The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2006 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Monday, July 31, 2006
Total for the meet... $986.75

RECOUNT!... Thanks to an eagle-eyed reader who dropped us a line regarding Saturday's results, stating, "Your picks lost less money I believe as your turf bets became null and void by your qualification. It's tough enough; don't cheat yourself!" Amen, brother!

With Saturday's 5th and 9th washed off the turf that actually voided $13.00 worth of plays -- not only that, but when we went back to re-calculate we realized we had our bet total off to begin with... Long story-short... Rather than an $18.25 loss on Saturday we actually only dropped $2.25. The total listed above for today includes the corrected amount.

We started 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.


RACES 1/2... $2 DD... R1/Cats Copy/Deed... R2/French Transition/Holiday Trip.
R2/French Transition was a late scratch.
Ran... R1/8-9... R2/2-SCR.

RACE FOUR... $5 WP on December Dodger.
Ran 3rd at 3-1.

RACE SEVEN... $10 WP on Graeme Central.
Collected $47.00 on the WP (6.00, 3.40).

...$1 exacta box... Graeme Central/Vilify/Mixed Doubles/Old Hussy.
Ran 1-6-7-8.

Loss for the day... $3.00


RACE 1/2... $4 DD... R1/Baby Rusch/Tough Shipmate... R2/Block/Brushed Gold.

RACE FOUR... $5 quinella... Friend of Mae/Commander's Choice.

RACE SIX... $5 WP on What a Tale.

RACE 6-9... $1 P4... R6/What a Tale/Endless Circle... R7/Stratonic/Judd/Really Reilly... R8/Songster... R9/Crayda/Grand Idea/Summer Journey/Menu Varnish.

RACE NINE...$1 tri box... Crayda/Grand Idea/Summer Journey/Menu Varnish.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$79.00

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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