The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2008 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Total for the meet... $859.05

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.


Just hard to get any momentum going with the weather and off-turf races...

RACE 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/CT Phone Home/Skipping Class-Smartgabrielle... R2/Mesa Surprise/Celestial Diamond.
First race moved to dirt. No wagers.

RACE TWO... $4 WP on Mesa Surprise.
Ran 3rd at 2-1.

...$2 exacta box... Mesa Surprise/Celestial Diamond.
Ran 3-5.

...$2 quinella box... Mesa Surprise/Celestial Diamond/Laver/Pop Artist.
Ran 3-4-5-scr.

RACE FOUR... $4 WP on Dynaslew/Total Joy.
Off turf. No wager.

RACE FIVE... $4 WP on Power Express.
Ran 5th at 5-1.

RACE SIX...$2 exacta box... Real Quality/Casey's Joy/Bon Marie.
Off turf. No wagers.

$2 exacta box... Real Quality/Casey's Joy.
Off turf. No wagers.

Loss for the day... $26.00


RACE TWO... $4 WP on Argyle Pink.
...$4 quinella... Argyle Pink/This Cat Can Dance.

RACE FIVE... $5 WP on African Storm.
...$1 exacta box... African Storm/Persian/Vinnies Wild Tale/Winitback, sub Musca if scratch.

RACE SEVEN... $2 exacta box... Radical Sabbatical/Sognatore/Sharif Al Medina.

RACE NINE... $4 WP on Lyin' Heart.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$54

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