The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2004 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Friday, September 3, 2004
Total for the meet... $555.10

We started the 2004 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.
Complete archive of 2004 daily Best Bets picks and plays pages.


We're swinging for the fences here in the last few days of the meet. The wagering is still sensible but we've made some plays that could have provided nice scores. Wednesday we hit four in the Pick Six. and Thursday we just missed the superfecta. Our top four horses from the Picks Plays -- our top pick winning -- rounded out the $1619.00/$2 super, and we had them all in the mix here on our plays, just not in the right order. Doh! Still managed to pull some dough from that race though as we also played the triple.

We'll keep chugging through the weekend and hope that one of ours clears the fence in right field...

RACE 1-2... $2 doubles... R1/Fabulous Peak/Elyon... R2/Cranky Pants/Franklin Street.
R2/Cranky Pants scratched.
Ran R1/1-2... R2/7th.

RACE SIX... $5 WP on Sign of Love.
Ran 4th at 15-1.

...$1 tri box... Sign of Love/Exaggerate This/Heir To The Throne/Erudite, sub Owns the Place if scratch.
Ran 3-4-5-7.

RACE NINE... $1 tri box... Louie the Slew/Restigouche/Raise a Glass/Professor Maxwell.
Collected $140.50 on the tri box ($281.00/$2).

...$1 super... Louie the Slew/Restigouche over Louie the Slew/Restigouche over Raise a Glass/Professor Maxwell/Yougonow over Raise a Glass/Professor Maxwell/Yougonow.
Ouch! We were there at the eighth pole by wound up just missing on this one:
Ran 1-3/1-3/2-4-9/2-4-9.

Profit for the day... $62.50


RACE ONE... $2 exacta box... Pogolotti Hill/Nooligan.

RACE 1-2... $2 doubles... R1/Pogolotti Hill/Nooligan... R2/Ready to Flee/December Fire.

RACE 2/9... $10 WP parlays... R2/Ready to Flee... R9/Old Fashion Girl.

RACE 4-9... $2 P6... R4/Lemon Lady... R5/Takeiteasyedye... R6/Skip Court... R7/Alchemist... R8/Golden Commander/Surging River... R9/Old Fashion Girl/Cabo de Noche/Soft Hit/Unchecked Melody/Keeping Watch.

RACE EIGHT... $2 exacta box... Golden Commander/Surging River.

RACE NINE... $10 WP on Old Fashion Girl.
...$1 tri box... Old Fashion Girl/Cabo de Noche/Soft Hit/Unchecked Melody.
...$1 super... Old Fashion Girl/Cabo de Noche over Old Fashion Girl/Cabo de Noche over Soft Hit/Unchecked Melody/Keeping Watch over Soft Hit/Unchecked Melody/Keeping Watch.
All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$102.00

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