HorseRacingFLA Staff Report
The Thursday feature race at Gulfstream Park is an optional claimer with several fillies and mares that are prepping for stakes races later in the championship meet.
It is the eighth race at 1 1/8 miles on turf for fillies and mares three-years-old and up. Scheduled post is 4:02 p.m.
The purse is $45,000 and the optional claiming price is $62,500. None of the seven entrants are in for the tag.
Elysea’s World, trained by Chad Brown, and Stay the Night, trained by Shug McGaughey, are probable favorites.
We will have coverage on our blog.
There is a ten-race card, with first post of 12:35 p.m. The Rainbow 6 is on races five through ten.
The carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $300,099 following 13 days without the jackpot payoff requirement of just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.
On Saturday, there will be a mandatory payout of the full carryover plus 80 percent of the day’s Rainbow 6 bets—even if there are multiple tickets with all six winners.
Based on previous Rainbow 6 cycles, it is likely that more than $200,000 will be bet on the Rainbow 6 on Thursday. If the carryover extends into Saturday, there is a prospect that $1 million or more will be bet on the Rainbow 6.
The Rainbow 6 is a 20-cent per combination-only bet. Multiple horses can be used in each race, thus setting up a ticket with multiple 20 cent combinations. For example, a ticket with two horses in each race has 64 combinations and costs $12.80.
In the Thursday feature, Elysea’s World is dropping down after running in three Grade 2 turf races at tracks in New York.
Her best finish was second in the 1 1/16 mile Lake George at Saratoga on July 22.
Joel Rosario will ride the 3-year-old Elysea’s World.
The 4-year-old Stay the Night raced in four stakes races in France last year. Her best finish was in the Prix Cleopatre (Group 3) at 1 5/16 miles at Saint Cloud.
She is coming off a second place in a 1 3/16 mile optional claimer at Aqueduct on Nov. 10. Julien Leparoux has the mount.
Brown also will send out the three-year-old Verbouwen. On July 24, she finished third in the 1 1/8 mile Boiling Springs (Grade 3) at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J.
Past performances indicate that Kasuga could be the only horse that will seek the early lead.
Kasuga has been shipped down for the winter from Woodbine in Etobicoke, Ont. Lane Luzzi will ride for trainer Daniel Vella.