The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2009 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Monday, August 17, 2009
Total for the meet... $801.70

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.


Well, we didn't knock 'em dead but we did manage to walk away from Sunday afternoon with a tidy little profit -- and that took some of the sting out of the struggle that was Saturday afternoon...

RACE 1-2... $1 doubles... R1/Got Clearance/R Betty Graybull/City Spirit... R2/Capitalism At Risk/Christmas Trip/Bonita Donita.
Ran R1/2-5-7... R2/2-5-6.

RACE TWO... $4 WP on Capitalism At Risk.
Collected $7.20 on the WP [xxx, $3.60].

RACE SIX... $2 exacta box... Common Currancy/One Note Samba/Make Note.
Collected $22.00 on the ex box [$22.00/$2].

RACE ELEVEN... $2 exacta box... We're Hooked/Miss Redoubled/Smart Trade.
Collected $70.00 on the ex box [$70.00/$2].

Profit for the day... $58.20


RACES 1-2... $2 doubles... R1/Another Success/Bohemia Street/Voodoouthinkur... R2/Ready for Change/Highveldt Street.

RACE TWO... $1 exacta box... Ready for Change/Highveldt Street/Antenna/Exhi .

RACE SEVEN... $4 WP on Songstressofdubai.

RACE NINE...$2 exacta box...Mimi's Kids/Try Your Best/Winning Punch.
...$2 exacta box...Mimi's Kids/Try Your Best.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$48.00

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