The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2007 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Total for the meet... $781.00

We start the 2007 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 2007 daily Best Bets picks and plays pages.


We've struggled on the selections page -- and clearly we've struggled with the bankroll as well. Collect on one minor 'saver' wager -- otherwise, nada. There was some money to be made -- we just didn't latch on to those particular opportunities [for instance, our second selections won the early double on Monday for a $66/$2 payout].

We'll turn it around...

RACE TWO...$5 WP... General Beach.
Ran 5th at 4-1.
RACE FOUR... $5 WP... Its Ready.
Ran 11th at 3-1.

RACE NINE... $5 WPS... Minute of Fame.
Ran 10th at 15-1.
...$1 exacta box... Minute of Fame with ALL.
Key horse ran 10th.
...$1 tri Minute of Fame/Quick Comeback - Straight Romance - John's Song/Quick Comeback - Straight Romance - John's Song
Ran 10/1-4-6/1-4-6.

Loss for the day... $65.00


No racing. Dark day.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$

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.

Archives of daily Best Bets picks and plays pages: 2006 ... 2005 ... 2004 ... 2003

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