The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2011 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Friday, August 26, 2011
Total for the meet... $897.35

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.


RACE ONE... $2 exacta box... Sheppard entry 1/Sheppard entry 2/Decoy Daddy.
Ran 4th [e2-DQ'd to 6th]- 5th [e1]- 6th [e1]- 8th [e2]- 9th.

RACE THREE... $5 WP on Barbados Beauty.
Ran 5th at 1-1.

...$2 exacta box... Alydarla/Krissy Kat/Holiday Broad/Barbados Beauty, sub Stay Composed if scratch.
Collected $68.50 on the ex box [$68.50/$2].

...$2 exacta box... Alydarla/Krissy Kat/Barbados Beauty, sub Holiday Broad, then Stay Composed if scratch.
Ran WON-4-5.

...$2 exacta box... Krissy Kat/Barbados Beauty.
Ran 4-5.

Profit for the day... $.50


RACE ONE... $2 exacta box... Spring Party/Deanallen'skitten/My Sunshine Gal.

RACES 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Spring Party/Deanallen'skitten/My Sunshine Gal.... R2/Page by Page/Turf and Roses.

RACE FIVE... $2 exacta box... Ballyclough/Soultown/Show Time, sub Santo Gato if scratch.

RACE SEVEN...$5 WP on Doulbe Foxxy.
... $2 exacta box... Too Clever by Half/Silver Meeting/Double Foxxy/Scootles.
... $5 exacta box... Silver Meeting/Double Foxxy.

RACE 9/10... $1 doubles... R9/ALL... R10/Grace Alley.

RACE TEN... $5 WPS on Grace Alley.
...$2 exacta box... Grace Alley/Vee/Sotique/Saucy Jade.
...$2 exacta box... Grace Alley/Sotique/Saucy Jade.
...$1 exacta box... Grace Alley/ALL.

All turf wagers are turf only [unless otherwise noted]

Total bet... $160.00

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