Gulfstream Park West (GPW) plans an 10-race card Saturday, first post of 12:30 PM. Last post time is near 5:45 PM.
In Friday’s racing action, 9 races were run, with 4 favorites entered the winners circle. The high odds winner was just 9:1 in the last race, so the payouts were normal for day 21 of the race meet. Handle was a respectable $5.03 million. The first stakes races this meet will be the Cellars Shiraz in race 7, and the Showing Up Stakes in race 9; both carry $75,000 purses. The Cellars Shiraz (3 y/o fillies) lists 8 entries, with Red Rounder at a 5:2 ML favorite, and the Showing up (3 y/o) lists 11 entries with Scraps the favorite at 9:5.
Here are the payoffs on the Friday racing card:
Late Pick 4, $308.10
Late Pick 5, $1,897.70
Late Pick 5 consolation, 4 of 5 paid: $24.35
Rainbow 6, $2,416.32 paid to 25 bettors.
The total pool on the Rainbow 6 was $110,127 as betting interests have picked up as the $300,000 and now $400,000 jackpot levels have been surpassed. Saturday’s carryover is $461,894, with the Pick 6 wager starting in race 5 at about 2:40 PM.
The Super Hi-5 wager also carrys over to $1,875. This wager is a $1.00 minimum bet to
correctly pick the first 5 finishers in order. It should occur in race 1 with 11 starters listed for the 7-1/2 furling turf run.