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GP: MANDATORY RAINBOW


By Gulfstream Press Staff
— A mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool is set for Saturday’s 12-race program at Gulfstream Park. The pool could grow to an estimated $5 million Saturday.

Video: Nicoletti and Blewitt Talk Mandatory Rainbow 6https://youtu.be/MhXv5ArQUck

Heading into Friday’s program, the popular multi-race wager had gone unsolved for 19 consecutive racing days. There was a carryover pool of $1,774,431.50 when wagering on the Rainbow 6 opened Friday with a $2.5 million jackpot pool guarantee.

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.

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 7-12, kicked off by a mile maiden special weight race on turf with a full field of 3-year-olds in Race 7. The sequence will feature the $55,000 Coaltown Handicap in Race 11, headlined by Pennsylvania Derby (G1) winner Math Wizard.

The Saffie Joseph Jr.-trained 4-year-old son of Algorithms will seek to rebound from a disappointing off-the-board finish in the Feb. 17 Razorback (G3) at Oaklawn Park. Claimed for $25.000 in January 2019, Math Wizard went on to finish fourth in the Wood Memorial (G2) and third in the Indiana Derby (G3) and the Ohio Derby (G3) before posting a 31-1 upset victory in the Pennsylvania Derby. Math Wizard concluded his 3-year-old season with a fifth-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).

Patrick Biancone-trained Diamond Oops, a multiple Grade 1 stakes-placed gelding, is slated to make his first start since finishing fourth in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Jan. 25. Last year, the son of Lookin At Lucky captured the Smile Sprint (G3) on Summit of Speed day at Gulfstream before finishing second in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) at Saratoga and the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) at Keeneland. He finished a troubled eighth in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) before finishing his 2019 campaign with a victory in the Mr. Prospector (G3) at Gulfstream.

Diamond Oops will carry highweight of 125 pounds, two pounds more than Math Wizard. David Fawkes-trained Noble Drama, the Sunshine Millions Classic winner, has been assigned 120 pounds.

The Coaltown will be contested at a mile.

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