Bet-with-El RECAP Saturday 11 October 2014

This week we went to Mountaineer, Race 3, a $5,000 claimer race for 3 year olds and up, contested at a mile on the dirt with a Purse of $8,100.  The weather was cloudy and the track was rated as fast.
We picked the #7 Horse, Battle Mountain, to WIN.  Battle Mountain had a good start and came out of the gate 2nd and stayed close to the pace, entering the stretch 1st.  As predicted, he needed his last race out and today finished nicely.  Battle Mountain finished IN THE MONEY, taking the WIN by 2 lengths.  He went off as the mild favorite at odds of 2.20 and returned $6.40, $3.60, and $2.60 for the win, place, and show respectively.  For those that wanted to gamble, we recommended playing an exacta top and bottom wheel of Battle Mountain with the rest of the field.    The $2 exacta wheel on top and bottom would have cost $24.  With Battle Mountain winning the race, the $2 exacta returned $33.20.