The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2011 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Total for the meet... $741.40

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... Spring Party/Deanallen'skitten/My Sunshine Gal.
Ran WON-2-4... DQ'd from 2nd to 4th... If the stewards let the horse stay up on Wednesday - then this was a bad call.

RACES 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Spring Party/Deanallen'skitten/My Sunshine Gal.... R2/Page by Page/Turf and Roses.
Collected $20.20 on the double [$20.20/$2]. Should have played the R2 exacta - our two came in at $43.80/$2.

RACE FIVE... $2 exacta box... Ballyclough/Soultown/Show Time, sub Santo Gato if scratch.
Ran WON-5-8... with our substitute rounding out the $28.80 exacta. It was one of those days.

RACE SEVEN...$5 WP on Doulbe Foxxy.
Ran 8th at 6-1.

... $2 exacta box... Too Clever by Half/Silver Meeting/Double Foxxy/Scootles.
Collected $19.20 on the ex box [$19.20/$2].

... $5 exacta box... Silver Meeting/Double Foxxy.
Ran 2-8.

RACE 9/10... $1 doubles... R9/ALL... R10/Grace Alley.
Ran R10/7th at 11-1.

RACE TEN... $5 WPS on Grace Alley.
Ran 7th at 11-1.
...$2 exacta box... Grace Alley/Vee/Sotique/Saucy Jade.
Ran WON-4-7-8.

...$2 exacta box... Grace Alley/Sotique/Saucy Jade.
Ran 4-7-8.
...$1 exacta box... Grace Alley/ALL.
Ran 7th.

Loss for the day... $120.60


RACES 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Keep Me Informed/Global Power/Mineswept-Shrewd One... R2/Repole entry/Covert Ops/Casual Trick.

RACE THREE... $2 exacta box... Politicallycorrect/Coach Royal/Daddy Nose Best.

RACE FIVE...$5 WP on Stellabymoonlight.
... $2 exacta box... Try to Catch Her/Stellabymoonlight/Black and White.

All turf wagers are turf only [unless otherwise noted]

Total bet... $52.00

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