Little Daddy Fires Bullet in Prep for Upcoming Stakes Debut
Gabriel Saez Rides Three Winners on Spring/Summer Opener
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-Cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved on Friday, the first racing day of Gulfstream’s Spring/Summer Meet, producing a carryover jackpot of $4,943,868.76 heading into Saturday’s program.
Multiple ticketholders with the 3-3-9-7-8-2 combination each cashed for $2,638.84 Friday.
The Spring/Summer stakes schedule kicks off Saturday with the running of the $75,000 Hollywood Beach Stakes, a six-furlong dash for fillies and mares carded as the eighth race on a nine-race program.
Little Daddy Fires ‘Bullet’ in Prep for Upcoming Stakes Debut
Little Daddy, who has launched his career with a pair of late-closing victories during Gulfstream’s Champions Meet, breezed a sharp half-mile Friday morning, producing the fastest of 13 works recorded at the distance with his clocking of 46.12 seconds.
The Carlo Vaccarezza-trained colt is being pointed to the $75,000 Sir Bear Stakes, a mile race for 3-year-olds, at Gulfstream on May 3. The son of Scat Daddy closed from off the pace to prevail by 3 ½ lengths in his debut on March 15 before making a last-to-first run to capture an allowance by 1 ½ lengths on March 30.
Who’s Hot: Mr. Amore Stable, trainer Jason Servis and jockey Gabriel Saez teamed for a pair of victories, visiting the winner’s circle with Swiss Tart ($13) in the first and High Limit ($7.40) in the third. Saez made it back to the winner’s circle with Sawyer ($7.20) in the sixth.
Rainbow 6 Carryover: $4,943,868.76