The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2009 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Friday, September 4, 2009
Total for the meet... $709.50

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.


We were iffy about the card Thurssday -- and that proved to be the right attitude. Although, if we had been a little bolder we could have had the nice Race 1-2 double, as our third pick -- a Sheppard trainee -- won the opener at 10-1. And if we had known that our top pick in the 2nd, Rock Star Royalty[ran second in the 2nd] would go off at a generous 21-1 we would have played around with WPS [xxx, 11.20, 7.20] and exactas [$64.00/$2].

Oh well, turn the page -- and on to what looks like yet another tough card...

RACES 1-2... $5 double... R1/Dynaski... R2/Rock Star Royalty.
Ran R1/2nd... R2/2nd.

...$2 doubles... R1/Dynaski... R2/Water of Life/Speckledbird.
Ran R1/2nd... R2/WON-7.

RACE FIVE... $1 exacta box... Ennis Lady/Strike It Rich/Happy Week/Restless Song.
Ran 3-6-8-9.

...$4 exacta box... Ennis Lady/Stirke It Rich/Happy Week.
Ran 3-6-8.

RACE EIGHT... $1 P3... R8/Bluegrass Princess... R9/West Ocean/Successful Friend/Out Post... R10/ALL.
Ran R8/7th... R9/WON-3-7... R10/WON.

Loss for the day... $69.00


RACE FOUR... $10 quinella... Bernie's Pal/On the Beat.

RACE FIVE... $2 exacta box... Valtrus/Classic Campaign/Ballast.

RACES 7-9... $1 P3... R7/Belle Allure/Colina Verde... R8/For Free/Thoroughly Holy/Iberian Gate... R9/ALL.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$82.00

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