The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2007 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Total for the meet... $846.40

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.


RACE 1/2... $1 doubles... R1/Jacobson entry/River Mountain Rd/Speed of Sound/Papua... R2/Verify/The Leopard.
Collected $37.00 on the double [$74.00/$2].

RACE TWO... $5 WP... Verify.
Ran 7th at 8-1.

RACE FOUR... $5 quinella... Yankee Thunder/Spurred.
Collected $18.25 on the quinella [$7.30/$2].

RACE FIVE... $1 tri key Midnight Slammer over The Truffle Man/Be Bullish/Wishful Tomcat.
Ran 1-2-8-scr.

RACE TEN... $5 WP... Zip to the City.
Collected $10.00 on the WP [xxx, 4.00].

...$2 exacta box... Zip to the City with Defrizz/Sense of Speed/Manhattan Mack.
Collected $32.60 on the exacta [$32.60/$2].

Profit for the day... $50.85


RACE 1/2/... $4 doubles... R1/Angelic Aura/Lethimthinkhesboss... R2/Boxitup.

RACE FIVE... $5 WP... Raw Silk.

RACE SIX... $3 exacta box... Nordberg/Heavenly Anna.

RACE SEVEN... $10 WPS... Silver Ransom.
...$1 exacta box... Silver Ransom/ALL.

RACE 7-10... $1 P4... R7/Silver Ransom... R8/Quota/Bedside Story... R9/ALL... R10/New York Dixie/Bardot.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$104

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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