Edited Gulfstream Release – A mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be offered Saturday at Gulfstream Park, where the $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3) and the $100,000 Via Borghese will be included in the six-race sequence of the popular multi-race wager.
Saturday’s 11-race program will get underway at 12:05 p.m.
The Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 13th day of the Championship Meet Friday, when multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $398.54. A jackpot pool of $839,334.75 will be carried over to Saturday’s mandatory payout.
The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is usually only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day’s pool usually goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.
However, on mandatory-payout days, the entire pool is paid out to the bettor or bettors with the most winners in the six-race sequence.
The Rainbow 6 will be kicked off in Race 6, a 7 ½-furlong turf race for $20,000 claimers that drew a field of 10 and a main-track-only entrant. Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Highvoltage, who will race for a claiming tag for the first time, is rated as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in what may be widely viewed as a ‘spread’ race.
An optional claiming allowance for fillies and mares at six furlongs follows in Race 7. Ralph Nicks-trained Doll Collection, a daughter of two-time Eclipse Award champion Groupie Doll, is rated as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in a field of eight that includes Michael Stidham-trained Pago Querido, who broke her maiden at Laurel in her most recent start.
Chad Brown-trained Greyes Creek will seek his third straight victory in Race 8, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for 3-year-olds and up. The 4-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile will be challenged by Graham Motion-trained Succeedandsurpass, who overcame traffic to win a Woodbine allowance last time out.
The Via Borghese, a 1 3/16-mile turf stakes for fillies and mares, is carded as Race 9. Todd Pletcher-trained Always Shopping, the only graded-stakes winner in the field of nine, is favored in the morning line at 5-2. The 4-year-old daughter of Awesome Again, who won the 2019 Gazelle (G2) on dirt and finished second in a photo for win in the Dowager (G3) at Keeneland last time out, will be accompanied to the gate by Pletcher stablemate Cap de Creus. Brown-trained Great Island is scheduled to make her stakes debut in the Via Borghese while coming off back-to-back wins.
The $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3), a seven-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds and up, will provide the stage for a clash of Firenze Fire, Mind Control and Diamond Oops, a trio of graded-stakes veterans in a talent-laden field of 12. Firenze Fire, who finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) at Keeneland last time out, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite.
The Rainbow 6 sequence will conclude with a mile maiden special weight race on turf for 2-year-olds in Race 11. The field of 11 includes first-time starters trained by Pletcher, Mark Casse and Brian Lynch.
WHO’S HOT: Luis Saez doubled aboard My Miss Miracle ($15.80) in Race 1 and Exchange Day ($9.80) in Race 5. Edgard Zayas also rode a pair of winners, scoring aboard Honorable ($11) in Race 8 and Bird Map ($4) in Race 10.