The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2009 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Total for the meet... $534.50

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... $4 exacta box... Groomedforvictory/South Fourth St.
Ran 4-6.

RACES 1-2... $2 doubles... R1/Groomedforvictory/South Fourth St... R2/Ostensibly/Upper Gulch/Evening Star.
Ran R1/4-6... R2/3-7-9.

RACE TWO...$4 WP on Ostensibly.
Ran 3rd [after getting such a poor start that the stewards reviewed it] at 20-1.

... $1 exacta box... Ostensibly/Upper Gulch/Evening Star.
Ran 3-7-9.

RACE FIVE... $4 WP on Rebellious Chic.
Ran 4th at 5-2.

...$4 exacta box... Rebellious Chic/Es Mia.
Ran 4-5.

RACE SEVEN...$5 exacta box... Loxy Lady/AP Light.
Ran WON-7.

...$1 exacta box... Loxy Lady/AP Light/Pearl of Valor/Musical Splendor.
Ran WON-3-7-10.

RACE EIGHT... $2 WPS on Kicky Tune.
Ran 8th at 7-1.

RACE NINE... $4 WPS on Deal Making.
Ran 8th at 15-1.

...$2 exacta box... Deal Making/Justenuffhumor/Cowboy Cal.
Collected $13.00 on the ex box [$13.00/$2].

RACE TEN... $2 exacta box... Lone Cypress/Wild Conga/No Detour.
Collected $24.20 on the ex box [$24.20]$2].

Loss for the day... $76.80


We'll keep it light after a couple of days of struggling -- and given the fact that the weather makes things too much of a question mark...

RACE SIX... $2 exacta box... Successful Mission/Picou/Tiger Woodman.

RACE TWELVE... $4 WP on Kensei.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$20.00

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