The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2010 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Monday, August 30, 2010
Total for the meet... $310.00

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.


This is getting ridiculous - but it's just another day at Saratoga 2010 for us. Another exacta where we had two of the top three finishers - but not the 1-2 fininshers. And an absolutely frustrating photo finish loss in the 9th which cost us another $25 and change and kept us from a profit on the day...

RACES 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Devils Humor... R2/Lady Vi/Millie Money/Honeywantshermoney.
Ran R1/7th... R2/2-3-6.

RACE FIVE... $1 exacta box... Bank Heist/De Price/Dominant Jeannes.
Collected $29.50 on the ex box [$59.00/$2].

RACE SEVEN... $2 exacta box... Henceforth/Recharged/Scorper.
Ran 2-3-7.

RACES 7-9... $1 P3... R7/Henceforth/Recharged/Scorper/It's the Big Cat... R8/Oatkadestinyschild/Moneigh/Considerate/Notell... R9/Leipzig.
Ran R7/2-3-5-7... R8/WON-2-3-5... R9/2nd.

RACE NINE... $4 WP on Leipzig.
Collected $12.40 on the WP [xxx, 6.20].

Loss for the day... $6.10


RACE TWO... $1 exacta box... Corrao/Gerard Loves Beer/Scotchirish.

RACE FOUR... $1 exacta box... In Just We Trust/Harmonizer/Fastus Cactus.
...$2 exacta box... In Just We Trust/Harmonizer.

RACE FIVE... $1 exacta box... Deanallen'skitten/Cranberry Queen/National Gallery.
...$2 exacta box... Deanallen'skitten/Cranberry Queen/National Gallery.

RACE SIX...$4 WP on Ready's Vision.
...$1 exacta box... Ready's Vision/Total Package/Inspired.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$40.00

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