Gulfstream Park plans a 12:45 first post today, with a small 10-15% chance of rain expected per the Weather Channel. That’s a relief as 7 of the last 9 racing days saw most of the races taken off-the-turf. Six turf and 6 dirt races are on the card today; with 119 starters listed. All races are either claiming or maiden special weight. Races 3 and 8 are two-year-old runs.
Friday’s Action – Nine races were run with 67 starters amid firm track conditions. Just two favorites entered the winners circle, and a pair of 12:1 and 8:1 wins lifted the late race payouts. No races were off the turf, a welcome sign from the recent rains the past two weeks where 31 of 35 races left the grass track for the dirt.
Here are Friday’s late race payouts.
Late Pick 4 paid: $290.70
Late Pick 5 paid: 18,512.10 (included race 5 win by Blue Majic at 12:1)
Rainbow 6 paid: $11,316.20 to 13 winners.
The Rainbow 6 pool was $278,925, where GP paid out 56% to the multiple RB6 ticket holders.
The carryover on the Rainbow 6 (Pick 6) wager, is at $2,683,444 to be run about 3:52 PM with race #7. The Super Hi-5 was not hit Friday, and that $1 bet will have a $7,909 carryover in race 1 most likely with 9 entries listed.