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 22, 2011
Total for the meet... $946.35

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/Those Wer the Days/Bishop of Nola... R2/Spare Change/Street Savvy/Klondike Kate.
R1 was off turf - so there was no play - but our top picks won [$17.60/$2].

RACE ONE... $2 exacta box... Those Wer the Days/Bishop of Nola/Concert Stage.
Off turf -= no play.

RACE FIVE... $1 exacta box... Springcourt/Deposit Slip/Colossal Gift/Cease.
Off turf. No play.

$2 exacta box... Springcourt/Colossal Gift/Cease.
Off turf. No play.

RACE SIX... $1 exacta box... Sweet Cat/Tanglewood Tale/Richbelle/More Than Love, sub Singn On Themoon if scratch.
Off turf. No play.

$1 exacta box... Sweet Cat/Tanglewood Tale/Richbelle.

Off turf. No play.

RACE SEVEN... $2 exacta box... Motion Lounge/Ave's Halo/Read the Research.
Ran WON [$38.00!]-5-7.

Loss for the day... $12.00


Apologies for the delay in updating - some minor coimputer problems, and then we ran up against the start of our daily handicapping show on Capital OTB-TV... But the plays are up at approximately 12:50pm ET -- well before post time for our first play of the day. Good luck!

Plays today are turf or dirt - 2, 3, 6 and 10 are off the turf. Plays stay intact regardless.

RACE TWO... $2 exacta box... More Is Better/Sunnybrook/Neat Lightning.

RACE SIX... $2 exacta box... Fight for VLTs/Senstational Slam/One Cool Dude.

RACE SEVEN...$3 WPS on Mary Cole.
...$1 exacta box... World Harmony/Mary Cole/American Angel/Avolo/Vindicated Ghost.
...$1 exacta box... World Harmony/Mary Cole/American Angel/Avolo.
...$1 exacta box... World Harmony/Mary Cole/American Angel.
...$1 exacta box... Mary Cole/ALL.

RACE EIGHT... $2 exacta box... Social Statement/Stanford Dolly/Networking.

RACE TEN... $3 WPS on Victoryoutothegate.
...$2 exacta box... Orsonian/Victoryoutothegate/Whistlin' Dixe/Marcellus Shale.
...$1 exacta box... Victoryoutothegate/ALL.

All turf wagers are turf only [unless otherwise noted]

Total bet... $138.00

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