Friday, March 19, 2021

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover Grows to $431,625

 Gulfstream Park has a ten-race card on Friday with first post at 1:10 p.m.

The only carryover is on the Rainbow 6, at $431,625. The 20 cents per combination-only bet is on races five through ten with the sequence  scheduled to start at 3:11 p.m.

Conditions are listed as Fast and Firm.

This link to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream entries for Friday. It has click-ons for handicapping material.  Some is  free. Some, including Past Performances, is at cost.

On Thursday, each winning ticket in the Rainbow 6 paid $3,308.78 on the 20 cent bet.

HorseRacingFLA's review of Equibase charts shows there were 42 winning tickets.

Program numbers of the winning horses were 2-3-3-3-8-11

Two winners were favorites. Among other winners in the sequence, the highest odds were 9-1.

Wagering on the Rainbow 6 was $250,613. Of that, Gulfstream took out 20 percent. It then divided 56 percent among tickets with six winners and added 24 percent to the carryover, which is now seven racing days old.

Saturday Stakes Races

On Saturday, Gulfstream will have twelve races with first post of 12:10 p.m.

The card has three stakes races.

The $100,000 Hurricane Bertie (Grade 3) is 6 1/2 furlongs on dirt for 3-year-old fillies. 

The $75,000 Melody of  Colors  is five furlongs on turf for 3-YO fillies.

The $75,000 Texas Glitter is five furlongs on turf for 3-YOs.

Florida Derby

On Saturday March 27, Gulfstream will have the $750,000 Florida Derby (Grade 1) and nine other stakes races.

The Florida Derby is 1 1/8 miles on dirt for 3-year-olds.

It is a points qualifying race for the Kentucky Derby (Grade 1), to be run May 1 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

The first four Florida Derby finishers will earn 100, 40, 20 and 10 points respectively.

It is likely that at least 40 points will be needed to gain one of the twenty  spots in the Kentucky  Derby, which is 1 1/4  miles on dirt.

Greatest Honour is among nominees for the Florida Derby, and trainer Shug McGaughey is saying that he plans to run him in that race.

He won this year's Holy Bull (Grade 3) and Fountain of Youth (Grade 2), both 1 1/16  miles at Gulfstream.

Those two victories gave Greatest Honour a total of 60 qualifying points. He is tied for first place with  Life is Good, who is trained by Bob Baffert and has been racing in Southern California.



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