The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2012 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Total for the meet... $1214.95

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.


It was yet another last week comeback! Entered the final week with a total of $743.50. The nice hit last Wednesday banged us back up to within hailing distance of positive territory and then it was a back and forth until the STOP LOSS ORDER kicked in on closing day.

Below you can follow the bet-by-bet progress through the first five races. We were going in the wrong direction early but the R1 scratch turned out to be a blessing in disguise - as our loss through the first two races was just small enough that the subsequent P4 win pushed us just into the black and triggered the STOP.

Although we had a winning late P4 - continued play would have resulted in a small loss.

So - it's not much, but once again we walk away from the season - having wagered significantly on this page during the meet - ending with a profit.

NOTE: STOP LOSS IN EFFECT: If at any time during the day we pass the $1200 mark - the plays are over and we'll stick with our profit.

RACE ONE... $4 exacta box... Noble Tune/So Outspoken/Dominate/Frac Daddy.
Ran WON-9-10-scr.

... $4 exacta box... So Outspoken/Dominate/Frac Daddy.
Ran 9-10-scr.

... $4 exacta box... So Outspoken/Frac Daddy.

RACE TWO...$4 exacta box... Concert Stage/Flamin' Hot/Carson Hall.
Ran WON-5-6.

...$4 exacta box... Concert Stage/Carson Hall.
Ran 5-6.

RACES 2-5... $.50 P4... R2/Concert Stage/Flamin' Hot/Carson Hall/Veiled Prophet... R3/West Hills Giant/Birchwood Road/Holy Endeavor/Irish Jade... R4/Omniscient/So Scott/Settle for Medal/Coosada... R5/We Needs VLTS/Lea the Punisher/Rough Winter.
...Contingency play...[If we miss the first leg - play a $1 R3-5 P3 with same horses... $64].
Collected $439.25 on the P4 [$1757.00/$2].


RACE FOUR... $4 exacta box... Omniscient/So Scott/Settle for Medal/Coosada.
RAN WON-3-4-8.

... $4 exacta box... So Scott/Settle for Medal/Coosada.
Ran WON-3-8.

RACE SIX... $2 exacta box... Stage Street/Clawback/Revolutionary/Favor Factor.
Ran 2-3-4-5.

... $4 exacta key... Revolutionary over Stage Street/Clawback/Favor Factor.
Ran 3/2-4-5.

...$10 exacta box... Revolutionary/Favor Factor.
Ran 3-4.

RACES 8-11... $.50 P4... R8/Hit It Rich/Kissable...R9/Show Some Magic/Fortify/Overanalyze/Shanghai Bobby... R10/Unbridled Fire/Fizzano/Burn the Mortgage/King Kid... R11/Dendrite/Golden Tornado/Great Karoo/Griffin Rock.
...Contingency play......[If we miss the first leg - play a $1 R9-11 P3 with same horses... $64]
Ran R8/WON-3... R9/WON-2-4-5... R10/WON-2-6-7... R11/WON-3-4-5.
PAID $477.00/$2.

RACE ELEVEN... $4 exacta box... Dendrite/Golden Tornado/Great Karoo/Griffin Rock.
Ran WON-3-4-5.

PROFIT for the day... $279.25 [up to the STOP LOSS when play ended]


See you next year...

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