Gulfstream Friday: Three Maiden 2-YO Races; New Rainbow 6 Pool: Super Hi-5 Carryover

HorseracingFLA Staff Report

A trio of maiden special weight races for 2-year-old are major attractions at Gulfstream Park on Friday.

First post is 1:15 p.m. for the eight-race card.

As of 10:22 a.m. the dirt track and turf course were both listed as good, following heavy rain on Wednesday and Thursday.GulfstreamPark-logo-final_new

The first, fourth and eighth races are scheduled for turf.  The weather forecast for South Florida is for heavy thunderstorms beginning in mid-afternoon.

We will have updates and coverage on our blog.

The races for 2-year-olds are all at five furlongs on dirt: *Third race — $40,000 MSW; Florida-beds, all eight entrants are males

*Fifth race — $55,000 MSW; fillies; eight entrants

*Seventh race — $55,000 MSW; all eight entrants are males

Rainbow 6 Hit on Thursday

There was just one winning ticket on the Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park on Thursday, and it received a jackpot payoff of $24,629.50.

There were six live tickets going into the eighth and final race. Only one of those tickets had Great Euphrates, the horse that won the race at 12-1 odds.

Gulfstream will have a new pool on Friday in the Rainbow 6. The 20-cents per combination bet will be on races three through eight.

On Friday’s first race there will be a Super Hi 5 carryover of $1,685.30.  The bet requires picking a race’s first five finishers in correct order. There were no winning tickets in Thursday’s eighth and final race—thus leading to the carryover.

Saturday Stakes

On Saturday, Gulfstream will have the $75,000 Christmas Past Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on turf for 3-YO fillies that have never won a stakes.

There are eleven entrants, all set to run if the race stays on turf.

Temple Fur, coming off a two-race win streak at Gulfstream, and Sharp Kitten, a recent impressive maiden winner at Gulfstream, are among likely favorites.

The Christmas Past is the ninth race with scheduled post of 5:24 p.m.

First post is 1:15 p.m. for the 11-race Saturday card/