by Jerry Shottenkirk
January 29, 2022
Sunday is a Mandatory Rainbow Six Day at Gulfstream, with the sequence running from races 6-11, and the success of this ticket mostly comes down to the success of a 5-year-old mare named Don’t Get Khozy.
It’s hard not to get cozy with Khozy on your ticket, as she’s the probable favorite in the seventh race.
She’s a single on this $86.40 suggested ticket, and for good reason: She’s in a seven-furlong starter optional claiming race and was second in Gulfstream’s Rampart Stakes two back and third in Tampa Bay Downs’ Wayward Lass last out. She was an easy winner the last time she was at this level and will be difficult to beat. She has the best closing move of any in this race and can make great gains going this distance.
Here's a look at those being used on the ticket:
6th Race (2:35 p.m. ET, maiden special weight)
MESAORIA has had just one start, which is one more than several of these. She made a good run for fourth at Aqueduct in her only attempt. She was far back through the first six furlongs and then began to roll. She ran up into fourth in midstretch and could not sustain the strong bid that got her into that position. She gets Paco Lopez up for this and can probably start her run earlier.
Also on the ticket: Ughrouda, Beside Herself, Public Service.
7th Race (3:08 p.m. ET, starter optional claiming)
DON’T GET KHOZY has made some strides up the class ladder lately and takes a step down into a more comfortable area. She’ll have plenty of speed in front of her, and that’s when she’s at her most dangerous late in the game.
Also on the ticket: None (single).
8th Race (3:38 p.m. ET, maiden special weight)
COLERIDGE wasn’t played and didn’t run much the first time out but he has a couple of works since then, and that one start should give him the advantage over many first time starters. He’s likely to follow a good pace in this two-turn event and can make up ground as he goes along.
Also on the ticket: Bandimere, Mr. Cellular, Flash Frost.
9th Race (4:11 p.m. ET, starter allowance)
FRENCHMEN STREET is perfect in two starts over the Gulfstream Tapeta and finished from off the pace in each. He was outrun in each of those and now draws the inside, which could help his cause early on. Several horses are in good form, and spreading out here is a good way to connect with a good price.
Also on the ticket: Unprecedented, Mister Kelly, Tropicat, City Drifter, Self Taught.
10th Race (4:42 p.m. ET, allowance optional claiming)
MID DAY IMAGE was a gate-to-wire winner of the Claiming Crown Emerald on the turf and most recent was fourth on the Tapeta strip. He returns to grass and should be a big player going a mile.
Also on the ticket: Basquiat, Skyro.
11th Race (5:14 p.m. ET, claiming)
ROCKET JOE COPPER moves from turf to Tapeta, and the surface doesn’t seem to matter. He’s been effective on dirt and grass and seeks his third straight win after winning in the slop and on the turf. He’s had a steady late move and picks up Paco Lopez for the run.
Also on the ticket: Drillomatic.
Gulfstream Park’s 20-cent Rainbow Six:
6) #3 Ughrouda, #7 Beside Herself, #9 Public Service, #10 Mesaoria.
7) #4 Don’t Get Khozy.
8) #1 Bandimere, #6 Flash Frost, #9 Coleridge.
9) #1 Frenchmen Street, #4 Unprecedented, #6 Mister Kelly, #7 Tropicat, #8 City Drifter, #9 Self Taught.
10) #5 Mid Day Image, #6 Basquiat, #8 Skyro.
11) #3 Rocket Joe Copper, #8 Drillomatic.
The ticket: 3-7-9-10 with 4 with 1-6-9 with 1-4-6-7-8-9 with 5-6-8 with 3-8 ($86.40).