The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2007 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Monday, August 13, 2007
Total for the meet... $783.20

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 got off to a good start. Then things got disappointing when the horse we were really counting on -- Silver Ransom -- couldn't get it done. Worse, our second pick in that 7th race, Crystal Minuet, won. So the Race 7-10 P4 we played had winners in every leg but the first where we keyed on Silver Ransom. Had we used Crystal Minuet we could have pulled down the $1602.00 P4.

RACE 1/2/... $4 doubles... R1/Angelic Aura/Lethimthinkhesboss... R2/Boxitup.
Collected $34.80 on the double [$17.40/$2].

RACE FIVE... $5 WP... Raw Silk.
Ran 7th at 5-2.

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

RACE SEVEN... $10 WPS... Silver Ransom.
Ran 8th at 10-1.

...$1 exacta box... Silver Ransom/ALL.
Key ran 8th.

RACE 7-10... $1 P4... R7/Silver Ransom... R8/Quota/Bedside Story... R9/ALL... R10/New York Dixie/Bardot.
Ran R7/8th... R8/1-5... R9/$29.60 winner with ALL... R10/1-7.

Loss for the day... $63.20


RACE 1/2... $1 doubles... R1/Sami's Dancer/Southernconference/Need the Write Off... R2/Fauzeta/Prairie Melody/Saratoga Summer.

RACE TWO... $3 WP... Fauzeta.

RACE FIVE... $2 exacta box... Kevazinga/Vilify.

RACE TEN... $1 tri box... Delta Park/Any Minute now/Gold Pageantry/Loushe.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$43

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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