The Daily Bankroll Challenge
by Seth Merrow
Matching wits--and a mythical bankroll--with the top handicappers
2010 Racing Season
Saratoga Race Course
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
the Day After...
Total for the meet... $.10
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.
Well, we said it over on the selections page - we stunk up the joint this year. We never did have any kind of a breakout day during the meet - but, after last year's crazy last few days, and the absolutely wacky last day that, save for a typo, would have put us in the black for the meet, well, after that we still came into the last week this year with a modicum of hope and confidence.
And frankly, the Thursday near-miss pretty much summed up our meet. With only $85 and change in our bankroll we laid it on the line with Jonathon Sheppard's Emerald Beach. At 7-1, had that one scored for us the P3, win-place, and exacta plays would have put us at, near, or perhaps even over the break-even point. Even a second-place finish would have given us a nice pot to move into the weekend with. But we finished third - losing the place spot but a jump or two from the wire. Again, it summed up the meet.
Plenty of 1-3 finishes in our exacta plays all season long. It was a frustrating 40 days.
RACE 8-11... $2 P4... Play the top pick in each race from the picks page - and sub the next selection in any race where there's a scratch.
Ran R8/10th... R9/3rd... R10/3rd... R11/8th.
Loss for the day... $2.00
Dark day. Season over - and none too soon.
See you next year.
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