Thursday, July 28, 2016

Gulfstream Thursday Preview

Gulfstream Park will resume racing on Thursday with ten races and first post at 1:15 p.m.

The dirt track is listed as fast and the turf is listed as firm.  Five races are scheduled for turf, with the rail at 96 feet.

The Weather Channel forecast is for just a 15 percent chance of rain in Hallandale Beach, where Gulfstream is located.

There is a carryover of $197,499.98 on the  Rainbow 6 and a carryover of $24,179 on the Late Pick 5.

The Rainbow 6 is on races five through ten and the Late Pick 5 is on races six through ten.

On Sunday, the most recent racing day, there no tickets with the winners of all five Late Pick 5 races. That was largely the result of 12-1 shot Run Alex run winning the eighth and next-to-last race,

Sunday was the 14th straight day without the carryover/jackpot payoff requirement of just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.

The featured ninth race is six furlongs on dirt for 3-year-olds and up.  It is a  $16,000 optional claimer with a $43,000 purse.

Niconellie and Scam are likely favorites, and some bettors likely will make Niconellie a single in their multi-race bets.

The 4-year-old gelding Niconellie is coming off a two-race win streak, both at six furlongs in Gulfstream claiming races.  Luca Panici will ride Niconellie for trainer Kathleen O’Connell.
--Jim Freer

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