Bet-with-El RECAP for Saturday February 2, 2013

Here is the recap write-up for Bet with El February 2, 2013.

We went to  Turf Paradise, Race 8 for our Bet with El this week.    This was a 1 1/16 mile on the turf Stakes Race for fillies and mares 4 years old and up, Purse $35,000.  The weather was hazy and the track was rated as yielding.

We picked the #2 horse, E Z Kitty, to WIN.   E Z Kitty went off as the favorite at odds of .80. E Z Kitty entered the stretch 1st but was not able to hold on for the win.  She finished 3rd IN THE MONEY and returned $2.10 for her show.

E Z Kitty was overtaken by the #3 horse, Smarty B, in the stretch.  Smarty B broke awkwardly and entered the stretch 5th by 20 lengths.  This horse showed an awesome closing kick, making up 20 lengths, and finishing first by a nose to take the WIN.  Smarty B went off at 6.80 odds and returned $15.80, $6.60, and $3.00 for the win, place, and show respectively.

We had picked the #2, #3, and #6 in an exacta round robin.  Both the #2 and #3 horses finished IN THE MONEY.  The #6 horse was scratched by the trainer.  Unfortunately we did not pick the #8 horse, Racing for Gold, for our exotic bet.  Racing for Gold finished 2nd and returned $10.40 and $4.00 for the place and show.