“I’m very excited right now,” Cioffi said. “It’s hard to explain. This is the best horse I’ve ever had.”
Do the Roar drifted out, impeding Herman Van Den Broeck’s Singanothersong, in the Bonita, but he was clear throughout in the Treasure Coast. Sent off at 8-1 in the five-eighths turf contest under Carlos Olivero, the 5-year-old Leroidesanimaux gelding, who pressed the pace last time out, was content to let others lead the way.
Averill Racing’s Noble Prince secured the early lead from the far outside under Edgard Zayas, with Platinum Prince and Guarimbero sitting just off him; Do the Roar ran along comfortably in fifth. After getting the first quarter in :21.50 seconds and the half in 45.04, Platinum Prince appeared to be going comfortably at the top of the stretch, and it seemed as if the sophomore gelding would go wire-to wire on a day when frontrunners were having their way on the turf course. However, Do the Roar loomed large and powered by on the outside. He crossed the wire a half-length in front as El Botas got up along the rail to secure the place over Noble Prince. The final time was 57.31 seconds.
“He’s a very nice horse,” Cioffi said. “He was on top in the last race, but we had some bad luck. He was great today.”
“Last time he was taken down, but it was deserving,” a gracious Ruben Sierra of Just For Fun Stable said. “He did impede the other horse that day. It’s very rewarding that he proved to us today that he wasn’t a fluke, that he’s for real. We’re just very happy.”
Do the Roar returned $18 to win, El Botas paid $7.80 to place, and Noble Prince returned $4.80 to show. Platinum Prince, Singanothersong, Successful Native, Hold On Smokey, Taverni Bay and Guarimbero completed the order of finish.
Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Stands at $41,139.52
After going unsolved for the sixth consecutive racing program following a $2.3 million mandatory payout on Labor Day, the Rainbow 6 carryover grew to $41,139.52 Saturday at Gulfstream Park.
The multiple ticketholders that correctly selected winners of the day’s final six races collected $1,532.92 the winning sequence was 7-5-2-5-9-8.
The 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, 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 popular 20-cent base wager will be offered again Sunday and will consist of the sixth through eleventh races on the program. First post for the card is 1:15 p.m.