The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2005 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Total for the meet... $866.50

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.


RACE 1-2... $4 DD... R1/Slow Signal/Steve's Thunder... R2/Archer.
Collected $16.20 on the DD ($8.10/$2).

RACE FOUR... $5 WP on Widely Acclaimed.
Ran 3rd at 3-1.

RACE 4/9... $10 show parley... R4/Widely Acclaimed... R9/Spring Deelite.
Collected $36.45 on the S parley (R4/$2.70... R9/$5.40).

RACE NINE... $5 WP on Spring Deelite.
Collected $22.00 on the WP (xxx, $8.80).

...$1 tri box Spring Deelite/Jenny Joy/Rockaspell/The Queen's Stamp, sub Clochard if scratch.
Ran 2-3-6-8.

Profit for the day... $12.65


RACE 1-2... $4 DD... R1/Charming Jill... R2/One Eyed Joker/Blues Highway.

RACE THREE... $5 WP on Moonshine Gal.

RACE SIX... $5 WP on Broad Hopes.

RACE EIGHT... $5 WP on Dynamic Cat.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$38.00

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