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 20, 2010
Total for the meet... $528.85

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.


Pretty much snapshot of the meet so far... Early double, we win the first - then run first and second in the final leg. That also knocks us out of the early P4 -- where we win the next two legs and then just miss in R5 at 15-1. Maybe that was a blessing as we might have been inclined to knock our head against a wall if the 2-3 finish in the 2nd cost us a valuable P4. However - if our top pick Eighth Avenue had gotten up to win the 5th the $32.00 win would have taken some more of the sting out of our plays for the day. Oh well - turn the page...

RACES 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Bella Attrice/Opera Heroine/Go Go Pink... R2/It's Truly Ahvee/Justin Phillip.
Ran R1/WON-2-4... R2/Ran 2-3.

RACE TWO... $2 WP on It's Truly Ahvee.
Ran 3rd at 5-1.

...$2 exacta box... It's Truly Ahvee/Justin Phillip/Emcee.
Ran 2-3-scr.

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.
Ran R2/2-3... R3/WON-4-scr... R4/WON-scr... R5/2-4.

RACE FIVE... $2 WP on Eighth Avenue.
Collected $17.80 on the WP [xxx, $17.80].

...$2 exacta box... Eighth Avenue/Wicky Jones/It's My Party.
Ran 2-4-5.

RACE SEVEN...$2 WP on Pin.
Ran 5th at 10-1.

...$1 exacta box... Pin/Dechipering Dreams/Dual Citizen/Medieval Sword.
Collected $19.30 on the ex box [$38.60/$2].

RACE NINE... $2 exacta box... I've Got Speed/Manhattan Fox/Bonavento.
Ran 2-8-9.

RACE TEN... $1 exacta box... Such Time as This/Pretty Cozzy/Jazzy Moves/Cover Story.
Ran WON-4-5-scr.

... $1 exacta box... Such Time as This/Pretty Cozzy/Jazzy Moves.
Ran WON-5-scr.

Loss for the day... $42.90


RACES 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Sextant/Corey's Coming... R2/Cadazzle/My Southern Star.

RACES 3-5... $1 P3... R3/McVictory... R4/Copious Notes/Kitten's Kitten... R5/Colour the Wind/More Is Better/Storm Showers/Kathern's Kitten/Queen Hazel.

RACE FOUR... $4 WP on Copious Notes.
...$1 exacta box... Copious Notes/Kitten's Kitten/More Is More/Millie Money.
...$1 exacta box... Copious Notes/Kitten's Kitten/More Is More.

RACE NINE...$2 exacta box... Conspicuous/Kiss of Fire/Orbiston Parva.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$56.00

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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