Gulfstream Park's Pegasus Day 2023 was full of upsets and unpredicables, with huge wagering payoff for the lucky few.
Just a single race had the post time favorite entering the winners circle; that was Personal Best (1.3:1) in the La Prevoyante Stakes in race 6. What's also quite rare is just 4 race results had the favorite finishing 'in-the-money', meaning a 1st, 2nd or third place finish. And...the post time favorites in the last 6 races did not finish better than 5th place! You could not have handicapped that!
That led to some huge payoffs on the day:
* Early Pick 5 paid $24,477.25 to about 33 winners.
* Late Pick 4 paid $ 1,774.75
* Late Pick 5 paid $ 7,390.55
* Rainbow 6 paid $ 17,231.84 to 60 winners; program numbers were: 7-11-9-6-3-6.
The best WIN on the day
was no doubt the Super Hi-5 wager in the $3 million Pegasus Cup Race
13. After a carryover in race 12 with no winner of $15,431, bettors
added $141,894 in wagers in race 13.
Just ONE winner correctly handicapped the first five finishers, whose post positons were 6-5-11-9-1. That bet paid $131,739.40. Art Collector (15.5:1) won the Pegasus Cup dirt final race, while Defunded (3:1) got the PLACE, and Stilleto Boy (45:1) secured the SHOW.
Cyberknife, bid down to 2:1 at post-time as the favorite, finished a diappointing 6th.
For a complete story on the Pegasus Cup Races on Saturday, surf on over to the the Gulfstream Park media's article here: https://gulfstreampark.com/news/art-collector-pulls-off-15-1-upset-in-g1-pegasus-world-cup/
Sunday's race day will feature 11 races with a 12:10 p.m. post time. Race 6 will kick off at 2:48 p.m. as the only carryover on the Rainbow 6 at $828,942. It's a mandatory payout day on the late Pick 4,5 and rainbow 6. Gulfstream is setting a $2 million pool guarantee for Sunday's wagering on the Rainbow 6, so if you have any dry powder left from Saturday, maybe now's the time?
Total all-sources handle on Pegasus day hit a new record Saturday by a head-bob or neck as we see it. Total All-Source handle was $43,886,543, just $9,552 higher than last year's Pegasus race day.
Good Luck wagering !
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