Gulfstream Park plans a 12:45 first post today, with rain and thunderstorms expected during most of the racing. There is one stakes races listed. It’s the $100,000 Ginger Punch Stakes, a 1-1/16 mile turf race for Fla.-bred 3 year fillies and mares. Midnight Soiree is the M/L favorite at 5:2. It’s a 2:50 PM start with 11 entries listed, including also-eligibles.
Friday’s racing weather resulted in 2 of 4 races off turf. Just 67 starters ran 9 races, as the rains started in race 4. With the rain and sloppy-sealed track, the favorites had a hard time getting wins. None-the-less, the bettors were lucky in the late races – in number, not dollars! The Rainbow 6 payout below is not a typo!
Here are Friday’s late race payouts.
Late Pick 4 paid: $76.95
Late Pick 5 paid: 550.50
Rainbow 6 paid: $25.74 to about 5,500 winners. The last low-pay here was Jan.24th at $23.22 to about 5,700 bettors. Two of 5 races were Off-Turf then.
The Rainbow 6 pool was $254,878, where GP paid out 56% to the multiple RB6 ticket holders.
The sole carryover is the Rainbow 6 (Pick 6) wager, at $2,402,864 to be run about 3:52 PM with race #7.
Good Luck, and stay dry!