The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2010 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Friday, August 13, 2010
Total for the meet... $705.65

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.


It was an afternoon where we didn't have super-confidence but thought there might be some value - so we took a few shots. Probably got bailed out by scratches.

RACE TWO... $2 exacta box... Inflation Hedge/Come a Callin/Town Flirt.
Ran 5-6-7.

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.
Ran R2/5-6-7... R3/WON-scr... R4/WON-scr... R5/2-3-scr.

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

RACE SIX... $2 exacta box... The West Rim/Neenie's House/Smartie Bobbi, sub Cranberry Queen if scratch.
Ran WON-3-5.

RACE TEN... $2 exacta box... Precision Farming/Kyriana/Lights Out Lisa.
Ran WON-3-6.

Loss for the day... $42.00


RACE ONE... $2 exacta box... Winthrop House/Sly/Crowned General.
... $2 exacta box... Winthrop House/Sly.

RACES 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Winthrop House/Sly/Crowned General... R2/Flying Gang.

RACE SIX... $2 exacta box... Last Out of Panama/Rogue Romance/Derby Kitten.

RACE EIGHT... $5 WP on Stroke.
...$2 exacta box... Stroke/Active Trader/Paperless.

RACES 8/9... $1 doubles... R8/Stroke/Active Trader/Paperless... R9/Mardi Belle/Magdalena Girl/Jacky Juice.

RACE NINE... $2 WP on Mardi Belle.
All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$69.00

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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