The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2007 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Friday, August 3, 2007
Total for the meet... $745.55

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.


Close, but no cigar. We ran seoncd in the 1st which put the ki-bosh on our double. That probably would have added another $60 or so to the toal and made it an OK day. We picked up a little bit, but not enough to turn a profit on the day.

RACE 1/2... $2 double... R1/Baby League... R2/Irish Smoke/Spanish Coin/Pletcher entry.
Ran... R1/2nd at 9-2... R1/Won [5-2]-3-7.

RACE TWO... $3 WP on Irish Smoke.
Collected $17.55 on the WP [7.40, 4.30].

RACE SEVEN...$2 exacta box... Cosmic Kris/Dynagilder/Buckeye Wonder.
Ran 4-6-9.

Loss for the day... $6.45


RACE 1/2... $1 doubles... R1/Contessa entry/Freedom Isnt Free/Manset... R2/Unbridled Trip/Caravel.

RACE TWO... $3 WP... Unbridled Trip.

RACE FIVE... $5 exacta box... Dubliner/Tsunamic.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$22

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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