The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2004 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Tuesday, September 7, 2004
Total for the meet... $1038.60's handicapper maintains a profit after 36-days of wagering

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 had a big, bold weekend and made enough money on Saturday and Sunday to knock us well into positive territory. At over $1200 going into the final card we had a decision to make: Wimp out like some of the other ink-stained bankrollers did, choosing to only play a few dollars and thereby maintain our juicy ROI for the month. OR, be bold -- because hey, it is after all only imaginary money!

We decided for bold. We took a shot. After a couple of red-hot days it was worth it to try and continue the ride. If things hit just right we close out the season big, big, big. If things flop -- we still manage a profit after betting boldly throughout the 36-day meet.

Well, unfortunately we flopped on Monday. Hard to believe we couldn't eek out anything -- but it was just one of those days.

However, we still can crow about finishing above $1000 and therefore making a profit at the meet. And the fact is, regular readers know we came into the final day sporting a season-long ROI of over 25%. We could have chosen to sit this dance out and instead sit at home and admire our profit -- but we went for the gusto. That's what the game is all about...

But when you're taking a swing like that one the last day, when you're up that 25%, heck, the month was super-solid. It was a great year for us over here on the Bankroll Challenge page. Hope you had fun following us as well...

RACE 1-2... $4 doubles... R1/Prime Queen/Suave Queen... R2/Argento/Get Wild.
Ran R1/2-4... R2/1-7.

RACE TWO... $5 quinella... Argento/Get Wild.
Ran 1-7.

RACE 6-11...$2 P6... R6/Dixie Boy... R7/Katblastic... R8/Western Fling... R9/Tango Tales/Primary Suspect... R10/Dynamite Flyer/Prince Arch... R11/Rectory Hill/Sliding Home/Mackinac/Greylock/London.
Ran R6/2nd... R7/8th... R8/3rd... R9/1-2... R10/1-6... R11/1-2-3-4-9.

RACE SIX... $1 tri box... Dixie Boy/Captain Flash/Seeking Answers/Matzoh Toga, sub Castle Concert if scratch.
Ran 1-2-6-10.

RACE SEVEN... $5 WP on Katblastic.
Ran 8th at 7-2.

...$1 tri box... Katblastic/Catsgotninelives/Grab Some Grass/Lefors, sub Island Charm if scratch.
Ran 2-4-5-8.

RACE 7-8... $10W parlay... R7/Katblastic... R8/Western Fling.
Ran R7/8th... R8/3rd.

RACE 8-11... $1 P4... R8/Western Fling... R9/Tango Tales/Primary Suspect... R10/Dynamite Flyer/Prince Arch... R11/Rectory Hill/Sliding Home/Mackinac/Greylock/London.
Ran R8/3rd... R9/1-2... R10/1-6... R11/1-2-3-4-9.

RACE EIGHT... $5 WP on Western Fling.
Ran 3rd at 8-1.

RACE TEN... $5 WP on Dynamite Flyer.
Ran 6th at 7-2.

...$4 exacta box Dynamite Flyer/Prince Arch.
Ran 1-6.

RACE ELEVEN... $4 exacta box... Rectory Hill/Sliding Home.
Ran 1-3.

...$1 tri box... Rectory Hill/Sliding Home/Mackinac/Greylock, sub London if scratch.
Ran 1-3-4-9, with our substitute pick running 2nd. Doh!

...$1 super... Rectory Hill/Sliding Home over Rectory Hill/Sliding Home over Mackinac/Greylock/London over Mackinac/Greylock/London.
Ran 1-3/1-3/2-4-9.

Loss for the day... $217.00


Season over. No racing.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$

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