Bet-with-El RECAP Saturday January 5, 2013

Here is the RECAP for Bet-with-El January 5, 2013.

We went to  Aqueduct, Race 8 for our first Bet-with-El in the 2013 new year.  This was a mile and 70 yards G2 stakes race at the inner dirt for 3 year olds with a purse of $200,000.  The weather was clear and the track was rated as fast.

We picked the #2 horse, Vyjack to WIN.  Vyjack had a good start and was placed forward, running 2nd for most of the race.  Vyjack entered the 1/2 mile 1st but was overtaken by the long shot Siete de Oros, who went off at odds of 41.50 and who finished 2nd.  However, Vyjack showed his mettle, overtaking Siete de Oros to win the race by a head.  Vyjack increased his purse earnings by a nice $120,000.  Vyjack went off as the favorite at odds of 1.15.  He returned $4.30, $3.30, and $2.90 for the win, place, and show respectively.

 Our long shot, the #5 horse Notacatbutallama failed to fire and finished out of the money, finishing 6th.  We continue in the money with our winner, but dropped a long shot pick this week to be 6 out of seven picks to date for long shots!