The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2006 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Total for the meet... $950.00

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.
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A limping start but we got a couple of decent runs from our WP plays at decent odds. Close enough that we can feel OK about the handicapping. The frustration of the day was missing the Pletcher 2YO filly in the stake. We singled Cotton Blossom on our P4 ticket -- but we didn't anticipate the $18.60 win price, otherwise we would have put a WP marker on that one. Ah well, plenty of time left...

RACE ONE... $5 WP on Hunting Hillbilly.
Ran 4th at 16-1.

...$1 exacta box.... Hunting Hillbilly/Noah A/Forget the Judge/Massoud.
Ran 1-4-5-7.

RACE 1/2... $2 DD... R1/Hunting Hillbilly... R2/Rondo.
Ran 4-WON.

RACE FIVE... $5 WP on Media City.
Ran 3rd at 8-1.

RACE SEVEN... $2 exacta box... I'm the Tiger/Spanish Chestnut.
Ran 2-3.

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.
Ran 2-3/8/WON [$18.60]/4-6-7-8.

Loss for the day... $50.00


RACE 1/2...$2 DD... R1/Langsburg... R2/Kauai Calls/Imperial Reigns.

RACE THREE... $5 WP on Tiverton.
...$2 exacta box... Tiverton/Crossword.

RACE FOUR... $1 exacta box... Captive Melody/Art Critic-Nunnery/Elle Belle/Fairy Princess.

RACE NINE... $1 tri box... Buxton Hill/Prince Raffie/Secret Agent/Couth... sub Boysik if scratch.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$54

If we are interested in both halves of an entry -- in event of a scratch -- it is noted that way [in other words, both halve are named]. If only one-half of the entry is named, then we prefer that half and will move to our next pick listed [rather than the other half of the entry] in event of a scratch.
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