The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2011 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Monday, August 15, 2011
Total for the meet... $1005.10

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.


RACE ONE... $1 exacta box... Brilliant Future/Dreamingly/Storm Palm/Lily the Pink.
Collected $15.80 on the ex box [$31.60/$2].

...$2 exacta... Brilliant Future/Storm Palm/Lily the Pink.

Ran 2-3-6.

RACE TWO... $2 exacta box... Disposablepleasure/Remarkable Moon/Coasting/Wait Til Dawn.
Ran 3-4-7-8.

RACE FOUR... $1 exacta box... Ultimo Principe/Grand Strategy/Truelee Scrappin/Won Fast Bullet.
Collected $13.60 on the ex box [$27.20/$2].

... $2 exacta box... Ultimo Principe/Grand Strategy/Truelee Scrappin.
Collected $27.20 on the ex box.

RACE SEVEN... $5 WP on Hearts of Red.
Ran 5th at 18-1.

RACE EIGHT... $2 exacta box... Lemon Tiger/Glory in Motion/Shakeira.
Ran 2-5-scr.

Loss for the day... $31.40


RACES 1/2... $5 doubles... R1/Pletcher entry... R2/Mr Haywood/My Piano Man/Jamms Secret.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet... $15.00

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