The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2005 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Tuesday, August 2, 2005
Total for the meet... $1076.75

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.


Can't complain. We've accumulated enough to have a tidy little 8% ROI through the end of Week One. Nothing particularly to write home about -- but with four winning days in the first six we continue on with some confidence.

RACE 1/2... $4 DD... R1/Life Savior... R2/Mr Sam I Am.
R1/WON ($4.80)... R2/Ran 5th.

RACE 2/3/4/5... $1 P4... R2/Mr Sam I Am... R3/Deeliteful Guy/Defrere's Vixen... R4/What's Your Edge... R5/Isabel Away/Morgan's Mambo/Rebotco.
R2/5th... R3/2-4...R4/WON ($10.00)... R5/2-5-7.

RACE FOUR... $5 WP on What's Your Edge.
Collected $41.75 on the WP (10.00, 6.70).

RACE FIVE... $5 WP on Isabel Away.
Ran 5th at 5-2.

...$1 exacta box Isabel Away/Morgan's Mambo/Rebotco/Charmsil.
Ran 2-3-5-7.

...$1 tri box Isabel Away/Morgan's Mambo/Rebotco/Charmsil.
Ran 2-3-5-7.

RACE 6/7... $5 W parlay... R6/Copyco... R7/Inidan Vale.
R6/4th at 7-5... R7/WON ($10.80).

RACE SEVEN... $5 WP on Indian Vale.
Collected $42.50 on the WP ($10.80, 6.20).

RACE 8/9... $4 DD... R8/Artie Schiller... R9/Gemmie a Satellite/Semper Fi.
Collected $16.80 on the DD ($8.40/$2).

Profit for the day... $12.05


Dark day. No racing.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$

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