Bet-with-El RECAP Saturday 5 April 2014

Here is the RECAP write-up for April 5, 2014 for Bet-with-El.

This week we went to Calder Race Course, Race 7, The Calder Race Course Derby, a Stakes race, run at 1 1/8 mile on the dirt for 3 year olds with a Purse of $250,000.  The weather was cloudy and the track was rated as fast.
We picked the #2 Horse, Ring Weekend to WIN.  Ring Weekend came out of the gate awkwardly but corrected himself and was tucked in on the rail running in 4th position.  He came off the rail and entered the stretch 2nd going three wide in pursuit of the front runner, Our Carravan.  These two almost collided on the top of the stretch and Ring Weekend was checked and had to alter course, which may have cost him the win.  Ring Weekend held on for the place spot.

Ring Weekend went off as the heavy favorite at odds of .30.  He finished IN THE MONEY and returned $2.20 for the place and $2,10 for the show.   Ring Weekend increased his purse earnings by $50,000, increasing his life purse earnings to $305,660. The #4 Horse, Our Carravan, took the win.  He went off at odds of 5.60 and returned $13.20, $4.00, and $2.60 for the win, place, and show respectively.