The Daily Bankroll Challenge

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

2013 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Friday, August 30, 2013
Total for the meet... $92.90

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.


As noted on the picks page - tough season. We just never had a decent hit over here - and there weren't even spots where we could lament not playing.

However - if things were going to turn around it had to happen before time ran out - and so we swung. And you don't expect a complete wipeout - but, again, it's been that kind of year.

RACE TWO... $10 quinella... The Grey Express/Take Her Tothe Top.
Ran WON-3.

RACE SIX... $2 exacta box... Victory Island/World Premier/Full of Intent.
Ran 2-4-12.

... $2 exacta box... Victory Island/World Premier/Full of Intent/Flashy in Pink.
Ran 2-4-9-12.

... $2 exacta box... Victory Island/World Premier.
Ran 2-4.

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.
Ran R6/2-4-9-12... R7/WON-5-6-7-8... R8/WON-3-5-6-scr.

RACE SEVEN...$1 exacta box... United States Won/Kingston Bay/Mr O'Leary/Enough Already/Lion Keen.
Ran WON-5-6-7-8.

...$3 exacta box... United States Won/Kingston Bay/Enough Already/Lion Keen.
Ran WON-5-6-8.

RACE ELEVEN... $2 exacta box... Brandys Secret/Score Boyera/Sally's Dream/Broken Trust Fund.
Ran 2-6-7-9.

... $2 exacta box... Brandys Secret/Score Boyera/Broken Trust Fund.
Ran 2-6-7.

... $1 tri box... Brandys Secret/Score Boyera/Sally's Dream/Broken Trust Fund.
Ran 2-6-7-9.

Loss for the day... $246.00


We are reduced to taking a wild shot. With the chalk opening our P4 play - something a little bit crazy has to happen in at least a couple of the other legs for us to

RACES 6-9... $.50 P4... R6/Delightful Quality... R7/Please No Emails/Instrumental/Freud's Sunset/Under Scrutiny/Fancy Boss/May Shares... R8/Teen Pauline/Native Bombshell/Midnight Watch/Bella Castani/Sister Ginger... R9/Southern Safari/Mr William/Ride a Song/Dendrite.

Heck - got halfway through writing the lead-in to the original play and decided to change things up - just making a bold WP one-punch, if it hits we should have a little more ammo for the last three days. We'll see. I left the P4 play above for review purposes only - will I be crying or rejoicing after the change-up (or, will it not make a difference)?

RACE FIVE...$40 W/$20 P on Defiant.

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

Total bet... $60

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