Bet-with-El RECAP Saturday 9 November 2013

This week we went to Retama Park, Race 8,  the El Joven Stakes race for 2 year old colts and geldings, 1 mile on the turf, with a purse of $75,000.  The weather was cloudy and the turf track was rated as firm..

We picked the #6 Horse, Perky Kitten by the hot Joyful Kitten stallion, to WIN.  Perky Kitten lunged at the gate and came out of the gate 7th.  Perky Kitten entered the stretch 5th and closed nicely under a strong ride. Perky Kitten just missed the win by a nose and had to settle for the place spot, still finishing IN THE MONEY. Perky Kitten went off as the favorite at odds of 0.80 and returned $2.60 for the place and $2.20 for the show.

The #7 Horse, Broadway Missile, had a good start coming out of the gate 2nd.  He entered the stretch 1st and held on to that lead to take the win.  Broadway Missile returned $10.80, $4.20, and $2.40 for the win, place, and show respectively.