Saturday, September 19, 2020

GP Saturday: Pay Any Price Returns in Feature; Rainbow 6 Carryover is $458,653

The betting attractions at Gulfstream Park on Saturday will be a Rainbow 6 carryover that has grown to $458,653 and the return of turf course sprint recordholder  Pay Any Price in the  featured eighth race.

The Hallandale Beach, Fla., track  will have twelve races with first post of 12:00 p.m.

Conditions are listed as Fast and Firm. The Weather Channel forecast is for the chance of rain to rise from 10 percent to 50 percent during racing hours.

The Rainbow 6, a 20 cents per combination-only bet will be on races seven to  twelve--with the sequence see to start at 3:22 p.m.

Gulfstream is guaranteeing that the Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be at leas $750,000 if there is just one ticket with all six winners.

Pay Any Price, a 10-year-old gelding, is coming off an 11-week layoff and will be seeking his 20th career win. He is among seven entrants in the eighth race--a $62,500 optional claimer with a $48,000 purse at five furlongs on  turf for 3-YO and up.

Edgard Zayas will ride Pay Any Price for trainer Georgina Baxter and owners Averill Racing and Matties Racing Stable.

Pay Any Price has won most of his races gate-to-wire. Today's field has Fully Loaded and Max K.O., two other contenders with early speed.  Lahinch and Yes I Am Free should be gaining in the stretch.

Pay Any Price set the Gulfstream Park record for five-furlongs on turf (53.61 seconds) in 2017 while winning the Silks Run. He is coming off a triumph in the Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint on July 5 at Gulfstream.

* On Friday, each Rainbow 6 ticket with all six winners won $3,079.68 on a 20 cent bet.

HRFLA's review of Equibase charts shows there were 33 such tickets.

Program numbers of the winning horses were 8-5-9- 5-5-3.  Three winners were betting favorites, and the highest odds on a winner in the sequence was 14-1.

 There were 50 starters in the eight races.
Wagering on the Rainbow 6 was $183,503. Of that, Gulfstream took out 20 percent and then divided 56 percent among tickets with six winners and added 24 percent to the carryover.

Early this afternoon. We will have additional information on the Rainbow 6, including the feature with Pay Any Price.

* Gladys, a full sister to 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexander, made her debut in Friday's sixth  race and finished eighth in the nine-horse field.

Gladys broke awkwardly from the starting gate and was never a factor. Pens Street registered a 14-1 upset victory in the six-furlong maiden special weight race for 2-year-old fillies. 

Pens Street, also making her first won in a relatively slow 1:12.40 on the track listed as Fast. Trained by Rohan Crichton, daughter of Street Sense rallied from off the pace to catch 4-5 favorite Speeding in the stretch to prevail by a neck.
Gladys, the 4-1 second choice, finished 16 1/2 lengths behind Pens Street.

Angel Arroyo rode the Kentucky-bred Gladys for trainer Kelsey Danner for owner/breeder Dede Mc Gehee.

Medaglia d'Oro was a multiple graded stakes winner between 2002 and 2004. His wins included the 2004 Donn Handicap (Grade 1) at  1 1/8 miles on dirt at Gulfstream.

His stud fee for Gladys was $200,000 and it remains at that price

Medaglia d'Oro has sired approximately 25 Grade 1 winners.  Songbird, Plum Pretty, Violence and Msahwish are among them.

* Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gulfstream remains closed to bettors and thus has no on-site wagering.

Betting on Gulfstream races may be done on most Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) Internet and phone services. Many sports books, race tracks and OTB offices have simulcasting on Gulfstream races.


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