Expert Selections for Gulfstream Mandatory Payout Day – 6/17

Source: Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 could climb as high as $5 million Saturday, or more, due to a mandatory payout.

Saturday’s carryover is $998,088 going into today.

Gulfstream handicappers Ron Nicoletti, Jason Blewitt and Acacia Courtney look at Saturday’s Rainbow 6 sequence.

Ron Nicoletti

We have another exciting and life-altering Rainbow 6 mandatory payout on Saturday with over a $4 million pool expected. My strategy is to always try to find a race where I can ‘single’ a horse so I can add more choices in races that are tougher to handicap.

It starts in Race 6, and I’m going 3 deep in the opening leg with Sunshine Smile, Crazy for Sophia and Go Astray. Race 7 is another wide-open affair, so I’m going 4 deep with Schettino, It’s a Given, my longshot Valoordo and Golden Point. Race 8 is another competitive field, so I’m going 3 deep again with Dardo, Annie’s Big Boy and Haybub. Only 2 deep in Race 9 with Yo No Se and Great Skellig. In Race 10 I’m using 3 selections with Crazy Frank C, Magnanimous Mine and Capital City. Finally in Race 11 my single is multiple graded stakes-placed Enterprising, who should be the odds-on choice in the finale.

Ron’s Rainbow 6 Ticket

Race 6:  1-2-6

Race 7:  1-3-7-9

Race 8:  1-3-7

Race 9:  8-12

Race 10:  3-7-9

Race 11:  3

Total:  $43.20

Acacia Courtney

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will cover Races 6 through 11, and I will use a single in the final race to anchor my ticket. My best bet, Enterprising, shipping in from Churchill Downs where he faced Grade 1 company last time out after notching his multiple graded stakes victories at the Fair Grounds in the two races prior, will face eleven other foes in the nightcap, the Soldier’s Dancer Stakes. He is the class of the field and in excellent form for trainer Mike Maker, plus has leading jockey Tyler Gaffalione aboard, who is also very familiar with this horse.

The Rainbow 6 starts with a maiden special weight event for two-year-old fillies, and I’ll use a first time starter in Crazy for Sofia as well as the horse with experience, Go Astray. Having my single in the finale allows me to use some coverage in the middle of the sequence, as Races 7, 8, and 9 in particular are great betting affairs with lots of potential for value. I will spread the most in Race 7 using five horses, and hope for some better priced winners in the races leading up to my single.

Acacia’s Rainbow 6 Ticket

R6: 2-6

R7: 1-8-9-10-11

R8: 1-4-7

R9: 1-8-11-12

R10: 1-3-9

R11: 3

Cost – $72.00

Jason Blewitt

Two-year-old filly maidens ring in the opening leg of Saturday’s monstrous Rainbow 6 mandatory payout! Only two of the nine fillies entered have raced and a good firster will beat both the experienced Go Astray and Holy Diver.  It doesn’t take a genius to see that trainer Antonio Sano has a very “live” runner in Crazy for Sofia, a Mizzen Mast firster who attracted leading jockey Tyler Gaffalione.  Sunshine Smiles may get some play as well, given her decent worktab and the presence of an excellent two-year-old sire in Katharos.

A big field of 11 awaits players in race 7, a $10,000 claimer on the turf.  Little in the ability department separates the majority of this group.  Lay It Down had little luck at the draw with his 11 post, but his last couple of races have been good and shortening just a touch to 1 1/16 miles should help him.  Vedelago and Golden Point should both run well for excellent barns.

In the eighth, Dardo ran a weird but gigantic race first time out. He chased early, suddenly dropped back mid-turn, and then re-rallied late while very green. Considering he caught an extremely wet track and ran so well in his debut, it’s a little surprising Dardo drops in for $10,000. Still, he’s an obvious must-use and will likely find himself a single in more budget-minded plays. Those looking to use another horse may want to look at Mongolian Dancer. If this gelding is going to show anything, it will be in this race as he goes turf to dirt for a trainer (David Kassen) who excels with that move.

