The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2009 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Thursday, July 29, 2008
Total for the meet... $963.50

We start the 2009 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... $5 exacta box... Mythical Yarn/Freedom Rings.
Mythical Yarn scratched.

...$1 exacta box... Mythical Yarn/Freedom Rings/Fairy Wand/Patronus Charm.
Ran 1-4.

RACE FIVE...$5 WP on Magic Tiger.
Ran 8th at 4-1.

...$2 exacta box... City Trooper/Magic Tiger/Gerard Loves Beer.
Ran 2-8-9.

RACE SEVEN...$5 WP on Trappe Shot.
Ran 5th at 5-2.

RACE NINE... $5 WP on Vivid Colors.
Ran 7th at 6-1.

RACE TEN...$5 WP on Galan Fete.
Collected $27.50 on the WP [xxx, 11.00].

Loss for the day... [$36.50]


RACE FOUR... $2 WP on Collar.

RACE SIX... $2 WP on We're Hooked.

RACE SEVEN... $5 WP on Simply Spiteful.
...$1 exacta box... Atrea/Kinsey/Snap Happy/Simply Spiteful.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$30

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