Bet-with-El RECAP Saturday 28 June 2014

This week we went to Santa Anita Park, Race 8 for our weekly Bet-With-El.  The race was The Gold Cup at Santa Anita, a G1 stakes race run at 1 1/4 mile on the dirt with a Purse of $500,000.  The weather was clear and the track was rated as fast.

We picked the #4 Horse, Imperative to WIN.  Imperative was in the 4 hole and came out of the gate 5th.  He stalked the expected front runners, Game on Dude and Fury Kapcori, both of them faded.  Imperative entered the stretch 3rd behind Majestic Harbor and Clubhouse Ride, who were well ahead of the rest of the field and took the win and place spots respectively.  Imperative was able to hold onto his 3rd position to take the show spot and finish IN THE MONEY.  Imperative went off at odds of 6.60 and returned $4 for the show.

The winner Majestic Harbor had a strong closing kick and took the win by 6 1/4 lengths.  Majestic Harbor ridden by Tyler Baze went of at long odds of 14.40 to return $30.80, $10.60, and $5.40 for the win, place and show respectively.  Game on Dude  with Fury Kapcori dueled coming out of the gate, both running out of gas in this long race and both finishing off the board.  As expected, Game On Dude went off as the favorite and came in 4th.  Fury Kapcori finished 6th.