The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2011 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Total for the meet... $958.35

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.


RACES 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Green Monster/Crea's Law... R2/Royal Blessing/Swag Daddy/Mississippi Duel.
Ran R1/WON-5... R2/4-5-6.

RACE TWO... $1 exacta box... Royal Blessing/Swag Daddy/Mississippi Duel/Rock Star Charlie, sub Fox Rules if scratch.
Ran 4-5-6-10.

RACE FOUR... $1 exacta box... Fiji Star/Running Tap/Take a Walk.
Collected $2.65 on the ex box [$5.30/$2]. [Take a Walk scratched.]

...$3 exacta box... Running Tap/Take a Walk.
Ran WON-scr.

RACE FIVE... $5 WP on Short Shrift.
Collected $26.25 on the WP [$6.80, 3.70].

...$2 exacta box... Short Shrift/Jeanbaptiste Corot/Marine Office.
Collected $30.80 on the ex box [$30.80/$2].

RACE SIX... $3 WP on News Pending.
Ran 12th at 11-1.

...$2 exacta box... Tritap/El Padrino/Grandpa Len/News Pending, sub Rightfully So if scratch.
Ran 2-3-4-12.

RACE ELEVEN... $1 exacta box... Hear the Footsteps/Westside Corral/East of Danzig/Guns and Religion.
Ran 3-4-7-scr.

... $1 exacta box... Hear the Footsteps/Westside Corral/Guns and Religion.
Ran 3-4-scr.

Loss for the day... $26.45


RACES 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Those Wer the Days/Bishop of Nola... R2/Spare Change/Street Savvy/Klondike Kate.

RACE ONE... $2 exacta box... Those Wer the Days/Bishop of Nola/Concert Stage.

RACE FIVE... $1 exacta box... Springcourt/Deposit Slip/Colossal Gift/Cease.
$2 exacta box... Springcourt/Colossal Gift/Cease.

RACE SIX... $1 exacta box... Sweet Cat/Tanglewood Tale/Richbelle/More Than Love, sub Singn On Themoon if scratch.
$1 exacta box... Sweet Cat/Tanglewood Tale/Richbelle.

RACE SEVEN... $2 exacta box... Motion Lounge/Ave's Halo/Read the Research.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet... $78.00

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