Bet-with-El RECAP Saturday 7 December 2013

Here is the recap write-up for December 7,  2013 for Bet-with-El.

This week we went to Calder Racecourse, Race 7,   The F. Hooper Handicap Stakes Grade III race, run at 1 1/8 mile on the dirt for three year olds and up, with a Purse of $100,000.  The weather was clear and the track was rated as fast.
We picked the #7 Horse, Sir Quesqeuyano to WIN.  Sir Quesqueyano was in the 7 hole and came out of the gate 2nd, 2 lengths behind the 9 horse, I’m Steppin’ It Up, who came out of the gate 1st and set the pace.  Sir Quesqueyano closed the distance and was 2nd by 3/4 lengths at the 3/4 pole.  Unfortunately he did not have anything left in the tank for a strong finish and had to give up his position to the #4 Horse, Scaba, who closed strong, entering the stretch 1st.  Scaba won the race by a convincing 1 1/4 length.  Scaba went off as the favorite, at odds of 1.10 and returned $4.20, $3.20, and $2.20 for the win, place, and show respectively.  Unfortunately, Sir Quesqueyano finished out of the money.  Our ranking algorithm, Albert, picked Csaba to win.  This week Albert did best.