Friday, August 12, 2016

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover at $19,000

Gulfstream Park will have a Rainbow 6 carryover of $19,609.47 on Saturday.

First post is 12:35 p.m. for the 12-race card.  The Rainbow 6 is on races seven to 12. 

The carryover continues because Friday was the third straight race day without the carryover/jackpot payoff requirement of just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.

On Friday there were six tickets with all six  winners. Each received $2,339.56 on a 20-cent bet.

The carryover coming in was $13,593. Bettors added $25,080 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

Following scratches, there were just 40 starters in the Rainbow 5 races. That average field size was 6.7 horses—one of the lowest in the Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream this year.

On Thursday there were 40 starters in the Rainbow 6 races, for an average of 6.7 per race.

There were 53 starters in Thursday's Rainbow 6 races, for an average field size of 8.8  

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 races have  67 including also eligibles and main track only.

We will  keep monitoring  the Rainbow 6 to see if Fruday’s  small fields were an isolated instance.

Five of Friday’s Rainbow 6 races were won by horses at 5-1 or lower. The exception was Cheech Thunder, at 10-1, in the ninth race.

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

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