The Daily Bankroll Challenge
by Seth Merrow
Matching wits--and a mythical bankroll--with the top handicappers
2012 Racing Season
Saratoga Race Course
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Total for the meet... $1018.15
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.
Doh! Left some money on the table today. As you can see over on the PICKS page, it was a good day overall - I just didn't focus on the right races over here. The most notable 'miss' is probably R2 where Agilion, the top pick we used in our failed early double, won R2 at $17.80 and topped a nice $62.00 exacta over our third pick. Heck, we missed the $76.50 early double by singling our top pick in the opener - while our second selection won! Ouch!
RACES 1-2... $5 doubles... R1/Basalt... R2/Agilion/La Java.
Ran R1/4th at 4-5... R2/WON-4.
RACE FOUR... $2 exacta box... Next Question/Petey Cramer/Carson Bandit/Hooligan's Delight.
RACE SEVEN... $2 exacta box... Tie Dye/Sunset Time/Coconut Shrimp/Dancing for Glory.
Collected $32.80 on the ex box [$32.80/$2].
LOSS for the day... $25.20
No racing. Dark day.
Total bet... $
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