When Gulfstream Park resumes racing on Thursday, it will be the 68th day of the Spring-Summer meet that began back in early April.
A 10-race card is
planned, with first post at 2:00 PM; twilight racing they call it, as
last post is 6:37 PM. Sunday's racing action saw 11 races with no
weather is affecting the track conditions of late, as 8 races were
moved off-the-turf last week. That produces more scratches, and makes
handicapping harder. It does reduce the field sizes for the multi-race
wagers (Pick-4, Pick-5, Rainbow 6) which is a plus for handicapping. 70
winners pocketed $1,212 Sunday on the Rainbow 6, as the favorites won 4
of the six legs of that bet.
Thursday's Rainbow 6 has 54 horses entered, about average - but could
decline to the mid-to-high 40's after scratches. That's worth noting,
with a $448,229 jackpot up for grabs. The Pick 4 and Pick 5 wagers have
no carryovers, while the Super Hi-5 shows a $2,189 carryover, likely to
be run in race 1 with 10 starters.
Race 5 kicks off the Rainbow 6 at
4:00 PM ET. That race is a maiden special weight for 2 year-old fillies
on the dirt, a tough handicap to start off your wagers. Click HERE to subscribe to our blog posts.
We recommend to
wager late as possible on the late races mentioned, as the weather and
track conditions can change quickly.