Bet-with-El RECAP for Saturday August 3, 2013

Here is the RECAP for August 3,  2013 for Bet with El.

We went to Mountaineer Park, race 8,  The West VA Derby G2 Stakes Race for 3 year olds, run at 1 1/8 mile on the dirt with a purse of $750,000. The weather was cloudy and the track was rated as fast.

We picked the #5 Horse, Departing to WIN.. Departing was ridden by Robby Alberado and is trained by Albert Stall, Jr.

The #2 Horse, Ruler of Love, ridden by Calvin Borel, came out of the gate fast and set the pace at average fractions of 23.45, 47.37, 1.11.72 and 1.37.91.  This being a route race, Departing was unhurried, came out of the gate 7th and was 5th at the half pole, steadily gaining on the leader, Ruler of Love.  At the 3/4 pole Departing was only 1/2 length behind Ruler of Love and entered the stretch 1st, ahead by 3 lengths.  Departing was full of run and increased his winning margin, finishing FIRST by an impressive 8 3/4 lengths.

Departing went off as the favorite at odds of 1.40.   Departing finished IN THE MONEY returning $4.80, $3.20, and $2.20 for the win, place, and show respectively. Departing, a bay gelding by War Front, increased his purse earnings by $451,500, increasing his total earnings to $1,079,500.