The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2006 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Total for the meet... $1000.00

We start the 2006 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 2006 daily Best Bets picks and plays pages.


No racing...

Profit/loss for the day...


The excitement returns and as noted over on the Picks page, we come into the 2006 season with confidence running high.

We managed a profit in 2004 (Final 2004 tally here). And we put on a mad dash in 2005 -- going from $478 to $985 over the final five days of the meet (Final 2005 tally here). And, in fact, early on the final day of the meet we actually moved into positive territory -- but we couldn't hold that over the last few races. But it was a great run, and winding up only $15 short after 36 days is something of a moral victory, at the very least.

The goal, of course, for this season is to return the bankroll to a season-end profit. It all starts here, so stay tuned...

RACE ONE... $5 WP on Hunting Hillbilly.
...$1 exacta box.... Hunting Hillbilly/Noah A/Forget the Judge/Massoud.

RACE 1/2... $2 DD... R1/Hunting Hillbilly... R2/Rondo.

RACE FIVE... $5 WP on Media City.

RACE SEVEN... $2 exacta box... I'm the Tiger/Spanish Chestnut.

RACE 7-10... $1 P4... R7/I'm the Tiger/Spanish Chestnut... R8/Sweet Sweet... R9/Cotton Blossom... R9/Exton/Mach Three/Tempt Fortune/Pulpiteer.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$50

Archives of daily Best Bets picks and plays pages: 2005 ... 2004 ... 2003

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