Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Gulfstream: Labor Day Added to Racing Schedule

Thoroughbred racing will resume at Gulfstream Park on Thursday with ten races and first post of 12:50 p.m.

It will be the first of five straight race days—Thursday through Monday.

Gulfstream is usually dark on Mondays during its summer meet. But it will have racing this coming Monday Sept. 5, which is Labor Day.

The Saturday card will have six stakes races including    the second (middle leg) races in each of the four divisions of the Florida Sire Stakes Series.

Gulfstream late Wednesday afternoon will draw entries and announce the fields for its Saturday card

Thursday Racing
For Thursday, Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 carryover is $150,895.28, on races five to ten.

It is a 20-cent per combination only bet. Multiple horses can  be  used in each race,  thus  leading to multiple combinations on  a  ticket.

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

The feature eighth race is 1 1/16 miles on turf for 3-year-olds and up.  It has a $43,000 purse and a $16,000 optional claiming price.  We will have a preview on Thursday morning.
 --Jim Freer

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover Reaches $150,000

Gulfstream Park will have a Rainbow 6 carryover of $150,895.28 on Thursday, its next race day.

First post is 12:50 p.m. for the10-race card.  The Rainbow 6 is on races five to ten

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

On Sunday there were six tickets with all six  winners. Each received $6,830.16

The carryover coming in was $133,332.  Bettors added $73,193 to the pool.

Gulfstream took out 20 percent of the day's Rainbow 6 bet. It divided 56 percent among tickets with six winners and put 24 percent into the carryover.

There were 46 starters in Sunday's Rainbow 6 races, for an average field size of 7.7.  There was one winner at 12-1. All other winners in the sequence were 8-1 or lower, including two favorites.

That is an indication of how just one double-digit odds winner can be a knockout for many Rainbow 6 bettors---especially  those who are not part of syndicates and  have limits on how deep  they can go  in some races.

The Rainbow 6 is a 20-cent per combination only bet, Bettors can use multiple horses in each race and thus have multiple combinations.

Another attraction on Sunday was a carryover of $30.868 on the Late Pick 5.  The carryover was a product of there being no tickets with all five winners on Saturday.

On Sunday, carryover-chasing bettors wagered  $153,309 on the Late Pick 5—more than three times the $48,584 wagered on that bet on Saturday.

The Sunday payoff  on a ticket with  all five winners was $1,060.15 for the minimum 50-cent bet. Tickets with four of five winners received $11.50 for  a  50-cent  bet.
--Jim Freer


Rainbow 6: 75 Live Tickets, No Singles

With the tenth and finale coming up at Gulfstream, there are  75 live tickets in the Rainbow 6--with  no singles.

We'll be back with news on the carryover for Thursday--the next race day.

Favorite Wins NInth at GP

Exclusively Ours, the 6-5 favorite, won Gulfstream's ninth race.

That followed wins by  low-odds horses in the seventh and  eighth.

We'll be back before the tenth with news on live tickets  for the Rainbow  6.

Gulfstream: Update on Rainbow 6, Late PIck 5

 With two races left on Gulfstream's Sunday card, here are the winners  of races five through eight--the early races  in the Rainbow 6 and  Late Pick 5.

Fifth race  --   2  Kidnap  12-1
Sixth race --   4  Noble Venezuela  8-1
Seventh race  --  8  Magic Two  3-5
Eighth race --  8 Curlin's Approval 3-1

For those bettors not alive, there is still the late double.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              There were no tickets with all five winners in the Late Pick 5 on  Saturday.  After a consolation payoff. there was a  carryover of $30,968.  Bettors added $155,702 on Saturday.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 was $133,332 going into Sunday.  Bettors added $73,190 to the pool.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Gulfstream Sunday Preview

Distaff  sprinters and three carryovers will be in the spotlight at Gulfstream Park on Sunday.

