The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2012 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Monday, August 6, 2012
Total for the meet... $898.65

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... $2 WP on Forbidden Gift.
Collected $11.40 on the WP [xxx,11.40].

...$1 exacta box... Forbidden Gift/Fire Assay/Hunter Forward/Trophy Wife.
Collected $49.75 on the ex box [$99.50/$2].

RACE SIX... $3 WP on Skyfall.
No wager - off turf. Skyfall wins [$12.80, 5.70].

...$1 exacta box... Win for Kitten/Skyfall/Gustavia/Faceineveryflower, sub Anita Chica if scratch.
No wager. Off turf.

RACE EIGHT... $3 WP on Read the Personals.
Ran 6th at 9-1.

...$1 exacta box... Read the Personals/Gee Linz/Searchingforahero/Uncle Southern, sub Uncaged Heart if scratch.
Ran 2-4-6-7.

PROFIT for the day... $27.15


Picked up a modest profit yesterday - not really enough to justify taking a swing today, but the Sheppard Special in R8 looks too good to pass up.

RACE FOUR... $1 exacta box... Tennis Racket/Black Rhino/Tennis Racket/Classic R and B.

RACE FIVE... $3 WP on My Kinda Party.
...$1 exacta box... Everything Sweet/Over the Counter/My Kinda Party/Laguna Girl/Fierce/.

RACE EIGHT... $5 WPS on Sky Willow.
...$2 exacta box... Pinch Pie/Sky Willow/Bizzy Caroline.
...$1 exacta box... Sky Willow/ALL.

RACES 7-9... $1 P3... R7 Spirit of Peace/Leap/Lucci the Lion/Maintainer... R8/Sky Willow... R9/Air Support/Scotus/Crimson China/A Diehl..

Total bet... $101

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