The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2013 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Total for the meet... $338.90

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.


RACES 1-2...$5 double... R1/Commissioner... R2/Miss Da Point.
Ran R1/WON... R2/3rd.

...$2 doubles... R1/Commissioner... R2/Talent N Passion/Yampa River.
Collected $57.00 on the DD [$57.00/$2].

RACE FIVE... $2 exacta key Bluegrass Flash over Tapidor/Mohican Chief/Rewrite History.
Ran 8th/4-7-9.

... $2 exacta box Bluegrass Flash/Tapidor/Mohican Chief/Rewrite History.
Ran 4/7/8/9.

RACE SIX... $1 exacta box... Cryptic Comet/Sleek/Canal Six/Miss Narcissist, sub Selenite if scratch.
Collected $13.90 on the ex box [$27.80/$2]... Cryptic Comet scratched.

RACES 7-10... $.50 P4... R7/Win for Kitten/English Rhythm/Caribean Best, sub Holiday's Jewel if scratch... R8/Granny Mc's Kitten/Candy Kitty... R9/Tycoon Cat/Gimme Credit/Sneaky Kitten, sub Alarmed Ndangerous if scratch.
NO BET - made no picks for R10 - DOH! Ran R7/3-6-scr... R8/WON-5... R9/2-5-scr... R10/no picks.

RACE TEN... $2 exacta box... Present Course/Lasso/Indian Red.
Collected $32.00 on the ex box.

Profit for the day... $27.90


Showed a pokey little profit yesterday - and we can poke along like that in Week One or Two or Three -- but not with only a handful of days remaining. That said, there weren't really any other opportunities for us to make money yesterday - although we certainly could have ramped up our bet amounts.

We'll see today... We're taking a big shot - it could prove to be a win or lose situation. Not in love with the card - but not sure how many opportunities lay ahead.

RACE TWO... $10 quinella... The Grey Express/Take Her Tothe Top.

RACE SIX... $2 exacta box... Victory Island/World Premier/Full of Intent.
... $2 exacta box... Victory Island/World Premier/Full of Intent/Flashy in Pink.
... $2 exacta box... Victory Island/World Premier.

RACES 6-8...$1 P3 ... R6/Victory Island/World Premier/Full of Intent/Flashy in Pink... R7/United States Won/Kingston Bay/Mr O'Leary/Enough Already/Lion Keen... R8/Long Island Lee/Golden Annie/Total Talent/Friends Pro/Coal and Ice.

RACE SEVEN...$1 exacta box... United States Won/Kingston Bay/Mr O'Leary/Enough Already/Lion Keen.
...$3 exacta box... United States Won/Kingston Bay/Enough Already/Lion Keen.

RACE ELEVEN... $2 exacta box... Brandys Secret/Score Boyera/Sally's Dream/Broken Trust Fund.
... $2 exacta box... Brandys Secret/Score Boyera/Broken Trust Fund.
... $1 tri box... Brandys Secret/Score Boyera/Sally's Dream/Broken Trust Fund.

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

Total bet... $266

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