Gulfstream West Thursday Racing; 1:15 PM Post

Gulfstream Park West will host an 8 race card again on Thursday, with a first post of 1:15 PM ET. Seventy-two six starters are expected on the card, with 59 of those in the Rainbow 6 sequence of races #3-8. The card includes three turf races (3,6,8), and two year-olds racing in #1,3. There were 8 scratches Wednesday on a good weather day, so we look for that same number Thursday.

The Rainbow 6 jackpot was hit for $19,379, as the pool was $18,291 and the carryover from Monday was $4,754. That’s two jackpots hit in three race days. Only 1 favorite was a win in the last race (#8), but a 12:1 and 9:1 winners must have dwindled the winning vouchers to just one.

We think it’s risky to go deep in this wager, given the small pool and carryovers now. You can win the bet, yet lose if you cannot cover the wager amount. To go ALL for the 44 starters in this wager would cost you $27,216 today, a loss of $8,925 – and that’s before the tax bite. So  you have to be selective.

The late Pick 5 paid $2,958, while the late Pick 4 paid $1,357. Total all-sources handle was $2.4 million.




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