The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2005 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Total for the meet... $799.30

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... $1 DD... R1/Atouratoura/Northwest Hill/Morine's Victory... R2/Fear the Cape/Megatrend/Sweet Moving D.
R1/2-3-4, with our fourth pick winning at 5-1... R2/Won, Fear the Cape ($6.40).

RACE FOUR... $5 WP on Hot Space.
Ran 5th at 3-1.

RACE FIVE... $5 WP on Outperformance.
Ran 7th at 7-2.

RACE SIX... $5 WP on Mister McGath.
Ran 9th at 10-1.

RACE TEN... $5 WP on Forget the Judge.
Ran 3rd at 9-1.

...$1 exacta box... Forget the Judge/Dutrow entry/Hunting Hillbilly/Gran Cesare... sub Devine Wind if scratch.
Collected $15.60 on the ex box ($31.20/$2).

...$1 tri box... Forget the Judge/Dutrow entry/Hunting Hillbilly/Gran Cesare... sub Devine Wind if scratch.
Collected $70.00 on the tri box ($140.00/$2).

Profit for the day... $.60


RACE 1-2... $2 DD... R1/Nose the Trade/Make My Day Jur/Defrere's Vixen/Exaggerate This... R2/Metro Meteor.

RACE FOUR... $5 quinella... Chili Cat/Quail Run.

RACE FIVE.. $5 WP on Solewisher.
...$2 exacta box... Solewisher/Americanism/Gold Warrior/Market Turbulence.

RACE 9-10... $5 DD... R9/Sicilian Boy... R10/Air Race.

RACE TEN... $4 exacta box... Air Race/Doctor Attitude.
...$2 tri... Air Race over Doctor Attitude/Seven Bellsforbaba/Peppers Delgany.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$72.00

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