The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2011 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Total for the meet... $1136.95

We're kickin' our mythical bankroll up to $1200 to start the 2011 Saratoga thoroughbred race meet. In past years we've started with $1000, but with the 40-day meet a $1200 bankroll gives us a reasonable $30/day average. Each day we'll use this space to record our mythical best bets and calculate the accumulated wins and losses.


DOH! In the long run our daily caveat of "All turf wagers are turf only" makes sense and probably works out in the long run -- but it hurt yesterday!

The 6th was taken off the turf which canceled our play below -- meanwhile Morning Shine won at 6-1 with 5-2 Sweet Cat running second as the two combined for a very generous $62.00/$2 exacta! That means the 'off the turf' cancel-job cost us $155.00!

RACE ONE...$5 WP on Malibu Cougar.
Ran 4th at 9-2

...$1 exacta box... Mi Hermana/Itsmyhonor/Malibu Cougar/World Harmony.
Ran 2-4-scr-scr.

...$3 exacta box... Mi Hermana/Itsmyhonor/Malibu Cougar.


RACE SIX... $1 exacta box... Sweet Cat/Morning Shine/Run a Risk/Dancin N Prancin.
... $2 exacta box... Sweet Cat/Morning Shine/Run a Risk.
... $2 exacta box... Sweet Cat/Morning Shine.
Play canceled - race moved off turf.

Loss for the day... $2


Dark day. No racing.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet... $

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