The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2007 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Total for the meet... $647.30

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.


Could make anything happen -- but we might have pulled out a nice 'saver' and made a little bit of a profit if Daring Dreamer had held on to complete the exacta in the 7th. Those exactas were paying in the $45/$2 range -- and we looked good about mid-stretch, but got run down late.

RACE 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Against the Grain/Smokin Sarah/Contessa entry... R2/Ward entry/Sir Sheffield.
Ran R1/4e-5-6-10e... R2/4e-5e-8.

RACE FIVE...$5 WP... Quiet Cay.
Ran 7th at 6-1.

...$2 exacta box Quiet Cay with Fairytale Story/Survived/Stashed Away/Optimist Girl.
Ran 7/2-3-5-scr.

RACE 5-7... $1 P3... R5/Quiet Cay/Fairytale Story... R6/Valid Humor... R7/Miss Blarney Stone/Daring Dreamer.
Ran R5/7-scr... R6/4th... R7/WON-3.

RACE SEVEN... $5 exacta box... Miss Blarney Stone/Daring Dreamer.
Ran 1-3.

RACE 7-9... $1 P3... R7/Miss Blarney Stone/Daring Dreamer... R8/High Appeal/Zayat entry... R9/Brave Emperor/Star Studded.
Ran R7/WON-3... R8/2e-3e-6... R9/3-4.

Loss for the day...$48.00


RACE 1/2...$5 double... R1/Southern Prince... R2/Zito entry/Saada/Aqab.

RACE 8-11... $1 P4... R8/Rice entry/Heavenly Anna/Breezing... R9/Chatain/High Finance/Midnight Lute... R10/Magna Graduate/Lawyer Ron... R11/Equitable/Grand Strike.

RACE ELEVEN... $1 tri... Equitable over Grand Strike/Terror on Track/Nationabuilder, sub Kaishu and Uncle Indy, in that order, if scratches over Grand Strike/Terror on Track/Nationabuilder, sub Kaishu and Uncle Indy, in that order, if scratches.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$52.00

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.

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