The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2010 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Total for the meet... $446.85

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.


RACES 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Writingonthewall/Good Prospect... R2/Curlinello/Mucho Macho Man/Charlies Swell.
Collected $34.00 on the double.

RACE TWO... $2 exacta box... Curlinello/Mucho Macho Man/Charlies Swell.
Ran WON-3-4. At the end of the meet maybe we'll go back and count how many 1-3 exacta finishes we had at this meet. Or maybe not - it might be better to just forget...

RACE FOUR... $3 exacta box... Billy One Life/Callide Valley.
Ran 1-4.

RACE SIX... $1 exacta box... Memory Motel/Igoturback/Tall Tale Teller/Seek to Destroy.
Ran 2-4-5-9.

RACE EIGHT... $1 exacta box... Criminal Saga/Beachcombing/Mr Tribute/Bluegrass Jet.
Ran 4-5-9-scr.

RACES 8-11... $1 P4... R8/Criminal Saga/Beachcombing/Mr Tribute/Bluegrass Jet... R9/Zapster/Don Balcazio... R10/Devil May Care... R11/Peat Bay/Well Suited.
Ran R8/4-5-9-scr... R9/WON-4... R10/4th... R11/2-4.

Loss for the day... $26.00


RACES 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Vicarious/Rumors of Glory-Under the Rainbow/Laylaben/Team Plan... R2/Scale.

RACE TWO... $2 exacta box... Scale/Rotten to the Core-Smooth Transition/Jim's Applemartini.
...$2 exacta key... Scale over Rotten to the Core-Smooth Transition/Jim's Applemartini.

RACE TEN... $3 WP on Street Chimes.
...$1 exacta box... Street Chimes/Tapit Dancer/Tiz My Time/Fancy Point.
...$1 exacta box... Street Chimes/Tapit Dancer/Tiz My Time.
All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$48.00

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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