The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2008 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Total for the meet... $871.15

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.


RACE THREE... $2 exacta box... Fanfire/Sweet Slam.
Ran WON-5.

RACE FOUR... $2 exacta box... Sweet Bama Breeze/Sage Chapel/Fiona Freud.
Collected $31.80 on the ex box [$31.80/$2].

RACE SEVEN... $2 exacta box... Quck to Charm/Monsooned Malabar/Hard to Explain.
Collected $16.40 on the ex box [$16.40/$2].

RACE EIGHT... $3 WP on Presious Passion.
Ran 4th at 5-1.

...$2 exacta box... Presious Passion/Equitable.
Ran 4-6.

RACE TEN...$3 exacta box... Queens Full/Forest Trail.
Ran 6-7.

... $1 tri box... Queens Full/Forest Trail/Goo Goo Eyes/Meriwether Jessica.
Ran 2-6-7-8.

Loss for the day... $19.80


RACE 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Mor Chances/Prince of Peace... R2/Persistently/Amanwella.

RACE FOUR... $4 WP on Troy G.
...$4 quinella Troy G/Matador Run.

RACE SIX...$2 exacta box... Dirty Water Dog/Valtrus/Austin Laviva Baby, sub Jump It if scratch.
...$4 exacta box... Dirty Water Dog/Valtrus.

RACE SEVEN... $4 WP on JJs Prophet.
...$2 exacta box.. JJs Prophet/Alabama Man.

RACE 9/10... $2 doubles... R9/Just as Well... R10/Milk Run/Empress Indy.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$56

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