Bet-with-El RECAP Saturday 11 January 2014

Here is the RECAP for January 11, 2014 for Bet-with-El.
 
This week we went to Golden Gate Fields, Race 7, a $40,000 Starter Allowance, 6 furlongs on the dirt for 4 years old and up, non-winners of 2, with a Purse of $17,000.  The weather was cloudy and the all weather track was rated as fast.
We picked the #6 Horse, Wildfire Kid to WIN.  Wildfire Kid had a slow start coming out of the gate last.  Wildfire Kid made up some ground entering the stretch 4th.  He steadily gained on the #7 Horse, Solar Tex, but was too far back for a 6 furlong sprint race.  Wildfire Kid had to settle for the place spot, finishing 2nd IN THE MONEY.  Wildfire Kid went off as the favorite at odds of 1.70 and returned $2.80 to place and $2.60 to show.  
The winner was the #7 horse, Solar Tex.  Solar Tex stalked the leaders and entered the stretch 1st.  Solar Tex did not give up that position and won the race by a length.  Solar Tex went off at odds of 3.70 and returned $9.40, $4.40, and $3.40 for the win, place, and show respectively.
Bet-with-El recommended wagering an exacta box on the #6 and #7 horse (Wildfire Kid and Solar Tex).  We correctly identified the 2 top horses and our wagering strategy paid off nicely.  A $2 exacta returned $25.00,   A $2 exacta box would have cost $4.  The exacta returned a net profit of $21.00 for a 525% return, again finishing IN THE MONEY!!