Thursday, April 14, 2016

More Than a Party Wins GP Feature; Carryover Nears $500,000

More Than a Party, the 6-5 favorite, won Thursday's eighth and feature race at Gulfstream Park.

Meanwhile, longer-priced horses either won or otherwise hit the board in several other late races. That sets up a growing Rainbow 6 carryover and a first race Super Hi-5 carryover of more than $5,000 for Friday's nine-race card that has first post of 12:55 p.m.

Rainbow 6
The carryover on the Rainbow 6 continued for the 13th day and will be $496,072 on Friday.  Gulfstream pays out the Rainbow 6 jackpot/carryover only on days when there is just one ticket with the winners in all six Rainbow 6 races.

On Thursday there were multiple winning tickets, each paying $1,847.44.  By our calculation there were 40 winners.

Bettors added $131,819 to  the Rainbow 6. Gulfstream took out its standard 20 percent. It then divided 56 percent of the bet among winning tickets and put 24 percent into the carryover.

The Rainbow 6 is a 20-cent per combination only bet.

Super Hi-5
For Friday's first race there will be a carryover of $5,612.59 on the Super Hi-5.  That resulted from there being no tickets with the first five finishers in correct order in the ninth and final race. In that race 38-1 shot Kito finished second and Road Warrior Max at 27-1 came in third.

Based on Gulfstream betting patterns there is  a good chance that more than $20,000 will be bet on the Super Hi-5 in the first race. That's because bettors will have a chance to study overnight.

The first race is a $16,000 claimer at 7 1/2  furlongs on turf for fillies and mares 3-YO and up.  There are eight entrants for turf and two that are Main Track Only.

There are no consolation payoffs on the Super Hi-5.  If nobody hits it, the carryover goes into the next race with seven or more starters.

Thursday Feature          
More Than a Party notched her fourth victory in six starts at Gulfstream, where she finished second in the Hurricane Bertie (Grade 3) last year.

More Than a Party won by seven lengths in the optional claiming eighth race allowance at six furlongs on dirt for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up. She was the 9-5 second betting choice  in the seven-horse field.

The 5-year-old daughter of More Than Ready was ridden by Edgar Prado and won in 1:11.12.  Eddie Broome trains the New Jersey-bred More Than a  Party and is her co-owner with Richard Malouf.

Curlin's Princess finished second by two lengths over Fond of Sarah.  Miss Melinda, the 7-5 favorite, was another nose back in fourth place. 
--Jim Freer


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