Bet-with-El RECAP 16 August 2014

This week we went to Ellis Park, Race 4,  a $5,000 claimer race, run at 1 1/16 mile on the turf for 3 years old and up with a Purse of $11,000.  The weather was cloudy and the turf track was rated as firm.

We picked the #2 Horse, Alandtom to win.  However this horse was scratched by the trainer.  We picked the #9 Horse, Rip and Roll, as the long shot.  Rip and Roll had a good start coming out of the gate 2nd.  He drafted the favorite, Golden Causeway (#8) and was 1st at the 3/4 pole.   Rip and Roll entered the stretch 1st, ahead by 2 lengths.   Unfortunately, he could not hold on to his lead and faltered in the stretch to finish 4th.