The Daily Bankroll Challenge

by Seth Merrow
Matching wits--and a mythical bankroll--with the top handicappers

2005 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Total for the meet... $1000.00

We started the 2005 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 2005 daily Best Bets picks and plays pages.


No racing... Just the wrap-up of ten and a half months of anticipation...

Profit/loss for the day...


The excitement returns and as noted over on the Picks page, we come into the 2005 season with confidence running high.

We're looking to repeat the good season we had here on the Bankroll side in 2004 (Final 2004 tally here). We brought a 25% ROI into the final day of the meet and then refused to meekly go into the night and wagered with both fists. Well, we went down flaming -- but still maintained a profit for the meet. No regrets -- hey, it's an imaginary bankroll! We should have some guts and gusto!

So the goal this season is to play as successfully through the end of the meet and hope we can ride some winners home over the last weekend to really put us into homerun territory.

As always, stay tuned, it should be fun...

RACE THREE... $5 WP on Frankel entry.

RACE FIVE... $5 WP on Pimm's O'Clock.

RACE TEN... $1 tri box Kathir, Sovereign Kit, Sahm Iahm, Capo, sub He Flies if scratch.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$44

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