By HorseracingFLA Staff
Tuesday, July 14 –– “Here’s a 70-1 shocker. Here’s Formal Sunmation, easily,” track announcer Pete Aiello told the Gulfstream Park crowd as the 2-year-olds neared the finish line in Sunday’s seventh race
Formal Summation, a first-time starter, shot out from the 12 hole to the lead and won by 4 3/4 lengths over 5-1 shot Mr. Ellie, It was a $48,000 Maiden Special Weight at five furlongs on dirt.
Indeed, Formal Summation’s victory sent shock waves through the crowd at Gulfstream and around simulcast-ADW land. It set the stage for two big carryovers on Thursday when Gulfstream resumes racing after three dark days.
Formal Summation knocked all but 14 tickets out of the prospect of having all six winners in the Rainbow 6.
Cracking Good Pins at 8-1 won the eighth race, leaving no tickets alive with the first four winners heading
into the final two races/
Then, in the tenth and last race, Simferpool provided another jolt by winning at 25-1..
The longshot wins led to a very rare Gulfstream day–and the first in recent memory–when there were no tickets with all of the winners in each race in the late Pick 4, the Pick 5 or the Rainbow 6.
On Thursday, there will be nine races with first post time of 1:00 p.m.
* Pick 4 — There is no carryover. On Sunday, tickets with three of four winners paid $1,749.70 for a $1 bet. The minimum bet is 50 cents per combination.
* Pick 5 — The carryover is $36,226.74. On Sunday, no one bought a ticket with all five winners. Tickets with four of five winners paid $808.45. The bet is 50 cents minimum per combination:
*Rainbow 6 — The carryover is $109,933 ; It is 20-cents only per combination on the day’s last six races. Two tickets with five out of six winners were each worth $22,754.54..
Sunday was the seventh straight day without a “jackpot” Rainbow 6 payoff for just one 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.
When there are no tickets with six winners, the 70 percent payout is divided among tickets with five winners.
On days when there are tickets with six winners there are no “five of six” consolation payouts.
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.
Sunday provided a reminder of the challenges in handicapping the Rainbow 6
The six races had 65 starters, with no stakes races.
On Thursday the Rainbow 6 will be on the fourth through ninth races. The six races have 59 entrants–a relatively small number for the Rainbow 6. We will have a review on Thursday morning..