By HorseracingFLA Staff
Monday, Aug. 17 — Katie’s Kiss caught Huasca about 20 yards from the wire and went on to win by a half length in Sunday’s $75,000 Summer Winds Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Katie’s Kiss (number 4 in photo above) was ridden by Tyler Gaffalione in the five furlong turf race for 3-year-old fillies. She won in 59.58 seconds, a very slow time for a turf stakes at that distance.
The course was listed as firm throughout the day. But winning times in the day’s four other turf races were a second or more slower than what the winners had run in turf races at Gulfstream earlier this summer.
The win was the first in a stakes for Katie’s Kiss, who is owned by Stonecrest Stables and trained by David Fawkes. She has two wins, two second place finishes and a third place finish in six turf starts at Gulfstream.
The Summer Winds was the first turf race for Huasca, who this year has a win and a second place finish in dirt stakes at Gulfstream.
Katie’s Kiss and Huasca were both 9-5, the lowest prices in the ten-horse field. Their $2 exacta paid $17.00.
Summer Rae (45-1) finished third and Standard Deal(36-1) came in fourth. That led to payoffs of $152.50 on the $1 trifecta and of $1,633.00 on the $1 supertfecta.
Summer Rae led through the slow first quarter of 24.54 seconds Huasca, trained by Efran Loza, Jr.. was four-wide among three other horses that were close to the lead. Katie’s Kiss was in fifth, 1 1/2 lengths behind the lead pack.
Katie’s Kiss swung wide around the turn. By mid-stretch she and Huasca, ridden by Eddie Castro, were separating themselves from the rest of the field. Katie’s Kiss then wore down Huasca for the victory.
“She’s grown,” Fawkes said. “She’s gotten better all the time. She’s gotten smarter about her training. It’s all upside with her.”
Katie’s Kiss is a daughter. of Kantharos. That horse was the leading Florida-based first-year sire in 2014 with 18 winners.
Rainbow 6 Carryover
Gulfstream’s next live race day will be Thursday, when it will have a Rainbow 6 carryover of $271,570.89. And it could be the start of a Rainbow 6 frenzy during the four race days between Thursday and Sunday.
On Thursday there will be ten races with first post time of 1:15 p.m. The Rainbow 6 is on the fifth through tenth races. Those races have 66 entrants, including also eligibles and main track only.
The Rainbow 6 is a 20-cent only per combination bet. A ticket can have multiple horses per race, setting up multiple combinations, For example, a ticket with two horses per race has 64 combinations and costs $12.80. The takeout on the Rainbow 6 is 20 percent.
On Sunday there were five Rainbow 6 tickets with all six winners–each paying $10,839.80.
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 days when there are multiple tickets with six winners, 70 percent of the day’s pool is divided among holders of those tickets and the remaining 30 percent is added to the carryover.
Sunday was the 19th straight race day when there were multiple Rainbow 6 winners. The last day with a single winner was July 16 for a $164,483 payoff.
Wagering on the Rainbow 6 was $96,802 on Thursday. The prospect of a huge jackpot and of high payoffs even on days with multiple winners could attract that much betting again on Thursday
Photo — By Leslie Martin, courtesy of Gulfstream Park.