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 27, 2009
Total for the meet... $699.60

We started 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 ONE... $5 exacta key Senor Fuego over Tar Beach/Web Gem.
Collected $28.50 on the exacta [$11.40/$2].

...$1 exacta box...Senor Fuego/Tar Beach/Web Gem.
Collected $5.70 on the exacta box.

RACES 1-2... $4 doubles... R1/Senor Fuego... R2/Crystal Ocean/Ms Thanksgiving/Straight A Student.
Ran R1/WON... R2/2-4-7.

RACE THREE... $2 exacta box... Home Field/Khukuri/Cullinan.
Collected $82.00 on the ex box [$82.00/$2].

RACE SIX... $4 exacta key Choosing over Nedjam/Grace Happens.
Ran 5/1-7.

...$2 exacta box... Choosing/Nedjam/Grace Happens.
Ran WON-5-7.

RACE EIGHT... $2 exacta box... Vivi's Book/Bella Attrice/Classical Fashion, sub Sonic Sound if scratch.
Collected $27.20 on the ex box [$27.20/$2].

RACES 9-10... $2 doubles... R9/Fiddlers Afleet... R10/There I Go/Apple Grove/Code Name, sub Love for a Price if scratch.
Collected $32.80 on the double [$32.80/$2].

Profit for the day... $98.20


A nice little day yesterday has put us into a position to make these last two weeks interesting. Nothing super jumping off the page at us today -- but let's see if we can keep it going nonetheless...

RACE ONE... $2 exacta box... Lofty Banner/El Windo.

RACES 1-2... $5 doubles... R1/Lofty Banner/El Windo... R2/Ten Carrot Nikki.

RACE THREE... $2 WP on Sermon of Love.
...$2 exacta box... Sermon of Love/Mixed Up.

RACE FOUR...$4 WP on Omi's Vindication.
...$2 exacta box... Omi's Vindication/Cableknit/Anne Margaret, sub Lalique if scratch..

RACE SIX... $5 WP on Vamos a Ver.
... $2 exacta box... Vamos a Ver/Ulterior Motive/Bigshot, sub Mint Maker if scratch.

RACES 6-8... $1 P3... R6/Vamos a Ver.... R7/Woodrunner/City Sneakers/Onzain... R8/Mohegan Sky/Absolute Heaven/Acquired Cat.

RACE SEVEN... $4 exacta box... Woodrunner/City Sneakers/Onzain, sub Pegasus Tommy D if scratch.

RACE NINE... $1 exacta box... Inti/Risque/William Y.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$103.00

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