Bet-with-El RECAP Saturday 14 December 2013

Here is the RECAP write-up for December 14,  2013 for Bet with El.

This week we went to Golden Gate Fields, Race 3, a one mile $6,250 claimer race on the dirt for three years old and up with a Purse of $11,000.  The weather was clear and the track was rated as fast.

We picked the #1 Horse, War Politics to WIN.  War Politics was on the rail in the 1 hole and came out of the gate unhurried in 7th place.  He gained some ground entering the stretch 3rd.  He rallied but did not have enough in the tank to take the win and had to settle for second best, still finishing IN THE MONEY.

War Politics went off as the lukewarm favorite at odds of 2.70 and had to settle for the place spot.  War Politics returned $4.00 for the place and $3.00 for the show. 

The win went to Classic Crusader, who also came out of the gate slow, but had a strong closing kick in the stretch, closing 3.5 lengths, to take the win by 1/2 length.  Classic Crusader went off at odds of 5.0 to return $12.00, $5.60, and $3.60 for the win, place, and show respectively.