Gulfstream Park: Sunday's Rainbow 6, With Mandatory Payout, Likely To Have Multi-Million-Dollar Pool - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Gulfstream Park: Sunday’s Rainbow 6, With Mandatory Payout, Likely To Have Multi-Million-Dollar Pool

A highly anticipated mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 pool will be held Sunday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot pool stood at $828,941 following Saturday's Pegasus World Cup card, on which the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 17th racing day in a row following a single-ticket jackpot hit for $533,783.63.

The Rainbow 6 jackpot pool is expected to climb into the multi-millions. On mandatory-payout days, the entire Rainbow 6 jackpot pool is paid out to the bettor or bettors with the most winners in the wager's six-race sequence. The 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.

Sunday's Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 6-11, kicked off with a mile starter allowance on turf for older horses that have started for a $50,000 claiming price or lower. A well-matched field of 11 includes Mark Casse-trained My Sea Cottage, who looked sharp romping to a 5 ¾-length front-running victory against $35,000 non-winners-of-2 claimers; and Martin Drexler-trained Meyer, a model of consistency at Woodbine in similar company; and Carlos David Jr.-trained Hashtag No Wonder, a deep closer who would benefit from a contested pace.

An $84,000 maiden special weight race for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles follows in Race 7. Todd Pletcher-trained Tituba, a daughter of Good Magic who is coming off a troubled debut at Churchill Downs, and Shug McGaughey-trained Biloxi Blues, a daughter of Tapit who finished third in her debut at Aqueduct after a bumping start; are prominent contenders in a field of nine.

The $70,000 Gun Runner Starter Handicap for older horses at 1 1/8 miles on Tapeta in Race 8 attracted 10 entrants for what could prove to be a popular 'spread' race.

An $86,000 optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds at six furlongs follows in Race 9.  Patrick Biancone-trained Diamond Cool, from the family of Diamond Oops and Diamond Wow, is rated as the 2-1 morning-line favorite off a sharp 8 ¾-length maiden romp. Daniel Pita-trained English Bob, a dominating debut winner Dec. 23; and Carlos David-trained Dangerous Ride, a multiple stakes-placed son of Lord Nelson who has made seven straight stakes appearances since a debut victory; are also entered.

Jimmy Toner, who is off to a fast start for the Championship Meet, will saddle Traffic Song, a runner-up in his return to Gulfstream, for a start in Race 10, a mile optional claiming allowance for older fillies and mares on turf. Chad Brown-trained Lady Day, who finished third, a length behind Traffic Song in her second U.S. start; Brian Lynch-trained Fast as Flight, who finished a game second in her most recent start at Gulfstream; and John Servis-trained Love In The Air, a multiple Pennsylvania-bred stakes winner; are among a competitive field off nine.

The Rainbow 6 sequence concludes with an $84,000 maiden special weight races at 1 1/16 miles on turf for 3-year-old fillies in Race 11. A full field of 12 includes two debuting daughters of Justify, Jack Sisterson-trained Idle Chatter and Brendan Walsh-trained Fancy. Mark Casse-trained Pedigeek, a daughter of Arrogate who overcame bumping to finish third in his recent debut; Brendan Walsh-trained Sri Lanka, a daughter of Munnings, who finished more than two lengths of Pedigeek while second in her debut; and Jonathan Thomas-trained Mrs. Astor and Fausto Gutierrez-trained Penumbras Maker, second and third, respectively, in a recent maiden race on turf; are among the most promising entrants that have started.

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