The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2010 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Total for the meet... $747.65

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.


RACE ONE... $2 exacta box... Song for Pupcake/Flying Sappho/Glory Chaser.
Collected $29.40 on the ex box [$29.40/$2].

RACE THREE...$5 exacta box... Albany Road/Il Senatore.
Collected $33.50 on the ex box [$13.40/$2].

RACE FIVE... $4 exacta box... Lubash/Seattle Mission.
Collected $26.80 on the ex box [$13.40/$2].

RACE SEVEN... $2 WP on Greeley's Legacy.
Ran 6th at 8-1.

RACE NINE... $2 exacta box... Upper Gulch/Deputy's Citizen/Nurse Dolce.
Ran 2-3-9.

Profit for the day... $43.70


A nice day yesterday - but we're still waiting for the 'home run'. Not sure if it will come today - it's a tough card - but we'll take some shots.

RACE TWO... $2 exacta box... Inflation Hedge/Come a Callin/Town Flirt.

RACES 2-5... $1 P3... R2/Inflation Hedge/Come a Callin/Town Flirt... R3/Smokehouse/Hunt for Colleen... R4/Sette E Mezzo/Codeword... R5/Star of New York/Harmonizer/Eltish Star.

RACE FOUR... $4 exacta box... Sette E Mezzo/Codeword.

RACE SIX... $2 exacta box... The West Rim/Neenie's House/Smartie Bobbi, sub Cranberry Queen if scratch.

RACE TEN... $2 exacta box... Precision Farming/Kyriana/Lights Out Lisa.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$80.00

If we are interested in both halves of an entry -- in event of a scratch -- it is noted that way [in other words, both halves are named]. If only one-half of the entry is named, then we prefer that half and will move to our next pick listed [rather than the other half of the entry] in event of a scratch.

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