The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2007 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Total for the meet... $806.50

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.


Dark day. No racing.

Profit/loss for the day...


Now it gets interesting. We enter the last week of the meet with a bankroll of over $800. That's substantially more than we had at this point in either of the last two years and regular readers know that in both 2005 and 2006 we put together a wild final run that produced nice returns. A repeat of either of those performances should move us into the black by Labor Day.

RACE 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Sheppard entry/Voss entry/Dark Equation... R2/Exotic Story.

Race 3-6... $1 P4... R3/Daytime Promise/Smary Bunny... R4/Nullify... R5/Wishing Wishes/Behrdine/Mulligatawny/Find the Chestnut... R6/Going Day/Prom Party/Kin to the Wind/Crystal Minuet.

RACE FOUR... $5 WP... Nullify.
...$1 exacta box... Nullify/ALL.

RACE 9/10... $5 double... R9/Amansara... R10/What Time Is It.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$71.00

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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