The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2011 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Total for the meet... $963.00

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.


Well -that's frustrating! We were all over this card -- hitting four cold exactas - but not the ones we played here! Doh!

RACE THREE... $3 WP on Voodoo Daddy.
Collected $15.90 on the ex box [$7.20, 3.40].

RACE FOUR...$1 exacta box... Dixieland Cowgirl/Evening Toast/Rockport Lover/Sortilege.
Ran WON-3-4-6.

...$2 exacta box... Evening Toast/Rockport Lover/Sortilege.
Ran WON-3-6.

RACE SEVEN... $3 WP... Joy Rising.
Ran 8th at 4-1.

... $2 exacta box... Joy Rising/Ganador/Readthebyline.
Ran 2-4-8.

Loss for the day... $32.10


RACE ONE... $2 exacta box.. Parker's Project/Be Certain/Port Morsbey.

RACE TWO... $2 exacta box... Italian Wedding-One Giant Step/Demonstrative/All Together.

RACE THREE... $2 exacta box... Settle for Medal/Gospel Lesson/Launch N Relaunch.

RACE FOUR... $2 exacta box... JL Bernstein/Coljak/Stud Muffin.

RACE FIVE... $2 exacta box... Bretton Woods/Resoundingly.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet... $52.00

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