Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Gulfstream: Istrue Wins First; Super Hi 5 Hit for $1,109.40

Istrue won Wednesday's first race at Gulfstream, leading a first through fifth finish that resulted in the Rolling Super Hi 5 being hit with a payoff of $1,109.40 for a $1 bet.

There were multiple tickets that had a combination with this order.

First     --   2  Istrue
Second --  3 Samus
Third    --  4 Pampam
Fourth  --   9 Cheri's Win
Fifth     --   7 Starship Tammy

Gulfstream went into the day with a carryover of $17,877,39 on the bet because on Sunday, the most recent race day, there were no winning tickets on the Super Hi 5 in the last three races.

A total of $36,441 was bet on the Super Hi 5 in the race. Gulfstream added that pool (minus the 18 percent takeout) to the carryover to pay off winning bettors.

Gulfstream  makes a payout on the bet only if there are one or more tickets with  the first five finishers in correct order.  Otherwise, it puts the race's Super Hi 5 bet into the  carryover.

Wednesday's first race was six furlongs on dirt for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up that had never won two races.  It was a $6,250 claimer with a $15,000 purse.

Istrue took an early lead and was never headed
as she won by 4 1/2  lengths in 1:11.16 on a track listed as fast.  Jose Caraballo rode Istrue for trainer Ricky Griffith.

Istrue and Starship Tammy were the co 2-1 favorites in the eight-horse field.

There were no winning Super Hi 5 tickets in the second race.  The Super Hi 5 pool for the race was only $595, and was carried over unto he  third race.
As usual, it probably will take several "non hit" races for the Super Hi 5 to   reach a  carryover size that will feed on itself.
--Jim Freer 

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