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!
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
November 2018 :
4 winners from 25 = 16.00% SR
ROI = -30.08%
2018 to date :
62 winners from 273 = 22.71% SR
ROI = +2.84%
585 winners from 2155 = 27.14% S.R
P.S. The full month by month SotD story can be found right here.
P.P.S The review of SotD’s 2012 performance is here.
Whilst the details for 2013 are now online here.
And the figures for 2014 are now available here.
Our review of 2015 can be found right here
Whilst 2016’s details are right here
And here is the full story from 2017.