Bet-with-El RECAP Saturday 15 March 2014

Here is the RECAP  for March 15, 2014 for Bet-with-El.
This week we went to Oaklawn Park, Race 8, the Azeri G2 Stakes Race, run at 1 1/16 mile on the dirt, for fillies and mares 4 years old and up, with a Purse of $200,000.  The weather was showery and the sealed track was wet and rated as fast.
We picked the #1 Horse, Close Hatches, to WIN.  Close Hatches broke out of the gate 6th, but gained the lead at the 1/4 pole.   She set the pace and slow fractions and never gave up her lead, running the race wire-to-wire, and winning the race by a convincing 1 1/4 length.  The Bill Mott trained filly by First Defence went off as the favorite at odds of 0.60 to take the win and finishing IN THE MONEY.  Her win returned $3.20, $3.00, and $2.40 for the win, place, and show respectively.
We picked the #7 Horse, On Fire Baby, as the long shot.  On Fire Baby broke alertly and was 2nd at the 3/4 pole.  However, she could not stay up with the front runner and tired fading to 4th.