The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2013 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Total for the meet... $525.90

We kicked our mythical bankroll up to $1200 to start the 2013 Saratoga thoroughbred race meet. Each day we'll use this space to record our mythical best bets and calculate the accumulated wins and losses.


Ah - a nice rebound. And we needed it. Typically we do well in the last week of the meet - but we need bullets to make that happen. So, we tread lightly on Friday - but made a solid profit. That should put us on fairly firm footing for the next few days...

RACE SEVEN... $3 exacta box... Melody Lin/Bustle-Sands of Humor/Alwaysinmycircle/Julesco.
Collected $176.25 on the ex box [$117.50/$2]. Melody Lin scr.

RACE TEN... $1 exacta box... Doc Cebu/Mr Jenney/Marine Patrol/King of Broadway, sub, in order, Grand Giant/Secretive if scratch.

Ran 2-6-9-10.

Profit for the day... $146.25


RACE TWO... $1 exacta box ... Scam/Dattt Melody/Celebrated Talent/Tiz Chris.

RACES 2-4... $1 P3... R2/Scam/Dattt Melody/Celebrated Talent/Tiz Chris... R3/Sartorius... R4/Dr Figawi/Be Bullish/Marriedtothemusic/Crafty Dreamer.

RACE THREE... $3 WP on Sartorius.
...$1 exacta box... Stroll to Victory/Sartorius/Proof of Concept/Bobby's Kitten/Lulu Le Mon.

RACE FOUR...$2 doubles... R3/Sartorius... R4/ALL.

RACE FIVE...$3 WP on Noosh's Tale.
...$1 exacta box... Noosh's Tale/Hidden Vow/Sunlover/Toy Cannon.

RACE THIRTEEN... $1 exacta box... Risk Management/Smiling Bob/Slamarama/Holy Endeavor.

RACE FOURTEEN... $1 exacta box... As Well/Sophie's Turn/Discreet Malena/Chrissy Girl/You So Smart.

All turf wagers are turf only [unless other wise noted]

Total bet... $132

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