Bet-with-El RECAP Saturday 30 November 2013

Here is the recap write-up for Nov 30,  2013 for Bet with El.

This week we went to Calder Racecourse, Race 5,  1 mile and 70 yards $5,000 claimer for 3 years old and up with a Purse of $10,500.  The weather was showery and the track was rated as sloppy (sealed).

We picked the #1 Horse, Quartermain to WIN.  This being a route race, we opted for a closer.  Quartermain was unhurried coming out of the gate 3rd.  He ran much of the race in 4th position and started catching the front runners entering the stretch 3rd.  As expected, Quartermain closed strongly, overtaking the front runners in the stretch and taking the win by a convincing 3/4 lengths, finishing IN THE MONEY.  While we tend to end up picking the favorites more often than not, this time Quartermain did not go off as the favorite and went off at odds of 3.70.   His win returned $9.40, $4.60, and $2.80 for the win, place, and show respectively.

The #7 Horse, Inagotable, we picked as the long shot.  Inagotable was scratched by the track vet.