Monday, September 15, 2014
GULFSTREAM TODAY 9.14
20-Cent Rainbow 6 Survives A Close Call on Sunday’s Card
Thursday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Pool Guaranteed at $50,000
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 survived a close call Sunday at Gulfstream Park, where any one of eight horses in the 11th race could have taken down the jackpot.
The Rainbow 6, which was solved by a Gulfstream bettor for $40,000 on Saturday, went unsolved Sunday when No. 1 Red Sashay and No. 4 Navajo Kitten dead-heated for the victory in the 11th race. There were multiple tickets sold with both the No. 1 and No. 4, precluding a back-to-back jackpot hit.
Ginebra ($6.20) kicked off the six-race sequence of the popular multi-race wager with a victory in the fifth race, followed by Lundi Gras ($18.80), Bachata Dancer ($4.40), Derek’s Girl ($38.80), So Frank ($7.80) and the dead-heated Red Sashay ($3.80) and Navajo Kitten ($2.80). The winning combination was 4-5-5-5-3-1/4, returning $1,778.36 to multiple ticketholders.
The Rainbow 6 wagering will offer a $50,000 carryover pool guarantee for Thursday’s 10-race program.
Who’s Hot: The dead-heat in the last race gave both Ramsey Zimmerman, the rider of Red Sashay, and Manoel Cruz, who was aboard Navajo Kitten, two winners on the card. Zimmerman also scored aboard Global Question ($7.20) in the third and Cruz won the fourth race with Springmeier ($3.60)
Trainer Michael Petro saddled back-to-back winners, Lundi Gras ($18.80) in the seventh and Bachata Dancer ($4.40) in the eighth, for owner Frank Calabrese.
Jockey Eric Rodriguez continued his riding comeback Sunday, riding 30-1 longshot Count Shondor to victory in the first race.
Rodriguez rode 33 races in 2009 before fracturing ribs in a riding accident at Colonial Downs. After galloping and exercising horses the past several years for a number of different trainers, including Barclay Tagg, Chad Brown and Pat Byrne, he returned to riding earlier this year. Sunday's victory was his 14th of the year.
Derek’s Girl ($38.80) took to the Gulfstream turf in her grass debut, capturing the featured ninth race, a $39,000 mile allowance for fillies and mares. The Marty Wolfson-trained 3-year-old filly pressed the early pace before drawing off in the stretch to score by two lengths under Jilver Champafi. The daughter of Brother Derek ran the mile in 1:38.67.
20-Cent Rainbow 6 Carryover: $50,000
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