By Jim Freer and Barry Unterbrink
Kantharos’ Image (1) passed Harry’s Ontheloose (2) in deep stretch and went on to win by three-quarters of a length in the 11th and final race at the Gulfstream Park West meet on Saturday.
The carryover will be $691,990 on Sunday.
The GP West meet, run at Calder in Miami
Gardens, will have nine races with first post at 12:50 p.m
The Rainbow 6 will be on races four to nine, with the sequence set to start at 2:22 p.m.
If Harry’s Ontheloose had won yesterday’s 11th race, there would have been just one ticket with all six winning horses in the the Rainbow 6. That ticket would have taken down a jackpot of approximately $800,000.
Instead, the win by Kantharos’ Image left two tickets with six winners. Both received $65,741.60 on the 20 cents per combination only bet.
Program numbers of the winning horses were 5-3-6-5-5-1.
Other Rainbow 6 and wagering notes:
*Bettors added $206,650 to the Rainbow 6–the most on any day in the current cycle. Twenty-four percent of that was added to the carryover.
*Going into the last race there were 16 live tickets on the Rainbow 6.
* Four tickets had a horse singled in the $16,000 optional claiming raee at five furlongs on turf turf for 3-year-old and up. In addition to Harry’s Ontheloose, the singled horses had program numbers 3, 8 and 10.
Meet sponsor Gulfstream Park pays out the Rainbow 6 jackpot (full carryover plus 80 percent of the day’s new Rainbow 6 bet) only on days when there is just one ticket with all six winners.
So, once again there was excitement in watching a last race at GP West, even if you were not alive in the Rainbow 6.
*Saturday was Millions Preview day, with nine stakes races.
Two of those races had longshot winners, and both were part of the Rainbow 6.
Travy Boy (5) , at 21-1, shot out to the lead and went on to win the sixth race–the Millions Sprint Preview.
Picara (5) at 28-1 won the ninth race–the Filly and mare Turf Preview.
*Betting on the Late Pick 5 was $124,888.
Tickets with five winners made $8,884.90 on a minimum 50 cent bet. Tickets with four winners made $54.35. The number of winning tickets was not readily available.
The Late Pick 5 included Picara’s win, but not Travy Boy’s win/
*Amid intermittent rain, conditions were listed as Fast and Firm throughout the day.
Total handle was $5,530,719.
*GP West held its 2018 Millions Preview Day on Saturday Nov. 10.–with eleven races including the same nine stakes as this year.
Total handle was $6,321,759 on a clear day with Fast and Firm conditions.
The Rainbow 6 was hit by a single winning ticket on the previous day.
Thus, there was a new Rainbow 6 pool with betting of $60,517. Of that, $14,518 was placed into a new carryover.
There were 43 tickets with all six winners and each received $726.92.