The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2009 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Friday, August 14, 2009
Total for the meet... $839.50

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.


Ugh. This could have been a very nice day. We squeaked out a profit but take a look at the two exactas where we ran 1-3. They were both $4 plays -- and would have provided a little oomph to the afternoon. But we did hit on a couple of our smaller plays -- so we'll cash and turn the page...

RACE ONE... $2 exacta box... Arcadius/Dynaski.
Collected $31.80 on the ex box [$31.80/$2].

RACE TWO...$3 WP on Capital Adequacy.
Ran 6th at 3-2.

...$1 exacta box... Capital Adequacy/Cableknit/Happy Week.
Ran 2-6-scr.

RACE FIVE...$6 WP on Little Alex.
Ran 3rd at 6-1

...$1 exacta box ... Little Alex/Counterspy/Dontquityourdayjob/Warrior Ace.
Ran WON-3-5-6.

...$1 exacta box ... Little Alex/Counterspy/Dontquityourdayjob.
Ran WON-3-5.

...$2 exacta box ... Little Alex/Counterspy.
Ran WON-3.

RACE NINE...$4 exacta box... Wild Awake/Mother Russia.
Ran WON-3.

RACE TEN... $1 exacta box... World Gone Wrong/Catty Madeline/Collar.
Collected $30.25 on the ex box [$60.50/$2].

Profit for the day... $2.05


RACES 1-2... $2 doubles... R1/Classic Moon/Band of Thunder... R2/Credit Limit/East Breaks.

RACE TWO... $2 quinella... Credit Limit/East Breaks/Spina.

RACE THREE... $3 WP on Tweeter.
...$1 exacta box... Tweeter/Extra Sharp/Life At Ten.

RACE NINE... $2 exacta box... Holiday Trip/Into the Wind/Hard To Explain.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$38.00

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