Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday Conditions at Gulfstream

The main track  is listed as Sloppy and the Turf is listed as Good at Gulfstream, as the 12:45 first post approaches for a 12-race card 

Rainbow 6 Hit at GP; Sunday Card Has Late Pick 5 Carryover

There was one winning ticket on the Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, and it paid $259,573.34 on a 20-cent bet.

Meanwhile, no tickets had all five winning horses in Saturday’s Late Pick 5. There will be a $46,713 carryover on Sunday, on races eight to 12. It is a 50-cent minimum bet.
First post us 12:45 p.m. for a 12-race card.
The Rainbow 6 jackpot payoff consisted of the entire 13-day built-up carryover of $171,823 and 80 percent of the $109,713 that was bet on the Rainbow 6 on Saturday.

Gulfstream reported that the winning ticket cost just 40 cents and was bought on a New York Racing Association account.  That means the ticket had single horses in five races and two horses in one race.  It may have been the lowest-cost ticket to ever be the sole winner of the Rainbow 6.

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.

Gulfstream will begin a new and unseeded Rainbow 6 pool on Sunday, on races seven to  twelve. 

The odds on the winning horses in the Rainbow 6 were 10-1, 28-1, 65-1, 19-1, even money and 9-5.
The numbers were 1-2-7-7-8-3.

Going into the 12th and final race, the eventual  winning ticket was the only live ticket that had the 9-5 favorite Miss Maserati.  She took an early lead and went on to win the maiden claiming race by 2 ¾ lengths.

It will be an extraordinary story, if it ever comes out, on how the winning bettor or betting team chose the winning combination.

Gulfstream pays out the Rainbow 6 jackpot only om days when there is just one ticket with all six winners.
On days when there are multiple winning tickets Gulfstream takes out 20 percent of the day’s bet, divides 56 percent among tickets with the most winners (usually six) and adds 24 percent to the carryover.
The Rainbow 6
--Jim Freer

Friday, August 18, 2017

Saraguaro, Majesto Head Field in GP Feature

The upcoming eighth and feature  race at  Gulfstream is headed by Saraguaro and Majesto, two recent budding stars who are now on the  comeback trail.

The race is one mile on dirt--an optional claimer wit with an $18,000 tag and a $43,000 purse. There are eight entrants. 

Saraguaro has not raced since last Nov. 12 when he finished third n the 1 1/16 miles Millions Classic Preview at Gulfstream Park West (Calder).

He won that race in 2015 and appeared headed to stardom,  But he was winless in four starts in between.

Trainer Saffie  Joseph Jr. gave Saraguaro two extended break after racing him six times in four months late in 2015.  Tyler Gaffalione has the mount today.

Majesto finished second in last year's Florida Derby (Grade 1). He then finished a troubled 18th in the Kentucky Derby (Grade 1) and  sixth in the Curlin Stakes at  Saratoga where he apparently bled.

In his two comeback races he has finished fifth an third.  Edgard Zayas has the mount for trainer Gustavo Delgado.

We also like Moonshine Martini  in an exacta box with Sarsaguaro  and Majesto.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Panama City Coming Uo at GulfstreamT

The Tenth  and  feature race is  coming up at Gulfstream.

It is  the $50,000 Panama City Handicap at  one mile on turf for Florida-bred fillies and mares 3-years-old and  up.

Our pick to win is the class-dropping Josdesanimaux (8).  We like her in an exacta  box  with My Girl Corey (4)  and Bitacora (7).