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 19, 2010
Total for the meet... $571.75

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 TWO... $3 quinella... Spa City Lover/Lady Maureen.
Ran 2-3.

RACE FIVE... $2 exacta box... Quebrada Shiner/Diamond Dina/Elle a Gent.
Ran WON-6-scr.

RACE NINE... $2 WP on Nacho Corona.
Ran 4th at 5-2.

...$2 exacta box... Nacho Corona/Rigby/Aspire to Silver.
Ran 3-4-9.

Loss for the day... $23.00


We certainly trending cold - so jumping into the deep-end with plenty of action today might be foolhardy. But - no guts, no glory...

RACES 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Bella Attrice/Opera Heroine/Go Go Pink... R2/It's Truly Ahvee/Justin Phillip.

RACE TWO... $2 WP on It's Truly Ahvee.
...$2 exacta box... It's Truly Ahvee/Justin Phillip/Emcee.

RACES 2-5... $1 P4... R2/It's Truly Ahvee/Justin Phillip... R3/Floating Heat/McVictory/Miss Match... R4/D'bigcat/Dance Floor Maniac... R5/Eighth Avenue/Wicky Jones.

RACE FIVE... $2 WP on Eighth Avenue.
...$2 exacta box... Eighth Avenue/Wicky Jones/It's My Party.

RACE SEVEN...$2 WP on Pin.
...$1 exacta box... Pin/Dechipering Dreams/Dual Citizen/Medieval Sword.

RACE NINE... $2 exacta box... I've Got Speed/Manhattan Fox/Bonavento.

RACE TEN... $1 exacta box... Such Time as This/Pretty Cozzy/Jazzy Moves/Cover Story.
... $1 exacta box... Such Time as This/Pretty Cozzy/Jazzy Moves.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$114.00

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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