The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2010 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Saturday, August 14, 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... Winthrop House/Sly/Crowned General.
Ran 2-3-4. Doh!

... $2 exacta box... Winthrop House/Sly.
Ran 2-3. Doh!!!

RACES 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Winthrop House/Sly/Crowned General... R2/Flying Gang.
Ran R1/2-3-4... R2/6th.

RACE SIX... $2 exacta box... Last Out of Panama/Rogue Romance/Derby Kitten.
Ran 4-7-scr.

RACE EIGHT... $5 WP on Stroke.
Ran 8th at 16-1.

...$2 exacta box... Stroke/Active Trader/Paperless.
Ran 2-7-8.

RACES 8/9... $1 doubles... R8/Stroke/Active Trader/Paperless... R9/Mardi Belle/Magdalena Girl/Jacky Juice.
Ran R8/2-7-8... R9/WON-5-scr.

RACE NINE... $2 WP on Mardi Belle.
Ran 5th at 10-1.

Loss for the day... $58.00


RACE SIX... $4 WP on More Than Real.
...$1 exacta box... More Than Real/Dynamic Holiday/Speedy's Gal.

RACE SEVEN... $1 exacta box... Chairman Now/Baatesh/Ritual/Prospective Union.
...$1 exacta box... Chairman Now/Baatesh/Ritual.

RACE SEVEN... $1 exacta box... Brock/Heisman/Stay Thirsty/Orsonian.
...$1 exacta box... Brock/Heisman/Stay Thirsty.

RACE TEN... $5 WP on Romp.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$60.00

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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