Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Guaranteed at $150,000 for Saturday’s Card
Csaba Returns to Action Saturday in $75,000 Skip Trial Stakes
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Three horses could have helped their backers in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 take down a guaranteed $150,000 carryover jackpot Friday at Gulfstream Park, only to fall victim to a 75-1 long shot in the ninth and last race.
Aragvi (No. 5) pulled off a shocking $152.40 upset under jockey Luca Panici, narrowly defeating favored Tyler’s Wildcat (No. 10), who would have cracked the Rainbow 6 jackpot with a victory. Treasures Image (No. 3) and Mia’s Rocket (No. 5) also fell short of coming through for their Rainbow 6 backers.
No tickets were sold with the winners of the last six races on the card. The Rainbow 6 paid off on five of six winners, each ticket worth $5334.20.
The Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot will again be guaranteed at $150,000 for Saturday’s 11-race program.
The Super Hi-5 in the last race also went unsolved, resulting in a carryover of $9,451.53 for Saturday.
Csaba Returns to Action Saturday in $75,000 Skip Trial
Saturday’s card will be highlighted by the $75,000 Skip Trial, a 1 1/16-mile stakes for 3-year-olds and up on the main track. Csaba, a 5-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy, is scheduled to seek his ninth career stakes victory in a field of eight. Trained by Phil Gleaves for Bruce Hollander and Cary Shapoff, Csaba will make his first start since capturing the Memorial Day Handicap at Calder on May 24.
“We love him. We’ve had him since he was 2 and he’s 5 now. Hopefully, he’s still got a lot of life in him,” said Gleaves, whose trainee has earned more than $625,000.
The Peter Walder-trained duo of Kings Over and Palatine Hill will step into stakes company following their respective easy triumphs at the second-level optional claiming allowance level.
Zayas Expected to Return Saturday
Leading rider Edgard Zayas took off his mounts for the second straight day Friday due to neck and back soreness incurred when he was unseated by his victorious mount after the finish of Sunday’s last race. The 21-year-old jockey returned to the track Friday morning to gallop horses and is planning on returning to action Saturday afternoon, when he scheduled to ride in eight of 11 races.
Who’s Hot: Pedro Monterrey Jr. registered a double with In Rhythm ($11), who was placed first by disqualification in the first, and Massive ($20) in the third.
Rainbow 6 Carryover: $150,000
Super Hi-5 Carryover: $9,451.53