Sunday’s High-Odds Winners Set Up Big Carryovers at Gulfstream on Thursday

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..










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