Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sprint Handicap Highlights Gulfstream Card

Gulfstream Park's 11-race Sunday card is underway, with conditions fast and firm and temperatures  in the  low 90s.

The featured third race is the Opening Lead, a $50,000 overnight handicap at six furlongs on dirt for 3-year-olds and up.
The likely  favorite is Requite, unbeaten in three  starts  on the  Gulfstream dirt.    Scheduled post is 2:21 p.m.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover at $426,956

Gulfstream Park will have a Rainbow 6 carryover of $426,956.17 on Sunday.

Gulfstream will have an 11-race card with first post of 1:15 p.m.  The Rainbow 6 will be on the sixth through 11th races.

In Sunday’s first race there will be a Super Hi-5 carryover of $2,967.  It is a $1 minimum bet that requires picking the first five finishers in correct order, with no consolation payoffs.

The Rainbow 6 carryover is growing because Gulfstream has gone 20 racing days without the jackpot payoff requirement of just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.

On Saturday, there were six tickets with all six Rainbow 6 winners. Each received a payoff of $16,259.30 on a 20-cent bet.

The jackpot is the combination of the full carryover plus 80 percent of the day’s new Rainbow 6 bet (20 percent takeout).

On days with multiple winning tickets, Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bet. It then divides 56 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bet among tickets with the most winners (usually six) and adds 24 percent to the carryover.

The carryover coming into Saturday was $385,147.  Bettors added $174,249—of which 24 percent was added to the carryover.

HorseRacingFLA’s review of Equibase charts shows that Saturday’s wagering on the Rainbow 6  is the most in any day of the spring meet that began on April 5.  The current carryover is the highest for the meet.

The odds on the Rainbow 6 winners were 7-5, 4-1, 5-2, 38-1, 5-2 and 4-1.

The 38-1 winner was Money or Love in the $100,000 Musical Romance Stakes.  There are no consolation payoffs on the Rainbow 6.  Thus, Money or Love’s knocked out a large and undetermined number of tickets.

The Rainbow 6 is a 20-cent per combination-only bet. Multiple horses can be used in each race, thus setting up a ticket with multiple 20 cent combinations.  For example, a ticket with two horses in each race has 64 combinations and costs $12.80.
--Jim Freer

Susie Bee Wins Christmas Past at Gulfstream

Susie Bee beat Inside Out by three-quarters of a length in Saturday's $75,000 Christmas Past Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

Susie Bee won he 1  1/16 mile turf stakes in 1:41.97 on the  course listed as firm. The race was for fillies  and mares 3-years-old and up.

Tyler Gaffalione rode  Susie Bee, for his  fourth win  of the day.  He leads Gulfstream jockeys with 63 victories in the spring  meet.

Mike  Maker  trains Susie Bee for Calumet Farm.
--Jim Freer

Money or Love Springs Upset in Musical Romance

Money or Love, at 5-1, found  a spot along the  rail in the  stretch and beat R Kinsley Doll by a length in Saturday's  $100,000 Musical Romance Stakes at Gulfstream.

The Musical  Romance was seven furlongs on dirt  for  Florida-bred  fillies and  mares 3-years-old and up.
Money or Love won in 1:22.97 on the track listed as  fast. Ramsey Zimmerman rode her  for  trainer  and owner  Anthony Russo.

The race was pat of  a new series of  spring/summer  $100,000 stakes, with funding and  sponsorship  by Gulfstream and the Florida  Horsemen's  Benevolent  and Protective Association.

Musical Romance Coming Up at Gulfstream

The upcoming ninth race at Gulfstream  is the Musical Romance, at seven furlongs on dirt for  Florida-bred  fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.

The 3-2 favorite is Hola Charlotte, trained by Angel Penna Jr. and to be ridden by Jorge Ruiz.  She  will be running late  in a field with several speed horses. 

One speedster is  Eva London, trained by Penna with Carlos  J.  Hernandez  riding.  She  has  the  tough one  hole.

Along with Hola  Charlote, we like  the chances of  Royal  Jewely with C.J. McMahon  riding for Gerald  Bennett.