The Daily Bankroll Challenge
by Seth Merrow
Matching wits--and a mythical bankroll--with the top handicappers
2006 Racing Season
Saratoga Race Course
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Total for the meet... $571.40
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More of the same. We lost -- but we were oh-so close to a good day. Our third choice won the opener. We debated about dipping that deep, if we had we would have grabbed the $40.80/$2 double, twice. And Ice Man Cometh was a fast-closing fourth in the 4th. He was in the win-photo and might have gotten it all in another jump. In the 7th we picked up a msall exacta -- but our third horse in the box was only half a length away -- at 18-1.
RACE 1/2... $4 DD... R1/Marco's Tale/Coach Kent... R2/Tre' Bon Pro/Quick Humor.
Ran R1/2-5... R2/WON-5.
RACE FOUR... $5 WP on Ice Man Cometh.
Ran 4th at 9-2. Closed big to get in the win-photo.
...$5 quinella... Ice Man Cometh/Cowtown Cat.
RACE 4-5... $5 WIN parlay/$5 PLACE parlay... R4/Ice Man Cometh... R5/Nelson St Swing.
Ran R4/4th... R5/8th.
RACE FIVE... $5 WP on Nelson St Swing.
Ran 8th at 5-1.
RACE 5-8... $5 GS... R5/Nelson St Swing... R6/Be a Believer... R7/Prince Raffie... R8/Chagall/Richwoman/Magical Ride.
No bet. Be A Believer was an early scratch.
RACE SEVEN... $2 exacta box... Prince Raffie/One Good Man/Gulch Fever.
Collected $24.60 on the ex box.
Loss for the day... $38.40
RACE 1/2... $2 DD... R1/Zhukov/Sheppard entry/Voss entry... R2/A Wonder She Is/My Golden Quest.
RACE TWO... $5 WP on A Wonder She Is.
RACE FOUR... $1 exacta box... Elusive Fox/Defrereoftheheart/Stormy Success.
RACE FIVE... $2 exacta box... Cleverly Regal/Crush N Run/Raisin' Silver.
RACE NINE... $1 exacta box... Storm Prospector/Storm N Lightning/Cozadoro/Defrizz, sub Speedjama if scratch.
...$1 tri box... Storm Prospector/Storm N Lightning/Cozadoro/Defrizz, sub Speedjama if scratch.
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