by Jerry Shottenkirk
November 22, 2019
Players will find it easy to jump into the pool Sunday as Gulfstream Park West heads into the final day of its season with a mandatory payout on the Rainbow 6.
Gulfstream Park West hands the south Florida racing reins back to big sis Gulfstream Park, which begins its Championship Meet next Friday.
Never one to shy away from such things, here’s my suggested tickets, which totals $67.20 for the sequence.
The suggested ticket will be perfect after one race. ALL is the choice in this one, which is a mile race for fillies and mares. These are non-winners of three fraces, and most have been working at it for a while. Some of the runners that are fresh off ‘non-winners of two’ triumphs look just as tough as their more-experienced rivals.
Milkah and Golden Nole will be popular selections in this sequence. Milkah is likely to be short on the board was second against a higher level last out. The biggest hope for those against the Palace Malice filly will be that she will not get her legs fully beneath her going only five furlongs. Her three races on the turf were twice at a mile and once at 7.5 furlongs. She’ll be urged to get into the game earlier. Golden Nole failed last time in a race that came off the turf and was contested in the slop. She has shown excellent speed in turf sprints, and while Milkah will attempt to catch up, this one will be winging in on the front end.
In the sixth, it’s either take a couple or take a bunch. In the interest of keeping the ticket price from getting away from us, the former is the way to go here. Deal With It Duke was third against much better and the question is why he’s dropped to the bottom. This gelding was on the board in allowance race last year at Santa Anita. Cabre didn’t do well in his debut last November, but his three well-spread-out starts this year has been good. He broke his maiden in each fashion and lost photos in his last two. This will be his first try at a mile.
Southern Sea and Eric the Salesman are the two we’re counting on going the 7.5 furlongs on the turf. Southern Sea is in good form with on-the-board finishes in five of his last six and will be in the hunt throughout. He’s not been to the winner’s circle in his last four and is overdue to finish the job again. Eric the Salesman showed interest in his last two but can be very close to the lead throughout this one. He hasn’t won since May but appears to have found a race flow that should work in his favor.
Noncents rarely runs a bad one and has been very consistent while jumping around various class levels, and the daughter of Goldencents will be the one to run down in this seven-furlong sprint for $16,000 claimers. She’s won for $25,000, $35,000 and optional $35,000 levels, was second at this distance last year and fits well here. Shessuchaknockout comes off a win going five furlongs on the turf and broke her maiden on the dirt last year. She’s developed a stalking style recently and can make first move at the leaders. She should be able to get the distance.
A trio of fillies and mares make the ticket in the final leg. Blue Songs, Tennessee Cotton and Tailadios have a good chance to advance from this ‘non-winners of two’ level. Blues Song just missed last out and will be rolling at the end, while Tennessee Cotton just missed by a neck last the time and figures to be a pace factor. Tailadios is a closer and could benefit from a fast pace.
Here’s the suggested play for the Rainbow Six Sunday at Gulfstream Park West:
Race 4) ALL (7 horses)
Race 5) #8 Golden Nole, #9 Milkah.
Race 6) #3 Deal With It Dude, #5 Cabre.
Race 7) #6 Southern Sea, #8 Eric the Salesman.
Race 8) #3 Noncents, #8 Shessuchaknockout.
Race9) #4 Blues Songs, #5 Tennessee Cotton, #7 Tailadios.
20-cent Rainbow Six ticket: ALL (7 horses) with 8-9 with 3-5 with 6-8 with 3-8 with 4-5-7 ($67.20)