Gulfstream Today: Large Guarantees On Rainbow 6 and Other Multi-Race Bets

By HorseracingFLA Staff

Saturday,  July  11  –  Gulfstream Park will have eleven  races on Saturday, with  first post time of 1:00 p.m.

There will be  no stakes races.  But there will be large guarantees and the prospect  of  some big  payoffs on multi-race bets late in the afternoon.  The featured  ninth race, an  optional  claimer on turf, will  be part of  that mix.

Most  notable is the Rainbow 6, which requires  picking the  winners in  each of the day’s  last six races. Gulfstream  has guaranteed that Saturday’s payout will be  at least $150,000  if there is a single winning ticket.

Gulfstream pays out the full Rainbow 6 pool  (day’s bets plus carryover) only on days when  there is just one ticket with all six winners.

On other days it divides 70 percent of the day’s  Rainbow 6  bet among tickets with six winners and adds the remaining 30 percent  to  the carryover.

Friday was  the sixth straight day on  which there were multiple winners on that 20-cent only  bet, thus  raising the carryover for Saturday to $70,873.

It is likely that  bettors at Gulfstream  and  around the country will wager enough on Saturday to bring the pool up to $150,000.  If not,  Gulfstream will make up the shortfall if there is a single winner.

The Rainbow 6  will start with the sixth race, which  has a  scheduled  post of 3:30 p.m.  The six  races have 66 entrants, including horses that are Main Track Only and those that are Also Eligibles.

On Friday there were multiple Rainbow 6 winning tickets,  with each getting $4,877.28

The Rainbow 6 is 20 cents-only per combination.  A ticket can have multiple horses in each race, and thus  multiple combinations.

For example, a  ticket with two  horses per race has 64  combinations and costs  $12,80.

In addition to the Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot, Gulfstream has guaranteed that Saturday’s pools for both the Late Pick 4 (Races 8-11) and the Pick 5 (Races 7-11) will be at least $50,000.

The featured  ninth race will be a key part of all of the late multi-race bets.

It is a $16,000 optional claimer at 1 1/16  miles on turf for 3-year-olds and up, with a $40,000 purse.

There are  14 entrants,  including two that are  Main Track Only.  There is just a 20 percent forecast of rain in the  Hallandale Beach area this afternoon, indicating the race will stay on the  turf.

My Cowboy and  Browns Gap, both with  early speed, and the late-running Concert Stage  are among likely favorites.

My Cowboy is coming off  an impressive third place finish in the $60,000 King Cugat  Stakes, at 1 1/16 miles on turf for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream on June 20.

He led until deep stretch before being  caught  by the highly regarded My Point Exactly and  by Black  Martino.

My Point Exactly won by a neck  over Black  Martino, with My Cowboy another  neck  behind in third.  The winning time was a fast 1:40.88.

Eddie Castro will  ride My Cowboy today for trainer Monte Thomas.


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