Bet-with-El RECAP Saturday 30 August 2014

This week we went to Gulfstream Park, Race 9, The Monarchos Stakes Race, run at a mile on the dirt, for 3 year olds, with a Purse of $90,000. The weather was cloudy and the track was rated as fast

We picked the #5 horse, Atreides to WIN. As expected this home-bred horse by Medaglia d’Oro and owned by Stonestreet Stable went off as the heavy favorite at .20 odds. As predicted, this horse could have won the KY Derby, if this horse was ready at that time.

Atreides came out of the gate good in 3rd position. He improved to 1st by the time he reached the 3/4 pole and entered the stretch 1st by 8 lengths. Atreides took the win easily and finished 1st by an impressive 17 1/2 lengths. Needless to say we can expect this horse to win more stakes races in the future. Atreides returned $2.40, $2.20, and $2.10 for the win, place, and show respectively.

We picked the #7 horse, Black Label, as a long shot. Black Label had a good start coming out of the gate 2nd. Unfortunately, he could not hold on to that position, flattening out in the stretch and settling for 4th.