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 20, 2007
Total for the meet... $603.85

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 ONE... $3 WP... Day Bird.
Ran 3rd at 7-1.

...$2 exacta box... Day Bird/Stage Dream/Star Dixie.

Ran 1-3-4.

RACE 1/2... $2 double... R1/Day Bird... R2/ALL.
Ran R1/3rd... R2/Won at 7-1.

RACE TWO... $3 WP... Alachua.
Collected $12.90 on the WP [xxx, 8.60].

RACE THREE...$3 WP... Tanganyika.

Ran 4th at 3-1.

...$2 exacta box... Tanganyika/Manitowish Waters/Harbinger.
Ran 2-4-5.

RACE FIVE... $3 WP... Frozen Abyss.

Ran 9th at 10-1.

...$2 exacta box... Frozen Abyss/Unity/Gone by Surprise.
Ran 5-6-9.

RACE TEN...$1 tri box... Dubliner/Dr DFC/Victory Assured/Subversive Action-Sky Dragon.
Ran 3-5-6-8.

Loss for the day... $87.10


RACE 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Montauk/Forza Bruta/Bonwell... R2/Sibley.

RACE THREE... $2 exacta box... Silence Dogood/Partida.

RACE 8/9...$5 doubles... R8/Magnolia Jackson/Precise Lady... R10/Party Jones.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$20

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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