The “Best in Class”…is the gambit…
In this case, the gambit was an independent clause introducing the “Best in Class” for our entry at the “Pie baking contest”.
gambit \ GAM-bit \
1. A remark made to open or redirect a conversation.
2. Chess . An opening in which a player seeks to obtain some advantage by sacrificing a pawn or piece.
3. Any maneuver by which one seeks to gain an advantage.
Origin: Gambit is primarily a term used in chess. It came from the Italian idiom gambetto meaning “to trip up.”