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 17, 2007
Total for the meet... $754.95

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.


Ouch! Our pick four wouldn't have been any home-run price-wise -- but it probably would have moved us into the black. But we lost the first-leg [winning all the others] when the half-sib to Tapit ran second -- behind a track record performance!

RACE 1/2... $5 doubles... R1/Divine Fortune... R2/Make It Come True/Runaway Star.
Collected $25.00 on the double [$10.00/$2].

RACE THREE... $4 WP... Cannonball.

RACE 6-9... $1 P4... R6/Overandabeauty... R7/Fort Carillon/Gabriela's Rose... R8/The Roundhouse/Kodiak Kowboy/Sargeant Seattle... R9/Buckeye Wonder/Sabre Baby/Minnamana/Bon Marie.
Ran R6/2nd... R7/WON-4... R8/WON-2-scr... R9/WON-5-7-8.

RACE SEVEN... $5 exacta box... Fort Carillon/Gabriela's Rose.
Ran 1-4.

RACE NINE... $4 WP... Buckeye Wonder.
Ran 5th at 7-1.

...$2 exacta box...Buckeye Wonder/Sabre Baby/Minnamana.

Ran 1-5-8.

Loss for the day... $33.00


RACE 1/2... $5 double... R1/Al Basha... R2/Zito entry.
...$2 double... R1/Al Basha... R2/British Columbia.

RACE FIVE... $2 exacta box... More Than a Feelin/Bees.

RACE 6-9... $1 P4... R6/Sashay Renee... R7/Subtitles/Dragon Fi... R8/Sharp Susan... R9/Whateverwillbwillb/Survived/Innovator/Fortynine Below.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$19

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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