By HorseracingFLA Staff
Friday, July 17 — Gulfstream Park will have a new Rainbow 6 pool today, along with a feature race that includes the multiple stakes-placed mare Best Behavior.
Today’s first post is 1:00 p.m. for the nine-race card. The Rainbow 6, which requires picking the winners of each of the last six races, will begin with the fourth race.
The featured sixth race is a $62,500 optional claimer at one mile on dirt for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up. The purse is $42,000.
Best Behavior, getting some class relief, is one of seven entrants. She is not in for a tag.
Best Behavior has raced six times this year–all in stakes on dirt at Gulfstream. Her record in those races includes three second place finishes and one third place finish.
She is coming off a second place finish in the $60,000 Barely Even Handicap at one mile at Gulfstream on June 20. She lost by a neck to the highly regarded Little Alexis
Best Behavior, a 5-year-old, is owned by Miller Racing and trained by Marty Wolfson.
Edgard Zayas rode Best Behavior in the Barely Even and is back on board today.
Best Behavior usually races on or near the lead.
Her biggest challenges today could come from Elusive Harmony, who also has early speed, and from Majestic Marquet, who will be racing from off the pace.
The Millers and Wolfson also have entered Maraket Milllie, a late runner who is moving to dirt after making five turf starts at Gulfstream this year.
Her best showings were a win at 1 1/16 miles in a $35,000 optional claimer and a third place finish at 7 1/2 furlongs in a $62,500 optional claimer
On Thursday, there was one winning ticket for the Rainbow 6 and the jackpot payout (day’s bet plus carryover) of $164,483.32.
There were multiple Rainbow 6 winners each of the seven previous race days.
The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only 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 goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool\
On Thursday, seven horses were ‘live’ to crack the jackpot heading into the final race–including eventual winner Blessedwithprayer ($12.80). The six-race sequence was kicked off by Dreaming of Joey ($8) in the fourth, followed by Matar ($8.40), Prayerandasong ($8.60), Spectacular Flash ($7.60) and Goodbyecharlie ($22).
The Rainbow 6 is a 20 cents-only per combination bet. 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.