by Gulfstream Park Press Release
April 15, 2021
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A mandatory 20-cent Rainbow 6 payout is set for Saturday’s program at Gulfstream Park, where the pool is expected to swell into the multi-millions should the popular multi-race wager go unsolved Friday.
The Rainbow 6 went unsolved Thursday for the 10th racing day in a row since a mandatory payout on the March 27 Curlin Florida Derby (G1) program. Friday’s Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $800,000. Tickets with all six winners were each worth $31,240.54 Thursday.
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, including full fields and four turf races, with a weekend forecast calling for sunny skies and a negligible chance of rain.
Friday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 4-9 and will also include four highly competitive turf races.
Todd Pletcher-trained Exact will seek his third-straight victory in Race 4 while taking a jump from claiming company into the five-furlong optional claiming starter allowance on turf for 3-year-old fillies. The daughter of Competitive Edge graduated by 4 ¾ lengths in a $16,000 maiden claiming race while going from dirt to turf. She came right back to win a $35,000 claiming race by 4 ¾ lengths in a five-furlong turf dash last time out.
In Race 6, a field of 3-year-olds will contest a five-furlong optional claiming allowance on turf featuring the 2021 debut of Mark Casse-trained Bright Devil. The Irish-bred son of Dark Angel, who broke his maiden at first asking last June at Newmarket, has been unraced since finishing seventh in the Futurity (G3) at Belmont in his U.S. debut Oct. 11.
Grade 1 stakes-placed Kroy will make his first start since joining Carlos David’s stable through a claim in Race 8, a 1 1/16-mile optional claiming allowance for Florida-breds on turf. Kroy, who finished second in the 2017 Mathis Mile (G1) at Del Mar, is coming off a front-running victory in the same condition.
A maiden special weight race for fillies and mares at five furlongs on turf will wrap up the Rainbow 6 sequence. Ralph Nicks-trained Wise Memories, a daughter of Tapit who is scheduled to make her debut, is a half sister to Wickedly Perfect, who captured the 2010 Alcibiades (G1) at Keeneland.
Earlier on Friday’s Program, the 2021 juvenile racing season at Gulfstream will kick off in Race 2, a $65,000 maiden special weight race that attracted four colts and three fillies.