HorseRacingFLA Staff Report
A turf allowance for fillies and mares and three carryovers are the main attractions at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.
First post is 1:15 p.m. for the ten-race card. We will have coverage on our blog.
The carryovers are:
* $2,289.03 in the first race on the Super Hi-5, a $1 minimum bet
* $79,095.79 on the Rainbow 6 on races five through ten, a 20-cent only bet
* $26,233.20 on the Late Pick 5 on races six through ten, a 50-cent minimum bet
The featured fifth race is a one mile allowance on turf for fillies and mares three-years-old and up, with a $43,000 purse and an eight-horse field.
Tearless likely will be one of the favorites even though she is moving up in class.
She has three straight wins, all at one mile on turf at Gulfstream and all with times and speed figures that match up well against the field. Sandra Slivka trains the three-year-old Tearless, a daughter of In Summation.
Tearless has won her races leading at every call. She is in post eight and jockey Eddie Castro will need to hustle her to the front in a race that has several other horses that have shown early speed.
One is Deedeezee, in the four post and making her Gulfstream for trainer Todd Pletcher.
Deedeezee, a three-year-old, is coming off a third place finish on Aug. 27 in a $44,000 allowance at 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Monmouth Park. Edgard Zayas will ride the daughter of Congrats.
Sweet Story and Nurse John could benefit from a fast pace.
Deedeezee is among the first wave of horses that Pletcher has sent down to Palm Beach Downs in Delray Beach to race at Florida tracks during the summer and winter.
Thus far he has had three starters, with no wins and one second place finisher.
*Sunday is the 54th day of Gulfstream’s summer meet.
The meet will end this coming Saturday Oct. 1 with eight stakes races, including the third and final legs in the four divisions of the Florida Sire Stakes Series.
Also on Saturday there will be a mandatory payoff of the Rainbow 6 carryover—even if there are multiple tickets with the winners of all six races.
Gulfstream usually pays out the jackpot—full carryover plus 80 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bet—only when there is just one ticket with all six winners.
On non-mandatory payout days when there are multiple winning tickets, Gulfstream has the 20 percent takeout. It then divides 56 percent of the day’s bet among the winning ticket holders and adds 24 percent to the carryover.