The Daily Bankroll Challenge

Matching wits--and a mythical bankroll--with the top handicappers

2003 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Tuesday, September 2, 2003
The Day After
Total for the meet...$301.80

We started the 2003 Saratoga thoroughbred race meet with a mythical bankroll of $1000. Each day we'll use this space to record our mythical best bets and calculate the accumulated wins and losses.


Ugh. The last day was really a mess. In fact the last three or four days were nothing to get excited about.

We started the day Friday with just about $800 and had high hopes for getting the bankroll up into positive territory. We wagered with some gusto all meet long and never really dipped too far below that $800 level. We had managed to cash a little something most everyday.

But just when we needed some good cards to bet into over the last four days NYRA failed us and we really didn't see a whole lot that got our juices flowing. However, we plugged away knowing that the clock was ticking.

By Monday we sat at about $630 and dove in head first even though the wet weather washed four of the seven grass races onto the main track -- and the card as a whole was less than inspiring.

And to compound matters, things just didn't work out in any way shape or form on the day we were most heavily invested.

So we took a serious hit. And yet we still have a little nest egg for our season-ending bankroll. The final tally put us behind Sherry Ross of the NY Daily News, and perhaps one or two others -- but we managed to finish ahead of Bossert and Little of the NY Daily News and at least two or three other scribes who play the bankroll game during the meet. Not bad -- but it could have been better if only the opportunities had been there over the weekend!

Early word is races 1, 2, 4, and 11 are off the turf.

All bets are a go today -- turf or off-the turf. Superceding our usual caveat listed below...

RACE FIVE...$20 exacta box... Drawing A Blank/Dynamite Miss.
Ran 3-5.

RACE 6/7/8/9/10/11... $2 P6... R6/Millenium Ghost/Coincide/Sitcom... R7/Fast Train/Q One... R8/Dynaruler/Eavesdropper... R9/Seeking Diamonds/Doctor Jalili... R10/Urban King... R11/Marked for Ransom/Watral Dixie Ridge/Red Down South.
Ran R6/3-4-8... R7/2-5... R8/5-7... R9/2-6... R10/2... R11/2-4-5.

RACE SIX...$1 tri box... Millenium Ghost/Coincide/Sitcom/Dynamic Lord.
Ran 3-4-8-9.

Also...$5 WP on Sitcom.
Ran 8th at 8-1.

Also...$5 exacta box... Millenium Ghost/Coincide/Sitcom.
Ran 3-4-8.

Also...$10 exacta box... Millenium Ghost/Coincide.

Ran 3-4.

RACE EIGHT... $20 exacta box... Dynaruler/Eavesdropper.
Ran 5-7.

RACE NINE... $20 W on Seeking Diamonds.
Ran 2nd at 9-2.

Total loss for the day...$328.00


Dark day... Until next year.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$

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