The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2012 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Thursday, August 16, 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.


RACE THREE... $2 exacta box... Rockin Boogie/Curve Ball/Wild Target/Slash Five.
Collected $28.40 on the ex box [$28.40/$2].

RACE SEVEN... $2 exacta box... Lisini/Paraiba/Lady Rizzi/Eden Is Burning.
Ran WON-3-4-5.

RACE EIGHT... $4 WPS on Orange Tree.
Ran 8th at 11-1.

...$1 exacta box... Crown the Chief/Orange Tree/Crepuscolo/American Legend.

RACE NINE... $1 exacta box... Seeker/Gentlemen's Bet/Saint of Saints/Regal Strike.
Ran 4-6-7scr.

RACE TEN... $1 exacta box... Lion Prince/Popplestone/Dual Mandate/Smart Farda/Dendrite.
Ran 2-3-5-9-scr.

LOSS for the day... $61.60


Sorry for the delay in posting today. Computer didn't want to play ball. Things straightened out and plays posted by 1:25pm ET - but that forced the scratch of the early double play.

RACES 1/2... $2 doubles... R1/Extraextraordinary/The Price of Love... R2/Wanganui/Black Quartz-Lake Placid/History Boy.

RACE TWO.... $1 exacta box... Wanganui/Black Quartz-Lake Placid/Cornhusker/History Boy.

RACE THREE... $1 exacta box... National Power/Show Some Magic/Will Take Charge/Lincoln Law/Tiz for Tat.
... $1 exacta box... National Power/Show Some Magic/Lincoln Law.

RACES 5-7... $3 P3... R5/Fact/Seattle Appeal... R6/Saturday Appeal/Jerek Deter... R7/Thunderous Lady/Lawless Miss/Rain Forest.

RACE SIX... $4 WP on Saturday Appeal.
...$1 exacta box... Jerek Deter/Saturday Appeal/Stoneless/Acadian Connection.

Total bet... $82 $70

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