The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2012 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Monday, July 30, 2012
Total for the meet... $1030.00

We kicked our mythical bankroll up to $1200 to start the 2011 Saratoga thoroughbred race meet - and we'll hold there this season. 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 TWO...$1 exacta box... Comandante/No Nukes/Rockin Mandy/Awesome Weekend.
Collected $5.60 on the ex box [$11.20/$2]. Rockin Mandy scratched.

RACE FOUR...$3 WP on Why Not More.
Ran 7th at 9-1.

...$1 exacta box... Normative Appeal/Riolama/Why Not More/Let the Kitten Run/Geisha Gal.
Ran WON-5-7-8-scr.

RACE NINE... $4 WPS on Angel Terrace.
Ran a fast-closing fourth after sitting WAY too far back early at 13-1.

...$1 exacta box ... Dame Marie/Alaura Michele/Karlovy Vary/Dear Lavinia/Angel Terrace.
Ran WON-3-4-5-6.

... $1 exacta box... Angel Terrace/ALL.
Ran 4th/WON.

LOSS for the day... $60.40


RACE THREE... $1 exacta box... The Roofer/River Cruising/Fly Bye Pomeroy/Gladhander.

RACE FIVE... $3 WP on SmittenwithKitten.
...$1 exacta box... Regal Joanne/Mariel N Kathy/Apple Cider/Smittenwithkitten.

RACE NINE... $1 exacta box.. Verde Mont/Irish Humor/Sunshawn/Lakota Freud.

Total bet... $42

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