Anchored By Fountain Of Youth, Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Pool Guaranteed At $700,000

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $700,000 Saturday Gulfstream Park, where the $300,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) will headline a 14-race program with nine stakes, eight graded. (Race 1 post time is set for 11:30 a.m.)

The popular multi-race wager went unsolved Friday for the fourth straight racing day since a lucky bettor broke the jackpot for $712,824.06 Saturday. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $1,688.00 Friday.

The jackpot pool is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 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.

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 9-14 and will be kicked off by the $200,000 WinStar Gulfstream Park Mile (G2) and completed by the Fountain of Youth, the key prep for the $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby (G1) presented by Hill ‘n Dale at Xalapa.

Shug McGaughey-trained Performer, who captured the Jan. 23 Fred W. Hooper (G3) at Gulfstream, is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in a field of eight older horses in the Gulfstream Park Mile. Danny Gargan-trained Tax, who finished off-the-board in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) after winning the Harlan’s Holiday (G3) impressively, is rated second at 5-2. Steve Budhoo-trained Eye of a Jedi, who finished a neck behind Performer in the Hooper, will return in the Gulfstream Mile.

A 1 1/16-mile optional claiming allowance for older horses on turf, which will be designated as a ‘spread’ race by many bettors, follows in Race 10.

Mark Casse-trained Got Stormy, the popular multiple Grade 1 stakes-winning mare, will make her 2021 debut in the $125,000 Honey Fox (G3) in Race 11. Brendan Walsh-trained Zofelle, who captured the Jan. 23 Marshua’s River (G3) at Gulfstream, will also get considerable support from bettors.

Champion Vequist will be widely viewed as a ‘single’ by many Rainbow 6 bettors when she makes her 2021 debut in the $200,000 Davona Dale (G2) in Race 12. The Butch Reid-trained daughter of Nyquist captured the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Keeneland Nov. 6.

The $125,000 The Very One (G3) in Race 13 will be contested by a very balanced field of older fillies and mares that may well prove to be the most testing leg of the sequence for bettors.

Greatest Honour, a 5 ¾-length winner of the Jan. 30 Holy Bull (G3), is rated as the 8-5 morning-line favorite in the Fountain of Youth, which also attracted Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner Fire At Will, Holy Bull runner-up Tarantino and Swale (G3) winner Drain the Clock in a deep field of 10.

WHO’S HOT: Jose Ortiz ride a pair of winners, scoring aboard Ray Arewethereyet ($4.40) in Race 1 and Thorover ($3) in Race 5.

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