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 13, 2009
Total for the meet... $837.45

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.


Kept the plays kind of light yesterday as we noted that nothing was jumping off the page at us -- and it played out as such... One of the very few days where we haven't cashed a ticket on the page.

RACES 1-2... $2 doubles... R1/Starship Angel/Platinum... R2/Back Back Back/Swashbuckler.
Ran R1/WON-2... R2/4-5.

RACE TWO... $2 WP on Back Back Back.
Ran 5th at 8-1.

... $4 quinella ... Back Back Back/Swashbuckler.
Ran 4-5.

RACE THREE... $2 exacta box... Southern Dynasty/She's Above Da Law/Out Post.
Ran 5-7-scr.

RACE FIVE... $4 WP on Mystic City.
Ran 8th at 16-1.

...$2 exacta box ... Mystic City/Spirit of Rose.
Ran 5-8.

Loss for the day... $32.00


More enthusiam for today. We'll see how that works out...

RACE ONE... $2 exacta box... Arcadius/Dynaski.

RACE TWO...$3 WP on Capital Adequacy.
...$1 exacta box... Capital Adequacy/Cableknit/Happy Week.

RACE FIVE...$6 WP on Little Alex.
...$1 exacta box ... Little Alex/Counterspy/Dontquityourdayjob/Warrior Ace.
...$1 exacta box ... Little Alex/Counterspy/Dontquityourdayjob.
...$2 exacta box ... Little Alex/Counterspy.

RACE NINE...$4 exacta box... Wild Awake/Mother Russia.

RACE TEN... $1 exacta box... World Gone Wrong/Catty Madeline/Collar.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$64.00

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