Gulfstream Fast and Firm for Thursday

HorseracingFLA Staff Report

Gulfstream Park has a nine-race card on Thursday, with first post of 1:15 p.m.

The dirt track is listed as fast and the turf is listed as firm.

Five races (the odd numbered ones) are scheduled for turf. The Weather Channel forecast is for a ten percent chance of rain in Hallandale Beach where Gulfstream is located.

The featured eighth race is a $44,000 allowance at seven furlongs on dirt for 3-year-olds and up.

Three of the six entrants last raced on July 2 in the Carry Back (Grade 3) at Gulfstream, at seven furlongs on dirt for 3-year-olds.

Bullet Gone Astray, Dream of Me and Li’l Meatball finished third, fourth and sixth respectively in the Carry Back.  Each of those horses won a stakes race in 2015, as two-year-olds.

The other three entrants also have raced in stakes at Gulfstream, without wins.  They are Looks Good, At the  Ready and Phish Fan.

The race is a $35,000 optional claimer. Phish Fan is  the only horse in for a tag.

On Thursday afternoon we will have a preview on our blog

Rainbow 6

On Thursday the carryover is $130,147 on the Rainbow 6 on the fourth through ninth races. It is a 20-cent only bet, per combination.  A ticket can have multiple horses in each race, and thus multiple combinations.

Gulfstream pays out the jackpot of the day’s Rainbow 6 bet (minus 20 percent takeout) only on days when there is just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow six races.

On days with multiple winning tickets, Gulfstream divides 56 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bet  among those tickets and adds 24 percent to the carryover.

Remainder of Week

On Friday, Gulfstream has a ten-race card with first post at 1:15 p.m. and no stakes races

On Saturday, Gulfstream has a 12-race card with first post if 2:45 and no stakes races.

Entries for Sunday will be drawn and released on Thursday afternoon. The Condition Book shows the $75,000 Tangelo Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on dirt for three-year-olds.