By Jim Freer
Apprentice Jockey Rayan Gazader notched his first career win on Sunday afternoon, ridding Glotona Again to victory in Gulfstream Park’s seventh race.
Trained by Allen Maragh, Glotona Again, a 3-year-old, stalked the pacesetter Miss Regal Light under Gazader before drawing off down the stretch to win by five lengths. It was Gazader’s 17th professional mount.
Gazader, who is 19, grew up in Miami and on his father’s farm in Ocala.
The race was a $12,500 maiden claimer at six furlongs on dirt for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up. Glotona Again (photo on home page) won in 1:13.84 on the track listed as fast.
*Rich Daddy coasted to an 11-length win over Crazy Frank C in Sunday’s ninth and feature race, at one mile on dirt for 3-year-olds and up. It was an optional claimer with an $18,000 purse.
Emisael Jaramillo rode Rich Daddy, who won in 1:36.91. It was the third win in five starts this year for Rich Daddy, who is trained by Oscar Barboza.
Carryovers on Wednesday
Gulfstream’s next race day will be Wednesday with eight races and first post of 1:15 p.m.
The carryover on the Rainbow 6 will be $29,263.
On the second race, there will be a carryover of $3,046.11 on the Super Hi-5.
On Sunday’s tenth and final race, the winner was 31-1 Calypso Music followed by 8-1 shot Spring Me. There were no Super Hi-5 tickets with the first five finishers in correct order.
Thus, the entire pool on that $1 minimum bet rolls over to the next race with seven or more starters. Wednesday’s first race has just six entrants.
The second race has seven entrants, and will have the Super Hi-5 if there are no scratches. It is a $12,500 claiming race at one mile on dirt for fillies and mares, 3-years-old and up.
Thoughts on the Rainbow 6
Sunday’s Rainbow 6 was like a sandwich. Summers Back at 18-1 won the opening leg fifth race and Calypso Music won the closing leg tenth race.
In between the winners were three favorites, including Rich Daddy, and the 8-1 shot Glotona Again.
The result was that just two Rainbow 6 tickets had all six winners. Both received $18,741.50.
The carryover coming in was $13,199. Bettors added $66,956 to the Rainbow 6 pool
Per the rules on days when there are multiple winning tickets, Gulfstream took out 20 percent of the bet. It divided 56 percent between the two winning tickets and put 24 percent into the carryover.
On Saturday, Gulfstream began a new pool in the Rainbow 6, which is a 20 cent-per combination only bet.
On Friday there was a single-winning ticket and it took down a jackpot of $218,456.30, including a carryover that had grown over nine days. The ticket cost $600 and was purchased at the Prairie Meadows thoroughbred track in Iowa
Sunday’s Pick 5 pool was $115,822, continuing the recent trend of pools above $100,000 on weekend days. The payoff was $1,092.50 for a 50 cent ticket.
As often at Gulfstream, the Rainbow 6 and Late Pick 5 payoffs were impacted by a longshot win in a very hard-to-handicap last race.
It was a $12,500 maiden claimer at five furlongs on turf for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.
There were eleven starters, with no standouts. Bettors were torn between four horses that on paper offered some upside, and a Ronny Werner-trained debut starter with a good workout pattern.
Calypso Music came in with six starts, all on dirt, with one third place finish and two off-the-board finishes—and a recent series of slow workouts for trainer Cecil Paul.
With Jesus Rios riding, Calypso Music took the lead coming out of the turn and went on to beat Spring Me by 3 ¼ lengths.
Gulfstream schedules head-scratching finales like that as inducement for bettors to go deep in the last leg of multi-race bets.
It leaves many of them complaining. But most of the syndicates and take-a-shot small bettors keep coming back for more.
Photo by Lauren King, Gulfstream Park