HorseracingFLA Staff Report
Gulfstream Park has an 11-race program today with first post of 12:35 p.m.
Conditions are fast for the dirt and good for the turf. Five races are scheduled for turf.
*There is a carryover of $409,894 on the Rainbow 6, on the day’s last six races.
Friday’s sequence covers races six to 11, starting at 3:05 p.m.
Early this afternoon, we will have a preview of several of the later races in our Handicapping Corner on this Web site.
The Rainbow 6 is a 20-cent only per combination bet, with multiple horses permitted in each leg. For example, a ticket with two horses in each race has 64 combinations and costs $12.80.
Gulfstream pays out the full Rainbow 6 pool of the day’s bets (minus the 20 percent takeout) plus the carryover only on days when there is just one ticket with all six winners.
On other days Gulfstream divides 70 percent of the day’s bets (minus the takeout) among those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent (minus takeout) is added to the carryover.
*Gulfstream on Saturday will have six stakes races including the $500,000 Donn Handicap (Grade 1) at 1 1/8 miles on dirt for 4-year-olds and up.
The eight-horse Donn field has Mshawish and Valid—the winner and second-place finisher by a neck in the Hal’s Hope (Grade 3) at one mile at Gulfstream on Jan. 9.
Also in the Donn are Mexikoma, winner of the 1 1/8 mile Sunshine Millions Classic for Florida-breds at Gulfstream on Jan. 16, and Keen Ice, winner of the 1 1/4 mile Travers (Grade 1) at Saratoga last Aug. 28. American Pharoah finished second in the Travers—his only loss in 2015.
Gulfstream: Rainbow 6 Carryover at $409,894; Mshawish Heads Field for Saturday’s Donn