Bet-with-El RECAP for Saturday 15 February 2014

Here is the RECAP for February 15, 2014 for Bet-with-El.

This week we went to Golden Gate Fields, Race 8, The El Camino Real Derby, a G3 Stakes Race for 3 year olds, run at 1 1/8 mile on the dirt.  It was a qualifying race for the KY Derby with a purse of $200,000.  The weather was cloudy and the track was rated as fast.

We picked the #4 Horse, Tamarando to Win.    Tamarando was unhurried coming out of the gate and running last much of the race.  He started to make up ground willingly when his jockey, Russell Baze, asked him.  Tamarando entered the stretch 3rd going 5 wide and showed his strong closing kick, passing the favorite, Enterprising, and passing Dance with Fate just before the wire to take the WIN and finishing IN THE MONEY.  Tamarando went off at odds of 2.30.  He returned $6.60, $4.00, and $2.20 for the win, place, and show respectively.  Tamarando increased his purse earnings by $120,000 for a total purse earnings of $625,120.  This being a KY Derby qualifying race, he earned 10 qualifying points.

We picked the #8 Horse, Dance with Fate, as our long shot, figuring that Enterprise with hall of fame jockey, Gary Stevens, would go off as the favorite.  Dance with Fate was placed forwardly, overtaking Enterprise when entering the stretch and briefly taking the lead.  Dance with Fate was overtaken by our winner Tamarando.  Dance with Fate went off at odds of 3.60.  He returned $4.60 for a place bet and $2.60 for a show bet.  For those that hooked our two horses up in an exacta, the $2 exacta returned $27.40.