Sunday, December 23, 2018

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover Grows to $66,958.

By Jim Freer and Barry Unterbrink

Gulfstream Park will have a Rainbow 6  carryover of $66,598 on Sunday.

First post is 12:00 p.m. for an 11-race card.

The Rainbow  6 is on races six to eleven with the sequence scheduled to start at 2:32 p.m. The six races have a total of seventy entrants, including main track only and also eligibles.

Sunday's first race has a Super-Hi 5 carryover of $3,314.

There are no stakes races on the Sunday card.

Saturday Results
On Saturday, there were no tickets with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.
So, Gulfstream made its non-jackpot payoff to tickets with five winners.
There were 120 such tickets. Each was paid $704.72 on the 20-cent only bet.
A main reason there were no tickets with six winners was a pair Iongshot wins--Razorback Lady (6) at 36-1 in the eighth  race (third leg) and Chief Exchanger (3) at 14-1 in the 11th race (sixth leg).

All four other winners were 8-1 or lower. That included Coal Front (11), at 9-5 in the tenth race $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (Grade 3).

The winning numbers were 8-9-6-10-11-3.

Those results were on a day with the turf listed  as firm and the dirt listed as fast.

Note: Five of Saturday's eleven races were 7 1/2 furlongs or longer on the turf.  In just one of those races was the winner better than third after a half mile. That continued a pattern of speed generally not holding up well on the inner portion and outer part of the new turf course at Gulfstream.

There were 65 starters in Saturday's  Rainbow 6 races.

The carryover coming in was $30,379..
Bettors added $150,938 to the Rainbow 6.  Of that Gulfstream took out 20 percent, divided 56 percent among tickets with five winners and added 24 percent to the carryover.

Last Leg
Saturday's 11th and final race provided an example of how a bettor's hopes can be built up and then shattered in the closing leg of the Rainbow 6.

It  was 1 1/8 miles on turf for 3-year-olds and up--a starter optional claiming race with a $31,320 purse.  There were twelve starters.

There were 28 live tickets. Three of them had a horse singled--Barney Rebel (6), Gaultier (7) and All Go (10). None of those horses finished in the top five.

Chief Exchanger,  with Irad Ortiz., Jr. riding, rallied from fifth place entering the stretch and beat the 2-1 second choice Who's Your Drama by three--quarters of a length.  Race You Home (1), the 2-1 favorite, finished  a neck behind in third.

If either favorite had won,there undoubtedly would have been multiple tickets with all six winners.

How It Works The Rainbow 6 jackpot consists of the entire coming--in carryover plus 80 percent of the day's new Rainbow 6 bet.

Gulfstream pays out the jackpot only on days with just one ticket with the winners of all six races, or on mandatory payout days (usually at the end of race meets) when it divides the jackpot among tickets with six winners.

The Rainbow 6 is a 20 cent per combination bet with multiple horses  permitted in each race. For example, a ticket with two horses in each race has 64 combinations and costs $12.80.

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