Sunday's Super Hi 5 Carryover $54,000, Rainbow 6 Hit for $149,000
Rainbow 6 Guarantee $50,000 Sunday
Tierra Dorada Breaks Maiden
Kaplan-Leyva Win Ohio Derby with East Hall
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - The 20-cent Rainbow Six was successfully hit Saturday when 50-1 Eclipticalswildcat rolled home to a gate-to-wire victory in the day’s final race, a $6,250 claimer run at 5 ½ furlongs on the main track. Eclipticalswildcat paid $106.00 to win.
The winner of the Rainbow Six jackpot received a payday of $149,050.56 for being the only person to correctly select the winners of the day’s final six races. The winning 9-9-5-9-6-12 ticket was purchased on Xpressbet
The Rainbow Six will begin anew Sunday with a $50,000 guaranteed jackpot.
Meanwhile, Sunday's Super Hi 5 Carryover will be $54,480.81.
Tierra Dorada Duels Home to First Career Win
The third time was the charm for Tierra Dorada, who emerged victorious in a strong duel to the wire in Saturday’s eighth race to break her maiden in her third career start.
The 2-year-old filly by Colonel John out of the Tale of the Cat mare K. O. Kitty broke a step slower than Mucho Media to her inside, but she took the lead shortly after reaching the half-mile pole and held off a strong challenge from second-time starter Leap Year Luck in deep stretch. At one point, Leap Year Luck looked as if she would pass Tierra Dorada, but the post-time favorite dug in gamely to get a neck out in front at the wire.
Manoel Cruz piloted Tierra Dorada to victory for trainer Antonio Sano and Secretariat Racing Stable. The freshman filly covered the six-furlong distance in 1:12.2 and paid $4.00 to win.
“She broke on top and looked like the speed in the race, but she was going from 4 ½ (furlongs) to three-quarters (of a mile), so I tried to save her a little,” Cruz explained when describing his trip. “They came after me, but she went to the lead by herself. They pressured her a little bit, but she got the three-quarters nice.”
Tierra Dorada has improved in each of her races, finishing third in her career debut on May 31 before running second to Naval Command, who last week was second in the $75,000 Cassidy Stakes, in the slop on June 21. The filly used those experiences to her advantage and emerged a more mature competitor Saturday.
“She was the fastest horse today,” Cruz said.
Gulfstream Alum East Hall Wins Ohio Derby
Gulfstream-stabled East Hall made the most of a northern road trip when he won the $300,000 Ohio Derby Saturday at Thistledown. Trained by Bill Kaplan, who is based year-round at Gulfstream, East Hall closed furiously in the final furlong from five lengths back to cross the wire a head in front of Jessica’s Star. He covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.22 under jockey Juan Leyva, who also calls Gulfstream home, and paid $20.00 to win.
East Hall was a regular starter during the Champions Meet, running in five races, including the Gulfstream Park Derby, Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2), and the Besilu Florida Derby (G1). The 3-year-old gelding also broke his maiden at Gulfstream and ran second in both the Sir Bear and Quality Road stakes this summer before shipping out to Ohio. The Ohio Derby is the first stakes win of East Hall’s career.
Who’s Hot: Manoel Cruz had a triple on Saturday’s card, riding back-to-back winners in the seventh and eighth races before taking the tenth and featured race, the $75,000 Skip Trial Stakes. Cruz rode the veteran Csaba ($9.40) to the win in the Skip Trial, while Tomei ($4.20) was the winner in the seventh, and Tierra Dorada ($4.00) took the eighth.
Super Hi-Five Carryover: $54,480.81
Rainbow 6: $50,000