The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2011 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Total for the meet... $1297.20

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.


With 20-20 hindsight we can say that we probably should have been bolder on closing day - but the weather and track conditions kept us from being too adventurous. But we could have been a little bolder with the Sheppard winner in the 10th. And maybe even jumped in a little harder in the finale, R11, where four we used in that exacta box completed the superfecta.

But overall no complaints. We played every day and went no lower than $625.00. And, it should be noted, that $625.00 low-point came just last Wednesday - meaning that it was yet another very good closing week for us - with a solid gain over the past five days of $672.20.

RACE FOUR: $2 exacta box... Wise Stop-Cure/Strasbourg/Dawly.
Ran 2/entry-3/entry-5-scr.

RACE TEN... $5 WP on Emerald Beech.
Collected $34.25 on the WP [$8.40, 5.30].

RACE ELEVEN [for turf or dirt]... $1 exacta box... Hookshot/Special Dancer/City Look/Get Gorgeous/Drinksonthehouse/Keiko.
Collected $12.10 on the ex box [$24.20/$2].
Get Gorgeous scratched.

Profit for the day... $12.35


All turf wagers are turf only [unless otherwise noted]

Total bet... $0

See you next year...

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