Pletcher Unveils Promising Juvenile Debut Winner; Wednesday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot at $27,438
Dec 4, 2017
American League Jose Altuve Attends Sunday’s Races
Wednesday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot at $27,438
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– WinStar Farm’s Noble Indy debuted with a stunning 8 ¾ -length victory at Gulfstream Park in Sunday’s sixth race, a seven-furlong maiden special weight race for 2-year-olds.
Trained by Todd Pletcher, the son of 2012 Florida Derby (G1) winner Take Charge Indy acted up in the starting gate and had to be reloaded into his outside stall, but he did everything right thereafter. The WinStar homebred went right to the lead under jockey Tyler Gaffalione, withstood mild pressure on the backstretch, and drew off impressively to get the seven furlongs in a sharp 1:22.15.
“That’s a nice horse,” Gaffalione said. “He still a little green. He’s still learning. It’s all coming together. Once it does, I think he’s going to be a very talented horse.”
Pletcher has saddled three of the last four winners of the Florida Derby, including Always Dreaming, who went on to capture the Kentucky Derby (G1) last year, and back-to-back winners Constitution and Materiality in 2014, 2015, respectively. Both Constitution and Materiality were debut winners during the Championship Meet at Gulfstream before going on to win the Florida Derby.
American League MVP Jose Altuve, the second baseman of the World Champion Houston Astros, was in attendance for Sunday’s races and witnessed Noble Indy’s eye-catching debut.
Wednesday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot at $27.438
The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved Sunday, leaving a $27,438 carryover jackpot for Wednesday’s program.
Multiple tickets with five of six winners were each worth $4,349.54.
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 sold, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those betters holding tickets with the most winners while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.