The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2011 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Monday, September 5, 2011
Total for the meet... $1284.85

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... $3 WPS on Equivocation.
Ran 4th at 11-1.

...$2 exacta box... Hammersmith/Storm Galileo/The Noz/Equivocation.
Ran 3-4-8-9.

...$2 exacta box... Storm Galileo/The Noz/Equivocation.
Ran 3-4-8.

RACE THREE... $5 exacta box... Lacie Slew/Arena Elvira.
Ran WON-3.

RACE FIVE... $1 exacta box... Conway Hillbilly/Next Page/Special Action/Astonish.
Ran 6-7-8-9. Yeeesh.

RACE SIX... $3 WP on Pianist.
Collected $6.30 on the WP [xxx, $4.20]. Ran 2nd at 8-5 -- was ML 4-1.

RACE NINE... $2 exacta box... Queen'splatekitten/Brilliant Speed/King Congie.
Collected $38.80 on the ex box [$38.80/$2].

... $2 exacta box... Queen'splatekitten/Brilliant Speed.
Collected $38.80 on the ex box.

Loss for the day... $5.10


We'll guarantee ourselves a bankroll profit by keeping things light -- not to protect the bankroll, but simply because the weather makes this such a guessing game hours before the races are set to go off...

RACE FOUR: $2 exacta box... Wise Stop-Cure/Strasbourg/Dawly.

RACE TEN... $5 WP on Emerald Beech.

RACE ELEVEN [for turf or dirt]... $1 exacta box... Hookshot/Special Dancer/City Look/Get Gorgeous/Drinksonthehouse/Keiko.

All turf wagers are turf only [unless otherwise noted]

Total bet... $52.00

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