Sayyaaf, the 5-2 favorite , won Saturday's ninth race at Gulfstream to start the Rainbow 6 on Florida Derby day.
The carryover coming in was $951,991, Bettors added $7,319,661 to the Rainbow 6 pool---on a day with a mandatory payout on the jackpot in the 20 cents per combination-only bet.
The race was a $62,500 allowance/optional claimer at one mile on turf for 4-YO and up.
Sayyaaf led at every call and won in the fast time of 1:32,17. Jacier Castellano rode him for trainer Todd Pletchcr.
Total wagering on the ninth race was $9,563,747. Our review of earlier races indicates that Gulfstream could break its all-time non-Breeders' Cup handle record of $53,841,165 set on Florida Derby day last year.
There are 14 races today and clear skies--the same as last year.
W e will have updates on remaining stakes races along with a preview and coverage of the Florida Derby. It is the 14th race, with scheduled post of 6:40 p.m.
nm The ninth race is coming up at Gulfstream with post of 3:37 p.m.
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Ealy indictions are that last year's record coud be challengedd.
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W swilo hve that result plusa preview of the Late Pick 5--with a $750m00 guaaanteed on the pool. Gulfstgream also has a $750,000 gaaranntee on he Late Pick 4.
The ninth race