Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Super Hi-5 Pays $416.00 at Gulfstream

The 6-5  favorite Sonaheir won Wednesday's first  race at Gulfstream, leading an order of finish that produced a $416.00  payoff on $1 bet on the Super Hi-5.

There was a $32,146 carryover because no tickets  had the correct order for the first five finishers in Sunday's last two races.

With two days to handicap, bettors poured $234,801 into the Super Hi-5 pool.  While precise data is not readily available, that could be the most on the Super Hi-5 at Gulfstream during the spring meet.

The race was a $10,000 maiden claimer at 5 1/2  furlongs on dirt for 3-year-olds and up.

Sonaheir caught Key the Storm in the final half furlong and won by two lengths on the track listed as fast. Sonaheir was clocked in 1:04.99 with Tyler Gaffalione riding for trainer Ralph Nicks.

Order of finish  (odds in parentheses):

5 -- Sonaheir   (6-5)
4 -- Key the Storm (5-2)

8 -- Morenazo (9-2)
6 -- Gunther Brothers (20-1)
2 -- Templer Glory (12-1)

- Jim Freer


  1. Jim, I'm could it pay so little when only 1 unique ticket cashes on this bet? Per the changes announced this year on the Super High 5....

    1. Thanks for your question.
      The Rainbow 6 is the bet on which there is a carryover/jackpot payoff only if there is just one unique ticket with all six winners.

      On the Super Hi-5, the pool and carryover is paid no matter the number of winners. The twist is that the day's full pool is carried over if there are no tickets with the first five finishers in correct order.

      Today, there were multiple tickets with the correct order, and they divided about $230,000. A $1 bet paid $416. There no doubt were some larger bets today and no long-odds horses.


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