The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2008 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Monday, August 11, 2008
Total for the meet... $913.855

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.


RACE 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Hawkwood/Coastal Drive/Wolfson... R2/Trevelyan/Precursor.
Ran R1/WON-2-3... R2/3-5.

RACE TWO... $2 quinella box... Trevelyan/Precursor/Charitable Man.
Ran WON-3-5.

RACE FIVE... $2 exacta box... Fast n' Sassy/Offhand Remark/Can She Dance.
Off turf. No wager.

RACE SIX... $4 WP on Kays and Jays.
Collected $7.20 on the WP [xxx, $3.60].

...$1 exacta box... Kays and Jays/White Lamb/Sara Louise.
Ran 2-scr-scr. No wager.

RACE SEVEN... $2 exacta box... Banrock/Al Basha.
Ran WON-5.

RACE EIGHT... $1 exacta box... Easy Ashley/Chit Chat Cat/Swept the Series.
Ran 6-9-scr.

RACE NINE... $5 exacta box... Groomedforvictory/Spanky Fischbein.
Ran WON-scr. No wager.

RACE ELEVEN... $5 WP on Paracaidas.
Off turf. Scratched.

Loss for the day... $24.80


RACE 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Golden Glen/Fort Carillon... R2/Earle's First Girl/Trillian.

RACE FIVE... $2 exacta box... Smokin Hero/Paramedic.

RACE SIX... $1 tri key Valtrus over Dirty Water Dog/Austin Laviva Baby/Stealth Missile sub Calcutta Clipper if scratch.

RACE SEVEN... $4 WP on The Third Degree.
...$1 exacta box... The Third Degree/Mr Peterrson/Bitabaz/Shifty Guy.

RACE TEN... $4 WP on Debbie H.
...$1 exacta box... Debbie H/There Are Rainbows/No Speed Limit.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$52

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