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4-3 Answer/Rockwell Comments

Comments by David Rockwell:

It is best to hit and make the 10 point. 

Hitting the blot in the outfield gives Red a nice racing lead.  The danger of leaving the five anchor is low since Blue is not well positioned to attack.  In contrast, making the bar leaves the race close.  If Blue can make the four anchor when the race is close, the game will be relatively even.  

To see this play at the board, you need to see your strategy as racing rather than containment.