Thursday, August 18, 2016

Gulfstream Thursday Preview: Two Carryovers

 Conditions are fast and firm at Gulfstream Park on Thursday as it resumes racing with a ten-race card and first post of 12:50 p.m.

There is a carryover of $41,023 on the Rainbow 6, on races five through ten.

There will be a $4,710.91 Super Hi-5 carryover for Thursday's first race.

The first race is among three scheduled for turf.  The Weather Channel forecast is for a 15 percent chance of rain during racing hours.

The Super Hi-5 is a $1 minimum bet that requires picking the first five finishers in correct order. There were no winning tickets on Sunday, Gulfstream’s most recent race day, and the bet has no consolation payouts such as four of five places.

Thus, the pool rolled over to the next race that is scheduled to have seven or more starters—in this case Thursday’s first race.

With the overnight carryover and three days for handicapping, it is likely that $40,000 or more will be bet on the Super Hi-5 in the first race.

As of 11:00 a.m. the first race is down to seven starters following scratches of Quinta Tata (program number 8) by veterinarian order and Gran Chama (program number 9) who was a Main Track Only entrant.

If there are additional first race scratches, we will post them on this blog.

The first race is a $10,000 claiming event at one mile on turf for fillies and mares that have never won two races. The purse is $16,000.

The featured eighth race is an allowance/optional claimer at six furlongs on dirt for two-year-old fillies. The purse is $43,000 and the optional claiming price is $75,000. 

We will have coverage during the afternoon on this blog.

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