One Million Reasons To Bet Friday’s Rainbow 6 At Gulfstream Park

by | 05.21.2020 | 5:56pm
Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have its jackpot pool guaranteed at $1 million for Friday's 10-race program at Gulfstream Park.

First race post time is 12:45 p.m.

The popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for the past six racing days since a mandatory payout of $31,476.56 May 9. Multiple tickets with all six winners Thursday each returned $3,598.64.

In the Rainbow 6, the carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day's pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

Friday's Rainbow 6 spans Races 4-10, four of which are scheduled for the turf and drew a total of 53 entries, an average of 13.25 horses

per race.

The feature comes in Race 9, a 1 1/16-mile optional claiming allowance for Florida-breds 3 and up. Narrowly favored at 2-1 in the field of eight is Live Oak Plantation homebred Wild Medagliad'oro, second in his 4-year-old debut April 26 at Gulfstream, his first race in nearly 11 months. No Getting Over Me drops off three consecutive stakes losses in Tampa over the winter in his first start for trainer Saffie Joseph Jr.

Friday's second race is a maiden special weight for 2-year-olds scheduled for five furlongs on the grass led by Ranlo Investments' Golden Pal, a bay son of champion Uncle Mo that ran second in his debut going 4 ½ furlongs April 17 at Gulfstream, and his Wesley Ward-trained stablemate Amanzi Yimpilo, a $300,000 yearling bred in Ireland making his career debut. Another Ward trainee, Lime, was entered for the main track but raced in an off-the turf maiden Thursday, finishing second.

Also prominent in the field are Fitzroy Reid's Fitz's Mo, the first starter by freshman sire Outwork, winner of the 2016 Wood Memorial (G1); and Gary Barber's Kodiak Mamba, a full brother to Best Solution, a Group 1 turf winner in Australia and Germany. Swaggy George and Cross of Galilee are entered for main track only.

Notes: Jockeys Edgard Zayas and Miguel Vasquez each rode back-to-back winners Thursday. Zayas won on Big Spender ($3.60) in Race 5 and Indirectly ($12.60) in Race 6, while Vasquez was first with Lilo's Call ($56.20) in Race 8 and Fast Pass ($13.40) in Race 9. Irad Ortiz Jr. also had two wins, aboard Setting the Mood ($4.20) in Race 1 and Brasstown ($3) in Race 3. Brasstown and Big Spender are both trained by Saffie Joseph Jr.

Taking advantage of a blistering early pace, Paradise Farms Corp. and Walder Racing's Fast Pass ($13.40) came flying up the inside and turned away fellow closer Mucho to win Thursday's Race 9 feature, a 6 ½-furlong optional claiming allowance for older horses, in 1:15.66 for his 12th win in 43 career starts.

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