The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2012 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Total for the meet... $871.50

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 ONE... $3 exacta box... Stopshoppingmaria/Vuitton.
Ran 2-5.

RACE TWO... $3 WPS... Avarice.
Ran 9th at 40-1.

RACE THREE... $1 exacta box... Revelationist/El Duro/Channel Isle/Unllikely Scenario, sub Favor Factor if scratch.
Ran 2-3-4-7.

RACE FIVE... $1 exacta box... Matagot/Winning Cause/Balance the Books/Fredericksburg.
Ran 2-4-6-8.

LOSS for the day... $28.00


Gotta get something going but this is a card full of potholes - and the weather might prove quirky.

RACE ONE... $2 WP on Forbidden Gift.
...$1 exacta box... Forbidden Gift/Fire Assay/Hunter Forward/Trophy Wife.

RACE SIX... $3 WP on Skyfall.
...$1 exacta box... Win for Kitten/Skyfall/Gustavia/Faceineveryflower, sub Anita Chica if scratch.

RACE EIGHT... $3 WP on Read the Personals.
...$1 exacta box... Read the Personals/Gee Linz/Searchingforahero/Uncle Southern, sub Uncaged Heart if scratch.

Total bet... $52

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