2016 was a tough year for selections in general. The start of the year was poor along with Cheltenham, which put us in a negative position compared to other years. The corner turned significantly at Royal Ascot and we dug ourselves out of the hole we were in finally with Brave Anna’s 50/1 success in September.

My Target each year is 66 points so were not that far of, a downturn right at the end of about 20 points put paid to our chances of hitting that mark.

Still I have to be happy with a 40 point profit given the fluctuations of long-shot tipping, and hopefully we can make up that in 2017.

There is going to be a significant change in 2017 with hardly anymore EW bets as these are an ROI killer. We would have been far more profitable last year without any of those.2016-graph