Rainbow 6 Carryover Pool Guaranteed at $100,000 for Saturday
Multi-Race Sequence Features Two $75,000 Juvenile Stakes
Iroquois Girl Making Big Strides on Gulfstream Park Turf
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 will offer a $100,000 guaranteed carryover jackpot Saturday at Gulfstream Park.
The popular multi-race wager requires a bettor to be the only one holding a ticket with the winners of all six races in order to win the carryover jackpot.
There were multiple ticketholders with Friday’s winning combination of 6-3-2-5-2-1 each cashing for $221.24.
Saturday’s six-race sequence will span races 6 through 11 and will include the $75,000 Birdonthewire Stakes in the ninth and the $75,000 Cassidy Stakes in the 10th, both carded for 5 ½ furlongs. Undefeated Dekabrist, the track-record holder for 4 ½ furlongs, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite in a field of 11 in the first of the back-to-back stakes for 2-year-olds. Dogwood Trail and Naval Command, a pair of promising first-out winners, lead a field of 14 juvenile fillies in the Cassidy.
There will also be a Super Hi 5 Carryover of $8,987.97.
Iroquois Girl Making Big Strides on Gulfstream Turf
Iroquois Girl showed much promise at Gulfstream Park last year when she ran second twice and third once in defeats to next-out winners before going on the shelf for a year. The daughter of Indian Charlie is realizing that promise in her return to action with a switch in surfaces to turf.
The Ralph Nicks-trained 4-year-old filly posted her second straight dominating front-running triumph on turf in Friday’s second race. After breaking her maiden by six lengths on April 27, Iroquois Girl was in full control throughout Friday’s race, scoring by 3 ¾ lengths under Ramsey Zimmerman. She ran five furlongs in 55.93 seconds.
“When you have young horses, you want to try to make them main-track horses. She’s by Indian Charlie,” said Nicks, whose trainee was sent to post as the 1-2 favorite. “She was running against some nice fillies like Calistoga. She wasn’t quite good enough and it took its toll on her. Hopefully, now on the grass, it will be her turn.”
Who’s Hot: Jockeys Ramsey Zimmerman, Edgard Zayas and Eduardo Nunez rode two winners each. Zimmerman scored a double with Iroquois Girl ($3) in the second and Mutasadder ($3.60) in the fifth. Nunez scored a double with Taama ($7.60) in the sixth and Jolena Jo ($9.60) in the eighth while Zayas won aboard Naiguata ($4) and Wilko's Bullet ($4).
Rainbow Six Carryover: $100,000
Super Hi 5 Carryover: $8,987.97.