By Jim Freer
Harvey Wallbanger, at 29-1, rallied from last place after a half mile and won Saturday’s $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes (Grade 2) at Gulfstream Park.
Harvey Wallbanger beat the late-running Everlast, a 129-1 shot, by a length in the 1 1/16 mile dirt race for 3-year-olds.
Previously unbeaten Maximus Mischief, the 4-5 favorite, finished third by another neck. He was followed by Epic Dreamer, at12-1, and Mihos, at 2-1, in the nine-horse field.
Harvey Wallbanger, in his stakes debut, won in 1:43.69 on the track listed as Fast.
Brian Hernandez Jr. rode Harvey Wallbanger for trainer Ken McPeek and an ownership group headed by Harold Lerner.
The Holy Bull was a first-round points scoring race for spots in the 1 ¼ mile Kentucky Derby (Grade 1) that will be on May 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
Harvey Wallbanger earned ten points. The second through fourth place finishers earned four, two and one points respectively.
Payoffs for $2 bets were: $2,203.40 for the exacta; $12,234 for the trifecta; and $101,248.60 for the superfecta.
*On Sunday, Gulfstream will have a Rainbow 6 carryover of $1,161,266.06
First post is 12:00 p.m. for a 12-race card.
The Rainbow 6 is on races seven through 12, with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:04 p.m.
The carryover has grown because Gulfstream has gone 19 straight race days without the jackpot payoff requirement of just one ticket with the winners of all six Rainbow 6 races.
On Saturday there were 13 tickets with all six winners. Each was paid $21,285.96 on the 20-cent only bet.
Bettors added $494,283 to the Rainbow 6.
Of that Gulfstream took out its standard 20 percent, divided 56 percent among winning tickets and added 24 percent to the carryover.
Harvey Wallbanger Wins Holy Bull at 29-1; Rainbow 6 Carryover Grows Past $1.1 Million