Bet-with-El RECAP for Saturday April 20, 2013

Here is the RECAP for Bet-with-El  for April 20, 2013.

We went to Lone Star Park, Race 6, for our weekly Bet-with-El this time.  The race was a 1 mile on the dirt $7,500 claimer, non-winners of 3 for 3 years old and up Texas-breds with a purse of $8,500.  The weather was clear and the track was rated as fast.

We picked the #7 horse, Charley’s Mailman to WIN.  Charley’s Mailman went off as the favorite at odds of 1.60.  He came out of the gate 4th and improved that position to 3rd.  He entered the stretch 3rd going 4 wide.  Charlie’s Mailman was not able to improve on that position and finished 3rd, IN THE MONEY in a dead heat with the #3 horse, Hasha.  The show bet returned $2.10.

We picked the #9 horse, Gabriel’s Mission as the horse to bet in an exacta box with Charley’s Mailman.  Gabriel’s Mission went off at odds of 5.20.  Gabriel’s Mission went 4 wide and entered the stretch 1st.  He continued his lead under strong urging and finished strong to take the win.  His win returned $12.40, $5.20, and $2.80 for the win, place, and show respectively.  Unfortunately Charley’s Mailman was not able to place to take the exacta box with Gabriel’s Mission.