The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2006 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Total for the meet... $731.80

Complete archive of 2006 daily Best Bets picks and plays pages.


Wow. Tough day. We took our biggest swing of the week and wound up with one of the few oh-fers this season. Disappointed in the wide trip into the lane for 5-1 Hunting Hillbilly in the 6th. And it hurt to watch our "sub" choice complete the tri in the finale. Oh well...

RACE 1/2... $3 DD... R1/Cat's a Rockin/Rockhewn... R2/Point Blake/Maxey Boy.
Ran R1/2-3... R2/4-8.

RACE TWO... $5 WP on Point Blake.
Ran 8th at 9-2.

RACE SIX... $10 WPS on Hunting Hillbilly.
Ran 4th at 5-1.

...$1 exacta box... Hunting Hillbilly with ALL.
Key horse ran 4th at 5-1.

RACE 6-9...$5 GS... R6/Hunting Hillbilly... R7/Mass Media... R8/Democrat... R/9Relaxed Gesture/Grand Couturier/Wild Desert.
Ran R6/4th... R7/3rd... R8/2nd... R9/3-5-8.

RACE TEN... $5 WP on Blue Rider.
Ran 9th at 7-2.

... $1 tri box... Blue Rider/Dancing Forever/Rhyme Nor Reason/League of Nations, sub Swirling Solomon and/or Carson's Band respectively, if scratch.

Ran 1-2-4-9.

Profit for the day... $47.60


RACE 1/2... $3 DD... R1/It's the Ritz/Gameboye... R2/Bitter Lemon/Awesome Ashley.

RACE FOUR... $5 WP on What's That Marnie.
...$5 quinellla... What's That Marnie/Dixieland Squall.

RACE FIVE... $5 WP on Fernando Po.
...$2 exacta box... Fernando Po/Rocket Legs/Giant Chieftain.

RACE 6-9... $5 GS... R6/Massoud... R7/My Belonging... R8/Rewrite... R9/Golden Commander/Dave/Certifiably Crazy.

RACE SEVEN... $5 WP on My Belonging.

RACE TEN... $1 tri box... Mascot/Rocky Blue/Armament/Eye for Style sub Validator and/or Kris Angel respectively, if scratch.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$98.00

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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