet from 6 = 16.66% SR
P/L: -2.02pts

November 2018 :
2 winners from 14 = 14.29% SR
P/L: -4.52pts
ROI = -32.29%

2018 to date :
60 winners from 261 = 22.99% SR
P/L: +11.75pts
ROI = +4.50%

Overall:
583 winners from 2143 = 27.20% S.R
P/L: +497.99pts
ROI: +23.24%

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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