Gulfstream: Friday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed At $1.5 Million

Friday’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $1.5 million after going unsolved Thursday at Gulfstream Park.

First race post time Friday is 12:45 p.m.

Two horses were live to take down the popular multi-race wager heading into the Race 9 finale, won by Dancingwithjimmieb ($7.20). Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $26,910.02.

The Rainbow 6 has not been hit in 11 racing days, since a mandatory payout of $31,476.56 May 9.

In the Rainbow 6, the carryover jackpot 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.

Friday’s Rainbow 6 sequence opens in Race 5 with the featured $65,000 maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies sprinting five furlongs on the main track. The 2-1 program favorite is Lets Go Stable’s Deemed Essential, a $125,000 yearling by Grade 2 winner and first crop sire Upstart, ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr. for trainer Todd Pletcher.

Also in the field is debut runner Jill’s a Hot Mess, the first starter for 2016 Jim Dandy (G2) winner Laoban out of the family of two-time champion and Hall of Fame sprinter Housebuster; and Arindel homebred Pretzel, a half-sister to stakes-winner Sweet Khaleesi making her second career start.

Juvenile fillies are also featured in Race 2, a 4 ½-furlong maiden claimer led by 8-5 morning-line favorite Say Cheese, a daughter of Grade 2 winner Adios Charlie making her race debut under Irad Ortiz Jr., and Special Inclusion, the lone starter for 2014 Preakness (G1) show finisher Social Inclusion who ran second in her April 30 unveiling at Gulfstream.

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