The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2009 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Total for the meet... $978.50

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 THREE... $3 WP on Distinctively.
Made a very promising late run but couldn't sustain and ran 4th at 7-1.

...$1 exacta box... Distinctively/Film Charm/Paracaidas.
Collected $12.00 on the ex box [$24.00/$2].

RACE FOUR... $5 WP on Vamos a Ver.
Ran 5th at 10-1.

...$1 exacta box... Vamos a Ver/Starlighter/Calipari/Precipice Trail.
Ran 4-5-9-10.

RACE SIX... $5 exacta... Too Amenable over Marscaponi.
Collected $23.50 on the exacta [$9.40/$2].

RACE NINE...$1 exacta box... Sammarco/Mesa Sunrise/Dr Smart Jack.
Ran WON-7-8.

...$2 exacta box... Sammarco/Mesa Sunrise.
Ran WON-7.

Loss for the day... $13.50


RACE TWO... $3 quinella... Amiga Del Sol/Embrace Change.

RACE FOUR... $3 WP on Budget.

RACE SIX...$5 WP on All Zipped Up.
...$1 exacta box... All Zipped up/Jung Man Scott/Blue Horseshoe.

RACE NINE... $2 exacta box... Separatist/Double Domino/City Sneakers.

RACE TEN... $2 exacta box... Cullinan/Live On the Edge/Mendelssohn.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$55

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