The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2010 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Total for the meet... $724.95

We start the 2010 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 swung for the fences and - for the most part [save for 10-1 ML Bank Heist going off as the 5-2 favorite] - we were getting some good value to shoot at. But it was mostly for naught. Tough day. But we dabbled just enough to avoid a complete disaster.

RACES 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Pistols At Dawn/Monsignor... R2/High Prize/Evenforever.
Ran R1/2-3... R2/2-3.

RACE THREE... $2 exacta box... Payout/Hear the Footsteps/Dougie.
Collected $19.20 on the ex box [$19.20/$2 - also, Payout scratched].

RACE FOUR... $4 WP on Bank Heist.
Collected $9.80 on the WP [xxx, $4.90].

...$2 exacta box... Bank Heist/Enclosure/Jaguar Paw/Bellhouse.
Ran 2-4-8-11.

RACES 4-6... $1 P3... R4/Bank Heist/Enclosure/Jaguar Paw/Bellhouse... R5/Counterspy/Where Is'em/Tocco d'Oro... R6/Whistlin' Dixie/Justin Phillip/Tiz Blessed/Distorted Appeal.
Ran R4/2-4-8-11... R5/3-7-9... R6/WON-5-6scr.

RACE SIX... $4 WP on Whistlin's Dixie.
Ran 6th at 25-1.

RACE SEVEN... $4 WP on Leipzig.
Ran 6th at 10-1.

Loss for the day... $67.00


RACE ONE... $2 exacta box... Double Eagle/Versailles Road.

RACES 1/2... $4 doubles... R1/Double Eagle/Versailles Road... R2/Read the Contract.

RACE TWO... $1 exacta box... Read the Contract/Hystertical Cat/Cooper River.

RACES 2-4... $1 P3... R2/Read the Contract/Hysterical Cat/Cooper River... R3/Rock America/RJ Hope/Too Big to Fail... R4/Time Counts/Miss Smarty Pants.

RACE FOUR... $4 WP on Time Counts.

RACE TEN... $5 exacta box... Hennessy Light/Moonwalk Beauty.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$54.00

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