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 26, 2010
Total for the meet... $431.35

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.


We lamented a tough season over on the selections page - the handicapping is OK - but we haven't had any bust-out results. Similar over here - with a number of days like yesterday where we collected - but still went backwards.

RACES 1/2... $1 doubles... R1/Arena Elvira/Remark... R2/Riona/Status Pending/Cheeky Mama/Ten Till Mid Nite.
Collected $4.80 on the double [$9.60/$2].

...$2 doubles... R1/Arena Elvira/Remark... R2/Riona/Status Pending.
Ran R1/WON-2... R2/2-7.

RACE TWO... $4 WP on Riona.
Ran 7th at 16-1.

...$1 exacta box... Riona/Status Pending/Cheeky Mama/Ten Till Mid Nite.
Collected $5.70 on the ex box [$11.40/$2].

...$1 exacta box... Riona with Status Pending/Cheeky Mama/Ten Till Mid Nite.
Ran 7th/WON-2-5.

RACES 2-4... $1 P3... R2/Riona/Status Pending/Cheeky Mama... R3/Yawkey Way/Readygetsgold/Watkins Glen... R4/Pervis/Love That Dude/Santo Gato.
No bet. R4 moved off turf.

RACE SIX... $1 exacta box... Drink of the Day/Orangeblackandgold/Silent Joy.
Collected $24.20 on the ex box [$48.40/$2].

RACE SEVEN... $4 WP on Pulpit Point.
Ran 7th at 11-1.

RACES 7-9... $1 P3... R7/Pulpit Point/Pleasant Stirke/Dubai Rainbow... R8/Ibboyee... R9/Excited/Mayday Maria/Miss Alabama [sub Triune if scratch].
Ran R7/WON-7-9... R8/2nd... R9/2-4-10.

Loss for the day... $30.30


RACES 1/2... $4 doubles... R1/Divine Fortune-Sermon of Love/Arcadius... R2/El Real Madrid/Stargleam [sub Chris Got Even if scratch].

RACE FOUR... $2 quinella box... Thunder Jewel/Chalk Player/Ravingaboutkitten.

RACE SIX... $2 exacta box... Exiled Princess/Playa Bonita.

RACE SEVEN... $4 WP on Fee On Legs.
...$1 exacta box... Fee On Legs/Royal Rhetoric/Electra's Ego/Mississippi Too.

RACES 7-9... $1 P3... R7/Fee On Legs/Royal Rhetoric/Electra's Ego/Mississippi Too... R8/Holy Moment/Hooked On Hope/Cover Story/Princess Maura... R9/Call You in Ten.

RACE NINE... $5 WP on Call You in Ten.
...$1 exacta box... Call You in Ten/Grand Pride/Antrim Shield/Macedonian/Boisterous.
...$1 exacta box... Call You in Ten/Grand Pride/Antrim Shield.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$98.00

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