Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover is $64,534

Gulfstream  Park  will have a Rainbow 6 carryover of $64,534.03 when it resumes racing on Thursday. 

First post will be 1:15 p.m. for a ten-race card. The Rainbow 6 will be on races five through ten.
On Sunday there were just two tickets with the winners  of all six Rainbow races. Both were paid $19,870.78 on a 20 cent bet.

The number of winning tickets was low because none of the Rainbow 6 races were won by favorites.

The carryover coming wss $47,502.  Bettors added $70,928 to the Rainbow 6 pool.

Per its rules on multiple  winner  days, Gulfstream took out 20 percent of the day's new bets. It then divided 56 percent among the two wining tickets and put 24 percent into  the  carryover.

Gulfstream has gone five racing days without the jackpot payoff requirement of just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow  6 races.

The jackpot consists of the entire carryover plus 80 percent of the day's Rainbow 6 bet.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Ten Live Tickets in Rainbow 6

With the  11th and final  race coming up at Gulfstream, there are ten live tickets and no  singles in the Rainbow .

The  carryover on Thursday will be $64,534.

Gulfstream Sunday Preview

Gulfstream Park has an 11-race card on Sunday, with first post at 1:15 p.m.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $47,502.  It is on races six to eleven, with the sequence set to begin at 3:58 p.m.

Conditions are listed as fast and firm.  The Weather Channel forecast is for a zero percent chance of rain during racing hours.

We will be at Gulfstream and will have coverage on this blog.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

GP Rainbow 6 Carryover Reaches $47,000

Gulfstream Park will have a Rainbow 6 carryover of $47,501.93 on Sunday.

It will be the fifth day of the current Rainbow 6 cycle without a single-ticket jackpot winner.

First post will be 1:15 p.m. for  an 11-race card.  The Rainbow 6 will be on races six  to eleven.

On Saturday, there were nine tickets that had the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.  Each received a payoff of $4,940.84 on a 20-cent bet.

The  carryover coming in was $28,974.  Bettors added  $77,225  to the pool.  After its 20 percent takeout, Gulfstream divided 56 percent of the day's bet among tickets with all six winners and added 24 percent to the carryover.

The Rainbow 6 jackpot consists of the full carryover plus 80 percent of the day's bet.  Gulfstream pays out the jackpot only if there is just one ticket with the winners of all six races.

Icatiro, at 11-1, Wins Gulfstream Feature

Icatiro, our designated longshot, rallied from last place coming around the turn and won Saturday's sixth and feature race at Gulfstream Park.

Icatiro, at 11-1, won by 1 3/4 lengths over the 8-5 favorite  French Quarter. Coronado Again, at 12-1,  finished third by another half length in the eight-horse field. 

The $2 exacta paid $83.00  and  the $2 trifecta paid $765.00.

The race was 5 1/2 furlongs on dirt for 3-year-olds  and up. It had a  $44,000 purse and a  $62,500 optional claiming price. None of the top three finishers  were in for  a  tag.

Jesus Rios rode Icatiro, who won in 1:03.33 on the tack listed as fast.  Teresa Pompay trains the 4-year-old Kentucky-bred colt for My Purple Haze Stables.
The win was the fifth in eleven career starts and second in two starts this year for Icatiro. He is a son of Quality Road, the 2009 Florida Derby (Grade 1) winner.


A look at Gulfstream's Sixth Race

The feature sixth race is coming up at Gulfstream, with support spread out among the eight-horse field.

It is  5 1/2 furlongs on dirt for 3-YO and up, with a $44,000 purse and a $62,500 optional claiming price.

There is plenty of speed with Blings  Express (8) and Coronado  Again (5).

That said, we like an exacta box of  Extravagant Kid (2), French Quarter (3) and Springmeier (7) based on the pace factor  and their consistency.

Icitaro (5)  at 12-1 also looks attractive.


Patrick Joseph Wins Second at GP; D. Shiflett is Third

D. Shifflett, a horse we regarded as an overlay, finished third in the second  race at Gulfstream on Saturday.

Patrick Joseph, at 3-1, won the race and 5-2 favorite Stay in Cruise finished second.

D. Shifflett was sent off at  9-1 in a seven-horse field.  We thought the odds should have been about  4-1--based in large part on the horse's speed and the recent success his trainer Yvon Belsoeur and owner Bruno Schickendanz have had at Gulfstream. 

As we will note later this afternoon on this blog, they have two horses running at Gulfstream on Sunday.

