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GP P6 $350K + P5 JACKPOT

By Gulfstream Press Staff — The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $350,000 Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

            The popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the sixth racing day in a row Friday, when tickets with five of six winners were each worth $1,390.82.  

            The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is 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 goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

            There will also be a Late Pick 5 carryover of $70,480.23 Saturday. The Late Pick 5 will span Races 7-11.

            Saturday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 6-11, including the featured optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds and up in Race 10. Alshareef Hazzaa Shaker Alabdali’s Tatweej has been installed as the 9-5 morning-line favorite in the mile event off a strong maiden score last time out.

The Todd Pletcher-trained son of Tapit set a pressured pace before drawing off to score by 3 ¾ lengths in a July 25 maiden special weight race at a mile. The late-developing 4-year-old colt, who brought $2.5 million at the 2017 Keeneland September Sale, had previously finished third in his debut.  Edgard Zayas has the return mount.

                        R Private Jet Makes Big Brother Proud Friday at Gulfstream

            One down and 18 to go for R Private Jet to catch big brother Pay Any Price in the win department.

A well-beaten seventh in his recent debut on turf, R Private Jet ($7.40) showed the way throughout to break his maiden Friday at Gulfstream Park.

Although his 10-year-old brother is a multiple-stakes winner on turf, R Private Jet showed a distinct liking for Gulfstream’s main track Friday, running six furlongs in 1:10.82 and scoring by 1 ¼ lengths after withstanding a serious bid by ultimate second-place finisher Catch On Emotional.

            Purchased by Rich Averill’s Averill Racing LLC and CCF Racing Stable for $82,000 at the 2018 OBS October sale, the 3-year-old gelded son of Khozan does have a lot in common with his still-spry brother, who most recently captured the Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint for the third time.

            “We bought him two years ago. He was very good looking. We thought there were some good similarities between the two – the way they looked. We kind of paid a little more than we liked, being a little sentimental,” said Averill, who owns Pay Any Price in a partnership with Matties Racing Stable LLC.

“He was getting ready to run, but he’s a lot like his brother – mentally, he’s a mess. He flipped over and hurt himself. We sent him to the farm and brought him back and then he had shins and we had to send him back to the farm. So, it’s been a rough go with him. We’re glad to see him come in here and win.”

            R Private Jet, who was ridden by Edgard Zayas, is likely to remain on dirt for his next start, despite his older brother’s longstanding dominance on South Florida turf.

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