The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2008 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Friday, August 15, 2008
Total for the meet... $883.55

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 TWO... $4 WP on Argyle Pink.
Collected $23.00 on the WP [7.60, 3.90].

...$4 quinella... Argyle Pink/This Cat Can Dance.
Ran WON-5.

RACE FIVE... $5 WP on African Storm.
Collected $16.75 on the WP [xxx, 6.70].

...$1 exacta box... African Storm/Persian/Vinnies Wild Tale/Winitback, sub Musca if scratch.
Collected $26.75 on the exacta box [$53.50/$2].

RACE SEVEN... $2 exacta box... Radical Sabbatical/Sognatore/Sharif Al Medina.
Off turf. No wager.

RACE NINE... $4 WP on Lyin' Heart.
Ran 7th at 3-1.

Profit for the day... $24.50


The weather forecast looks "iffy" -- at best. Let's keep the plays light...

RACE 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Fort Apache Star/Casual... R2/Api Mohkat/At Attention.

RACE THREE...$2 exacta box... Main Street/Oniyome.
...$8 exacta... Main Street/Oniyome.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$20

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