A dozen turf runners are entered in the ninth on the turf and this leg is a must spread! It’s likely worthwhile to use every bit of Malibu’smostwanted, Yo No Se, Czarmo and Great Skellig.

Tough lower-level claimers meet in race 10 at seven furlongs. Let’s Go Ben goes turf to dirt for trainer Keith Bourgeois, who is very dangerous in this spot. Capital City is clearly the gelding to beat, given his current two-race win streak. If he fails to score the hat trick, the aforementioned Let’s Go Ben, Phish Fan and maybe Fenerbahce are dangerous and must-uses.

An unforgettable day of racing and Rainbow 6 sequence closes with race 11, the co-featured Soldier’s Dance on the turf.  Enterprising is likely to start as a big favorite and single for many players given the top connections in his corner and his classy resume. A B-minus level from Enterprising won’t be good enough to get it done here, but anything above that and close to Enterprising’s best makes him too much racehorse to handle for his foes. Single.

Jason’s Rainbow 6: 

R6:   1,2

R7:   8,9,10,11

R8:   1,4

R9:   2,8,11,12

R10: 1,3,5,6,9

R11: 3

Total Cost is $64

Monster-Size Rainbow 6 Pool Heading into Friday

Mandatory Payoff Set for Saturday @ Gulfstream Park

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved at Gulfstream Park Thursday, producing a carryover jackpot of $951,476.94 for Friday’s nine-race program.

The popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for 33 consecutive programs.

Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $1,100.16.

Gulfstream Park grandstand copyright All Star Press 2012The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket sold, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

The Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 4-9, highlighted by an optional claiming turf allowance for fillies and mares at a mile in Race 5. Multiple-stakes winner Temple Fur, who counts stakes scores in the Betsy Ross and Mary Todd among her four career victories over the Gulfstream turf Course, faces seven rivals in the second leg of the Rainbow 6.

There will also be a Super Hi-5 carryover of $10,122.82 heading into Friday’s program.

Mandatory Rainbow 6 Payout Scheduled for Saturday

A mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover pool at Gulfstream Park is scheduled for Saturday. Should Gulfstream’s innovative wager goes unsolved Friday, the pool is expected to swell into the millions.

On mandatory payout days, a single unique ticket with all six winners is not required to take down or share in the carryover jackpot. The entire Rainbow 6 pool is paid out to the holders of tickets with the most winners.

Mandatory payouts are also scheduled for the Late Pick 5 and last Super Hi-5.

The Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 6-11, anchored by the $100,000 Soldier’s Dancer, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for Florida-bred 3-year-olds and up. Multiple graded-stakes winner Mike Maker-trained Enterprising headlines the 12-horse field for the Race 11.

The highly anticipated Rainbow 6 sequence kicks off in Race 6 with a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight event that attracted a field of nine 2-year-old fillies that includes first-time starters saddled by Antonio Sano and Stanley Gold. Sano is scheduled to send out Crazy for Sofia, a daughter of Mizzen Mast who has been working sharply at Gulfstream Park West, while Gold will be represented by Denver, a daughter of Awesome Again. Race 7 will be contested by a well-matched group of 11 $10,000 claimers going 1 1/16 miles on turf. A field of 10 $10,000 maiden claimers has been assembled for Race 8 at six furlongs on the main track. Race 9, a 7 1/2-furlong race for $10,000 claimers on the turf course, is slated to be contested by a field of 12, while a field of 10 will gather for Race 10, a seven-furlong dash for $6,250 claimers.

Gaffalione Continues on a Roll with Three More Winners

Tyler Gaffalione continued to pad his Spring Meet-leading win total with three more wins Thursday, including a late-closing triumph aboard Editorial ($2.80), a half-brother to 2010 Eclipse Award-winning juvenile Uncle Mo, in the fourth race. The Todd Pletcher-trained 3-year-old son of War Chant captured the maiden 7 1/2-furlong maiden special weight event on turf by a neck in in 1:30.50. Gaffalione also scored aboard Battle Tux ($3.80) in the second and Who’s Your Drama ($6.60) in the fifth to push his meet total to 85 and his nation-leading 2017 total of 141 wins.