HRFLA Staff Report
Gulfstream Park will have a carryover of $41,457 on its Super Hi-5 when it resumes racing on Friday.
The Hallandale Beach, Fla., track will have nine Friday races with first post of 2:00 p.m.
Gulfstream wagering history indicates that as much as $200,000 could be bet on a Super Hi-5 with an overnight carryover as large as on Friday.
This week, it is dark on Thursday and is adding a race day on Monday May 31 which is Memorial Day.
Gulfstream has the Super Hi-5 on all races with seven or more starters.
On Friday, we suggest that bettors should handicap ahead for several races and not just the first race on the Super-Hi 5.
The first race on Friday has seven entrants. If one or more horses are scratched, the Super Hi-5 will not be offered until the next race with seven or more starters.
Friday's second race has just six entrants, and the third race has eight entrants.
The Super Hi-5 is a $1 minimum bet, and requires picking the first five finishers in exact order. There are no consolation payoffs, such as four out of five.
The Super Hi-5 has a 17 percent takeout. If there are no winning tickets, 83 percent of the bet is carried over to next race with the Super Hi-5.
On Sunday, Gulfstream's most recent race day, there were no winning Super Hi-5 tickets on the last two races. That led to the carryover for Friday.
This link to the Equibase Web site has the Gulfstream entries for Friday.
The link will update when scratches and other cxhanges ae announced. It has click-ons for handicappig material. Some is free. Some. including past performances, is at cost.
The Friday carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $190,483.
The 20 cents per combination-only bet is on races four to nine with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:32 p.m.
Gulfstream is guaranteeing that the payout will be at least $400,000 if there is just one ticket with the winners of all six races.
If there are multiple winning tickets, Gulfstream will take out 20 percent of the day's Rainbow 6 bet. Of the remainder, Gulfstream will divide 56 percent among the tickets with six winners and add 24 percent to the carryover.
*Because of COVID-19 restrictions, Gulfstream is limiting spectators to about 2,000 per day.