Gulfstream Park: Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Has Jackpot Guarantee Of $950,000

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $950,000 Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

Saturday’s 12-race program, which will be highlighted by the $100,000 Suwannee River (G3) and the $100,000 Ladies Turf Sprint, will get underway at 12:10 p.m. ET.

The Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the eighth straight racing day Friday, when multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $5,691.58.

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 7-12, kicked off by a six-furlong maiden special weight race for 3-year-old that attracted a full field of exciting prospects. Bears Watching, a half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner and 2019 Fountain of Youth (G2) victor Code of Honor, is scheduled to make his debut for Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey in the Race 7 Rainbow 6 opener. Rodrick Rodriguez-trained Campeador, a half-brother of 2020 Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) winner Mucho Gusto, is also set to launch his career in the race that will also feature the first starts for Todd Pletcher-trained Dupuis, a son of Distorted Humor who was purchased at auction for $700,000; Saffie Joseph Jr.-trained Collaborate, a $600,000 son of Into Mischief; and Pletcher-trained Democracy, a $400,000 son of Quality Road.

Positively Awesome, the undefeated half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Jackson Bend, is slated to make a return from an 18-month layoff in Race 8, a six-furlong optional claiming allowance for older horses. The Ralph Nicks trainee, who won the first two races of his career at Gulfstream before going to the sideline,  will face five rivals, including Larry Rivelli-trained Tabulator, who won his only start at Gulfstream last year by more than eight lengths; Larry Bates-trained With Verve, who captured last season’s Hutcheson; and Brittany Russell-trained Yodel E. A. Who, who was claimed for $62,500 out of second-place finish behind multiple graded stakes-winning Mischevious Alex last time out.

Race 9, a five-furlong optional claiming allowance on turf, attracted a full field of older horses, including six last-out winners.

Trainer Chad Brown is scheduled to unveil a pair of well-bred, well-connected 3-year-olds in Race 10, a mile maiden special weight event – Shadwell Stables’ Mutasallem, a homebred son of Union Rags, and Juddmonte Farms Inc.’s Higher Quality, a $600,000 son of Tiznow. Pletcher-trained Tallis, a son of Uncle Mo, is also scheduled to debut.

The Ladies Turf Sprint, a five-furlong turf dash for older fillies and mares, will headline the Rainbow 6 sequence in Race 11. Lady’s Island, who successfully defended her Sugar Swirl (G3) title over Gulfstream’s main track last time out, is rated as the 5-2-morning-line favorite in a field of 8. The speedy 7-year-old mare is 1-for-4 on turf, that victory coming in her last turf appearance in October 2019.  Hear My Prayer and Victory Kingdom, who finished first and second, respectively, in the Jan. 1 Abundantia Stakes, are set to clash again Saturday.

The Rainbow sequence will conclude with a six-furlong dash with a full field of $6,250 claimers in Race 12, which many bettors will likely identify as a ‘spread’ race.

The $100,000 Suwannee River (G3), a 1 1/8-mile turf stakes for older fillies and mares, will be renewed leading up to the Rainbow 6 sequence in Race 6. Brown-trained Great Island is favored at 5-2 in the morning line. The 5-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy most recently finished second in the Via Borghese Stakes, won by Always Shopping, who came back to the La Prevoyante (G3) at Gulfstream. Brendan Walsh-trained La Signare, who has been knocking heads with some of the top turf females in the country in recent starts, returns to the Gulfstream turf, over which she won the Sand Springs last season.

There will also be a Super Hi-5 carryover of $2,840.83 heading into Saturday’s card.

WHO’S HOT:  Luis Saez broke out of a rare slump at Gulfstream Park Friday while riding a three-bagger, scoring aboard Ms V Time ($4.60) in Race 2, Bareeqa ($6.80) in Race 6, and Mai Ty One One ($7.80) in Race 9.

Saffie Joseph Jr. saddled a pair of winners, scoring back-to-back with Foxy Belle ($4) in Race 4 and Berhanu ($5.20) in Race 5.

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