Bet-with-El RECAP Saturday 8 March 2014

Here is the RECAP for March 8, 2014 for Bet-with-El.This week we went to the Gulfstream Park G2 Handicap stakes race, run at 1 mile on the dirt, for 4 years old and up, with a Purse of $250,000.  The weather was clear and the track was rated as fast.
We picked the #7 Horse, Itsmyluckyday to WIN.  Itsmylucyday broke out of the gate alertly, coming out of the gate 3rd.  He was 1st at the half pole.  This race was his first time out after a lengthy lay-off and was not quite up to the task, clearly needing a race and tiring entering the stretch.  He faded to 2nd at the 3/4 pole and did not have enough in the tank to hold onto that position.  Itsmyluckyday came in 4th, finishing out of the money for the betting public.  This being a $250,000 stakes race,  his 4th place finish nevertheless increased his purse earnings by $12,500, increasing his life time earnings to $842,600.
The #8 horse, Palace Malice, trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by Johnny Velasquez, went off as the favorite at odds of 1.30 won the race by just a head.  His win returned $4.60, $3.00, and $2.20 for the win, place, and show respectively.