The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2006 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Friday, August 18, 2006
Total for the meet... $495.40

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


What can you do?... More of the same frustration.

We won the 1st with $17.00 horse and are live in the double with a couple we feel pretty good about -- and the doubles are both slated to pay in the neighborhood of $100. Our two in the 2nd don't lift a hoof. We're edged out of the 4th exacta running 1-3-4 [albeit a weird 1-3-4 as the for purse money only horse actually ran third]. And our second choice wins the nightcap paying $15.60 -- but we can't get any of out others in underneath. Tough stretch over the last week or so...

RACE 1/2... $2 DD... R1/Zhukov/Sheppard entry/Voss entry... R2/A Wonder She Is/My Golden Quest.
Ran R1/WON-3-4... R2/6-7.

RACE TWO... $5 WP on A Wonder She Is.
Ran 6th at 6-1.

RACE FOUR... $1 exacta box... Elusive Fox/Defrereoftheheart/Stormy Success.
Ran 1-3-4.

RACE FIVE... $2 exacta box... Cleverly Regal/Crush N Run/Raisin' Silver.
Ran 2-7-8.

RACE NINE... $1 exacta box... Storm Prospector/Storm N Lightning/Cozadoro/Defrizz, sub Speedjama if scratch.
Ran 1-4-8-9.

...$1 tri box... Storm Prospector/Storm N Lightning/Cozadoro/Defrizz, sub Speedjama if scratch.
Ran 1-4-8-9.

Loss for the day... $76.00


This is a weak card with plenty of potential traps. We're already in a cold snap, so let's keep things light...

RACE SIX... $1 tri box... Ruled/Stratonic/Junood-Elshaan/Hanrlanquin.

RACE SEVEN... $2 exacta box... Banrock/Dormeletto.

RACE NINE... $5 WP on Sweet Lil Lolly.
...$1 exacta box... Sweet Lil Lolly/Madame Music/Mheara Maskey/Make Us Happy.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$50.00

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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