Our friend Jay Stone, the Gulfstream linemaker,  had D. Shifflett at 7-2 in the morning line.  Jay apparently thought that a lot of people would join him and me in noting the success that Schickendanz and Belsoeur had at Gulfstream last Saturday.

In the eighth race, their first-time starter Major Hit finished third at 22-1with Manny Aguilar on board.  Their Fifth Avenue Flash won at 19-1 with Samy Camacho  as the jockey.

Today's race was 1 1/16 miles on turf.  D. Shifflett has speed and was in outside post seven--a pair of positive factors. 

D. Shifflett took the lead in mid-stretch before being passed in the final 100 yards.  Patrick Joseph won by 1 1/4 lengths over  Stay in Cruise, and D. Shifflett came in another half-length behind Stay in Cruise.

Schickendanz, Belsoeur and Camacho are all regulars at Tampa Bay Downs.  Schickendanz was third among owners in wins at Tampa Bay's 2016-2017 meet.

4     Patrick  Joseph     $8.40 $4.00 $2.80
5   Stay in Cruise . $2.60 $2.40
7   D. Shifflett . . $3.40        

$2 EXACTA (4-5) PAID $25.60; 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (4-5-7-2) PAID $24.78;
$1 TRIFECTA (4-5-7) PAID $58.40
--Jim Freer


D. Shifflett One to Watch in Second at GP

D.  Shifflett, at 7-1 with three minutes to post, looks like he could be live in the second race  at Gulfstream.

No matter the  outcome, we will have more about this horse's trainer Yvon Belsoeur and owner Bruno Schickendanz  after the race.

Gulfstream:Fast and Firm for Saturday

Conditions are listed as fast for the dirt and firm for the turf on Saturday’s 12-race card at Gulfstream Park.

First post is 12:55 p.m.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $28,974. It is on races seven through nine, with the  sequence set to start at 3:58 p.m.

Seven races are scheduled for turf. The Weather Channel  forecast is for  a 15 percent chance of  rain during  racing hours.

We will have  coverage on this blog.  That will include an preview of he featured sixth race.  It is a  $62,500 optional claimer at 5 1/2 furlongs on dirt. There are eight entrants, with a purse  of $44,000.
--Jim Freer

Gray Beau Wins GP Feature; Majesto Finishes Fifth

Gray Beau took the lead in deep stretch and held on to beat late-running Prince Tito by a head in the featured seventh race at Gulfstream Park on Friday.

Chiseled finished third, another nose behind, in the 1 1/16-mile dirt race for 3-year-olds and up. It was a $25,000 optional claimer with a $43,000 purse.

Majesto, the 2-1 favorite, finished fifth in the seven-horse field as he returned to the races after an 11-month layoff.
Luca Panici rode Gray Beau, who won in 1:44.43 on the track listed as fast.  John Vinson trains and Elaine Vinson owns Gray Beau a 5-year-old gelded son of Imperialism.
The win was Gray Beau’s sixth in 28 career starts.

Only Gray Beau and Chiseled were in for the $25,000   tag. Neither was claimed out of the race.

Odds were 8-1 on Gray Beau and 7-2 on Prince Tito, who was ridden by Tyler Gaffalione.

Prince Tito and Majesto are both trained by Gustavo Delgado and owned by Grupo 7C Racing.

On Friday, Majesto was leading by a head over Hail to Victory after three-quarters of a mile.  Majesto, ridden by Edgard Zayas, faded and finished fifth.  Hail to Victory, ridden by Marcos Meneses, fell back and finished last.

Majesto, a colt now 4-years-old, is best known for finishing second behind Nyquist in last year’s Florida  Derby (Grade  1) at  Gulfstream.

In his next race, Majesto finished 18th in the Kentucky  Derby (Grade 1) after encountering bumping  and traffic.

Majesto, a son of Tiznow, made his next start on July 2 in the 1 1/8 mile Curlin Stakes at Saratoga.  He finished seventh in the nine-horse field.

Veterinarians then discovered that Majesto was dealing with an upper respiratory infection, and Delgado decided to give him an extended break from racing.
--Jim Freer

Tampa Bay to race on June 30 and July 1

Tampa Bay Downs will hold its annual two days of summer racing on Friday June 30 and Saturday July 1.

The Oldsmar track is calling it the Summer Festival of Racing and Music.  It will have concerts following the racing on each day.

Entries for the Friday card will be out on Tuesday. 
Starting on Sunday June 2, we will have preview stories on this blog and on our Web site.