The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2007 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Tuesday, September 3, 2007
Total for the meet... $546.60

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 said on Monday that Sunday was our day to shine -- but we couldn't get over the hump. There were a few plays we liked on Sunday and a Sheppard Special we felt pretty good about that went off at 10-1. If that horse, Silver Ransom could have gotten the job done it would have been the big day we needed to end the meet.

On the other hand, closing day wasn't offering us plays that generated as much confidence -- and it showed in the final tally.

We did collect on a nice little wise-guy play to end the day -- playing against the big two in the G1 Hopeful and thereby coming up with a generous late-double. But by then it was too little, too late. We gave it a solid try and came into this last week with the majority of our bankroll preserved. We took some swings over the last few days, but it just didn't work out...

We'll be back to try again next season.

RACE 1/2...$5 doubles... R1/Royal Electrician/Joe On the Go... R2/Winning Punch/Golden Vista/Jovanna.
Ran R1/4-scr... R2/WON-3-6.

RACE FIVE... $10 exacta box... Globalization/Doctor Cal.
Ran 2-7.

RACE SIX... $30 exacta box... Dynaglider/Grand.
Ran 2[entry]-4-6[entry].

...$2 tri... Dynaglider/Grand/Ground Hero over Dynaglider/Grand/Ground Hero/Military Major over Dynaglider/Grand/Ground Hero/Military Major.
Ran 1-2[entry]-4-6[entry]/1-2[entry]-4-6[entry]-7/1-2[entry]-4-6[entry]-7.

RACE 7-10... $1 P4... R7/Classic Neel/Tanguista... R8/Pictavia/Makderah... R9/Maimonides/Ready's Image... R10/Storm Treasure/Warn.
Ran R7/1-11... R8/3-7... R9/2-3... R10/5-9.

RACE 9-10... $2 doubles... R9/Majestic Warrior/Georgetown... R10/ALL.
Collected $110.00 on the double [$110.00/$2].

RACE TEN... $30 exacta box... Storm Treasure/Warn.
Ran 5-9.

Loss for the day...$147.00


No racing. See you next year...

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$

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

AOL USERs -- or anyone who feels they're experiencing problems receiving this page in a timely fashion each morning, please bookmark, if the Best Bets archive page. We believe that going through the archive page to receive our daily picks should solve the problem presented by AOL's caching process.

Note to novices: Check out our track terminology page for definitions of track and wagering terms. Best Bets Homepage Today's picks The Challenge Calendar Track Info Weather

Note: Pages on this site are labelled with the logo. Some links are for information only and lead to pages at other sites. is responsible only for the pages on this site. assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. Always check with official sources to verify info.

E-mail any questions, comments, or suggestions:

email button

Copyright 2007