Bet-with-El RECAP Saturday 25 January 2014

Here is the RECAP for January 25, 2014 for Bet-with-El.

This week we went to Turf Paradise, Race 4, the 5.5 furlongs SWIFT Stakes race, run on the dirt, for four years old and up, with a Purse of $35,000.  The weather was clear and the track was rated as fast.

We picked the #4 Horse, LA Weekend to win.  LA Weekend went off as the heavy favorite at odds of 0.20.  The race being a sprint race, the winner had to come out of the gate fast and either set the pace or stay close to the front runners.  As expected, LA Weekend came out of the gate fast and ran wire to wire, entering the stretch first and finishing IN THE MONEY, taking the win by an impressive 4 1/2 lengths.  The race was run in very fast fractions of 22.46, 45.26, 56.85 and finishing in 1.02.91.

LA Weekend increased his purse earnings by $21,266 and increased his life purse earnings to $304,640.  LA Weekend returned $2.40, $2.10, and $2.10 for the win, place, and show respectively.

We picked Goodbye Charlie as the long shot.  Goodbye Charlie did not fire and finished out of the money.