We seem to have run into one of those downturns which systems suffer periodically and which are particularly harmful with laying systems. After the first day, with two winners, it steadied up with 4 losers over the next two days, but yesterday and today both saw winning selections, so the bank took a bit of a knock, finishing 10.3 pts down in 4 days.

So, a poor beginning; laying systems, by their nature, take a long time to recover losses and we now have to go 11 losers in a row to get back to square one. Of course, this can be done, so let us hope that it is.