The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2005 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Total for the meet... $468.05

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.


Dark day. No racing.

Profit/loss for the day... $


We'll repeat our commetns from yesterday: Just as a reminder -- last year on the final Thursday of the meet the bankroll stood at $492... By Sunday it was $782, and going into the last day of the 2004 meet we'd banked $1255. We aimed for the fences on that final day -- and came up short, but we still made a profit for the meet. But the point is, the money we have at this point is 2005 is pretty close to what we had in 2004 and Week Six last week proved to be very exciting (on the last Saturday of 2004 we missed a P6 by a half-length). So stay tuned!

RACE 1-2... $5 DD... Raise A Storm/Latino... R2/Hirapour.

RACE THREE... $4 exacta box... Master Command/War Front.

RACE 6-9... $2 P4... R6/Rolex Princess/Gonna Please/Do You Realize... R7/Cranky Pants, sub next if scratch... R8/Cayuga's Waters/Tiffany Touch... R9/Lethal Weapon/Just Say the Word/Albert E/Stash the Boots.
Note: Since it's Week Six we want the action -- plays stay alive even in event of off-turf, simply sub appropriate number of runners using the 'on dirt' selections from the Picks Page.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$66.00

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