First post is 12:50 p.m. for the ten-race card. The dirt track is listed as fast and the turf course is listed as firm.

The featured eighth race is the $75,000 Added  Elegance Stakes at seven furlongs on dirt for fillies and mares three-years-old and up.

The carryovers are:
* Super Hi-5 -- $8,445.96 on the first race'

*Rainbow 6 -  $133,331 on races five through ten
*Late Pick  5 -- $30,968  on races six through ten

We will have coverage during the afternoon on this blog.

In Saturday’s $75,000 Groomstick Stakes, Yourdreamsormine beat El Deal by 1 ¾ lengths.

Tyler Gaffalione rode Yourdreamsormine for trainer and owner Milt Wolfson.  The winning time for seven furlongs on dirt was 1:22,22 on the dirt track listed as good.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Three Carryovers at Gulfstream on Sunday

Gulfstream Park will have three large carryovers on Sunday.

First post is 12:50 p.m. for the ten-race card.

The carryovers are:
* Super Hi-5 -- $8,445.96 on the first race'

*Rainbow 6 -  $133,331 on races five through ten

*Late Pick  5 -- $30,966  on races six through ten

We  will have more details on the carryovers on Sunday morning

Gulfstream: Halfway Through the Rainbow 6

Rain started falling just before the ninth race at Gulfstream, and stopped several minutes after the race.

Conditions remain fast and firm.

With three races to go, here is what has happened in the Rainbow 6 and Late Pick 5. 

Seventh race --  Won by Zipping (2) at 9-5.

Eighth race -- Won by Gone to Dawn (1) at 23-1

Ninth race -- Won by Shack Up (6) at even money

As an indication of payoffs that could be coming,
the $1 Pick 3 paid $233.60
-- Jim Freer

Groomstick Stakes Tops Saturday Gulfstream Card

Five horses that are familiar to  Gulfstream Park  fans  and newcomer El Deal  make up the field for Saturday’s $75,000 Groomstick Stakes.

The Groomstick is Saturday’s  sixth race, with scheduled  post of 3:15  p.m.  It is seven furlongs on dirt for 3-year-olds and up.

It is the feature on a12-race card that has first post of 12:30 p.m.

There is a carryover of $117,502 on the Rainbow 6, on races seven through twelve.

El Deal, a 4-year-old colt, has been racing at Parx Racing in Philadelphia and other tracks in northeastern states.  He has five wins in eight starts, mostly in high-end allowances.

Andrew Lakeman trained El Deal in the northeast.  In July, owner Passion Stables transferred the  colt to trainer Francisco D’Angelo in South Florida.  El Deal has since had five fast workouts, including two bullets, at Calder (Gulfstream Park West).

Emisael Jaramillo will ride El Deal in the Groomstick.
Even with  his impressive credentials, El Deal is facing a tough task against five rivals that are among the top sprinters stabled in South Florida.

El Deal is listed at 3-1 in the morning line, second behind the 2-1 morning line favorite Mr. Baker and just ahead of Yourdreamsormine at 7-2.

Mr. Baker is making just his second start after an eight-month layoff.

On Aug. 12, Mr. Baker won a six-furlong allowance/optional claiming race at  Gulfstream on a track listed as good.  The time  was a  very fast  1:09.27.

Edgard Zayas has the return mount on Mr. Baker for trainer Ralph Ziadie.

Yourdreamsormine is coming off a win at one mile on dirt in an allowance/optional claimer at Gulfstream on Aug.12. Tyler Gaffalione has the return mount for trainer Milt Wolfson.

Bullet Gone Astray, Master Blender and Hy Kodiak Warrior are the others in the Groomstick field.

El Deal, in post three, and Mr. Baker, in post six, are the two horses in the field with histories of early speed.  Yourdreamsormine is in post four.

*On Sunday, Gulfstream will have the $75,000 Added Elegance Stakes, at seven furlongs on dirt for three-year-olds and  up.
--Jim Freer