The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2008 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Total for the meet... $1032.15

We start the 2008 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.


Week Two clearly wasn't as productive as Week One -- but we had enough near-misses to feel OK about the plays and to expect things to rebound in our favor.

RACE 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Sacred Icon/Hostile Takeover/Handsome Sport/Run Lightening Run... R2/Burning Sunlight.
Burning Sunlight scratched.

RACE TWO... $4 WP on Burning Sunlight.

...$4 quinella... Burning Sunlight/Savvy Cat.

RACE FOUR... $4 WP on Paradise Playgirl.
Collected $15.25 on the WP [3.30, 2.80].

RACE FIVE... $10 WP on Da Gullah/Evolutionist entry.
Note: Was mistakenly included Evolutionist in the play -- the correct entry-mate was Recruit. We had it correct over on the picks page. As it turned out -- both Evolutionist and Recruit scratched anyway. Hopefully people weren't confused by the misprint. -- Or maybe it would have been better if they were confused and avoided the play!
Ran 7th at 9-1.

RACE NINE... $4 WP on Deal Making.
Ran 3rd at 5-1 -- but was probably best. Trapped in traffic through much of the stretch.

Loss for the day... $20.75


All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$56

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